Movies And Specials: 'Black Girls Rock'

Synopsis: Founded by celebrity DJ and philanthropist, Beverly Bond, BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ is a multifaceted movement dedicated to shifting the culture of media images and empowering women and girls. BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, that has been committed to enriching girls through leadership, education, and positive identity development programs since 2006. BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ Inc. builds the self-esteem and self-worth of young women of color by changing their outlook on life, broadening their horizons and providing tools for self-empowerment and efficacy.

The 2013 honorees included: Misty Copeland (Young, Gifted, and Black Award), Ameena Matthews (Community Activist Award), Mara Brock-Akil (Shot Caller Award), Queen Latifah (Rock Star Award), Venus Williams (Star Power Award), Patti Labelle (Living Legend Award), and Marian Wright Edelman (Social Humanitarian Award).

Production Credits:
The televised special, “BLACK GIRLS ROCK! ™” is a BET Networks and B.G.R. Enterprises Inc./ BONDVISION MEDIA production. The executive producers are Beverly Bond, CEO, Founder and Creator of BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™, Stephen Hill, President of Programming, and Connie Orlando, Senior Vice President of Specials, Music and News, and Jane Munn.