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  • Comments Off on Hot Off The Press: I’ll be tweeting while watching ‘Imagine A Future’ tonight 10pm

lots of girls are buzzing about the documentary ‘imagine a future’ that was produced by Black Girls Rock, Inc.  and is part of the P & G My Black is Beautiful campaign. it comes on tonight at 10pm (est) on BET networks.  

the movie is about a girls journey to discovering her beauty and strength.

i can’t wait to tweet while watching it

make sure to join me and thousands others and check out the show

give me a shout out and let me know what you think of it @sassysagesays 

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  • Comments Off on Hot Off The Press: Black Girls Rock! Applications for Summer Camp Due April 19th

i luv Black Girls Rock! Inc.  this organization is doing amazing work with girls to build their leadership skills.  check out this opportunity to apply for their summer camp program.

 

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2013 BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 

QUEENS CAMP FOR LEADERSHIP AND EXCELLENCE

In the summer of 2011, Beverly Bond, the Founder and Executive Director of BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, launched the inaugural BLACK GIRLS ROCK! QUEENS CAMP FOR LEADERSHIP & EXCELLENCE in response to the overwhelming demand to expand our youth mentoring programs across the globe. 

The BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Queens Camp is now in its third year and we are looking forward to welcoming 30 new dynamic young women from diverse economic, social and geographical backgrounds. Past participants have come from various cities around the US as well as countries across the world including: South Africa, Japan, Liberia and Jamaica. Through a series of dynamic programs and art workshops  BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Queens Camp encourages strong life skills, cultural investigation, critical thinking, positive identity development and active leadership for young women of color.

Please note that all applications MUST be postmarked/e-mailed by April 19, 2013. If you have any questions about the application process, please e-mail queenscamp@blackgirlsrock.org. You may download the application here.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:    
 Adventure Activities:
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Orienteering
  • Overnight campout
  • Talent Show

Art based Workshops/Activities

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cultural Beading & Jewelry Making
  • Cooking/Culinary Arts
  • Tap Dance
  • Break Dance
  • Musicology and DJ 101
  • Spoken Word Workshop
  • Theatre Workshop

Community Service/Volunteerism

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring for special needs children

 Education

  • Reading Center (literacy-based activities) +
  • Book Club
  • Discovery Center (environmental education-based) + Gardening
  • Open Tutoring

Health Center

  • Participants will have access to health center with a team of RNs on duty and a medical doctor on call.

 

Leadership Building & Challenge Activities:

  • Small group games
  • Team challenge Initiatives

(group problem-solving activities)

  • Low & High ropes

 Instruction Based Sports & Activities:

  • Boating (rowboats):
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Fishing
  • Funyaks (small kayaks)
  • Swimming:
  • Tubing
  • Volleyball

 

Recreational Sports & Activities:

  • Badminton
  • Cards/Board Games
  • Football
  • Kickball
  • Mini-golf
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Soccer
  • Softball
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  • Comments Off on Sage’s Rage: Black Girls Rock! towards your dreams…

I just got home from speaking to students at IS285 in Brooklyn.  What an amazing group of 7th and 8th graders.  They really inspired me to continue to strive for the highest goals I can attain.  They had big dreams and so many of them were working really hard to get there.  One of them asked me what made me realize I wanted to work with teens.  

I  had to think back to my dreams as a young sage and the answer is…teens energize me.  But they also are the next generation; our soon to be future. They are idealistic and innovative, just what our society needs to move forward. I saw that and much more from speaking with this group.  I can’t wait to see Ms. Michael Jackson rock the stage in the next 10 years.  And I know that my ‘shy’ girl will make it to her goal of being an Obstetrician, as long as she continues to focus on getting good grades and blocking those haters out of her mind.

All of our talk got me so hyped up, I had to go home and rewatch the Black Girls Rock! awards which aired on BET November 4th.   I’m listening right now as Taraji P. Henson introduces BGR! awardee Susan L. Taylor, former editor of Essence magazine and Founder of the  National Cares Mentoring Movement.   Ms. Taylor recognizes the important role that youth play in shaping our future.  Investing in them is investing in us.

So students of IS285 if you are reading this, continue to dream but don’t sleep while you’re at it.  

Work hard and remember to give back like Susan Taylor and BGR! founder Beverly Bond.  

To all teens- I’m thanking you in advance for making our world a better place!

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  • Comments Off on Hot off The Press: Apply Now for Black Girls Rock! Queens Camp- Deadline May 15th

You’ve watched the Black Girls Rock! (BGR!) awards on BET and marveled at the inspiring women honored.  Imagine what a teen girl could experience if she participated in a summer camp filled with events/speakers that motivated her to succeed?  

Well…BGR! Queens Camps does just that.  

Apply now.  Applications are due May 15th.  

For more information and program applications please visit their website at www.blackgirlsrock.org

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  • Comments Off on Hot off The Press: Catch Dr. Wallace on Hot97 this Sunday March 18th 9am
Dr. Wallace will be a guest on the acclaimed Street Soldiers radio broadcast hosted by Lisa Evers.   Dr. Wallace along with Celebrity DJ and Black Girls Rock! founder Beverly Bond, successful sibling entrepreneurs Miko and Titi Branch of Miss Jessie’s hair products, writer and journalist dream hampton and Kim Osorio Editor in Chief of The Source Magazine among others tackle the question “Does Hip Hop and our media obsessed culture hate women?”   
 
Tune for a lively discussion that will be sure to inspire and catch you on fire.  The show airs in the New York area on Hot97 (97.1fm) Sunday March 18th 9am (est) as well as online live and via podcast on Hot97.com.  Listen in and spread the word.
I just came from Brazil where I learned they look up to how much we as Black women have pride in ourselves.  
Yes, the world is watching ladies and after they catch a glimpse of the Black Girls Rock! Awards on BET tonight they will be inspired.  
I so admire founder of Black Girls Rock! Inc., Beverly Bond.  Her dedication to girls is unwavering.  We need more like you Ms. Bond!   Watch tonight 8pm on BET to see the power Black girls behold.
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  • Comments Off on Hot Off The Press: wo(man) in the mirror…

last night i was moved to tears…

i had the pleasure of being invited to attend the taping of the Black Girls Rock awards which will air on BET Nov 7th.   it was nothing short of extraordinary.   i sat with chills running through my body because of the power and magnitude of the event.   this is a show solely dedicated to the strength, beauty and courage of black women around the world.  every performance; every announcer and awardee spoke words of encouragement, hope and determination.  

i consider myself very blessed because i have parents who love me and told me i could be anything i wanted in life.  i believed them and aspired to be.  but even with their support and the prayers of my grandmother; it has been challenging to say the least.  

the event was like looking in a mirror and seeing myself in all my glory.  talking to my soul and reflecting back the potential i have for greatness.  those were healing tears i never know i needed to shed. 

the show is not only for black women. the audience was filled with women of all ethnic backgrounds, there were plenty of men and all of us were inspired.  i encourage everyone to watch when it airs Sunday Nov 7th on BET at 8pm (est) and spread the word…


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