May, 2013 | The Worth Campaign, Inc. - Part 2 May, 2013 | The Worth Campaign, Inc. - Part 2

Michelle Obama Gives Us Life!

michelle obama portrait 2On this Mother’s Day, we want to recognize a very special mom, the very first woman of color to hold the title of First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. Mother of two and mother figure for many, she continues to radiate positivity, ambition, and steadfastness in the face of criticism and the harsh realities of the political limelight.

Michelle Obama is, by far, one of the most poised, radiant, and elegant women of color to have ever graced the covers of magazines, television screens, and social media timelines. Not only is she a shining example to young black women, she inspires women everywhere to embrace their uniqueness and authenticity.  So, not only is she the highlight of this spotlight on women “Giving” to their community, she is also a highlight for our “Shining” gallery of beautiful and accomplished women of color.

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Who’s Shining? Identical Twins as Spelman’s Co-Valedictorians

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Kristie and Kirstie Bronner, 22

For the very first time in its long history, the oldest historically-Black women’s institution, Spelman College, will have its first set of co-valedictorians who are identical twins. Kirstie and Kristie Bronner both majored in music and have the chops to back up their 4.0 GPAs.

Hailing from Atlanta, GA, the Bronner sisters credit their discipline and dedication with their academic achievement. They prove that with grit and steadfast devotion to one’s goals, anything is possible. And, because of that, they are the newest addition to our series of “Shining” women of color.

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Michaela Angela Davis Gives us “Bury the Ratchet”

michaela angela davis - bury the ratchetYou may know her as “MAD Free.” You may know her simply as Michaela. But, regardless of how you have come to know her, Michaela Angela Davis’ influence and efforts to better the images of women of color is well worth noting. She is the foremost image activist and public speaker on all things Black women. And, in December 2012, we learned of a new initiative she is spearheading called “Bury the Ratchet.” The campaign targets negative images of Black women in the media specifically those depicting Black women in Atlanta as “ratchet” and uncouth. But, the effort means so much more than that. [Read more…]