This year Black Girls Rock! Went off without a hitch at NJPAC, where many celebrities showed up in support of our black girls. Several of your faves received awards for their hard work and dedication in our communities, check out the list below
Congresswoman Maxine Walters; reclaimed her time and received an award for all her hard work raising millions of dollars for economic infrastructure and development as well as, HIV/Aids Awareness. She took California Assembly and Congress by storm since the late 1960’s.
Issa Rae received an award for her infectious humor and unique style. She was named on Forbe’s “30 Under 30”, her hit series, and so many other wonderful projects. Lately she’s only been winning and there seems like no one can stop her.
Derrica and Natalie Watson received awards after they started the Black and Missing Foundation Inc. (BAMFI) was created to help locate minorities friends and family that have gone missing. After a tragic incident in 2004 the duo realized that more attention needed to be dedicated and in 2008 BAMFI was launched.With their efforts more than 128 people have been located, in 2012 an annual was Run/Walk Charity event was launched to increase awareness and raise money. This year over $20,00 was raised in efforts to help locate missing minorities.
Roberta Flack received the Living Legend Celebrant Award showing that her hits have touched our hearts across the world. She also created the “The Roberta Flack School of Music” for the Hyde Leadership Charter School.
Solange received an award for embracing everything that truly is black girl magic, with her latest album A Seat at the Table addressing many questions of the past and how we’ll move forward to the future.
Suzanne Shank received an award for being a force to be reckoned with! Suzane co-founded Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., L.L.C., a trillion dollar finance company. Since 1996 her business has skyrocketed, where she sits as CEO and Chairwoman. She has been named the Most Successful African-American Woman on Wall Street! She give back to her local community by mentoring the youth in Detroit!
Yara Shahidi received an award for being young, gifted and black .starring in may commercials and print ads for large companies. Between her projects on televisions and bold social activism, she speaks for everyone!
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