*H A P P Y I N T E R N A T I O N A L W O M E N 'S D A Y* ...it just hits a little different for black women.
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of all women.
Unfortunately, for the black female, this hasn't always been our day of celebration.
The fight for women's rights was initially a 'white only' battle and victory, while black women were not only left out, but excluded all together from this celebration of equality with our white sisters. While we did fight like hell and contribute to the women's suffrage movement considerably (shouts out to my beloved Sorors of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.- Ida B. Wells and Mary Church Terrell, just to name a few), our reward came much later...much, much, later and still fails to hold full value.
"Today, Black women earn 61 cents on average for every dollar a white man makes, compared with 79 cents for white women. Researchers estimate that African American women lose more than $900,000 over their lifetime due to this gender and wage gap. Black women are also less safe: They are three times more likely to experience intimate partner violence and 1.4 times more likely to be killed by police compared with white women"
The above quote is a piece taken from an excellent informative article authored by a phenomenal writer and historian of science, Edna Bonhomme.
Read her entire insightful and profound piece by clicking below:
What is International Women’s Day for Black women?
It is a reminder of the erasure of Black feminist struggles.
Great Eats & Healthy Information!
I can name several people who influenced the brand AC Art Of Food through cooking, tasting, and conversations about a great meal. However, only a select few really inspired me to take hold of the health aspect of culinary- never letting go!
One of those individuals is Dr. Rovenia M. Brock, or fondly known to most as Dr. Ro.
I remember first laying eyes on Dr. Ro in the late 80s as one of the hosts of BET's Heart & Soul. For some reason I was hooked on the show and all the intriguing info of good health that was delivered. Fellow co-host Mocha Lee was the super-fit workout contributor, but Dr. Ro focused on the nutrition fitness, piquing my interest with every common sense health remedy and scientific nutritional fact she would relay- I.WAS.HOOKED! Not realizing that some 30+ years later she would still be impacting not only my personal health, but my business path as well.
Dr. Ro is an amazing and knowledgeable nutritionist, author, coach, journalist, motivator, and seemingly all around cool individual.
Her passion is real like mine. We've both endured the loss of a loved one due to illness and disease that very well could have possibly been prevented had proper diet and nutrition been incorporated, ultimately dispelling generational health 'curses'.
Thank you Dr. Ro
for your continued quest for best health and being overall a true inspiration for
AC and AC Art Of Food!
Click here to find out more about this influential icon!
~Great Eats & Healthy Inspiration!~
Although the nightmare that is Covid has come and uprooted lives worldwide, the opportunity to relearn ourselves, families, and homelife have been a blessing to some. And let's face it, more of a challenge for others.
Being home more than away for a change is proving to be daunting to some, especially with everyone under one roof working and schooling from home.
Fortunately AC Art Of Food has compiled a handy resource, developed to help those at a loss for easy and delicious meal ideas and treats to manage the in-home-cafeteria-lady position some of us have now been selected for, lol!
STOP the spread of COVID-19:
*Stay home when you can.
*Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds....OFTEN!
*Clean all items and people that enter your home from outside.
*Eat healthy to build and boost your immune system now....and ALWAYS!
*Drink water and....PLENTY OF IT!
*Rest...GET SOME SLEEP!
Got some tips and ideas not mentioned here?
Add yours below in the comments!
Thanks in advance!
Stay Healthy & Safe!
On behalf of AC Art Of Food....
Salute to a great mind of our time,
Ermias J. Asghedom
...also known as,
Through community, philanthropy, generosity, motivation, Dedication, and even food, @nipseyhussle paved ways and grinded to raise others and open closed eyes. Respect.
This man essentially fleshed out a blueprint of entreprenural victory in his lyrics. Bars upon bars, Nipsey spoke of the grind in which you sometimes fail in getting to your goal. That just means you hustle harder.
He didn't live by anyones standards or beliefs of what he 'should' do or how he 'should' go about his journey. He set his own pace, path, and guidelines to his Victory.
Whether you take the devotion he had for his children, eternal love to his partner for life, adoration for his family, loyalty and uplift for his community, support to his friends, or mere inspiration and motivation to those he never laid eyes on, out of all the ways he could have done all this....he did it his way.
So salute to you Mr. Ermias Joseph Asghedom/Nipsey Hussle for further instilling in me the drive to keep pushing, the Dedication to keep grinding, and the Inspiration to persevere through this Marathon of life, giving back and helping others along the way.
Because last time that I checked, a successful lifestyle, be it food or otherwise, is not a sprint.
Peace and blessings to your family and legacy,
and may The Marathon Continue forever in us all even after our Victory Lap.
You rest on brother, for there are many miles to go before we sleep.(Frost)
~Your Culinary Health Resource
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