He cast quick, fearful glances about, and then, evidently assured that Naratu had noticed nothing, he ordered the warrior who was still holding the infuriated black woman
from the white girl to take the latter back to her hut and to remain there on guard over her.
Porter, Miss Porter, and that enormous black woman
, Miss Porter's maid--Esmeralda, you will recall.
Dorcas, the black woman
, is very good and nice; she takes care of the Lieutenant-General, and is Brigadier-General Alison's mother, which makes her mother-in-law to the Lieutenant-General.
As the boat stopped, a black woman
came running wildly up the plank, darted into the crowd, flew up to where the slave gang sat, and threw her arms round that unfortunate piece of merchandise before enumerate--"John, aged thirty," and with sobs and tears bemoaned him as her husband.
Christian believes that Walker challenges the definition of feminism as it is formulated by most white American feminists, insisting that white feminists as well as some black people define the issues in terms of blacks on one hand and (white) women on the other and, in so doing, deny the black woman
In June 1992, African-American model/actress Veronica Webb joined fashion superstars Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer as a Revlon spokesmodel, becoming possibly the first black woman
to snag such an exclusive contract.
Morrison is the first black woman
to receive a Nobel, preceded in literature by only two black men: Wole Soyinka, the Nigerian playwright, poet and novelist, in 1986; and Derek Walcott, the Caribbean born poet, in 1992.
It is very much a pause-and-ponder book, especially if one is not, in literal fact, a black woman
, but is striving to learn the sisters' realities.
Department of Health and Human Services data showed the typical 65-year-old black woman
can expect to live until age 82.
I felt that the book would be stronger and more authoritative if it included the expertise of a psychologist who could provide a clinical understanding of the costs of shifting; a black woman
who could speak to the emotional and cognitive processes that might be occurring when a black woman
buys a pair of contact lenses, trading her brown eyes for blue, or when she goes from being a dynamic supervisor on the job to a docile homemaker at night, biting her tongue to make her husband feel empowered and affirmed.
When Bambara was interviewed by Beverly Guy-Sheftall in the mid-seventies, (1) she remarked on the prospects for her protean and empowered girl narrators, whose stories had been appearing throughout the sixties and were finally gathered up on the wings of the success of The Black Woman
and published in a collection entitled Gorilla, My Love in 1972:
There are a number of places where white voters, especially white women, are more likely to vote for a black woman
than black man or a white man," Bositis says.