Alek Wek

Long before we had the regal Lupita Nyong’o, we had the radiant Alek Wek, and before queen Beyonce was slaying the stage, there was of course, the indomitable Tina Turner. For decades, before some of our favorite celebs were even born, there were powerhouse women, women brave enough to tackle racism and sexism while breaking […]

Despite being named by People as the Most Beautiful Person of 2014, Lupita Nyong’o hasn’t always felt that way about herself. Earlier this year at the Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon where she received Best Breakthrough Performance for her role in 12 Years a Slave, the Oscar-winning actress revealed that it was Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek whose strong presence in magazines and on […]

Ever since the ’90s, Alek Wek has been making her mark on the modeling scene and breaking down doors that were once never opened to models of color. Now after years of being the first black model to grace countless magazine covers, walk several high-fashion designer runways, and serve as the face of several fashion campaigns, it’s […]

She has a beauty collection with Rimmel London, she’s Paper Magazine’s latest cover girl and now you can add British fashion brand Marks & Spencer to Rita Ora’s list of fashion domination accolades. Shot by iconic fashion photographer Annie Leibovitz, Rita is joined by a group of other influential British women, including supermodel Alek Wek, […]

Supermodel Alek Wek is not feeling the hunger games being played by the Western World. Now living in Brooklyn after emigrating from the UK, the Sudanese born Wek is on a mission to educate school children, locally and via Skype, about the devastating famine in the Horn of Africa. STORY: Rahma M & Flaviana Matata Hosts […]

Jennifer Hudson, Heidi Klum, Alek Wek, Chanel Iman and Ke$ha were just a handful of bold faced names who attended the 2nd Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala in New York City last night! Hudson, looking lean and long as ever, wore a white long sleeved mini dress from the Michael Kors Resort 2012 and complemented her […]

Brooklynite and African stunner Alek Wek looked gorgeous at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on Governors Island last weekend. Joining her was actress Sanaa Lathan, who also looked refreshing and ethereal on the red carpet. The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic benefits the Urban Zen Hope Help & Rebuild Haiti (HHRH) whose aim is galvanizing a […]

In case you forgot, Happy Africa Day, y’all! Africa Day is celebrated in commemoration of the May 25, 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) after 30 of 32 independent African states signed an accord in Addis Adaba, Ethiopia in a show of Unity among the continent’s states. In celebration of this annual […]

The beauty of Black women is hard to overlook, yet it seems some scientists haven’t done thorough research. Psychology Today blogger Satoshi Kanazawa recently posted an article entitled “Why are Black women less physically attractive than other women?” As if the title was not absurd enough, Kanazawa went on to state that the testosterone hormone is […]

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