Black women were all over the news this week. They were winning titles and taking over magazine covers. That and more in our Week in Review:
Serena Williams has done it again! Earlier this week, our tennis shero won her 5th US Open, making it her 17th - count them, 17! - Grand Slam. This exciting win has her at the very top of the list of the world's best female athletes and perhaps the world's best female tennis player in history. Read more about the historic win here.
Oh, so you thought RiRi Woo was the bomb? Wait until you set your eyes on Rihanna's Fall 2013 Collection for MAC. It is going to be full of some deep autumn tones for the lips and the eyes, and - as if that isn't awesome enough - RiRi Woo will be back as a lipstick, lipglass and a liner! Read more here.
Kelly Rowland is being featured on the cover of Shape Magazine this October and she looks absolutely amazing! In the issue she'll share some of her workout tips and the things that motivate her into keeping her super sleek physique. Read more here.
Tyra Banks caused a major stir this week when her feature on New York Fashion Week's top models debuted this Monday. The feature, titled "Tyra Banks Presents: 15", though meant to be an homage to fashion's most beautiful "It" girls and their gorgeous features, was met with major backlash from critics who called her use of "whiteface" hypocritical and just as racist as the use of "blackface." What do you guys think - beautifully artistic or flat out racist? Read more about it here.
Deborah Brown Community School of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has officially changed its policy banning students from wearing "faddish" hairstyles such as dreadlocks to school. Last week, the public charter school caused an uproar when it sent 7-year-old Tiana Parker home because of her hair, which then led her parents to switch her out and into another school. Read more here.
The CEO of NAACP, Benjamin Jealous, has announced this week that he plans to resign on December 31, 2013 to spend more time with his family after leading the organization for five years. Jealous managed to increase funding and civil rights activity in the African American community throughout his time as CEO. Read more here.