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What is Black Girl Speaks?
The Black Girl Speaks (BGS) Movement was founded in 2005 to empower the disenfranchised, uplift the downtrodden, and heal the broken-spirited through artistic expression and activism. BGS consists of "Black Girls" who SPEAK through various forms to heal societal and personal ails. It is a community of Black females who honor the spirits of youthfulness and innocence that is often interrupted by paying tribute to the voice of the Black “Girl” that has impacted us all. Along with allies, supporters, and partners, BGS offers community-oriented programs and initiatives to fulfill its mission.
What is the Queen & Me Tea?
On January 20, 2017, the world bid farewell to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama and his beautiful family. For Black Girls all over the world, it also meant saying goodbye to the poised, brilliant, beautiful, First Lady, Michelle Obama. To honor her impact on us all and commemorate her legacy, Black Girls from all over the country gathered in D.C. at the historic Calabash Teahouse during MLK weekend. And, thusly, the annual Queen & Me Tea was established to honor a different Black Girl each year that has a profound impact on us all. This year's honoree is Queen Maxine Waters.
The itinerary for the weekend was as follows:
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