Queen of Funk Chaka Khan Rocks BGR Event

I recently had an opportunity to watch the live event by DJ Beverly Bond, BGR, Black Girls Rock streaming the concert of Chaka Khan. She is a bold powerful and classic Queen of Funk for over fifty years. This gorgeous black girl has been rocking with amazing bands and still looks great. Created by Beverly Bond, Black Girls Rock is a global women empowerment movement and multifaceted media, entertainment, philanthropic and lifestyle brand, dedicated to inspiring and celebrating women and girls of color. Over the years I have been invited and witnessed the event live a few times when in the DC area.  

Of course due to the pandemic there are no true fully live events of this nature. Normally aired on TV featuring amazing talents who are shaping the scene creating their own niche as a black woman entertainer.  The show is known for honoring black women in the country who are found making a difference in their communities and impacting lives of young people.  

Women thought leaders like Queen Afua, an author and wholistic teacher who has been helping women heal their bodies organically, Tony Blackman who I know to be an activist and rapper also spoke in the interview cut aways. The event was hosted by rapper, actress and radio host MC Lyte, and actress Tatyana Ali, of the Fresh Prince, whom I have both worked with in my younger days in Hollywood. We like to call it Camp Hollywood. It was the error when originals in hip hop moved to Hollywood in search of furthering their careers to the TV screens. 

It’s great to see that beautiful model and DJ Beverly Bond can pull together a variety of talent and recognize faces who are active in the women empowerment movement. Each year it gets more amazing, and I am so glad that pandemic has not changed that. As for myself, I admire the movement and Beverly Bond for her tireless efforts honoring so many women. I hope to some day be a featured talent on the show. Been invited to several events over the years but it’s about time I get more involved. I too am a black girl that Rocks America and Africa! I have been a spokeswoman and teacher for young ladies and men on several continents. And I am over 40 and still rocking the mic better past most of the youth of the music genre, and ventured into Afrobeat as a Pioneer promoter of the culture. I am a teacher, I aim to inspire, I don’t plan to stop any time soon

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