Launched in 2006, Black Girls Rock has been celebrating the accomplishments of black women for years.
Founded by former model, DJ, and businesswoman Beverly Bond, the organization’s goal is to empower and mentor young black girls.
And, while its annual awards ceremony kicked off in 2006, it wasn’t until 2007 that things really came together. For the second annual Black Girls Rock Awards the organization honored Missy Elliott, Sylvia Rhone, and DJ Diamond Cuts in front a star-studded crowd.
Here’s what Black Girls Rock looked like 10 years ago.
The DJ Jazzy Joyce Award was given to DJ Diamond Cuts and Sylvia Rhone was honored with the Corporate Award.
Earlier that year, Union starred in Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls alongside Idris Elba, who also made an appearance at the awards show.
Who was making a splash as Sandra Palmer during the sixth season of 24.
Who was riding high from the release of her 2006 debut album Cassie.
Who performed alongside Missy, Timbaland, Ciara, Eve, Fat Man Scoop, Keyshia Cole, and Nelly Furtado at the 4th annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors that year.
Giving us carefree black girl vibes.
Country artist Rissi Palmer and Grammy-nominated singer Emily King performed also.
This man has always been fine.
So many icons in one photo.
Scott-Young would go on to become known as the genius behind Love & Hip Hop, an iconic reality television franchise.
Kick off your shoes and celebrate black girl magic!