Just to quickly summarize the ongoing negative themes we hear about black women constantly in the media:
- Why are so many black women single and lonely (as if other races of women don't have any problems finding good men)
- Successful black women don't get married (so I guess we're all supposed to "dumb down" and seek lesser paying jobs)
- Half of black women s t d carriers (completely misleading statistics released by the CDC based on a small sample taken in economically disadvantaged areas which was then discredited by a variety of medical professionals)
- Black women only have $5 net worth (despite the fact that a news story revealed that black women make more than white women on average-- see it here)
- Black women should act more like "other" women (courtesy a black male rapper named "Slim Thug" whose career has been supported and promoted by black women and girls loyally over the years)
On the very first page of results you see "Jezebel Stereotype," "70% of african american women are single" and "Black women unmarried." The results may change as this blog post ages, but why is it that we black women can't even do a search for ourselves without getting slammed with negative stories online?
Also, we're starting to realize the fullness of our economic power in the United States. As I've quoted many times, black women spend over $600 billion every year. If we stop giving that money to companies, entertainers and media outlets who openly disrespect black women and start funneling the majority of that cash back into other black women-owned businesses, imagine how powerful we can really become as a group.