The 5th Annual Black Girl’s Rock Aired tonight on BET.  The event was filmed on October 17th and hosted by Nia Long.  Black Girls Rock is the Brainchild of  Beverly Bond. 

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.

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. is an organization that takes an active role in being a part of the solution to the crisis facing young women of color. For the past four years, we have enjoyed the opportunity to enrich the lives of girls from 12 to 17 years old through mentorship, arts education, cultural exploration and public service. At BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., young women are offered access to enrichment programs and opportunities that place special emphasis on personal development through the arts and cooperative learning.

Actress/singer/producer Raven Symone received the Young, Gifted & Black award; musical artist Missy Elliott received the Visionary award; actress and singer Keke Palmer was the recipient of the Who Got Next? award; iconic actress Ruby Dee was named a Living Legend; Teresa Clarke, founder of Africa.com, received the Shot Caller award; Major General Marcelite J. Harris, who was the highest ranking woman officer in the Air Force and the the country’s highest ranking African American woman in the Department of Defense, was the recipient of the Trailblazer award; and Rev. Dr. Iyanla Vanzant received the Motivator award.

Malinda Williams was fantabulous!

Jill Scott rocked a new hair style

Keyshia looked wonderful

Recording Artist W. Brown arrives with much Attitude!

Keyshia Cole and Serious Soul Sistah Free!

Recording Artist Shondrelle arriving

Bay Area Artist Ledisi arrived in style.  I just saw her last night at the San Francisco Palace of Fine Art for the SF Jazz Festival.  She was so unbelievably Outstanding, it was ridiculous!  I love her!

Ms Ciara arrives

You are destined to pose like this when you wear this dress

BET CEO Debra Lee

Lynn Whitfield truly ruled the Red (or is that Pink?) Carpet

Major General USAF Marcelite J. Harris

Athlete Michelle Lewis

Tocarra Jones looked beautiful

WTH entrance of the evening: Fred Debrief

BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee, Beverly Bond and Ciara pose with a Guest.

Dr. Michelle Callahan looked great!

Lauren London looks like a totally different girl!  Fabulous anyway!

Journalist April Jordan

 Actors Joyful Drake, Nadine Ellis and Erica Hubbard got cutesy on the Carpet.

Fantasia Performed

Ciara performed

Missy Elliott is honored

Keyshia Cole Performed

Shontrelle performed

Nia Long Hosted

Major General Marcilite J. Harris was honored.

Monica Performed

The Great Ruby Dee is honored

Keke Palmer is honored

W. Brown performed

Jill Scott Performed

Estelle attended

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