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Why Didn’t We Report This? Marie Ndaye- Génie littéraire… Femme Noire

In Global on December 10, 2009 at 12:00 am

In better late than never reporting for Le Monde Noir,  Marie Ndaye, a Senegalese-French woman, was the first black woman to win France’s Prix Goncourt, the country’s top literary prize in November.  She is also the first woman to win the prize since 1998.  She won for her novel Trois femmes puissantes (Three Powerful Women). Ms. Ndaye has also been a vocal critic of Sarkozy’s France as it has been reported that she moved to Berlin in 2007 because she found the city to be “freer” than France.

Interestingly, Ms. Ndaye distanced her win’s significance as a first for a person of black heritage.  She states, “I don’t represent anything or anyone. I have met many French people raised in Africa who are more African than I am.”

Black Woman Wins Prix Goncourt for the First Time – [Guardian]
New Literary Star Marie Ndiaye takes on France’s old guard- [CS Monitor]

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The New Tyra and Naomi: Jordan and Chanel Iman + The Hollis & Ariel Show

In Fashion, Women on October 5, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Clutch Magazine and NY Mag are talking about the new Teen Vogue cover that features arguably today’s top black models.  The magazine gets extra props after putting Native American and New Moon actor Taylor Lautner on their October cover

Now while I love these two new models, I have a problem with the fact that the modeling industry is so unrealistic when it comes to body types that they need teenagers to wear their clothes.  Remember, Chanel Iman started modeling at a very young age.  And does anyone else think that this is too much considering Chanel Iman very much looks her age?

Anyway, at the very least, these two have long careers ahead of them.  Great job Teen Vogue!

 

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The Hollis & Ariel Show

Southern Belles Hollis (Tennessee) and Ariel (Louisiana) have a little fun with a digital camera.  Click photo.

To Weave or Not to Weave (The One Millionth Response to the Question) and other Entertainment News

In Entertainment, Fashion, Uncategorized, Women on September 19, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Tyra Banks

With Michelle Obama in the White House and Tyra Banks ripping out her weaves on TV, the issue of how black women wear their hair is more contentious than ever. Hannah Pool takes on the politics of weaves, wigs and relaxers…

Guardian UK

Precious has won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, prompting whispers of future possible Oscar wins.

“When Love is Black”, an article featured on the Black Snob and Essence.com has garnered some interesting comments from readers on the state of black love.  Do you believe, as one of the commenters have suggested, that African-American black women are the only ones defending black love?