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"Diary of a Black Girl Found"

Tiffany N. McDonald

Abstract


This is the diary of an intelligent black girl in any urban ghetto in “America” today. She doesn’t have a name because she represents many young Black women today, millions. This diary chronicles some of her tales of trying to survive in a world where the life game is formulated for her to lose. She’s on a road to learn how to beat the game without losing herself with incorrect representations and dominant ideologies. She is in between the cross-fire of her harsh, drug-infested streets and images of Blacks who have supposedly “made it,” believing that with hard work anyone can make it “regardless of race.” Is this girl like an Elaine Brown who is an “African lost in America,” trying to be found, or will she become one of those New Age House Negresses who surface once they get some “education” and some money?

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ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics and Consciousness. ISSN: 1543-0855 (online).
Editor: Dr. Sonjah Nadine Stanley-Niaah.

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