Brown Girl Collective

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.

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Marcie Thomas commented on Gail Nyoka's blog post Sad Lack of Diversity in Children's Literature
"This is an issue that I am passionate about, so be on the lookout for a special BGC initiative that will help get more books featuring children of colors (specifically girls at this point) into the hands of our children."
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Sad Lack of Diversity in Children's Literature

In a recent New York Times article ( http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/16/opinion/sunday/where-are-the-people-of-color-in-childrens-books.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0 ) Walter Dean Myers quotes a study that shows that only 93 of 3,200 children's books published in 2013 were about black people. A contributor to the CBC Diversity Blog, Monica Brown, asks, Where…See More
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"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. 

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Welcome to the Brown Girl Collective!

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,
Marcie

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Sad Lack of Diversity in Children's Literature

Posted by Gail Nyoka on April 15, 2014 at 11:34am 1 Comment

In a recent New York Times article ( http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/16/opinion/sunday/where-are-the-people-of-color-in-childrens-books.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0 ) Walter Dean Myers quotes a study that shows that only 93 of 3,200 children's books published in 2013 were about black people. 

A contributor to the CBC Diversity Blog, Monica Brown,…

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Are Women of Color with Records Facing More Employment Barriers Than Male Counterparts?

Posted by Kiesha Joseph on April 14, 2014 at 11:00am 1 Comment

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.

The…

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The Toni Morrison Reading Room

Posted by Gail Nyoka on March 31, 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Nobel Prize-winning author, Toni Morrison, may not have lived in her home town of Lorain, Ohio for many decades, but she is still considered a native daughter.  Lorain is the place where she grew up, and her first novel,  The Bluest Eye was set in Lorain in the 1940s.

Morrison Reading Room The main branch of the Lorain Public Library set up the Toni Morrison Reading Room in January, 1995, and the…

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Introduction

Posted by Gail Nyoka on March 27, 2014 at 9:51am 0 Comments

Greetings to all.  I'm new to the BGC, so want to say hello.  

I've come to Ohio from Toronto, Ontario, where I have lived most of my life.  But, I grew up in London, England, have spent some time in South Wales, and was born in Trinidad.  You might guess that I like to travel.  

This July I will be in a place in England called Much Wenlock.  I'll be telling stories as part of Festival at the Edge.  There's more information about that on my Website Blog …

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BREAST EXAMS

Started by LaFarris Johnson Mar 21. 0 Replies

I WOULD LIKE FOR EVERY ONE TO KNOW JUST HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO GET MAMOGRAMS AND PREFORM SELF BREAST CHECKS ON A REGULAR, I FOUND MY LUMPS IN MY CHEST FROM SELF EXAMS, I'M STAGE 3 TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER, MY MESSAGE IS, WE ALL ARE AT RISK,…Continue

Book Club

Started by Carlese Harris Mar 13. 0 Replies

Hello all,I'm need to the group but I would like to invite all to a Book Club that I host.  The information is attached.  And if you have any questions please contact me.Thank you and God BlessCarlese HarrisContinue

Virtual Fitness/Weight Loss Group

Started by Marcie Thomas. Last reply by Maria C. Baptiate Mar 3. 13 Replies

Quick Poll: Would you be interested in forming a virtual fitness/weight loss group? It can be hard to go it alone, so I think that we could all benefit from some sisterly support. Please reply so that I can get things set up for us. I would like to…Continue

Black women and romance (lack thereof)

Started by camille branch Feb 15. 0 Replies

Importing discussion from NPR. org, is anyone else as outraged as I am on this topic? (I replied below)NPR member says: I don't get offended at the massive number of black men dating/marrying non-black women. I am waiting for society to get over…Continue

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