With my sisters, I am best.While these words are the last words in the Affirmation for my sorority, Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, INcorporated, these six words resonate on a level that extends beyond music and band life. These words have almost become a mantra for existing and thriving through this world as … Continue reading #BlackGirlMagic Amplified Through Music | An Affirmation
Last spring I attended a conference and sat in on a session that featured a panel with both professors and students talking about student achievement. The one common thing I heard repeated was this idea of how professors, if they really cared, needed to be available at all times. In fact, one student asserted that … Continue reading Creating Boundaries: Struggles of Being a Black Woman in Higher Education
"While you sitting up here frustrated and spending your time talking about how they treated you, you should focus on yourself. Those folks are sleeping well at night." One thing I know for sure is my mother is the queen of shutting me down (in love) and re-positioning my focus on what matters. She had … Continue reading Let Em’ Talk Sis…
Dr. Stephanie Evans of Clark Atlanta University undertook a herculean effort: to compile a list of books by, for, and about Black women that are based within women's studies and/or those that fall within the women's studies knowledge tree. Read this post to learn how #CiteASista is connected to this project, and for a direct link to the Black Women's Studies Booklist she developed.
Let our society tell it, Black women have never had an impact on history. Black women have no stories to tell. Black women’s roles are to support - but never overshadow - their husbands, sons, brothers and white counterparts. History tends to leave Black women’s stories untold or flatten their stories into a bite-sized, one-dimensional … Continue reading Books about Black Women to Add to Your Black History Reading List