Actress and Comedian Monique recently fell into the spotlight after making statements about how Black women should wear their hair, dress, and carry themselves in public. Much of her beliefs seem to stem from older schools of thought about what's considered respectable and exactly who that respectability is for. You can watch her full statement here:
Ms. Melody Monroe joins LA-based actors Gogo Lomo-David and Natasha Younge on their show "In The Process" to discuss goal setting, success as an independent artist, and working in the creative economy.
It's Black History Month! "Hits the woah while singing the Black National Anthem* The time to be Blackity Black blackem, just the BLACKEST we can be. The time to reflect on the achievements and perseverance of our ancestors. The time to recognize and celebrate the Black excellence in all of us.
This year has been an unexpected whirlwind of death and tragedy for many, including myself. Even in this last month, I am working through the grief of losing loved ones. It’s left me with many existential questions along with fear of the unexpected as I’m sure many others are experiencing.
But despite my questions of “why”and what the future holds, and in being starkly reminded of life’s fragility, I see an irrefutable lesson: tomorrow isn’t promised and the life we live today creates our legacy for tomorrow.
It’s taken me a while to even begin to write this. I honestly didn’t know if I could or if I had anything to say. I’ve been speechless.
In fact, this writing feels a bit forced. I’m writing it in the name of consistency. I promised my supporters that I would write a blog every month. But honestly, today I don’t feel like writing. I don’t feel like conversation.