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NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 02:  (L-R) Actress Regina ...Image by Getty Images via @daylifeFounded by DJ Beverly Bond, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc seeks to build the self-esteem and self-worth of young women of color by changing their outlook on life, broadening their horizons and helping them empower themselves. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. is an organization that takes an active role in being a part of the solution to the crisis facing young women of color.

For the past four years, BGR has enjoyed the opportunity to enrich the lives of girlsfrom 12 to 17 years old through mentorship, arts education, cultural exploration and public service. At BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., young women are offered access to enrichment programs and opportunities that place special emphasis on personal development through the arts and cooperative learning.

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. joined forces with BET to host the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards at the Paradise Theatre in New York City on October 16, 2010. The show highlighted the accomplishments of exceptional women of color who have made significant contributions in their careers and serve as positive role models in their community.

Hosted by the fabulous Nia Long, awardees included Missy Elliott, Keke Palmer, Raven-Simone, Ruby Dee and many more. Performers included Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius, Estelle and Keri Hilson. This year BET is sharing this amazing awards show with its audience. The award show will be televised onSunday, November 7, 2010 at 8pm.

So Sunday night, make it a girls night and enjoy the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards And while you’re watching, think about this….why do you rock??!

Visit to learn more about BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. Visit BET to learn more about the show on Sunday.

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