From sports to politics, Black women are taking the lead and altering the face of American life and culture BLACK women have always been monuments to strength and determination. Well before the Feminist Movement declared working women fashionable, they deftly juggled the multiple roles of wife, mother, caregiver and breadwinner, while simultaneously hurdling the triple barriers of race, class and gender. But even in the face of those barriers--which continue to litter the path--Black women have pressed on, scaling heights and changing the way society regards all women. Along the way, Black women changed, too, adding business executive, astronaut, and million-dollar athlete as identifying designations behind their names. Make no mistake about it, despite the socioeconomic indicators showing that Black women are still straggling to catch up to their White and male counterparts, Black women are on the move, as is reflected in the new roles they play in the rapidly changing modern world. Take a look at some of the contemporary barometers to get a sense of how today's Black woman differs from her predecessors. While there have been Black women in business and in professions like law and medicine since the late 19th century, today they are more than mere tokens and trailblazers. Increased educational opportunities have provided the key to vast upward mobility for many Black women. In 1960, for example, only 3.3 percent of Black women held college degrees. Today, nearly 16 percent of Black women hold at least a bachelor's degree (compared to 15 percent of Black men. How does the changing roles of black women effect our men and our relationships ?? What are our roles and does the Eurocentric definition of roles hurts us and how ?? Lets respectfully and honestly discuss.