Black Feminism

Focus News was a publication based in Kalamazoo that was made with the Black community in mind. Topics such as Black owned businesses, student life at WMU, and other subjects such as abortion were discussed.

I came across some cartoon strips and articles that I found interesting, with this first one I’m posting about standards of beauty. Black women’s features have been mocked for years, often being seen as too much. Big hair, lips, and darker skin is being heralded as enviable traits now, but among non-black races. It was interesting to come across this as it was published in the seventies and how relevant it is today when Kylie Jenner is given credit for her drawn on lips and we see hairstyles popular among Black women on white models in magazines and on the runway.

Cartoon strip


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