|Black Girls Rock co-hosts actresses Regina King and Tracy Ellis Ross|
Some hot moms showed up to rock the stage, red carpet, before-and after- parties of the 4th annual Black Girls Rock award show last weekend at the New Jersey Performing Arts center on October 26. The show, founded by former Wilhemena model turned celebrity-DJ Beverly Bond, will air tomorrow on BET Networks! Patti Labelle, Queen Latifah, writer and producer Mara Brock Akil who created the hit acclaimed millennial era show Girlfriends , Venus Williams among others will receive awards for arts, community advocacy and advancing the arts.
The award show was started 4 years ago to respond to and combat the majority negative stereotypes of black women that are pervasive in the media. The name “Black Girls Rock” is meant to elevate, celebrate and inspire others who may absorb and internalize the negative portrayals. It started a t-shirt slogan and turned into an empowerment movement, BET wrote in 2010.
In a 2013 Essence magazine survey of 1500 African American women, most believe that three “types” of black women are pervasive in the media: “Modern Jezebels,” “Baby Mamas,” and “Angry Black Women.” as opposed to inspirational images like “Modern Matriarchs,” “Young Phenoms,” and “Individualists” that can be seen in First Lady Michelle Obama, US Gold medaling gymnast Gabby Douglas and inspirational all-around favorite Solange Knowles, the Grio writes.
Here are some of moms that were among the amazing women celebrated and in attendance during the event, including our favorite type of women: MOMS!
|Twins mom Mariah Carey looked amazing in an Alexander McQueen Resort 2013 embroidered skirt and a black crop top.|
|Gorgeous was the cast of the show Girlfriends including our past bumpwatch mom Golden Brooks and mom Persia White. They are featured with creator Mari Brock Akil, show creator and writer.|
|Founder of Black Girls Rock Foundation Beverly Bond|
|Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Golden Brooks|
|Hudson, who was briefly a Bellyitch Bumpwatch performs|
|During the show which will air tomorrow hosts Regina King (a mom) and Tracy Ellis Ross will werk the stage!|
|Wow! R&B songstress Ledisi rocked the catsuit|
|La La Anthony, former MTV VJ, TV Host, reality TV star, designer & wife of NBA‘s Carmelo Anthony went understated in an Emilio Pucci outfit|
|Oscar-winning actress & singer Jennifer Hudson in a black long sleeve Balmain jacquard mini dress & thigh high Chrisian Louboutin “Mado” lace-up over-the-knee boots|
|Former CNN on-air personality and current Al Jazeera-US correspondent and business woman Soledad O’Brien, who is mom to 4.|
Photos: courtesy BET, Zimbio, Starcast