Black Girls Rock aired last night and BET recorded every part of the show in case you missed it like me….watch more! It is with pleasure that I applaud BET for honoring the Legendary Ruby Dee…..when she said “if your lucky enough, you become the legs of the next generation.” Those words are powerful all by itself!
Since 2006, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has been dedicated to the healthy development of young women and girls. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. seeks to build the self-esteem and self-worth of young women of color by changing their outlook on life, broadening their horizons, and helping them to empower themselves.
“I want young black girls to know that they matter,” DJ Beverly Bond shared at a New York press screening of the awards on Tuesday. The celebrity DJ and former model founded the non-profit organization in 2006 to provide mentorship and programs to young black girls, including a DJ academy, college campus tours, a summer camp and poetry workshops. Get you t-shirt and rock with the black girls that rock. It is nice that there are Black Girls that Rock By Honoring the Legendary Ruby Dee.
Ruby Dee was honored with a Living Legend Award at ‘Black Girls Rock’ which also presented awards to other African-American women for their contribution to the community and impact on society. Lynn Whitfield who presented the award to the civil rights activist and iconic actress introduced Ruby Dee as the woman who represents everything that ‘Black Girls Rock’ stands for.
BET’s Debra Lee also said about the show that Ruby Dee’s appearance on the show was something that moved her the most. She said that in spite of being such a huge legend she danced down the red carpet and also had an amusing expression when being honored. Rev. Dr. Iyanla Vanzant, another icon who received the Motivator award also gave an exceptional speech on receiving the honor. She said that Black Girls Rock because they have no other choice. She explained that it was the responsibility of African-American women to rock the community, the society and the world to ensure that their grandmothers did not die in vain.