Launched in 2006, Black Girls Rock has been celebrating the accomplishments of black women for years. 

Founded by former model, DJ, and businesswoman Beverly Bond, the organization’s goal is to empower and mentor young black girls. 

And, while its annual awards ceremony kicked off in 2006, it wasn’t until 2007 that things really came together. For the second annual Black Girls Rock Awards the organization honored Missy Elliott, Sylvia Rhone, and DJ Diamond Cuts in front a star-studded crowd.

Here’s what Black Girls Rock looked like 10 years ago.

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