Challenging black female reality stars to stop destroying their image and start being more mindful of their impact, a Chicago-based TV & radio personality issues "The Black Woman's Manifesto 2012."
Fed up with the violent behavior displayed by black women on reality TV, Monique Caradine says it's time that women of influence speak out and set a new standard for black womanhood. That's why she recently issued the Black Woman's Manifesto for 2012.
Caradine, a Chicago-based media personality unveiled the 9-point manifesto recently on her WVON 1690 AM radio show. "It seems like every time I turn on the TV, black women are fighting each other, throwing drinks, cussing each other out and acting like they have completely lost their minds," she said.
"I like entertainment just like anyone else but the toxic behavior that is so prevalent on the airwaves today is downright embarrassing and unacceptable," Caradine added.
Caradine and her audience expressed concerns that young girls are taking their cues from the likes of reality stars NeNe Leakes and Sheree Whitfield of BRAVO's Real Housewives of Atlanta and Tami Roman of VH-1's Basketball Wives, all of whom have leveraged their celebrity on violent and aggressive behavior.
"They may be nice people behind the scenes, but their claim to fame is fighting and being loud and irrational. It's sad that grown women - all of whom are mothers - are willing to compromise their true brilliance, their integrity and our collective image for the sake of entertainment," said Caradine.
The Black Woman's Manifesto for 2012 addresses what should be the most basic dos and don'ts for women including, saying no to casual sex with multiple partners, putting the best interest of children first, getting therapy when needed and leaving other women's husband's alone. The Black Women's Manifesto for 2012 can be viewed in its entirety online at www.moniquecaradine.com/manifesto.
Caradine says the goal of the manifesto is to open a national dialogue and reconnect Black women to their true power. "If we our going to fight, let it be against the multitude of challenges we face in the world, not against each other," she said.