It’s time to center the needs of Black Girls in our national policies.

Our Mission

Born out of the pivotal 2020 election and launched in November 2019, A National Agenda for Black Girls has been and continues to be a national call to action for elected officials and government to center the needs and policy priorities of cis (cisgender) and trans (transgender) Black girls and gender expansive youth. A National Agenda for Black Girls (NABG) is a culture shift and movement building collaborative project bringing the needs of Black girls to the national stage and amplifying the voices of Black girls in the 2020 elections and beyond by engaging organizations across the United States who are committed to the well-being of Black girls.

A. ZahariaIndependent
D. AmberIndependent
M. LoganS.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective & Black Girls Matter Miami Coalition
I AM… a wordsmith and fire starter. i am walking in the legacy of my ancestors. i am planting the seeds to nurture the movement and future generations.
D. MayaFanm Saj, Inc
M. KennedyIndependent
I AM… a creator. I am limitless.
R. AmaBlack Lives Matter in All Capacities
O. EvaBlack Lives Matter in All Capacities
U. MonaeaIndependent
W. PonnyIndependent
B. ReneeIndependent
V. SailajaIndependent
J. AmayaThe Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects
C. QuashayThe Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects
I AM...A Proud African American Woman. Whom, Grew Up In The Windy City Of Chicago. Very Honored To Say I Attend The Illustrious Tougaloo College On A Academic Scholarship and have made the Dean's List since I have been there. I Am The Future. #blackexcellence #blacksuccess
New Jersey
O. ChimdinduIndependent Sadie Nash Leadership Project
G. JadaIndependent
New York
M. AlanaIndependent
I AM… living in the dream of my ancestors as I sculpt a bigger and better dream for those who come after me.
D. AnneIndependent
A. BrittinyIndependent
D. FatoumalaIndependent
I AM… Gambian, American. I am a Muslim woman. I am always advocating for what I believe in. I am strong, fierce and beautiful. I am Fatoumala Drammeh.
B. B. FatoumataIndependent
H. B. FatoumataIndependent
I AM… beautiful.
E. FavourIndependent
P. HeavenIndependent
D. MariamIndependent
K. MinaIndependent
H. NatalieIndependent
O. NnennaIndependent
F. NumaissatouIndependent
I AM… really proud of where I am compared to a year ago.
K. OumouGirls for Gender Equity
I AM… brave.
C. RihannaIndependent
B. RouguiatouIndependent
B. AissatouIndependent
I AM... powerful.
North Carolina
R. AlaniIndependent
I AM… powerful beyond measure.
Y. Rayna The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects
I AM… the architect of my life.
D. SavannahIndependent
B. TyiaIndependent
I AM… strong but not an aquifer of strength, I am also vulnerable.
A. AnuIndependent
D. EnshallaIndependent
I AM… a powerful Black woman.
M. MadinaGwen’s Girls
W. SydneyGirls Justice League
M. TurkanoGwen's Girls
South Carolina
M. BrooklynIndependent
I AM… a young, black woman from the Carolinas. I am a basketball player and I love to thrift and binge watch TV shows. I value my education and have always worked really hard in school, constantly pushing myself to do better and get involved in as many ways as I can. I am the child of two parents that suffer with drug and alcohol addiction, which pushes me to strive for a world in which proper rehabilitation is available and affordable, as well as proper care and therapy for children and families of addicts. I am also a student at a predominately-white school in the South, which pushes me to strive for an education system with anti-bias education and proper recollection of American history, with respect to race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and so much more. I also want our future to be full of reparations, justice, and equity for black individuals in our country.
Washington, DC
L. AlexiaIndependent
I AM… ever evolving. Finding my own divine balance through both fire and water, while pursuing purpose relentlessly-- lives are dependent on it.
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Who is a Black Girl?

Black girls, like all communities, are not a monolith. We recognize and center the full spectrum of gender identity of Black young people, including cis and trans Black girls, and all young people who have experienced Black girlhood.

Through gender and racial justice work, we have learned that by bringing Black girls and Black young people along the gender spectrum from margin to center, we are actively working to liberate and uplift all experiences of Black girlhood. We also acknowledge that the language that speaks to this work is constantly evolving.

We intentionally use the phrase “cis and trans Black girls and gender non-conforming Black youth.” Where brevity is required, we use the phrase “Black girls” as an umbrella term to refer to our communities.

Black girls are the experts of their own lived experiences.

We’re demanding more of our nation’s leaders

Presidential candidates were asked to respond to the NABG Candidate Questionnaire and to participate in a digital town hall to discuss their responses.

We amplified the NABG policy priorities to the 2020 presidential candidates throughout the election cycle. The NABG Youth Steering Committee, composed of youth activists from across the country, also held town halls where they discussed their experiences with issues around education justice, democracy, health and wellness, and more.

In Summer 2021, NABG youth organizers centered the importance of cultivating and protecting Black joy and radical self care. Joy As Resistance: Youth Conversations on Liberation was a space where Black girls and gender expansive youth were able to dream up what freedom, happiness, and truly being carefree looked like. Young people were joined by Black queer author and poet, Jasmine Mans and media, journalist, and content queen Danielle Young.


Check out our events page to stay connected on what’s coming up next and how you can attend!