black girls rock!

Say it Loud: Black Girls Rock
by Jacque Reid

Call it perfect timing. Black Girls Rock makes its television debut this weekend on BET as the public image of black women continues to be dragged through the mud.

It is difficult to miss recent reports, blogs and viral videos exploring why many of us will never marry or even come close to finding a good man, complaining that our standards are way too high and that we have attitude problems, or explaining that our credit is bad.

For the black woman left feeling a bit deflated, what a refreshing surprise to find BET coming to the rescue with the premiere of the Black Girls Rock Awards show. The event honors outstanding women in entertainment, community service and science. This year’s show honors Ruby Dee, Raven-Symone, Missy Elliott, Keke Palmer, Iyanla Vanzant, Teresa Clarke and Major General Marcelite Harris.

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About jennifer williams

Jennifer D. Williams is a writer and professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies. She has published in academic journals and online at, PopMatters, among other sites. Jennifer is currently working on a book that looks at black women's urban literature between the Depression and the civil rights era.

One response to “black girls rock!

  1. Tanya Babae

    Hi Jennifer,

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