#BlackHero Wangari Mathai

Wangari Maathai

Smart, forward thinking, planner, strong, outspoken, beautiful infectious smile.

She reminds us that small steps and planning can make the greatest impact even when equality seems impossible. Rest in Peace Miss Maathai.

Not Just A ‘Black Thing’: An Asian-American’s Bond With Malcolm X

Woke up with Yuri on my mind.. and asked myself how would what I was doing to progress humanity. 

Not Just A ‘Black Thing’: An Asian-American’s Bond With Malcolm X

The Roots Of Beyonce’s Super Bowl Spectacular

“As the pop world’s mirror couple to the Obamas, she and Jay-Z embody not only remarkable personal achievement — he’s the black Horatio Alger, she’s the American Girl — but also racial pride and gender equality, at a time when the politics of race and feminism are confusingly in flux.’ 

Great read about one of the hardest working women in show biz! Shout out to Beyonce for always holding it down for not only black women but women in general! 

PS. Had to come back and add that the comments on this article are RIDICULOUS!!! Beyonce fat? Can’t sing? Umm what planet do these people live on?! Oh the evolution of the internet.. 

The Roots Of Beyonce’s Super Bowl Spectacular

‘Girls’ Through the Veil

“Invisibility is problematic, caricature is worse….”

This article is from last year but I really enjoyed the analysis of the portrayal of the black woman on television. The quote above made me pose the same question to myself not only about black women but about all people of color. To take it a step further all under-represented groups. At the same time the article was also inspiring in thinking about the importance of creating our own content and holding each other accountable for how we are representing cultures of color. Rightfully so, it is still important to hold larger establishments accountable for their violations. In the age of smart phones I am surprised at the level of ignorance that still exists about minorities. One would think with so much information at our fingertips we would no longer be so quick to assume things about the unknown. I suppose with so much bad content, it’s hard to know where to find the truth. Only time will tell I suppose. 

‘Girls’ Through the Veil