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u/Robinspeakeasey · 1 pointr/blackladies

Brown Angels by Walter Dean Meyers! It's a photo and poetry album of black children between 1880 and 1940, so it will grow with her as she learns how to read along. Every black child will find a photograph of a child from long ago who looks exactly like them in their Sunday best. As a kid I loved looking at their high button shoes and frilly dresses. Found the book again as an adult and blown away how beautiful our people are.

u/TheYellowRose · 6 pointsr/blackladies

Ok. I recommend this book to anyone who's interested in little known history, there are some really cool pictures here.

Here are some people who are often left out of black history month

And my personal favorite, the story of black wall street

u/HariboBerries · 2 pointsr/blackladies

Have you read the book: “Whatever Happened to Daddy’s Little Girl?”: The Impact of Fatherlessness on Black Women by Jonetta Rose Barras...

It was really helpful for me. I can’t endorse ALL the book, but I think most of it is excellent and worth a look-see.

u/BackseatDriverAlways · 4 pointsr/blackladies

There’s a great new Middle Grade book that’s perfect for him! Trace, by Pat Cummings

u/[deleted] · 7 pointsr/blackladies

yes i totally agree. and to piggy back on the bootstrap ideology, when you really look at the past 60 years the majority of white America has gotten to where they are today because of government programs like the GI bill, getting special privileges with FHA loans, and better funding for schools. they didn't pull themselves up by their boot straps they benefited from white affirmative action

a lot of those types who claim the only thing holding black americans back are black americans like to point out how they worked so hard for what they have, but in reality it was passed down to them by their parents whom largely benefited from gov assistance.

u/cateleya81 · 3 pointsr/blackladies

There’s a book my therapist recommended to me years ago and it was really helpful. It’s called “Whatever Happened to Daddy’s Little girl? The impact of fatherless was on Black Women” by Jonetta Rose Barras. It helped me a ton!

Whatever Happened to Daddy’s Little Girl book

Therapy was very good as well. Talking through things and helping you to find the root of the problem and empowering you to move forward in life is crucial. Helped me realize how much I was affected and things I was doing because of it.

u/beaglemama · 1 pointr/blackladies

The book "It's All Good Hair" was really helpful for me when my older daughter was little and I had to learn about her hair. (I'm white and she's biracial)

u/spookyjhostwitch · 3 pointsr/blackladies

i don't think a thing like that exists tbh. i'd probably own it if it did b/c i'm into the intersection of poc faith & art, especially apostolic & mystical traditions

there are two women of color study bibles:

Aspire: The New Women of Color Study Bible

Sisters in Faith Holy Bible

the second was put together by ppl who did biblical art projects in the past.

both are protestant bibles.

u/EnderFrith · 11 pointsr/blackladies

As am I. Every time a remotely queer topic comes up, they get hordes of Hoteps and Ankheads trying to spit some myths about how "Africa never had homosexuality" and "it's a white invention."

Thankfully there are more than enough knowledgeable people that are willing to share information about the subject.


u/MsDrMurder · 3 pointsr/blackladies

I just finished these two! Maybe hold these two for high school? Both are great stories but they do have mature situations 💯


With the Fire on High

u/chace_thibodeaux · 7 pointsr/blackladies

>Please tell me who says that, cause this is the first time I've heard that story.

Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X both said it.

Master W.D. Fard was half Black and Half White. He was made in this way to enable him to be accepted by the Black people in America, and to lead them, while at the same time he was enabled to move undiscovered among the White people, so that he could understand and judge the enemy of the Blacks. (emphasis mine). taken from The Autobiography of Malcolm X

And select quotes (because it's late and I need to go to sleep and I'm not the fastest typist) from page 60 of the book An Original Man: The Life And Times of Elijah Muhammad

Proceeding with the narrative, the Black man's messiah, Wallace D. Fard (later Fard Muhammad), was born on February 26, 1877, in the Holy City of Mecca in line with the Nation's prophecy.

Interestingly, his father, Alphonso, was an ebony-colored man of the Tribe of Shabazz, and his mother, Baby Geee, was "a Caucasian lady, a devil." Fard's father met his mother in the hills of Asia where she lived as other Whites lived, semi-civilized and content with a wicked existence. (emphasis mine)

Since Fard's father knew scripture and was aware that his future son would be destined to explore the world to find a lost portion of the Tribe of Shabazz, he believed that it would be best to have a male offspring whose skin color would allow him "to deal with both [White and Black] peoples justly and righteously.

u/Jetamors · 8 pointsr/blackladies

Do you know which university published "The History of the Negro"? Because if it was an HBCU, it's probably worth picking up, actually. (If not, don't bother.)

Collected Black Women's Narratives was published by the Schomburg Center, which has one of the finest collections of black literature in the country. (It's in Harlem, if you want to visit it.) For example, I believe they were the ones who kept Zora Neale Hurston's original manuscript of Barracoon, which was finally published last year.

u/eroverton · 6 pointsr/blackladies

If interested, there's a little more info on Claudette Colvin here. I posted it in BHP a few months back. It's an interview from NPR that came out when someone was writing a book on her in 2009.

u/schadkehnfreude · 4 pointsr/blackladies

Might I recommend David Anthony Durham? He made his mark as an author of historical fiction (did a fictional biography of Hannibal called Pride of Carthage that I also enjoyed), but his most recent/famous work is an epic fantasy trilogy called Acacia - it's somewhat in the vein of Game of Thrones, but a) it's actually DONE, b) most of the main characters are POC and c) it has some fairly topical social commentary

u/Explosive_Diaeresis · 11 pointsr/blackladies

Some additional recommended reading is Killing the Black Body, Dorothy Roberts goes into some detail on how Black feminist issues are intentionally ignored by the feminist movement at large. Since her focus is on reproductive rights, she largely discusses the interplay between the negative portrayals of Black reproduction, and how that goes into the larger discussion of reproductive rights.

u/thatkatrina · 7 pointsr/blackladies

Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty by Dorothy Roberts.

I picked up the book (but haven't read it yet) when I was reading for my Critical Narrative Theory class and found this in a footnote:

"In one study where "the rate of positive results for [substance abuse by] white [pregnant] women (15.4 percent) was slightly higher than that for Black women (14.1 percent)," black women were nonetheless "ten times more likely than whites to be reported to the government authorities"

This, of course, after the revelation (also from Brown's book) that:

"it has been legally accepted for the state to remove to protective custody the infants of black cocaine addicts but not babies born to white well-to-do alcoholics, even though 'injury to a fetus from excessive alcohol far exceeds the harm from crack exposure'"

Anyway, as a feminist and a scholar interested in Critical Race Theory it seemed right up my alley. I have a sneaking suspicion this would be the right crowd for this book. And I really, really need an excuse to read it.

u/structuralbiology · 4 pointsr/blackladies

TL,DR: Writer gives one-sided rants that are tangentially related to magazine covers and quotes from Sheryl. There's a lot of outrage, and no nuance, and thus little insight. Sorry, but internet writers use emotional appeals and a lot of posts here invoke outrage, since it drives internet traffic and it's not bad in itself, but being constantly angry and outraged gets very tiring after a while and makes discussing complex issues difficult because all nuance is lost.

Terrible article. Lots of anger and cynicism against strawman arguments the writer thinks other people are making. While the writer makes many good points, her use of a few two generic magazine covers, a stock photo, and some quotes without any context is very distracting.

Sorry, but if you want to write an insightful narrative about women and their participation in the capital wage economy, you're going to have to do some real reading. Glancing at magazine covers or stock photos and giving small details certain significance so you can go on a long tirade makes for a very tiring read. She has a wedding ring? Outrage! She's well-dressed on a magazine cover? Magazine covers don't normally have well-dressed people on them, but let's get outraged. A stock photo has only white women? Outrage!

Sheryl says to choose your husband carefully. The writer gives us no context, takes big offense at the word, "choose" and goes on and on about how stupid it is to value your career over love. Way to go off topic. And was that even bad advice? You and your spouse are sexual, financial, familial partners. Give it some thought. You can't choose who you're enamored with, but you can give thought to whether or not that person is compatible with your values, and yours with his or hers.

I enjoyed this book if you're interested in a very nuanced discussion on the topic, about women, gender, and the changing demands and expectations of women in the past few centuries in the Western world. She's a very reputable author and a retired professor at NYU.

>When does the pursuit of self-interest go too far, lapsing into morally unacceptable behavior? Until the unprecedented events of the recent global financial crisis economists often seemed unconcerned with this question, even suggesting that "greed is good." A closer look, however, suggests that greed and lust are generally considered good only for men, and then only outside the realm of family life. The history of Western economic ideas shows that men have given themselves more cultural permission than women for the pursuit of both economic and sexual self-interest. Feminists have long contested the boundaries of this permission, demanding more than mere freedom to act more like men. Women have gradually gained the power to revise our conceptual and moral maps and to insist on a better-and less gendered-balance between self interest and care for others.