Posts Tagged:black girls

Activists are Bringing Education Back to Girls in Nigeria, Despite Boko Haram

By Evette D. Champion Out of the estimated 57 million children that are not in school around the world, 10 million of these children reside in Nigeria. What’s even more disheartening is that the majority of these children are female. In the predominantly Muslim northern portion of the African country, the situation is bleak. Girls…

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Imagine, Build, Create: Black Girls Code (Video)

Do you know how to code? Does your child? In 2011, Kimberly Bryant founded Black Girls Code in order to teach young girls the essential skills needed to become the “masters of their technological worlds.” The organization created by the “accidental, non-profit entrepreneur” offers after-school programs, workshops, and community outreach programs created to bring girls to the forefront of…

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New Children’s Book Tackles Intraracial Prejudice

The issue of intraracial prejudice is real in the Black community. What is intraracial prejudice? It is the prejudice that exists within the Black community. In other words, it is when Black people are prejudice against other Black people due, for the most part, to the color of their skin. This prejudice is often seen…

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Michaela DePrince: From “Devil’s Child” to Star Ballerina (Video)

Michaela DePrince, born Mabinty Bangura, grew up as an orphan during the civil war in Sierra Leone. Her father was killed by militant rebels, her mother died of starvation, and she was deemed a “devil’s child” at the orphanage because of her vitiligo. Deemed to never be adopted, she was known as Orphan Number 27,…

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Phenomenal Woman: Encouraging Black Girls (Video)

Dr. Maya Angelou was a prolific writer, thinker and activisit. Vivid images often flowed from the pages of her books, poems and essays as she introduced many readers to the power of words. YBE Reporter Tiffany Caesar provides strategies to encourage black girls using Dr. Maya Angelou as an example.

Call For Papers: Global History of Black Girlhood Conference

By Ryan Velez The Global History of Black Girlhood Conference, to be held at the University of Virginia, March 17-18, 2017, has officially released its formal Call For Papers. The aim of this conference is to gather scholars from a cross-section of disciplines and fields to explore ways to discuss the history of black girls.…

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Apply For The Black Girls Lead Conference

By Giovanni Zaburoni The Black Girls Lead Conference is a four-day gathering taking place in New York during the last week of July.  The mission of this program is to help uplift young black girls between the ages of 13 to 17 by offering them “tools and resources to become dynamic leaders, innovators, and public…

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Tips for Black Women Going for their Ph.D.

This story originally found at For Harriet According to research reviewed by Anna Gibson, The National Center for Education Statistics noted that black women make up only 4.4 percent of all doctoral degrees that were received between 2008 and 2009 compared to the fact that 53 percent of the students pursuing them are white. There…

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These Clubs and Organizations Scream Empowerment for Black Girls

By Angela Wills Beautiful, strong, and brilliant are terms that few young black girls associate with themselves, although they are perfect examples of each term in every way. Discrediting their image of beauty is something that black girls across the globe are exposed to each day. There are many positive groups out there that aim to…

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