Black Girls Rock! Celebrating the Power, Beauty and Brilliance of Black Women Beverly Bond
Black Girls Rock! Celebrating the Power, Beauty and Brilliance of Black Women will combine powerful photography with inspirational advice, original poetry, and affirmations to showcase the complexity, dynamism, achievements and diverse cultural traditions of Black women from around the world.
“I am incredibly excited to work with Dawn Davis and 37 INK to extend the empowering BLACK GIRLS ROCK! message to those who treasure books. This book will affirm, elevate and celebrate the unique narratives and rich experiences of Black women and girls around the world for generations to come.” says Beverly Bond.
"Beverly is a real visionary who has created not just an award show, not just a brand but an inspirational and aspirational mantra that holistically celebrates BLACK GIRL MAGIC,” says Dawn Davis. “From millennials to baby boomers and beyond, her book is going to help our communities affirm and heal. I think of it as an I Dream a World for our time."
Beverly Bond is an entrepreneur, television producer, celebrity DJ, cultural curator and social innovator. She created the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards in 2006 to celebrate the excellence and dynamism of Black women across sectors and to counter the culture of negative media messages directed toward women of color. In 2010, Bond took the award show to BET to share its empowering message on a worldwide stage. Bond’s multifaceted global platform now reaches over 15 million viewers annually, has garnered over a half billion media impressions and is the recipient of two NAACP Image Awards and a Gracie Award. Beverly Bond also founded Black Girls Rock! Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that encourages positive identity development of Black girls and offers tools to reaffirm their value, self-esteem and self-worth. Black Girls Rock! Inc. serves girls ages 13-17 through arts, technology, cultural literacy, civic engagement and leadership development programs. Bond’s work as a thought leader has earned her a number of prestigious recognitions: Ebony magazine has listed Bond amongst its Power 100 list of “Most Influential Blacks In America,” placing her in the company of such notables as President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Queen Latifah, Beyonce, Dr. Cornel West and many others. Bond has shown a niche for success as she’s crafted a winning blueprint for women’s empowerment. Her work stretches far beyond ordinary boundaries — and is a true testament to reaching for the stars.
Simon & Schuster's 37 INK/Atria will publish the book in Fall 2017.