Sapphire Rising

Sapphire Star Rising is a provocative, thought snatching and sometimes cutting edge encounter to entertain, educate and network toward better understands of Black life, thought and culture. Primarily, I want people to think about issues pertaining to our experiences, our perspectives --- Our Voices.

History of "SAFI" Image

It's not a compliment to call a Black woman 'Safi' cause you're calling her a rude, loud, malicious, stubborn and overbearing female. Safi is tart-tongued and emasculating, one hand on a hip and the other pointing and jabbing (or folded arms), rhythmically rocking her head and giving men HELL.

Time to take a critical look at images we accept as true because we've heard them all our life. Time to shake up, break up and make up our own truths about who we are and set the record straight.

Making of a myth. Search and find the articles listed below that detail origins of Sapphire images and thoughtful commentary about the lasting effects on Black society.

Stereotypes about black women

Mammy Sapphire Jezebel and Their Sisters