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The Angry Black Woman

August 14, 2019
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The stereotype of  “the angry black woman” has inspired many GIFs and quotes that only serve to perpetuate the stereotype and show how deeply embedded it is in the fabric of the American society and other communities.

Black women threaten the fabric of society. Labels are used to strip us of our power and beauty. Click To Tweet

 

Is Anger A Bad Emotion?

But let’s break this down…Is anger a bad emotion? No, it is not…

Anger is a normal human emotion. It is a part of the human experience. Society has already taught us that when we are uncomfortable with things, we should try our best to isolate it and put it in a tightly closed box.  The fact is that…Black women threaten society. Yes, I truly believe that we do. The description of the phrase “The Angry Black Woman” is only used to restrict us, label us, and place us in boxes that remove our internal power.  This is a powerful statement because black women have so much power; but sometimes, we tend to misuse it and sometimes we let others turn it against us.

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Featured Category, Spirituality

7 Ways to Hear from God

July 26, 2019
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I think that we’ve all, at some point or another, wondered whether God truly exists. And we’ve all wondered, if He does exist, does He care about me?

I know that for a long time, I believed He existed, but I believed that He only wanted to punish me for the wrongs I knew that I had done. After finally letting go of my fear, and embracing my search for Him, I begun to see that He had been present all the time. The truth is God is with you, whether you think He is there or not. I also began to see that He is always speaking to us, but we tend to get in our own way.

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