Events

Calling All Flawless Beauties!

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! has teamed up with AMBI Skincare to celebrate those special women who go above and beyond whether it’s volunteering, lending an ear, or providing daily inspiration and motivation! She could be your next door neighbor, a colleague, a family member, or even yourself! Whoever its is, she truly embodies a flawless beauty not only on the outside, but on the inside too.

The final winner will receive:

  • Tickets to the 2010 BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards
  • $1,000 spending spree
  • Transportation and hotel
  • Dinner at a trendy restaurant
  • A year’s supply of AMBI products

Please head to WWW.FLAWLESSBEAUTYCONTEST.COM now to nominate the flawless beauty in YOUR life!!


Help Haiti This Thursday

Come out this Thursday January, 21 to help BLACK GIRLS ROCK! support Haiti. The proceeds will benefit Doctors without Borders & The Lambi Fund of Haiti.


United Way Honors BLACK GIRLS ROCK!’s Beverly Bond

United Way’s Young Leaders Council is thrilled to honor philanthropist Beverly Bond at the 2nd Annual Red Carpet Soiréeth at the New York Renaissance Hotel. Bond will be honored for her foundation, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., which she started over four years ago in an effort to mitigate the negative images of young women in the media and create a platform for programs and workshops focused on self esteem and confidence building. Her foundation is making great strides on a national level to impact change and raise the standard of how young women are represented in media.

Not unlike other nonprofits with young professional affinity groups, United Way is recognizing the need to cultivate and nurture the next wave of donors in New York City. The old guard of giving based on legacy relationships with C-suite executives of retirement age is slowly becoming a thing of the past. The new guard of philanthropists and donors are relatively younger and more savvy with an understanding of how to navigate the social entrepreneurial terrain. One of the more novel ways the Young Leaders Council is reaching younger donors, leveraging advocacy efforts, and encouraging the viral spread of philanthropy is through the “Give 10 Tell 10″ campaign.

Members of the Young Leaders Council represent over 1000 young professionals who volunteer, advocate, and fundraise to support at-risk high school students in United Way’s Focus Forward program. With the New York City Department of Education announcing over $400 million in budget cuts for 2010, it is imperative programs such as Focus Forward continue to exist as a safety net for at-risk students that have fallen through the cracks.

Please join the Young Leaders Council on December 12th at the Red Carpet Soirée to raise money for future young leaders in our community. You will have the opportunity to celebrate the success of New York philanthropist Beverly Bond and be part of a movement to advance the spirit of giving among young professionals in New York City. Beverly will be spinning the first set of the night as well. This will be a night of fun and philanthropy!

Purchase your tickets here. http://www.unitedwaynyc.org/redcarpet_09/

–United Way Young Leaders Council press release–


Help Us Win $25,000 From Chase Bank!!

Chase Bank has pledged to donate a total of $5 million to different charities all over the country and Chase Community Giving wants people like YOU to choose what charities should be chosen to receive such a momentous reward for their contributions and work. Chase has created a fast, easy, painless but powerful way for you to make a huge difference, but we we need YOUR support!

If we reach our goal of 2,000 votes by this Friday, December 11th, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. will be awarded a donation of $25,000! So we need you, all of your friends, and all of your friends’ friends to place their votes here: http://bit.ly/1MQLtu! We can definitely win this with your help.

Since 2006, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has been dedicated to the healthy development of young women and girls. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 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 to empower themselves.

The main goals of this charitable endeavor in priority order:

BLACK GIRLS ROCK members with world-renowned poet Sonia Sanchez

  • Mentor at-risk teenage girls of color through innovative arts program
  • Encourage positive life-changing activity, critical thinking and artistic integrity
  • Promote positive images of women of color in media
  • Encourage dialogue and analyses of the ways women of color are portrayed in mainstream media in our present day culture

It’s through our various programs and workshops for teen girls along with constructive discussion forums like this that BLACK GIRLS ROCK! continues to build an organization that can stand as a positive foundation for young women. To further our mission and cause, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! is in the process of expanding nationally with each passing year and through Chase Community Giving, you could be the force that helps us to do just that.

So, help us get those votes at http://bit.ly/1MQLtu!

BLACK GIRLS ROCK members at the 2009 DJ 101 graduation

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 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, we have enjoyed the opportunity to enrich the lives of girls aged 12 to 17 years old through mentorship, arts education, cultural exploration and public service. At BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, young women are offered access to enrichment programs and opportunities that place special emphasis on personal development through the arts and cooperative learning. We offer innovative arts programs and activities at no cost to the girls we serve, and depend on the generosity of our donors and the financial success of our fund raising events to support our growth.

For more information about our programs and organization, visit http://blackgirlsrockinc.com


Stop the Violence!

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month Black Girls Rock!, in conjunction with Kevin Powell and others, invites you to ‘The Domestic Violence Prevention Summit.

Check out more information below:
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A Princess Makes Her Bronx Debut

Come one, come all to the free outdoor screening of the royally wonderful documentary A Bronx Princess. Peep the trailer below:

A Bronx Princess will be making its Bronx premiere this Tuesday, September 1, in Mullaly Park at 9pm. Get there early though, because at 6pm West African musical performances will be provided by Blitz the Ambassador and Mamarazzi, as well as a performance by storyteller Kewulay Kamara.

Whether you or your family have immigrated here or have been in this country for generations, this film has something for every black girl. Because, let’s admit it, growing up is difficult no matter what culture you practice. We here at BLACK GIRLS ROCK! INC totally endorse the celebration of different nationalities and cultures, so make sure to check out A Bronx Princess.

Head HERE for more information about the film and the screening.

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