Posts Tagged ‘Sheroes’

PostHeaderIcon BLACK WOMEN SUPERHEROS

By Vernalee
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Interesting, we don’t frequently see their portrayals, but there are over 60 Black female superheroes featured in Marvel, D.C. Comics, movies and the like. Iron Man, Superman, Batman … Look out! For those who think that our strength as women is limited to our sheer existence, think again! We are and have always been a force to be reckoned with even if the media does not give us the deserved recognition. From the days of slavery, we maintained our mental saneness though our precious children were taken and sold. Never a stranger to hard work and difficulties, we worked in the cotton fields from sunrise to sunset; coercively became our Master’s mistresses; nursed their children; and cooked and cleaned their houses. Need I say more! History tells the story better than me. Yes, we Black women have endured a lot! Through it all, we have maintained our dignity and respect. We have amazing inherited strength that has been passed down through the generations. No wonder we are super-heroes!
Photo reprint: Black Wonder Woman – illustrated by Anthony Pugh.

PostHeaderIcon BLACK WOMEN SUPERHEROES

By Vernalee
blakwonderwomananthonypugh
Interesting, we don’t frequently see their portrayals, but there are over 60 Black female superheroes featured in Marvel, D.C. Comics, movies and the like. Iron Man, Superman, Batman … Look out! For those who think that our strength as women is limited to our sheer existence, think again! We are and have always been a force to be reckoned with even if the media does not give us the deserved recognition. From the days of slavery, we maintained our mental saneness though our precious children were taken and sold. Never a stranger to hard work and difficulties, we worked in the cotton fields from sunrise to sunset; coercively became our Master’s mistresses; nursed their children; and cooked and cleaned their houses. Need I say more! History tells the story better than me. Yes, we Black women have endured a lot! Through it all, we have maintained our dignity and respect. We have amazing inherited strength that has been passed down through the generations. No wonder we are super-heroes!
Photo reprint: Black Wonder Woman – illustrated by Anthony Pugh.

PostHeaderIcon Everybody’s talking about Bill Cosby …but what about Camille Cosby?

By Vernalee
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For the past weeks, we have heard about the alleged and highly publicized Bill Cosby’s escapades with eight maybe nine women. Once the numbers started growing, I lost count! I have always admired the accomplishments of Bill Cosby; his theatrical orchestration and influence to show to mainstream America that Black families can be successfully headed by doctors and lawyers. My favorite Cosby Show episode is the Huxtables singing “The Night Time is the Right Time” with baby girl Rudy imitating those Ray Charles “Baby” lyrics! Remember? Whether Bill Cosby did what has been alleged will be proven through the legal system. The court of public opinion is split on the veracity of the claims. Listen up! So much about Bill, let’s shift to Camille. My sentiments go out to the accomplished Mrs. Camille Cosby. No woman wants to hear about her man’s sexual exploits, whether they are true or false. I suspect that the humiliation and embarrassment lie within no matter how strong her outer persona appears. Yet, Camille as so many other similarly situated women continues to stand by her man’s side. Dr. Camille Cosby, I respect you for your strength and do not question what your position should be. I am a fan! I realize that your and Bill’s fifty year marriage should only have room for the two of you, your children and God. Please know that respect for you is not in isolation. A choir of women is singing your song….not the one heretofore referenced, but the Queen’s (Aretha Franklin’s) version of R-E-S-P-E-C-T!
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