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Started by DJ Beverly Bond, The Black Girls Rock! program is an organization to help mentor and guide young girls.  Now in its second year as a televised show on BET hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, last night’s show featured several cool female performers including Mary J. Blige.

Find out what other black girls were rocking out on stage as well as my involvement with the show!

1) First, check me out and see why I think “Black Girls Rock!”

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Watch here: http://www.bet.com/video/blackgirlsrock/2011/exclusives/brg11-mos-final-s1.html

2) Mary J. Blige: The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul reminded everyone why she has that title.

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Mary J. Blige | Getty Images

Along with other hits, she performed her classic “My  Life.”

Watch here: http://www.bet.com/video/blackgirlsrock/2011/performances/bgr11-perf-s5.html

3) Erykah Badu rocked the crowd mixing the hip-hop classic “Planet Rock” with the song “Appletree” from her 1997 debut album “Baduizm.” Pretty fresh, Low Down Loretta Brown …(she has more aliases than rappers)!

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Erykah Badu | Getty Images

Watch here: http://www.bet.com/video/blackgirlsrock/2011/performances/bgr11-perf-s2.html

4) Jill Scott from Philly moved the crowd with her spoken word piece “Womanifesto” and her in your face hit “Hate on Me.”

“I am a grand dame beast!” Yes, you are Ms. Scott. Rock on!

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Jill Scott | Getty Images

Watch here: http://www.bet.com/video/blackgirlsrock/2011/performances/bgr11-perf-s4.html

5) Estelle & Elle Varner both rocked the crowd.  Estelle is about to drop her second album and Elle is a newcomer with a new single featuring J. Cole. Check out both of their videos below:

Elle Varner: “Only Wanna Give It To You”: This debuted on Cannons Countdown a couple of weeks ago. Check her out: 

Estelle: Here is the fly Brit with Rock Rozay. Her new video, “Thank You” will debut soon, so look for it on Cannonscountdown.com: 


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