Nubian Skin founder Ade Hassan, MBE, has been instrumental in redefining nude hues in the lingerie industry. I spoke with her about the challenges of introducing a color-inclusive product, the ways Nubian Skin has impacted the fashion industry, why she thought it was important for Nubian Skin to contribute to the Black Lives Matter movement, and what she does to stay sane during the pandemic.
As Kim’s Convenience nears the end of its fifth and final season next week, I’d like to reflect on a show that makes me laugh like nobody’s business and helps me appreciate the path my grandmother walked.
After more than 20 years as a Black woman in the workforce, I’m finally learning to know what I want, to ask for it, and to not be (too) surprised when I receive it.
As Chauvin’s defense attorney tries to convince the world that George Floyd would still be alive if only he hadn’t been so big and the crowd hadn’t been so angry, a fictional series offers a dose of reality by insisting that no matter how extraordinary a Black man is, racism still lurks around every corner.
Why are we still using a racist paradigm to define Blackness, and does a person’s decision to identify as biracial mean they’re disconnected from their Black heritage?