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Black Girls Rock South Africa This Weekend on BET and TopTV

Black Girls Rock! aired on Black Entertainment Television (BET) in the U.S. and the U.K. on Sunday, November 7th, garnering positive results for both the cable network and the nonprofit.
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Black Girls Rock! aired on Black Entertainment Television (BET) in the U.S. and the U.K. on Sunday, November 7th, garnering positive results for both the cable network and the nonprofit.

BET recorded the show last month in the Bronx was stockpiled with A-list African Americans, recognized for their contributions to the arts, entertainment, and human rights on an international level.

The award show honored Ruby Dee as a “Living Legend,” recognizing her professional career as a testament to perseverance and dedication. The Emmy Award winner, who has also been inducted in to the Theatre Hall of Fame, began her acting career at a time when black women in Hollywood were rare. Overcoming all odds, Dee has appeared alongside other notable African Americans such as Bill Cosby, Denzel Washington and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Music-mogul, Missy Elliott accepted the “Visionary” award for pushing the envelope for female rappers in a male-dominant industry. The five-time Grammy Award winner is known for setting trends not only in fashion but also in her unique style music. Elliott also lends a helping hand to the M.A.C. AIDS Fund that supports men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally.

Teresa Clarke, one of the show’s non-entertainment honorees, was deemed a true “Shot Caller,” boasting a J.D., MBA and BA from Harvard University, which helped her establish Africa.com for whom she Chairman and CEO. Clarke founded Africa.com in hopes of changing the way the world views the second largest continent. The former managing director at Goldman Sachs is also the co-founder of Student Sponsorship Programme in South Africa, a non-profit that helps educate low-income students.

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc.
originated as a non-profit in 2006, dedicated to the healthy development of young African women and girls. The organization’s founder and CEO (and Executive Producer of the award show!), Beverly Bond established BGR to mentor young girls to combat negative images of black women in the media.

“Our girls are not being told how amazing they really are or how amazing they really can be, Bond exclaims. “It’s time that we start shouting out to the entire world that ‘we’ Black Girls Rock!”

BGR and BET Networks partnered to unveil “a historic and monumental show to highlight the accomplishments of exceptional women of color who’ve made outstanding contribution in their careers, and who stand as inspirational and positive role models in the communities,” according to BET’s website.

We don’t want to give away all the winners, so make sure you watch BET’s inaugural award show airing in South Africa on Saturday, November 13, at 10 p.m. local time on the new satellite platform, TopTV.


Source: BET.com
 


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