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With new report, NWLC calls for equal opportunities for African American girls

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 […]

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Queen Like Me: new children’s book tells stories of powerful black women

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 […]

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Update: more than 60 Nigerian girls and women escape kidnappers

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More than 60 Nigerian girls and women who were kidnapped by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape.

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A list of empowering books for little black girls

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. […]

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Texas basketball players killed in car accident

Texas A&M University-Commerce experienced a great loss after two members of its women’s basketball team died in a car accident on Loop 286 in Paris. Four members of the Lion’s were injured as they traveled to Paris High School to watch a summer league basketball game.  

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$3 million bond set for man accused of giving niece gun used to kill teen

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A man accused of providing a gun used to kill 14-year-old Endia Martin on Monday was order held on $3 million bond. Donnell Flora, 25, gave his 14-year-old niece a loaded .38 caliber revolver and accompanied her to the fight on Monday in Chicago, prosecutors say. 

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Woman throws children from burning building, little girls who rescued them hailed as heroes

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Two young girls are being hailed as heroes after helping to rescue three young children from a burning building in Decatur, Georgia. Marie Anelus and her family lost almost everything after their neighbor’s apartment caught fire. But she and her husband Harold did not lose their children. 

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‘Ban Bossy’ campaign seeks to empower young girls to become leaders

In an effort to reclaim the word “leader” for young girls, organizers of a new campaign are encouraging everyone to ban the word “bossy.” 

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Events

Do you know what today is? National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March is Women’s History Month and today we take time out to raise awareness about the affects of HIV/AIDS on girls and women. Each year on March 10, advocacy organizations seek to shed light on the disease. 

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Pastor sexually assaulted girls to ‘rid them of demons’

A Minnesota pastor has been charged with sexually assaulting two young girls. Jacoby Kindred, a minister in Maplewood, Minnesota is denying any wrongdoing, adding that “the devil” was in the victims.

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