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Why I No Longer Use Lace & Ankara: A Brief History of Nigerian Textiles
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Why I No Longer Use Lace & Ankara: A Brief History of Nigerian Textiles

Posted April 9th, 2018 by in Articles, Blog, Culture, Fashion, Textiles

Antiquity Although the international trade in African textiles is dominated by European and Asian companies, most African nations have rich textile histories and great potential for profitable textile industries. Nigeria has tremendous potential for such an industry, however, modern Nigerians from the underemployed to the elite tend to prefer European and Asian imported fabrics for […]

Lupita, Whitenicious and the Ownership of Beauty
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Lupita, Whitenicious and the Ownership of Beauty

Posted February 28th, 2014 by in Articles, Blog, Culture, Fashion, Race, Womanism

The notion that Lupita Nyong’o is beautiful has been breaking news for several weeks now. I haven’t been able to participate in the public celebration of her beauty for several reasons. Because I wonder if all the people posting and reposting would have hailed Queen Lupita if they’d seen her walking down an Atlanta street […]