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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
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
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
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
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
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
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