Prada is coming under fire for using blackface imagery in at least one of its New York City storefronts and online. As part of a new holiday marketing campaign, the luxury brand was featuring a black caricature with exaggerated big red lips. Photos of the display brought fierce backlash on social media and prompted the company to get rid of the imagery. Chinyere Ezie was walking past a Prada store in downtown Manhattan Thursday when she saw what she described as a "racist and denigrating" caricature being displayed in the front of the store. In a Facebook post, she described "shaking with anger.""Today after returning to NYC after a very emotional visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture including an exhibit on blackface, I walked past Prada's Soho storefront only to be confronted with the very same racist and denigrating #blackface imagery," she wrote. "History cannot continue to repeat itself," she added. "Black America deserves … [Read more...] about Prada accused of using blackface imagery at NYC store and online
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Matt McClain Former president George W. Bush (C) reaches past President Donald Trump to greet former first Lady Michelle Obama. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP) From left, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former President Jimmy Carter listen as former President George W. Bush speaks during a State Funeral at the National Cathedral, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington, for former President George H.W. Bush.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool) Former first lady Michelle Obama chats with the audience during a book-tour stop in Washington on Saturday. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Marvin Joseph … [Read more...] about Why do so many Americans adore Michelle Obama? She keeps it real (even at a funeral).
When President George W. Bush greeted former presidents and their spouses at the funeral for his father, George H.W. Bush, he offered more than a handshake to former first lady Michelle Obama. He appeared to slip her a piece of candy, causing Obama to break out in a wide smile. It was a oddly lighthearted moment in the midst of a funeral proceeding, a microcosm of the unusual friendship between the 43rd president and the former first lady. Bush also snuck a cough drop to Obama during former Sen. John McCain's funeral in September. Obama described the viral "cough drop moment" at McCain's funeral in an interview with "TODAY" in October. "President Bush and I, we are forever seatmates because of protocol, and that's how we sit at all the official functions," Obama said about her relationship with the former president. "He's my partner in crime at every major thing where all the 'formers' gather. So we're together all the time." Obama and Bush's friendship has become a model of bipartisan … [Read more...] about George W. Bush and Michelle Obama’s friendship on display at George H.W. Bush funeral
FRUS athletes Tommie Smith (C) and John Carlos (R) raise their gloved fists in the Black Power salute to express their opposition to racism in the USA during the US national anthem, after receiving their medals 16 October 1968 for first and third place in the men’s 200m event at the Mexico Olympic Games. At left is Peter Norman of Australia who took second place. (Photo by – / EPU / AFP) (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images) Olympic medalists John Carlos, left, and Tommie Smith, right, sit on a panel at the Event Center at San Jose State University on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Several athletes, activist and scholars participated in the “Words to Action: Landmarks and Legacy of Athlete Activism.” town hall. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group) American athlete Tommie Smith (2nd R) jubilates after crossing the finish line of the men’s 200m final ahead of Australian Peter Norman (not on pic) and compatriot John Carlos (L) during the … [Read more...] about Fifty years later, Tommie Smith and John Carlos relive the protest
DeNeen L. Brown, The Washington Post Published 6:46 pm PDT, Saturday, September 29, 2018 People check out a mural painted on the side of Interstate 244 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The freeway cut the predominantly African-American Greenwood district in two when it was built in the 1970s. People check out a mural painted on the side of Interstate 244 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The freeway cut the predominantly African-American Greenwood district in two when it was built in the 1970s. Photo: Photo By Shane Bevel For The Washington Post Vanessa Hall-Harper, a Tulsa city council member, and local activist Kristi Williams visit Oaklawn Cemetery, where many think there is a mass grave for people who died in the race-related incident. Vanessa Hall-Harper, a Tulsa city council member, and local activist Kristi Williams visit Oaklawn Cemetery, where many think there is a mass grave for people who died in the race-related incident. … [Read more...] about Tulsa’s Black Wall Street tells what was, and what’s coming