This report was commissioned by the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) as part of a series
highlighting issues confronting women and girls of color. This report uses information and data provided
by the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force interim report (MBK90) and website in addition to other
scholarly research to analyze the validity of the male-centric framework of the My Brother’s Keeper
Initiative and to provide information about the status of women and girls of color, comparing their
situation with that of men and boys of color as well as with white females and males.