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We’re Talking – “The Woman’s March” and Comedian Mo’Nique on Tonight “Conversations Of A Sistah”


We’re back and tonight’s conversation is all about The Woman’s March and Comedian Mo’Nique.

People across the nation marked the anniversary of the historic Women’s March on Washington this past weekend. But for some women, the anniversary is another reminder of the shortcomings of the 2017 Women’s March. Last year critics made it painfully clear how the march centered on white women at the expense of women of color and trans women. Groups who many felt had more to lose under a new administration than any other human rights issues. But some underrepresented women felt their issues — such as racism, discrimination, police brutality, LGBT inclusivity, and immigration — were relegated in favor of issues that matter most to straight, white, middle-class women. We have to decide: Do we want equality and justice for a select group, or do we want it for everyone?

And my crew and I saw comedian legend Mo’Nique at Levity Live last Friday night, where she talked about her road to success and her boycott with Netflix. Our host is back and the Conversation is hot!!!

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Controversy, Discrimination, Just a thought, Magazines, Prejudice, Racist, What she said

Is It Okay To Put White Women On The Covers Of Black Magazines?


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That’s essentially the question that Jada Pinkett-Smith posed to her Facebook friends recently.

There is a question I want to ask today. I’m asking this question in the spirit  of thinking outside of the box in order to open doors to new possibilities.  These possibilities may be realistic or unrealistic. I also want to make it  clear that there is no finger-pointing here. I pose this question with the hope  that it opens a discussion about how we can build a community for women based  upon us all taking a deeper interest in one another. An interest where skin  color, culture, and social class does not create barriers in sharing the  commonality of being… women.

With love and respect to all parties involved, my question is this…if we ask our  white sisters, who tend to be the guardians of the covers of mainstream  magazines, to consider women of color to grace these covers, should we not offer  the same consideration to white women to grace our covers? Should women extend  their power to other women simply because they are women? To my women of color,  I am clear we must have something of our own, but is it possible to share in the  spirit in which we ask our white sisters to share with us? I don’t know the  answer and would love to hear your thoughts.

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What do you all think? Should white women grace the cover of African-American magazines such as, Essence, Ebony and Jet? Sound off and have a great weekend!

Blog talk radio, CEO's Blog, Conversations live, Conversations Of A Sistah, ILinda Reese, Relationships, What she said

Are You in a relationship with the WRONG man? Tonite on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


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As I continue to celebrate women this Women’s History month, we will explore the types of relationships women seek to succeed. 

Our relationships are very important to us and we jump through hoops and do all that we can to make these personal relationships work. But do these relationships work when we’re making the effort to succeed with them on our own?

Some women are attracted to bad boys; they may be alcoholics, married men, or men with an attitude. I believe some women like these elements of danger in their relationships, thinking they’re the one woman who will make a difference in that man’s life. They will be the one who will make him faithful. They will be the one who gets him sober or they will be the one to change him. That kind of thinking may be dangerous, when in all actuality ladies, YOU CANNOT CHANGE A MAN!!!!!

Women are smart, some women even successful; but are making all the wrong choices when it comes to choosing a man. Are you in a relationship with the right man? Are these many theories correct? That smart women are almost magnetically drawn to the wrong men?

Tune in Wednesday March 20, 2013 on “Conversations Of A Sistah” on “Conversations Live” as I discuss with my guest, Motivational Speaker, Author and Relationship Expert, ILinda Reese  as to why “Smart Women are making Wrong choices” in relationships!

IlindaReese_rodneybrownfx3.5x5Ilinda Reese (pictured here) is the Author of two Books on Relationships. As a Relationship Coach Ilinda teaches how to navigate the sometimes bumpy road of managing marriage, friends, family and work related relationships. We will explore with my guest why women are making all the wrong choices in their relationships.

Conversations Of A Sistah is on live at 8:00 PM, follow the links in this post to access the show!

You can send your topic related questions for Miss Reese by emailing the show @ conversations@optonline.net

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Art, Art & Photography, Nude, Obesity

Obese Women In The Nude, Challenges Traditional Notions Of Beauty


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I’ve heard many times before that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Photographer Yossi Loloi think so, which is why in his project entitled “Full Beauty” he features nude photographs of women 420 pounds and larger.

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With a deep respect for his subjects and a challenging eye toward both pop culture and art history, Loloi shows that the history of the female nude is a dangerously limited one. While it is a rarity to show curvy bodies in advertising, entertainment or even contemporary art, obese women are virtually never acknowledged in these realms, despite the growing number of Americans who are overweight.

By showcasing women up to 600 pounds, Loloi shows a softness and beauty to an often ignored body type.

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On his website Loloi writes: “I believe we own ‘freedom of taste’ and one shouldn’t be reluctant of expressing his inclination towards it. Limiting this freedom is living in a dictatorship of aesthetics.”

Do you find Loloi’s photographs shocking or comforting? I’m curious to know your opinion, so sound off!