• Iyanla Vanzant Says Black Women Are Still Out Of Order

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    Loading the player... By Brande Victorian · April 8, 2021April 8, 2021 In a 2013 interview with MadameNoire , Iyanla Vanzant said in no uncertain terms Black women were out of order. Eight years later, the spiritual teacher whose OWN series Iyanla: Fix My Life is coming to an end this Spring, feels just as strongly about that statement as she did then. “We're still out of order,” Vanzant tells ESSENCE when asked about that viral moment. “I think because we get paid to be out of order now. some of the images that we allow to be portrayed of us. Some of the ways that we behave and treat each...
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  • Olympian Natasha Hastings Says Protecting Black Women In Sports Means “Protect Our Peace”

    Olympian Natasha Hastings Says Protecting Black Women In Sports Means “Protect Our Peace”

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    By D'Shonda Brown · April 8, 2021April 6, 2021 Before she was a gold medalist in the 4×400-meter relay at the 2008 and 2016 Olympics, Natasha Hastings grew up in a house with two parents who ran track. Her mother would always take her to meets and she would go to track practice with her father, who was a college coach. Now, she aspires to inspire by using her platform to show young Black girls that they can be anything in any field including and beyond sports. “I try my best to be vulnerable and truthful about what my journey has been like. I try to stay away from only presenting the...
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