January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Background The Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition mission is to address African American disparities in education, employment, housing and health by working to educate, advocate for and empower the community. As an important part of this mandate we must bring awareness to the plight of black women and girls that are trapped in a cycle of abuse that threatens their well being and leads many to an endless cycle of abuse and despair. We the NEOBHC understands that exploitation, smuggling, and the prostitiution of our most vulnerable women and girls warrants our attention not only in January but year round. Definition of Human Trafficking According to the FBI, Human trafficking, believed to b