Juneteenth Reflections About African American Unity, Collective Work and Responsibility in 2023: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Unity and collective work and responsibility are African and African American values that go back centuries. Unity (i.e., being and acting in harmony together) among African and African American communities has been manifested through diverse practices (e.g., fighting against oppression to ensure and protect our civil rights, decolonization, and celebrating our common heritage). A symbol…Read more »

Earth Day Everyday With Sustainable Fashion from Black Owned Brands

In this post, we review sustainable fashion practices and sustainable fashion options from black owned brands. According to EarthDay.org, the theme for 2023 is “Invest in Our Planet.” There are several ways to do this, and one way is through sustainable fashion. EarthDay.org defines this as the need to “learn about the impacts of fashion,…Read more »

Black Femininity With A Kick:  Revising, Renewing, and Celebrating Your Feminine Journey in 2023 and Beyond

What does it mean to be feminine?  What does it mean to be black and feminine?  Femininity is essentially understood as reflecting the qualities of womanhood and/or the female sex.  How women express femininity is affected by many factors such as their beliefs about gender roles, and gender identity.  Representations of black women across media…Read more »