Media Monday: Thank You Gwen Ifill

 

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Gwen Ifill

I don’t think that there are words to express all that Gwen Ifill has done for media. Her class, talent, and professionalism set the standard in media. I never had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Ifill, but I felt like I knew her. Over the last few days I have watched media professionals from several networks struggle with saying “Goodbye” to a living legend. In a world of reality stars seeking instant fame and glory for doing nothing Ms. Ifill reminded us daily what can happen when a gloriously, humble, and talented woman stepped in front of the camera….she can change the world for the better.

Rest in Glory Ms. Ifill. There will never be another like you. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world. This little girl will be forever inspired.

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Melanin Media Monday:Against The Wall (PSA)

Last week Harry Belafonte’s social justice organization, Sankofa dropped a social justice PSA addressing police brutality. If you are concerned (which you should be). You must watch this video. It will move you. Hopefully, it will move you to help create change.

Credits: Short social justice film directed by Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz featuring Michael K. Williams, Michael B. Jordan, Danny Glover, Van Jones, etc. PSA created for Harry Belafonte’s social justice organization, Sankofa.

Melanin Media Monday: Marley Mag

I started Melanin Media Mondays because I wanted to showcase all the positive things that black girls and women are doing that often don’t make it to the “mainstream” media. The great thing about the internet and social media is that we no longer have to wait for “mainstream” to tell us what is beautiful, talented, or truly newsworthy.

Today’s feature is a young woman that just makes my heart heart happy beyond words. Her name is Marley Dias and I think that she is amazing.

Marley Dias-founder #1000BlackGirlsBook

Marley Dias-founder #1000BlackGirlsBook

She has to be one of the coolest young ladies going. She is just the type of black princess that the world needs to see. If you haven’t heard of Marley let me give you a quick peek at this amazing wonder. For starters she the mind behind the #1000BlackGirlsBook campaign. A wonderful campaign that donates books to libraries and schools that showcase black girls as the main character. The little princess also has her own magazine called Marley Mag in partnership with Elle magazine.  She is what I personally think of when I hear Black Girl Magic.

Way to go Marley! You have inspired this big girl 🙂

 

 

SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY

In expanding A Stylish Hue into a lifestyle blog has been a labor of love for me. I believe seeing positive diverse images of black women are needed more now than ever with that being said I will be exploring and sharing images of black women in the media in various forms a little thing I like to call Melanin Media Monday. I want to start the week off showcasing black women in a powerful diverse ways. While working on ideas I came across Solange’s Cranes in the Sky this morning and I must tell you I am love beyond words with this song. The imagery in the video (see below) is amazing.