Monday, November 8, 2010

BET's Black Girls ROCK!

Last night Beverly Bond CEO of Black Girls Rock, Inc partnered with BET to put on a show that simply honored black women from every genre of life. I loved the entire show overall. I think it is genius to combat some of the negative imagery our women and especially girls are being fed about themselves daily. Its important not just to combat, but to simply inform. The special honored black women such as the legendary Actress/Writer/Activist Ruby Dee, CEO Teresa Clarke, Raven Symone, KeKe Palmer, & Missy Elliot to name a few. Hosted by the beautiful & equally talented Nia Long, the show was uplifting and inspiring! A highlight for me was the performance of Nina Simone's 4 Women, which you'll prob recognize from the end of Tyler's For Colored Girls movie that just came out if you've seen it.

This song is special to me because I and 3 other girls performed an interpretive dance to it when I was in high school. The song tells the story of 4 different black women and their struggles w/their own identity. It was a captivating dance to a song that most people feel from the moment the first base line drops. BET gathered Marsha Ambrosius, Ledisi, Jill Scott, and Kelly Price to cover Nina Simone's epic original. My part in the dance was 1st.. Aunt Sarah-sang by Kelly Price here, but I must give it to Ledisi... she closed this think OUT! I know Nina Simone was smiling down on that! Check it below!

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