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Protect Our Girls from Sexual Trafficking

July 2, 2014

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Our girls are being beaten, branded, and abused.

Let’s do our part to prevent this from happening. 
Learn about it. If you see it, DO SOMETHING.

 Pimping, or sex trafficking, is a multi-billion dollar industry: Some say $64 billion worldwide and approximately $10 billion inside America. But at this moment, somewhere in your community, perhaps near your home, a predator is likely working to make $150,000 to $300,000 a year by selling the bodies of teenage girls.  Black girls are particularly vulnerable.

The average pimp has four to six girls, according to statistics from the U.S. Justice Department and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Girls are raped, beaten, branded, indoctrinated, and sold day in and day out in a lucrative sex trade.

Survivors and advocates want the horror clearly identified as sex trafficking and not prostitution, especially when it comes to minors.

“Child prostitution and Johns are two words that should not exist when addressing child sex trafficking because a child cannot commit to commercial sex according to state and federal law,” said Lt. Andre Dawson, officer-in-charge of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Human Trafficking Division, which is responsible for getting pimps off the streets.

Lt. Dawson said society needs a major shift: Children involved aren’t criminals, they’re victims. The buyers aren’t Johns, or sex purchasers, they’re rapists, he said.

Attorney Sanders Gordon:  “Young ladies are being grabbed off bus stops and forced into prostitution … and it’s happening in our own back yard. This is not something that’s happening somewhere else. It’s happening right in our own back yard,” she stressed.

Reported by The Black Star Project
Read the entire article HERE

Yaya DaCosta Alafia Will Play Whitney Houston

June 30, 2014

 

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According to Shadow and Act, Yaya DaCosta Alafia will play Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett will direct the Lifetime movie, I Will Always Love You:  The Whitney Houston Story, scheduled to premiere in 2015.

Yaya DaCosta Alafia’s was the runner up in the third season of America’s Next Top Model.

 

Honoring Ruby Dee

June 28, 2014

Ruby Dee PhotosOctober 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014

Ruby Dee was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, , journalist and activist. She is perhaps best known for co-starring in the films A Raisin in the Sun (1961), Do the Right Thing (1989), and American Gangster (2007) for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was the recipient of Grammy, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Awards as well as the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honors. She was married to actor Ossie Davis until his death in 2005.

Source:  Wikipedia

NABFEME Sisters Behind the Beat-Detroit

June 27, 2014

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Listen & Learn from Detroit’s Entertainment Elite – Powerhouse Business Women!

Toya Hankins – Project Producers CEO, Manager of R&B syoerstar, Kem

Monica Blaire – International Performer & Songwriter

Piper Carter – Celebrity Photographer, Co-Owner 5e Gallery

Jana Stewart – Health & Lifestryle Coach

Twana Tells – Radio One Entertainment Correspondent & Blogger

Ebony Cochran – Pure Strands, CEO

Six Two – Event Development Manager

Bijou GlamStarr – Hot 107.5 Air Personality

Chanel Domonique- CDM Management, CEO

Sabrina Underwood – Co-Manager, Grammy Award winning producer, Mr. Porter
JOYA & NABFEME Detroit: Event Host

President’s Champagne Sip: 1:00 PM —Seminar: 2:00 PM

 TICKETS

 

 

AfroPop Celebrates Caribbean Heritage Month

June 26, 2014

AfroPop Caribbean Heritage Month

With help from the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (Emilie Upczak and Jonathan Ali), and several others: Kim Marie Spence (Jamaican Promotions Corporation), Frances Anne Solomon (Caribbean Tales Worldwide), Luis Notario (Cuban Women Filmmakers Network), Wendy Grant, and Michelle Materre; and in celebration of Caribbean Heritage Month, NBPC presents “Caribbean Shorts”, a special AfroPoP Online series showcasing just a small selection of the amazing shorts made by some of the Caribbean’s most promising young filmmakers.

Click here to watch the first Caribbean short, “Passage” by Kareem Mortimer 

Watch a short a week, read each filmmaker’s profile, and share the link with friends. After all that’s what AfroPoP is about: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange!

Be Happy with Afro’ Week

June 26, 2014

My Afro Week Happy Parisian

My Afro’Week, la Génèse

Myafroweek.tumblr.com est un blog né en Mai 2011 de la volonté d’avoir une plateforme qui rassemblerait l’ensemble des évènements Culture Afro* se déroulant en région parisienne. Initialement co-fondé par Corinne et Joëlle, il est aujourd’hui animé bénévolement par 6 autres jeunes femmes s’occupant chacune d’une rubrique (Littérature/Art-Expo/Musique/Mode-Beauté/Business/Cinéma…). Leur dénominateur commun ? La passion pour les cultures Afro.

Culture Afro* (Afrique, Caraïbe, Afro américaine,  Afro latino et toutes populations afro-descendantes).

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About Us

Myafroweek.tumblr.com is a blog started in May 2011 with the desire to have a platform that brings together all Afro culture events taking place in and around Paris. Originally co-founded by Corinne and Joëlle, it is today led by 6 other young dynamic women  each one in a charge of a column (Literature/Art/Exhibition/Music/Fashion/Beauty/Business/Cinema…). Their common passion : Afro cultures ! 

Afro Culture* (African, Carribean, African-american, Afro latino and other afro descendant populations).

NABFEME Breakfast Club

June 11, 2014
NABFEME Breakfast Club

National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment

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