Kylie Jenner and the ‘Copyright Infringement’ of the Black Woman

By Frenshea Love I ain’t gone lie, when I first saw Kylie Jenner’s latest picture I was like, okkayy Beyonce.’  It wasn’t until I jumped deep into the comment section that I realized it was not Queen Bey. It was Kylie Jenner parading in her likeness.   Besides my usual distaste for the Kardashian clan, the picture further disturbed me. On Facebook, Maceo Cassell responded to Kylie’s picture with this collage and wrote, “If copyright infringement was a person.” Beneath the layer of comedy, Cassell’s remark illustrates the assault against…

Group Natural Rebels Discusses Dangers of Black Hair Products

80% of hair products aimed at black women contain chemicals linked to cancer, infertility and obesity Last week, a local sustainability group in Knoxville, Tennessee named Natural Rebels hosted a DIY workshop at a local library on making homemade, natural hair products showing some alternatives to commercial hair products.  Commercial hair products have gained negative attention recently when a US study showed “nearly 80% of hair products aimed at black women contain chemicals linked to cancer, infertility and obesity.” Some common chemicals and linked side effects found in these products are:  Phenoxyethanol –…

Hot Topic Creates Harry Potter Line And Drops the Ball with Their One Black Model

I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. So seeing this is extremely disappointing. ok so Hot Topic just dropped a Harry Potter themed clothing line just in time for back to school and these are shots from the catalog. Ok so there’s one black male model in the entire group… and they put him in a prison uniform 🤦🏾‍♂️. Like seriously? There was not one person on the team- not a photographer,  not someone in marketing, not a web designer, not an executive that said- we should probably reconsider what we…

Doctoral Grad Teaches Black Children Entrepreneurship Through Sewing

It’s quite rare that we see summer programs in our communities that not only teach Black children about the basis of entrepreneurship and financial literacy, but sewing and life skills seem to have become a thing of the past. From home economics, cooking classes and all of the skills taught to many of us in our youth in schools over the last couple of decades we have seen drastic change and a decline in these areas needed most. The skills that our grandmother’s and ancestors used to thrive have been…