Month: July 2020

Icon Beverly Johnson Reveals a Pool Was Once Drained After a Fashion Shoot Because She’s Black

Supermodel Beverly Johnson made history when she appeared on the cover of Vogue in 1974, becoming the first Black woman to do so. But over four decades later, the 67-year-old pioneer, who grew up in Buffalo, New York, says there’s still much that needs to be addressed in the fashion industry and beyond. This is her story, as told to PEOPLE.

The first time I ever experienced racism, I was 12 or 13. We were riding our bikes in a white neighborhood and all the kids started throwing pop bottles at us. I heard them call us the N-word. That was the first time I really heard it. It really chipped away a little piece of my heart, but it also made me more determined.

When I started my modeling career in the 1970s, I wanted the top modeling agent. That was Eileen Ford. She said, “You’ll never be on

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Revlon Drops ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Makeup Collection: Details

<span class="caption">Revlon’s Wonder Woman 1984 makeup collection.</span> <span class="credit">Raymond Meier</span>
Revlon’s Wonder Woman 1984 makeup collection. Raymond Meier

Calling all Wonder Woman fans! Revlon is celebrating the upcoming sequel, Wonder Woman 1984, with a fabulous new makeup collection.

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On Monday, July 13, the Revlon announced its latest drop: an 8-piece limited-edition lineup filled with everything from lippies to eyeshadow to eyeliner, all featuring the infamous Wonder Woman logo. There will also be some cult favorites seen sporting the new, fun packaging.

But that’s not all! Thanks to the affordable price point, everyone can get in on the fun! In fact, nothing in the collection costs more than $15.

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“Unleash the power of makeup NEW #RevlonxWW84, a collection packed with bold pigment and fierce finishes to create any look you

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Morphe Cuts Ties With Jeffree Star

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Morphe has severed its business relationship with Jeffree Star.

The makeup brand on Friday afternoon revealed via Twitter its decision to cut ties with the disgraced beauty YouTuber, who along with fellow YouTuber and collaborator Shane Dawson, has the spent the past several weeks weeks embroiled in Internet controversy and allegations of racism that included several examples over a number of years.

“Today we’ve made the decision to cease all commercial activity related to Jeffree Star and affiliated products. We expect this to conclude within the coming weeks. As we look to the future, we will continue to share updates on what lies ahead for the Morphe brand,” the tweet read.

The announcement was met with a broad range of reactions from Morphe’s followers. “Thank you for doing the right thing,” read one tweet. “So there’s no point in buying Morohe’s

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2020 was supposed to be the year women ruled the box office. Then the coronavirus pandemic happened.

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2020 was supposed to be the year women dominated the box office. They still will, but it may be with fewer box-office returns.
2020 was supposed to be the year women dominated the box office. They still will, but it may be with fewer box-office returns.

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  • At the start of 2020, five of the year’s most-anticipated films — “Birds of Prey,” “Mulan,” “Black Widow,” “Wonder Woman 1984,” and “The Eternals” — all starred female leads and were directed by women.

  • For the first time, fans were seeing multiple female-led superhero movies come to theaters in the same year.

  • Then the coronavirus pandemic happened, resulting in delays and a jam-packed fall schedule that will leave films competing against one another for box-office dollars.

  • Even when theaters eventually reopen, will these movies even perform in the way they would have pre-pandemic? Industry experts predict the box office will have its worst performance since 1998

  • Even in a year where female-led films will most

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Hamburg sex workers demand Germany’s brothels reopen

By Fabian Bimmer

HAMBURG (Reuters) – Prostitutes demonstrated in Hamburg’s red light district late on Saturday evening demanding that Germany’s brothels be allowed to reopen after months of closure to curb the spread of coronavirus.

With shops, restaurants and bars all open again in Germany, where prostitution is legal, sex workers say they are being singled out and deprived of their livelihoods despite not posing a greater health risk.

“The oldest profession needs your help,” read a notice held up by one woman in a brothel window in the Herbertstrasse, which was flooded with red light after being dark since March.

Some protesters wore theatrical masks while one played folk songs on a violin in the street just around the corner from the Reeperbahn, famous for its nightlife.

The Association of Sex Workers, which organised the protest, says the continued closure of licensed premises is forcing some prostitutes onto the

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50+ Black-Owned Beauty Brands To Support Year-Round

Black women don’t need a statistic to tell you that they outspend the rest of the market on bath and body products. (But in case you do: It’s a whopping 19%, according to Nielsen). From conditioners for our curls and kinks to lipsticks that enhance our melanin, beauty runs deep through Black culture, and we have the numbers to back it up.

But despite our tremendous spending power, Black women are still overlooked and undervalued in the beauty industry — with fewer than 1% of Black female founders receiving funding. It’s a reality that directly affects their communities, but it’s something consumers can change right now. “By supporting businesses owned by Black people, you empower our success,” explains Nyakio Grieco, founder of Nyakio Beauty. “By investing in Black and brown people with your dollars, you are helping to eliminate generational poverty.”

So, as the world comes together

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