Check Out Highlights From BET's Black Girls Rock!

BET premiered their annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Award Show last night. The event celebrated six phenomenal women who represent the universal power, beauty, talent and humanity of Black girls all around the world. With performances from Jill Scott, Fantasia, Faith Evans, Lalah Hathaway and a special message from First Lady Michelle Obama, this must-see event will inspire the “rockin’ black girl” in every viewer! The event celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women. Those honored included Jada Pinkett Smith, Erykah Badu, Cicely Tyson, “Selma” director Ava DuVernay, educator Nadia Lopez and Dr. Helene D. Gayle, president and CEO of CARE USA, a humanitarian organization. Smith implored black women to celebrate and be aware of their own strength. Tyson spoke to the resiliency of black women as she accepted her legacy award. DuVernay, whose civil rights drama “Selma” received an Academy Award nomination, implored women to “figure out what you need to do to be the heroine of your own story.”

Check out highlights from the show below!

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