“I believe it’s time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them,” said Monáe. “One of my core values is to help redefine what it means to be a strong and beautiful woman in the music and fashion worlds and to empower the wonderful things that make us unique. Becoming a COVERGIRL is truly an honor and a gift: it opens up a new platform for me to inspire women to feel stronger, braver and more beautiful inside and out.”
As women we sometimes get caught up in what the celebrities are wearing, that we forget about our own style. So here is a few samples of how we as real girls rock our everyday looks…
Kimora Lee Simmons Hounsou will not be the face or source of BabyPhat or Phat fashions anymore. She has part ways with Kellwood Company, the parent property for Baby Phat and Phat Fashions, effective September 1st.
“After 14 years of conceiving and nurturing Baby Phat, it’s time for me to move on and further expand my other businesses and create a new phenomenon. I adore all those who have faithfully been with me since the beginning. I’m forever dedicated to my family, fans and customers. My inspiration has always come from the fabulous women who have been with me through the years as we’ve grown from young party girls to power players! We’re ready for our next journey together and we’re taking a whole new generation of incredible young women with us. Girl power unite!”
Kimora will be find so need to worry about her, she is shooting the 4th season of Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane. She also still will continue her collection KLS.
By S. Sundi
“I’m Black and I’m Proud” is a funk song written and recorded by James Brown in 1968. When James Brown recorded that song Africans in America across the nation felt a sense of pride about their heritage. The atrocious and depressing effect of slavery and racism in America is that it caused us blacks to hate ourselves.
Like a considerable amount of Africans in America, I grew up in an environment where hair like mine, kinky/nappy was labeled “bad hair.”
Straight hair or nappy free hair was “good hair.”
This issue is always a hot topic of debate in the black female community. Black women have given many different reasons for straightening their hair. “It’s more manageable.” “I like to switch it up from time to time.” “It’s cheaper to keep up a weave.” Hmmm.
Recently, I stumbled upon a YouTube documentary about Black women’s hair business in America. (Black Women’s Weave, Hair, Extensions) A statistic in the video that astounded me was that even though Black American Women only make up 10% of the population, they buy 70% of wigs and extensions purchased here in the U.S. Like Spike Lee said, “She’s Gotta Have It.” And I thought we were in a recession.
Excuse me for my ignorance but doesn’t wigs and extensions cover a women’s natural hair? What is it that black women are trying to hide? Is it self hate? I know I’m asking a lot of questions but I’m just a very inquisitive person.
I KNOW I AM NOT I HAVE A HUSBAND WHO TAUGHT ME WELL, BUT SOME WOMEN ARE BAD PARKERS. IT HAPPENS TO THE BEST OF US……YOU CAN’T BE MAD JUST GET YOUR SKILLS UP. check out these clips of BAD WOMEN PARKING SKILLS.