Black couple Kordale and Kaleb made headlines a few years back when images of them combing their daughter’s hair went viral. The image seemingly resonated most profoundly with black women proving nostalgic in mirroring a shared experience—having our hair combed and braided by a loved one. Thus, most black women probably viewed the images as […] […]Read more "Kordale and Kaleb: A Portrait of the Modern Black Family? — Whispers of a Womanist (a repost)"
The following is an excerpt of New Children’s Book Teaches Black Boys to Treat Black Girls With Respect written by Zahara Hill for Black Voices: Artist Lawrence Lindell wanted black girls to know they have much more value than a lack of media visibility and derisive comments from peers may lead them to believe. “We […]Read more "From Black Boy With Love"
Sometimes I forget that men need safe spaces too. They cry. They get overwhelmed. They break down. They aren’t allowed to just breathe. To feel weak. To just be. Like us women, being Black in America is rarely a walk in the park; as reflections of one another, our plights are nearly identical. Unlike us, […]Read more "9 Ways Black Men Can Express Self-Love (a repost)"
What’s a complaint without a solution, right? Please read the linked post in its entirety. (It’s a quick read.) We can discuss here as well, but please be sure to like and comment and give The Single B Diaries some love, too. Happy Monday! P.S. Black men, I LOVE ya’ll! xo ❤ Disclaimer: This post […]Read more "Men, Who Hurt You? (a repost)"
If I kill a cop it will be because “I feared for my life”: because I saw a gun, because I thought I saw a gun, because he was reaching for a gun that I never saw and was never there, because he was approaching me, because I heard a sound. Or, more likely, because […] […]Read more "If I kill a cop (a repost)"
The videotapes are horrifying, all of them, but no more horrifying than a public lynching. It continues to scream I do not value your life and you are not human to me. We should be angry and emotional, however, we should not respond emotionally. This is a systemic, institutionalized problem that demands a systemwide solution. […]Read more "A Word From Dick Gregory"