No celebration is planned but we do have a call to action and expect Kwame Braithewaite and we're hoping one of teh original Grandassa models will attend! Few I mentioned this to were aware... so what has happened to Black Pride and our knowledge of our history! If you were born After the mid 1960's, You've always known Black is Beatiful! The phrase that defines the 1960's Movement that can be traced to the Grandassa models and naturally '62!
“... we had no money... we used what we had "OUR RESOURCES"”They are trying to pull the documentation together so our history is preserved...
Black is beautiful is a cultural movement that began in the United States of America in the 1960s by African Americans. It later spread to much of the black world, most prominently in the writings of the Black Consciousness Movement of Steve Biko in South Africa. It aims to dispel the notion in many world cultures thatblack people's natural features such as skin color, facial features and hair are inherently ugly. John Sweat Rock was long thought to be the first to coin the phrase "black is beautiful"–during a speech in 1858–but historical records indicate he never actually used the specific phrase on that day. The movement also encouraged men and women to stop trying to eliminate African-identified traits by straightening their hair and attempting to lighten or bleach their skin.
This weeks curation at www.bkfff.com looks at “Black is Beautiful” and historical views on Black skin tone in a broader sense in preparation for the 50th Anniversary of the “Black is Beautiful” tagline we know today! Please share support and join us on January 28th 2012 in our call to action