Alicia Keys Among Line-Up for BET's BLACK GIRLS ROCK 2012, 11/4
BLACK GIRLS ROCK! along with presenters La La Anthony and Estelle awarded M.A.D. Girls (Making A Difference) scholarships to four teenage girls making a significant impact in their local communities, including: Tiffany Bender and Alize Beal of New York City, founders of Y.U.N.G. Harlem, Yasmine Arrington of Washington, D.C., founder of ScholarCHIPS andGlennita Williams of Chicago, IL, founder of America's Guardian Angels.
Toward the end of the program, an informative video about the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! organization and its year-round initiatives featured BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Founder Beverly Bond, who fought back tears as she explained the significance, relevance and necessity of positive images of powerful women of color in the media and abroad. Bond later took the stage to address the audience, stating, "A Black girl who rocks pays it forward. This is not just a movement, it's a solution."
The televised special BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 2012 is a BET Networks and B.G.R. Enterprises Inc production. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Founder and CEO, Beverly Bond executive produces the telecast along with Stephen Hill, President, Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks; Connie Orlando and Salli Frattini of Sunset Lane Entertainment and co-executive Producer, Jane Mun.
BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 2012 premieres Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 7pm/ET. A special, two-and-a-half hour encore version of the awards show will air on Thursday, November 8 from 8pm to 10:30pm/ET, Saturday, November 10 from 9pm to 11:30pm/ETand Wednesday, November 14 from 7pm to 9:30pm/ET. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 2012 premieres internationally on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.
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About BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™
Founded by celebrity DJ and Philanthropist, Beverly Bond, BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ is dedicated to promoting positive images of women of color in mass media. BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ Inc., is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, that has been dedicated to the healthy development of young women and girls since 2006. 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 to empower themselves. For additional information on BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™, visit www.blackgirlsrock.org.
About BET Networks
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and Production Company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET operates in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.
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