7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon
- Kerry Washington in Calvin Klein
- Lupita N’yongo in Giambattista Valli
- Naomie Harris in Wes Gordon
- Nicole Beharie in Suno
- Danai Gurira in Reem Acra
- Michael Ealy
- Tika Sumpter in Bibhu
- Brandy Norwood in Elana Reva
- Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Vivienne Westwood
- Tamera Mowry in Victoria Beckham
my people are so beautiful!!!
theory’s cool, but theory with no practice ain’t shit.
I have grown to LIVE in this place
AFRICANGLOBE – The Charles H. Wright Museum, the nation’s largest museum of African-American history, waits anxiously to see whether bankrupt Detroit will be able to provide any funding in the coming budget cycle.
"We’re learning a lot about this thing called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This war time disease. This combat fatigue diagnosis. And we read something worth sharing. Fact, urban youth are twice as likely to get Post Traumatic Stress Disorder than soldiers who are coming home from war. So tell me, what’s the difference between homicide in the streets and bloodshed on the battlefields of Iraq. […] The only difference there is between a soldier with PTSD and one of my students with it is that a soldier gets to leave the battlefield, while my kids go home to it."
Lupita Nyong’o in “The Perfect Canvas” for Essence Magazine March 2014 issue.
Lupita On Cutting Her Hair: I didn’t always wear my hair short. In my adolescence I always had long hair and it was relaxed. After the age of 19 I just got really feed up with going to the salon and it taking so much effort to look presentable before you leave the house. So one day I decided to cut it off and my mother was unamused. But she came around.
"From the color of my skin, to the texture of my hair to the length of my strands, to the breath of my smile. To the stride of my gait, to the span of my arms, to the depth of my bosom, to the curve of my hips, to the glow of my skin…My Black is Beautiful. It cannot be denied. It will not be contained. And only I will define it. For when I look in my mirror, my very soul cries out, My Black is Beautiful!"
Making love was never about you and me in a bed. We made love whenever we held hands.