The Commission on Black Girls

The Commission on Black Girls The Commission on Black Girls was charged with understanding, the quality of life of Black Girls in Central Ohio in order to share their story with the entire community, along with the resulting insights, recommendations, and actions.

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Missed the 4-part miniseries, Black Girls Soar! Don't fret, click on the link below. #BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #bl...
03/31/2021
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Missed the 4-part miniseries, Black Girls Soar! Don't fret, click on the link below. #BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock

The Commission on Black Girls was charged with understanding the quality of life of Black girls in Central Ohio in order to share their story with the entire...

On the last day of Women's History Month, The Commission on Black Girls honors Oprah Winfrey. Here's to all the Black gi...
03/31/2021

On the last day of Women's History Month, The Commission on Black Girls honors Oprah Winfrey. Here's to all the Black girls honoring their callings and becoming Black Girls Who Soar!
#BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock

On the last day of Women's History Month, The Commission on Black Girls honors Oprah Winfrey. Here's to all the Black girls honoring their callings and becoming Black Girls Who Soar!
#BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock

The Commission on Black Girls believes "Black Girls Who Soar" must help other Black Girls "learn" to soar!#BlackGirlsSoa...
03/30/2021

The Commission on Black Girls believes "Black Girls Who Soar" must help other Black Girls "learn" to soar!
#BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock #BlackPolitics #kamala #KamalaHarris #vicepresidentkamalaharris

The Commission on Black Girls believes "Black Girls Who Soar" must help other Black Girls "learn" to soar!
#BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock #BlackPolitics #kamala #KamalaHarris #vicepresidentkamalaharris

The Commission on Black Girls (COBG) dares you to be different! Remember, Black Girls Soar! #BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlma...
03/29/2021

The Commission on Black Girls (COBG) dares you to be different! Remember, Black Girls Soar! #BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #BlackPolitics #blackgirlsrock

The Commission on Black Girls (COBG) dares you to be different! Remember, Black Girls Soar! #BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #BlackPolitics #blackgirlsrock

The Commission in Black Girls believes in protecting the right to vote. #blackgirlsvote #blackvoters
03/29/2021

The Commission in Black Girls believes in protecting the right to vote. #blackgirlsvote #blackvoters

Protect #VotingRights, eliminate #VoterSuppression Bills denying Black voters their right to #Vote. •••

#BlackGirlsVote #ParkCannon #RightToVote #BlackVoters #BallotBox

Today, during Women's History Month we honor our own, Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson,  for her 27 years ...
03/27/2021
Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla Tyson Announces Retirement - ColumbusUnderground.com

Today, during Women's History Month we honor our own, Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson, for her 27 years of service to the City of Columbus. She was, is, and still is a Black Girl Who Soars! Thank you Councilmember Tyson ... you are appreciated. #BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #BlackPolitics

Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla Tyson has announced she is retiring from council. Tyson assumed office in 2007 and is the longest-serving councilwoman in Columbus history. Previously she served the City of Columbus on The Civil Service Commission. In a press release, Columbus City Council name...

The Commission on Black Girls - Lifting Our Voices. Claiming Our Victories. Joy. Magic. Excellence.#BlackGirlsSoar #blac...
03/26/2021

The Commission on Black Girls - Lifting Our Voices. Claiming Our Victories. Joy. Magic. Excellence.
#BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock

The Commission on Black Girls - Lifting Our Voices. Claiming Our Victories. Joy. Magic. Excellence.
#BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock

During Women's History Month, The Commission on Black Girls (COBG) honors Rosa Parks. She kept her seat and yet she was ...
03/26/2021

During Women's History Month, The Commission on Black Girls (COBG) honors Rosa Parks. She kept her seat and yet she was a Black Girl Who Soared!
#BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #RosaParks

During Women's History Month, The Commission on Black Girls (COBG) honors Rosa Parks. She kept her seat and yet she was a Black Girl Who Soared!
#BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #RosaParks

PREMIERE ON LIFETIME: Tuesday, March 30, at 8:00 EDTJust before women’s history month comes to an end, Lifetime will hon...
03/25/2021
Kamala Harris & Andra Day Among Featured Honorees For Lifetime’s ‘Women Making History’ Special

PREMIERE ON LIFETIME: Tuesday, March 30, at 8:00 EDT
Just before women’s history month comes to an end, Lifetime will honor a number of iconic women with its Women Making History special. Vice President Kamala Harris and Oscar nominee Andra Day are among trailblazing women to be featured in the television event. The Lifetime special will feature an exclusive and intimate interview with Harris as she reveals some of the women who helped shape her life. #BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock #kamalaharris #kamala

Just before women’s history month comes to an end, Lifetime will honor a number of iconic women with its Women Making History special. Vice President Kamala Harris and Oscar nominee Andra Day…

Here's to Black girls identifying why they were born so they can soar to the greatest heights.  #BlackGirlsSoar #blackgi...
03/25/2021

Here's to Black girls identifying why they were born so they can soar to the greatest heights. #BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock #OprahWinfrey #Oprah

Here's to Black girls identifying why they were born so they can soar to the greatest heights. #BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock #OprahWinfrey #Oprah

TONIGHT AT 8:00 PM Check out the season finale of the Black Girls Soar tv program. Watch us on CTV or YouTube - Columbus...
03/23/2021

TONIGHT AT 8:00 PM
Check out the season finale of the Black Girls Soar tv program. Watch us on CTV or YouTube - Columbus City Council. #BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGkCxItr1cY

TONIGHT AT 8:00 PM
Check out the season finale of the Black Girls Soar tv program. Watch us on CTV or YouTube - Columbus City Council. #BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGkCxItr1cY

The Commission on Black Girls - Lifting Our Voices. Claiming Our Victories. #BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsr...
03/19/2021

The Commission on Black Girls - Lifting Our Voices. Claiming Our Victories. #BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock

The Commission on Black Girls - Lifting Our Voices. Claiming Our Victories. #BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock

A Lifetime Original Movie "MAHALIA" premieres on April 3 ... The story of Mahalia Jackson (gospel singer) is presented b...
03/17/2021
ROBIN ROBERTS PRESENTS MAHALIA | Official Trailer | Lifetime

A Lifetime Original Movie "MAHALIA" premieres on April 3 ...
The story of Mahalia Jackson (gospel singer) is presented by Robin Roberts (American broadcaster and now movie producer) and Mahalia is played by the amazing Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black actress and singer).
#BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #blacklivesmatter #RobinRoberts #daniellebrooks

#Lifetime #RobinRoberts #MahaliaLifetime's highly anticipated gospel biopic Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia, will premiere Saturday, April 3 at 8:00pm ET/PT....

By Patrice Peck, MSNBC Opinion Columnist states, "This is a letter to assure you that I see you and value you. So do the...
03/17/2021
Opinion | An open letter to America's Black girls

By Patrice Peck, MSNBC Opinion Columnist states, "This is a letter to assure you that I see you and value you. So do the countless Black adult women of all backgrounds and identities who were once you. We are fighting daily to ensure your safety, protect you, hear you, respect you, and love you. Know that."
#BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #blacklivesmatter

It’s been a hard year. This letter is for the gaslit Black girls who need to read it.

A MUST SEE ...The Finale is Tuesday at 8:00 pm!Black Girls Soar Crowned to SucceedOn YouTube - City of Columbus#BlackGir...
03/17/2021

A MUST SEE ...
The Finale is Tuesday at 8:00 pm!
Black Girls Soar Crowned to Succeed
On YouTube - City of Columbus
#BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #IWD2021 #InternationalWomensMonth #internationalwomensmonth2021

A MUST SEE ...
The Finale is Tuesday at 8:00 pm!
Black Girls Soar Crowned to Succeed
On YouTube - City of Columbus
#BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #IWD2021 #InternationalWomensMonth #internationalwomensmonth2021

BLUE IVY 2ND YOUNGEST TO WIN GRAMMY - BROWN SKIN GIRL: Brown skin girl. Your skin just like pearls. The best thing in th...
03/16/2021
Beyoncé - Brown Skin Girl ft. Blue Ivy Carter, Wizkid & SAINt JHN (Video)

BLUE IVY 2ND YOUNGEST TO WIN GRAMMY - BROWN SKIN GIRL: Brown skin girl. Your skin just like pearls. The best thing in the world. Never trade you for anybody else. Singin' brown skin girl. Your skin just like pearls. The best thing in the world. I never trade you for anybody else, singin ...
#BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #blackhaircare #beyonce #blueivy

The Lion King: The Gift album featuring “Brown Skin Girl” available now: https://smarturl.it/lionkingthegift Amazon Music: https://smarturl.it/lionkingthegif...

CONGRATS! Today, we celebrate Beyoncé becoming the most-decorated woman in Grammys history at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awa...
03/15/2021
Beyoncé makes history with 28th Grammy and more award show highlights

CONGRATS! Today, we celebrate Beyoncé becoming the most-decorated woman in Grammys history at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony Sunday night. Beyoncé, who had nine nominations, the most of any artist in 2021, made history with her 28th win.

#BlackGirlsSoar #beyonce #beyourself #beyourbestself #blackgirlmagic

Taylor Swift took her third Album of the Year honors while Best New Artist Megan Thee Stallion heated up the stage performing with Cardi B.

DON’T MISS IT AT 5:30 PM TODAY!EPISODE 3: Delete CyberbullyingBLACK GIRLS SOAR  -  Crowned to Succeed A TV program devel...
03/13/2021

DON’T MISS IT AT 5:30 PM TODAY!
EPISODE 3: Delete Cyberbullying
BLACK GIRLS SOAR - Crowned to Succeed
A TV program developed for Black girls, seen on Spectrum channel 1024, WOW! channel 3, AT&T channel 99, WCIZ channel 22.4 (local broadcast), and YouTube - City of Columbus. #BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #blackhistorymonth2021 #blacklivesmatter #BlackHistory \#blackisbeautiful

DON’T MISS IT AT 5:30 PM TODAY!
EPISODE 3: Delete Cyberbullying
BLACK GIRLS SOAR - Crowned to Succeed
A TV program developed for Black girls, seen on Spectrum channel 1024, WOW! channel 3, AT&T channel 99, WCIZ channel 22.4 (local broadcast), and YouTube - City of Columbus. #BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #blackhistorymonth2021 #blacklivesmatter #BlackHistory \#blackisbeautiful

Don't Miss Episode 4!Black Girls Soar Crowned to SucceedOn YouTube - City of ColumbusMarch 23rd (Tuesday) 8:00 pm#BlackG...
03/12/2021

Don't Miss Episode 4!
Black Girls Soar Crowned to Succeed
On YouTube - City of Columbus
March 23rd (Tuesday) 8:00 pm
#BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #IWD2021 #InternationalWomensMonth #internationalwomensmonth2021

Don't Miss Episode 4!
Black Girls Soar Crowned to Succeed
On YouTube - City of Columbus
March 23rd (Tuesday) 8:00 pm
#BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #IWD2021 #InternationalWomensMonth #internationalwomensmonth2021

The Commission on Black Girls via its most recent report published in July 2020, can confirm that adultification exists ...
03/11/2021
adultification – Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity

The Commission on Black Girls via its most recent report published in July 2020, can confirm that adultification exists with our Black girls in Columbus, OH.

"One way of managing societal emotions is by regulating the narrative about Black girls using particular language and assigning certain attributes to them. The dominant group in society usually controls the narrative and reinforces it in existing social structures, in this case schools and the judicial system, while more private discourses among ordinary people work to strengthen destructive narratives and stereotypes. Indeed, emotion management by controlling negative narratives on Blacks is thriving in certain pockets in today’s America." #BlackLivesMatter #BlackGirlsSoar

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Poem: Hey, Black Child by Countee Cullen3-year-old Pe’Tehn Raighn-Kem from Bronzeville! Take a look of her performing “H...
03/11/2021
3-year-old blows away audience with poem for Black History Month!

Poem: Hey, Black Child by Countee Cullen

3-year-old Pe’Tehn Raighn-Kem from Bronzeville! Take a look of her performing “Hey, Black Child” on Windy City Live!

#BlackGirlsSoar #blackgirlmagic #internationalwomensday2021 #internationalWomensDay #IWD2021

This little DYNAMO is a must see, and she's from right here in Chicago! Meet 3-year-old Pe’Tehn Raighn-Kem from Bronzeville! Take a look of her performing “H...

Today, our Women’s History Month Salute recognizes the work and life of  Zora Neale Hurston https://youtu.be/Rf7nxlWajEo...
03/11/2021
Zora Neale Hurston

Today, our Women’s History Month Salute recognizes the work and life of Zora Neale Hurston

https://youtu.be/Rf7nxlWajEo

January 7, 1891- January 28, 1960
Zora Hurston was a world-renowned writer and anthropologist. Zora ’s novels, short stories, and plays often depicted African American life and the racial struggles of the early-1900s American South. Her work in anthropology examined black folklore. Zora influenced many writers, forever cementing her place in history as one of the foremost female writers of the 20th century.
Zora Neale Hurston was born in Notasulga, Alabama on January 15, 1891. Both her parents had been enslaved. At a young age, her family relocated to Eatonville, Florida where they flourished. Eventually, her father became one of the town’s first mayors. In 1917, Zora enrolled at Morgan College, where she completed her high school studies. She then attended Howard University and earned an associate degree.
Zora was active as a student at Howard University, she participated in student government, she co-founded the university's student newspaper, The Hilltop, and she was one of the earliest initiates of Zeta Phi Beta sorority, founded by and for black women.
In 1925, Zora received a scholarship to Barnard College and graduated three years later with a BA in anthropology. During her time as a student in New York City, Zora befriended other writers such as Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen. Together, the group of writers joined the black cultural renaissance which was taking place in Harlem.
Throughout her life, Zora , dedicated herself to promoting and studying black culture. She traveled to both Haiti and Jamaica to study the religions of the African diaspora. Her findings were also included in several newspapers throughout the United States. Zora often incorporated her research into her fictional writing. As an author Zora , started publishing short stories as early as 1920. Unfortunately, her work was ignored by the mainstream literary audience for years. However, she gained a following among African Americans. In 1935, she published Mules and Men. She later, collaborated with Langston Hughes to create the play, Mule Bone. She published three books between 1934 and 1939. One of her most popular works was Their Eyes were Watching God. The fictional story chronicled the tumultuous life of Janie Crawford. Zora broke literary norms by focusing her work on the experience of a black woman.
Zora was not only a writer, she also dedicated her life to educating others about the arts. In 1934, she established a school of dramatic arts at Bethune-Cookman College. Five years later she worked as a drama teacher at the North Carolina College for Negroes at Durham. Although Zora eventually received praise for her works, she was often underpaid. Therefore, she remained in debt and poverty. After years of writing, Zora had to enter the St. Lucie County Welfare Home as she was unable to take care of herself. Zora died of heart disease on January 28, 1960. At first, her remains were placed in an unmarked grave. In 1972, author Alice Walker located her grave and created a marker. Although, Zora ’s work was not widely known during her life, in death she ranks among the best writers of the 20th century. Her work continues to influence writers throughout the world.
Her manuscript Every Tongue Got to Confess, a collection of folktales gathered in the 1920s, was published posthumously in 2001 after being discovered in the Smithsonian archives. Her nonfiction book Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo", about the life of Cudjoe Lewis (Kossola), was published posthumously in 2018.

This video provides brief background information on Zora Neale Hurston's life. It was created as an educational tool for foregrounding information before stu...

Today's Women's History Month salute honors the life and legacy of Gwendolyn L. Ifill. https://youtu.be/lAidq-hS6VsSepte...
03/10/2021
Gwen Ifill honored with Black Heritage Forever stamp

Today's Women's History Month salute honors the life and legacy of Gwendolyn L. Ifill.

https://youtu.be/lAidq-hS6Vs

September 29, 1955 – November 14, 2016

Gwen Ifill was an American journalist, television newscaster, and author. In 1999, she became the first African American woman to host a nationally televised U.S. public affairs program with Washington Week in Review. She was the moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and co-anchor and co-managing editor, with Judy Woodruff, of the PBS News Hour, both of which air on PBS. Gwen was a political analyst and moderated the 2004 and 2008 vice-presidential debates. She authored the best-selling book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama. She was born in the Queens neighborhood of Jamaica in New York City and was the fifth of six children.

Gwen graduated from Springfield Central High School in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1973.She then graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Simmons College, a women's college located in Boston, Massachusetts.

While at Simmons College, Gwen interned for the Boston Herald-American. One day at work, she discovered a note on her desk that read, "Nigger go home." After showing the note to editors at the newspaper, who "were horrified", they offered her a job when she graduated from college in 1977.

Gwen went on to work for the Baltimore Evening Sun from 1981 to 1984 and for The Washington Post from 1984 to 1991. She left the Post after being told she was not ready to cover Capitol Hill, but was hired by The New York Times, where she covered the White House from 1991 to 1994. Her first job in television was with NBC, where she was the network's Capitol Hill reporter in 1994.
In October 1999, she became the moderator of the PBS program Washington Week in Review, the first black woman to host a national political talk show on television. She was a senior correspondent for PBS News Hour. Gwen appeared on various news shows, including Meet the Press, Face the Nation, The Colbert Report, Charlie Rose, Inside Washington, and The Tavis Smiley Show. In November 2006, she co-hosted Jamestown Live! an educational webcast commemorating the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, Virginia Gwen served on the boards of the Harvard Institute of Politics, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Museum of Television and Radio, and the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. In 2017, the Committee to Protect Journalists renamed the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award, which started in 1991, to Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award.

Gwen was named an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta during the sorority's 22nd Annual Delta Days in Washington, D.C.
June 2009 Gwen Ifill was inducted into the Washington, DC Journalism Hall of Fame by the Washington DC chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2012, Gwen was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame. In 2014 she was awarded the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism. Her work on the PBS town hall special America After Ferguson earned her a nomination for Outstanding Host in a Talk, Reality, News/ Information or Variety (Series or Special) at the 46th NAACP Image Awards. In November 2015 she accepted the Lifetime Achievement award from the Women's Media Center at the annual Women's Media Awards ceremony. She received the Fourth Estate Award from the National Press Club in 2015.

Columbia University awarded Gwen the John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2016, but she died two days before the scheduled ceremony.

Gwen received more than 20 honorary doctorates from universities around the world, including Georgetown University, Smith College, Bates College and Skidmore College in May 2011 she served as a commencement speaker at Morehouse College.

On the one-year anniversary of her death, November 14, 2017, Gwen 's alma mater Simmons College announced that they would be launching a school in 2018, named in her honor as the "Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts and Humanities".

On January 30, 2020, Gwen was honored on a U.S. postage stamp.

Some people leave an indelible mark on the world, and our friend Gwen Ifill is one of them. The NewsHour legend was honored Thursday with a Black Heritage Fo...

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✨ #BlackGirlSOAR This Saturday morning was well spent taking these #BlackGirlBeauties (#CIA : Caroline Inspires Ambassadors) to the Drive-Thru #BackpackGiveaway sponsored by The Commission on Black Girls @the_commission_on_black_girls We then went to one held by Central Community House @central_community_house . Our last stop was back to park where they received Yoga & Self-Kits through LeadTheWayLearningAcademys #RadicalSelfCareDay I am so grateful for opportunities to GET & GIVE FREE QUALITY GIFTS to the youth I serve. They need it and they want. They too are extremely Blessed because of your efforts and intentions in centering them. 🙏🏿 Thank you! Thank you Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson! For your vision and ex*****on. Our Black Girls at The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University @tcs_odu and Academy for Urban Scholars are better because of it. #DreamsComeTrue when you #FollowThrough #iSpeak #iSing #iEducate💡#iNarrate #iFacilitate #iMentor #iPoet #iAct #iServe #StayInYourTruth ✨ #SlayInYourPurpose ✍🏿 #StepIntoYourSerenity 💃🏿#FreeBlackGirlRising🦋 ##HoodedAndHOOD #MANIFEST 💎#BookMeRightNow 📞 #CarolineINSPIRES