I believe art is a way to express a feeling, or an inclination and to create an alternate perspective of the world. Beauty alone is not art, but art can be made of about, for magnificent things. This painting fits under art and beauty because I believe this portrait is very detailed it shows her beauty through art. I compare this portrait to “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo Da Vinci because, they are both portraits of women who were considered to be beautiful and role models for young girls back in their times. Mona Lisa painting have more vibrant details.
In the poem “Ego-Tripping” by Nikki Giovanni, she normalizes her worth by continuing to royalist herself as a black woman who is essential to mankind. Giovanni creates a vision throughout the poem, which leaves a thought in mind of how woman should look at themselves with much confidence as Giovanni does. “Ego Tripping” was written by Yolande Cornelia “Nikki” Giovanni, Jr. who was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on June 7, 1943. G9iovanni is a writer, poet, activist, and educator whose work was influenced during the Black Power Movements and the Civil Rights Movement. The poem was released in 2002.
She also worked on a little bit of screenwriting. Bambara’s short fiction is notable for the creative language and her ability to capture the poetry of black speech. The author stresses the importance of knowledge for both individual growth and collective goodness. Most of her stories focus on young girls determined to make their place in the world. In “The Lesson” it shows us how wealth is unequally divided throughout America.
The man that is stopping the communist member from hanging the little boy has a banner on that says CRC, which is a representation of the civil rights congress standing up for the rights of African Americans during that time. Catlett does a good job at getting her point across about advocating for social justice in her paintings. She has a similar sculpture called “Mother and Child” which portrays an African American woman cradling her baby. The sculpture represents that black women are courageous maternal figures. She does this to “reflect us, to relate to us, to stimulate us, to make us aware of our potential,” (Catlett).
Her mother was an incredible driving force in Ella Baker's childhood. Not only had she taught Baker and her younger siblings to read and write before entering school, she also instilled in them a sense of community involvement that had always been a strong part of her own family background. Along with her mother, Ella Baker's grandmother also played a key role in her life telling young Ella stories of her life as a slave and instilling in her a sense of pride in her heritage and race. A key point that Ransby also writes of is the community among the women working with the NAACP; how they "seemed to look out for each other" and of their largely unacknowledged and uncelebrated
I praise it for bringing up issues that black women specifically had to bear in that time period, such as working day and day out to survive and serve upper-class white folks in society. Furthermore, it raises interesting debate questions such as if it was right to let Sykes die. In addition, I love it for its symbols and the fact that despite it not being how I expected, the protagonist Delia will be able to thrive and continue her life without the poisonous snake that is Sykes
In “Hair Relaxer: An Origin Story” Tiana Clark uses Personification and similes to talk about a common experience that most black women have faced in their lives and to characterize the speaker and the hair relaxer. In this poem the hair relaxer is the embodiment of the European standards of hair that Black women have long tried to achieve. Recently, there has been a move away from European standard of beauty and a return to embracing the natural hair that black women are born with. Clark uses this poem to talk about how black women frequently put themselves through the pains of getting a relaxer so that their hair can “swing like the white girls” (9) but now they are starting to accept the way their hair naturally curls and coils while rejecting the standards
This is the climax of the story because Maggie actually shows some personality and "fights back" because she also wants the quilts. The quilts mean different things to both of the girls. To Maggie, the quilts represent family bonds and heritage. She understands the true meaning of them because she and Mama share a connection through the quilts. They have both experienced pain and joy throughout their lives, and so have the quilts.
Mrs.Winfrey went from a small, unknown town in Kansas to living in million dollar homes all across the country (“Academy of Achievements”). Not only did she accomplish this, but she also did this in a way that she felt was true to herself, and made herself happy in the process. Oprah, being a woman of color, also represents that someone can come from racial and gendered prejudices in America and overcome these barriers with perseverance and strength. She has said “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”, this really embodies how she has chosen live her life. Oprah turned her rough, traumatic childhood into a life that most only dream about, and she has always given back as well.
Like in a looking glass” (p.) states Antoinette thinking of Tia. She had been her companion and as such, they had shared so many things together that made Antoinette think that after all they were not as different. Therefore, this character feels some empathy with white and black people. Another example is that throughout the novel we see Antoinette finding support in Christophine several times. Nevertheless she exposes again her racial prejudice when she talks about her black nurse in a bad way “but how can she know the best thing for me to do, this ignorant, obstinate old negro woman” (p.).
I’ve noticed that being an African American woman places me below the totem pole automatically, placing two strikes again me. However, as a black woman attending a Historically Black College/University, in my heart, I strive to seek academic excellence and create a lasting impression on the world…starting with the community around me. My traditional values are deeply rooted in love, honesty, integrity and the desire to serve. I strongly believe in “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself”. I believe I have great qualities to offer such an organization but I also believe Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has so much more to offer myself and the world.