Christmas is a well-known Christian tradition that remembers the birth of Jesus. In countries like the USA and UK, the majority of people celebrate this holiday whether Christian or not. African Americans and Black Britons typically celebrate Christmas. It is an important part of the year and is deeply rooted in the homes of many black people. Children grow up with Christmas, just as they and their parents and grandparents did. Black Santa is a more and more frequent sight and aligns with a positive change in culture. Christmas was first recorded as a celebration in 336 A.D. in Rome under the reign of Constantine. However, many of the well-known traditions are far more recent in origin.
Black women are underrepresented in the media and when they are represented, their image tends to stick to stereotypes. So I think it was important to have a discussion about this issue. In this video, I talk with Christelle Kedi, a makeup artist and author, about the history of black women in the media and where these stereotypes come from.
Christelle Kedi is the author of “Beautifying the body in ancient Africa and today” and “Afropolitanism and the Black blogosphere” available at www.booksofafrica.com Get a promo on her books with the code BBIAAAT until November, 2nd 2020.
Christmas, a birthday or an anniversary is coming and you don’t know which gift to choose for the black women or black girls in your life? Do you struggle finding a gift that represents your loved ones? Do you feel frustrated not to be represented properly in gifts stores?
Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. We provide with lovingly made unique gifts for black women that celebrates black girls’ unique beauty. Whether it’s your mother, sister, friend, girlfriend or wife, you can be sure that your loved one will be happy to receive a gift in which she is so beautifully represented. We have also listed perfect gift ideas for black owned businesses.
Summer is at its pick and there is nothing better than a colorful tote bag to complement your summer outfit. It is not only practical since you can use it as a beach bag or to carry your laptop but it is also a fashion accessory must-have. We have got a selection of African American tote bags available in a limited edition to match your style. Continue Reading →
Winter is here and if you don’t moisturise your skin properly, it will become hard and rough and your complexion will be ashy. Dark skins are more sensitive to cold, and with the temperature decrease, it becomes dehydrated and loses its glow. Heating and limestone water does not help. Here’s how to moisturise and protect your dark skin from the cold.