Womens History Month

Alex's latest for Saint Heron, "Black In The Day: Women's History Month Edition"

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Greetings. In his latest installment of his Black In the Day series for Saint Heron, Alex reflected on some of the ways womenfolk have made this world a less shitty place. 

"Welcome to Black In The Day, your monthly-ish serving of yesteryear’s magical, inimitable and unforgettable Blackety Blackness courtesy of Alexander Hardy.

With Women’s History Month coming to a close, on top of preserving our strength for an onslaught of April Foolery and tacky Easter looks, it’s important to gather to Hallelujah and Heel-toe in jubilation as thanks for all that womenfolk have done to make this swampdonkey-electing society less terrible while facing institutional hateration and structural inequality in the dancerie."

Read the rest over at Saint Heron.

Read his previous installments:

"Black in the Day: Back to School Edition"

"Black In the Day: The Black Joy Playlist"

"Black In the Day: The Self-Care Playlist"

"Black In The Day: Stage and Screen Mainstays"

"Black In The Day: Always Extra, Always On Point"

"Black In The Day: Black Excellence Express"

Extraordinary Women Making History: Eunique Jones Gibson (of Because of Them We Can)

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Today's Extraordinary Woman describes herself as a "creative powerhouse for good." Chocolate enthusiast, Blackness advocate, speaker, and creative director Eunique Jones Gibson works to promote the beauty, accomplishments, potential, and greatness of Black folks from the past and future. As founder of the multimedia campaign Because of Them We Can, Gibson aims to "share our rich history and promising future through images that would refute stereotypes and build the esteem of our children." 

The initiative began as a way to inspire her sons and provide a counter-narrative to the endless outpouring of demeaning, traumatizing, unflattering portrayals of Black folks in the media.

This year, she launched Dream Village in Hyattsville, Maryland to allow creators and innovators to a space to connect with other winners and thrive in a welcoming, nourishing environment.

Eunique at Dream Village (photo: Black Enterprise)

Eunique at Dream Village (photo: Black Enterprise)

On what she envisions for her newest venture, she told Blavity:

"I hope Dream Village will provide a space where we can see a visual representation of our connection to one another and our ability to accomplish more, together. I believe that it will bring a network of people, resources and experiences that will help us grow and thrive individually and collectively. More than a co-working or shared working space. It’s about creating spaces where we can build and help one another launch ideas and dreams because we understand the impact our success can have on our community. And the plan is to have these all over."

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For more from Eunique, check out Dream Village, follow her on Twitter, or get into Because of Them We Can here.