• Watch a documentary clip about the first black woman to run for president

    5 monthes ago - By Dazed Digital

    Commemorating 100 years since women first gained the right to vote in the UK, this week Barbican Cinema is presenting Nevertheless, She Persisted: Suffrage, cinema and beyond , a feminist film series documenting women we should all know about.
    The season opens on April 18 with Chisholm '72 - Unbought and Unbossed, a documentary about Brooklynite Shirley...
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  • Why Women of Colour Need Our Own Online Beauty Forums

    Why Women of Colour Need Our Own Online Beauty Forums

    5 monthes ago - By Flare

    It was 1992 when Veronica Webb became the first Black model to land a campaign for a major beauty brand. The 27-year-old signed a multi million-dollar deal with Revlon to launch its ColorStyle line, which catered specifically to darker skin tones. In a decade when magazine pages were dominated by Christy, Claudia and Kate, these ads were a major step in the right direction. But it was only one step: brands still stuck to “safe” options when it came to showcasing Black beauty. Often only those who were lighter-skinned or racially ambiguous, like Kersti Boswer and Kara Young, were cast at...
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