Our Story

We’re a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a community that inspires Black Girls to use the political process to improve the quality of life for their families and the collective community.

Our Founder,  Nykidra “Nyki” Robinson launched Black Girls Vote on November 30, 2015, the birthday of Shirley Chisholm – the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress. And just as Shirley Chisholm, she sought to bring change through advocacy, outreach, and building our strength in numbers – which reflects the core of our purpose of Black Girls Vote.

We believe our vote is our voice.

Because of this, we target all age groups and communities of Black girls and we do not only aim to engage, educate and empower Black girls: Black Girls Vote is dedicated to using our collective voice to transform areas where bias has the most profound impact on our lives.

We are powerful, dynamic, transformative, and impactful Black Girls using our vote as our voice.