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.