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Blackgirl Gold Unapologetic, Inc.

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Blackgirl Gold Unapologetic, Inc. (BGU) is a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRC. We provide annual funding to advance work that centers the lives of Blackgirls*. BGU became active as an incorporated non-profit public charity, February 16, 2018. We awarded our first scholarships September 1, 2018.


*Blackgirl(s) is an intersectional identity that applies to girls and women folk of African ascent and does not separate ones racial identity from ones gender identity. Additionally, Blackgirl is not bound by age: we are Blackgirls from birth to infinity. Robin Boylorn (2018) shares, “I started writing blackgirl as one word in an effort to acknowledge that my race and sex are inextricable markers that influence how I experience the world and how the world experiences me… By taking out the space I was erasing the assumed pause (read apology, explanation, stereotype) between mv identities." The lives of Blackgirls are complex and contradictory; she is not a monolith. nor an anomaly. When we center the lives of Blackgirls, we honor the work of radical self-care, liberatory education, community accountability and unapologetic, creative expressions. We currently serve Blackgirls aged 18-99.


Scholarships & Awards

  • Mama Mary Scholarship, Blackgirl Undergraduate Student – $1,000

  • Mama Audre Scholarship, Blackgirl Graduate Student – $1,000

  • Mama Mayme (formerly the Warrior Award), Blackgirl Mother – $1,000

  • Reclaiming My Time Award [Maxine Waters], Blackgirl Radical Self Care – $500


  • Amachi Smith-Hill, Oberlin College and Conservatory – Mama Mary, 2021

  • Cierra Presberry, Michigan State University – Mama Audre, 2018

  • Clinetta Pinex, Take It Off My Plate – Warrior, 2021

  • Gyrell Morrow, Chicago State University – Mama Mary, 2018

  • Tonayvia Turner, Crenshaw Elementary School, Chicago – Reclaiming My Time, 2021

  • Toniesha D. Webb, University of the Pacific – Mama Audre, 2021

  • Winniefred N. Achempong, San Jose University – Mama Mary, 2021

Village Anchors (Donors)

  • Cowrie Shells – $250

    • The Dope Black Women Collective

    • MaToya S. Marsh

  • Bronze – $500

    • Derute Consulting Cooperative

    • In Honor of Mrs. Zola Temple (RE)

  • Gold – $1,000

    • In Honor of Ruby Parker-Avery (KA)

    • In Honor of Othermothers Gloria Duckett & Dorena Kearney (TW)

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Quis turning Double Dutch @ Silver Room Block Party, 2015; captured by M. Billye Sankofa Waters

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