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Does this picture alone not make you want to praise the Lord in your Sunday best?

First shot of Lupita for  Lancôme

First shot of Lupita for Lancôme © Alexi Lubomirski for Lancôme

In the latest ‘Black women winning’ news, the beautiful Academy Award winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o was announced last week as the latest Ambassadress for the French cosmetic house Lancôme. Yep, like I said, winning!!

Lupita is the brand’s first black brand ambassador and I am all the way here for it! The ads featuring Lupita are set to launch in the summer and will no doubt show a whole new audience what this bougie chick already knew – namely that black most certainly IS beau-ti-ful 🙂

The fact that I get the feeling that Continue reading

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This, this and more of this!!
Inspiration literally personified.

The 7th annual Essence Magazine Black Women in Hollywood luncheon took place just over a week ago on Thursday 27th February at the Beverly Hills hotel in L.A.

I love that Essence Magazine created a platform / event such as this to celebrate black women’s achievements in the entertainment industry. Just watching the coverage on-line (the event is not televised) and also watching the speeches of the award winners of the day I feel supremely inspired and motivated as well as proud of my fellow black women and all they do and continue to do in their respective industries.

I know that some people still question why or whether we need colour specific platforms like this one when we are all apparently supposed to be “post-racial” and at a time when black people/women are apparently no longer being ignored by the merit-ascribing-ocracy; a case in point might be said to be the fact that Lupita Nyong’o was awarded the Best Breakthrough Performance Award for her role as Patsey in Steve McQueen’s 12 years a Slave at the Essence Luncheon; her performance in that film then won her the Best Supporting Actress Oscar at the Academy Awards less than a week later. Continue reading



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