Updated: Feb 4
by Anne Berkley
As we look to get settled into another month -- one of which is dedicated to the sole recognition of our ancestors both men and women alike -- we say with the utmost pride that we are elated for this time. As women, we look to come together and celebrate our growth as entrepreneurs, graduates, wives and mothers. Self-assessment begins with finding our inner beauty and tranquility. African American women, we are working on something spectacular for you in addition to our latest on entertainment and media! To uplift, educate and empower not only for the purpose of elevating in your careers but for the purpose of teaching us how to recognize our worth and value.
Relationships can be tricky as statistics show that nurses (92% comprised of women) according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2008, 10% of all RN’s were black, 8% were Asian, and 5% were of Hispanic origin. Human Resource Directors (71% comprised of women), Attorneys (52.4% comprised of women), Business Owners (More than 11.6 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 9 million people, and generating $1.7 trillion in sales as of 2017. Women-owned firms (51% or more) account for 39% of all privately held firms and contribute 8% of employment and 4.2% of revenues. On another note, as of 2017 only 33% of Black Women who gave birth were married which is almost the opposite for “all women” at 64%. Black Women are passing every course except relationship and marriage 101. We have to change this as intellect and intimacy should go hand in hand. If you can have it all, why don’t you?
Bridging the gap between romance and education: Marriage has been a declining institution among all Americans and this decline is even more evident in the Black community. In 2016 only 29% of African Americans were married compared to 48% of all Americans. Half or 50% of African Americans have never been married compared to 33% of all Americans. (statistics courtesy of black demographics)
"Let's stop teaching women that all men and relationships are bad. Let us, instead educate them on what healthy intimacy looks like, especially for that of an educated black woman."