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Black women can’t have anything! Hillary Clinton appeared on Black Girls Rock!

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Hillary Clinton, Donna Edwards, Kamala Harris and Pam Keith

Hillary Clinton, Donna Edwards, Kamala Harris and Pam Keith

As we all know, Hillary Clinton appeared at this year’s Black Girls Rock. Sigh. Why does it seem like Black women and girls can’t have a darn thing? SMH! As you can tell, I’m extremely disappointed. OK, I’m being way too polite. I’m fired up like scratched edges from a cheap relaxer.

You see in a year where not one, but three Black women are running for Senate  (Donna Edwards, Kamala Harris and Pam Keith) Black Girls Rock decided to invite a partisan nonBlack presidential candidate. Let’s not forget, they ignored the other candidates. What is Viacom’s agenda? Was showing up a part of the over $9 million Clinton has received from the TV and media industry? We will never know. What I do know is that BGR lost an opportunity! Imagine little Black girls seeing and being inspired by three Black women who are making history.

Since BET loves reminding us it is not Black owned, instead of complaining about Black Girls Rock on White owned BET aka Viacom, I’ve decided to get the word out. I’m putting together a list of Black women running for office this year. Check out my previous lists Forget about MAC, Urban Decay & Revlon. Here are over 70 Black Owned Hair and Cosmetic Companies you should buy from now! and It’s travel season! Here’s a list of Black owned travel and accommodation businesses that will respect you and your Black dollar!

Here is what I need you to do. If you’re a candidate or know of a candidate we’d love to feature them on this website. The political party or the seat she is running for doesn’t matter. What matter is that a Black woman is running. All we need is their name, the position they’re running for, location, political party, website and picture. The list will be up this week.

Since Black media won’t amplify Black women’s voices, we will. I need your help to help me do it. The only limit you have is the one you have placed on yourself. Think and be limitless.

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12 comments

    • Donna 3 April, 2016 at 13:57 Reply

      With all due respect, yes it can be, if we want it to be! Even Centric TV is dedicated to Black Women’s issues only (a part of BET). http://www.centrictv.com/
      As a matter of fact, we (Black women) should create our own network (for us, by us)——No Ratchness Allowed.

      • Donna 3 April, 2016 at 14:03 Reply

        —-ADDITIONAL—– Black women should have a network, owned by Black women only, & pertaining to all of our issues (the ugly, the bad, the good, the excellence, & the awesomeness). But again, No Ratchedness Allowed…….And if Ratchedness rears its ugly head, then we put it in check (to show how to deal with “unnecessary” ignorance). It can be done. We just have to get the right group of women together to pull it off.

  1. Brenda55 3 April, 2016 at 15:20 Reply

    There it is. Right here, on a site owned and operated by a black woman for black women we have just been told to stay in our lane. Nice.

    Why thank-you dj for pointing out just why black women need to put themselves first and cut out the un-reciprocated loyalty to everyone else. You all certainly do not deserve it.

    For the record I am NOT voting for Hillary.

  2. KnowDiff 3 April, 2016 at 15:51 Reply

    Dr. King famously said to judge a man not by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character. Donald Trump is an actual contender in the US presidency people millions of people are doing just as you encourage–voting by ancestry. If a Trump was the same obnoxious, incoherent imbecile BUT WAS BLACK, he would not get votes. He would get hatred instead & treated with the same insidious racism that he has President Obama over the years. . . at BEST.
    My point is, not only is choosing a person solely for ancestry and not attributes is the behavior of bigots (racists specifically), but as the future implications of Trump’s presidential win show, INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS.

    Voting in line with the morals of Dr. King however, is not. As much as I am pro-female (I don’t like labels since people use them as excuses not to think for themselves issue by issue) , I will vote Bernie 1000%. And you know why? Despite him not having a vagina, HE HAS THE MOST SOUND POLITICS, PLANS, AND IS THE LEAST CORRUPT. In other words, I AM INFORMED.

    Being a responsible journalist means advocating people be informed. Not persuading them to vote for “the black one”, the woman”, “the Democrat”, “the republican” , or any other label/bias that perpetuates groupthink and propaganda. And by the way, if candidate will best improve the quality of life of her/his constituents, moreso than any other candidates, if she/he is black, white, purple, republican, Muslim, gay, trans, etc..WHY SHOULD THAT MATTER?

    As an aside, purposely secluding ourselves to specific neighborhoods, schools/colleges, political parties with only our own people, & dating, befriending and marrying strictly our own is no different than the people who vote for The Donald or who fly Confederate flags and do the same (stay racially secluded). We need to stop acting like unity is a crime…. We want people to accept us without accepting other people… IT CANNOT BE ONE-SIDED. Bigotry is bigotry & we are not in any way ‘exempt’ because of a history of slavery or discrimination. Why this blog is always so decisive is beyond me. You can have black pride & speak on issues that affect us AND show solidarity & unity with others. Many people, myself included, do it very well. Race is not a TEAM, whereby you only can root for 1 side…. Character, not color… Wise sentiments by Dr. King.

    • klyellow 4 April, 2016 at 17:52 Reply

      KnowDiff,
      Obviously you refuse to get the point of why BGR is so very necessary, much like HBCU’s, NAACP (at one time) etc… it addresses a void that ‘murica refuses to. #OscarsSoWhite ring a bell??

      • KnowDiff 5 April, 2016 at 02:00 Reply

        I figured there’d be a knee-jerk rebuttal to what I wrote, as if anything I wrote was debatable. Rather than reflect upon my statements, you, and likely others coming after, are quick to make defense. Starting a useless argument with someone who will debate any logical statement that differs from there own, is not something I condone, so while it may be your cup of tea, it is beneath me. Banging a closer minded skull does not open it. In other words, HAVE A GOOD DAY. . . There is nothing there (that I wrote about) to argue.

  3. Pepp 3 April, 2016 at 16:09 Reply

    Kim Foxx is running for State’s attorney in Cook County Illinois. She already be the incumbent for the democratic nomination. She’ll need your votes in the general election

  4. eric 8 April, 2016 at 15:07 Reply

    I have no problem with Clinton being on Black Girls Rock; she has a great relationship with Deborah Lee and Steven Hill, and Beverly Bonds, they asked her to come, not Viacom. On another note, they should have highlighted the black women for US senate, but they have races to attend to and going to black girls rock would have been a distraction, especially for Edwards who’s in a tough close race, I love both the candidates running in Maryland, but i need more black women in power. Plus Kamala and Donna have both endorsed Hillary, who did a great job in my opinion.

  5. Robert Thompson 17 April, 2016 at 03:14 Reply

    Hilary Clinton is trying to get the black women vote. Hello. Do I have to tell you all everything? Darn.

  6. WMA 17 August, 2016 at 07:03 Reply

    I am at a loss as to why Black women embrace Hillary so enthusiastically. She and her husband were at the helm of policies that have contributed to the destruction of the Black family (eg. mass incarceration).

    I continue to debate whether or not I will vote for her. If I do I will be holding my nose, not jumping up and down like she is the second coming.

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