I kind of feel uncomfortable with the way the majority of this article is written, hopefully someone way more eloquent than me can explain why it’s off, but this is a good excerpt.
Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion:
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!
Meet Lucy, a 3.2 million-year-old ancestor of ours. Though she looks like an ape, her knees were close together, just like a human’s! That positioned her feet directly under her body and made walking easier.
See the final installment of Your Inner Fish tomorrow night (4/23) on PBS at 10/9c.
You can tell by the way I use my walk, I’m a hominin, no time to talk
Just one month to go…
Say now, I have a graphic novel coming in 2014.
Written by the amazing Paul Dini, illustrated by me, and colored by the ever-talented Dave McCaig,"Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell" will be hitting stores May 21st, 2014.
Click through here for more details—
And should you prefer digital commerce, you can pre-order the book on Amazon, here—
Above we have a look at the finished cover (sans trade dress) as well as two cover sketches for the book that were not to be.
Really excited to have this coming out!
I am SO excited about this. I got to see the pages! I touched them! They are beautiful and wonderful and I cannot wait!
want want want