2012 The Root 100

Beverly Bond is founder of Black Girls Rock!

  • Influence: 152.7
  • Reach: 9.7
  • Substance: 7.0
  • Media Mentions: 36
  • Internet Mentions: 7060
  • Twitter Followers: 19701
  • Beverly Bond

  • Former model and DJ who founded Black Girls Rock! and produces its annual awards show.
  • Job: DJ and founder of Black Girls Rock!
  • Sector: Community
  • Twitter: @beverlybond
  • Location: New York City
  • Age: 41
  • Bio: With two turntables and a cause, celebrity DJ Beverly Bond created Black Girls Rock! in 2006 as an outlet for teenage girls of color and as a response to the degrading imagery of black women in hip-hop music and videos. She also executive-produces the annual star-studded Black Girls Rock! Awards on BET. The show is entertainment with substance -- a fundraiser honoring "sheroes." Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King will host the 2012 event on Nov. 6.  
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