First black Miss London Vimbai Chapungu is ‘proud to be African’

Vimbai Chapungu, the first black woman to be crowned Miss London, hopes to make Africa proud and represent the continent during her reign. Since winning the coveted title on Friday, Chapungu has been dominating global news headlines for her groundbreaking achievement.  Taking to Instagram, she has expressed gratitude to her supporters. “I am overwhelmed byContinue reading “First black Miss London Vimbai Chapungu is ‘proud to be African’”

Meet the dad behind an African-inspired toy brand

“As a father, I have always seen the need to teach my daughter to love how she looks and embracing her beauty,” says Meshack Mulaudzi, a 31-year-old father-of-two. That’s why, when he sought to make a doll for his daughter, Kaelo, there were no “ifs” and “buts” about it. It was the catalyst that sparkedContinue reading “Meet the dad behind an African-inspired toy brand”

How Photography and Jazz Merged to Forge the “Black Is Beautiful” Movement

Kwame Brathwaite’s photographs fused the two mediums to push the boundaries of beauty, transforming how we define Blackness. LOS ANGELES — Black is beautiful. It’s a catalyzing phrase that radically instilled pride among African Americans and redefined beauty standards around the world. The iconic slogan is also the title of Kwame Brathwaite’s first major museumContinue reading “How Photography and Jazz Merged to Forge the “Black Is Beautiful” Movement”