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Artist John Dowell exposes cotton’s terrible beauty at the African American Museum in Philadelphia


“It hit me — I’ve been taken home,” Dowell said. “I didn’t trace it, but I could feel it. I knew somebody in my family worked that property. I didn’t let on. I just went off and tried to photograph. On the second day, I’m photographing in the afternoon, and all of a sudden, I can’t focus. I’m a nut about focus. I said, ‘What’s wrong?’ All of a sudden, my eyes started watering and I just cried. I just cried. After a while I got myself back together. … That was my first real experience of cotton.”


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PREVIEW: Cotton: The Soft, Dangerous Beauty of the Past Preview at the African-American Museum



14, the African-American Museum of Philadelphia invites all to come out for a free opening reception of the special exhibition, Cotton: The Soft, …
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Rihanna to donate proceeds from Fenty Beauty line to African schoolchildren


by World Entertainment News Network

Rihanna at the World premiere of ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. When: 17 Jul 2017 Credit: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com

Rihanna will be handing over profits from her Fenty Beauty products to African students in need throughout the month of September.

The Work hitmaker is channelling the proceeds she receives for her makeup products into her Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), a charity she established in 2012 and named after her grandparents that works to improve conditions for impoverished communities around the world.

Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation will partner with the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and the Campaign for Female Education next month to provide scholarships to girls in Malawi…

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TV series portrays St. Louis-inspired life of Madam C.J. Walker, beauty products mogul


In 1888, a young, African-American woman left Louisiana to join her brothers in St. Louis.

The future Madam C.J. Walker earned a living by doing laundry, then began selling beauty products. Eventually she founded her own company and went on to become one of the nation’s first black, female millionaires. Warner Brothers is producing a TV series for Netflix about her life.

Walker’s time in St. Louis was transformational, according to her great-great granddaughter A’leIlia Bundles, who wrote the book on which the series is based.

“If I were writing the script, and I were in total control, St. Louis would be really critical,” Bundles said.

Drawing inspiration from church

After Walker arrived in St. Louis at 20, she became active in the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, near…

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New doll called Super Beauty aims to boost African-American kids’ self esteem


New doll called Super Beauty aims to boost African-American kids’ self esteem





Updated: August 7, 2018 3:02pm

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Windsor woman’s giant African violet has visitors stopping by to admire its beauty | Community


WINDSOR, N.S. — Laura Williams’ apartment is a buzz of activity these days as people drop by to visit — and check out her giant African violet.

The spry 97-year-old seems to have a knack for growing African violets.

“My brother gave me a tiny little African violet that he bought at Sobeys on sale about three and a half years ago,” said Williams, motioning to a vibrant purple plant sitting in the sunshine.

Williams, of Windsor, moved into MacLeod House about four years ago. Looking around her living room, there’s several healthy plants sitting near the window. She laughs when asked if she has a green thumb and says she doesn’t think so.

“I water it every Wednesday morning and Sunday morning; fertilize it every six months,” she said, describing her…

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