Monique Caradine hosts “The Monique Caradine Show” on Chicago’s WVON 1690 AM and “Perspectives,” on the local Fox affiliate. She found herself fed up with the image of black women in the media, especially the “reality” of angry and violent sisters, specifically calling out Nene Leakes of Real Housewives of Atlanta and Tami Roman of Basketball Wives, and decided to do something about it.

“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 says. Her solution is the “Black Woman’s Manifesto” for 2012, which covers many “how-to’s” on life but was specifically inspired by our failure to take the anger issues of other black women to task.

“When we see women on tv clowning and acting a damn fool we will confront them, call them to the carpet and lovingly correct them,” she says. “Nowadays, shaking our heads as we continue to watch this train wreck is not enough because these women are negatively influencing an entire generation.”

The manifesto also covers not sleeping with another woman’s man, putting your children first, honoring yourself, protecting the black woman’s image in the media, and raising relationship standards and expectations. Watch her explain her manifesto in full or read it in its entirety here.

What do you think of Caradine’s “Black Woman’s Manifesto for 2012”?

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  • Warm Cuddle

    It was good. She just didn’t hold sisters accountable the way she should have. There are so many sisters who over value themselves and never take a full assessment of themselves as to why they are single. There are scores of ladies who think they are wife material but in reality they bring little to the table in the eyes of a good man. Here are some things she could have added…

    1. Stop being angry (Too many sister are just too angry and oppositional to deal with)
    2. Stop being over weight
    3. Start thinking logically
    4. Become more attentive and less cold
    5. Stop looking to blame men for all of your short comings.
    6. Learn to be wrong
    7. Learn to understand a mans needs
    8. Learn to make the needs of your man a priority and actively meet them.

    If more sisters were to hold other sisters accountable for their slick and disrespectful mouths, their lack attentiveness to their man, and their negative disposition at times, more sisters would be considered marriage material by more men. This is all said in love and not to offend. But the truth is a lot of sisters need to be checked and held accountable for their nonsense that good men of all races don’t find attractive.

    Sisters you nor I (representing the brothers) are not perfect…….. so stop so bent out of shape when brothers suggest how you can become a better match for us.

  • Perverted Alchemist

    I applaud her for her efforts, but for some reason I feel her message will fall on deaf ears in this day and age.