Friday, November 24, 2017

Book Recommendation: Black Woman Redefined – Available Now!

My good friend and colleague former JET Columnist, White House Reporter, MSNBC / Grio.com & Essence contributor Sophia Nelson has penned a new book that everyone is talking about! Black Woman Redefined:  Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in The Age of Michelle Obama. We all heard about and were appalled by the Psychology Today article last week […]

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How Ethnic Can You Be At Work?

February 16, 2011 by  
Filed under black women, race, work

Marie Claire has an excellent article on women professionals navigating their ethnic or religious traditions within the work environment: In the last decade, the number of minority women in mid- and senior-level managerial positions increased almost 50 percent, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. And despite working in offices that claim to embrace cultural […]

President Obama: Haiti One Year Later

January 11, 2011 by  
Filed under in the news, international, life, obama, politics, race

President Obama made the following statement on the eve of the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti: As we mark one year since the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, we honor the memory of the quarter of a million Haitians who were lost, along with more than one hundred Americans, many United Nations […]

10 Things Black Girls Do

Interestingly trending on Twitter was #thingblackgirlsdo. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. But decided to take a look at the trending topic. What I saw was not so much good, too much bad, and a hell of a lot of ugly. So the black girl in me wanted to change the conversation to something […]

The Mis-Education of the Negro: Chapter I: The Seat of the Trouble …The Educated Negroes

September 25, 2010 by  
Filed under race

 I oftentimes wonder how many of us have read the classic texts shaping the African American experience…and how many of us have just “heard about it.”  Have you read Carter G. Woodson’s The Mis-Education of the Negro?  Fortunately many texts are now available in the public domain and available online.  blackgirlgrown will periodically post sections […]

Another Round of Obama Grading Begins by the Black Literati

September 22, 2010 by  
Filed under congress, obama, politics, race

Usually on the anniversary of a President taking office and close to any election major news outlets, blogs, and pretty much anyone with an opinion offers their critique of “how the President’s doing.” Given our first African American president, this critique gets distilled down even further among the black literati.  And while the questions may […]

The Mis-Education of the Negro

I oftentimes wonder how many of us have read the classic texts shaping the African American experience…and how many of us have just “heard about it.”  Have you read Carter G. Woodson’s The Mis-Education of the Negro?  Fortunately many texts are now available in the public domain and available online.  blackgirlgrown will periodically post sections […]

45th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

August 6, 2010 by  
Filed under congress, obama, race

Statement by President Obama on the 45th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act Today we celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, one of the most historic and groundbreaking pieces of legislation in our nation’s history. For those who marched bravely; who worked tirelessly; who shed their blood and gave their lives […]

Of Tea Partiers and New Black Panthers

July 17, 2010 by  
Filed under race

Okay, it took me a minute to understand what this kerfuffle was all about.  Apparently, there is a New Black Panther Party and they intimidated black people into voting for President Obama in 2008, so says the Tea Party.  Of course, I didn’t know defending the voting rights of African Americans were their specialty.   And […]

African American Columnists Roundup

June 22, 2010 by  
Filed under black women, in the news, politics, race

Bob Herbert discusses depressing plight of the City of Detroit, once one of America’s great cities: The city of Detroit is using federal money to destroy thousands upon thousands of empty homes, giving in to a sense of desperation that says there is no way to rebuild the city so let’s do the opposite: let’s […]

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