Artist’s work challenges how Black women and girls view themselves

This writer happened upon the work of artist Deborah Roberts purely by accident while reading an article in The Cut, which is part of the New York magazine online, titled, “The Breakthrough Women Artists.” Roberts creates visually arresting collages that encourage important conversations about girlhood, vulnerability,body image, popular culture, self-image, and the dysfunctional legacy of colorism. […]

Black beauty in all shades

Can we end colorism? A case for conclusions Through centuries of suffering under the discriminatory effects of colorism within the Diaspora, many Blacks wonder if a change in the ethnic group’s historical perspective on the beauty and acceptability of lighter skin and thus the disagreeable tone and unacceptable nature of darker skin is possible. And […]

Patrick Kelly’s fashion legacy lives on through buttons and bananas

Although he was not physically present, the spirit of Patrick Kelly shone through during the VIP celebration of his fashion retrospective, “Runway of Love” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibition includes nearly 80 ensembles from his signature use of colorful buttons to his Josephine-Baker inspired banana dance costume. Although he is arguably one […]

BET Honors 2014 honorees

BET Honors 2014 hosted by Wayne Brady will air Feb 24th at 8pm. Take a peak at who BET will be honoring. –Joi Pearson Above, Ice Cube  is being honored for his contribution to the Entertainment Industry.

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