By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] A week before what former President Barack Obama called possibly the “most important election of our lifetimes,” the Washington Area Women’s Foundation gathered for their annual luncheon, yet it wasn’t full bellies people walked away with, but a call to action to vote, particularly from a big voice in a small body- 12-year-old, Naomi Wadler. “The Washington Area Women’s Foundation is such an important organization for women of color in this city and I am so happy to be here with you today,” Wadler said to the crowd on October 30 at the Marriot Marquis in Northwest, Washington, D.C. Wadler lit the stage and country on fire at the March for Our Lives in March, when, at the age of 11, she broke down reasons why gun reform is vital. Minutes before Wadler took the stage, she took a moment to speak with the AFRO about why she missed school to come out for a … [Read more...] about Naomi Wadler Uses Her Platform and Shaved Head to Remind People to Vote
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Briel said her classmates would tease her about the bald spots and asked her mother if she could shave all of her hair off last week. (SWNS) A 9-year-old girl who was taunted at school after her hair started falling out bravely rose above her bullies and had it all shaved off. Briel Meadows, of Wilmington, N.C., began developing bald spots in January and by June, had lost around 55 percent of her long blond hair through alopecia. The third grader said her classmates at school would stare, laugh and chant: “You have bald spots, you have bald spots.” Briel’s mom, ICU nurse Patricia Meadows, 34, said it was hard when her little girl came home in tears and she felt unable to help. Meadows feared she was pulling her locks out due to stress. SURGEONS REATTACH TEEN'S SEVERED ARM AFTER UTV ACCIDENT But in May, a diagnosis confirmed Briel had alopecia. Alopecia areata is a disease which causes the immune system to attack cells in the body. It causes hair loss on … [Read more...] about Girl bullied over hair loss condition shaves head
Sketch of the man suspected of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl at gunpoint. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department) Las Vegas police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl at gunpoint last week. The girl was walking home alone near Twain Avenue and Swenson Street the afternoon of May 23 and looking for her siblings when she was approached by a man in a black BMW sedan who offered her a ride, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Dave Valenta said. He drove the girl around the block to an apartment complex, where he showed a gun and put a shirt over her face, Valenta said. He then drove her to another area and sexually assaulted her before leaving her in an alleyway near East Twain Avenue and Palos Verdes Street. Valenta described the man as black, 20 to 30 years old, with either a bald or closely shaved head. He is tall and slender with a muscular build and had some facial hair, Valenta said. He was last … [Read more...] about Las Vegas police search for man who sexually assaulted girl
Alex Maxwell waited for his assistant coach Lewey Dean to jump in first.The Middleton girls golf head coach watched as Dean dived into the lake, before he followed suit. Although, Maxwell’s dive was more of a belly flop. The act was all part of a lost bet. Maxwell told the team before the state tournament that if they placed second or higher, he and Dean would take the cold plunge.Despite being soaked from head to toe, it was well worth it for Maxwell. The Middleton girls golf team placed second Tuesday at the 4A State Golf Championships at StoneRidge Golf Course in Blanchard. The Vikings finished with a two-round total of 761, nine strokes better than Bishop Kelly, who won the 4A District III championship last week. × Advertisement “It was incredible. It was quite refreshing actually,” Maxwell said. “But we were pretty excited about how things fell. It went as good as could be. The girls played absolutely great and they just continue to amaze me. So I … [Read more...] about Middleton girls golf make a splash, place second at 4A State Golf Championships
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