First Lady Michelle Obama Gives Some Valuable Advice To Young Girls


By Dr. Sinclair Grey III On Tuesday, First Lady Obama spoke at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York at a function hosted by  Glamour Magazine. In her speech, Obama said, “For me, this is personal. When I think about those 62 million girls that aren’t in school, I think about myself. I think about my daughters,” If you’re not ...

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Obama Allocates $300M To Reduce HIV Rates In African Women

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April V. Taylor Ahead of a UN summit on development goals for getting people out of global poverty, the Obama administration announced that it is allocating an additional $300 million aimed at reducing HIV infection rates among women and girls in 10 African countries. According to the Associated Press, the goal is a “25 percent infection reduction in females between ...

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How Did Eliza Simpson Become a Free Black Woman And Single Parent In 1840?

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April V. Taylor Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. is known for helping people trace their ancestry in a show he has on PBS entitled Finding Your Roots. A woman recently reached out to Gates for help finding information about her maternal great-great-great grandmother who lived in Washington D.C. as head of household with her son, according to the 1840 Free ...

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Florida Police Department May Get Away With Laundering Millions

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April V. Taylor An investigation by the Miami Herald has revealed that two local Florida police agencies have been involved in a money laundering scheme that saw the two departments get some $2.4 million confiscated from drug money. The two law enforcement agenices, Glade County Sheriff’s Office and Bal Harbour Police Department, were able to launder millions through SunTrust Bank ...

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Group Of Mothers Bands Together To Keep Violent Chicago Neighborhood Free Of Shootings

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April V. Taylor A group of mothers have banded together in one of Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods to form Mothers Against Senseless Killings. The group of volunteers have been patrolling Chicago’s streets in the South Side neighborhood of Englewood. Over the violent Fourth of July holiday weekend, the mothers were able to help keep their neighborhood free of shootings. Wearing ...

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New Report Shows Black Women In South Face Extreme Barriers And Hardships

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April V. Taylor A new report from the Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative (SRBWI) entitled “Unequal Lives: The State of Black Women and Families in the Rural South,” reveals that Black women and children in the South fall at the bottom of every social indicator of well-being. These women a children face harsh inequalities that create extreme barriers and hardships ...

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At Least Five Black Women Have Died In Police Custody Since Mid-July

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April V. Taylor Raynetta Turner is the most recent Black woman to be found dead in her jail cell. Police in Mount Vernon, New York discovered the 44-year-old woman dead in her jail cell on Monday morning. Turner’s name is added to a growing list that includes at least five Black women who have died in police custody since mid-July. ...

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Brooklyn Principal Commits Suicide After Being Accused Of Cheating On State Tests

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April V. Taylor An elementary school principal in Manhattan, Jeanene Worrell-Breeden, has reportedly committed suicide by throwing herself on the Subway tracks in front of the B train on St. Nicholas Avenue on April 17. She died eight days later at the hospital. She was 49-years-old. Rumors had circulated that she had died in a car accident. According to a ...

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#BlackGirlsMatter:Are We Losing Black Girls By Ignoring Their Pain And Mistreatment?

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April V. Taylor Activist Tiffany Gill is the creator of the film campaign Black Girls Unscripted was recently conducting a listening session for the documentary when one of the girls who was participating, “Ms. Tiffany, why don’t Black girls matter?” Stunned and unsure of how to answer, Gill asked the question back, asking, “…why do you believe you u don’t ...

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Women Go Topless To Protest Police Killing Black Women, Children

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April V. Taylor As part of a National Day of Action for Black Women and girls who have been killed by police, protesters in San Francisco stopped traffic in the city’s financial district, with some of the women going topless. Actions were held in dozens of cities across the country, with images being posted on social media using the hashtag ...

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