Lipmatic: Nas’ Daughter Destiny Jones Launches Makeup Line

Web Link: Lipmatic: Nas’ Daughter Destiny Jones Launches Makeup Line PDF Version: Lipmatic_ Nas’ Daughter Destiny Jones Launches Makeup Line Story originally posted on July 3, 2017. Destiny Jones, daughter to famed rapper Nas, is breaking into the world as a business woman with her lipstick line, Lipmatic. Inspired by the streets she grew up on, … Continue reading Lipmatic: Nas’ Daughter Destiny Jones Launches Makeup Line

Creator of Emmett Till ‘Open Casket’ at Whitney Responds to Backlash

Web Link: Creator of Emmett Till ‘Open Casket’ at Whitney Responds to Backlash PDF Version: Creator of Emmett Till ‘Open Casket’ at Whitney Responds to Backlash Story originally posted on March 26, 2017. A painting of Emmett Till hanging embedded with the prestigious body of work in Whitney Biennial has stirred conversation on cultural appropriation, … Continue reading Creator of Emmett Till ‘Open Casket’ at Whitney Responds to Backlash

NBCBLK Emmett Till Book Prompts Cousins to Call for New Investigation

Web Link: Emmett Till Book Prompts Cousins to Call for New Investigation PDF Version: Emmett Till Book Prompts Cousins to Call for New Investigation Story originally posted on Feb. 9, 2017. Emmett Till’s relatives are calling for authorities to reopen the investigation into his cruel 1955 murder. On August 28, 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was inhumanely … Continue reading NBCBLK Emmett Till Book Prompts Cousins to Call for New Investigation

NBCBLK28: Teen Hair Mogul Cliff Vmir Refines the Salon Experience

Web Link: NBCBLK28: Teen Hair Mogul Cliff Vmir Refines the Salon Experience PDF Version: NBCBLK28_ Teen Hair Mogul Cliff Vmir Refines the Salon Experience – NBC News Story originally posted on FEB 24 2017. From practicing on Barbie dolls to owning a business boasting some 600,000 Instagram followers, 19-year-old celebrity hairstylist Cliff Vmir is well on … Continue reading NBCBLK28: Teen Hair Mogul Cliff Vmir Refines the Salon Experience

Transgender Volleyball Player Sets Sights on 2020 Olympics

Web Link: Transgender Volleyball Player Sets Sights on 2020 Olympics PDF Version: Transgender Volleyball Player Sets Sights on 2020 Olympics Story originally posted on March 21, 2017. Tia Thompson, a 32-year-old transgender woman, has been playing in the men’s division of USA Volleyball (USAV), but in January, the organization finally approved her request to play … Continue reading Transgender Volleyball Player Sets Sights on 2020 Olympics

#OscarsSoBlack: ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Fences’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ Get Nods

Web Link: #OscarsSoBlack: ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Fences’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ Get Nods PDF Version: #OscarsSoBlack_ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Fences’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ Get Nods Story originally posted on Jan. 24, 2017. With multiple nominations for actors and filmmakers of color, the two-year #OscarsSoWhite streak has finally been broken. “Moonlight” led the pack of films of color with 8 nominations, … Continue reading #OscarsSoBlack: ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Fences’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ Get Nods

Schomburg Center Retraces The Black Panthers In New Exhibition

Web Link: Schomburg Center Retraces The Black Panthers In New Exhibition PDF Version: Schomburg Center Retraces The Black Panthers In New Exhibition Story originally posted on July 10, 2017. The Schomburg Center’s “Black Power” exhibition traces ten years of the Black Panther movement, looking at the topics, issues, misunderstandings, and people that shaped a global movement. Curated … Continue reading Schomburg Center Retraces The Black Panthers In New Exhibition