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Aug 11, 2014 / 93 notes

Musician-actor David Bowie and his wife supermodel-businesswoman Iman

Aug 10, 2014 / 9,755 notes

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Rihanna for W Magazine 2014

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Aug 10, 2014 / 15 notes

Actress Amber Stevens in the September 2014 issue of Vanity Fair magazine.

Lupita Nyong’o in the September 2014 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. She has been selected as one of the The International Best-Dressed List for 2014. Since its inception in 1940, the International Best-Dressed List—revealed in Vanity Fair for the last decade—has lauded the most polished, eclectic, and stylish of dressers. From royalty to politicians, athletes to fashion designers, the poll is comprehensive in the personalities it celebrates.
Aug 10, 2014 / 18 notes

Lupita Nyong’o in the September 2014 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. She has been selected as one of the The International Best-Dressed List for 2014. Since its inception in 1940, the International Best-Dressed List—revealed in Vanity Fair for the last decade—has lauded the most polished, eclectic, and stylish of dressers. From royalty to politicians, athletes to fashion designers, the poll is comprehensive in the personalities it celebrates.

Aug 10, 2014 / 6,627 notes

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Know Safa Idriss Nour (then & now)

Super model Waris Dirie Somali model insisted Safa Idriss Nour, the child who played her suffering FGM in biopic, had to be spared the same fate

When she was three years old, Safa Idriss Nour received something no girl in her slum in Djibouti had been given before – a signed contract from her parents stating they would never inflict genital mutilation on her.

In Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa, an estimated 98% of girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), a procedure that usually involves cutting off the clitoris and some of the labia, so this was a remarkable event. Equally remarkable is the story of how Nour came to get the contract and, indeed, of her battle to ensure that her parents stuck to the terms of the deal.

Nour starred in a film adaptation of Desert Flower, the international bestselling autobiography by Somali model and anti-FGM activist Waris Dirie. Published in 1997, her first book follows Dirie from her birth into a nomadic family in Somalia – from whom she fled, aged 13, after her father attempted to marry her to a 60-year-old man – to her becoming an international supermodel.

In 2007, Nour was asked to play the young Dirie as she undergoes FGM – on condition that her parents sign a contract agreeing never to perform the same ritualistic operation on her (keep reading)

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Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

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Aug 8, 2014 / 4,568 notes

Feminism chose me! Feminism is growing me… I didn’t know the term feminism, but lived the values. My home, in Honde Valley is in a rainforest, a piece of heaven; a matriarchal monarchy, and has been so for over 120 years. The queen, Muzvare, is a single unmarried daughter selected from the house of Muparutsa. She watches over the people of Muparutsa/Mutasa village as an elder. The life of Muzvare in Honde Valley is steeped in history. She has been documented to have supported ‘vakomana’ the freedom fighters, during the liberation struggle by smuggling them into a web of caves that the Rhodesian Forces were never able to locate; she is known to commune with the land through leading traditional ceremonies to ensure consistent rainfall for the crops to yield fruit and peace in the land.

This magical story is true. This is my heritage.

It is from this heritage that I grew, and continue to grow, challenging and questioning patriarchy and its manifestation in perpetuating the subjugation of women in all their diversity socially, politically, culturally, economically and religiously.

 Fadzai Muparutsa, Zimbabwean Queer Feminist interviewed by Hakima Abbas in The Feminist Wire (via africanfeministsrock)
Aug 8, 2014 / 25 notes
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A Glamtastic Flashback: Actress Diahann Carroll 
Aug 3, 2014 / 473 notes

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A Glamtastic Flashback: Actress Diahann Carroll 

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Aug 1, 2014

Tweet from TamaraWinfreyHarris (@whattamisaid) and her upcoming book

TamaraWinfreyHarris (@whattamisaid)
8/1/14, 11:57 AM
So, my confirmed book title is-The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America. Out Spring 2015 from @BKpub


In Ghana, the display of gold at the Ashanti king’s jubilee in 1995 was unsurpassed in splendor. This Adioukrou Queen Mother, attending the jubilee, indicates her status by wearing gold turtle & crocodile talismans in her hair. Magnificently bedecked in gold jewelry & wearing gold dust makeup, she exhibits her husband’s substantial authority & worth.
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Jul 31, 2014 / 419 notes

In Ghana, the display of gold at the Ashanti king’s jubilee in 1995 was unsurpassed in splendor. This Adioukrou Queen Mother, attending the jubilee, indicates her status by wearing gold turtle & crocodile talismans in her hair. Magnificently bedecked in gold jewelry & wearing gold dust makeup, she exhibits her husband’s substantial authority & worth.

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nigerianwedding:

Beautiful bride! Congratulations to Grace & Uche, GOD bless your marriage forever! Check out their wedding on the BLOG here: http://goo.gl/alNvnZ
Photos by @remi_benson
#nigerianwedding #NWcouple #yorubacouple #yorubawedding #nigerianweddingpictures
Jul 30, 2014 / 81 notes

nigerianwedding:

Beautiful bride! Congratulations to Grace & Uche, GOD bless your marriage forever! Check out their wedding on the BLOG here: http://goo.gl/alNvnZ

Photos by @remi_benson

#nigerianwedding #NWcouple #yorubacouple #yorubawedding #nigerianweddingpictures

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Jul 29, 2014 / 9,794 notes

Nicole Beharie photographed by Lance Gross
Jul 29, 2014 / 8,558 notes

Nicole Beharie photographed by Lance Gross

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Sam Reid & Gugu Mbatha-Raw in ‘Belle’ (2014).
Jul 28, 2014 / 482 notes

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Sam Reid & Gugu Mbatha-Raw in ‘Belle’ (2014).

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Grover Mitchell + Marlena Shaw
Jul 28, 2014 / 220 notes

lostinurbanism:

Grover Mitchell + Marlena Shaw

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