Am I the only one who woke up this morning with “This is why I ROCK!” on repeat in my head? Never before in the history of television have we seen Black women and girls CELEBRATED and uplifted this way. Black Girls Rock! founder Beverly Bond, in partnership with BET, has brought her love and respect for Black women – which by the way has been going strong for years, long before the cameras were rolling – to the masses. I laughed. I cried. I took mental notes. Each honoree’s acceptance speech was heartfelt, tear-filled and packed with quotable moments we’ll carry for years. Here are just a few of my favs
Last Thursday evening Image Activist (and all around fly girl) Michaela Angela Davis hosted the very first installation of her “Free the Girls” conversation series. Michaela sat down with the phenomenal Beverly Bond to chat candidly on the topics of image, beauty, and power.
So, did everyone enjoy Sunday’s Black Girls Rock! premiere as much as I did? I laughed, cried, and loved every inspiring second of it. In fact, I’m still on a high! On the heels of this beautiful moment, Michaela angela Davis is giving us yet another reason to proclaim “black girls rock!” from the mountaintops. Project FREE THE GIRLS is a multi-platform, multi-generational critical community conversation with revolutionary women whose work and lives serve to liberate the image of women. Join Michaela angela Davis and Beverly Bond tomorrow night at the Brooklyn Museum for an empowering discussion you won’t soon forget!
Imagine sitting in a beautiful, historic theater surrounded by a sea of gorgeous women ranging from 10 to 60 (and a few very lucky men). We’re talking all ages, shapes, and beautiful brown hues with every hairstyle and texture imaginable. In true black girl fashion, everyone is dressed to the nines as we entered the Paradise Theatre in the Bronx prepared for greatness. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! had us laughing, crying, dancing in our seats, and celebrating the brilliance of black woman across the globe. Grab your girls, grab some tissue and tune in to BET on November 6th at 8 p.m. EST for a night of sisterhood and empowerment you won’t soon forget!
Spring is upon us and flowers are growing in Brooklyn! Not the type of flowers you’re assuming, I’m sure. The flowers I speak of are beautiful young women of color who are blossoming into tomorrow’s leaders. This Saturday at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, approximately 125 high school girls from the New York area gathered for the day-long Sista 2 Sista Summit focused on the empowerment of women. The students were blessed with an inspiring day of panel discussions, workshops and live entertainment, centered around self-awareness, self-appreciation and self-actualization
If you haven’t been hearing all of the buzz surrounding the November 7th world premiere of Black Girls Rock! then all I can say is, pay attention closely. Tomorrow night at 8 p.m. EST, BET is joining forces with Fly Female Entrepreneur and world-class DJ, Beverly Bond, to present Black Girls Rock! A celebration of
So, do you have plans for this Sunday afternoon? The lovely ladies of Brooklyn-based community arts organization, DOPE SWAN, are joining forces with Danny Simmons’ Corridor Gallery to host “Brooklyn Influence.” A photographic memoir of 2008′s “A Great Day in Brooklyn” and “Another Great Day in Brooklyn,” a “Brooklyn Influence” features the work of renowned
Fly Female Entrepreneur: Lisa Price, Carol’s Daughter Just in time for the ESSENCE Music Festival, Carol’s Daughter will be opening its fifth annual Pop-Up Store in New Orleans. From July 1st to July 5th, Carol’s Daughter fans will be able to shop their favorite store in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans.