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Representation in Fashion Matters!


Monday, April 16, 2018

BY SHATAY SPEIGHTS My interest and passion for fashion as a creative and later a professional can be attributed to two things: watching my dad get dressed for church on Sunday mornings and also watching Raven-Symoné's character on the Disney Channel's That’s So Raven aspire to be a fashion designer. Seeing the way my dad could ...

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I Don’t Owe Anyone an Explanation About My Hair


Friday, April 6, 2018

By Unique Ratcliff As a black woman working in sales I realized that I was only limited to one hairstyle In a Philadelphia lyft an hour before I had to be to work, I opened my pocketbook and pulled out a silk head wrap while the car stopped in traffic. I quickly opened my front camera, using ...

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The Atlantic Magazine Commemorates the Life and Works of Martin Luther King Jr.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

By Shawn Stuldivant, Editor in Chief Earlier last month The Atlantic Magazine released an online launch of KING—its new magazine edition commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. The issue provides a lens over King’s life from student to activist, while also delving into the three themes of afflictions (aka the three evils) ...

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Our Blackness Is Not a Trend!


Monday, March 26, 2018

By Shatay Speights More than anything, we want to be able to see ourselves reflected in all facets of media and the things that we consume daily.  Women of color are at the top of that list, especially when talking about representation in the fashion industry. More often than not, runways, catwalks, campaigns and more are ...

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School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play: A Review


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

By Cathy Baydianz   Don’t go into this newest off-Broadway gem by Ghanian-American screenwriter Jocelyn Bioh expecting a rehash of Lindsay Lohan’s Mean Girls.  On the surface, it may seem like another teen drama about high school girls battling for the title of queen bee, but in actuality it’s a probe into the ideologies of Western standards ...

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Black Women are Unapologetically Expressing their Sexuality


Friday, December 8, 2017

By Taylor Johnson For decades women have been criticized and degraded by society for expressing their sexuality. Society tells women that they have to dress and act a certain way in order to be “ladylike.” If they behave opposite to society's expectations, then they are automatically judged and slut-shamed. Black women have a different experience when it ...

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