Diamonds In The Rough

Diamonds In The Rough Mission: Equipping young girls ages 10 – 18 to improve their quality of life! As they become "DIAMOND" Leaders of tomorrow

07/24/2020

Our "Stellar" Panel for tonight:, SO EXCITED!

Mentors
Monique Bennefield: owner of Beauty by Monique
Mrs. Yvette Bennefield: Social Worker and Mentor for Diamonds In The Rough Goup, Inc.
Ms. Helen Jae Cheves: Founder/owner of: II Steps Ahead ; A leadership development and life skills coaching company
Mr. Jemere Daniels: Mentor With WITT Wisdom In Troubled Times
Mrs. Alicia Eason-Palmer: Mgr of Operations with Local Bank/ Co-Founder, Mentor of Diamonds In The Rough Group, Inc.
Ms. Ebony D. Green:, LLC CEO; of Business and Books,
Ms. Sidnee McDonald:Penn State Law/J.D. Candidate 2022, Black Law Students Association, Chair of Alumni Committee
Anneliese Eason :Co-Founder- Director of Diamonds In The Rough Group, Inc.

Youth Gen Z
Jezreel Bennefield 16, Cleveland Hill High School
Cameron Blue 19, Recent Graduate
Christian Blue 16, Sr. Tapestry High School
Essence Green Recent Graduate of Univ. of South Carolina/Interdisciplinary Studies
MyQuan Greer: 19, WITT (Wisdom In Troubled Times
Alexandra Myles:12, Cleveland Hill Middle School
Angelina Myles: 16, Buffalo Seminary High School
Nehemiah Quinniey: 14, Home School
Imani Smith: 20, WITT(Wisdom In Troubled Times)
Ayana Thompson: 16, Sr. Olmstead High School

07/24/2020

Please join me tonight at 7:00 p.m on my Diamondgirlsrock fb page, for our "Briding the Gap" zoom conference. We have a great panel and will address several issue concerning the future of our youth.

07/19/2020
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07/08/2020

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Congratulation to Ms. Trinity Bryant a 2020 college graduate!!!! We know that your continued journey to success will onl...
07/02/2020

Congratulation to Ms. Trinity Bryant a 2020 college graduate!!!! We know that your continued journey to success will only get better from here!!

Niagara Falls resident receives NAACP service award
06/23/2020
Niagara Falls resident receives NAACP service award

Niagara Falls resident receives NAACP service award

(WIVB) – A Niagara Falls resident and member of the Air National Guard has been selected as a recipient of the NAACP Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award 2020. Senior Master Sgt. Venita Smith is …

Malala Yousafzai graduates from Oxford University
06/20/2020
Malala Yousafzai graduates from Oxford University

Malala Yousafzai graduates from Oxford University

(CBS NEWS) – Human rights activist Malala Yousafzai is celebrating the completion of her degree at the University of Oxford. Her graduation comes eight years after Yousafzai survived survived…

Healthy Roots Dolls
06/09/2020

Healthy Roots Dolls

You don't even need to ask. Healthy Roots Dolls is #blackowned and female-founded by Yelitsa Jean-Charles.

Healthy Roots Dolls has always existed to empower young girls to love themselves just the way they are. From the color of their skin to the kink of their curl. Our dolls exist to celebrate our differences.

#Representationmatters and we are here to represent.

www.healthyrootsdolls.com

05/15/2020
Dhar Mann

Be grateful for what you have, dont be concerned with what others have 🤗

Always be grateful for what you have.

05/09/2020
GirlTrek: Healthy Black Women and Girls

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS CONVERSATION!
It is must share with your daughter, sister, girlfriend, auntie, niece, cousin etc.
Angela Davis has always been a inspiration to me and I love Nikki Giovanni she is a trailblazer and quite the firecracker...lol. Two legends in our time. Thank you girltrek🤗😊!!!!!!!!!!

You read that right, sis. THE Angela Davis and Nikki Giovanni will be joining GirlTrek LIVE on our FB this Friday to help kick off our #DaughtersOf campaign!!

For the first time ever, these two legends will be in joint candid conversation sharing self care and survival secrets passed down from generations of Black women. Consider it a girl’s night in so grab your wine and share this event on your feed so all your friends and family can join!

It’s a Black girl power hour! And the perfect way to bring in Mother’s Day weekend so don’t forget to tell your mama and don’t forget to RSVP -- it will be a night to remember! #DaughtersOf #GirlTrek #NikkiGiovanni #AngelaDavis

Great Story about determination and perseverance!
03/26/2020

Great Story about determination and perseverance!

“Ever since I was a little girl, I’d been professing that I wanted to be a doctor. But there weren’t any doctors in my family. And we didn’t live in the nicest part of Brooklyn-- so there weren’t even any doctors in my neighborhood. I was fourteen years old when I met my first African American female physician—Dr. Cambridge. It was just a fluke. I needed to see a doctor, and I ended up at her office. But meeting her was like God saying: ‘You can do this. This is what you want, and it’s going to happen.’ It wasn’t easy. All through school I worked the closing shift at McDonald’s. I barely had time to study. I failed general chemistry during my freshman year, and my advisor told me that I shouldn’t pursue medicine. But people had been telling me that my entire life. So I just never went back to her office. I figured everything out on my own. I’d never even heard of an MCAT. I had to learn all that on my own. I studied with old books that people donated to me. But I was still working twenty hours a week, so I only scored in the 19th percentile. I applied to fifteen medical schools and all of them rejected me. That’s when the depression set in. I'd lost $2200 on the applications alone. But I pulled myself together. I kept going. I enrolled in a Master’s program so I could prove that I was capable of succeeding on a higher level. I took out student loans. And for the first time—I was able to focus on my schoolwork instead of surviving. I went into beast mode. I was like a machine. I made my first ‘A’ ever in a higher education course. And the next time I took the MCAT, I scored in the 73rd percentile. When those results came in, I was laying on the floor. I was crying. Because nobody knew how hard I prayed for this. How hard I worked for this. So hard. So, so hard. Only I knew. I did this all by myself.”

#quarantinestories

When girls are nice to each other, we’re so much more powerful
03/11/2020

When girls are nice to each other, we’re so much more powerful

03/09/2020
03/08/2020

Quotes for Great Women & Diamond Girls!

Happy International Women’s Day!

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” -- Oprah Winfrey

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” -- Margaret Thatcher

“In too many instances, the march to globalization has also meant the marginalization of women and girls. And that must change.” -- Hillary Clinton

"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition." – Marilyn Monroe

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” -- Maya Angelou, African American Poet

“Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel, and the same law of progress makes the woman of today a different woman from her grandmother.” -- Susan B. Anthony, Women's Activist

“Men and boys, we show our manhood through the way we treat our women. Our wives, our sisters, our mothers.” -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“One is not born a woman, one becomes one.” -- Simone de Beauvoir

“Women are the real architects of society.” -- Harriet Beecher Stowe

But with all her wealth, she and her family were still not considered worthy to take care of their growing estate. There...
02/22/2020
Meet The 11-Year-Old Black Girl Who Was the Richest Black Girl in The World In 1913

But with all her wealth, she and her family were still not considered worthy to take care of their growing estate. There was a law at that time that mandated every Black and Indian with significant property to be placed under white guardians. In that process, Sarah Rector was taken away from her parents and given to a white man named T.J Porter to take care of her.

The amazing story of Sarah Rector is that of a girl that was born to freed slaves in 1902 and climbed the financial ladder to become the wealthiest Black girl in America when she was only but 11.

beautiful ❤️
02/21/2020

beautiful ❤️

02/18/2020
Kelly Khatib

Kelly Khatib

At only 16, Eric Heard and his cousin Daijanae Price are now the youngest certified African American yoga instructors in WNY. With Yogis in Service , they teach weekly classes with their grandmother making good health a family affair. #yoga
https://bit.ly/3bKglmp 🧘‍♂️ #BlackHistoryMonth

Clara Belle Williams was the first black graduate of New Mexico State University.
02/17/2020

Clara Belle Williams was the first black graduate of New Mexico State University.

Pretty Brown Girl
02/17/2020

Pretty Brown Girl

We LOVE this🥰🥰 say hello to our Pretty Brown Girl of the Day, Little Miss Eliana! 📷: @curlyhairmagkids @little_miss_eliana

Black Girls Rock! Inc.
02/10/2020

Black Girls Rock! Inc.

The first Black person to ever win an #Oscar was #HattieMcDaniel, a true pioneer who paved the way for us to walk in our glory today! We remember you. We honor you. We thank you. We see you. #BlackGirlMagic✨ #BlackGirlsRock

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