50 Black SheRoes and Why We Love Them

Black History Month was originally instituted as “Negro History Week” in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson. By the time I entered high school in 1994, Black History Month became a time to recite the same often regurgitated facts about Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Malcolm X and a small number of other black history makers. I’m not even sure if kids today include all of these days in their black history month facts.

We have such a rich history as a people. I decided to highlight 50 black women whose contributions to black history and history overall are substantial and various. We love them because of their examples of perserverance, innovation, sacrifice and ultimately success. I hope you enjoy reading about them as much as I enjoyed putting this list together.

50 Black SheRoes and Why We Love Them

Part 1: Political and Activist SheRoes

Shirley Chisholm – In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to Congress; in 1972 she became the first major-party black candidate for President and first woman to run for the Democratic nomination.

(the rest of the list is at Motivated Sista...)

A Change In Perspective

Hello ladies and gents, I know its been a while since I posted here. I wanted to let you all know what I've been up to. The purpose of this blog is to discuss issues relevant to the self-esteem and beauty standards of black women and girls. This blog is also linked to my online t-shirt business, Black Girl Tees. Because I'd framed the subject of my blog this way, there are topics that I'd like to discuss with you that are outside of the scope of my blog.

What I decided was to start a new blog, At that blog I'll be discussing ways we as black women can stay motivated to reach our goals. I hope that you join me over at my new blog and continue the discussions we've been having here. You'll see that some of my favorite posts have been moved to that blog, and that I've begin to write new ones as well.

I've loved the interactions we've had here over the last year, but now its time to move on to something else. I really appreciate you reading and commenting on my posts and look forward to more interaction with you in the future.

Until then...