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Meet The 11-Year-Old Standing Up for Black Girls At the March For Our Lives

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“I am here to acknowledge and represent the African-American girls whose stories don’t make the front page of every national newspaperRead full story

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  • “ I am here to acknowledge and represent the African-American girls whose stories don’t make the front page of every national newspaper, whose stories don’t lead on the evening news...I am here to say that everyone should value those girls, too,” .

    She took my breath away.

  • 11, not 16, not 18, but 11. She's already a queen, and she's already changing the world. Assata Shakur has this quote: "Being a warrior and being a struggler has been forced on me by oppression, otherwise I could have been so much more". Little black girls have so much pressure on them, but just like they always do, Naomi Wilder wore it all so well today!

  • When I was 11 I was playing NBA Jam while eating too many fruit roll ups. This kids courage makes me have faith it the next generations. No matter how different they are from current generations, leaders will emerge and help us evolve.

  • My daughter and I watched Naomi Wadler speak together. When she was done speaking, we looked at each other and said, “Possibly the next Oprah...Nah...Future president of the United States.”

  • We have so much that we still need to learn from these kids. They are our future and we need to stop letting them down.

  • These kids are so inspiring - America is doing things right in many ways if this is our future.

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