The Black Girl Magic Showcase was created to recognize deserving young women for their accomplishments. The event celebrates the achievements of girls in the areas of academia, entrepreneurship, leadership, performing arts, community service, STEM, and athletics. Please join us in helping to empower young Black women and encourage our next generation of leaders. Black girls are six times more likely to be suspended from school than white girls (this disparity is twice as large as exists between Black and white boys). Black girls often feel marginalized in such educational institutions, describing them as unsafe, unwelcoming, and abusive. Many family responsibilities, including caring for siblings, also disproportionately fall on Black girls. Moreover, societal biases and race/gender-based media stereotypes degrade and objectify our girls; yet, they prevail. With these hard truths as a backdrop, the sheer magic of black girl success is even more breathtaking.
The inaugural Black Girl Magic Showcase will shine light on Black girl excellence found in our local community. The celebration will include food, live music, a guest speaker, and scholarship awards. But we need your help! Please express your support by nominating a deserving girl, sponsoring the event, or attending. If you know a young lady deserving of recognition, please let us know. Submit a nomination below. Any financial donation is also greatly appreciated. Lastly, please spread the word. Invite family and friends and join us for an incredible evening of Black girl magic!