10 31 2014
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Book Review: Journey to the Woman I'Ve Come to Love

The book is basically a collection of unpretentious black-and-white portraits of about a hundred accomplished women

Their revealing responses range from "When I became a mother" (author Terry McMillan) to "When my appendix ruptured" (Donzaleigh Abernathy) to "When I was diagnosed with breast cancer and went on the air bald" (ABC-TV's Robin Roberts).


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Books: 'Iconic -- Decoding Images of the Revolutionary Black Woman'

A groundbreaking book which delineates precisely how African-American women have been plagued by belittling imagery in the media for ages

When Barack Obama first ran for President, a strategy employed by those seeking to torpedo his campaign was to portray his wife, Michelle, as the proverbial "angry black woman." The New Yorker even went so far as to put a drawing of her on the cover of the magazine wearing camouflage fatigues while sporting a huge afro and brandishing a rifle.


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