Beverly Bond’s BLACK GIRLS ROCK organization has not only empowered girls in New York City, but also around the globe via BET’s yearly award celebration. Now, the famous DJ is taking her movement to the Motherland.
Bond announced the new initiative during the BET’s inaugural BET Experience Africa event, a musical and lifestyle festival held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
“The purpose of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! AFRICA platform is to recognize, support, and celebrate the diversity and dynamism of Black women in Africa and the African Diaspora,” Bond said during a “Genius Talk” with Khanyi Dhlomo and Nikiwe Bikitsha. “BLACK GIRLS ROCK! AFRICA will tap into our growing international market by illuminating the vibrant cultures and valiant narratives of our African sisters who are sheroes and trailblazers.”
Bond founded BLACK GIRLS ROCK in 2006 as a way empower young Black women and girls through a multifaceted movement dedicated to shifting the culture of media images.
According to a press release, “BLACK GIRLS ROCK! AFRICA will be a multi-faceted digital, media, and lifestyle platform that will continue to elevate Black women and girls in Africa and beyond. Bond is currently working with several community-based organizations to spearhead outreach initiatives on the continent and is also collaborating with VIMN Africa/BET Africa to develop a Pan-African BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards show to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! in 2016.”
We can’t wait!