Hey LOUD Girls!
We at LOUD Girl Movement are excited to add LOUD Girl Snapshot, a section dedicated to highlighting, celebrating and revisiting extraordinary moments in LOUD (you know that thing when Black women and girls use their voice, serve with flair) that happened during the previous month.
We’re launching the section with, “Cheers to November, Hello December!” which is filled with LOUD Girls in politics, college, film, entertainment and more. Check out November’s top seven moments in LOUD!
Saying “I thank my LOUD Mama, Aunties and Sistas…” is a regular exercise in gratefulness at LOUD Girl Movement in appreciation of the women who raised us. We know if it weren’t for them passing down and sharing their expressions and giving space to our LOUD, who would we be?
Actress Tracie Ellis Ross showed us what two fabulous generations of LOUD looks like by paying homage to her Mother, Iconic Singer and Actress Diana Ross, at the American Music Awards. She recreated an outfit her mother wore while performing with Michael Jackson in 1981 and wore it during the show.
LOUD Girls in politics are using every moment to highlight race-fueled hypocrisy. Congresswoman Karen Bass took the United States Attorney General to task about the problems with the recently released “black identity extremists” federal report.
In addition, a video of New York Assemblymember Diana C. Richardson finally went viral. In her speech, she boldly addressed the hypocrisy of a bill to address lawmakers’ current approach to the “opioid crisis,” versus the crack epidemic in the 80s and 90s. Her points about the issue being treated as a health care issue versus a criminal justice issue, is notable, as it highlights the systemic racism involved in dealing with the issue of race and substance abuse in America. Check it out here.
The creative team for “She’s Gotta Have It” is filled with Black women. Spike Lee launched the series adaptation of his 1986 debut film, “She’s Gotta Have It,” and the writers and producers include Radha Blank, Eisa Davis, Lynn Nottage, Joie Lee, Elizabeth Hunter, and Tonya Lewis Lee – a host of creative Black women phenoms!
This is a far cry from the Hollywood practice of white male writers – who don’t have a clue about us – telling stories about Black women, and we absolutely love the choice of this creative crew!
University of Hartford Student Chennel “Jazzy” Rowe took to Facebook live to reveal the disgusting details of her racist white roommate terrorizing and poisoning her with her nasty ass bodily fluids and more. Jazzy’s decision to go live about her experience was a courageous move as the university, Hartford Police Department and the local justice system attempted to quickly and quietly sweep it under the rug.
Art Director Momo Pixel created and launched Hairnah, a video game that addresses the ignorance of people who attempt to touch Black women’s hair. Obviously, people completely missed the point of Solange’s hit, “Don’t Touch My Hair.”
LOUD Girl Movement called out big business for backhandedly using Black women to boost their stocks and bolster their brands in the LOUD Girl Blog.
LOUD Girls are always doing so much more than this list could ever include, but there’s nothing like a reminder of how wonderful your LOUD is. If you know of any wonderful moments in LOUD, we want to hear from you. Send them to us at info at loudgirlmovement dot com.
LOUD and All,
LOUD Girl Movement Team