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How Four Teenage Girls Organized Huge Silent Protest

courtesy of Chicago Mag  Eva Lewis is someone you should know. She and three other black teenage girls were the driving force behind Monday’s massive sit-in protest in Millennium Park and subsequent march to protest gun violence and police brutality in Chicago. The event to “break the divide between communities, and bring youth from all areas…

Women Empowerment Organizations Come Together for 2016 “Women Build”

First African American Female Licensed Nascar Driver, Tia Norfleet, has been confirmed to participate in Southern Crescent Habitat For Humanity’s “Women Build” taking place on April 2nd, 5th, 7th and 9th at 2338 Glebe Court, Lovejoy, Georgia 30228. Norfleet will be amongst other women empowerment organizations such as: The WNBA Atlanta Dream (The only all-female ownership group in Atlanta…

Contributor Spotlight: Meet “T-Sharde'”

Over the past 7 years as editor of I Hear That Girl!, I have met some AMAZING women with a passion to share their lives in an effort to empower and encourage other women.  Social media has allowed me to make great connections with women all over the country and Periscope has definitely boosted this…

Dancing to Empower Youth

Sisters Alicia Graf Mack and Daisha Graf were born to move, as older sister Alicia puts it. NBCBLK interviewed the accomplished dancers on their dance styles, their training and D(n)A Arts Collective, the organization they started to teach and empower young dancers. Daisha describes herself as a commercial dancer who has worked with Beyoncé, Rihanna and other big names….

This Amazing 10-Year-Old Wants To Help Make Girls More Confident

Olivia Allen, 10, has already taken her first steps to becoming a philanthropist. Allen, who lives in Louisville, Kentucky, hosted a free conference for her peers on Aug. 22 titled, “I Can Be: Girls Confidence Conference.” “It’s important to give back,” Allen told The Huffington Post. “There are a lot of people in our community…

Women On Purpose- Cheadee Doe

Beautiful U Organization Beautiful U is more than an organization, it is a concept and movement brought to life by Cheadee Doe. This ambitious young lady began this organization in 2010 with a vision in mind that the essence of true beauty is what is within. Cheadee is 18 years old and graduated from Arabia…

Women On Purpose- Layla K.

Global Fashion Initiative This couture connoisseur and self proclaimed Entre-Fashionista, studied Consumer & Family Sciences at San Francisco State University.  Her fashion journey began in 1998 as a talented and innovative couture designer who celebrated her big break, opening for Guess by Marciano in a nationally televised runway show.  Layla retired from apparel design in…

Women On Purpose- Erica Neal

  CHRIS Kids In 1981, the Atlanta Junior League, in collaboration with the Menninger Foundation, established CHARLEE (Children Have All Rights-Legal, Educational, Emotional) to serve abused and neglected youth in the metro Atlanta. The agency began with three group homes to serve children in foster care with mental health and other therapeutic needs. Later, the…

Women On Purpose- Keischa Bradley

P.U.S.H. Organization Keischa Bradley is the founder of P.U.S.H. organization.  P.U.S.H is a non-profit faith based organization geared toward mentoring young ladies about purity, personal situations and the Kingdom of God.  The organization is based in the Conyers/Atlanta, GA area.  The organization meets monthly and provides a safe haven and healthy conversation for dialogue among…

Women On Purpose- Kimya Motley

Haven of Light International Kimya Motley has experienced family violence during the course of her lifetime. She accepted those situations as part of the normal progression of life. On September 20, 2011, all of that changed. She was shot by her ex-husband four times in the back of the head, neck, face, and back with…

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