Oh my fellow Black women - not to put our business on blast, but let’s talk about respect today. Let’s talk about giving ourselves the respect we are constantly demanding from the “others”. It’s time we lead by example. Let’s create and nurture relationships with each other that are based on mutual respect and consideration. Let’s give a friendly nod to the “other black woman in the room” instead of the scowl or cold shoulder. Let’s not look down our noses at the young black girls in their “hoochie” attire with the volume turned up to 11. Let’s instead challenge them to expect more from themselves, by demanding more and better from them. The respect we seek is a reflection of the respect we give. So give plenty and give often - and please, give it to each other!