The SDCC Files: The Black Panel | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture
Yes. The Church of Cree Summer and Latter-Day Bonets. Brilliant.
racialicious did a great Storify recap of this year’s Black Panel at SDCC. For those of you who don’t know, The Black Panel is like when people more famous than BGT do a live episode of BGT at San Diego Comic Con since BGT was not at San Diego Comic Con.
Kidding aside, it’s a great annual panel where they get Black creatives in a room to Q&A and generally vibe with other creatives and fans about what it’s like to be Black in the industry, and how we as a community can get together and lift ev’ry voice, overcome, and not be moved in various forms of media and entertainment.
This year’s panel included Tumblr faves like theorlandojones. Don’t worry y’all, Nicole Beharie was there on the Women Who Kick Ass Panel, because, of course. And personal faves like Cree Summer, aka one of the many CBG prototypes, aka Queen Cree: Grand High Priestess of The Church Of Cree Summer and Latter Day Bonets. I am a deaconess in this church.
(you can all thank Fatima for this)
Anyway! Check out the recap in the link above.
Zelda Wynn Valdes was the first black female fashion designer to own her own boutique. Her famous, figure hugging silhouette was worn by stars such as Dorothy Dandridge, Josephine Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Joyce Bryant, Maria Cole, Edna Robinson and later superstars like Gladys Knight and opera diva Jessye Norman. She also designed dresses for legendary figures like Marlene Dietrich and Mae West.
Valdes came up with the costume for the Playboy Bunny which remains the same to this day.
Model: Dalila Marin
Playboy Magazine - June 1991 Italy
Photographer: (Unknown, please let me know if you know who the photographer is.)
(Source: orangieporangiepuddingpie, via ashlbnn)
Anytime I can dislike Stefani for something other than her wig choices is a great day, because my blood type is Haterade and I thrive on people’s awful decisions.
Making a pro-rape PSA as your music video is one of those awful decisions.