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Fashion retailer for the plus size urban woman, Ashley Stewart stores have teamed up with the National Council of Negro Women to help foster mentorships between African American women and girls.

Every Tuesday,  all 217 Ashley Stewart stores nationwide, black women and girls will join together to discuss topics ranging from domestic violence to education and cancer prevention.

Click here to read How To Break Free From Domestic Violence.

Dorothy L. Height, 96, president emeritus of the NCNW, says she believes black girls can benefit from mentorship:

“We have to work harder at intergenerational sharing and giving,” Height said after a press conference this week announcing the benefits of the program. “I think older people have a responsibility not only for sharing our history, but also recognizing the new changes and the new things to which we have to adapt and move forward.”

Click here to read about Shaun Robinson’s new book to help empower teen girls.

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