By Olivia Case
Yolande Spears, NCCJ board member and senior VP of education and community initiatives at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, hooked our youth up with free tickets to last Saturday’s Fun Home performance in Hartford. A big “THANK YOU” to her for the experience!
What Kim Kardashian West did in her advertising campaign was foolish, but it’s unfair to call it blackface.
KKW Beauty, Kardashian West’s new contouring makeup line, launched with a Crème Contour and Highlight Kit this week. Before the launch, followers on Kardashian West’s social media believe her skin looked intentionally dark, and referred to it as “blackface,” which eventually made media headlines along with the “darker” promotional pictures that she posted on Instagram.
Let’s call blackface what it is: racist, insensitive and disconnected ridicule.
In celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, NCCJ offers this quote from Dr. Martha Rosenthal’s book Human Sexuality: From Cells to Society highlighting the impressive results that have come from same-sex parenting. Healthy kids come from healthy homes, not societal standards.
Ellen Weiss Freyman, Esq., partner at Shatz, Schwartz & Fentin, PC, discusses her views on why NCCJ's work is paramount at the Western Massachusetts 90th Anniversary Human Relations Award Banquet.
Russell Peotter, senior advisor at WGBY, discusses his views on why NCCJ's work is paramount at the Western Massachusetts 90th Anniversary Human Relations Award Banquet.