Another HBGD Post!

Look what you find from just mulling around the internet! It turns out the African Union as adopted 2010-2020 as the African Women’s Decade!  On July 31, which was African Women’s Day, approximately 100 women gathered in London to celebrate the positive changes that have been made thus far in regards to the rights of African women, and the next decade is to encourage “…African states to take action regarding women’s rights.”

This is such good news that I had to share with you guys.  Read more about this here, along with a story about a woman who’s rights were almost taken away from her 10 years ago when her husband died.  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

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Happy Black Girl Day

Then White House Social Secretary Rogers with Linda Johnson Rice

As much as I want to go in on certain things that have transpired within the past few weeks, heck even the past 24-48 hours, I will refrain myself for one reason and one reason only…it’s HAPPY BLACK GIRL DAY!!! And this news I’m about to share with you could not have come at a better time! 

As the saying goes, “You can’t keep a good woman down”, and in the case of Desiree Rogers, former White House Social Secretary, those words could never be more true.  Ms. Rogers was recently named CEO of Johnson Publishing Co., home to Ebony and Jet magazines.  Ms. Rogers has bounced back in a big way with this new position.  As both magazines have fallen victim to declining sales, Linda Johnson Rice, daughter of founder John H. Johnson, believes the new CEO is “…a savvy businesswoman who is committed to the strategic growth of Johnson Publishing Company.”   The new CEO will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company, one of the few black-owned publishing companies still standing.  I’m hoping that both magazines will have meatier content and topics that are relatable and pertain to the black community.  While I believe Ms. Rogers can turn sales around for the better, only time will tell just how effective she is running this company.

What do you guys think?  Is this a great move for the former Obama Administration staffer?  Or should she be looking elsewhere?  And if you’re in the DMV, you should most definitely stop by Queen Makeda tonight for the “Happy Black Girl Day” Happy Hour, from 6-9 pm.  And if you’re a natural girl like me, you’ll be excited about the natural hair presentation at 7.  Until next time, I’m just a Southern Girl…in the city!