Black is beautiful
The Fenty fashionista drew inspiration from Kwame Brathwaite’s "Black Is Beautiful" movement and his photos of regal Black women.
“You’re not pretty for a black girl. You’re beautiful period.”
"Is that your hair?" This was not, by any means, the first time I had been asked this. I get it quite often. I always answer truthfully, although it always baffles me why people don't think of this as a rude question to ask someone.
Rihanna was the star of Crop Over, and she never disappoints. But it is not just Rihanna's costume or celebrity that makes her a star in my eyes. It's her love of life and her love of family and friends, her ability to live her life by her rules and no one else's that makes her a Caribbean Girl.
Ever since I got into travel writing, I've been told to read the works of Joseph Conrad, Jack Kerouac, Edward Abbey, Bruce Chatwin, Paul Theroux, William Dalrymple, Bill Bryson, and other white men. While I learned a lot from their stories, I was also repeatedly left with questions about misogyny and racial insensitivity.
Some declared that we had turned a page and entered a post-racial society with the election of the nation's first African-American president in 2008. Yet cases of racism, violence and overt discrimination in schools, housing, the workplace and penal institutions persist.
"I liked the movie a lot. It was so cool to see a girl like me going through the same kind of stuff," Oliver told HuffPost
“These kinds of products are very popular in Asia and are designed to help women address uneven skin tone, and dullness which
Shot in both black-and-white and color, Nunez's work is simple yet striking -- and to think the project only started by accident
We’re bummed we didn’t hear about this project earlier -- but better late than never. “I want to photograph black women from