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BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ is a multifaceted media, entertainment, philanthropic, and lifestyle brand that focuses on the empowerment of women and girls of color. The BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ platform encompasses numerous experiential live events, media content, merchandise, and programs including the internationally acclaimed televised BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ Awards, BLACK GIRL MAGIC Hour podcast, BGR Fest!, an annual three-day festival held in DC during international Women’s Day weekend, BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ Inc., a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit, and the BLACK GIRLS LEAD summer leadership intensive for teen girls. The BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ movement continues to be a leading force in highlighting the spectrum of brilliance that Black women possess, and remain at the vanguard of a cultural paradigm shift where Black women’s narratives, overall presence in society, and prominence in mainstream media are being elevated and recognized like never before.

Under the fierce leadership of Kim Burse, Queen Cora has been the drummer for the Black Girls Rock Awards since it’s BET debut in 2010. She has also been a mentor and speaker in the leadership program.

Photo L-R: Beverly Bond (Black Girls Rock Founder & CEO), Connie Orlando (Executive VP/Head of Programming BET Networks) & Queen Cora Coleman.

Photo Credit: Christine Fields