Black Fashion History with KW – Zelda Wynn Valdes, 1940s

Zelda Wynn Valdes, Fashion/Costume Designer  One of Hollywood’s earlier black designers, Zelda Wynn Valdes was an African-American fashion designer and costumer who dressed the most notable black women in her era such as: including Joyce Bryant, Dorothy Dandridge, Josephine Baker, Marian Anderson, Ella Fitzgerald and Mae West. Eventually, Playboy’s Hugh Hefner took notice of Valdes’ signature alluring and sexy curve-hugging styles and he commissioned her to design the … Continue reading Black Fashion History with KW – Zelda Wynn Valdes, 1940s

Raven-Symoné is Black, not African-American

When Actress Raven-Symoné  sat down with Oprah for her Where Are They Now interview recently, she made some statements that sent the black community into a frenzy (as usual). “I’m tired of being labeled. I’m an American. I’m not an African-American; I’m an American,” Raven said. I accept this statement, and agree with her stance. I applaud her bravery, particularly knowing how vicious and un-accepting … Continue reading Raven-Symoné is Black, not African-American