This Is What Happens When More Than 150 Women And Girls Of Color Come Together In The Name of Mentorship

- By Bossip Staff

… On Friday, hair care brand Curls brought together more than 150 women and girls of color in New York City for their inaugural Curls Girls Rule the World Empowering Entrepreneurs Luncheon and the event was indeed a powerful one. “My goal of giving young women access to resources and connections was truly realized,” Curls creator Mahisha Dellinger said of the half-day event. “Having our girls meet face-to-face with women who have and are still succeeding will empower them to live the lives they have always desired. This is only the beginning.” The beginning was having high school girls from schools throughout New York City and Yonkers connect with a number of influential business women who agreed to help these budding entrepreneurs and leaders achieve their professional dreams…

Why Don’t More Black Girls Play “White Sports”?

Gabby Douglas
About 50 years after racial segregation had been outlawed in the US, Gabby Douglas made her historical Olympic debut at the 2012 Summer Olympics. But, despite nearly half a century of racial integration in American society, Gabby’s presence on the gym floor was as conspicuous as a polar bear in a desert — a Black girl slaying it in gymnastics, a “White sport”, was extraordinary. It’s not just in gymnastics that Black athletes are sparse, the same can be said for other sports like lacrosse, swimming, soccer, tennis, and crew, to name a few. So what exactly is going on here? Aren’t we post-racial by now? It’s no accident that in today’s society, the basketball courts and athletic tracks are dominated by Black athletes, meanwhile white athletes dominate in the pools and on the tennis courts. While it might be tempting to explore “the why” of this matter from a genetics angle, the root cause of it is probably more socioeconomic than biological…

Nas, Fabolous, Talib Kweli, Rapsody To Headline 2016 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival has become a summer mainstay and this year is no different. 2016’s headliners include Nas, Fabolous and Talib Kweli, as well as Rapsody. Brooklyn Bodega, Inc. and The Bodega Agency, the producers of Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, now in its 12th year, announced that this year’s annual celebration goes down July 13 – 16. Also, the festival’s house DJ will be Rob Swift, of X-ecutioners fame, and its hosts are once again Uncle Ralph McDaniels and Brooklyn rapper Torae. More than just a concert, the festival touts four days of “beats, rhymes, knowledge, film, photography, MCs, DJs, B-Boys, B-Girls, food, fashion and more…”

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