Graduation Date

Fall 12-13-2021

Grading Professor

rachel glickhouse and kristine villanueva

Subject Concentration

Engagement Journalism

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Black girls and women sit at the intersecting identities of being Black and women in an anti-Black, patriarchal, misogynistic society. There are certain experiences that Black women in the United States endure due to historically negative perceptions of Black women.

When I decided to be a part of the engagement journalism program at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, I decided to cover the community of Black girls and women from Schenectady, New York, and the rest of the Capital Region or what I call the (518)

For the past year and a half, I have covered the community of Black girls and women in Schenectady and the rest of the 518 through the process of engagement. Through the numerous conversations between Black girls and women, I see how the structures of our current society are impacting the lives of Black girls growing up. I also see how societal structures impact the way Black women can show up and exist in the world. In this report, you will learn all about my engagement journalism process to see how I served the community of Black girls and women in the 518


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