Sound-Off: Black Women Are More Than Just 'Strong'

There's a running inter-office joke about "strong Black women." I'd explain, but it won't be funny because it's one of those "you had to be there to get it" insider things. But it all stems from how for the annual Do Right Men Issue years ago*, there were like fifty guys featured and ESSENCE asked all of them, "What do you love most about Black women?" The logic was, Black women get so piled-on (that was for you, Psychology Today) and many feel so unappreciated, overlooked, and criticized by Black men, that it would be a nice shout out to the ladies. I don't recall the exact number, but almost all of the men started out with, "they are strong..."


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