I did not know who Mara Brock Akli was before I saw this, and it's a shame, because she really rocks.

This is her acceptance speech at the BET awards, and it's pretty amazing powerful stuff, so I'm gonna shut up and signal-boost here :

For anyone wondering, she's a tv writer and producer. I don't know which year this is from, but it's just been shared on my facebook and no matter how old it is, it still has pertinence. (Even if Shonda Rhimes is awesome and game-changing.)