The Walking Billboard Blog

Dear Black Diary...

Dear Black Diary...

On May 18, 2021 I launched a space on the Clubhouse app to discuss cultural, economical, political and social issues that plague the black and brown community. Speaking from firsthand experience dealing with my own trauma, it was apparent that countless others were dealing with the same emotional, physical and spiritual hardships as I. The question then became, how do we heal in a way that is sustainable and not a temporary fix. The answer was simple: create a walking billboard that enables onlookers to "stop and stare".

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PAY BLACK WOMEN

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PAY BLACK WOMEN

As an entrepreneur, I see firsthand how difficult it is to acquire funding for our small black businesses. While the growth rate of black female entrepreneurs has steadily increased over the last 2 years, especially through the pandemic, it’s also important to note how many businesses aren’t sustainable due to the lack of capital.  While the need for black businesses is paramount, there is an even greater need in funding for start-ups and existing businesses, specifically for black women. Think about it. Black women make up 7% of America’s population, 35% of black owned businesses are women and 17% of...

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Juneteenth 2021

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Juneteenth 2021

In honor of Juneteenth 2021, Brown & Brave decided to highlight nine black women from The Jim Crow Era and The Civil Rights Movement. It was important for us to celebrate these women because during women’s suffrage and educational and political warfare for African-Americans, the frontlines were occupied by women whose identities were shadowbanned by white supremacy, and even other black men.  At the helm of these movements and even prior to, voting and education rights were suppressed. Because of The Black Liberation Army and The Black Panther Party, more women’s voices were amplified which spread like wildfire. The legacy...

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"PROTECT BLACK WOMEN & GIRLS"

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"PROTECT BLACK WOMEN & GIRLS"

Sexual Abuse. Sexual Assault. Sex Trafficking. Sexual Victimization. Domestic Violence. Psychological Abuse. Physical Abuse. Kidnapping. Suicide. Mental Illness. Pregnancy-Related Mortality. Black girls and women have been targeted and under attack at a rate disproportionate than other races. From the hyper sexualization of young girls in the way they dress and how they are introduced to the world through social media, television and film, there is a cause for pause on how we are protecting them from the savages of society. For black women, beginning in the teenage years, we are seen as runaways, promiscuous and seeking validation on the streets....

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"BLACK CULTURE"

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"BLACK CULTURE"

Elements of black culture and influence have been appropriated for many years at the expense of black people. Our community would like to believe that we have both the authority and audacity to intimately gate-keep our own culture. And while that is absolute, we can’t ignore the fact that white supremacy is deeply rooted in the blatant theft and appropriation of our history, music, fashion and quite frankly the biggest money maker, sports.While white influencers are gaining more social media engagement, followers and even compensation for brand representation, our black influencers aren’t as privileged. Our culture is rich in authenticity...

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