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11-year old girl starts her own black girl book drive

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Tired of the school's reading list filled with white boy and dog protagonist, Marley Dias kicked off her own hashtag #1000BlackGirlBooks which features Black girls as stars of their stories. Check out the PhillyVoice article here

 

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OK I'm glad the image insertion is now working.  That was a problem before I migrated the board to the new server.  

Yes this young lady has gained a lot of attention as of late.  Her Mother, Dr. Janice Johnson Dias' not-for-profit, GrassROOTS Community Foundation (cofounded by Black Thought of the Roots) is her platform.  Their not-for-profit has  substantial corporate backing; supporters include Red Bull (who knew?) and many others.  

GrassROOTS (you know the "ROOTS" name just now dawned on me..duh), seem to be doing great things in Philly.

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Once again Troy, the cosign by the Roots is generating this attention. You have to get that cosign to gain ground in the mainstream media. This is good news however. Becoming Fallon's houseband is creating unlimited opportunities for the Roots.

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