THE LEADING BLACKS

"Today's black leaders, I'm afraid, have become leading blacks. And you don't ever confuse the two. Black leaders are chosen by us...The leading blacks are chosen by the media." —Dr. Julia Hare

♥ BETH DITTO (AND HER MOM!) POSING FOR HER NEW M.A.C. MAKEUP LINE!

♥ VIOLA DAVIS SANS THE WEAVES AND WIGS!

as photographed by Ruven Afanador, and styled by Hayley Atkin for the LA Times Magazine

♥ THE WHIMSICAL RETRO-STYLED DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS OF LIZ ANN HALL
Why yes, she does have an Etsy shop! Click the photo to check it out.
lizannhall:

I did some vintage hairstyle drawings! I think they’re cute. Each is about 4x6.
I may add color? dunno.
To clarify why I added the “hair bow style” to the bunch, I actually got the idea from a vintage type ad. It was not from lady gaga! I’m not exactly sure what decade it is from but I like it.

♥ THE WHIMSICAL RETRO-STYLED DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS OF LIZ ANN HALL

Why yes, she does have an Etsy shop! Click the photo to check it out.

lizannhall:

I did some vintage hairstyle drawings! I think they’re cute. Each is about 4x6.

I may add color? dunno.

To clarify why I added the “hair bow style” to the bunch, I actually got the idea from a vintage type ad. It was not from lady gaga! I’m not exactly sure what decade it is from but I like it.

I believe that the soul is never loaded. It’s always in us, like that white light wanting the best from us throughout whatever bad decisions we’ve made, with whatever motives that were wrong. The soul is there recording like a computer—so when we sit still, anything that’s really impressed us or molded us—we can draw upon that, and you can sit there and be quiet and you can see it.

Carrie White, longtime celebrity hairstylist and author of a new memoir, Upper Cut, about her life of intense glamour, heroin addiction and LA of the 60s-90s.

I want to read this ish, stat!

♥ THIS TRAILER! THE SNOW WHITE COMPLEX

Or, as I like to unofficially call it, “The Worldwide Entrenchment of the Princess Complex in Queens of Color”

nuestrahermana:

Fair or Not?: The Snow White Complex

Directed by: M. Hasna M.

“Fair or Not?: The Snow White Complex” is a documentary about Eurocentric standards of female beauty that are held across most (post-Colonial) cultures. 

Some of the topics covered: Skin color preferences in relation to class/culture, the media’s role in exacerbating internalized racism, skin bleaching products, exoticism of dark-skinned women, and the phenomenon of tanning amongst White women.

(via darkjez)

♥ THIS VIDEO!

brandibates:

deadprez OFFICIAL “Beauty Within” video. One of the most awesome experiences I’ve had in awhile. Salute to all the natural beauties out there. I see you.. Keep doing you baybaaaaaaay!

(Source: stahhr, via brandibates-deactivated20110924)