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shelbymayes Shelby Mayes

Shelby is an arts and culture writer currently based in the Bay Area


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Barbie Honors Rosa Parks With Release Of Her Own Doll On Women's Equality Day

Mattel is honoring the mother of the civil rights movement, Rosa Parks, with her own Barbie.According to CNN, Mattel announced the debut of the doll on Women's Equality Day, a day acknowledging the 19th Amendment of the Constitution, which established voting rights for white women in 1920. Mattel will also honor Sally Ride, the first woman and youngest American to fly in...

400 Children Gathered In Philadelphia To Commemorate The Arrival Of The First Enslaved Africans

A ceremony was held at the Independence Mall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in honor of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans 400 years ago on Sunday.Keith Collins, a spiritual leader at the Church of the Overcomer, led 25 children from Trainer, Delaware County, on a 20-mile journey to Independence Mall.The children gathered with about 400 other Black children in Philadelphia as...

Supermodel Calls Out 'Ignorant' Australian Magazine For Using The Picture Of Another Black Model In Her Feature

Supermodel Adut Akech said she feels disrespected after an Australian magazine published her feature using another Black model's image.Coincidentally, in the feature with Who Magazine, Akech discussed attitudes toward refugees and people of color.Next to her feature, the magazine plastered a full-page image of the British model Flavia Lazarus, according to Complex.The runway model,...