Monthly Archives: August 2012

Get it, Girl!

Get it, Girl!

Up and coming underdog, Sloane Stephens, made a statement against top Women’s tennis veteran, Francesca Schiavone in the 2012 U.S. Open. (Image Courtesy of CBS)

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Dear Mr. Armstrong,

Mae Jemison, once a little black girl from small town Alabama, was the first black woman in space, and it was she who  inspired countless black girls across this great nation as a new ‘kind’ of face included in the … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past: Donyale Luna (1965)

Retro Done Right

The artistically acclaimed beauty hailed from Detroit, Michigan, walked away from her troubled family story and walked, via catwalk, round the globe. Despite her almost spastic racial identification, she was considered the black american woman who revolutionized the view of black women in her industry and the fashion world. She died at the age of 33.

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Black Girl Running the World

  “We’re smart enough to make these millions, strong enough to bare the children, then get back to business.” -Beyonce  

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Photo Blog #5: So Much is Right About This

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Black Girls Killin’ the Game: Rihanna

“Keep your eyes on the finish line and not the turmoil around you.” -Rihanna

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Ponytail: A Poem from one Marvelous Black Girl to Another

Dear Jasmine Waiters, You did that, and that’s truly all that needs to be said. Continue to LEAD, Black Girl. -swl

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Dear Black Girl, If You Want Something, Go Get It.

Don’t wait, accelerate. You must go get yours, black girl. There’s no limit to what you can attain. Life simply aches to reward you and the effort you put forth. Life wants to give you everything you asked of it. … Continue reading

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Uh, Is this a joke?

Uh, Is this a joke?

Dear Black Girl,

You look nothing like Nina Simone.

I think we’re done here.

-swl

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Stately and Just Damn Amazing

Dear Black Girl, Always remember that where you are now, whatever your present circumstances, should never give you reason to assume that it’s the same place you’ll end up. “I was not raised with wealth or resources or any social standing to … Continue reading

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