“I’ve made it, but where?”


For my African American Male & Female Relationships class we were asked to read the article “To Be Black, Gifted and Alone” by Bebe Moore Campbell. Reading the title I thought it would be about the usual empowered black female scenario, you know the one I’m talking about right?

*African american accent* “I’m an independent black woman who won’t settle for a brother that makes less than me and with baby mama drama and as a result I’m still single, alone and bitter.”

Yes that one.

However, the article turned out to be less Tyler Perry movie and actually very sad. The article is about a black woman, Leanita McClain, who by the age of 32 had become the first Black to become a member of Chicago Tribune editorial board in that newspapers 137- year history.This was a prestigious position that carried with it a salary of approximately $50,000 and the opportunity to…

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