Shonda Rhimes, Rihanna, and Amandla Stenberg at Black Girls Rock Photo: Getty Images for BET
Shonda Rhimes, Rihanna, and Amandla Stenberg at Black Girls Rock Photo: Getty Images for BET

Before #BlackGirlMagic, there was Black Girls Rock!, the annual celebration of black women that’s entering into its tenth year. It’s an awards show unlike most: Everyone who crosses the stage is a winner, and the prevailing sense is sisterhood, not competition. This year’s show was hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and honored Rihanna, Gladys Knight, and Shonda Rhimes, among other black women. When it aired Tuesday night on BET, Cut editors Lindsay Peoples and Ashley Weatherford were in the audience. Below, they talk about what the night meant to them.

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