Launched on Juneteenth 2019, 25 Black Women in Beauty is a collective, thoughtfully conceived to serve as an elevated platform for accomplished and driven black women executives, entrepreneurs and influencers in the $600 billion global beauty industry. It serves to highlight these immensely talented women to increase their presence at the C-suite level and beyond, as well as encourage and support the creation and success of indie brands invented by black women entrepreneurs.
I own a picture of a young Ethiopian girl whom I have started to call Hirut. She is in her teens, and her hair is pulled away from her face and hangs down her back in thick braids. She wears a long Ethiopian dress and even in the aged, black-and-white photo, it is easy to see that it is worn and stained. In the photo, Hirut has turned from the camera. I imagine that she is looking down at the ground, doing her best to focus her attention on something besides the intrusive pho
And when she did get calls for castings, she rarely saw any other Black faces. Antonetty-Lebrón, whose skin was a deep rich brown, learned at an early age that Afro-Latinos—or afro descendientes—were noticeably absent in nearly every form of Spanish media in Puerto Rico From TV anchors to beauty queens, the "ideal" Puerto Rican was always fair-skinned with European features—despite the fact that Puerto Rico’s rich history includes African, Taino native, and Spaniard ancestry.
Sony Pictures Animation has released a clip from director Matthew A. Cherry’s animated short film Hair Love, which is currently playing ahead of Sony Pictures Animation and Rovio Animation’s The Angry Birds Movie 2. Co-directed by Cherry and Everett Downing, Hair Love raised $300,000 on Kickstarter back in 2017. That’s the most any short film, animated or not, has ever achieved on the funding platform. Hair Love, is a 6 minute animated short film that centers around the relat
September 15 — October 15 may be officially called “Hispanic Heritage Month” but please don’t call me Hispanic because I’m Afro-Latinx. What’s that? Let’s break it down. On the difference between Latino and Hispanic I love the comic created by Terry Blas where he illustrates how Latino is a term telling you about Geography and Hispanic is a term that is telling you about Language. Latino means from Latin America. Latin America refers mostly to everything below the U.S. includ
On Guinea’s Tristao Islands, the NGO Partenariat Recherches Environnement Medias uses a grant from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality to help rural women generate income and improve community life. Photo: UN Women/Joe Saade. As the United Nations prepares for the UN Climate Action Summit 2019, taking place in New York on 23 September during the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, the world we live in continues to be devastated by catastrophic storms, severe water crisis
Source: Justin Robinson / N.I.A.R.A. x Lovengood Lips We all know the financial hurdles that exist for Historically Black Colleges and Universities across our nation, which is why a group of AKAs took matters into their own hands and came up with a creative way to give back to their alma mater and live up to the principles of their sorority. Earlier this year, 58 Nandi Inspired AKAtects Reclaiming Ascendancy, a group of women also known as N.I.A.R.A., partnered with Lovengood
Licett Morillo, Manuela Sánchez, Annibelis Baez and Ambar Cristal Zarzuela, the women featured on the cover, are clad in black clothes and smiling in the middle of a field. Four Afro-Dominican models can be seen gracing the cover of Vogue Mexico and Vogue Latin America’s September issue — a historical feat made all the more exceptional by the fact that the September issue is considered the most important for fashion magazines as it is on magazine stands at the same time as fa
Photo: Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show Presented by Amazon Prime Video. You know when you bite into really fresh fruit or fish, and you’re like Oh, this is what it’s supposed to taste like? That’s how I felt watching Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty lingerie show on Tuesday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It was an awakening. A revelation. My palate has been so thoroughly cleansed, I forget how deprived I was before. Now, there is only pre-Fenty and post-Fenty. I’m fairly cer