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Creator of movement, awards show reveals why 'Black Girls Rock'

Creator of movement, awards show reveals why 'Black Girls Rock'

Former first lady Michelle Obama, pop songstress Rihanna and tennis champion Serena Williams would be great “gets” for any author.

But Beverly Bond rounded up nearly 60 inspiring, notable black women to offer lessons and gems from their own experience in her latest book, “Black Girls Rock! Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth.” Featuring interviews and excerpts from women as varied as ballerina Misty Copeland and news host Joy-Ann Reid, it premiered this week.

Activist Angela Davis talked about how the 2016 election was a wake-up call -- an “overt rise” to racism, patriarchy, and white supremacy that should be analyzed — and how black women have always been freedom fighters “on...

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