This year’s Black Girls Rock was one of my absolute favorites because some Black women were honored that I truly believe deserved to be recognized for their excellence in what it is that they do. Excellence. It is something many strive for but achieved by very few because excellence often times takes a great amount of work. Many of us want to “do” but don’t want to “do the work” necessary to achieve the greatness that we sit in audiences or in our living rooms to view. Most of us may just feel like we can’t withstand the pressure or the sheer nerve that it takes to be great. The comfort zone does not exist when you are standing on stage in front of thousands to perform or stand in a boardroom to pitch a brilliant idea. Achievers like Beyonce and many of her performer peers assume a personality for the stage. We have come to learn that her Alter Ego’s name is “Sasha Fierce”. She assumes an entire persona necessary to take charge and take the stage. In reality, the Alter Ego is probably very much more her actual personality than anything else. You don’t achieve greatness by just being able to perform on stage. A woman like her exude the same type of fierceness and grabs the reigns behind the scene as well.
A look at some of my favorites from “Black Girls Rock”:
Brandy’s performance was amazing and she looked fantastic.
Tracee was the hostess with the mostest. She did a wonderful job, as per usual.
Ok Ms. Rowland. Come through.
Monica and her little baby girl looked like angels.
Danai’s speech was spectacular.
My favorite Bajan lady, Rihanna, told the girls to just be themselves. Message.
Ms. Gladys Knight was honored and she performed a medley of hits. Loved it!
The honorees stood on stage together at the close of the show and Ms. Shonda was beaming.
Can we take a minute to just acknowledge how great Jazmine’s performance was and she is serving face and hair.
We fell in love with Tracee Ellis Ross after we got to know her as Joan Clayton on the hit show “Girlfriends”. Joan was characterized by her zany antics and lush head of curls. We had to bid goodbye to Joan but we got to meet Tracee. Tracee’s Instagram is fun and gives us a peek into the life of one of our favorite actresses. She’s living her life like it’s golden through fun and fitness and she shared some recent pictures from Italy and the gym time paid off. She looks phenomenal!
Her IG Handle: TraceeEllisRoss
Reasons Why We Love Tracee:
Tracee recently shared some vacation pictures from Italy showing off a sun kissed glow.
I shouldn’t envy her backside but I do. Sue me! Forty has never looked so good.
Tracee shares with us that she works hard at the gym to stay fit. She hashtags #redlipfit so that we can work right alongside her.
Tracee has this great head of curly hair and it has become a signature of sorts. She partnered with “Optimum” hair care products a few months back to rep their Amla line.
Tracee and stylist, Johnny Wright talking about the Optimum Amla product line
Tracee will be back on our screens in the Fall with a new ABC sitcom, “Blackish”.