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Black Women in America - Dispelling Myths and Stereotypes

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As black women continue to rise in educational and professional accomplishments, they must battle the negative, destructive stereotypes portrayed in the media. What drives these myths and misconceptions? Why are black women portrayed as always strong, never vulnerable. Why do black women believe they can't have the "American Dream" that women of other races expect as a matter of course - a successful career, a devoted husband, and a family? Why are so many accomplished, professional black women suffering from depression, stress-related illnesses and loneliness?

Sophia A. Nelson is a respected national columnist and political/social commentator for CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, NPR, BET, BBC, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Essence and Huffington Post and dozens of other top tier media outlets. She is also the author of an exciting new book: Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama. Sophia stops by The Date Smarter Not Harder Show to discuss her well-researched and important book which delves into the challenges faced by the 21st century black woman, and what she can do to come out on top! The studio call-in number is 347-327-9215 - please join us.