Chris Rock For the Win: Oscars 2016

I think Chris Rock just became a hero. Here it is the biggest night in Hollywood, glitz, glam and the truths of #OscarsSoWhite, then consequently #HollywoodSoWhite, has gained national attention and social momentum. In the crux of the hype? The host. After a particularly painful past few years of people of color being subjects of … Continue reading Chris Rock For the Win: Oscars 2016

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Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!

On Oct 12, 2015 it is to my great knowledge that Indigenous Peoples Day is taking momentum. Complex Magazine reports that "Portland, OR - Lawrence, KS - St. Paul, MN - Bexar County, TX - Anadarko, OK - Olympia, WA - Alpena, MI and Carrboro, NC" have all joined in the new celebration of Natives, … Continue reading Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!

Music Monday: Micah Sherman, Oliver Schmitz and Deniz Reno- Bang Boom

This music Monday is all about Bang Boom, a brand new deep house and nudisco collab. Electronic violinist Micah Sherman and Barcelona DJ Oliver Schmitz teamed up with Canadian singer and songwriter Deniz Reno to produce the perfect mix of sultry vocals and deep house. Reno wrote both sets of lyrics, including a track called … Continue reading Music Monday: Micah Sherman, Oliver Schmitz and Deniz Reno- Bang Boom

Trance Tuesday: Let the Light Shine In Darren Tate and Jono Grant (Tiesto remix)

If you're like me and have been in the techno-trance-dance music scene for at least 9 years, then you know the term EDM masks what used to be a collection of highly crafted music. Tiesto, one of underground dance music's patriarchs, helped foster trance music. Good trance music. Some of the best actually. Among this … Continue reading Trance Tuesday: Let the Light Shine In Darren Tate and Jono Grant (Tiesto remix)

Jourdan Dunn is the First Black Model to Cover British Vogue in 12 Years

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Let’s hope this is a sign of good things to come in 2015: London-born Jourdan Dunn just announced via Instagram that she scored the February 2015 cover of British Vogue.

MORE: Barely Any Magazine Covers Featured Minority Women In 2014

The significance? This will make her the first black model to score a solo cover in over 12 years, the last being Naomi Campbell in 2002.

“I’m so Happy to finally say I’M ON THE COVER OF BRITISH VOGUE!!!” she wrote alongside a picture of the cover, on Instagram.

MORE: 30 Black Models Who Made History

The cover announcement comes just weeks after The Fashion Spot called out a variety of major women’s magazines for failing to feature a diverse group of women on its covers over the last year, particularly signaling out British Vogue.

Dunn has been vocal about racism in the fashion industry in…

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Keira Knightley Poses Topless Protesting Photoshopped Breasts

Recently, more and more celebrities have spoken out against being photoshopped. In 2004, Keira Knightly’s breast were photoshopped to appear bigger than what they are in real life. “Most movies reflect only what middle-aged white men want and identify with” said Knightly in an interview with Net-A-Porter.

Keira Knightly also says that she has turned down roles because she thought she was being asked to do things male actors are never asked to do—specifically gratuitous sex and violence. (Time)

In 2014, Knightly set the record straight about her body by proudly being photographed topless for Interview Mag “because it does feel important to say it really doesn’t matter what shape you are.”

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Keira Knightley recently posed topless in Interview Magazine as her own personal protest against photoshopping. Knightley told The Timesshe demanded the (not safe for work) photos be unedited so people could see what she really looked like.

“I’ve had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it’s paparazzi photographers or for film posters,” Knightley said. “That [shoot] was one of the ones where I said: ‘OK, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them any bigger or retouch.’ Because it does feel important to say it really doesn’t matter what shape you are.”

(READ: Keira Knightley and 7 Other Celebs Who Protested Photoshop and Won)

Knightley’s figure was controversially distorted on the poster for King Arthur in 2004: Her breasts were edited to look bigger than they are in real life. Though the studio bore the…

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“I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.” – Rebecca West, 20th century British journalist

101 Things I Will Teach my Daughter

“Be so passionate that people think you might be a little insane.”

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  1. The most beautiful thing you can do is smile.
  2. Embrace whatever genre of music you enjoy listening to. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s “not music.”
  3. But just know there will never be a better song than “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins.
  4. It’s ok to think another woman is beautiful.
  5. Don’t be catty to other women. You’ll need them when we all overthrow the world together.
  6. Don’t let any man convince you that he is powerful enough to change you.
  7. Even if he bought you dinner, you owe him nothing. 
  8. The amount of pride you feel when you look good in your bikini for 20 minutes is far less than the happiness Taco Bell can bring you. I promise.
  9. Develop a lust to see the world around you.
  10. It’s ok if you don’t want to play princess or put on makeup.
  11. But it’s ok if you do, too.

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