In an interview, Charlie Rose asked the Director of “Waiting to Exhale”, Forest Whitaker: Where are the good men?
"What it’s about is we find them looking for these men we find them trying to define themselves by these things. By the end of the the movie one of the characters has a man but the other three do not but they all still feel good about themselves. Whitney’s character says to her mother ‘I have a job I have friends, I have family, i’m okay, i’m fine. I may never get married but you know what, I’m happy….’"
According to the Center of Disease Control the suicide rate for black women was about 3 per 100,000, from 2005-2009. Check out this interesting report that investigates what conditions prevents Black women from committing suicide.
Also, look out for our next episode “Black Folk Don’t: Commit Suicide”
"Throughout American history the Black community has used religion to organize and survive systems of oppression . Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X are considered two of our greatest heroes. We often fail to acknowledge the irreligious activism of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters or the Black Panthers."