On Tuesday April 5, 2016, BET aired the 10th annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK! award show which honors black women in entertainment. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the show celebrated stars and activists including Gladys Knight, Shonda Rhimes and Amandla Stenberg.
BLACK GIRLS ROCK! is a mentoring organization that was founded in 2006 by DJ Beverly Bond. In 2010, Bond partnered with BET to broadcast her vision to the world. As the creative and executive producer of the show, Bond has created a platform for women of color to celebrate each other and their accomplishments. Some of the most influential women in the industry attended the show and rejoiced as presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton hit the stage to introduce Bond to the audience.
Let's not forget that Scottie Beam is also a Black girl who rocks. Serving as the digital producer for HOT 97's morning show, Ebro in the Morning, Scottie is leading the new generation in Hip-Hop culture. Scottie has gained a huge following with the help of her #PutYouOnPlaylist. Not only is she charismatic, witty and funny but she is also a true Hip-Hop head.
Watch as Scottie Beam hits the red carpet to speak to Debra Lee and some of the other honorees before festivities began.