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About Founder Yvette Carnell…

 

 

 

 

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Yvette Carnell writes about politics, international and cultural issues for Your Black World and is the founder of BreakingBrown.

Before embarking on a career in new media, she served as a Congressional aide, first to Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and later to former Congressman Marion Berry (D-AR).

In her time on the Hill, she also worked as Regional Field Director for America’s Families United (AFU), one of the largest non-profit Get Out the Vote (GOTV) campaigns active during the 2004 election cycle.

In the broader Democratic Party, she served as assistant to the Director of the Women’s Vote Center at the Democratic National Committee (DNC). She has since distanced herself from the Democratic Party and considers herself an independent.

Her articles have been featured in the Huffington Post and YourBlackWorld. She has been featured by national news outlets including, but not limited to; The Nation, The Guardian, Politico and NPR.

She received a B.A. in Political Science from Howard University.

Contact her HERE.  Or email editor@breakingbrown.com for speaking engagements or media appearances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 comments
Deep0071
Deep0071

So they toldja to be black... that you are black when you look white. If you look white but are black... does one try harder to be black. Why? Who told you to identify with black. Who implanted the suggestion.  How can you really be 'black' if you LOOK white???? But the better question is why marginalize yourself as a color. Who implanted that suggestion as a goal.  It induces you into a moral weakness in which either power or money can be promised and you have no choice but to follow.

The Matrix has you. Everything you think you know is a LIE

suggswriter
suggswriter

Ms. Carnell,

I am attempting to get my resume along with a letter of inquiry to you. The email I sent to editor@breakingbrown.com was kicked back. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

thinkiqnc
thinkiqnc

For some reason, my computer will not display your website as it originally did. I have a brown background and nothing is in order. If I respond to a topic it comes out under the Al Sharpton piece. Any suggestions?

shajuan1955
shajuan1955

A great American leader of African descent (whom the majority of African Americans never heard of) observed that ever since we started calling ourselves "black" we have been more divided and more hateful towards each other than at anytime in our history. I am sure when we read our history we will never see the term "negro on negro crimes." Black is a negative term. Every description in the dictionary where the term black is used is negative. Black plague, blackmail, black magic, black sheep (bad person), blacked out (loss of consciousness), blackout (loss of electrical power), black hole (object in space), a black outlook (problems), black balled (blocked from something), blacklisted (list of those blocked) etc. etc. The synonyms for black is: dark, gloomy, obscure, dusky, murky, dim, shadowy, sooty, swarthy, dirty, dingy, sad, depressing, somber, doleful, mournful, funereal, disastrous, calamitous, sinful, inhuman, fiendish, devilish, infernal, monstrous; atrocious, horrible; nefarious, treacherous, traitorous, villainous. And we are surprised by our hateful treatment of each other and when people of other ethnic groups think badly of us. Contrasting to black is all the wonderful positive descriptions for "white." No wonder the majority of African Americans and some of the members of other ethnic group all worship the imagery of the Caucasian people. Subconsciously we reject "black" and aspire to be "white." Using the term "black" as an ethnic identify is one of the mentally crippling things that have been causing us problems since the 1960s. Human beings must stop identifying themselves as a color. In addition we are feeding the egos of Caucasians by calling them "white."

runawayslavegirl
runawayslavegirl

@shajuan1955  

I agree with what you have written. Negro is a Spanish word for Blacks. I am currently living in the Middle East, the word that is used is Nubian, when they actually say Black they have a frown upon their face.


this confusions come about because the so called Black Intellectuals are so confused themselves, trying to fit in amongst white elitism.

eedan0833
eedan0833

First of all, I don't want to discuss black business with white people. We need to exclude whitey whenever possible. I realize Oprah can't do anything without the white man but she could do more for us

But like Obama she is restricted. Because of crackers like OReilly, Hannity, Rush and other racist scumbag will be all over her.

Moe Seager
Moe Seager

Paris calling: Mr.Carnell, Yvette, As an American  living in Paris I find your site, your various p.o.v. pieces nourishing. I contribute with a blog, Paris Calling,  and as a published poet - I read and agitate for change in the States - I'm in various U.S.cities about 3 months each year. My latest indictment theme - Ethnic Cleansing - America's modern era warfare waged on people of color.  Keep up your most vital, urgent contributions. In the spirit, Moe Seager

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