Dear Racism

Dear Racism, Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation from the position of 2nd class citizen. My last day of employment was yesterday. Unlike leaving other positions, this was an easy decision because I never asked for the job. I never agreed to be labeled, belittled, mistreated, abused, disrespected, disregarded as worthless…you get […]

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Rebirth

As life unfolded, I let this blog – I am Black and Beautiful sit quiet and lose its voice.  However, just like an itch that will not go away, I could not bury it in the graveyard of dead dreams. It called to my soul and the need to say what needs to be said […]

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Happy Birthday First Lady!

Our First Lady, Michelle Obama turns 48 today!  I’m sure her and the President will celebrate in grand style.   Shine Your Light! ~Nena

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Share “The Dream” with your children. Keep it alive!

              Set aside sometime today to sit and talk with your children about Martin Luther King, Jr.  His contributions to our society are far too important to be forgotten.  Shine Your Light! ~Nena  

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Send ‘Racist’ Hollywood a Message by Supporting the movie Red Tails

The Root gives us a lit snippet of George Lucas’ interview on The Daily Show, where he talks about how he had to fund his movie Red Tails that features an all black cast.  Apparently Hollywood did not know how to market the film because of the black people in it.  Wow! According to the Nielsen […]

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Brandon E. Turner, African-American Rhodes Scholar

In this article, The Root introduces us to Brandon E. Turner a young man who is on his way to greatness.  As a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship he has beaten out some of the best young minds and has a big and bright future ahead of him. I love to celebrate the accomplishments of […]

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The Black Single Female Discussion Continues

The discussion about why a large number of black women are single continues.  Does anyone know the real cause?  Are more black women single by choice or is it the result of a greater problem?  Angela Stanley, in this NY Times opinion piece Black, Female and Single provides another explanation for why the number of […]

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