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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)

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Focus On The Future Series

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Focus On The Future SeriesMichaela 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…

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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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Why are the Black Girls “Ghetto” and the Black Boys “Cool” ?

Recent findings from the American Psychological Association’s Sociology of Education journal indicate that gender is a determinant of a person’s social integration. A professor at the University of Buffalo, Dr. Megan M. Holland, examined the social implication of desegregation programs on minority students in White-dominated schools in a Boston suburb. The findings indicated that Black…

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Perfect Princess Party Celebrates Literacy

What’s better than a princess party? A princess party at the White House, that’s what! First Lady Michelle Obama has used her time in the White House to promote various issues that she is passionate about, and one of the most important things she has promoted is a healthy image of a strong woman. She…

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