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Black women talk empowerment, voting and birth control at salons

OULIMATA BA Special to the AmNews | 8/23/2012, 2:04 p.m.

Peeler-Allen said the biggest suggestion is to increase the network of support and information made available to Black women, because when it comes to being more involved in politics, that's something that will take time.

"In two years, we'd love to be able to say that we've helped X amount of women who are City Council members," Peeler-Allen said.

In the meantime, Carr and Peeler-Allen use social media like Facebook and Twitter to raise awareness about panel discussions and different studies and statistics that pertain to women.

"Baby boomer women are more likely to support women then Generation Xers. Interesting," Peeler-Allen said in a tweet from her account,

@kimberp_a. Higher Heights also has a Twitter account, @HigherHeights4.

Peeler-Allen and Carr hope to rectify the lack of communication between older and younger generations of Black women. The salons expose young women to issues like health and money that may affect them later in life.

"That's the beauty of what Glynda and I have set out to do." Peeler-Allen said. "We had a salon not too long ago and the oldest person was in her 70s and the youngest just graduated from college. The issues that affect Black women are across the board."