Eboni K. Williams knew that an important part of her mission as a media personality would be to unabashedly place Blackness on a pedestal. Williams has long known that Blackness is a rich, expansive place that centers resilience, excellence, beauty, panache, and brilliance. But these notions of Blackness have long been distorted by American racism, where for generations Black folks have been expected to live a subordinate, second-class existence in the country they call home.
"No more!" Williams says, proclaiming that the good news about being Black today is that our community has unprecedented access to an array of tools to honor our Blackness however we see fit, whenever we see fit, wherever we see fit. Bet on Black is thus a call to action for Black people all over the world to adopt a fresh, highly informed mindset that will change lives. She delves into some of the cornerstones of leading a first-class Black life, including:
Don't Let Anyone Make You Their Black Sidekick
Carry Your Blackness Proudly Everywhere You Go
Subvert Stereotypes and Do You
Disrupt Oppressive Power Structures
No Need to Codeswitch, Show Up as You Beautifully Are
Get Together - Black Community is Invincible When We Get Together
Eboni K. Williams is the host and executive producer of the Warner Music Group podcast Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams. In addition to starring on The Real Housewives of New York and guest hosting The View, she is the host of The Grio with Eboni K. Williams, which airs on a cable television network owned by Byron Allen. Also, she hosts a true crime series that is featured on the OWN and Investigation Discovery networks. Williams is an attorney and a frequent public speaker on Black culture and history. Williams lives and owns in Harlem, USA.
- Publisher: Legacy Lit (January 31, 2023)
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- ISBN-10: 0306828642
- ISBN-13: 9780306828645
- Item Weight: 14.2 ounces
- Dimensions: 6.35 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches