Written By Vanessa Nordzi Nyakim Gatwech, a 24-year old model affectionally known as Queen of the Dark, is turning heads everywhere with her fierce determination and her beautiful flawless dark skin tone. She is out to prove to everyone that she is very confident with her skin color, and inspires others to be the same way. Nyakim Gatwech Gatwech, a South Sudanese born in Ethiopia, had to move to different places with her family as refugees due to war. Her family eventually im
Fashion Features by Melissa Shea On RAW Artists’ 11th birthday (March 12, 2020) their planned company celebrations were exchanged for an office closure, approximately 24 postponed event dates, and numerous furlough notices. At that time, RAW had 55 employees and a bustling office in downtown Los Angeles with departments of millennials and Gen Z’ers planning, promoting, and producing crowdfunded showcase arts events around the globe. Over the course of 12 years, RAW showcased
Written By STEFF YOTKA The CFDA Awards are the United States’s most prestigious fashion ceremony, but in the 40 years that the organization has doled out fashion honors, a Black designer has never been recognized with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, nor has a Black woman has never won an award voted on by CFDA members. (Many have received honors like the Fashion Icon Award or the Founders Award.) Those realities speak to fashion’s continual exclusion of Black t
https://youtu.be/ZIyD9T6Iy04?list=TLGGuyYRssFepK8wODExMjAyMQ Sherrexcia 'Rexy' Rolle may be the daughter of the owners of Western Air Limited, one of the most successful Black-owned airlines in the world, but she did not want to just watch it grow. At an early age, she wanted to be involved so she started out helping out with baggage claim. But now she is the company's Vice President of Operations and General Counsel.
Since she was 12-years old, Rexy has worked together wit