During and after the brilliant 2013 Black Girls Rock event on Sunday, Nov. 3, some White girls and Black men on Twitter formed a grotesque alliance to silence and shame Black women for celebrating ourselves.

For the fourth year in a row, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! founder and community activist Beverly Bond, joined with Black Entertainment Network (BET) to celebrate the awesome fierceness and the fearless audacity of Black girls and women around the world.

The show featured dynamic women like prima ballerina Misty Copeland, Chicago community organizer and violence interrupter Ameena Matthews, and Queen Latifah, in addition to dozens of celebrity presenters and performers.

Throughout the special, our best and brightest sheroes were honored while the always magnificent duo Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross co-hosted two hours of sizzling, sassy performances that refueled us and reaffirmed that Black girls really do rock.

Apparently, because we were not being recognized in conjunction with White women or for our (often unreciprocated) support of Black men, but boldly and unapologetically honored simply because we are and always have been rock stars, people were mad.

The racist and self-hating trolls couldn’t stand it — not even for two hours.

See some of the predictable Twitter dialogue below:

It has been stated over and over again, many different ways, that White Girls Rock is the default in this country. Expanding privilege is not equality. And it is pathetic, though not surprising, that some Black men showed up and showed out for all the wrong reasons, and some White women wouldn’t understand solidarity even if it was spelled out on the Soul Train board.

Mara Brock Akil stated so eloquently last night: “Black women, even if no one else sees you, I see you…We are worth protecting and we are worth loving.”

Though many attempts are made, nothing and no one can change that fact.

16 thoughts on “#WhiteGirlsRock Trends On Twitter In Response To 2013 ‘Black Girls Rock’

  1. Princess07 on said:

    I just wished they given an award to Tia and Tamera Mowry. The ladies are the epitome of positive role models. They have great heads on their shoulders and you never see or read about them in a negative way. My daughters and I love watching their reality TV show and Instant Mom is a very funny show. When I think of Black Girls Rock, I see these two young ladies.

  2. Daniel Asamota on said:

    This is a very stupid concept from the beginning! blackgirls rock? Hmmph! They need to stop with all this nonsense and address something that bring black people together rather than single out black girls as being something more special than anything else! If black girls rock, why so many of them not married? Lousy wives; lousy mothers; selfish and belligerent, disrespectful, and only concerned about themselves! black girls rock alright; they’ve got rocks in their head!

  3. FIFTY AND PHUNE on said:

    Wow all races have their own channels and they always do that to black folks. Instead of having a separate country music award show let’s incorporate it into the grammy’s. Latinos have a award show where they celebrate themselves and no on says anything. So they come to a Black television show and complaining about a show for black women. I look at prime time television when I get home and white women rock all night.

  4. The program is on BET…duh…Black Entertainment Television. If you don’t like it don’t watch it. For all the black men that joined in the ignorant tyrade….your Mama is Black…smdh. If they want a “White Girls Rock” then so be it! Black Girls Rock!!!!

    • Jiggy5 on said:

      Some do, but the general consensus is, and supported by the masses……head bobbing, finger snapping, loud azz, gold diggin’ . Well, you get the picture

  5. Rhonda Madden on said:

    DON’T HATE……………..APPRECIATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It takes a “GROWM MAN” to LOVE a BLACK WOMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!#PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!

  6. IVORY JET MAG on said:

    WHITE GIRLS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. I find it interesting that white girls and their supporters immediately victimize themselves as inferior, self-conscious, less valued and threatened merely because black girls are celebrated. I don’t believe any laws were changed, any white lives were lost, or any ill will was aimed at white girls during this event. Oh how powerful and transforming is the simple recognition of black girls.

  8. RENO2AC on said:

    BLACK GIRLS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Beverly Bond continue on with the magnificent Black Girls Rock and do not let nobody turn you around. And to all the haters, White girls/people enjoy their rock everyday, so why hate on black talent? A show that is showed once a year and only two hour. Get a LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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