Sex trafficking disproportionately affects African-American women and children, who make up nearly 40% of all victims in the United States.

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Welcome to B.L.A.S.T.

Black Leaders Against Sex Trafficking

At B.L.A.S.T., we are dedicated to eradicating sex trafficking and empowering communities. Through our core initiatives, we provide comprehensive programs and resources that foster change, uplift survivors, and create a world free from exploitation. Join us in our mission to make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals affected by sex trafficking.

94% of sex trafficking victims were female, 40% were black, and 24% were latinx.

Our Solutions


EmpowerHer is a transformative program designed to equip young girls and women of color with the skills and mindset needed to thrive as entrepreneurs. Through entrepreneurship education, mentorship, and self-confidence building, EmpowerHer empowers participants to create their own businesses and become leaders in their communities.



The PeerPreneur Program is a life-changing initiative that trains survivors of sex trafficking to become mentors and advocates. By providing survivors with the necessary tools and support, the program empowers them to share their experiences, provide guidance to others facing similar challenges, and become catalysts for positive change in their communities.



The Systematic Change Initiative focuses on addressing the underlying causes of sex trafficking through policy advocacy and collaboration. By working with organizations, policymakers, and communities, BLAST aims to bring about sustainable and systemic change that tackles issues such as poverty, gender inequality, and lack of opportunities, ultimately reducing the prevalence of sex trafficking.



The AMEN Program mobilizes churches and ministries to actively combat sex trafficking through comprehensive online training modules. By educating and empowering individuals within religious institutions, the program equips them with the knowledge and resources to take action against sex trafficking and create safer communities for all.


Sex trafficking among Black women has increased by 40% in the past decade. African-American children have experienced a 74% rise in sex trafficking victimization in the last five years.

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There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.

- Kofi Annan

Building Partnership

We partner with businesses and like-minded programs and initiatives to offer job training, employment opportunities, and mentorship for survivors.

Legal Resources

We provide legal representation and support for survivors, advocating for anti-trafficking laws and policies, and training law enforcement and legal professionals on trafficking.


We advocate for policies and practices that address the root causes of trafficking, providing culturally sensitive and trauma-informed services to survivors, and educating stakeholders on the intersections of trafficking and oppression.

Systematic Change

We advocate for policies and practices that address the root causes of trafficking, providing education and employment opportunities for survivors and vulnerable communities, and working towards social and economic justice.


We provide training and resources to law enforcement, social service providers, and the general public, and advocating for anti-trafficking education in schools and universities.

97% of adult
are black & 53% of all
juvenile TRafficked arrests
are black children

—more than any other racial group

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