Undeniably, black girls rock and on Tuesday night, BET celebrated just that with its aptly named Black Girls Rock! awards. During the 10th annual ceremony, which was hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross (she opened the show with a magical musical number), stars including Rihanna, Shonda Rhimes, and Amandla Stenberg were honored, each delivering inspiring speeches. Activists Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi, the founders of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, were also given accolades and Hillary Clinton even stopped by, taking a break from the campaign trail to make a brief appearance to speak on the legacy of black women.
Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross host the Black Girls Rock Awards last night. Photo: Getty Images You will be hard-pressed to find an awards show with more posi vibes than Black Girls Rock. The awards, started in 2011 byBlack Girls Rock , a non-profit that empowers and mentors young women of color, honors women in categories like “Shot Caller,” “Living Legend,” and “Change Agent.” With a mix of famous people and “regular” women doing amazing things for their community, and hosted byTracee Ellis Ross and Regina King , the show is two hours of great music, humor, and of course, inspirational women.