Sunday night (Feb 11) BET held their first ever Social Awards, saluting all of our favorite social media influences. While the show was just okay Amanda Seals spoken word was everything!
(Feel free to repost) #BlackGirlMagic By: Amanda Seales First of all We make this look easy Us black girls with all kindsa curls Smellin a cocoa butter Out here every damn day savin the world. Time and time again We find the ways and means Between packing lunches, planning launches, and *act out* patting weaves To get information And stay in FORMATION, “Girl you heard what they’re sayin?” “Ain’t no games to be playin”. So we show up And show out And Turn up And, “turn this motha out” And flip it And Yasssss biiihhhh Throw sideyes Gather Get folks all the way together With edges still in place Skin defying time and space They call it magic cuz ain’t no way to explain our *sing* “amazing grace” How sweet the sound Of a black girl’s point of a view Knowing that nobody does it like we do, boo Pride in our power Strength in our strides You can attempt to imitate But soul you cannot buy. We work twice as hard And must be twice as perfect, Purveyors of potent truths We deliver in small doses Cuz folks is, shook when she’s movin “OH NO, IT’S ANOTHER ANGRY BLACK WOMAN!” Bump that We’re not hostile, We’re passionate; Clappin back is our way of declaring (claps) we aint havin it They go low, we go high They say no, we defy They didn’t want us to read Kept us out of libraries they built Now we are the biggest buyers of books So, we can read you for filth!!! Our magic is in our love and tears Our fears and our flyness Our sistahoods and insecurities Our ride or, don’t even try it. We are not the one, And still we rise, This is for colored girls who’ve considered gettin your life and are RECLAIMING OUR TIME
If you missed out here are your winners...
Issa Wave: Kash Doll
LMAO!: Blame It On Kway
Clapback: Jess Hilarious
Social Verified: DC Youngfly
Social Movement: Women’s March
Social Hustle: Kendall Kyndall
Best Tea: The Shade Room
Baewatch: Remy Ma & PapooseBest
Podcast: The Joe Budden Podcast
Mood Af: Issa Rae “I’m just rooting for everyone black."
There were other awards but a winner was never announced.