2013 The Root 100
 

Beverly Bond is countering negative images of black girls with her eighth annual Black Girls Rock! awards show.

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  • Influence: 167.8
  • Reach: 11.07
  • Substance: 7.1
  • Media Mentions: 46
  • Internet Mentions: 82400
  • Twitter Followers: 30615
  • Beverly Bond

  • Founder of Black Girls Rock!, a youth-empowerment group.
  • Job: Former model, DJ
  • Sector: Community
  • Twitter: @BEVERLYBOND
  • Location: New York City
  • Age: 42
  • Bio:

    Thanks to Beverly Bond no one can deny that black girls do in fact "rock!" Created as a counterbalance to the not-so-positive images teenage girls of color often experience in hip-hop music and videos, Black Girls Rock! is a youth-empowerment organization founded by Bond, a former model and DJ. This November, BET will host the eighth annual Black Girls Rock! Awards, a star-studded event created in collaboration with Bond and BET director of programming Stephen Hill. The awards show is a fundraiser meant to honor women who are making a difference. 

    Visit her website and like her Facebook page.

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