Bridge Fund 2019

I’m in for $10

Melanated Pearl Corp Fundraiser “BRIDGE FUND”

We are starting a Bridge Fund for women. Have you ever needed a BRIDGE to prevent a financial set back. Have you ever been just a $100 dollars short but end up paying a fee for over draft charges? What if you could apply for a bridge?

How to support:

1. Post a picture of yourself holding $10 on social media and tag #melanatedpearl #iminfor10 #wherethebagat2020

2. Donate $10 or more via CashApp $MelanatedPearlCorp or PayPal https://www.paypal.me/melanatedpearlcorp

3. Spread the word and volunteer!

Clayton County Library Board of Trustees Retreat

Clayton County Library Board Trustees attend training by Ben Carter.

Do you want to lead but feel trapped Professionally! P.E.A.R.L. Girls are encouraged to become ACTIVE change agents in their communities! Consider joining a board!

Trustee Training

Ben Carter, Asst State Librarian

The Library Board of Trustees consists of 10 members appointed by the Clayton County Commissioners. The Library Board is a legal entity that has the authority to make policy and govern the affairs of the Library.

Clayton County Library Director #pearlgirl

What the Library Board does:

  • sets policy for the Library
  • defines the purpose and direction of the Library
  • demonstrates accountability to the community
  • advocates on behalf of the Library to ensure acquisition, development, and sustainability of resources and services
Clayton County Library Trustees Retreat 2019

Regardless of your professional role or title you can be an active voice in your community! #volunteer

Consensus on Consent

Melanated Pearl Corporation seeks to provide support and resources using a virtual space to gather ideas for policy recommendations to provide better protections for Black women and girls.

Is anyone going to talk about black girls and sexual abuse in the black community?

The countless stories of Black women and girls missing, being killed, being sexually abused, or made unsafe at the hands of their parents, guardians, police officers who use excessive force has frequently gone unnoticed….basically the very people who are suppose to love and nurture our black girls are in some cases the ENEMY in the room. What’s hidden in plain sight: A look at child sexual abuse A look at child sexual abuse in the black community. By Stephanie Hargrove

SCHOOLS?

Black girls have been made unsafe in schools where they are six times more likely to be suspended than White girls, are silence victims of sexual violence, and are almost expected to become victims in the school to prison pipeline.

HOMES?

Black women and girls are unsafe in their homes and continue to suffer from high rates of domestic violence and sexual assault.

MEDIA?

The perception of Black women and girls in the media perpetuates negative images reinforcing programming that promotes the idea that Black women, who are exponentially over sexualized and are essentially, not rape-able.

QUESTION?

What if your innocence wasn’t given but taken? What if your first sexual experience was rape? Healing after surviving sexual violence is a personal journey but it shouldn’t stay private. EXPOSE THAT SOB immediately!

We have to build a safety net for Black Females locally and globally!

I am a black female who grew up around boys. There are many men in my family. In previous years, I would have fought you if you ever suggested that those men didn’t build a circle of love and protection around me and my female relatives. #blackmensupporingblackwomen 

As a child I heard rumors certain females in specific inappropriate situations and I remember being shuffled out of the room when intense “adult conversations” began also known as “Go outside and play!” Or the more popular “Go find something to do, don’t you see grown folks talking?”

But recently, I received a call from a relative. Her voice was different. She spoke with a tone of expectation and I immediately acknowledged the freedom in her voice. She began to reveal a story of survival, resilience and triumph describing a level of mental, spiritual, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse comparable to the historic treatment of slave girls in the Deep South.

Let That Hurt Go
…finding your freedom begins with telling your story… #melanatedpearl

Stripped and beaten for attempting to defend your body and its worth from a person whose role is to “protect and provide” is more than confusing and unfortunate.

It’s Traumatic and it’s worthy of REAL discussion! #melanatedpearl

Melanated Pearl Podcast

Melanated Pearl host a panel with two black woman on the topic: Angry!

The angry black woman myth also shapes how others read and interpret the actions of Black women. There are various sources, platforms, and mediums that Black women use to shed light on the impact of the myth. Melanated Pearl invites Black women to provide insight on how the myth is reinforced in the media, social spaces, and interpersonal interactions.

Join the Melanated Pearl Community!

Melanated Pearl Podcast

This podcast is the start of a conversation.

Black women are expected to use our anger only in the service of other people’s salvation or learning. But that time is over.

Black women, whether if it’s through activism, academia, art, dance, or writing validate, affirm their rage. Through such activism and discourse, black women have opened many conversations regarding the dismissal and scrutiny of their emotions.