Category: Empowerment and Self-Knowledge

Tamera Nalls: Empowering Girls For An Adverse World

Tamera Nalls: Empowering Girls For An Adverse World

| September 17, 2016 | Reply

Televised cat fights, near-nude magazine covers and middle-aged women trashing one another for ratings and ‘likes.’ Thanks to tabloid-filled talk shows and the omnipresence of social media, today’s teenagers have an abundance of poor examples and role models. While parents can’t shield vulnerable minds from all negativity, they can guide their children by exemplifying positive […]

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Can We Live: When Black Women Are Shielding, Yet Targeted By, Black Men

Can We Live: When Black Women Are Shielding, Yet Targeted By, Black Men

| August 6, 2016 | Reply

Picture it: Dallas, 2001. I was settling into my singleness and adjusting to the demands of working and raising my then-toddler son. Slowly dealing, but still feeling the weight of it all, but I sought solace in my friends, my family and my go-to elixir of choice, music. Mary J. Blige’s “No More Drama” and […]

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“I’m Not Gonna Be Ignored….” AKA Histrionics R’ Us

“I’m Not Gonna Be Ignored….” AKA Histrionics R’ Us

| June 21, 2016 | 5 Replies

The last 120 hours have been a trip…and possibly a plot for a lower budget Black version of “Single White Female.” I probably lost a pretty close (internet) pal. There was no huge e-beef. There was no big social justice disagreement. Just a regular ol’ hysterical episode followed by me basically “ghosting.” I won’t use […]

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Injustice, No Peace: Why Protesting Matters

Injustice, No Peace: Why Protesting Matters

| June 11, 2016 | Reply

Just over 26 years ago, Ice Cube cemented his hip-hop status with his seminal debut, Amerikka’s Most Wanted. Along with brilliant sampling and now-classic rhymes, Amerikka… featured a scathing interlude calling out those who insisted on ‘going along to get along’ rather than rocking the boat when it came to confronting racism: “A message to […]

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Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, The MOC Preview & Knowshi.com Interview Link

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, The MOC Preview & Knowshi.com Interview Link

| December 23, 2013 | Reply

In an illuminating interview with sociologist Dr. Francis Cress Welsing, Knowshi.com discussed her views of dysfunctional trends among African-Americans, and how non-whites can persevere despite the odds perpetually stacked against them.

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Black Hair, Why Care? Battling Prejudice Against Africanized Tresses

Black Hair, Why Care? Battling Prejudice Against Africanized Tresses

| December 6, 2013 | Reply

The die was probably cast from the moment I was born. According to Mama, one of the first things she noticed, after counting the fingers and toes of course, was my hair. “You had the thickest, glossiest curls I’d ever seen. I would just brush it, braid it, put you in little dresses and take […]

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Arming Children With Knowledge: The Gail Warrior Briefing Interview

Arming Children With Knowledge: The Gail Warrior Briefing Interview

| November 8, 2013 | Reply

There she was, a beautiful baby girl with cafe au lait skin, a glossy crown of curls and piercing brown eyes that reflected curiosity about the world around her. I wasn’t a first-time mother when Nia was born, but her arrival sparked a larger awareness of the issues awaiting today’s kids, particularly those with the […]

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Larry Yarrell: Advertising and Image Branding

Larry Yarrell: Advertising and Image Branding

| October 27, 2013 | Reply

Larry Yarrell, Program Director and one of the founders of the Marcus Graham Project, spoke with Knowshi.com about the goals of his organization, the unique concerns facing today’s graduates, and why more diverse players and leaders are sorely needed in the advertising field.

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