A Space for People of Color, By People of Color. Be Cool.
A Space for People of Color, By People of Color. Be Cool.

Effie Brown gave a great interview with Buzzfeed about working on Project Greenlight.

Really? Because you are repeatedly called the line producer by several people on the show.

EB: All the time. Ben Affleck says it and I’m like, “Really?” I’m the producer, and people who are producers of things that are low-budget have to know the numbers and the logistics because we don’t have the pleasure and privilege of thinking somebody else will take care of it. We are the people who are like, “We have two cents? We better make this shit work.” There’s a hierarchy and there’s a path where you move up, and that was telling to me that they couldn’t even accept me as a producer, they had to knock me back. Because what’s even worse is, if I was the line producer, who was producing the movie then? And that was the trip to me.


Amber Rose is featured in a piece at The Guardian about her newfound feminism.

Rose’s Los Angeles rally breathed fresh life into the movement, which had previously been criticized for being exclusionary and too white-centric. Rose, who has a large following among black women and women of color, managed to bring out her non-white fan base.

What Amber Rose has ended up pointing to through her activism is more than one double standard at play: society’s history of not just protecting men over women, but protecting white women over women of color.

Would it be too much to say that Rose is the unsuspecting new face of a movement sorely in need of more diverse leading faces?

Illustration for article titled Black Girl Things

Zendaya Coleman is on the December issue of FLARE Magazine being adroable and saying smart things.

“A big reason I play with beauty and hair is that it’s important to show different kinds of beauty when I’m on the red carpet. I don’t want to be just one-dimensional or relatable to one type of person. I want a different woman to be like, ‘That’s like me! That’s like my hair!’ or ‘That’s so my style!’ If I went out there and was just like, pretty, all the time, doing the same thing, it can be cool, but you’re also catering to one type of person, and what about all those other kinds of beautiful out there?”


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