Happy Black History Month!
Every February, Black American’s sense of reflection, pride, and celebration is a joy to see every year. Moreover, it’s the perfect time to acknowledge Black women who have dedicated these traits all year long.
Sydney’s H.O.P.E Foundation
Sydney was a near and dear friend of mine in elementary school. When we were in 6th grade, she passed away due to leukemia. After her passing, her family set up a foundation in her honor to give opportunities and scholarships to children with childhood illnesses.
Justice For Black Girls
Justice For Black Girls is an organization headed by activist Brianna Baker. “The mission of Justice for Black Girls is to expand global knowledge of how US-based systems of power respond to and perpetuate the abuse of Black girls in schools, in prisons and in protest.” Through workshops, their ambassador program (which i am a part of), and their national conference, Justice For Black Girls strives for the liberation one Black girls at a time
Black Girls Code
Black Girls Code that builds “pathways for young women of color to embrace the current tech marketplace as builders and creators by introducing them to skills in computer programming and technology.” They’re partnered with tech companies Google to expand Black Girls’ knowledge in web design, game design, mobile and app design, and robotics.
Black Girls Smile
Black Girls Smile is an organization that prioritizes Black women’s mental health. They provide resources and workshops that help better the emotional health of Black girls and women. Their goal is to give “gender-responsive and culturally-affirming mental wellness education, resources, and support geared toward Black women and girls.”