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Yara Shahidi Is Ready For Black Girls To Be Free

Yara Shahidi Is Ready For Black Girls To Be Free featureYara Shahidi isn’t shy about getting political on stage at an award show. She’ll even find a way to bring politics to the Teen Choice Awards if she gets a chance. The Maxine Waters fangirl has a lot to say, and her acceptance speech at BET’s Black Girls Rock event on Tuesday was another chance for her to sound off.

“I love this room because it is full of love that I can feel. I love this room because it is steeped inspiration and filled with an expectation of greatness,” Yara said as she accepted the “Young Gifted & Black” award.

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Rihanna May Not Be Called A Role Model, But She Thinks She Can Inspire Young Women

Rihanna black girls rock-3Over the weekend, Rihanna attended BET’s Black Girls Rock where she was honored with the Rock Star Award. Wearing a possibly real fur coat, the singer took the winning moment to say what the Black Girls Rock movement means to her. “Thank you so much for celebrating us in a world that doesn’t celebrate us enough,” she said in her acceptance speech.

“Role model is not the title they like to give me…but I think I can inspire a lot of young women to be themselves and that is half the battle. Hopefully one day I’ll be raising my own little black girl who rocks.”

The award show aired on BET last night, with appearances by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Lauryn Hill and Shonda Rhimes.

See photos of Rihanna’s red carpet look and video of her speech below.

(Photo credit: Rihanna Daily Twitter account)

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