Black Girls Rock! Founder Announces Book Set for Publication Next Fall

Beverly Bond

Beverly Bond at Black Girls Rock! Awards in 2013

Beverly Bond, founder and executive director of Black Girls Rock!, a non-profit youth empowerment organization created to bring the arts to young women of color, announced this week that she will be publishing a book to be released in fall 2017.

Black Girls Rock!: Celebrating the Power, Beauty, and Brilliance of Black Women aims to bring the creativity, innovative atmosphere, and significance of Black women in our culture and around the world to the fore by combining “powerful photography with inspirational advice,” Bond stated in a press release. “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,” she continued.

The book comes as the latest installment in the DJ and philanthropist’s mission to promote the importance of female leadership, self-esteem, and education. Bond made headlines in December 2015 when she announced the launch of Black Girls Rock! Africa, which expanded the varied media platform to Johannesburg, South Africa this year, celebrating the ten year anniversary of the organization.

Not only does the Black Girls Rock! focus on female youth empowerment, it honors the achievements of trailblazing black women across music, film, and politics in its annual award ceremony of the same name, which airs on BET; this year’s ceremony in April, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, honored actress Danai Gurira, singers Lauryn Hill, Brandy, Gladys Knight (who took home the Living Legend Award), and many other artists.

Bond’s book, which will interpret several forms of media into the literary sphere, spreading the prolific work of women of color worldwide, will be published by Atria Publishing Group.

 

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