Saturday, 14 July 2012

the Afrowoman's ezine.com has moved

Hello and thank you for stopping by. The Afrowoman's ezine.com has moved and you can now find all the ezine features and the Blog at  www.theafrowomansezine.com

Look forward to seeing you soon :)

Sunday, 8 April 2012

It's been a little quiet....

Hello & how are you?

Things have been a little quiet at the Afrowoman's ezine.com - I'm busy re-building and refreshing the Afrowoman's ezine.com 
In the meantime, there's the Facebook page:  
https://www.facebook.com/theafrowomansezine   and Twitter profile: @Afrowoman1


Please bear with me and keep checking back- the Afrowoman will return bigger and better 


See you soon :)

Sunday, 12 February 2012

R.I.P. Whitney Houston :(

I'm still in shock at hearing the news that Whitney Houston as died :(   It's so tragic for this to happen. When Whitney 'burst' onto the music scene, she reminded young black girls (like me) that beauty and talent was not confined to white people. She looked like a model and truly sang like an angel - she was 'our' Princess.


Despite her personal problems, she will always be remembered as having real talent and being an original diva. Thank you for your voice Whitney and for being our Princess, rest in peace. 


Here's one of my favourite Whitney songs and how I prefer to remember her:


Tuesday, 7 February 2012

PIP Breast implants- should the NHS pay?

The news reports and the debates around the PIP breast implants continues; the question still is- "should the NHS pay for the implants to be removed?"

Or should the women have to repay the cost to the NHS? Were they being vain in wanting to have Breast enhancement surgery? Take our Facebook poll here...  Tell me what you think....

BBC article:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-16666030



Sunday, 22 January 2012

The Ladies Room

A good time to be an Afrowoman?

Happy new year Afrowomen  :)  How are you all?  I hope 2012 has started well for you. Amongst all the doom and gloom of recent times, I put on my 'optimistic head' and had a thought.... are we living in a better time for black women? Do the opportunities we now have definitely make this a 'happy new year'? Is the only way up for us? 


A different light

The Noble Prize winners for 2011 made me see Afrowomen's journey in this world in a different light. These women, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Liberian President) and Leymah Gbowee (Liberian Peace Activist) demonstrated how their gender and colour has risen above their troubled environments and enabled them to lead countries and receive awards for their non-violent work for women's rights.

Mules of the world

It was Zora Neale Hurston who said "the black woman is the mule of the world". But here I was looking at a news report about two black women, who were being honoured for their work and dedication. They are examples of how our hard work can be recoginsed and given the credit it deserves.

Riots (involving some young black women), unemployment, and some of our young black girls not fulfilling their potential, still makes me wonder if black women in the western world will ever be recognised for the wonderful things that we are. Are we still mules? At the bottom of the rung? Needing to work harder and be 200% better than our white counterparts?

New opportunities

Now that so many of us are running our own businesses, earning our own money and taking advantage of the opportunities our mothers never had, life has improved beyond measure.

It brings me to our role models; yes (thank God) in our communities we have everyday heroines, working and supporting the causes to ensure people have decent lives. Our fortunes have definitely come a long way. But when we still don't have many black female CEOs, judges or industry leaders, it still makes me wonder..... is it a good time for us?

Here's the video of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee - the Nobel Prize Winners.


Friday, 20 January 2012

R.I.P Etta James

R.I.P Etta James; a woman whose strong voice matched her personality and her ability to captivate.






Here's one of her most well known songs. She will be missed :(



Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Finally, justice for Stephen Lawrence

Finally, there have been two convictions for the murder of Stephen Lawrence. After 18 years of pain, hurt, struggle and stress for the Lawrence family, two men will be sentenced tomorrow for their part in murdering Stephen.


This case has continued to embarass the British establishment and the Police, whose failure to investigate and take this case seriously, showed black Britons that a black life was not as valuable as a white life. Has the outcome of this trial made black Britons feel more valued by the Police? If we are such a diverse society, why are racist murders still happening in the UK?


I thank God for the strength and courage he gave the Lawrences to continue this battle, to ensure that someone was held accountable for their son's death. I just hope that although nothing will bring him back, they will have some comfort from this outcome.

Here is Neville Lawrence, speaking to Channel 4: