Chicago's Missing Black Women and Girls Prompted Aziya Roberts to Start Organizing

On the last day of her eighth grade year, Aziya Roberts, 14, found herself leading a march of 150 people through the streets of south side Chicago with signs saying “Black Girls Matter” and “I Will Protect Her” written in bold colors, as honks of support from cars passing by echoed through the air.

Overnight, the teenager had become a community organizer — a title that takes months or even years to achieve — but Aziya had done it in less than a week.

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