On Gag Reflexes And Swallowing Fear

Pineapples! via Napua Weddings

 

I was going to include this in my weekly breakdown post, but realized it was going to be longer than a few sentences. I’ve bumped it up to post level.

I tried to stifle a groan and move on, but there’s been a dozen articles in response to some [...]

Womanly Words Of Wisdom: Shirley Chisholm

 I want history to remember me not just as the first black woman to be elected to Congress, not as the first black woman to have made a bid for the presidency of the United States, but as a black woman who lived in the 20th century and dared to be herself.

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When We Talk About Creating Business Models For Ourselves....

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I just want to piggyback off a recent post by Khadija over at Muslim Bushido,  African-American Slave Consumers’ Addiction to “Business As Usual” Vs. Escape Velocity.

Speaking only for myself, I make very conscious choices for what I media I consume and whom I give support to. I’ve put my neck [...]

Watch Tina Turner Discuss The Importance Of MARRIAGE, Her Career And Ambitions In Love and Life

This Tina Turner interview opens with a discussion about WHY MARRIAGE MATTERS. She mentions the legal and emotional benefits of why she tied the knot with her long-time love and letting go of the funk from her first marriage. VERY TELLING!!! Money, career, status, security, preparing for her golden years, not having to [...]

K-Mart Does A New Version Of The Dozens In Their Latest Commercial

I’m not sure whether to laugh or cringe at this K-Mart commercial featuring kids doing the “dozens” and “yo mamma” one-offs, but it wasn’t about hurling insults. It’s a little edgy. And there are two young black actresses featured in a multicultural ad. I’m on the fence with this one. What do you think?

New York Times Hit Piece On Majora Carter Is Typical Anti-Black Woman Haterade

You’d think the geniuses at the Times would’ve come up with something more original than Derailing For Dummies lite in their attack against Eco-Strategist Majora Carter, but no, they were too lazy to offer anything beyond paint-it-by-numbers innuendo and the written equivalent of throwing rocks and hiding. It’s 2013. I’ve read [...]

Ms. Magazine Puts Beyonce On Their Cover Delegitimizing Any Claim To Feminism For Money

Update: I wanted to make sure readers understood the seriousness of how attaching any labels related to women’s empowerment in using a Trojan Horse compromised representative will cause far-reaching damage to the black women in particular who embrace it. Other women in protected groups can afford to toy with concepts [...]

When 'Feminist' Sites Use The 'Plight' Of Black Women (In This Case Regarding TV Show Scandal) To Fuel White Dominance

Wasn’t that Season 2 Finale of Scandal a jaw-dropper!! They added a whole, extra layer to daddy issues and Liv’s secret family connection Superpowers, didn’t they? Well, we’ve got all summer to TRY to digest that revelation.

In analyzing the projected images of black women in the media, something popped [...]

Film Short, 'The Door' By Ava DuVernay For Miu Miu

This is interesting. The House of Miu Miu released a fifth installment of its The Women’s Tales series — a project of commissioned works from top female directors around the world — which also highlights key pieces from the Italian brand’s Spring 2013 clothing collection. The short features Gabrielle Union, Adepero Oduye, Emayatzy [...]

Here's A Few Curated Tumblr Blogs Giving Kudos To Black Women

Tumblr users tend to use lots of gifs, animated media freeze-framed into clips. Someone will get a movie clip and write the dialogue or get a moveable screen-shot of a reaction and loop it. They’re using imagery, not just commentary to get the message across. It’s good to have both. I don’t recall [...]