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Girl, You're Black and Badass: How Can You Get Involved?

“Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now.”

Audre Lorde, American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist

Dear Badass Black Girl,

Too many Black girls had/have to survive a childhood in neighborhoods where death, drugs, and violence surround us. The most dangerous cities in America (Oakland, Cleveland, Baltimore, and Detroit) have large Black populations in some of the most crime-dense parts of the country.

Why is that? And more importantly:

How can community organizations like nonprofits, churches, charities, youth groups, after-school programs, fraternal organizations, and others focused on furthering education, help reduce crime and find alternatives to violence? How can you get involved?

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