The Return of a More Inclusive Almay

The following article is the penultimate draft of the final report “ALMAY IS TRYING TO UNDO YEARS OF WHITE-WASHING ITS BEAUTY CAMPAIGNS”, published on Fashionista.com on April 5, 2018. The Return of a More Inclusive Almay by C. Shardae Jobson Color me surprised when I saw Almay’s latest commercial starring Rashida Jones. Jones may be on the lighter-skinned spectrum of celebrities who are biracial, but … Continue reading The Return of a More Inclusive Almay

In Mansfield, Black Dolls Are A Journey to A Colorful & Hard Truth Past

A considerable amount of Black history in America has taken place in Boston. It was where Phillis Wheatley, a West African native—who emigrated stateside because she was sold as a slave—became the first Black female poet published in the U.S. It was once home to Malcolm X, who lived in Roxbury with his sister Ella Little-Collins. The capital can claim bragging rights to being the … Continue reading In Mansfield, Black Dolls Are A Journey to A Colorful & Hard Truth Past

I Read Those Harvey Weinstein Dissertations And Here Are The Worst of The Worst. #MeToo

I’m not sure if I’ve been avoided reading the Harvey Weinstein exposes out of fear of knowing too much or getting embroiled in a world so far removed from mine. By “world”, I mean, Hollywood. That elusive, oneiric place where the ordinary or undiscovered become stars, iconic, or party-hard infamous. The sexual harassment, abuse, and alleged (using this word only because it is unbearable for me to imagine, … Continue reading I Read Those Harvey Weinstein Dissertations And Here Are The Worst of The Worst. #MeToo