Media Coverage of AAPF's Letter from 1,000 Women of Color

Weeks after our letter from 200 Concerned Black Men opened up a critical dialogue about the need to include girls and young women of color in President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" program, this week's release of a letter from over 1,000 Women of Color making the demand for their inclusion in the program has sparked another wave of media attention on the issue. On Friday, Michael Eric Dyson covered the letter on MSNBC's The Ed Show, and since then our letter has been reported on and written about in outlets like The Washington PostCNNThe Nation, Salon, and elsewhere. The hashtag #WhyWeCantWait has also generated a lot of great commentary through Twitter. Check out some of the articles below to read up on the coverage, and be sure to keep the conversation going by sharing and signing on to our letter!

-Kimberle Crenshaw interviewed on Democracy Now! - 11/13/14

-"White House to Women and Girls of Color: We Care" by Maya Rhodan at Time Magazine- 11/12/14 

-"White House Turns to Girls of Color" by Jesse Holland at Associated Press- 11/12/14 [Huffinton Post, ABC News, Washington Post...]

-"Help Boys, but Don't Shortchange Girls" A Plea from Gloria Steinem, Pamela Shifman and Girls Inc. at The New York Times- 8/4/14

-"L.A. Girls and Women of Color Demand to be Heard Amidst My Brother's Keeper" by Julianne Hing at Colorlines- 8/1/14

-"Young Women of Color Need Support Too"- 2 Letters to the Editor by Luke Harris, and Terry O'Neill & Shireen Mitchell at The Washington Post- 7/30/14

"Does Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative Ignore Black Women?", Al Jazeera America

-”The Girls Obama Forgot” by Kimberle Williams Crenshaw at The New York Times- 7/29/14

-"My Brother's Keeper Skating On Thin Evidence?" by Heidi Hartmann at The Huffington Post- 7/22/14

-"My Brother's Keeper's 'Oppression Olympics'" by Stephany Rose at Black Press USA- 7/22/14

-"White House Meets with Activists Calling For Gender Equity in My Brother's Keeper" by Nia-Malika Henderson at The Washington Post- 7/15/14

-"The Case for Including Girls in 'My Brother's Keeper'" by Evie Blad at Education Week- 7/11/14

-"A Latina's Perspective on MBK" by Rosa-Linda Fregoso at The Feminist Wire- 7/11/14

-"#MyBrothersKeeper: Where My Girls At? And how do we define young People of Color anyway?" by Aya de Leon- 7/11/14

-"My Brother's Keeper & The Co-Optation of Intersectionality" by Brittney Cooper at Crunk Feminist Collective- 7/1/14

-"My Brother's Got A Keeper, But What About My Sister?" by Lillian Kalish at Ryot

-"Loving Billie Holiday Doesn't Mean Black Girls Aren't Suffering" by Farah Jasmine Griffin at The Nation- 6/27/14

-Segment on The Mid-Morning MOJO with Stephanie Renee, 900AM WURD- 6/27/14

-"A Call to President Obama to Include Girls of Color in 'My Brother's Keeper' Programs" at The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education- 6/24/14

-"Roland Martin's Wrong: Why Girls and Women Should Be Included in My Brother's Keeper" by Charing Ball at Madame Noire- 6/20/14

-"Rosario Dawson and Alice Walker Want Women of Color in My Brother's Keeper Initiative" at EurWeb- 6/19/14

-"The Gender Flaw in 'My Brother's Keeper'" by Mychal Denzel Smith at The Nation- 6/19/14

-"Women Request Inclusion in My Brother's Keeper" by Sierra Boone at Jet Mag- 6/19/14

-"Women of Color Urge Obama to 'Re-Align' My Brother's Keeper" by George E. Curry at Black Press USA- 6/18/14

-"Women of Color Urge Obama to 'Re-Align' My Brother's Keeper" by George E. Curry at The Michigan Citizen- 6/18/14

-"Alice Walker and Rosario Dawson Want Women of Color in My Brother's Keeper" by Breanna Edwards at The Root- 6/18/14

-"1,000 Women of Color Want Women and Girls Included in 'My Brother's Keeper'" by Nia-Malika Henderson at The Washington Post- 6/18/14

-"Why Did President Obama Leave Out the Girls?" by Paul Butler at CNN- 6/18/14

-"'Black Women, Like Black Men, Scar': Conversation on My Brother's Keeper Heats Up" by Dani McClain at The Nation- 6/18/14

-"'Not Going to Lie Down and Take It': Black Women are Being Overlooked by this President" by Brittney Cooper at Salon- 6/17/14

-"1,000 Women Sign Petition Urging President Obama to Create Legislation for Women of Color" at For Harriet- 6/17/14

-"Calling for My Brother AND Sister's Keeper," The Ed Show (Guest Host Michael Eric Dyson)- 6/13/14