Are you proud to be a person of color, African American, and black? In my personal opinion I feel this is the greatest time to be alive. We are black people that are opening doors with the paved way our ancestors have provided for us. I would like to shout out all my black business owners may we grow in multiples and spillover like seeds in a field. I would like to thank Martin Luther King Jr, Coretta Scott King, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, and so many other black women who have paved the way for me to have options. It was the women’s suffrage movement of 1913 that allowed us the right to vote, while being black and woman in America. Because of people of color before us went through so much physically, mentally, and emotionally to fight for my rights I am forever in debt to them. We all are in debt to them and we must stand up and take America by its wits, because it is owed to us and it was built on the backs of our ancestors and colored in the blood of every black an American slave alive until 1865. This month grab a black brother or sister and hug them because we fought hard to get where we are as a community that is predominantly operated by white/Caucasian people.
We suffer from mental health issues in silence. Afraid of reaching out for help, thinking you may be labeled. There are so many mental stressors that affect us in our everyday life (i.e work, school, kids, family). It’s okay to allow yourself a day off as a stress reliever. If we are not mentally stable we come apart at the seams of our normal routine. Help is always a good thing to ask for, it is not as negative of a perception as people might think. Stay sane and maintain! What’s your thoughts on Mental Health? Let’s talk!
The most disrespected person in America is the black woman.
The most unprotected person in America is the black woman.
The most neglected person in America is the black woman.
-Malcolm X, 1962
Even today this rings true. We must be confident in our path and take back our magic that has been swept from under our nose. Its nice to have a special person that will protect you, but we must learn to protect ourselves or we’re sitting ducks. We walk around with the potential to soar like an eagle, but with the fetal mind of a chicken. Break free and soar bold EAGLE! Bring people in your space with your winning personality and unique diffrences, don’t feel that you must be accepted in seperate space to exist. Accept you when no one else does, because your best starts with you.
Sista Strut is the largest walk of its kind in the nation to support women of color and most of all with an effort to support the community of St….
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Women have always surpassed men on an educational level, but black women have mastered it. The biggest problem is the follow through rate (ie. graduation). So its seems that the black Women is failing and latinos, Asians, White and other races are surpassing us.
Black women will more than likely face two forms of oppression during their college experience: racism and sexism. All while managing their time, school work and/or relationship.
Have you ever been in a room and actually relized you are the ONLY black person in the room. Thats how it is for a black woman at a PWI (Predominate white Institution). She was invited to the same school just as everyone else, but there is the feeling of being an outsider and looked at as if you are invisible.
What are your thoughts? What are some good pointers our young black women can take with them while in college at an HBCU or PWI? Lets Talk!