Dear Black Girl
Dear Black Girl is based out of the Bronx, with the mission to inspire, encourage and uplift young girls, teaching them to love and believe in themselves. It aims to build a sisterhood among girls in the community ages 7-14, through special events such as lunches and sleepovers. Cassandra and Melody want these girls to know that they are loved and special, while giving them the confidence to achieve their dreams.
Dear Black Girl is an amazing program, and they need your help! Any donation will help this program grow, and improve the lives of these girls. All proceeds will help fund group events, assist in buying school supplies and will help provide college funding. Join The Ellen DeGeneres Show and give back to these two deserving sisters and their program!
Beth Graves, I don't see where you might think this is racist ! The young ladies saw a need in their community and addressed that need. Perhaps their immediate community just happens to be pronominatly black. I doubt these very giving young ladies would ever turn down a young girl of another race or color ! Bravo to them for stepping up to the plate especially when they themselves where in need. Giving , loving is a very wonderful personal trait. Please leave the word racist out of this, there has been enough backlash as of late because of that word. I cannot donate at this time but I will keep these young ladies and their cause in my prayers.
Why is it everything is about race anymore. If you don't want to donate then keep your stupid comments to yourself and move along. Thank god there are individuals out there that are willing to do good for their community instead of complaining all the time that life isn't fair to themselves.
Beth Graves did you happen to read the description? If not I'll save you a scroll up here you go: "Dear Black Girl is based out of the Bronx, with the mission to inspire, encourage and uplift young girls, teaching them to love and believe in themselves. It aims to build a sisterhood among girls in the community ages 7-14, through special events such as lunches and sleepovers. Cassandra and Melody want these girls to know that they are loved and special, while giving them the confidence to achieve their dreams."
Why do people always have to put race into it, these 2 sisters are awesome and doing something to help young girls. No where does it say black only why do people always have to attach color lines. Instead if you live in a community that has a need then do something in your area. If we for once could all just come together this world would be a much better place. Cassandra and Melody you rock!!!
Dear Beth and Cathy and any other people commenting about why is this program for black girls...it's because that's what the need is in the Bronx. It's because the leader of the group is a black girl herself and knows she is better than what the world says she is and has given her. Black girls raised in a predominately white country where white is pretty, white is privileged, white is automatically "better" in the eyes of the media, what they see on TV, magazines and the internet. There's a video going around the internet with dark skin black girls talking about how even the light skin black girls are prettier. Just because blatant segregation has been banished doesn't mean it still doesn't exist in our communities. Take a walk in the inner cities and tell me again how we need a "dear white girl" program!!! It's about time someone empower these black girls with the truth while they're still young! Not only are they silently told they're not good enough on a daily basis, but the majority are in single parent homes where guaranteed the mom is too busy working to spend the kind of one on one quality time with them and engrave within themselves that they are good enough and better than the crap they see in the media! Thank God for these sisters who are changing these little girls' lives before they grow up believing that they are limited to what the world says they are or should be!
Beth you need to realize we are all mixed...somewhere in your heritage is a black woman...guaranteed! Seems like you could use a group like this to show you love and empower you. So I may be only one but ...you are beautiful and I love you! To the sisters, I was in tears hearing your story! Way to go!
Why would it matter if it is for black girls or not? It's for sweet innocent children. Why people always make it about color or race, boggles the mind. If you want to donate, great! If you don't want to, move along and stop being a troll behind the computer.
Wow no surprise here! There is a bunch of racists on here saying that this great Organization is racist, but how is it racist? They are just helping their community and encouraging young black girls that they can do and be something great. Maybe if people start being kind to one other and some judging people based on skin color there wouldn't be a need for organization like this. Everyone need to learn how to be like Ellen!
I could not stop crying during this segment of the show. It began when you started crying. Then, the floods came when you both were given the Shutterfly and Ellen gifts. Congratulations! Your love for one another and for children in and outside of your home is inspiring and contagious. If ever you're in DC, look me up!! Hugs!!