Actress Ruby Dee Gets Award At Black Girls Rock Ceremony
This is the Fifth Annual Black Girls Rock ceremony is awarded actress Ruby Dee the Living Legend Award.
“It’s times like these that I come to understand and appreciate profoundly the empowerment and promise, the responsibility in being deemed a legend,” she said after receiving the award.
Ruby had to fight racism in her career.
She born in Harlem and She finished her high school and graduate from Hunter College with duel degrees of language in French and Spanish.
She still has a membership in the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority its amazing.
PR Newswiretells us: The iconic Ruby Dee was the recipient of the Living Legend Award and was introduced by the exquisite Lynn Whitfield. “She represents everything BLACK GIRLS ROCK!(TM) stands for,” Whitfield added.
Media Newswirereported other winners: She was honored along with other great artists including Raven-Symone, Missy Elliott, Rev. Dr. Iyanla Vanzant, and Teresa Clarke.
Black Girls Rock! was founded by Beverly Bond. She is also the producer and CEO.
Beverly started Black Girls Rock! to give recognition to black women in the media industry.
BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Was the first ever televised tribute to black women, celebrating the lives, work and influence of black women in the media’s eye.
“This historic partnership with BET marks the beginning of an empowerment movement for women of color across the world because Black Girls Rock all over the world. Our girls are not being told how amazing they really are or how amazing they really can be. It is time that we start telling them. It is time that we start shouting out to the entire world that ‘We’ Black Girls Rock!”