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Nationally, adults believe black girls ages 5-19 need less nurturing, protection, support and comfort. Black girls are viewed as more independent and knowledgable about "adult topics."

The 2017 Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood, applied statistical analysis to a national study of adults on their attitudes toward black girls.

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Hey, Black Girl! Program

Schedule the transformative Hey, Black Girl! Empowerment Program, a nurturing curriculum where young Black girls can discover their potential, build confidence, and embrace their unique identities.

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About the Creator

Whitney L. Barkley, M.S. is a dynamic entrepreneur, podcaster, college professor, and the visionary behind Hey, Black Girl! In response to the challenges many Black girls face, she launched Hey, Black Girl! during the pandemic to illuminate their potential. Residing in Dayton, OH, Whitney passionately empowers women and girls across her diverse platforms.

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