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Don’t Sleep On “Africa Straight Up”

Author Chimamanda Adichie once said:  “Stories matter; many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower and humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people but stories can also repair that broken dignity.” decided...

Should We Teach Our Kids to Expect Racism?

As the mother of an 8-year-old boy who is all long limbs and curly ‘fro, I often think about what his life will be like when he grows into a six-foot-plus Black man. Unlike me, my son is not growing up in the ‘hood. He’s...

Asha Mirje, Indian Politician, Says Women Invite Rape With Their Clothes

Asha Mirje, a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader in western Maharashtra state of India, has outraged her fellow women in her country by stating that women were “responsible to an extent” for rape and that their “clothing and behaviour” played a part. Mirje made the statements when...

French Video Artist Explores ‘The Color Of Confusion’ Among Latinos

Sylvie Blocher, an internationally known video artist from France, is tackling a touchy subject in the Latino community with a new exhibit.  Bocher was tapped by the  San Antonio Museum of Art for Fotoseptiembre USA, their annual photography festival, to put together an exhibit on which deals...

Nigerian-British Model Betty Adewole Is The New Face Of Tom Ford’s Beauty Campaign

21 year old Nigerian-British IMG model Betty Adewole is the new face of Tom Ford Beauty in its Spring/Summer 2014 Ad Campaign. Before landing the campaign Adewole has worked with everyone from  Emanuel Ungaro to Issey Miyake Adewole is replacing Polish model Zuzanna Bijoch.  Ford’s Spring/Summer 2014 beauty collection will...

Idris Elba and K. Michelle Team Up for New Project

Our favorite London bloke Idris Elba is teaming up with songstress and reality television star K. Michelle for a VH1 musical. In an interview with Chicago’s WGCI “Morning Riot”radio show, K. Michelle revealed a little more about the project, which she says is a musical based...