My Black History: ESSENCE Readers' Old-School Pics
'My Black History Month' Photo Upload Contest
Check out the bangs! Being the oldest sibling in a single parent household has...
Check out the bangs! Being the oldest sibling in a single parent household has great responsibility and great reward. Our mother took pride in raising us with integrity, faith and an overpouring of love. My Blackness doesn't come from the hue of my skin, the twang in my dialect, but it is who I am and I owe it all to my mother Vergie Smith. This picture reflects the pride I have being a beautiful Black young woman. -Crystal Smith