Chanel Iman Josephine

Chanel Iman Channels Josephine Baker and Oh…My…Gawd!

by Melanie Yvette

Slayed to the gawds. That's all I could think of when an image popped of Chanel Iman striking a reminiscent Josephine Baker pose popped up in... Read More

The Scandalous Joy of Rihanna and Josephine Baker

The Scandalous Joy of Rihanna and Josephine Baker

by Josie Pickens

When I saw Rihanna tweet an image of herself donning the head-to-toe, Swarovski-crystalled Adam Selman gown she wore to this week’s CFDA Fashion Awards... Read More

Rihanna Is Rumored to Play Josephine Baker

Rihanna as Josephine Baker?

by Jezebel

Rihanna is known for many things: Singing, dressing provocatively, designing terrible-looking clothes, rocking the hell out of a bikini. What she is not known... Read More

Women, a Constant Force in the Fight for Democracy

Women, a Constant Force in the Fight for Democracy

by Jotaka Eaddy

Fifty years ago, Daisy Bates was one of only two women to deliver remarks at the 1963 March on Washington.  In a 142-word speech... Read More

Oh Look, It’s Another Blackface Editorial in Vogue

Fashion Magazine Does Blackface…Again

by #teamEBONY

Somehow, in 2013, yet another magazine has decided it would be a good idea to put a Caucasian model in literal blackface for a fashion editorial. This time,... Read More

Josephine Baker

Searching for the Black Female Muse

by Jared Michael Lowe

The muse is not new to the world of style. Many high profile designers, artists, writers and other cultural icons were inspired by women,... Read More

FRENCH CONNECTION:
African Diaspora International Film Festival Takes New York, Chicago

FRENCH CONNECTION:
African Diaspora International Film Festival Takes New York, Chicago

by Miles Marshall Lewis

Even those who never stepped on a plane to Paris may have noticed that French film has been having a moment lately. This year,... Read More

ICON INSPIRED: Josephine Baker

ICON INSPIRED: Josephine Baker

by #teamEBONY

Josephine Baker was a revolutionary vocalist, dancer and actress, and extraordinary Black woman bellowed during the ‘Roaring Twenties’. But it was that ‘Banana Dance’... Read More