Regal Realness

tiaraloveskandlupita:

Black Excellence▶◀  ↪ Anika Noni Rose

"I think that one of the most detrimental issues with regard to the vision a black women in in the media is not having well-rounded images.You see one thing where you see the other, very much the virgin whore complex it is somebody is really really fabulously great like so great you like really I’ve never met that person or they’re so foul and nasty that once again you never met that person.”

dynamicafrica:

Lupita Nyong’o lands her first ever Vogue magazine cover.

Whilst not a throwback post, this is still history in the making. She’s won multiple awards, is the new face of beauty brand Lancome, has acquired the rights to produce Chimamanda Adichie’s ‘Americanah’, bringing it to celluloid, is starring in the latest Star Wars flick and now, she’s on the cover of American Vogue.

If you, like us, follow her on instagram you probably noticed that she was recently in Morocco. Whilst we know she was taking a vacation, we also now know that Nyong’o was hard at work shooting for her spread in Vogue, photographed by Mikael Jansson.

Don’t quote us on this but we think she’s the first ever Kenyan actress to land this cover and one of the few African women to do so, aside from Iman and Alek Wek.

Read about her interview with Vogue, to appear in the July issue.

fyblackwomenart:

The Electric Lady by thefithdimension. : : submission : :

fyblackwomenart:

The Electric Lady by thefithdimension.


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haydenwilliamsillustrations:

'First Lady' by Hayden Williams

haydenwilliamsillustrations:

'First Lady' by Hayden Williams

celestedoodles:

electric ladies will you sleep? or will you preach?

celestedoodles:

electric ladies will you sleep? or will you preach?

pearlsandsweatpants:

Ledisi & Phylicia Rashad

They are giving me life! #regal

pearlsandsweatpants:

Ledisi & Phylicia Rashad

They are giving me life! #regal

Finding your Inner Strength: 3 Things We Can Learn From Gabourey Sidibe’s Ms. Foundation Speech

Finding your Inner Strength: 3 Things We Can Learn From Gabourey Sidibe’s Ms. Foundation Speech

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“Go ask Rihanna asshole?” Is the response you’ll get from Gabourey Sidibe when she’s asked “How are you so confident?” In her moving speech at the Ms. Foundation for Women Gloria Awards and Gala on May 1st, Gabourey discusses why that question angers her and how she is able to be happy and secure with herself despite how other people feel about her.

If you haven’t read Gabourey’s speech, the…

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The #1 Tool to Use to Keep Your Body Healthy & Fit

The #1 Tool to Use to Keep Your Body Healthy & Fit

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If someone were to ask you what your most important tool was, what would be the first thing to come to mind? Your laptop?  Your vehicle? Maybe even your cell phone? While each of these things are extremely useful and serve a much needed purpose in most of our lives, what if I told you that our most valuable tool is our body?

The question may at first seem odd, but after pondering on it for some…

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Why Love Isn’t Working for You: The Real Reason Why You Love Love & Hip Hop Atlanta

Why Love Isn’t Working for You: The Real Reason Why You Love Love & Hip Hop Atlanta

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It is my Monday night obsession, and one of the few shows I even make time to enjoy. I am not alone. Many of us are tuning into VH1’s hit, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. We love being entertained by the antics that cover everything but hip-hop and everything wrong with love. No matter how crazy, how staged or how wild the cast gets we stay glued to the TV screen because somewhere inside of us it makes…

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