Where bold, brilliant & beautiful "Brown Girls" connect.
The Brown Girl Collective is a network that caters to the needs of the multi-faceted, sophisticated woman of African descent.
"Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday."
-- Wilma Rudolph (1940-1994), Olympic champion in track and field.
Born premature in St. Bethlehem, Tennessee, Wilma Rudolph was a sickly child who had to wear a brace on her left leg. She overcame her disabilities through physical therapy and hard work, and went on to become a gifted runner. Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals at a single Olympics in 1960, at the Summer Games in Rome. She was considered the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s.
Learn more about her life at http://www.biography.com/people/wilma-rudolph-9466552.
Hey there Brown Girl!!
This is Marcie, the Chief Creative Force behind the Brown Girl Collective, and I would like to welcome you to OUR network! As the tagline says, this is the place where bold, brilliant & beautiful "Brown Girls" connect.
Take some time to peruse the site, join (or start) a group and share your stories of encouragement. While you are always free to voice your honest opinions, please do so in a spirit of love as we want to uplift one another and develop positive solutions to the issues that challenge us as women of color.
So... Grab your favorite beverage, sit back in your chair and enjoy!
With Much Love,
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A contributor to the CBC Diversity Blog, Monica Brown,…Continue
Last month, a report was released which detailing the difficulties women of color was criminal records have getting quality employment. According to the Community Legal Services of Philadelphia report (CLS), these women are hitting their doors looking for help find good jobs. Some, many of which are well-educated, are willing to take any job at all.
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Greetings to all. I'm new to the BGC, so want to say hello.
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