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Lupita Nyong’o Covers Vogue’s July Issue

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Stuntin’ on them. That’s what she does. Lupita Nyong’o has captured Vogue’s July 2014 cover and she did it gracefully. The Academy Award winner’s July cover is simply amazing. On top of that the editorial fashion spread if filled with decadent colors and ethnic prints. In...

Move Over Vogue, Africa Already Has Its Own Fashion Magazines

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At last week’s Vogue Festival in London Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman, and supermodel Naomi Campbell discussed their work in Africa. Despite Vogue Italia’s troubled history of featuring offensive content—like photographing White models in blackface, selling “slave earrings,” and the now infamous Haute Mess...

We’re Boycotting Vogue Because Of Its Appropriation & Blackface Problems

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Honesty, we just don’t get it. Over the last couple of years, it seems as though fashion glossies have missed the memo on blackface and cultural appropriation.  And for the last two years, Vogue’s European editions have become totally clueless and careless when it comes...

Aja Brown’s Tragic Past Won’t Stop Her From Turning Compton Around

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When people think of Compton, California, images of violent crime and gang fights come to mind. That ideology isn’t far off and actually hits close to home for the city’s newly elected mayor Aja Brown, whose grandmother was murdered in a “violent home invasion rape...

This is Still Happening: Vogue Channels Josephine Baker in Blackface and Textured Wigs

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Why are magazines still using blackface? Countless editorials have come under fire for reenacting the racist and archaic practice yet magazines continue to implement it. The latest offender is Vogue Netherlands Magazine for its “Heritage Heroes,” editorial in the May 2013 issue. The shoot pays...