When most little girls are turning six, they want the perfect party complete with their best friends, their favorite cartoon/Disney princess characters, and their favorite cake, ice cream, and other treats. Not so for Armani Crews.
Crews, who turned 6 on March 5, wanted to celebrate her birthday in an unusual way; she wanted to show love to the less fortunate.
Peaches Golding OBE, 64, has made history in England by becoming the first black female in the country to become a Lord Lieutenant.
Golding is the daughter of an American D-Day hero and civil rights campaigner, and was born in South Carolina. Prior to becoming the Lord Lieutenant, she was the first and only black person to take on the 1000-year-old role of High Sheriff of Bristol. As Lord Lieutenant, she will be the first to greet members of Britain’s Royal Family on official visits to Bristol, according to Bristol 24/7.
In the accompanying cover story, the younger Knowles star discusses growing up around one of the most popular girl groups of all time, Destiny’s Child, and the process of creating her hit album A Seat At the Table.
I am not the kind of writer that goes picking arguments with other writers, especially when those other writers are also black; however, I did see something recently that made me raise my eyebrows, and that had me completely disgusted.
I’ve always said that, at times, us black folk can be harder on each other than we are on people of other ethnicities. Sometimes we can be our own harshest critics, and that really makes me sad.
Remember when brave Bree Newsome got tired of looking at the Confederate Flag and tore it down? Well now there’s another equally brave black woman who is advocating for the permanent removal of the offensive reminder of oppression. That woman is actress Aunjanue Ellis.
The Quantico actress led the “Take it Down America” rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday (Flag Day).
At Sunday night’s Miss USA pageant, a pageant during which judges saw fit to ask delegates questions dripping with politics (going as far as asking them for whom they were casting their vote in the upcoming US Presidential Elections), one woman’s black girl magic reigned supreme.
26-year old Deshauna Barber, an Army Reserve Officer hailing from the District of Columbia, was crowned Miss USA 2016.
She started out as the underdog at the Kentucky Democratic Primary, but Attica Scott is now a prime example of the old adage “The race is not always to the swift.”
She describes her win at the May 17 Kentucky Primary as “sweet,” and rightfully so, since, having no Republican challenger, she is now bound for the Kentucky House come January. Scott’s entrance into the Kentucky House is historic as well, in that it will mark the first time in 20 years that a black woman serves in the state’s legislature.