What better way was there to celebrate Easter than by celebrating it with women who rock?

If you missed the epic celebration of Black Girls Rock, empowering women of color you can catch an encore presentation April 7 @7 p/ 6C on the BET network.

Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross & Regina King, the Black Girls Rock awards aired on Easter Sunday  @ 7 P/6 C on the BET network with amazing performances by Ciara, Estelle, Jill Scott,  Faith Evans, Fantasia, and Erykah Badu just to name a few. The celebrants of the night were some of the most bold, black beauties known today. From the Star-Power Jada Pinkett Smith, the Shot Caller Ava Duvernay, the Change Agent Nadia Lopez, the Rock-Star Erykah Badu, the Social Humanitarian Dr. Helene D. Gayle, to the Living Legend Cicely Tyson, all these honorees embody what it means to be a powerful woman of color today. Plus, they all gave a heck of an inspirational speech. And to top it all off, even the First Lady Michelle Obama graced the stage, showing her full support of empowering women of color.

Memorable quotes:

“We are the women that marched from cotton fields to the fields of medicine, politics, law, education and entertainment. We even found ourselves a way to march into the White House as the First Lady of the United States of America.” -Jada Pinkett Smith

“The moment anyone tries to demean or degrade you in any way, you have to know how great you are. No one is going to bother to put you down if you do not affect them.”- Cicely Tyson

“Figure out what you need to do to be the heroine of your own story.”- Ava Duvernay

“The thing that keeps us going is our vitality.”-Erykah Badu

“When girls and women gain a voice, they become empowered. And when that happens, everyone wins.”-Dr. Helene D. Gayle

“…the She that is great, whether recognized or not, is in all of us. She is significant, she is heroic, and she is exquisite.”-Nadia Lopez

“No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are beautiful! You are powerful. You are brilliant. You are funny. Let me tell you: I am so proud of you. My husband, your President, is so proud of you.” – First Lady Michelle Obama

Just incase you’re unaware of what Black Girls Rock is, it is a non-profit organization that mentors and empowers young women of color while encouraging dialogue and analysis of the ways women of color are portrayed in the media.

If you would like to help build the self-esteem and self-worth of young black women by broadening their horizons, changing their outlook on life and helping empower themselves, click on the link below and take action.


"Black Girls Rock!"