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JADA PINKETT SMITH AND WILLOW TAKE A TRIP TO D.C.

Willow Smith accompanied her mother on a trip to Capital Hill to talk about human trafficking in the United States on November 14, 2012. Jada delivered an amazing speech that called for more stringent rules in the area of human exploitation while Willow watched with admiration. The 12-year-old was sporting new braces with every smile.

When asked if she was missing school to see her mom speak Willow said, “No, this is school.” The youngest of the Smith clan became concerned about the high rate of human trafficking among women and children a few months ago.

“She did her own research and realized that there were young girls her age in this country being trafficked for sex. She was like, ‘Mommy — you don’t know what’s happening!’ I was like, ‘Hold up, pause right there!’ And, she was like, ‘I’ve got to give my voice to this. These young girls out there need me,” said Pinkett-Smit in an interview recently.

While she is aware of the human trafficking situation in other countries, Jada was surprised to learn that so many children were being exploited in the United States. “I was actually really quite ashamed that I didn’t know about this particular situation in our country, because when you think about human trafficking, you think about it ‘over there.’ Wherever ‘there’ is. When you talk about modern-day slavery, you don’t see chains. It’s all about the mind. … So, it’s a very layered, complex issue that’s going to take some time for us to figure out how to pull apart. … Right now, we just have to get aware,” explained the actress.

Photos:Kris Connor

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10 Comments to “JADA PINKETT SMITH AND WILLOW TAKE A TRIP TO D.C.”

  • Terri November 20, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Mama Jada was must be really pround. I’m proud of this kid. An activist at such a young age.

  • WriterSanti November 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Thats great!

  • ANGEL November 16, 2012 at 12:17 am

    THANK YOU FOR THIS ARTICLE. IT TOOK A 12 YEAR OLD TO WAKE UP THE WORLD REGARDING HUMAN TRAFICKING IN 2012. WHAT CAN WE DO TO GET INVOLVED IN OUR CITIES. PLEASE GIVE US INFORMATION TO HELP STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN OUR STATES? HOW CAN WE START? WHAT MUST BE DONE? WHAT LAWS WILL BE PASSED ONCE THE GUILTY PARTIES ARE ARRESTED? LAWS NEED TO BE IN PLACE & PUNISHMENT.

  • Sherley November 15, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Willow has braces & she’s still pretty!

  • Jasmyn November 15, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Gorgeous girl fighting for a good cause!

  • GraciouslyMe November 15, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I love it! Teach them early. Our young black girls will one day rule the nation.

  • dani November 15, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Beautiful Girl standing up for a great cause
    Let your voice be heard Willow !

  • Iridescent Me. November 15, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    That smile on Willow’s face is priceless. Beautiful young lady. Next year, she’ll be the big 13. Love them.

  • EVELINA RAE November 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Such a beautiful girl!

    I’m loving the new head wrap fetish Willow has! :D

    • Sherley November 15, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      When you are a short natural, wraps & hats are your best friend during the winter fall & season. :)

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