Are you good or pretty enough? Alessia Cara’s new song talks about the struggle that women go through to fit into or society. “Scars to Your Beautiful” brings up a topic that a lot of other Pop singers are bringing up on their songs. Even if women have achieved a lot of rights, society still has a lot of high expectations about them. The main one that Alessia Cara shows in her song is about “beauty” but these other artists like Madonna and Beyonce also talk about how society expects women to behave.
Aretha Franklin was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She sang about women’s rights as she believed women were being treated unfairly during the time that she sang. She also spoke about African Americans rights because she believed they were being discriminated against. She became a role model for other minorities and many other artists followed in her footsteps. She was a very powerful icon during her time, and her songs such as “Respect” encourage minorities to speak up for their rights.
The speaker is Queen B, of course. The occasion is about tracing a story of infidelity and reconciliation. Beyoncé’s audience in this album are her fans and all the women experiencing the same thing she’s experiencing. The purpose of this album was about Beyoncé’s personal struggle and some of the wider issue faced by black women today and throughout history. There were also guests she added in this album such as, Serena Williams, the young actresses Quvenzhané Wallis and Amandla Stenberg, and the actress/singer Zendaya.
Their stories are told from a perspective of someone who is rising above and not looking back onto the pain and suffering they have endured but to the joy, freedom and happiness they are going to enjoy. Which is also very similar to what some critics said as well, Sheri Parks in The Crooked Room article talks about how black women had to deal with stereotypes all their lives but how when “For Colored Girls...” came out they felt a huge relief was lifted off their shoulders and that was a better outlet for them to feel like it 's normal to have problems. Meanwhile, on the other hand, Perry 's adaptation focuses on the martyred woman abused and deceived by her pathological mate from a place of sorrow. He tells their stories as if the men in their lives are the cause for all the pain they are going through and they cannot escape it. He focuses much more on the abusive men in a sense that, the film would not have felt whole without the men for the women to tell their story.
Beyoncé and Rihanna are two of the biggest music icons in the world right now. Each having their own unique careers. Both have a lot of similarities and also a lot of difference. Beyoncé Knowles was born on September 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas. When she was child, she performed in different dancing and singing competitions.
During the 1950s more black actors were making their way into film. Dorothy Dandridge became very famous, due to her unique personality and beauty that won both black and white audiences. However, “it was apparent that never before has a black woman been so erotically and obviously used as a sex object” (Bogle 151). Although her acting brought her much fame, she did not have the right to own her own body. Hazel Scott, on the other hand, became a very important figure because of her outspoken personality, “a proud and demanding performer, who never tried to conceal … her color” (Bogle 109).
I believe the arist Mackalene Thomas chose to create this masterpiece because she understands the black culture and what a lot of black women went through as time passed. She’s showing appreciation towards her mother and grandmother in what they’ve had to do to provide for their family. This portrait shows beauty, sexuality, and power. Her passion is to expand the boundaries of art history while glorifying the beauty of black women. As I look at the painting I see three compositional components that are in this portrait, which are unity, focus, and movement.
She rose to be famous with her first album “Mariah Carey”. Mariah Carey continued booking successes with her next few albums, Emotions, Music Box, Merry Christmas, and her highest selling act. Daydream made music history when it’s second single, “One Sweet Day” which was a duet with Boyz II Men. Awards/Honors Throughout Carey’s career she has collected many honors/awards. Which includes the World Music Award, Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium, and The Grammy’s Best New Artist in 1991.
One of the interesting things about Claudia is that she is a huge fan of Eminem and he 's her role model. She looks up to him because he 's been through so much, being broke, being away from his daughters, his suicidal wife but he stuck through it and wrote music about it and that 's something she looks up to. If she was given 10 million dollars she would use it by buying a house for her and her family renovate it and she 'd give the rest to charity. Claudia 's dream job is to be a nurse specifically a Mid wife because she likes the idea helping people and bringing life to the world and repaying mothers for the work they put into us and letting them
Looking back into history, black women had power they didn’t even know existed and was not in tune with themselves as people to understand just how powerful they were. For instance, black slave women had the power to disrupt marriages and raise the master’s kids. These women could have abused their power by mistreating the babies and filling the men heads with all types of lies. Instead, they chose to be gracious, loving and care when it came to their children and passive when it came to men that attempted to assert their power over them. Black women have helped to shape the culture of America in many
The naturalista niche is a movement that aims to empower the black community and to educate them on how to take care of themselves, mainly hair care. Many believe that hair is a person’s primary way of expression but for black women they have not been given many choices on how they can do that. Rather, they are told that the natural state of their hair is not okay and needs to be “tamed” in order for society to accept them. A black woman with an Afro or cornrows may have the same or more qualifications than a Caucasian woman with long hair but the typical prejudice is the black woman is unprofessional and cannot represent their brand the same way the Caucasian woman can. Though it is not blatantly stated there is a tone that has been set by many companies that have influenced the black community to build within itself.
I am definitely a fan of the arts, in my spare time I love to listen to music. I also write, cook, engage in healthy debates, read and spend quality time with my loved ones. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has celebrated 103 years of excellence. After meeting and getting to know women of the sorority, conducting research and growing into a young African American woman, I have come to the conclusion that Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is the sorority for me. The mission statement really speaks volumes to me, not only are college educated women a part of the sorority, but the primary focus is the Black community.
Although the girls aren’t muslim, they’re all black and they too face discrimination because of their skin. In our discussion, some of the girls shared that many times their peers and family were the ones to inflict discrimination on them. One example was that many times, the dark skinned girls are often told they’re “pretty for a dark skinned girl.” That resonated something in me because I too often hear that phrase. What hurts the most is that it’s coming from my fellow African American/caribbean peers. I always respond I don’t know how to respond the that.
“It is the wise mother that has the wise son. So long as your women are slaves you may throw your colleges and churches to the winds” (Stanton, 11). Stanton is comparing women to slaves to explain to the audience how horribly they are treated and how insecure they are forced to feel. Everyone knows the tremendous amount of pain and suffering slaves endured and would never yearn for one to suffer through such terrible experiences. Furthermore Stanton is pulling on the listeners heart string’s by telling them that herself and all other women feel like a
Beloved and The Color Purple are two powerful books that were written in the 1980s by two very intelligent African American women. Both the books and the authors have gone on to win multiple accolades and each book has had a movie based off its story. However, what makes both of these books special is that it was written on the rare subject of the African American woman. The books cover the real hardships that African American women faced in the late 19th and early 20th century. The books express the themes of life are ever changing for you to grow and family are those who love you.