My name is Sarai and I’m from Phoenix, AZ. I’d like to submit a picture but I’d also like to say thank you for putting another empowering blog online. For a very, very long time I had lots of issues with my blackness. I just felt like it didn’t fit me. But after years of feeling that way, I woke up one day and everything was different. I grew up into my skin and learned to love it. It makes me smile to see just how many absolutely gorgeous black women there are in the world. Once again thank you and please keep up the great work :)
Do you write poetry, sing, dance or play an instrument(or know someone who does)? Come be involved in AccessPr At Msu ‘s CELEBRATING BLACKNESS Talent Showcase! 2/22 7-9PM @ MSU-StudentCenter (even if you don’t go to Morgan, you are welcome to perform!)
lol wooooowww “What do YOU know about black history?”
Participate in the ‘What’s Your Nude’ Scavenger Hunt!
If you go into a store and see Brown Bras(OR if you don’t), take pictures/videos & post them to the What’s Your Nude Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/MoreBrownBras or Tweet to @WhatsYourNude on Twitter! If you upload to YT, title “What’s Your Nude Brown Bra Scavenger Hunt”
Please include: Name of Retailer & City
ALL BY FEB 10! On FEB 13 one random participant will win a brown bra from BeingU [http://www.beingu.me]!
It took me a long time embracing my skin color because during my childhood,people always called me Midnight or (LBG)Little Black Girl. There was even this time where I started buying these types of soaps (4got what they were called) to make me lighter. Crazy, right? Now,I’m encouraging my little sister and my youth members to embrace their beautiful brown skin because we are virtuous women and our skin color is flawless.
George Lucas interview on the Daily Stewart Daily Show with John Colbert about his film Red Tails, one of the first all black action pictures ever made. Lucas says ” I wanted to make it inspirational for teenage boys. I wanted to show that they have heroes that made the country what it is today..”
* I’m excited to see this movie featuring Terrance Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Method Man,Marcus T Paulk,Tristan Wilds,David Oyelowo, Ne-yo,Elijah Kelley, Michael B. Jordan and Andre Royo
Brown Beauty of the Week: Andrea Lewis! Andrea was born on August 15, 1985, in Toronto. She is a singer-songwiter, actress who currently lives between Toronto and L.A. She is most recognized by her role as “Hazel” on the hit show Degrassi, but has been acting since the age of 13. Andrea has played in The Natalie Cole Story, Down in the Delta, Cadet Kelly, Spectacular, A Holiday Romance, The Soul Food series, and Mocassin Flats III. She has also played a role in the musical Hairspray and Dreamgirls as Lorell. Lewis began writing songs at the age of 12 and released her first album “Float Away”. Her most recent album 54321(the takeoff) is a collection of songs about the nature of love. She is coming out with two mixtapes, one specifically for TGAW in the very near future. She and Shannon Boodram are also working on a pilot to bring thier web channel TGAW to the television screen!
Did you know??
Lewis’ mother is Jamaican and her father is from St. Vincent.
Andrea and Shannon met when they were 7 years old
If Andrea could play anyone in the autobiographical movie of thier life, it would be Whitney Houston and/or Chaka Khan
Andrea’s hair is naturally curly, she doesn’t use heat to curl it.
54321 is free to download (thanks Andrea!) click here
Andrea is hilarious!
Andrea got to meet Maya Angelou when acting in Down in the Delta. She gave her the advice that “Everything comes in it’s own time” and an inscribed copy of her book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
She loves Beyonce!
I so admire this woman’s talent ambition, drive, determination, positivity, humor, beauty, and the way she carries herself! She is truly inspirational and makes me want to be the kinda woman she is one day, - a boss! On their YouTube Channel ThoseGirlsAreWild, Shandrea Lewis (Andrea Lewis and Shannon Boodram) showcase their amazing personalities. Andrea and her best friend , Shannon are the definition of wild- “living life out loud” as they say, truly being who they are and giving no explanation while also helping other young women to embrace themselves as well. They speak on every issue you can imagine that interests them and not just pop culture or the latest gossip. They have beauty and brains! Shannon is also a photographer and published author! These ‘wild girls’ encourage women to think for themselves, be themselves, and express who they are-Are you a Wild Girl?? #WildGirlsUnite!