Tag: Women’s History Month

U.S. Congress Member Hakeem Jeffries Honors Female Hip-Hop Artists on House Floor for Women’s History Month

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by Alanna Vagianos via huffingtonpost.com

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) brought down the House on Tuesday with a loving tribute to female hip-hop and rap artists.

“Throughout the years, artists such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen have been recognized on the floor of the House of Representatives,” Jeffries said. “Today, I rise to honor the top 10 female MC hip-hop collaborations of all time.”

Jeffries’ top 10 includes Eve’s “My Chick Bad,” Lauryn Hill’s “Ready Or Not” and, of course, Lil’ Kim’s “Quiet Storm” remix. He also shouted out the legendary Queen Latifah, MC Lyte and Salt-N-Pepa.

“As we celebrate Women’s History Month here in the United States’ Congress, these dynamic women are worthy to be praised,” Jeffries said.

This isn’t the first time the Brooklyn-native congressman has honored rap artists on the House floor. Last year, Jeffries paid tribute to New York rapper The Notorious B.I.G. on the 20th anniversary of his death.

To watchJeffries’ speech, click below:

Black Is The New Black: Three Women Designers You Should Know (And Support!)

article by Jessica C. Andrews via hellobeautiful.com

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re honoring the black women whose innovative designs are changing the fashion landscape as we know it. With creativity, style and grace, designers like Undra CelesteKimberly Goldson and Charlene Dunbar (of Suakoko Betty) are diversifying the style industry while making a name for themselves in the process.

Known for her sophisticated and clean lines, Undra Celeste offers an array of dresses and separates beautifully crafted to compliment a woman’s frame. Kimberly Goldson draws inspiration from her hometown of Brooklyn for fashion-forward designs earmarked for the millennial woman. Charlene Dunbar of Suakoko Betty merges traditional African fabrics with contemporary silhouettes for a collection of irresistible apparel and accessories. Shop three outfits below centered around these designers’ hottest looks.

Black Women Designers

Look #1: Kimberly Goldson

Team a Kimberly Goldson skirt with a Darcie crop top and Steve by Steve Madden pumps. Finish your look with a Beyoncè tote, a Samuel watch, a Black Up lip pencil and Beyoncè Pulse fragrance.

 

 

Black Women Designers

Look #2: Suakoko Betty

Style a Suakoko Betty dress with Christian Louboutin pumps and a Nancy Gonzalez clutch. Round out your look with Vince Camuto bracelets, a Casetify phone case, Bobbi Browneyeshadow and Elie Saab perfume.

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