Black Actresses only win an Academy Award for Stereotypical roles

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The Oscars ceremony will be held on February 28 in the US. This ceremony aims to reward “excellence in the cinema industry” and yet, numerous protests are being held regarding the absence of black actors nominated. Finding a job in Hollywood is not easy for them, the movie industry prefers black actors to play in servile, demeaning and vulnerable roles. African-Americans who play leading and strong roles are rarely recognised. They may be nominated for an Oscar, but rarely win.  Black actresses, in particular, win an Oscar for stereotypical roles that have long been associated (and still are) to black women. Here is a list of Oscar winning black actresses:

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African Fashion in London | Sapellé


One of the advantages of living in London is that there is no month passing by without a African cultural event happening. This is during one of this event that I discovered Sapellé. Founded by Daphne Kasambala, Sapellé is a fashion retail brand offering women contemporary fashion and lifestyle products that are ethically made and inspired by Africa. Lets discover the history of this brand and this entrepreneur: Continue Reading