Gabrielle Union Talks About Combatting Negative Stereotypes Through Black Girls Rock Event

The actress said the event is "the absolute opposite" of the "ratchetness" shown on reality TV.

Last week, BET held its annual Black Girls Rock event in New York City and celebrated the brilliant Black women who continue to inspire us. The Huffington Post's entertainment news series BV 365 caught up with actress Gabrielle Union on the pink carpet and she explained why the event is so empowering.

"It's combating the negative stereotypes that we're bombarded with daily from reality TV shows that show women of color acting crazy and ignorant and celebrating ratchetness," she admitted. "This is the absolute opposite."

Some of the shining stars Black Girls Rock honored included Kerry Washington, Dionne Warwick, Susan Taylor, Alicia Keys, Dr. Hawa Abdi and her daughters, Janelle Monae, and young role models working to make a difference in their own communities. always gives you the latest fashion and beauty trends, tips and news. We are committed to bringing you the best of Black lifestyle and celebrity culture.  
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