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As many of you know, I have co-hosted (along with Regina King) the televised award show Black Girls Rock for the last 3 years. But did you also know that the Award show is only one aspect of the organization? Black Girls Rock is a non-profit organization founded by the fabulous Beverly Bond that aims to encourage leadership and empowerment in young black women worldwide. As part the initiative, Beverly has created a summer retreat called the BGR Queens Camp where girls at the top of their class from all over the world are flown to New York to engage in leadership development, civic engagement, and entrepreneurial workshops at Columbia University.  It has proven to be an incredible and life changing 2 weeks for these girls!  Well, this is the 4th year for Queens Camp, and I’m calling on the BGR village to help us raise the money necessary to make this year’s camp affordable for all the girls who have been accepted!

That’s where I (and you) come in!

There are a few ways we can help make this camp a reality for these deserving and beautiful girls: you can buy a Black Girls Rock! shirt or hoodie like the one I’m wearing in the picture above,  or you can donate directly to their Indie Gogo campaign for the Queens Camp. Even something as small as $5 helps to send these girls through a camp that can change their destiny.  You can help make a big change with small change!  Let’s show our support to this incredible program, and show the world that BLACK GIRLS ROCK!

#WhatIWore: Lipstick Edition

So, even though we got some awesome suggestions from my reusable water bottles video, a lot of you were wondering about (in addition to the dangers of plastic and protecting the environment, of course) what lip color I was wearing!  It’s actually three different products, and I demonstrate how to create the lip look in this video. Links to get the products are below!

REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES: YOUR RESPONSES

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful responses to my reusable Water Bottles video! You gave some great suggestions (and awesome info), so here’s a few of my faves! Links are below after the jump, so try ‘em out and tell me what you think!

Funny Or Die: Black Women Run Hollywood

Another funny FUNNY OR DIE! This time with Alfre Woodard, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Loretta Devine, Meagan Good and Retta! “Black Women Run Hollywood—a secret society”. And my crazy self seems to feel very strongly about some mutha f#%€ing cookies!