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Black Girls Rock

Olympian Proudly Says 'Black Girls Rock' As She Accepts Gold Medal

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.22.2016 | Black Voices

When Brianna Rollins won the gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdles ― leading the United States to the first event sweep in Olympic history ― on...

Black Girls Rock! Founder To Celebrate Black Women In A New Book

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 07.01.2016 | Black Voices

Beverly Bond is all about black sisterhood and, this time, she's showing it by celebrating other phenomenal black women and girls in a new book that i...

Beverly Bond Calls Hillary Clinton's Outreach To Black Women 'Sincere'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.16.2016 | Black Voices

Black Twitter wasn't thrilled with Hillary Clinton's appearance at Black Girls Rock! in April, but the founder of the non-profit, Beverly Bond, believ...

Nev Schulman: Black Girls DO Rock

Evelyn Atieno | Posted 04.08.2016 | Black Voices
Evelyn Atieno

As black women, we have to work ten times harder to even get half of what white women get. Nev's tweet is a constant reminder of just how far we are, but everyday we get closer with award shows such as Black Girls Rock.

Black Girls Rock! Is The Ultimate Celebration Of Sisterhood

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.06.2016 | Black Voices

Black Girls Rock! aired on BET Tuesday night, marking a momentous ceremony that commemorated the best of black girl magic. Black women of all ages s...

Why the World Needs More BLACK GIRLS ROCK!

Sarah Danielle | Posted 04.06.2016 | Black Voices
Sarah Danielle

Since the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! awards show began airing on BET in 2011 it has added a new level of awareness to the brand, what it represents as well as its mission and purpose within our community.

Rihanna And Gladys Knight To Be Honored At BET's 'Black Girls Rock!' Awards

Billboard | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.15.2016 | Black Voices

Rihanna will receive the Rock Star Award at this year’s Black Girls Rock! Awards on BET Networks. This year’s ceremony will be taped April 1 at th...

Erica Campbell Shares the Key to Keeping it Flawless

Angelina Darrisaw | Posted 03.09.2017 | Black Voices
Angelina Darrisaw

Erica Campbell believes in open and honest conversations about beauty. In addition to being a Grammy-winning artist, a social media presence to be reckoned with, and a partner to a new hair venture, she is the mom of a pre-teen. That role requires her to be intentional about discussing image

"Power's" Naturi Naughton Advocates Women First Prioritize Self-Love

Angelina Darrisaw | Posted 02.12.2017 | Black Voices
Angelina Darrisaw

Naturi Naughton is a self-defined hopeless romantic. She blushes with delight as she describes her upcoming Valentine's Day plans. "My boyfriend said ...

Black Girl Magic Rocks Fashion: 5 Ways Chloe Johnston Is Changing the Industry

Ernest Owens | Posted 01.24.2017 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

At a time when the fashion industry remains highly competitive while lacking a strong push for diversity, it's important to acknowledge trends that co...

The Meaning Of #BlackGirlMagic, And How You Can Get Some Of It

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Style

Don't bother trying to look up "Black Girl Magic" in the dictionary, because it isn't there -- at least not yet. But we're sure you've seen or heard t...

First Black Cinderella Cast In NC Theater Is Breaking Barriers

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 12.17.2015 | Black Voices

After 30 years of staging "Cinderella," a North Carolina theater has cast a black actress in the leading role. Destiny Diamond McNeill, a 22-year-old...

Beverly Bond Is Launching Black Girls Rock! Africa

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 12.16.2015 | Black Voices

Beverly Bond made history when she founded Black Girls Rock! in 2006 with the intention of empowering and mentoring black women and girls across the U...

School Made 8-Year-Old Change Out Of Her 'Black Girls Rock' Shirt

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 12.15.2015 | Black Voices - The News for South Mississippi Makiyah-Jae, 8, was forced to change her shirt that read "Black Girls Rock" after the principal at Pop...

Growing Up a Black Girl in Trinidad

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 09.22.2016 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I grew up in Trinidad in the 80s and 90s as a black girl child. To be black in a country that idealizes the curly hair and mixed ethnicity aesthetic, is rough to say the least. I was black to everyone who saw me, which wouldn't bother me if I wasn't treated as less than because of it.

Marvel Reinvents Another Classic Character As A Person Of Color

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices

Marvel Comics has revamped Devil Dinosaur, a classic 1978 comic, and replaced the main character "Moon Boy" with a cooler-than-cool black tee...

10 Reasons Why Black Girls Rock! Matters

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 06.07.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

Given the venomous attitudes towards young Black girls -- Mo'Ne Davis, Quvenzhané Wallis, Sasha and Malia Obama just to name a few -- Black Girls Rock! is more necessary than ever. These girls did absolutely nothing (but be Black) to encounter the kind of hatred

How My White Husband Reminded Me That I'm a Black Girl Who Rocks

Kira Wyatt | Posted 06.07.2015 | Black Voices
Kira Wyatt

I couldn't stop feeling like Black Girls Rock! was doing more than entertaining us. It was bonding us. Halfway into the show, Michelle Obama walked onto the stage and for some reason, I had a visceral reaction. Suddenly, I started remembering moments from my childhood.

Love The Real You: The Case for Self Love

Fatima Scipio | Posted 06.07.2015 | Black Voices
Fatima Scipio

In a society where we are hit with images that range from young girls beating on each other to assaulting our elders, one must wonder and question where is the love? Where is the love for self and those around us?

This Is Why We Still Don't Need #WhiteGirlsRock

Olivia Cole | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Olivia Cole

Part of sisterhood means acknowledging that all of our sisters walk different paths and face unique challenges. One of the challenges we (white women) do not face -- no matter how you cut it: size, shape, ability or education level -- is representation.

All Hail The Pinkett-Smith Family!

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 03.30.2015 | Black Voices

Newark, New Jersey, was the place to be on Saturday, as the most beautiful and brilliant women of color gathered for the 2015 Black Girls Rock event. ...

Not Just a Book: "Legacies, a Guide for Young Black Women in Planning Their Future"

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

The stories in this book are designed to educate and motivate our children of all colors (and even adults) on black heritage, roots and the entire black race.

5 Bloggers Who Are Blogging Better Than You (And Me)

Olivia Cole | Posted 02.11.2014 | Black Voices
Olivia Cole

I wanted to hip you to five amazing women whose blogs you should be reading right now. If you want to improve the contents of your brain, read these women. If you want to improve the brains of the people around you, share their blogs. And don't stop there.

Beverly Bond Responds To #WhiteGirlsRock

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 12.11.2013 | Black Voices

In an exclusive on, Beverly Bond offers her perspective on the #whitegirlsrock hashtag that launched on twitter with accusations of revers...

Why I'm Not Here for #WhiteGirlsRock

Olivia Cole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Olivia Cole

What it comes down to is that black girls are missing representations of themselves in positive contexts. When they turn on the TV, they are missing. When they are looking at the cover of magazines like Vogue and Elle, they are missing.