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We know by now that when boys are assertive they’re called a leader, and when girls do the same they’re said to be “bossy.” Well Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, along with her Lean In initiative, The Girl Scouts Of USA, and Lifetime Television have teamed up with top celebrities for a PSA and petition to ban use of this b-word: bossy.
Daily Mail tells us Queen Beyonce announced in the PSA:
‘Girls are less interested in leadership than boys because they worry about being called ”bossy.”’
The PSA also revealed girls are not supported to take on leadership roles because of the backlash they receive from their peers. Actress, Jennifer Garner who has two daughters with Ben Affleck, stated “Being labeled something matters.”
Her reference refers to the language used when speaking to children who are still in the process of developing personalities and identities. Sheryl Sandberg stated:
“We need to recognize the many ways we systematically discourage leadership in girls from a young age – and instead, we need to encourage them. So the next time you have the urge to call your little girl bossy? Take a deep breath and praise her leadership skills instead.”
Glee star Jane Lynch, Former US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, and fashion designer Diane von Fustenberg are also featured in the PSA. For more information on the Ban Bossy campaign, go to banbossy.com
Check out the PSA below. What do you think?
Not only did Condoleeza Rice recently land a TV deal — to appear on CBS News as we reported — but now President Bush’s former Secretary of State has inked a book deal.
Rice will write “an examination of democracy at home and abroad,” reports the GalleyCat blog. Henry Holt and Company will publish the book in 2015.
The deal was sealed on March 19th, the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, a political and military situation Rice negotiated throughout her time in public office. Many news outlets have been using the anniversary as an opportunity to look back at the last decade in words and pictures.
According to a press release, in the book Rice will talk about democracy-building overseas. “Rice will draw upon stories from her career and personal life to shed light on the essential questions of contemporary democracy, including the centrality of education, immigration, free enterprise and civic responsibility,” said the release.
This is not the first book deal for Rice. In 2009, Rice inked a three-book deal with Crown Publishers. That the deal was “worth at least $2.5 million,” according to the AP.
Condoleezza Rice is coming to television. CBS News chairman, Jeff Fager, and the president of the news network, David Rhodes, announced that Rice will be coming on board as a regular contributor. The Hollywood Reporter quotes a CBS statement, saying the former Secretary of State “will use her insight and vast experience to explore issues facing America at home and abroad.”
Rice, who currently holds the position of professor of political science at Stanford University, was Secretary of State under President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2009, and national security adviser from 2001 to 2005.
Rice isn’t the only Bush cabinet member to make the jump to TV. “Other figures from the Bush administration have been hired as television commentators, including Karl Rove, the former deputy chief of staff, and the former United Nations ambassador, John Bolton, both at Fox News,” reports the NY Times.
Rice is also a founding partner of a business consulting firm, RiceHadleyGates. She’s also one of the first women to be admitted to the Augusta National Golf Club, and was even tossed into the ring of future presidential candidates after her speech at the Republican National Convention last year.
You probably see these people every day, especially if you work in a large office with various managers. Each leader has different characteristics.
Recently, Forbes looked at “The 9 Corporate Personality Types And How to Inspire Them to Innovate.” It inspired us to look at well-known African-American corporate executives. Do you agree with us?
BAMBI: Sherri Shepherd
“Almost every new recruit starts out bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. They are fresh hard drives ready to be filled with data. You can get them to do almost anything. They walk into meetings armed with fresh slides, broad smiles, and a professionalism they’ve practiced in interviews, in school, and in the mirror,” writes Forbes.
Although she has been with The View for more than a minute, Sherri Shepherd is still comes to the table every morning with newbie enthusiasm. Shepherd recently launched her own wig line, as we reported.
As the next Presidential election draws nigh in November, the two most popular candidates, Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney have been paving the campaign trail. With election year comes slander, controversy and your occasional celebrity political rants. Politics met entertainment with the latest celebrity rant, coming from Nicki Minaj, in which she rapped in vote of Republican Mitt Romney. This was a shock to fans and celebrity bloggers everywhere, but Nicki is not the only popular African-American face that has shown favor to the GOP. Here is a list of some African-American celebrities who have supported or are affiliated with the Republican party:
LL Cool J
LL Cool J attended the Republican Convention in 2004 and has been a supporter of Republican New York governor George Pataki back in 2002. He has never officially stated his political party.
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Closer to home, while the Gulf Coast was underwater thanks to Hurricane Katrina, Rice decided to jet off to New York for some Broadway theater, a tennis match with Monica Seles and shoe shopping at Salvatore Ferragamo. But she speaks so well and she is accomplished. She speaks multiple languages and plays a mean classical piano. She certainly is not one of those lacefront-having, welfare queens with 10 kids by four different men. In other words, she is respectable. I know, you were thinking that. In fact, I’m willing to bet that somewhere around the third sentence, some of you have already stopped reading just to write just that very feeling in the comment section below and to remind us that not only is she Condoleeza Rice, she’s DR. Condoleeza Rice. But what’s so respectable about a woman, whose major contribution to society was torture, war and an indifference to the suffering of the black and poor? So what that she was chosen for membership into a golf club, which only started letting in African-Americans on its green in 1990? Who cares that she now gets to rub elbows with these old white men, who were so defiant against the entry of women of any shade that the former chairman once stated, “There may well come a day when women will be invited to join our membership, but that timetable will be ours, and not at the point of a bayonet.”
Let me be clear in saying, I’m talking Louisiana Creole descent. Sorry if you clicked and were looking for one of the many other kinds. But where was I?
Frenchcreole.com identifies Creole people as a broad cultural group of people of all races who share a French or Spanish background. No matter how you come to the conclusion that one is Creole (and please, let’s not get into the colorstruck aspects of it all), there are many people who identify as such, and they speak a wide variety of languages. In our random travels through the Internet (or da Intanetz as we like to call it), we were surprised to find a number of celebrities who are of the Louisiana Creole heritage. If you’re nosey like us, you probably want to know who. Check it out.
Sheila Escovedo is hands down one of the coolest people to ever pick up a set of drumsticks and go to town on the drums, and if you didn’t know, she’s also of Mexican and Louisiana Creole heritage. Her father, famous drummer Pete Escovedo, is Mexican-American, while her mother, Juanita Escovedo (formerly Gardere), is French and black. I’ve been a fan since homegirl showed up in Krush Groove and dropped The Glamorous Life, but I can say that I didn’t know she was Creole…
Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 – the document that expresses the want, will, and hopes of the people – the country’s political system has reflected a disproportionately low number of women. Black females are even scarcer. However, some black women have been trailblazers in the political arena, shaping history and leaving a legacy that cannot be erased.
Patricia Roberts Harris
Patricia Roberts Harris broke several racial and gender barriers throughout her distinguished political career. In 1965, she became the first black female ambassador when President Lyndon Johnson appointed her as U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg. Two years later, she returned to her alma mater, Howard University, where she became the law school dean, making her the first black female law school dean in the country. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter appointed Harris to serve in his cabinet as secretary of housing and urban development. She was the first black female in a presidential cabinet.
Piers Morgan sat down with former Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice, and things got pretty personal. Among other things Piers asked Madame Rice how she managed “to avoid being snared.” Although he twisted the phrasing a little bit, (what woman doesn’t want to “snared?”), the question still pounced on a touchy subject.
Here we have yet another example supporting this false notion that successful women don’t marry and successful, black women are destined to die alone in a house overrun with cats.
Check out Condoleeza’s response in the video below:
You can read the full analysis of the situation over at Black Voices.
Should Piers have asked this question?
It’s no secret that former Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice, has music skills. She’s been playing the piano since she was a child and has performed for Queen Elizabeth II and with Yo-Yo Ma.