Sound Off: Malinda Williams on Black Girls Rock!

According to The Media Awareness Network, "The most cursory examination of media confirms that young girls are being bombarded with images of sexuality, often dominated by stereotypical portrayals of women and girls as powerless, passive victims." How are we to ready our teenage girls for womanhood with that type of wicked wind at their faces? At the 5th annual Black Girls Rock! Awards, Ruby Dee and Iyanla Vanzant both reminded us that we must be "mentors" and "midwives" to these young ladies...
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