Acceptance Speeches: BET’s ‘Black Girls Rock’ 2017 [Videos]

Published: Wednesday 23rd Aug 2017 by Sam

Last night marked the return of BET’s highly anticipated ode to women of color ‘Black Girls Rock.’

Much like its ‘BET Honors’ counterpart, the event enlists some of music’s best and brightest performers to serenade and shine light on women of color who have made impacts on and in their respective personal and professional communities.

The Taraji P. Henson hosted showing honored R&B singer Solange, political force Maxine Waters, Issa Rae, Roberta Flack, Yara Shahidi, and so many more.

Watch all the night’s acceptance speeches below…


Issa Rae

Maxine Waters

Yara Shahidi

Roberta Flack

Dr Njema Frazier

Derrica & Natalie Wilson

Suzanne Shank

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  1. Coolio August 23, 2017

    Yesss i love when black woman uplift each other go girls.
    Black woman are the truth powerful and loyal.
    Yall keep it up.

  2. Lisa August 23, 2017

    Solange CD was the breakthrough, and while it should hav been HUGE, she downplayed the marketing and promotion and did a few shows here and there……It should have received more love. A beautiful set of music.

  3. Fancy BISH August 23, 2017

    Reclaiming MY TIME! lol, yaaaas Auntie Maxine!

  4. ? + ✈ = ? August 23, 2017

    They should have a white women rock awards

    • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler August 23, 2017

      They do. It’s called the MTV awards, Billboard awards, American Music Awards, Country Music awards, Grammys, and Oscar’s…

      • Fancy BISH August 23, 2017


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