She was busy with her career as a Bay-Area-based biotech engineer when her daughter Kai, an avid gamer and middle school student, told her she wanted to learn computer science. During the event, Bryant and Vogels discussed what Bryant has learned building Black Girls CODE over the past decade, and how the global focus on racial justice presents an opportunity for equity in education. Bryant also shared how despite the pandemic—and in some ways because of it—Black Girls CODE is teaching more girls than ever before. Watch the video for the full conversation or read the abbreviated version below. WV: I want to talk about the moment we all find ourselves in, within the context of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the educational opportunities that people of color are presented with today.
An open letter to America's Black girls: You are not alone
A Record Number of US Black Women Are Playing in the US Open
Subscriber Account active since. Serena Williams, who is seeking her 24th Grand Slam singles title, will play Sloane Stephens in their third-round match this afternoon at 2 p. The match between the two comes as the portion of American women in this year's US Open marks a step toward representation for Black women within the sport. Her sister was out because of an injury. Stephens, who won the US singles title back in , told Reuters that seeing more Black women in the sport can inspire the next generation of players. Hailey Baptiste, who was one of the women to get a wild card this year, shared a similar sentiment in The New York Times.
Museum For Black Girls Opens In Denver’s RiNo Neighborhood On Friday
This letter is for you. It would be nice if we could just ignore those incidents, because sometimes showering something with our attention only empowers it. We have to begin with the police and other authority figures who are harming Black girls , even in schools and other safe spaces. Yet the response to this harm and violence against Black girls is different from the way society, even our own community, responds to the same police violence against Black boys and men.
The museum features an interactive, multi-room installation that illustrates the Black female experience. Founder Charlie Billingsley said she was inspired by her own experiences growing up. She started the museum because her daughter was often insecure about her Black girl features. Billingsley wanted her daughter to know that those features are beautiful and decided to do something that would amplify women of color and celebrate their beauty. The pop up museum will be open through April.