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FAB,Girl! or Girl, Bye?: Beyonce’s Hippie Chic Look

29 Mar

(Image courtesy of thefashionbomb.com)

FAB Musician Beyonce was spotted on the streets of New York in this high end, hippie chic ensemble. Before the stans come out and bite my head off, I want you to know I love Beyonce! However, I think Solange does a better job with the whole high bohemian luxury style. But of course, this is not about me. What do you think?

Brother of The FAB: Trayvon Martin

27 Mar

It took some time to think about how exactly to honor Trayvon Martin on a blog that is intended for female and black young girls, that talks about fashion, celebrities, beauty, and other FAB women for this young generation to look up to. But every time I look at this haunting image of Trayvon, none of that seems important. All that matters is that I do say something. His eyes seem to be pleading with us, all of us, to make sure his life wasn’t taken in vain.

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Park Bench Reading from Pat Tucker

15 Mar

It looks like the ‘Snow Day Reading’ category is over, because the temperature at FAB Girls headquarters is warm and spectacular! It’s perfect frolic-in-the-park weather, so if you have an eReader, down load this book and take it with you!

The premise of this book is so original and that’s what I loved the most about it. The characters in the book are all going to ‘Hollywood High’, a school where child actors go to become stars.You’ll watch them handle the stress of auditions, call backs and waiting to get roles in television and movies.

The main characters are fraternal twins Bella and Zoey, and Raymond Landou, Jr.

I really liked the plot twist with Raymond’s character. I did not see it coming, and I like when a story is able to suprise me that way. And what happens to Raymond is something that most of us would see as extremely good luck, but he is not able to see it that way right away. So it’s fun to watch him come to terms with his new good fortune.

Bella and Zoey’s storyline includes mean girls, learning disabilities, and delicate family dynamics that give us an inside look into what the emotional toll of stardom might really have on a family.

You may think you want to be a star, and that it’s all fancy cars and five star dishes. This book shows another side of Hollywood for those who are trying to make it. Reading about the kids at Hollwood High proves that everything that glitters isn’t gold, and it will leave you wondering what the lives of your favorite stars are really like.

Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary + The First FAB Troop

12 Mar

Today is the 100th anniversary of The Girl Scouts, and during Women’s History Month no less. The banner on their website currently reads, ‘2012 is the year of the girl’. Don’t you love it?!?!

Continue reading for a picture of the first FAB troop!

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March 10 is Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

10 Mar

Today is Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

FAB women and girls must know the facts about this disease, and how to protect themselves from it.

African American women are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, with the rate of cases among them being five times higher than average in some cities. Black women account for 66% of new cases among women. Even worse, HIV/AIDS is the leading cause among black women ages 25-34.

To learn more about HIV/AIDS, where to get tested, and to find prevention and service providers, click here.

International Women’s Day Celebration Post

8 Mar

In honor of International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate some recent achievements of all women!

Spanx founder Sarah Blakely is the youngest  billionaire! http://www.ajc.com/business/spanx-founder-sara-blakely-1378038.html

FAB professor is the first black woman to get Supreme Court coverage. http://www.blackenterprise.com/2012/03/06/womens-history-month-journalist-becomes-first-black-woman-to-get-high-court-media-credentials/

m.powerment by mark, in partnership with The Avon Foundation, raises $1 million in the fight against domestic violence http://www.multivu.com/mnr/46213-m-powerment-by-mark-ashley-greene-teen-dating-violence-awareness-month

Hundreds of Egyptians march on International Women’s Day. http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/36334/Egypt/Politics-/Hundreds-of-Egyptians-march-to-parliament-on-Inter.aspx

It’s International Women’s Day!

8 Mar

(Photo courtesy of http://youngwomenmisbehavin.wordpress.com)

Today is International Women’s Day, which is celebrated around the world. The idea is to celebrate the achievements of women, which is the exact mission of The Fab Girls!

This day was established by The United Nations for two reasons; To recognize the fact that securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms requires the active participation, equality and development of women, and to acknowledge the contribution of women to the strengthening of international peace and security.

Who are the women who inspire you? Tell us in the comments!

Not So FAB: Black Students Face Harsher Punishments in School

8 Mar

From The Associated Press:

Washington, DC (March 6, 2012) — More than 70 percent of students involved in school-related arrests or cases referred to law enforcement were Hispanic or African-American, according to a report to be released Tuesday by the Education Department that raises questions about whether students of all races are disciplined evenhandedly in America’s schools.

 Black students are more than three times as likely as their white peers to be suspended or expelled, according to an early snapshot of the report released to reporters. The findings come from a national collection of civil rights data from 2009-10 of more than 72,000 schools serving 85 percent of the nation.

The Education Department said it would release more details Tuesday.

“The sad fact is that minority students across America face much harsher discipline than non-minorities, even within the same school,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan told reporters.

Duncan said some school officials might not have been aware of inconsistencies in how they handle discipline, and he hoped the report would be an eye-opener.

According to the report, 42 percent of the referrals to law enforcement involve black students and 29 percent involved Hispanics, while 35 percent of students involved in school-related arrests were black and 37 percent were Hispanic.

Black students made up 18 percent of the students in the sample, but they were 35 percent of students suspended once and 39 percent of students expelled, the report said.

What do you think of these statistics? Let’s talk about it in the comments!

FAB Woman Making History: First Lady Michelle Obama

29 Feb

It made perfect sense to wrap up a month of FAB Women making history with a woman who made one of the most important pieces of recent history when she became the First FAB FLOTUS.

Make the jump to read the top ten reasons why we find Mrs. O so utterly FAB!

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FAB Style Rewind

26 Feb

The people have spoken! Malia Obama for FAB Girl style president!

http://thefabgirls.com/2012/02/21/get-the-fab-look-malia-obama/

And Cymphonique is Vice President of FAB Girl Style!

http://thefabgirls.com/2012/02/07/get-the-fab-look-cymphonique-miller/

These boots were made walkin….and looking FAB

http://thefabgirls.com/2012/01/17/fab-style-boots/

Christina Milian’s FAB gold look for less:

http://thefabgirls.com/2012/01/30/get-the-fab-look/

Solange Knowles does bohemian luxury like no one else:

http://thefabgirls.com/2012/02/20/fab-fashionista-solange-knowles/

Readers were tickled pink over these finds:

http://thefabgirls.com/2012/02/08/fab-style-tickled-pink/

Having the blues never looked so good:

http://thefabgirls.com/2012/01/22/fab-style-feeling-blue/

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