What I Hear When People Say “I Don’t See Color”

This article was originally posted on The Everygirl. “I don’t see color.” The moment of uncomfortable silence after those four simple words are uttered. The sideways glances, the shifting of hands, of feet, of butts in chairs. An awkward laugh may break the quiet, but not the tension — it still lingers. In my experience, this phrase is most often proclaimed by a well-intentioned person. I’ve … Continue reading What I Hear When People Say “I Don’t See Color”

Culture: News Anchor Tells Her Story About Wearing Braids for the First Time on the Air and Why That is a Big Deal for Black Women

Image Credit: AJ Walker   AJ Walker in an investigative reporter in West Palm Beach, Florida. Though she has been reporting for over a decade and obviously good at what she does, as she rose through the ranks to hold her current title of investigative reporter. She knows as a black woman, especially one in news, our cultural hairstyles are not always embraced in the … Continue reading Culture: News Anchor Tells Her Story About Wearing Braids for the First Time on the Air and Why That is a Big Deal for Black Women