Throwback Thursday: Nina Simone on “Blackness”

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It’s such a busy time in the media these days. We’ve got Black History Month (no, thank you…our culture is RICH and should be celebrated year ’round), Valentine’s Day (don’t forget to love yourself first), and Women’s History Month approaching in March. To commemorate all three occasions, I’d like to share this video I stumbled upon by the Goddess, Nina Simone. Her words struck a chord with me for so many reasons. She talks about the legacy of Black culture, the importance of investing time and energy into the next generation, and what it will mean as we grow older. Anyone who knows me knows that I LIVE for moments to share space and wisdom with young girls, the leaders of our future. In fact, this blog was created with young sisters in mind. I wanted them to have a place to see Black women in a positive light, unlike many of the images they’re fed through mass media. Take a look at what Nina Simone had to say on the topic and be INSPIRED!

As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.

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