Originally Posted by Kocolicious:

  Brotha RR....it's NICE to know that there some BLACK men who STILL celebrate the BEAUTY of BLACK women.  Each woman shown here is DIFFERENT...and yet stands in her beauty....independently and beautifully.  Thank you!!  But!

 

+ I love Chocolate

What I am beginning to admire about Tyler Perry is that he is introducing the world[even though black folks already know] the BEAUTY of dark skin women.  He is mixing [punt not intended] the diversity of beautiful women.  We are NOT just one look as white folks are.....we are MANY upon MANY looks.  All I can say is BRAVO!!!  Know why?  Our dark skin and light skin children are looking and maybe because of this exposure?  There won't be any competition between them [of who is better] in their future as black women.  But!

Originally Posted by Kocolicious:

What I am beginning to admire about Tyler Perry is that he is introducing the world[even though black folks already know] the BEAUTY of dark skin women.  He is mixing [punt not intended] the diversity of beautiful women.  We are NOT just one look as white folks are.....we are MANY upon MANY looks.  All I can say is BRAVO!!!  Know why?  Our dark skin and light skin children are looking and maybe because of this exposure?  There won't be any competition between them [of who is better] in their future as black women.  But!

+ very important point...esp. after that skin light cream crap that is being sold out in stores

Why can't WE see how uniquely BEAUTIFUL we alllllll are? What is it that we see in the mirror that is blocking the REAL image of who we are?  I just don't understand.  Maybe we should do like that commercial about skincare....have everyone around us wear a mirror.  So that we can see the beauty that everybody else is seeing and relax about trying to be something that we are not.  Cuz it's backwards.  Massa spend all this money to look like us and many of us spend money to look like what massa is trying to look like.  If we just STOP for a minute...we will see clearly that he is trying to look like us.  And if we can do that?  We can go about life in a different perspective and maybe ACCEPT the rare beauty that we all are. Cuz our beauty is different.  It's from the inside out. The sooner we understand this the sooner we can go about our lives living LARGE...instead of living it small and insignificant.   But!

Originally Posted by Kocolicious:

Why can't WE see how uniquely BEAUTIFUL we alllllll are? What is it that we see in the mirror that is blocking the REAL image of who we are?  I just don't understand.  Maybe we should do like that commercial about skincare....have everyone around us wear a mirror.  So that we can see the beauty that everybody else is seeing and relax about trying to be something that we are not.  Cuz it's backwards.  Massa spend all this money to look like us and many of us spend money to look like what massa is trying to look like.  If we just STOP for a minute...we will see clearly that he is trying to look like us.  And if we can do that?  We can go about life in a different perspective and maybe ACCEPT the rare beauty that we all are. Cuz our beauty is different.  It's from the inside out. The sooner we understand this the sooner we can go about our lives living LARGE...instead of living it small and insignificant.   But!

 

 

(Koco. that was kinda deep. Period.)

 

 

  For me?  My proudest moments are when DARK-SKINNED women are recognized not for their inner beauty but for their inner BRILLIANCE. Cuz man-defined beauty fades....but!  Inner brilliance that black women radiate?  Goes on and on and on to the point you can NEVER tell how old a Black Woman is when has reached the tip of her prime.

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When I look at Lupita?  I see my daughters, nieces, cousins, aunts, grandmothers....and my own mother.  I smile cuz I see the hard work in her eyes as I have seen in the females in my family's eyes.  It reveals strength, high intelligence, resilence, and courage.  This image is universal for black women all over the world.  And so to little Lupita I say to you?  Bravo young sista,  Bravo. But!  

  I decided to let my hair grow.  As one who is not a "hair" person per se...as I become older I am liking the above look.  I probably won't let it get that long...plus my significant other doesn't like this dredlock look but!  It's my head.  But to compromise....I won't let it dread like that but I am gonna see how long it will go.  Usually I cut my hair after every hairstyle so that new growth can come in.  I come from a family where the women[south] focuses on hair length as if it brings some form of value.  Of course...I rebelled.  And was the first in my family to wear a big natural.  I loved it.  My mom had a fit.    My dad wouldn't get involved.  But as an older woman I now appreciate this look cuz it says strength, confidence, black love, acceptance of self, internal beauty, femininity to the highest form...black beauty to the highest form...a beauty that cannot be duplicated by massa.  And I just looooooooooove that!  But! 

  I know that I am LATE in the game in discovering this artist...I didn't know where to place her on the forum and since Brotha RR has this amazing thread on beautiful black women of all shades..I felt this befitting of this dark skin diva.  

 

Although I love some of Beyonce's songs..yet many of her song themes and showmanship are a bit too young for me.  But this woman here?  Even though she is a tad younger than those women in my generation.  Her style is awesome and timeless.  I know I know you guys probably have already heard of her already...and I have probably heard her songs too but didn't know who she was.  My bad. But!  Now I do.   So without further ado, I like to share this dynamic woman of song.  Here is Ledisi!

 

  1. Ledisi - I Blame You (Official Video)

    1. Ledisi - Pieces Of Me

       

       

      This is just one more I found of her.  I like her style, she looks like Phyllis Hyman and Countess on the Cosby show.  Her persona is in your face in terms of self-beauty and confidence where she doesn't have to degrade herself in order to still be sexy, alluring and talented.  She still maintains her CLASS and dignity-plus she can SANG!!!!  Although there are other women who can sing too...but!  There is something regal Ledisi.  Maybe it's her personal journey that got her to where she is in her life now-on top of the world.  Her story?  Pivotal....heartwrenching....and inspiring.  The stuff that makes females WOMEN.  But!.   

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