Role model: A role model or mentor is a person who demonstrates a particular behavior, skill, or social role for another person to emulate. Role models might emerge because of character and conduct or because of particular skills and talents. Modelling ourselves on others is part of human nature, and we all subconsciously take in the … Continue reading Why we need more Quality Female Role Models
Throughout my transition from a young Black girl, to a Black female teenager, to a 43 year old Black Woman, I have been witness, directly and indirectly, to the challenges that being a Black female in this country inherently brings. There are currently, and have been some powerful, national images of Black women as successful, accomplished … Continue reading Time 2 change the image of Black Women in America
When I first saw this magazine cover I must admit I was in denial that this was actually an Ebony magazine cover. I mean after all, Ebony magazine is for US, right? And by "US" I mean Black Women! And not just the light skinned, with straight hair and acceptable European features Black Women. Smh. … Continue reading We’ve come a long way… or have we?
So for anyone who has not had the misfortune of being racially profiled, I thought I might describe to you an experience I recently had with it. Last Friday, my coworkers and I decided to have a business lunch at a restaurant called Max's Diner and Bar in Oakland's Citi Center. Very nice atmosphere, somewhat upscale. At … Continue reading The joys of being racially profiled…
Soooo..... again, I know some of you are probably thinking that I must be making some of this stuff up, but I promise you I'm not! This is where we are right now, in 2015. In Detroit, there is a store that now has made it possible for you to get a loan for a … Continue reading Loans for Weaves… What the What??
I watched part of an episode of a tv show called "Being Mary Jane" the other day and in this episode she convened a panel of guests (she hosts a talk show) to discuss an article that is actually a real life article written by Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa and was published by Psychology Today back … Continue reading Why are black women still considered less physically attractive than other women??
I swear I don't make these things up. Apparently it's a new trend on Instagram for white women to use the hashtag #NappyHair to describe their bad hair days... Please, don't take my word for it, take a look for yourself. It's very interesting to say the least. Disturbing and irksome to be completely honest. … Continue reading Hashtag #NappyHair- the new “Trend” for white women on Instagram
We have been conditioned, through enslavement, physical and mental abuse, and the subliminal messages that feeds us programming that informs us what being a Black woman "really" means. In other words, to be a Black woman means to be marginalized, disrespected, lazy, loud, ghetto, sex objects, uneducated, naïve, gullible, defensive, judgmental, opinionated, men haters, and … Continue reading What it means to be a Black Woman
I'm almost at a loss for words after having watched J Lo's video for "Booty" featuring Iggy Azalea. I mean, really?? Okay J Lo, you're a grown woman I get it, and just because I may frown on you being 45 and a mother and wonder why in the world you would want to put that … Continue reading So now non-black women are being celebrated for having big butts-what the what?
As a little girl, there is a moment where you suddenly become "aware" of your appearance, and begin to understand that people are looking at you and you start to wonder how you "appear" in their eyes. The age this realization occurs is different for everyone of course, but trust me, all women can think … Continue reading Black Women and our struggles with our hair…