The Washington Metropolitan Police Department has made a regular practice out of posting information on missing children in the D.C. area daily. While the faces of dozens of missing Black and Latina girls filled the Twitter feed, people started to notice the horrifying pattern.
Last weekend in Chicago, a 15-year-old Black girl was raped by a gang of five or six boys and men. Making it several levels more horrific, this vicious assault was streamed on Facebook Live.
Going out to schools and speaking to kids can be an uphill battle. Minutes of speaking and building up their support and interest can easily go to waste in seconds after saying a couple of the wrong things. Jameis Winston, quarterback for the Tampa Bay Bucaneers, learned this the hard way recently.
The Obama women visited Liberia this past Monday to bring attention to the country’s rising dropout rates for girls following an Ebola outbreak. Schools were forced to close for months and students remained home due to the panic. Now, there’s a growing concern that their education has been stunted.
“This trip will allow the first lady to reach directly to publics of three important U.S. partners and talk about an issue that is important to all of us: The education of girls, and the empowerment of women and girls more broadly,” said Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser, according to CNN.
By landing a role in the Broadway version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and making history as the youngest Talk Show host in American history, it’s safe to say that Keke Palmer is a role model.
Now, the actress is partnering with Saving Our Daughters to help other girls feel good about themselves.
Police are asking for the public’s help in finding two 15-year-old Chicago girls who have been missing since the summer.
Destiny “Sweetie” Wilson was last seen June 15 at her home in the 2300 block of North Ashland in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.
The National Women’s Law Center has released a new report that shows how dire it is for African American girls.
As battles ensue for racial and gender equality, the NWLC’s report, “Unlocking Opportunity for African-American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity,” advocates for the dissolution of discriminatory practices against African American girls, and for the breakdown of barriers to educational attainment they face.
There’s a new book available that seeks to empower young black girls. And it’s doing so by telling the true stories of 15 influential women from the past and present.
Queen Like Me: The True Story of Girls Who Changed the World, chronicles the life and times of powerful women of color, and the legacy they’ve left behind or are still creating.
More than 60 Nigerian girls and women who were kidnapped by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape.
It’s difficult for girls of color to build a healthy self esteem in this world. With images telling them that how they look isn’t quite good enough, it’s very important for little girls to have a great sense of self worth and empowerment about not just their looks, but who they are as a whole.
We can’t rely on outside forces to teach our girls to love themselves. It must start at an early age and in the home. For Harriet put together a nice list of empowering books for little black girls.