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Show Me the Unbiased Child: Studies on Racial Biases

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. On August 28, 1963, the … Continue reading

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Remembering Dr. Dorothy Height

The Akan of West Africa have a proverb that beautifully illustrates the importance of remembering the legendary Dr. Dorothy Height: “Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi,” which translates to “It is not wrong to go back for that … Continue reading

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Rihanna Breaks The Silence on Abuse

In a much anticipated interview last Friday on ABC’s 20/20, Diane Sawyer interviewed pop-star Rihanna about her fight back in February with fellow singer and now ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown. Rihanna alleged that after they left a Grammy party, Chris proceeded … Continue reading

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Fight For Your Right To Live Longer

Turn on the television or radio. Pick up a newspaper or news magazine. Surf the web. Either way, you’re bound to come across a discussion about healthcare coverage in the United States. By now, after the media’s constant barrage of … Continue reading

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Stray Bullet Takes Spelman Student Too Soon

Last Thursday, Spelman student Jasmine Lynn was fatally struck by a stray bullet near the campus of Clark Atlanta University. The chest wound Lynn suffered allegedly came from “a group of individuals involved in a physical altercation on Mitchell Street.” … Continue reading

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NYT Hits a Wall with Black Girls’ Hair

We here at Black Girls Rock! totally understand how, at one point or another, hair has has played a significant role in a black girl’s life. Our complicated relationship to our hair stems back centuries ago to the time of … Continue reading

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White House Council on Women and Girls Launches Website

On March 11, 2009, President Obama announced the inaugural White House Council on Women and Girls. President Obama made the following statement regarding the Council: “The purpose of this Council is to ensure that American women and girls are treated … Continue reading

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