Representation matters: my five favourite black female fictional lawyers.
- Claire Huxtable (The Cosby Show)
- Maxine Shaw (Living Single)
- Joan Clayton (Girlfriends)
- Jessica Pearson (Suits)
- Olivia Pope (Scandal)
(Source: night-catches-us, via theladyinthestripeddress)
I refuse to let my child go through the “I hate being black” stage
Book Series: Ruby and the Booker Boys
Author: Derrick Barnes
Ruby and the Booker Boys, one of Derrick Barnes’ most successful preteen series captures the essence of just being a kid in a community. A place where everyone acts like family regardless of their family tree. Children of all ages, and yes I’m included, are immediately captivated by her play on words and witty way of outsmarting anyone that stands in her way. It’s easy for any reader to forget that Ruby is this pretty, brown-skinned trendsetter, because you literally take on her role and become the queen of the scene!
Brand New School, Brave New Ruby
Trivia Queen, 3rd Grade Supreme
Slumber Party Payback
Ruby Flips for Attention
I like the concept but, why should we “forget” she’s a “pretty, brown-skinned trendsetter?”
WHO WROTE THIS?! Is this how Scholastic feels they must market black characters in their books?
One of the many things Bill Nye taught me
The difference between milk snakes and coral snakes is a crucial key to not dying. Coral snakes are extremely dangerous, and despite the low bite ratio, they can and will bite you if you’re not careful. Milk snakes are totally okay and chill. So remember, everyone.
If red touches yellow, you’re a dead fellow
But if red touches black, you’re okay jack