1.11.2012

Taking it to the Airwaves: Liberated Sisters on Fact, Fiction and Myths about Black Women's Images

My fellow Final Call Newspaper writer, Sister Charlene Muhammad of L.A, is still getting great feedback about the cover story she wrote a few weeks ago regarding the facts, fiction and myths about the images of black women.

In part, she wrote in the article "Black women are devoted wives, mothers, educators, attorneys, doctors, authors, airplane pilots and astronauts. But they cannot escape negative myths surrounding their images, and facts-turned-fiction that impact their status, influence, challenges and future....The words Black female empowerment often invoke mental images of First Lady Michelle Obama or Oprah Winfrey, the daytime talk television legend. But while Black women seem to enjoy more power, influence, and status, perhaps greater than in any period during their sojourn in America, a sobering reality boils at the surface." [Full Article]

So she decided to take the conversation to the airwaves! Along with Dedon Kamathi, they will carry the topic on their shows, Liberated Sisters and Freedom Now! at 90.7 FM KPFK, this Saturday, January 14 from 1-3 PM PST. KPFK will broadcast live (www.kpfk.org) from the AFIBA Center (5730 Crenshaw Blvd) and their guests will be local activists and artists.

Part II of the topic is slated to run on Liberated Sisters on January 28 and the show will feature several of the sisters featured in that Final Call article. Both hosts hope to see you Saturday and that you will weigh in on the topic at the AFIBA Center because they will be taking audience questions and comments.Out of the area or just can't make it? Please tune in and get your questions ready for the phone lines during Part 2.

Liberated Sisters with Sister Charlene Muhammad is a forum to highlight and seek solutions to critical issues impacting Black women and their communities; highlight their connection to and collaboration with the global struggle for social, educational and economic justice; and to lift positive images of Black women in media.