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28 Days of Black Poetry—Assata Shakur’s Rhinoceros Woman


Rhinoceros woman
who nobody wants
and everybody used.
They say you’re crazy
cause you not crazy enough
to kneel when told to kneel.

Hey, big woman -
with scars on the head
and scars on the heart
that never seem to heal -
I saw your light
and it was shining.

You gave them love.
They gave…

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In Celebration of Black History MonthJanet Hubert aka Aunt Viv is #PrettyPeriod


In Celebration of Black History Month
Janet Hubert aka Aunt Viv is #PrettyPeriod

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Free Up! Ruby YOU



(pictured above) August 27, 2013: The first time I wore red lipstick. 

by: Yaba Blay

It wasn’t until I graduated from college and started getting my hair braided at a shop owned and operated by Senegalese women that I began to appreciate bright colors on dark skin. No matter what time of year I entered that shop those sisters were wearing sunshine. Bold, bright, and full of life. Nobody can rock electric blue, hot pink, golden yellow, ruby red and any other color of the kaleidoscope like we can. Nobody. So why do so many of us who wear dark skin avoid wearing bright lip colors?

Growing up, I learned two things about red lipstick – only fast girls wore it and I was too dark for it. I avoided it for both reasons. I didn’t wear bright lipstick in general, choosing to wear neutrals and earth tones instead because somewhere along the line I also learned that those were the colors that best suited my complexion; colors that wouldn’t draw attention to my skin tone.

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Newark, NJ

Photo Credit: Ann Blake Photography

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Concept shoot for ‘Pretty. Period. - BlackStar SHINE’ (Accra, Ghana)

Accra, Ghana

Photographer: TJ Letsa

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