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 Africa.
Bond made the announcement during a BET Experience Africa event 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 the event. “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.”
According to a press release, Black Girls Rock! Africa will continue to “elevate black women and girls in Africa and beyond.” Bond is also working with organizations to initiate outreach programs throughout the continent and is developing a Pan-African Black Girls Rock! Awards show for the organization’s 10-year anniversary in 2016.
Envision it. Believe in it. Build it! Salute to our amazing + visionary founder/CEO @beverlybond for bringing the #blackgirlsrock movement to Africa! It’s about to go down… We are live in Johannesburg, S.A. at the inaugural #BETXAfrica celebrating all the #blackgirlmagic here and beyond! #bgrafrica #blackexcellence