“Black is Beautiful aims to empower young people through promoting pan-African ideals. These ideals include positive affirmations of Black beauty, Black intelligence, and Black resources. In the community of Dalun, we wish to teach young people about beauty internally (self-confidence, determination, and self-love) and externally (the value of their melanin and afrocentric features). “
-Mammie Barry BMC 22′
The above words illustrate what lies at the heart of the Black is Beautiful internship. To learn more about the internship and recent updates to the program, check out our recent interview with 2019 fellow Mammie Barry, or previous year’s Black is Beautiful project updates.