Black History Month Edition

February 28th, 2019

WORDS TO LIVE BY…

 “You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.”

– Marian Wright Edelman

Black Women Who… CHANGE POLITICS

“On January 3, as a historic number of women were sworn into Congress, the vision of what congresswomen can look like drastically shifted. There were women who wore their hair in Marilyn Monroe-esque platinum ringlets, protective twists, or covered with a hijab. And then there was Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey, who was sworn in with no hair at all.”

(Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman’s Bald Head Is Changing Politics For The Better, Refinery29)

Black Women Who…ARE UNAPOLOGETIC

“Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty unapologetically embraces her sexiness, her talent and her Blackness and that fearlessness reminds me to live just as boldly in my skin.

When I need a boost in confidence, I turn to some of my favorite memor-Rihs (see what I did there?) of when the singer showed the world that she’s a proud Black woman.”

(7 Times Rihanna was Unapologetic about Her Blackness, Huffington Post)

Black Women Who… LIVE THEIR SISTERHOOD

“The stars aligned and #BlackGirlMagic shined its brightest at the 12th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards event. Of course, our favorite celebrities, like Angela Bassett, Meagan Good and Tina Knowles Lawson turned heads on the red carpet. Sisterhood was in the air and love reigned supreme as guests hugged, kissed, and posed for photos inside the one-of-a-kind moment.”

(Sisterhood And Love Reigned Supreme At ESSENCE’s Black Women In Hollywood Awards, Essence) 

Black Women Who… WEAVE FOR OTHERS

“Completely undetectable, her custom, shade-matched lace fronts melt into the heads of those who wear them — a quality she attributes to an all-consuming passion for the technique that started in 2011. ‘I thought about it before I went to sleep and first thing when I woke up in the morning. How can I make this look more realistic?'”

(Beyond Bundles: Black Women Are Using Wigs To Set Their Own Beauty Standards, Refinery29)

Black Women Who… CHAMPION THE ENVIRONMENT

“Black leaders have long been pioneers in protecting communities and the environment. Yet despite these contributions to the larger green movement, black activists and scholars are not always given their due.”

(4 black women leaders on climate, justice, and the green ‘Promised Land’, Grist.org)

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