Category: Manifest Afro-Caribbean

All South African H&M Stores Closed Amid Protest Over “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle” Sweatshirt

The Swedish based clothing retailer H&M on Saturday closed all 17 of their retail outlets in South Africa. The closure came amid protest over an advertisement on H&M’s British website depicting a child model of African descent modeling a green sweatshirt with the words, “coolest money in the jungle” while another sweatshirt was worn by a white child model saying “Mangrove Jungle, Survival Expert. ” The backlash was swift as people around the world took to social media to express disapproval. Even celebrities like Sean “Diddy” Combs and Labron James chimed in posting modified images of the advertising depicting...

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5 Years After The 2010 Haiti Earthquake

  January 12th marked 5 years since the day world was transfixed on television watching reports of the earthquake with a 7.0 magnitude that hit Haiti, killing 200,000 and leaving 1.5 million homeless. The world quickly came to Haiti’s aid with millions of dollars being raised in charity from celebrities and various organizations.  Today, the evidence of Mother Nature’s work still exist in Caribbean nation with over 85,000 Haitians still living in what was supposed to be temporary tent camps, a growing cholera epidemic and political upheaval.  Still there appears to be some signs progress, “such as the building of the...

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Video: Stunning and Stunned Lupita Nyong’o Wins Best Supporting Actor Oscar Gold

The Mexican born, Yale Drama School graduate of Kenyan decent, Lupita Nyong’o beat out  Sally Hawkins in “Blue Jasmine,” Jennifer Lawrence in“American Hustle,” Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County,” and June Squibb in “Nebraska” for the Oscar Gold win.  She also managed to become a style icon along the way.   Top designers scampered  to dress the graceful flawless beauty during her ride along the Oscar campaign.  We have Lupita’s acceptance speech as well as some of her best looks too.  She literally reminds everyone how, “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid,” see below . . ....

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