Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Posted by Chantel Peterson
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Posted by Chantel Peterson
Who ever said just because your married you can't empower women.
Yoncé gives us a taste of her feminist side in the latest issue of OUT Magazine.
For their POWER issue OUT, grabbed Mrs.Carter to show her views on a handful of things while channeling her inner Marilyn Monroe.
-Read between the lines PEOPLE-
In this issue Bey gives us quotes like
“There is unbelievable power in ownership, and women should own their sexuality. There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy. The old lessons of submissiveness and fragility made us victims. Women are so much more than that.”
In the article Bey goes on by dishing on behind the scenes of her latest album and many more.
QUEEN B also expresses in the interview her thoughts on being a sexual being and the double standards of women and men.
"You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist and a feminist-whatever you want to be- and still be a sexual being. It's not mutually exclusive."
HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE HER? All Hail Queen B'
[PHOTO CRED- OUT Mag]
In the world of sports there will always be that one questions, “Is there gender equality?”
I’m not just talking about women who play basketball or want to play football; it can also tie into women in sports media.
I can’t express how much this issue touches me. Not just because I’m a girl but also because I want to have a future in being a sports journalist.
Women in my mind will always feel uncomfortable within the sports world. We will always feel like we are not appreciated or respected.
If a girl gets into an argument with a male about sports stats or who may win the next championship, she is hit with the line, “You’re a girl what do you know.”
This is not fair.
Let’s start with some positive facts on how women are making progress in the sports world.
The London 2012 Olympic Games for the first time had women compete in every sport when they allowed women boxing in the games.
The Sochi 2014 Games also abled women to compete in ski jumping for the first time in history.
Then we can take a look at one of the most popular sports in the world, basketball. Women’s basketball players are paid lower than their male counterparts.
Rookies in the WNBA get paid a minimum $35,190 and on average and a NBA player gets paid about $5 million. Is there equality there?
It makes you question, why don’t endorsements and money go into the WNBA like the NBA.
Maybe that will one day change with players like Skylar Diggins. Diggings has endorsement deals with Nike and Sprint. Soon she will be promoting a chocolate
Milk drink. She has also been the first women to be signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports. Diggins is bound to help change the face of the marketability of WNBA players.
Women in media that’s a different story. Gender diversity is very stagnant in the world of sports media. Alone 90% of sports editors are white males. That is all the way wrong.
However on a positive note in radio journalism the number of women jumped 8 percent from 2012 to 2013.
We can look to groups like Women’s Media Center to monitor sexism in media and help raise the profile and decision-making power of women working in the industry.
I look forward to watching the progress of women in sports and sports media progressing.
[SOURCE: Clarion Call]
Nicki Nicki Nickiiiiiiii went back to her underground rap roots on this track with Lil Herb.
They give us Chi Raq, which is a hard hitting track with Chicago street refrences.
Young Money's first lady also gives us a hint she may be dropping a single every week until Lil Wayne's new album
Take a listen below !
Monday, March 31, 2014
Posted by Chantel Peterson
We must know the difference between loving people for who they really are as opposed to loving them for what they could be. his/her potential should be the icing; not the cake.
More often than not, we look at things for what they 'could be' as opposed to what they are --as we should. I guess that's considered long-term goal scoping. However, in this never ending game of love and war, or love and bullshit, whatever you choose to call it, that evaluation of what 'could be' should be handled a little more delicately.
What do I mean? Well, in the situation of 'love' I just think it's important to not fall in love with the potential of someone. 'Potentials' are like 'almosts' and 'maybes'. Of course, none of us know what the future holds but you have to start somewhere. Do you love him for what He is? Because that's pretty much the foundation if not most of the structure of who they are and will be. Sometimes it just gets no better (in some cases, much worse) than that.
Ladies, it's kind of like when we find a really cute dress we like. We absolutely love the dress because its everything we've been mercilessly shopping for! We've gone from store-to-store, website-to-website and ALAS! We found it BUT as lovely as the dress is, it has potential to be so much more. Accessorize it, find the perfect shoes, and BAM! package complete. You fall in love with the main attraction first AND THEN the end result. With or without the pizazz, the dress compliments you, you compliment the dress and life is good.
Now now now, Don't think you're getting off that easy now the answers lie within yourself as well! Have you asked yourself lately, "am I full of potential or am I taking action to be what I have potential to be?"
Potential is not a bad thing to have, its synonymous with CAPABLE, POSSIBLE which means there is hope, hope of greater-being. Hope of progress. Hope of more.
Its key to know what hinders the follow-through of potential. If you have fallen in love with the potential of what someone could be as opposed to what they are, before giving up, figure out what is holding him/her back and reach that potential TOGETHER!!
Are you in love with the cake or the icing??