I often ask myself is there a need for Sister’s Expressions and I have been reminded that YES is the answer! Here recently the entertainment media has been bombarded with the latest story concerning Nikki Minaj and Mariah Carey. Again, the image of black women is being portrayed in a negative manner. I am outraged with all of the naming calling, fighting, and just plain ignorance that those who are representing black America via multi-media within the entertainment industry. As I am reminded of how hard previous generations worked to improve black image in America, I am almost brought to tears to see this current generation destroying it with little hope of recovery. However, the saddest point to all of this is our desire to watch ourselves being misrepresented. We rush home weekly to tuned into all the House Wives shows, R & B Divas, Basketball Wives, etc., without considering the message that we are sending to the world. Nevertheless, there are many positive black women out there, Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Alfre Woodard and many others in our local communities that we can learn, grow and build upon our reflection as a race of women. Therefore, I encourage all of us to rethink the message that we send daily! Yes, let’s show the world that we are not all angry, and confrontational. That we can get along and we do care for one another!
P.S. Don’t forget to watch Steel Magnolias, this Sunday, Oct.7th, on Lifetime at 9:00 Eastern Time. Although, it is a remake, I’m sure it will be refreshing to watch Sisters sharing and caring for each other!