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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Black Girls Rock!

Beverly Bond founded Black Girls Rock! In 2006 in order to provide positive role models for young girls of color and a sense of empowerment.  This year's Black Girls Rock! Awards show will celebrate actresses and singers, as well as sports figures, political activists, and human rights activists.

Black Girls Rock! strives to “promote positive images of women in media,” but the largest missions by far are the arts and mentoring programs for teens and girls of color.  The programs are diverse, and include such activities as poetry workshops, a DJ academy program, the “Taste the World” program (exposing other cultures through food), college campus tours, and the Queens' Camp for Leadership and Excellence.

For more information on Black Girls Rock! or ways to get involved, visit their website.  The 6th annual Black Girls Rock! Awards show will air in the US on Sunday November 6th on BET Network.  

-Katie Weidmann
Junior Girl
Girl Museum Inc.

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