This Sunday, celebrity DJ and former model Beverly Bond and friends celebrates the power of young Black women when her special, Black Girls Rock–an awards show based on her organization of the same name, airs on BET. With host Nia Long, performances from artists like Keyshia Cole and Monica, awardees including Ruby Dee and Raven Symone, it promises to be a dynamic and moving evening.
We asked the on-the go Bond, who founded the organizaiton in 2006 to empower adolescents and teens to expand their minds via the arts, to email us 10 reasons why she thinks Black girls rock. Here’s what she had to say!
Black girls rock…
…because we are the descendents of Queens
…because we understand sisterhood + intergenerational connectivity.
…because of the way we walk, the way we talk, & our swagger!
…because our hair is happy and it reaches towards the heavens!
…because we come in many shades and ‘many styles, many styles’ (to be sung like A Tribe Called Quest song) :)
…because our native soil is called the MOTHERland
…because we put GOD first!
…because we have a rhythm that is often imitated but never duplicated.
…because we are the blueprint for designer lips and hips
…because we are the mothers of humanity
…because on November 7th Black Girls around the world will stand united to celebrate our greatness and reclaim our crown!