There was not much contest for this
months award, ever since Lakita
Garth recently became a Mrs.
Some of you
may know Lakita, 36, as a talented
singer and an eloquent speaker;
others, as a runner-up to Miss Black
as someone who grew up with eggs
being thrown at her in school because
she wasnt sleeping around,
Lakita Garth is a pretty inspiring
woman to have on our planet.
Lakita was born into a community
that Money magazine once
called the most dangerous
place in America to live and
the worst place to raise kids.
Her grandfather, a pastor, was preparing
to teach Sunday school in the now-famous
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
in Birmingham, Alabama when a bomb
went off, tragically killing four
Lakita is the
youngest of five children and was
raised by her widowed mother who
instilled in her children the same
sense of responsibility she grew
up with during the civil rights
movement in the segregated South.
As a child,
Lakita grew up watching her grandfather
walking two miles every day to talk
to her grandmothers headstone.
One day she asked him why, and he
simply said, because your
grandmother was my best friend.
They had lived together for 70 years,
and it was in search of a love like
her grandparents that Lakita
eventually made a commitment to
be a virgin until marriage—a
commitment which she kept until
her wedding night on August 12th,
the majority of African-American
females end up pregnant before marriage,
Lakita wanted to be different. Free
love means free from responsibility,
she says, and that was something
she never wanted: I dont
get it, if youre going to
hire someone to clean your toilet,
you need references and you need
a real name, but not to take off
all your clothes and ?
say, tell us how hard it was...
Well, it wasnt that hard!
As she explains, Its
easy to do something when you have
from all the wedding plans, honeymoon,
and the move across country to her
new home in Chicago, Lakita recently
appeared on ABCs' The View
for their season opener.
that she absolutely loves
married life, and we at Modesty
Zone can only wish her and her husband
continued happiness, and every blessing
in their new life together.
you would like to nominate a Rebel—including
yourself—please submit a short
personal profile and what you are
rebelling against here. There is no age limit, but high
school and college students will
be given priority over grandmas,
since grandmas, after all, are supposed
to be good.