"Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, erase my dark skin, forever more!" Growing up as the “darker” child between my caramel, Afro-Latina, sister with long silky hair touching the bottom of her spine, and my never aging, fair skinned mother, I struggled with great identity issues. Like many other Afro men and women of darker complexions, I was no stranger to beauty issues when it came to my definition of beauty. For so long, I would criticize myself harshly about my beautiful hue. In…Continue
Scholar Dr. Yaba Blay offers her rebuttal to the statement "you’re pretty for a dark-skinned girl" in her latest project, 'Pretty. Period.'. The collection of photos showcases strong imagery of dark-skinned women. “Pretty. Period. is an emphatic statement,” Blay said.
Her decision to use photos to inform consciousness, incite dialogue and inspire others to action comes from her conviction that we need to value the…
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‘Tis the season of love and well, do I miss middle school because everyone got a little bit of love—there were always class wide exchanges of chocolates and heart shaped cards and little notes that cheered up your Valentine's Day. I think the last time I had a real valentine was maybe in 8th grade, once high school hit and now in college, I’ve learned to treat myself on the day of love. So whether or not you’ll be grabbing things for a significant other or looking forward to a…Continue
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Sitting at my desk, drinking a cup of chamomile tea, listening to Lianne La Havas, checking the weather and my mood is dampened by yet another expected snowstorm. Winter is always trying to break us down. This brisk winter weather has been drying out my skin and taken a toll on my body. ‘Tis the time of year of eating everything I see, which has definitely weakened my immune system. Skin becomes super, super dry, people are recovering from colds and the flu…time to get back on…Continue
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Two beauty pageant winners set a tone for social cohesion as they display
cultural fashions in the forefront during their humanitarian missions.…
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Dope movie 'An Oversimplification of her Beauty' is opening around the US. Don't miss it guys!
Started 4/26 – New York, NY
- Cinema Village
Showtimes: 1:05p 2:45p 4:25p 6:05p 7:50p 9:30p
Q&A with Terence Nance hosted by Tambay Obenson, Sat 4/27 at 7:50pm.
- Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, Lincoln Center
Showtimes: Varied. See …
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Hi guys, please tell us what you think about the piece The New York Times recently published about the Procter & Gamble campaign "My Black Is Beautiful", their new documentary "Imagine A Future", while the company also makes/markets skin-bleaching products.
"The documentary does not mention that Olay, a Procter & Gamble…
Are you tired of hearing "Mixed kids are the cutest kids"? What the hell is this theory about anyway?
TheRoot.com published a piece about this topic.
Excerpts: "A friend got the biscuit analogy. Wait for it: God burned black people and undercooked white people, but removed her from the heavenly oven at the perfect moment, she was told. Awkward. Well-intended. Poorly…
With the recent release of Red Tails, there has been a lot of discussion about the ongoing lack of people of color in Hollywood and what to do about it. It’s cute that George Lucas thinks he can change the game with some awesome special effects (wrapped in a gossamer-thin plot), but finding a place in the mainstream market with big-budget blockbusters is really just as well. What I think is also important, more important, is making sure that those smaller, more…Continue
AP member Fashionfreak hits them real hard with the free mixtape 'Hardcore' by Beauty & The Street x DJ K-Styles. With a tracklist including cuts by Jimi Hendrix, Bad Brains, Vanity 6, Straight Line Stitch, Nas, Deftones, D'Angelo and many more (see full list below). "That's right ladies and cunts!…Continue
Hey guys, we're really excited to share this project with you. Many members of the Afro-punk community are involved. The feature film 'An Oversimplification of Her Beauty' will be making its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The team needs our support to finish funding the final stages of the post production (sound design, voice over, soundtrack recording, color correction) and the trip to Sundance (airfare, hotels, posters, publicist, etc.). Let's show them…Continue