Alpha Female: Condoleeza Rice

condoleezza-rice-7Well, it’s about time.

Love her or hate her.  How many Black women you know can speak Russian, or women, period?  Her sexuality is a little subdued for the average alpha female, but we’re gonna put her up on the block anyway.

She was one of the only lone black women in the Bush Cabinet to Bush I and Bush II.   She is the second woman to be Secretary of State, not a surprise for an alpha female.  Placing herself in new territory and leaving a mark.   Whether we agree or not with Condy’s policies and maneuvers isn’t the point.  It doesn’t negate that this was a helluva educated, self defined, woman with the perfect flip hairdo, who made history.  She was brought up in a middle class home and was trained at the best schools.

Not sure if I could have tea with her and feel comfortable, but she did her thing.  I’d listen to her give a speech at a forum, however.   Her ratings dipped in the Black community after Katrina.   But some say her good rep suffered because of Bush.

I’m also concerned that there was no man ever on the radar, except rumors of a college engagement.  However, in the last few years, folks whispered that she was looking “prettier” and dressing “nicer”, so a man had to be in her life.   I just think she was just doing an early celebration of her “freedom papers” from the White House.  Whatever, it is, she ain’t telling.  Just like an alpha she’ll surprise us with the PEOPLE magazine photo spread of a wedding, or a book telling it all.

I nominate her for The Alphanista Hall of Fame.  Yay or nay?

9 comments

  1. Anya Gonzalez says:

    I had the pleasure to meet Ms. Rice when I was doing study abroad in South Korea 2005 while she was doing her East Asia tour. It was an exclusive meeting with about 40 students from my university. I have to say she is very impressive in the flesh, intelligent and very very classy. She made us feel assured and at ease in her presence, and provided us with good advise to continue on in our future careers. She is so much more than the media portrays her to be.

  2. Zabeth says:

    YAY, for sure! Look past any political differences you may have. She is strong, well educated, self determined woman that should be viewed as a role model for all BW whether you agree with her or not.

  3. Lorraine says:

    THAT WOMAN IS EVIL! NAAAAAY! I LOVE THE ALPHA FEMALE PROFILES. BUT I DO NOT THINK SHE BELONGS IN THE HALL OF FAME. IN THE HALL OF SHAME.

  4. James says:

    I feel she got swept up with the drama. On paper, she’s an alpha, and I do like how she was “reared” and “nurtured” for the come up. I say yay.

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