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When Black Women Go High, So Do their Men

On the Scene with Crystal Chanel

When Black Women Go High, So Do their Men

Can you believe we used “On the Scene” to celebrate Women’s History for the entire month of March? From female entrepreneurs to female influencers, I was pleasantly surprised by the women making moves here in South Florida and around the country despite gender inequality, racial bias, and wide spread negative connotations associated with female behavior.

Despite being silenced by laws and the cultural norms associated with living in a male driven society, we ladies are finding ways to rise above the stigma. In this season, female leaders are dispelling the myth that women, especially Black women are catty, envious, or difficult to work with. The facts are, “When women get together, we educate and empower each other,” said Roxanne Shante during her Breakfast Club interview. Once a hidden figure, Shante, in her Netflix biopic, Roxanne Roxanne, we see the young battle rapper opening doors for beat-boxer Biz Markie and encouraging young rapper Nas; that’s all he needed was one mic (and education). Her humility to wait while opening doors for others is a secret sauce that most female leaders have mastered out of necessity.

Which brings me to our spotlight, Laquisha Williams. Over the weekend, I attended Laquisha’s event World Class Conversations where I was honored as her 2018 “Woman on the Move.” Laquisha Williams, a host, entrepreneur and author, is an empower-house power-house who is able to put two hundred plus women in the room and make them all feel like they can conquer the world. However on Sunday, she gathered an intimate group of female leaders and gave insight for future growth. When she called me to the stage as a “Woman on the Move,” I recalled being a woman on the bottom, a woman harboring fear and a woman with insecurities. I re-called when Press Release Marketing was a no name idea, clients were a just hope, and the ability to make money was a strong desire. Yet, I rose because other ladies poured into me. They spoke life, they referred business and they mentored me by being an example of excellence. So, I accepted my award on behalf of women everywhere and encouraged other women to not just celebrate me but to celebrate each other.

Yet, as we rise and embrace the shift, truth be told, we can-not forget our men. Black women have a huge responsibility in this gender renaissance to nurture this movement and to give birth to unity. This is an our chance to restore our communities, rebuild our homes, and inspire the next generation.

So, in my final ode to Women’s History Month, I continue to salute my cultured sisters who are making strides in education and entrepreneurship. According to, “The Golden Age for women entrepreneurs has finally begun. The stars have aligned […], and enterprising females [are] equipped with inspiration, know-how and funding.” Additionally, the National Association of Education Statistics states that “Black women are the most educated segment within the U.S. population. But ladies, what good would it be for us to conquer the entire world and lose our men?

With that being asked, fellas, do not let this gender re-naissance intimate you. Our tough exterior may not show it, but we are scared too, and we need you like never before. We need your love, your protection; and your input. We want our history to tell this story: When Black Women Go High, So Do Their Men.

      Crystal Chanel Press Release Marketing, LLC Event Hosting – Marketing – Public Relations @PressReleaseLLC on Instagram


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