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Michelle Obama to make 1st appearance at BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™

Michelle Obama "BGR" 1st Appearance BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ celebrates its fifth year honoring the triumphs of inspirational Black women who are trailblazers in the areas of art, philanthropy, sports and community service. Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King are back as hosts. BET Networks and BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ Inc. are honored to welcome first lady Michelle Obama to her first BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™”.

This year’s honorees include: Cicely Tyson (Living Legend Award), Ava DuVernay (Shot Caller Award), Dr. Helene D. Gayle (Social Humanitarian Award), Erykah Badu (Rock Star Award), Nadia Lopez (Change Agent Award) and Jada Pinkett Smith (Star Power Award). As part of the first lady’s “Reach Higher” initiative, she will deliver remarks about the value of education.

Beverly Bond, the founder, creator and CEO of BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ says, “I’m thrilled that Mrs. Michelle Obama will be able to join us in celebrating this year’s honorees and our M.A.D. GIRL celebrants — three audacious teenagers who are using their talent and ingenuity to become pioneers in education. BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ works fervently year-round to develop the leaders of tomorrow through arts education, cultural literacy, technology, and group mentoring programs. I am so excited to welcome first lady Michelle Obama, whose Reach Higher initiative encourages young people to pursue and complete their education past high school, to join us here for the first time!”

Tune in to watch “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™” on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, at 7 p.m. EST.

Will you be tuning in on April 5?

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  1. KnutesNiche on March 31, 2015 at 3:13 am

    Hi. I appreciate my president’s wife sharing positive, uplifting thoughts. However I would appreciate her more if Mrs. Obama addressed the REAL concerns many Americans girls have to deal with.

    That problem many children/teens/girls encounter is listening to women like Vivica Fox, Taraji Henson and Wendy Williams glorifying men and teens who write Rap and Hip Hop performance lyrics essentially characterizing their moms, sisters, grandmas and daughter as witches and bhores.

    Don’t believe me, watch a recent YT vid where American celebrities Williams and Henson proclaim their love for a man named PitBull who writes lyrics like this, Search; PitBull lyrics “305 Anthem”.

    Mrs. Obama you are telling girls to make intelligent choices while these same girls are being told by world famed superstars to admire emotionally damaged men who write lyrics disrespecting peaceful people in American communities.

    Mrs. Obama, PLEASE get tough and address the REAL issues affecting many people in ALL American communities!

    Thank you.


    • KnutesNiche on March 31, 2015 at 3:13 am

      Search: “la-et-ms-iheartradio-music-awards-10-most-embarrassing-moments-20150330-story”

      My president’s wife, Mrs. Michelle Obama is telling/imploring American girls to shine, using their intelligence to prosper and become peaceful citizens as well as loving nurturers for their children….

      …while at the same time LA Times music critic Gerrick D. Kennedy is reporting about the iHeartRadio Music Awards:

      …”Rihanna channeled vintage Lil Kim in her new single “Witch Better Have My Money,…” replace the W with B

      …Iggy Azalea being upstaged by her guests. It’s been a rough few months for the Australian rapper, and instead of trying to change the conversation by performing one of the harder, more inspired tracks on “Reclassified” she performed another duet. The safe, Jennifer Hudson-assisted “Trouble” didn’t make much of an impression, apart from Hudson’s sexy cop outfit (and powerhouse voice) and surprise guest Nick Jonas in tight leather pants.”

      Reading the lyrics to Iggy Azalea’ s performances, seeing that Ms. Azalea characterizes her fellow humans in a demeaning manner, often referring to them as less than human, I have to question the character and values of people like Jennifer Hudson who collaborate with Rap or Hip Hop performers who glorify hate and espouse lawlessness.

      The further I look into Rap and Hip Hop culture the more I question the character and emotional stability of it’s performers, and the more my sadness and prejudice for them grows.

      These entertainers are CASHING IN on glorifying the emotional and physical pain many of these performers claim they have experienced…I say this is hogwash. Much of their pain is self-inflicted or inflicted upon these artists by ignorant male and females who embrace this lifestyle for profit and fame…nothing more!

      Jennifer Hudson should be deeply ashamed for using her popularity to boost these sick, damaged, depressed rappers and hip hoppers, treating them like American Royalty, instead of denouncing them for writing lyrics that essentially characterize the girls Mrs. Obama is speaking to as witches and bhores.

      Seems most all of today’s female celebrity role models are infected by the Rap Hip Hop culture.

      Which popular celebrity role models should the American girls Mrs. Obama is speaking to, choose to admire? Are there any role models who espouse peace and respect?

      In his 2015 Grammy award winning rap performance, “I”, Kendrick Lamar reveals, “I’ve been dealing with depression ever since an adolescent.”