First, we must recognize the prey is not prey at all but a woman who possesses power. The predator seeks to usurp that power.
Women are often vulnerable to HIV due to unequal gender relations which affects their ability to negotiate condom use. Great, women in Saudi Arabia are "allowed" to drive. In West Africa, girls and women (10-24 years old) account for 64% of all new HIV cases. In East and South Africa, it's about 50% because, wait... Continue Reading →
The Miss Universe Organization crowned Miss Missouri Teen USA, Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff as Miss Teen USA 2017, today. Yes, I know. Normally, I don't pay attention to pageants either. I don't watch or root for the hometown representative - nothing. When I became an adult, I turned up my nose at all pageants. I was... Continue Reading →
Author Digs Facts to Tell Story of First Black Female Aviator by Nita Lelyveld dateline: Washington - She was pioneer American Aviator. Her flight drew big crowds. She was daring and exciting and beautiful, too. And she died tragically while flying, But unlike her contemporary Amelia Earhart, Bessie Coleman made no splash in history. Bessie... Continue Reading →
Have you ever watched a movie and noticed the main character is reading a book? In the film, X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008) Scully has at her bedside "Beautiful Wasps Having Sex" by Dori Carter . The fiction story has an intriguing premise - especially if you're one who has wondered why movie studio... Continue Reading →
Recently, I wrote about spiritual enlightenment in a discussion (AALBC.com ) that centered on Beyoncé 's Grammy performance. It seems as if everyone has an opinion on her costume, but little knowledge to go with it. Well maybe if you're from West Africa you knew immediately which Goddess she was emulating. Mostly everyone else who... Continue Reading →
"Stop! The love you save may be your own! Darling, take it slow Or some day you'll be all alone." Just kidding...
Along with helping the United States win the Space Race for NASA, Katherine Johnson, physicist and mathematician also worked on the Space Shuttle program, the Earth Resources Satellite and plans for the mission to Mars. Hidden Figures hits theaters Jan. 13 Source: Katherine Johnson, Legendary Mathematician and Inspiration for the Upcoming Film Hidden Figures, Turns... Continue Reading →
Kim Trent, a sexual assault survivor, has made it her mission to make sure Detroit’s rape survivors are not forgotten. Source: Kim Trent, woman behind African American 490 Challenge
With competition continuing through Sunday, America's black female athletes have won more than two dozen of the 100-plus U.S. medal haul. Source: #Blackgirlmagic: African-American Women Take Spotlight at Rio Olympics - NBC News
When Chesley* entered the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010, black women were making history as the most educated group in the United States. The National Center of Education Statistics1 reports for the academic years 1999-2000 through 2009-10, degree-granting institutions conferred more academic degrees to women than men. Black women received the highest percentage... Continue Reading →