NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – APRIL 01: (L-R) Celebrants Rihanna, Shonda Rhimes, Gladys Knight, Danai Gurira, Beverly Bond, Tracee Ellis Ross, Debra Lee, Amanda Steinberg, Alicia Garza and Opall Tometi take the stage at the end of the Black Girls Rock! 2016 show at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on April 1, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Brian Killian/Getty Images)
Last year, First Lady Michelle Obama graced the stage at the prestigious Black Girls Rock ceremony dressed in buff white chiffon. Young girls and women looked at her in astonishment as she gave her best girl power speech, assuring our young girls of their value and strength.
This year, BGR had another squad of powerful, intelligent black women including, the legendary Gladys Knight, Monica, Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan and so many more. As usual, the women of BGR shared some inspiration with the audience to remind them of a woman’s contribution in this society and how important it is to encourage our younger generation of women.
In addition to being a night filled with inspiration, this years’ BGR was also filled with glamour and gorgeous drapes. It is hard to list all of the slay-worthy fits into one post, but here are our PYNK picks of some of our favorite outfits from the evening.
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Singer Monica Brown
Singer Jazmine Sullivan
Inspirational speaker & TV personality, Iylana Vanzant
Actress Teyonah Parris
Actress Tracee Ellis Ross
Actress Tatyana Ali
Singer Corrine Bailey Rae
Founder and Executive Director of BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, Beverly Bond
Singer Justine Skye
Broadcast journalist and TV host Sharon Carpenter
Owner of Fashion Bomb Daily Claire Sulmers (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
Legendary singer Gladys Knight
Singer Andra Day
Director, Writer and Producer, Shonda Rhimes and daughter Harper Rhimes
Motivation Speaker and WEEN founder Valeisha Butterfield
Actress Vicky Jeudy
Event honoree singer Rihanna
Singer Kelly Rowland
Actress/model Eva Marcille