Mala Bryan, South African model and creator of Malaville Toys, is revolutionizing beauty standards with her beautiful- and exclusively- black dolls. While providing a fresh platform for black worth, Bryan continuously offers little brown girls a reflection of their beauty- being all too scarce in modern toys. Of course, there is no progression without resistance, and Malaville has been targeted or 'called out' by costumers for one doll in particular: the darkest…Continue
East London has produced yet another stellar artist in digital illustrator and graphic portaitist Abigail Adeoti. In her most recent photo series, her main focus is to capture the natural beauty of the black woman. With her meticulously crafted graphic representations, Adeoti's work illuminates the essence the modern 'black girl' aesthetic and maintaining the raw nuances of the black female culture. In her own words: 'I feel like the universe captures the essence of these…Continue
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For visual artist Amani Holbert, capturing the essence of cultural beauty and recognition is a number one priority. As she herself navigates through the modern societal realities of African American beauty and interpretation, Holbert takes the initiative by writing her own. Her chilling, potent pieces serve to directly empower women of color and to promote social activism- aiming to strengthen the Black community with her art and message. While thoroughly understanding the…Continue
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Take a look at the photography of Washington DC based fashion and beauty photographer Michael J - a visual artist who started out as a web developer. His team state, "At an early age Michael did not know exactly what he wanted out of life yet he always had a passion for cooking, electronics and technology. Starting his technology based lifestyle Michael began to develop websites which later down the line led to Android Development, Programming and SEO. After…Continue
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Check out the new beauty/fashion editorial from Atlanta based photographer Cooper Penn. The photostory - produced by Nia Penn and styled by Shadé Olabisi - features arresting model Sara Naomi, who stuns in every shot. Explore below and CLICK HERE to see more of Cooper Penn's…Continue
Check out the latest work from NY photographer Joey Rosado (Island Boi Photography) - part of his ongoing exploration of natural beauty, flaws and all. He told us a while back, "I photograph portraits of black women (and men) in their natural beauty. I want them to embrace their true inner…Continue
Here's the thing about being ahead of your time: if you wait long enough, eventually time catches up. While “ahead of their time” is usually a component of a tragic story, for Beauty Pill, it's a triumph. The 11 years since their groundbreaking debut full length The Unsustainable Lifestyle have been incredibly kind to their brand of social conscious meta-genre atmosphere-heavy indie rock. What was once an uncategorizable outlier, is now still uncategorizable, but it…Continue
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Janelle Monáe and her musical collective Wondaland are set to release a 5-song EP in May! The EP - called 'The Eephus' - will feature Wondaland members Jidenna, Roman GianArthur, St. Beauty, and Deep Cotton (all signed to the Atlanta-based custom label). The collective, described by many as a family, have worked collaboratively for many years - Isis from St. Beauty was one of Monáe's backing singers, whilst Roman GianArthur wrote the…Continue
Join THIRTEEN WNET, AFROPUNK and Black Public Media Wed August 13 at 7pm EST as we present our FREE interactive screening of 'Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth'. Post your thoughts and questions during the screenings or anytime on Twitter with #afropunkwnet
A New York-based person launched a crowd-funding campaign full of humor, because they want to "acquire some white privilege".
Yaya M. says: "Although I have layered oppressions that have affected my ability to access my slice of the American Pie™, no issue has affected me more readily than my lack of white privilege. From being assumed to have "cheated" my way into programs for gifted children AND college (via affirmative action), to having my natural hair viewed as…
"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