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Know Your Girls: Breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 16 shares her story to help Black women save their own lives

Know Your Girls is committed to educating Black women about breast cancer. As part of their campaign to educate and inform Black women about their cancer risks, they connected TheGrio with Nikia Hammonds-Blakely, a survivor who was diagnosed at 16 years old. “I was in the shower one morning getting ready for school and I felt the… Read More »

Teen suicides have surged at twice the rate among girls compared to boys in the last decade 

Teen suicides have surged at twice the rate among girls compared to boys in the last decade Between 2007 and 2016, the number of girls between 10 and 19 taking their own lives climbed by nearly 13 percent a year  Suicides increased among teen and young boys, too, but only by about seven percent  Girls… Read More »