GGE’s Organizers make it to the Grio 100 List!
Community Organizer, Nefertiti Martin and Youth Organizer, Emily Carpenter make it to the 4th annual Grio Top 100 African American History Makers list! They were on the same list as actress Kerry Washington, Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas, Oscar Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, former top model and founder of Black Girls Rock Inc., Beverly Bond, Grammy Award winning hip-hop producer, Swizz Beats and many more!
As it states on the Grio’s 100 website:
“Nefertiti and Emily embody the best attributes of their generation: creativity, fearlessness, and a powerful belief that each individual can change the world. Nefertiti has practiced her activism as a member of a number of organizations, including The Possibility Project, FIERCE, the Hetrick-Martin Institute, In the Life Media, the Lesbian Cancer Initiative and Theatre Askew Youth Performance Experience, as well as GGE.”
“Emily, who attends New York’s School of the Future, has been a guest on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris Perry” show, talking about modern-day feminism, and the importance of involving teens and young women in the national dialogue about politics, education and reproductive rights. Her unique personal style has caught the attention of fellow local artists and photographers, and she has been an Urban Word poetry finalist at the legendary Apollo theater.”
TheGrio.com is the first video-centric news community site devoted to providing African Americans with stories and perspectives that are underrepresented in existing national news outlets. This is the 4th annual Grio’s 100 African American History Makers list and we are so proud of Nefertiti and Emily for doing all that they do and being recognized for their work!