Name: Sugar Jones
Measurements: 32C — 24 — 36
Occupation: Model & Holistic Healer
Hometown: Queens, NY
We are serving up one of nature’s sweetest treasures for this week’s #WCW… the one and only, Miss Sugar Jones. Always poised, ever confident, and the essence of Black-femme-power, we we’re thrilled to continue our conversation with her regarding Black History and the changing times.
Who is your favorite Black history figure (woman) and why?
Fav black history figure, the great Pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut (Haht-seh-shoo)… who took over the 18th dynasty in Hemet and ruled for 22 years. She maintained the strong economic development of the land until her death. Apparently her image has been defaced because of how loved she was by the people, but not folding for the manipulation of government officials. Her death was painted as a shaming opportunity rather blessing the phenomenal work she did in rule. So… her haters are why I love her!
What are you thoughts on Staci Dash suggesting we “get rid” of BHM and the BET awards?
I think any black celebrity who is not hands on with our people suffering all over the country—but selfie snapping their smiles in Hollywood—need to keep their opinions silent. I personally think BET should be put off the air because there is very little Black about it. They generally promote any and everything pushed by white culture and white supremacy… so their awards? Haha they can go, I feel.
What does #blacklivesmatter mean to you and what do you think we can do to make positive changes in our community?
…hmm black lives matter……I think…..when something MATTERS no one has make a spectacle of it….I think this country has had an amusing time defining what and who is important…. I think the first thing we can do to change the state of our communities is to educate ourselves on everything the system and society has taught us. For example, I learned just the other day that after the Emancipation Proclamation every slave owner received a pension for losing work/property!
We need to re-teach using the work of our greatest ancestors—Malcolm X, Dr. Ben, Phil Valentine, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Dr. Kaba Kemene—to learn the truth that is so viciously hidden from us. In addition, the focus of this re-education needs to be the children because just as Fredrick Douglas has taught us, it is far easier to build strong children than repair broken men… in this re-education we will learn the importance of our food intake and mental health.