– Originally Posted On NBC News – Misty Copeland at the Barbie Launch with Project Plie on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in New York. Diane Bondareff / Invision for Mattel Ever since Misty Copeland was named the first Black female principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, she has balanced the part of role model, […]Read more "Misty Copeland Balances the Role of Ballerina Activist in Under Armour Stance"
– Originally Posted On NBC News – Fashion innovator Stevie Boi, the designer behind Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” headpiece and “Judas” shades, launched his new collection Sunday at New York Fashion Week. The title and theme of the show was “Noir,” and Boi utilized models from the LGBTQ community to showcase the all black collection. […]Read more "Trans Models Shine at Stevie Boi’s New York Fashion Week Show"
– Originally Posted On NBC News – “I’m on the phone,” transgender model Indya Moore shouted after hearing a knock on her door. “No, can you please not come in right now.” Moore sat nude, freshly out of her group home’s shower, as a staff worker ignored her request and entered her room without consent. […]Read more "Transgender Model Indya Moore Is Ready for Her Closeup"
The sun was set high from June 23rd to June 26th as the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival kicked off. Featuring a musical lineup for the young and old, the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival filled the hills and pathways of Mooney’s Bay Beach, welcoming hundreds to thousands in attendance per day and night. The fun did not end at […]Read more "The Festival With Everything That Costs Nothing | The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival."
Gif from Google search. It has been a growing trend in social media but has now entered the realm of public discourse. The topic began very long ago, stretching back to the 1800s and 1960s. ‘Ho’ and ‘hoe’ have been used and spelled interchangeably within the past few years from pop songs to common conversation. […]Read more "The Era Of The Ho."
Black History Month traces back to September 1915. Harvard graduate and historian, Carter G. Woodson (pictured left), and minister Jesse E. Moorland, (pictured right), founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) – a prominent organization that focused on researching and promoting achievements of black Americans and peoples of African descent. Presently, […]Read more "Who Started #BlackHistoryMonth ?"
Leading up to his new album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, Macklemore released White Privilege II today and there are some mixed feelings towards it. Calling out the likes of Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea, Macklemore addresses exactly what white privilege is within the political, social, and musical spheres, of our daily lives. Some have […]Read more "Black People, Macklemore’s New Song Is Not For You."