Black Girls Rock!

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Black Girls Rock!
Country United States
First awarded 2006
Television/radio coverage
Network BET

Black Girls Rock! is an annual award show, founded by former DJ and model Beverly Bond, that honors and promotes women of color in different fields involving music, entertainment, medicine, entrepreneurship and visionary aspects; the categorized awards include "The 'Rock Star' Award," "Social Humanitarian," "Who Got Next?," "Living Legend," "Shot Caller," "Trailblazer," "Motivator," "Young, Gifted & Black," "Star Power," and "Visionary." [1] The program also features musical performances by female recording artists in the R&B and Soul music genres.

The show's ceremony made its official debut on the television screen in November 7, 2010 on BET,[2] where it was hosted by actress Nia Long and featured recognitions and musical performances by performers such as SWV, Coko, Raven-Symoné, Keke Palmer, Ruby Dee, Teresa Clarke, Marcelite J. Harris, Iyanla Vanzant, Kelly Price, Keyshia Cole, Marsha Ambrosius, Jill Scott, Ledisi, Keri Hilson, Ciara and Missy Elliott, who was previously honored with the "Creative Visionary" award in 2007.[1][3]

In 2013 the show was shown on BET.[4]

The 2015 event took place at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.[5]

At the 2016 awards show, Hillary Clinton attended and introduced Bond.[6]

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  1. ^ a b Respers, Lisa (6 November 2010). "'Black Girls Rock!' on BET". The Marquee Blog. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Pendleton, Tonya. (2011). "Beverly Bond Shows, Proves that Black Girls Rock" Archived March 31, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM. Retrieved 2012-11-12.
  3. ^ Wolfe, Roman (26 September 2007). "Female Rappers, Executives Honored At Black Girls Rock! Awards". AllHipHop. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Lesley Goldberg. "Beverly Bond Inks New BET Deal for 'Black Girls Rock' Awards (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter, November 18, 2013.
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  6. ^ The Huffington Post. 04/06/2016 Lilly Workneh
  7. ^ a b c Greg, Grouchy (26 September 2007). "Female Rappers, Executives Honored At Black Girls Rock! Awards". Exclusive Hip Hop News, Interviews, Rumors, Rap & Music Videos | Allhiphop. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "Black Girls Rock! Awards Honor Erykah Badu, Pam Grier, Iman and More". 16 December 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Black Girls Rock Awards". 5 May 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g "Nia Long Hosts BET's First Ever 'Black Girls Rock' Tribute to Black Women This Sunday | EURweb". EURweb. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Black Girls Rock! 2011" (PDF). Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f Obenson, Tambay A. "'Black Girls Rock!' 2012 Celebrates, Inspires On Sunday, Nov. 4 At 7pm/ET Exclusively On BET | IndieWire". Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f "BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 2013 honors black women making an impact, airs on BET". Affrodite®. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f "2015 Black Girls Rock Awards Show, Newark". Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "2016 Awards". Retrieved 6 January 2017. 

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