What is Black Girl Solidarity and is a universal sense of Black Girl Solidarity achievable?
We often talk about “the look” or “the stare that black people give each other in spaces where they are the extreme, undeniable minority. It’s a look of comfort and acceptance that says (without saying), “I got you, ‘fam’.” This look transcends demographics and “ethnicity”. It’s a cultural phenomenon that bonds blacks when they feel the most uncomfortable and unrepresented. Continue reading “Black Girl Solidarity: Can Black Women Come Together In Solidarity ? (An Introduction)”
It’s that time of year again: candy, trick-or-treating, haunted houses and cultural appropriation run rampid during the month of October. Why? HALLOWEEN! This year, while searching for a costume, I was instantly turned off by the multitude of appropriating white women in costumes that just wouldn’t work for me or in costumes that I found just plain stupid.
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*That awkward moment when you think “Raven Symoné” is some sort of a beautiful, Anglo-Saxon name that rolls smoothly off the tongues of Caucasian parents and Catholic priests while they consider what to name their children…*
There is a collective sigh of hurt, disappointment and ultimately, confusion radiating throughout the black girl/woman community each and every time Raven Symoné speaks. I momentarily considered suing Ms. Symoné for emotional distress, but I decided to think it over and if anything, she’s the one in emotional distress. I mean, think about it: there is NO WAY a woman with common sense & analytical skills would say any of the mess Raven has been confidently spewing out recently. Now, while Raven says she won’t hire people with “ghetto names”, if you have a pink mohawk, she might give you a letter of recommendation for another job.
Continue reading “Letters To My Sisters: Raven Symoné… you’re still my sister (#BringBackRavenBaxter)”
Homecoming season is upon us and the #BlackGirlSupremacy is reigning! I can’t even begin to explain the levels of beauty these ladies exude. See it for yourself and check out the gallery of queens below who have slayed these homecoming dances in each and every way. If you’d like to submit homecoming pictures of your own or of a friend, email BlackGirlSupremacy@gmail.com
Recently, I read an article by a fellow teen-blogger, Ella Cas. I’d been following Ella on Instagram for quite some and was happy to see that she had a nice blog that she’d created through Google’s Blogger feature. One post in particular stuck out to me. It’s entitled, “Let’s Talk: Pro Black.” After reading the post, I realized that Ella has a few things misunderstood. When tackling topics such as these, it is important to research and fully contextualize information before forming any kind of opinion and trying to relay information to a new audience. This post is not meant to belittle Ella, her blog or her over all persona/image. Seeing as though she ended the post with, “So, do you agree or disagree? Wanna enlighten me on some things or share opinions with another?”, I’ll take this time to properly disagree. I will insert the link to Ella’s post within this and you’re free to check out the post for yourself in it’s entirety. My main goal is to clear up the misunderstandings throughout the post. I’ll do so by separating each the post into sections and elaborating on each in my own words. The italics and sections labeled “EC” are Ella’s responses. The sections labeled “Mo”, are mine. Let’s begin.
DISCLAIMER: I don’t intend to be disrespectful in any way to Ella and her blog. She has a great blog and I hope she goes far with it and her many other endeavors. However, I do feel as though I needed to speak on different points she made throughout her article.
Continue reading “Let’s Talk About It: Pro Black [A Response]”