"A powerful story about a teen girl from a poor neighborhood striving for success," from (GoodReads.com) Jade is a girl with an extraordinary person who sometimes shies away from things but always let's the audience know what she wants to say she went through some important events in life she learned so valuable lesions and made new friend saw different people and gives insight on some issues that bother her. In the beginning of the book, she says " lots of people can't find the beauty in my neighborhood, but I can" she is optimistic she see the greatness in everything until isn't gone. Then as the book goes on Jade comes to talk about her self and how black women are represented. She says " And I believe my dark skin isn't a curse, that my lips and hips and nose don't need fixing" that sounds like she knows she is a black woman who doesn't need to change anything about herself. Then she leaves off with " it makes me wonder if a black girl life is only about being stitched together and coming undone, being stitched together and come undone." That must have come up because of personal opinion and she saw that happen her father left her mother and that might have caused her to say it be seen she seen it happen before. In this book she races racism going into a shop with her book back with her white friend Sam and it told can they check her bag because it large but Jade knew it was because she was black and she told Sam at first she just kept making excuses for the lady and later on in the book Sam finally understood because she became educated. This book shows so much and really tells a story about a girl who is given OPPORTUNITY and the hardships she faces.
Miranda Barnes is a woman with so much creativity and was inspired by her grandmother and great aunts pictures that show the black women love friendship and the closeness of the both of them. She is challenging the "misconceptions of people of color" in America and her" fascination of twin bond" was another reason for her book doubles but through this book, she is trying to show "black unity, love, and black womanhood". In the picture above it shows twins one on the others black and they're both smiling and the one that holds the other one look like the older, which tells me she is more wiser and isn't as carefree as the other one her smile is small but genuine. The one on the back of her sister is carefree takes risk has lots of fun most likely gets in trouble for that fun when she was younger so she is the social butterfly. In that picture, it shows two different people who are the twin and when they collide the put there differences aside and the just have fun which is what Barnes is trying to show in this picture all her pictures show similar but different messages but always come back to black womanhood.
Masterpiece poem "Black girl blues" talks about black women, men and some depictions of black women. We will be focusing on the black women portion. Masterpiece talks black women self-love and their uniqueness by saying you "Tell ‘em your brown suga maple syrup can't be bought off shelves. Tell ’em dark doesn’t mean dirty." What this masterpiece is saying black women are one of a kind and can't be duplicated and that you should not hate your skin color no matter how dark or light. She wants black women to embraces not hide it. Then she continues to talk about some true facts about politics and then goes on to say "Black girl, you are brick. You are mortal. You are designed. You are the ceiling. More than just measurement". Masterpiece is uplifting black women and saying that you are a strong confident and powerful women and don't let anyone tell you different and that "Dark eyes, thick thighs, we don’t need to apologize." In the end, she leaves us with "Nappy doesn’t mean nasty. Loud doesn’t mean ratchet. Bold doesn’t mean problematic," which altogether is powerful because it breaks the stereotypes that are perceived by black women by using a word that is said to bring a Black girl from becoming Black women.
In Jamila Woods song “Bubble” gives insight on some key moments and fact about Black Woman. Her lyrics tell us a little of how she sees herself which is a phenomenal Black woman, who is proud to be a Black woman. Wood sings "I've been picking my hair out and I know, now how tall I really be". That line symbolizes women of color who wear their Afros high, not because it is there hair because it's apart of there body and soul it makes them feel as one of themselves. She is relating her personal feeling in the lyrics and that related to Black Womanhood, because a large population of black woman and a young black girl, they hate their hair and weren’t proud of it which leads them to self-hate, but the journey of Black womanhood teaches them to love there hair and makes them feel whole, which is what Woods lyric is trying to show. When she talks about picking out her hair to see how"tall I really be" it lets us know that she sees black women hair an as powerful part of black women and their masterpiece of a body. Another thing Woods says lyrically at the beginning of the song, deals with black women appearances and things they do to for there benefit and then starts off with talking about how many “different oils” black women know because they use them for themselves and then says the lyric about how black women "turn our skin from brown to gold". What Wood is doing is talking about how Black women but many oils to take care of there hair and body and how they are somewhat are like goddesses which sound like a goddess reference to there melanin skin. Woods lyrics indicate Wood taking to a “Trapped Black girl” said Charles Donalson. Jamila Woods song is and tribute to strong black women and a message to the broken and uneducated black girl to see themselves in a better light, which we the listeners feel as she accomplished her goal. Which one of the prime reasons why this song shows the becoming of Black womanhood.
Blackness comes in different colors and Brooks shows that by talking about the history of black the different types of black and the common characteristic said of the widespread of blacks. When Brooks first goes into the poem talking about how your blackness has a title and you have "perceive your Glory" and commitment to your blackness. What she is trying to say is that you shouldn't tear yourself down, which is done by black women to please their oppressors and those who lead them to hate themselves. Then continues to go on about white talk and how great it is to be white and how black people talk negatively about themselves it gives "white strength and yours". Which says for its self that you're giving all your power to those who bring you down. Then she talks about how "blackness stretch across the land" and makes "rust-red.., milk and cream..., tan and yellow-tan.., the deep-brown middle-brown high-brown of it, the “olive” and ochre of it." Which shows her love of to all blacks. Then she goes on to talk about how black people bring something in the world, they are unique in there own way and how if we were to work together then we can be a powerful force to go against instead of tearing each other down. Then she leaves us with her last stanza is about our costume and our fundamental bone. " All of you— you COLORED ones, you NEGRO ones, those of you who proudly cry “I’m half INDian”— those of you who proudly screech “I’VE got the blood of George WASHington in MY veins” ALL of you— you proper Blacks, you half-Blacks, you wish-I-weren’t Blacks, Niggeroes and Niggerenes. You" With that, she gives a powerful message about the different types of black people of society.
New fiction by Toni Morrison: “With that skin, there was no point in being tough or sassy, even when you were right. The short story "sweetness" where a women who is light skin and tried to passes white but when her child with a white man is dark she tells us her reasons for raising her child the way she did and how she feels no remorse but knows the consequence of her actions. her grandmother was light enough to pass as white and did married a white man and didn't want anything to do with her children. Her mother didn't follow the steps of her own mother she chooses to be her true self a "high yellow" black women and paid the price. her mother Lula Mae when she was getting married "there were two Bibles, and they had to put their hands on the one reserved for Negroes". How her mother had more privilege because of how light her skin is like "my mother’s skin color she wasn’t stopped from trying on hats or using the ladies’ room in the department stores. And my father could try on shoes in the front part of the shoe store, not in a back room". She followed her grandmother steps and married a white man to pass white. Then when her child came out "Midnight black, Sudanese black" she thought "just for a few seconds—I held a blanket over her face and pressed", but she couldn't bring herself to it she started to think can I give her away and couldn't do that which shows how she has a heart. the story continues to talk about how her husband left her because of there child she broke 3 years of marriage he treated that child like a "stranger" even worse. then he left she knew how to play the system how to still play it off as if she is white and knew how to shield her child from racism she would face. Then she would tell her child to call her other words instead of mother. She would say that she felt sorry for her when she was young but, she did it because "She didn’t know any of that or how her black skin would scare white people or make them laugh and try to trick her". What she means is that she doesn't know the cold hard truth that she is hiding from her and she wouldn't know what to do in a situation with a white person. When Lula Ann grew up she left her mother in a home sent her money and told her to stay away from her and she was pregnant with a child and Lula Ann mother knows that what she did was wrong, but she did it for her.