BYP 100’s National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers is among several powerful young black women who made The Root’s “Young, Black and Feminist” list on Tuesday.
A growing collective of young black feminists is helping to give voice to communities that have long gone unheard and underrepresented. Social media platforms such as Twitter have given this new generation of activists a place to build community, to debate gender and sexual politics, and to use as a springboard for a career. Here’s a list of young black feminists who are making a difference.
Carruthers, a Chicago native, heads BYP 100, a program that utilizes 100 young black activists across the nation to encourage young people to get involved in social justice.
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