BLACK GIRLS ROCK!
BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ A global empowerment movement dedicated to inspiring, emboldening, and celebrating the awesomeness of women and girls of color.
“Meet Dr. Claire Karekezi, a young doctor who overcame the trials and tribulations of Rwandan genocide, and went on to become the country's first and only female neurosurgeon.” - Blavity.com
I’m thrilled to share with all of you the cover for BECOMING. The process of writing this book has been so personally meaningful and illuminating for me. As I prepare to share BECOMING this fall, I hope you’ll also think about your own story, and trust that it will help you become whoever you aspire to be. Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own. #BECOMING
: Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist by Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh
) is a collection of funny and timely personal essays that explores race, identity, online activism, and the downfall of real communication in the age of social media rants, trolls, and call-out wars.
Samaria Rice will open the Tamir Rice Afrocentric Cultural Center for youth in Cleveland, in honor and loving memory of her 12-year-old son who was shot + killed by a Cleveland police officer in 2014. “I don’t really see a whole lot of positivity coming out of the inner city when it comes to the youth that is suffering. I want the center to give them a sense of hope.” - Samaria Rice
dropping gems: “This is me at Princeton in the early 1980s. I know that being a first-generation college student can be scary, because it was scary for me. I was black and from a working-class neighborhood in Chicago, while Princeton’s student body was generally white and well-to-do. I’d never stood out in a crowd or a classroom because of the color of my skin before. But I found close friends and a mentor who gave me the confidence to be myself. Going to college is hard work, but every day I meet people whose lives have been profoundly changed by education, just as mine was. My advice to students is to be brave and stay with it. Congratulations to the Class of 2018!” ~ @michelleobama
Happy Birthday Naomi! (@iamnaomicampbell
“My advice to young women is, don’t ever let anyone tell you that you cannot do something. Always go with your gut. If you’ve envisioned it, make it manifest.” - Naomi Campbell, “BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth.” 📖
“I believe for all our challenges, we live at a glorious moment in history. It's a moment when, at long last, women have made it clear that we will no longer be controlled, manipulated or abused.” ~ @janetjackson
Congratulations Queen on your #BBMA
Meghan Markle & Prince Harry, the newly named Duke and Duchess of Sussex, surprised their guests with a soulful gospel choir doing a powerful rendition of “Stand By Me” during the royal wedding at Windsor Castle!