BET Black Girls Rock Awards 2013: My Black is Beautiful Imagine The Future Campaign Honor Ty-licia Hooker


Stockton, California native Ty-Licia Hooker, ‘Make A Difference’ (M.A.D. Girls) recipient, will be honored at the 2013 BET Black Girls Rock! Awards for her work with at-risk youth in the community. Tatyana Ali, best known for her role as “Ashley Banks” on the iconic television sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” is the spokesperson for My Black is Beautiful’s ‘Imagine a Future’ campaign and will present the award to the honoree.


Ty-Licia Hooker, age 22

Active volunteer in her community who inspires hundreds of at-risk youth to follow their dreams despite their dire circumstances and President/Founder of STORM (a community outreach program) and the Summer Success and Leadership Academy.


The My Black is Beautiful’s ‘Imagine a Future’ initiative partnered with Black Girls Rock! to help empower young black girls to be their very best and to salute those who are exemplifying the essence of Imagine a Future’s mission –sparked by Janet Goldsboro’s voyage toward self-acceptance which was chronicled in the Imagine A Future documentary—to help black girls reimagine their beauty, self-worth, and future possibilities.


The focus of My Black is Beautiful is to address the societal and cultural issues associated with black beauty and self-image to help young black girls feel confident about their beauty.