Black Women That Rock 2017

 

So I caught the Black Girls Rock special last night and I was so proud! Seeing women that look like me achieve a rare accomplishment, especially from where we started. Their motto is “Celebrating beauty, brilliant and resilience of black women around the world.”

My celeb bae, SZA, started the show out singing Normal Girl, which is one of my favorite songs on the CTRL album.

 

Then one of my favorite actor/actress Taraji P Henson was the host and started off with a few jokes about hair and how she embraces it and is brave about what she does with. She recently just chopped it off and it looks LOVELY on her!

 

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The first award of the night was presented to Yara Shahidi, for the “Young, Black and Gifted.” She is one of the main characters on the show Black-ish, and she recently got a spin-off show called Grown-ish that explores her college life. Coincidentally, she is starting college at Harvard in the Fall of 2018. GO YARA!!!!

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A woman, whom I wasn’t familiar with, name Suzanne Shanks was presented with the Shot Caller award for her work on Wall Street, financing infrastructure projects.  She is the CEO of Siebert Branford Shanks & Co, LLC AND CEO of Siebert Financial Corporation. She is the first black woman to lead a publicly traded financial institution. KUDOS to Ms. Suzanne!!!!

 

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The creator and star of one of my favorite shows Insecure, Issa Rae was presented with the Star Power awards, for her excellent work on Insecure and making it one of the main topics on a Sunday night.

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Lastly, AUNTIE Maxine Waters took the cake with her speech and overall using her platform to be speak up about this “President” of ours.

Here are a few quotes she said last night:

“I am you and you are me. We have power & influence”

“Not only will we resist you but we will impeach you, Mr. President.”

“I don’t care how big you think you are. I care how high you think you are…if you come for me, I’m coming for you!”

YES MA’AM AUNTIE MAXINE!! She says she is reclaiming her time hunny and I aint mad at her!!

ALL of these Black Women Rock!!! Watching these awards gave me a slight boost of confidence and made me realize.. don’t be afraid to be different, being awkward is okay, think for yourself and lastly SPEAK UP!!

 

 

 

 

 

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You Tried Me…Let That Be the Last Time

He tried you, you let him, let it be the last time.

Has he ever called you unattractive then wanted to be in your face because you look good THAT day?

Did he say he wasn’t looking for a relationship but you find out he’s in one, not even a month later?

Did he say you’re not the one for him but yet he couldn’t leave you alone?

Did he say he was only looking for a friendship but still wanted to fuck?

Did he call you a bad mother and say you don’t do anything for y’all kids…but you keep them 5 days out the week compared to his 2 measly days?

Did he call you fat in front of his friends but slide in your DMs later?

Girl…he tried you, you fell for the okey doke and shook that shit off….let that be the last time you shake it off. These men, boys, niggas, whatever you wanna call em, be trying us and we let them sometimes because we like them (at the time). Maybe we let them because we have low self-esteem and will settle for what we can, naw FUCK THAT! When you have low standards and low expectations, you get a low budget nigga. You can do better…so do better.

 

Let that be the last time he tries you, Queen.

✌🏾✌🏾✌🏾

 

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