diversity

Why you should care about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s beauty campaign

A few days ago stories about the British beauty brand Boots choosing author, feminist and fashionasita Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  as their new covergirl hit the web. The campaign launched last Friday and according to Huffington Post UK it’s going to include a number of print and digital components as well as some television…

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Weekly roundup of altM news: Oct. 24

With all the stories on the Internet it can be difficult to always stay in the know. To help, we’ve searched the web for interesting pieces of news, videos and tips to help you start off your week on the right foot. 1. I learned Arabic As An Adult To…

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The Media’s Token Muslim

Last week Dalilah Muhammad took gold in Rio’s 2016 Olympics, winning the 400-meter hurdles and clocking in at a breakneck speed of 53.13 seconds. The Queens, New York, native has dominated this race to the point where she has three of the five fastest times in the world, yet her…

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Weekly roundup of altM news: Aug. 1

With all the stories on the Internet it can be difficult to always stay in the know. To help, we’ve searched the web for interesting pieces of news, videos and tips to help you start off your week on the right foot. 1. Ghazala Khan: Trump criticized my silence. He…

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Weekly roundup of altM news: July 18

With all the stories on the Internet it can be difficult to always stay in the know. To help, we’ve searched the web for interesting pieces of news, videos and tips to help you start off your week on the right foot. 1. Pakistani Social Media Star Strangled In Apparent ‘Honor’…

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Where are all the women?

“Organizing Inclusive Events.” When I saw this subject line in my inbox, my heart leapt. “It’s about time,” I triumphantly thought to myself as I opened the email. My excitement was short lived because once I scrolled down to the speaker lineup for the conference, I realized not a single…

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Lighter, Brighter but not Better

Following on the heels of Mindy Kaling’s black-and-white Elle cover controversy is Lupita Nyong’o’s Vanity Fair cover debate. Within minutes of these two images being released, one Twitter user after another began to point out that these fashion magazines had lightened the skin color of their cover girls.

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