Do you know HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS!!!!
I’m glad this descriptor was created much longer and was not the brainchild of the racism/victim ambulance chaser….although it lends to more questions about who has done research, who has claimed credit for such research and what the underlying agendas are…..
Now…perhaps some of our native home-grown population will see its validity and understand its significance. Other non-AA blacks also understand the need to claim their heritage (i.e. Jamaican, Nigerian, etc).
WE ARE AMERICAN!!!
And note to media…STOP lumping every black person as African American. We are distinct, unique and built this country — whose benefits everyone else fully enjoys. Other people are studying us and our histories in their continuing quest for dominance.
WE need to be on firm ground about who we are as women, as people and as part of society at large.
CBC Week wraps up its annual (I don’t know what to call it as I don’t know what the parameters to critique it are anymore) week-long event after a fancy dinner/dance and speech from POTUS. A political speech is always a political speech, however some truths can apply. Mr. Obama referenced his focus on programs like My Brother’s Keeper did in fact FAIL to address the needs of black girls. Those were conversations we had online and how his largest base (black women) were being shoved aside for everybody else again).
His reference to the way our pioneering African American women Civil Rights leaders were sidelined by the [publicity-stunting, self-serving] males has been an on-going topic of conversation on these very pages for several years now http://actsoffaithblog.com/lets-not-forget-the-black-women-who-defined-the-civil-rights-movement and it’s rewarding to see the work of vast networks of BWE and BW-centric digital spaces continue to pay off in shaping the zeitgeist.
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