Star Jones, a former prosecuting attorney and now a co-host
of "The View", has beat the odds of life in the small town of Badin, North
Carolina. Jones is an attractive, black women who emulates the usual images
that are shown on television. Instead, Jones represents a growing population
of powerful, successful and single black women that command respect with their
mere candor and confidence. She is currently working with ShopNBC, a leading
national shopping network, that will be airing "It's All About You With Star
Jones" and showcasing products from the newly created "Star Jones Collection."
With the evolution of time, black women
have progressed from the Aunt Jemima's and nanny figures that were depicted
earlier. Jones is fairly educated yet, she does not receive as much recognition
that she should. Jones reaches the homes of millions in America to discuss
issues, share daily opinions and interesting conversations.
The once high school drop-out, poverty-stricken and
Detroit orphan Judge Greg Mathis, was elected the 36th District Judge in
Michigan in 1995. This became a national story of hope for black Americans
like himself who are overcoming the hardships of life. As a public offender,
Mathis earned his GED after he was ordered to by judge
that showed his love and concern. Now as the
leading star of Warner Brothers with the Judge Mathis Show, he continues
to set an example for other black males and females who may be experiencing
the same he has.
Young Adults Asserting Themselves, a program Mathis
officiates, adds positivism to the images of future blacks that may possibly
enter the media. With the media consistently overrating the negative doings
of blacks, it some times appears that there is no hope. However it is. It
is just difficult to change public opinion due to overwhelming accounts of
As the leading lady to President George Bush, the sophisticated,
yet classy southern belle, Condoleezza Rice has broken the ice as the first
black female to become the National Security Advisors
White House. Originally from Birmingham, Rice was taught the finer things
in life and provides a very positive image for black women in America.