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Owning and building a business as not only a woman, but a BLACK woman, in a society whose power structures and systems are otherwise oriented is an accomplishment that is not just my own. It belongs to the legacy of all the black and Haitian-American generations who came before me. And, in this moment of renewed pride, I’m dedicated to helping all people better understand and appreciate the strength of that legacy and the glory of that pride.
And to fully understand how far we have come, we need to know our history, because people who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it, as they say. The scarred history of black people in this country is being repeated on us everyday. So, it’s time for us all to better examine and understand the connection of our country’s current events to our past. What IS that history? Scroll on, because we still have so far to go…
My Personal Thoughts from June 6th, 2020:
I’m going to talk to you a bit about being black, and it’s going to be uncomfortable. The fact that the subject of being black is even an uncomfortable topic is the EXACT reason why you need to listen. It’s the exact reason why I need to talk. So, yes, this is going to be uncomfortable. And, that is the point. Listen in…
I am profoundly impacted by your honest and painful stories. Thank you for being vulnerable with all of us and sharing your truths.
To my white friends, I implore you to take the time to listen to this podcast from my dear friend Jaime Legagneur. If you think you get it. You don't. The only way we will understand each other is to really listen.
I listened to your message enlightening me & so many others, I am sure. I watched 13th. Wow. I cried. Please take care of yourself and your Baby Boy. BLM.
Listen to the words of a friend of mine, explaining what it is like being black in America.
Thank you for this episode Jaime Legagneur. Take a listen. So much heart.
I cried throughout the episode. I am grateful to her for sharing a part of her story. Please check out the podcast and let's all do the homework that [she] assigns us and watch 13th.
Please listen to this podcast by my friend Jaime Legagneur and follow the helpful links she lists. It's so important.
Thank you for sharing and educating. We are working through, discussing along the way. There will be much discussion to come!
Thank you for this. I needed to know. I want to know.
You need to listen to Jaime Legagneur's latest episode. There is pain in her words. Her tears are real. This is her reality and the realities of many POCs. I am beyond grateful to her for sharing her story.
Wow Jaime, I'm moved, I'm affected, I'm blown away. Thank you for sharing your deepest vulnerability.
Thanks for your courage in deeply sharing your vulnerability and reality.
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BLACK HISTORY BY THE NUMBERS
A Special Note on
Haitian Heritage and Pride
Haitian Heritage and Pride
13th on Netflix
Systemic Racism Explained
First Aired on Oprah in 1992
A Podcast Series
Based on a True Story
Based on a True History