Yearly Archives: 2018

Best Books About Black Female Sportswomen – Part 2

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The athletics track nowadays is an arena where many black women from around the world excel. In the sprint races the field is dominated by runners of an Afro-Caribbean origin with the longer distance races being competed for by many women from East Africa. One of the United States most successful sprinters has been Florence Griffith Joyner. Her career as a sprinter saw her culminating in winning three gold medals at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. It was during this period that she broke the world record times in both the 100m and the 200m. Both of these records stand today. What made “Flo Jo” stand out was her style […]

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Best Books About Black Female Sportswomen – Part 1

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In recent years that have been many black women who have excelled in a variety of sports. As equality has gathered pace around the world, more black women have been given the time and opportunity to participate in sport and they have excelled in a variety of events with their achievements being recorded in a number of different books. One of the greatest women tennis players of all time is Serena Williams who is still competing today. Her career has run side by side with her elder sister Venus’s and her life story is well documented in her autobiography, “Queen of the Court” (2010). In her career Williams has won […]

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Famous Authors Who Are Black Women

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There are many black women who have become great authors. The experiences of life that they have encountered have given a depth to their writing that is difficult to replicate for those who have not enjoyed the same journey. The first black woman to have her work adapted for screenplay was Maya Angelou, and she was inspired by other great writers such as Langston Hughes and W.E.B Du Bois. She was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for “Just give me a cool drink of water ‘fore I dillie” which was a collection of her poetry. Her most famous work was “I know why the caged bird sings” which […]

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The Biographies and Autobiographies of USA’s Famous Black Women – Part 2

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There have been plenty of black women in the United States that have been thrust to the front of the media spotlight, as the country was one of the first in the developed world to undergo multiculturalism. It is all well documented: the struggles for equality that both the black community and their women encountered through history; but the progress that was made in the States was to the benefit of other black people around the world. At some period in time, other nations, especially in Europe, had to deal with the same issues, but at least they have had the benefit of seeing what had been happening in the […]

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The Biographies and Autobiographies of USA’s Famous Black Women – Part 1

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There have been many books written about black women that are an inspiration to men and women regardless of their color. These people had to overcome prejudice on their life journey as a result of both their sex and their race. However, despite many obstacles being put in their way and many dangers faced, they have still fought on bravely to achieve their goals. One book that illustrates this perfectly is “This little light of mine: The life of Fanny Lou Hamer” by Kay Mills. Fanny Lou Hamer was a civil rights activist who acted as the vice chairman for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. She was politically active in […]

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