Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Need a Black Leader?

Dear Black People,
Whoopie Goldberg has been carrying The View for nearly 10 years, pulling an Emmy for best talk show host and 3 NAACP Image Awards since she set foot in the studio. She is now the host of (arguably) the most influential and socially responsible daytime talk show in America. Not to mention that she is one of only 11 human people in the history of Hollywood to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award (EGOT).

Sensei Whoopie Goldberg
Whoopie Goldberg, Nikki Giovanni, Alice Walker, Oprah Winfrey, belle hooks, Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashād, Angela Davis, Jamala Rogers, Karla Scott, Vetta Sanders-Thompson, Janet Helms, Laila Ali, Michelle Obama, Nicole Avant, Patricia Bath, Mary J. Blige, Majora Carter, Debra Martin Chase, Misty Copeland, Marian Wright Edelman, Thelma Golden, Bethann Hardison, and many others are alive, working, serving their communities, leading, and looking much younger than their years would tell. Furthermore, their skin shades, hair textures, and institutional affiliations are irrelevant because their work speaks to the people they serve in meaningful ways. Even further, they can all exist without competing with each other because they all have unique skills, talents, and contributions to society that they all celebrate and support among and between themselves.
If you're a black woman or man who is too sexist to follow a Black Woman, continue to lose hope and cry for black leaders. If you're awake and understand what's really going on in the world, join the team by lending a hand to the common cause of keeping the species alive and inspired.

"The View is the show that everyone has copied. But we are the original."
-Sensei Whoopie Goldberg

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