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(L-R) Tracee Ellis Ross, Keyshia Cole, and Regina King attend BET’s Black Girls Rock 2012 CHEVY Red Carpet at Paradise Theater on October 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

The Black Girls Rock 2012 awards brought the glam and glitz as Hollywood’s most fabulous African-American starlets — and renowned divas — gathered to honor many great achievers. Black Girls Rock (BGR) was founded by DJ Beverly Bond to celebrate black women, improve the image of black women in the media and raise money to empower young women of color with its uplifting message.

Since starting the organization in 2006, Bond has used her many programs 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,” according to the BGR web site.

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