The Struggle: Reclaiming the Black Aesthetic

It’s no secret that being black in this world is probably one of the hardest things to be. And being a black woman is even harder. A long history of the oppression of black people painfully lingers in cities around the world. Many of us are still being treated in a way that is unjust…

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Michael Jackson as Fashion, Art, Icon: An Interview with Sequoia Barnes

I am simultaneously having the best and the worst time of my life as a ‘Teen Specialist’ at a camp for young girls from New York City, way out in the bush of upstate New York. The worst include the snake discovered in one of the classrooms, the ticks that we’ve been cautioned will give…

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Meet the City Lawyer Bringing African Fashion Luxury to London

MIA London is a luxury fashion brand which connects the world to African creatives. The brand provides a platform for formalwear pieces handmade by skilled tailors from across the African continent and is designed by founder and creative director, Aji Ayorinde. Aji Ayorinde is a social entrepreneur with several years of experience dealing directly with…

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