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'I've Learned To Love What Makes Me Me'

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 08.11.2014 | Style

It's not hard to spot Nikia Phoenix in a magazine spread or on the runway. The model has a look that you just can't forget thanks to her stunning frec...

Thando Hopa: Choosing Pretty

Antonia Opiah | Posted 08.17.2014 | Black Voices
Antonia Opiah

At only 25-years-old, Thando Hopa, a public prosecutor and part-time model, already demonstrates a precocious collectedness and understanding of people and a thorough understanding of herself.

Is THIS America's Next Black Supermodel?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Black Voices

When we spotted Riley Montana alongside Erykah Badu in Givenchy's Spring/Summer 2014 campaign, we thought: where did this brown beauty come from? The ...

Another Black Model Told: 'One Black Girl Is Enough'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Black Voices

Tales of racism within the fashion are, sadly, never ending. From ridiculously insensitive editorials to the blatant whitewashing of runways -- and be...

LOOK: Beverly Johnson Goes Blonde!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.12.2013 | Black Voices

They say blondes have more fun. Maybe that's why Beverly Johnson decided to take the hue for a spin last night at the Glamour's 23rd Annual Women Of T...

Black Prada Model Achieves Another Amazing Feat

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.16.2013 | Black Voices

It was bound to happen and it did! Malaika Firth has landed her first-ever Vogue cover. Well, it's actually a shopping issue inside the November issue...

The Model Who Changed Everything

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.04.2013 | Black Voices

Before Beverly Johnson became the first black model to grace the cover of Vogue in 1974, she was already a Glamour covergirl several times over. The f...

Beverly Johnson Had Do WHAT To Land Her First Glamour Cover?

Posted 10.04.2013 | Style

As the "first black supermodel," Beverly Johnson has made quite a name for herself since launching her career with a Glamour cover in 1972. The 60...

Numéro Magazine Apologizes For Blackface Fashion Editorial

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.27.2013 | Black Voices

Numéro Magazine has found itself in the middle of a racially-charged firestorm after using a highly bronzed white model in one of its fashion editori...

REALLY? Magazine Uses White Model For 'African Queen' Editorial

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.27.2013 | Black Voices

It was bad enough we had to report on T Magazine's glaring lack of diversity in its relaunch issue, which was followed with an apology from its Editor...

Naomi Sims: 'Black Is Beautiful' Trailblazer

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.04.2013 | Black Voices

In celebration of Black History Month we're looking back at groundbreaking moments in fashion, beauty and beyond. There are plenty of firsts, little-k...

Carole White on Beauty (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 10.22.2012 | Style
Crane.tv

'Character' and 'personality' aren't the first words that spring to mind when qualifying the success of a model, though this was contested on Crane.tv...

Why I'm Wearing Betsey Johnson & Vivienne Tam (and Why Every Black Woman Should)

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Keli Goff

According to an analysis just published by the news site TheLoop21.com, most of the runways at New York Fashion Week this year were about as diverse as a Tea Party rally. Meaning they weren't.

This Daria Werbowy Editorial For Interview Feels Rather Racist (PHOTOS, POLL)

Refinery29.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Refinery29.com

While the super-sexy, ethno-traditional thing is very of the moment, it all seems to be setting up a 21st century colonial construct that makes us very uncomfortable.

Diane Von Furstenberg On Casting Models Of Color: 'If You Tell People It's Cool, They'll Do It'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Designer Diane von Furstenberg talked to The Cut last night about diversity on fashion weeks' runways, saying that employing models of color will catc...

Only 16 Percent Of Runway Models Were Of Color At New York Fashion Week

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

While the fashion industry has taken a long, hard look at the age and size of its runway models, Jezebel.com analyzed another important element of the...

French Vogue Cover Features Rose Cordero, First Solo Black Model Since 2002 (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

French Vogue will feature a solo black model on its March 2010 cover for the first time since 2002, Models.com reports. Rose Cordero, 18, is from the ...

Robin Givhan: Describing Naomi Sims As A Supermodel Is A Huge Disservice

TheRoot.com | Robin Givhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

But describing Sims as a supermodel seems like a huge disservice, considering that the term is now applied to any waifish and wan young woman who mana...