Role model is not the title they like to give me… (but) I think I can inspire a lot of young women to be themselves and that is half the battle.” She added: “The minute you learn to love yourself, you would not want to be anyone else.
On Friday, April 1, singer Rihanna was honored at the BET Black Girls Rock 2016 show. As the camera panned on her, you could see the emotion on her face. To the sound of thunderous clapping and cheers she made her way to the stage. http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1” target=”_blank”>Watch her acceptance speech.
I learned a couple of things about Rihanna. She created the Believe Foundation in 2006. The foundation helps and protects children with terminal and disadvantaged disease worldwide. In 2012 she founded the Clara Lionel Foundation in honor of her grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. The foundation grants fund efforts promoting health, education, arts and culture globally. Read more about her charitable work here.
And she recently made history as the first black woman to front a Dior campaign.
Notes to Women congratulate Rihanna on her much deserved Rock Star award. She truly rocks because she is teaching young black girls to have a positive self-image, something that many girls struggle with. Wouldn’t it be great if one day several of those girls who were watching her as she gave her speech receive their own Black Girls Rock award? Nothing is impossible. As Rihanna said, God put each of us here for a purpose. When the time is right, He will reveal it to us.
I just heard about this video of the undercover exposé of Planned Parenthood’s practice of trafficking fetal parts so I watched it and could not believe how callous Deborah Nucatola, the organization’s Senior Director of Medical Services was. She was eating a salad and drinking a glass of wine as she casually talked about extracting the specimens intact. She may as well have been talking about moving the parts of a car or some inanimate object. There was no emotion, no compassion. Is this a reflection of how some in our society have become so desensitized? Is the life of the unborn of such little value?
There is some debate as to whether this video was edited to shed a negative and unfair light on Planned Parenthood. Some have argued that no one selling parts on the black market would ask for $30-$100.00 and this is these figures are costs for shipping parts that are fragile. Others have commented on some of the remarks Nucatola made and her callousness. Watch the video and judge for yourself.
This other video recently came out. What struck me about this one, is Dr. Mary Gatter’s remark that she wants a good price for aborted baby remains because, “I want a Lamborghini.” Again there are no signs of emotion or reservation about terminating a life and then extracting and selling the organs.