top of page


President Barack Obama's declaration in 2015 that Black women "face real and persistent challenges," followed by a White House summit to explore expanding opportunities for women and girls of color, was a watershed moment. But it didn't come out of nowhere.

This important recognition reflected years of work by AAPF and a number of visionary activists and advocates who mobilized around the #WhyWeCantWait hashtag throughout 2014 & 2015, elevating the life experiences of women and girls of color and pushing for the incorporation of gender in our definition of racial justice.

See below for more information on the campaign:

What's Right and Wrong About "My Brother's Keeper:" Black Men Engage

bottom of page