African-American/Black women are connecting their collective power, to demonstrate
shared respect and self-worth, to overcome and ultimately end violence and other
suffering among them. To support healing their wounded experiences because of social
and political structures like racism, sexism, classism and other forms
AA/BWCA will inspire and enhance respect for women and girls of African descent
through care, advocacy, education, skill building and mentoring to experience and
express our collective power to generate holistic wellness and cultural acceptance.
Emotional and physical wellness enables one to pursue happiness and meaningfulness in all
aspects of life. Today, overall wellness is costly and unaffordable for most people and more
available to the economically privileged. Overall wellness includes an enhanced ability to achieve
higher education and economic empowerment, access to social privilege and protection from all
forms of violence and oppression. Our collective attention to the state of emergency which
threatens the overall wellness and culture of African American/Black women, all women of African
descent, has to be addressed as a political, public health, economic, and spiritual concern.
Identify, connect, educate, empower, and organize African American/Black women and girls to
impact individuals, communities, and systems to encourage and maintain greater
respect, appreciation and support for women and girls of African descent in the world.
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to support or become a volunteer mentor with the Cultural Alliance. You will be contacted
shortly. Contact us at the same email address if you want to attend, schedule,
or present trainings.
“AWAKE, OH SLEEPER”
African American women & girls are in a state of emergency:
U.S. Population 2000-2009 :
Black Female 20.4M—18.8M (1.6M difference)
2006 Black women accounted for new HIV infections nearly 15 times as high as that of white women and nearly 4 times that of Hispanic/Latina women. At the end of 2007, blacks accounted for almost half (46%) of people living with a diagnosis of HIV infection in the 37 states and 5 US dependent areas. (Center for Disease Control)
2007 black female victims of intimate partner homicide were twice as likely as white female homicide victims to be killed by a spouse. Black females were four times more likely than white females to be murdered by a boyfriend or girlfriend. (DOJ Bureau of Justice Statistics 09/2009)
2008 Black females experienced higher rates of rape or sexual assault than white females or females of other races. (DOJ Bureau of Justice Statistics 09/2009)
2009 Black women develop high blood pressure earlier in life and have higher average blood pressures compared with white women. About 37 percent of black women have high blood pressure. Hypertension also increases the risk of stroke and congestive heart failure—and black women have high rates of both. (U.S. Dept. Health and Human Services)
2008 -2010 Black women were primary domestic violence homicide victims in Georgia, Louisiana, New Jersey, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
2011 Among African Americans diabetes is the #1 cause of kidney failure. High blood pressure is the #2 cause. African Americans have a higher rate of kidney failure than any other group of people. 4.9M; 18.7 % of all non-Hispanic blacks between ages twenty and older have diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes (Nat. Diabetes Education Program)
2011 African American women victims of domestic violence homicide rates reported by Violence Policy Center.
African-American/ Black Women's Cultural Alliance
Leaders are working in these states to cause change: AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, FL, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI WV.
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