Tag Archive | African-American

Catching up with the black female GOP candidates

This is a follow-up to the article Meet the six black female @GOP candidates for Congress.

The Derp State raised a good question.  Sadly, none of these women won.  Incumbent Rep. Mia Love lost her Congressional race by a razor-thin margin. Now she’ll be a CNN Political Commentator.

I went to Ballotpedia to find how the other women fared:

  • Jineea Butler (NY-13) lost bigtime to incumbent Adriano Espaillat (D).  NY-13 comprises Upper Manhattan and a small part of the Bronx, so it’s no surprise that a Republican lost.  And since another district that covers the Bronx voted in Sandy from Westchester aka Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez …
  • Aja Smith (CA-41) lost to incumbent Mark Takano 35%-65%.
  • Charlotte Bergmann (TN-09) lost to incumbent Steve Cohen (the guy who wants to get rid of the Electoral College) 20%-80%
  • Virginia Fuller (FL-05) lost to incumbent Alfred Lawson 33%-67%.
  • Liz Matory (MD-02) lost to incumbent Dutch Ruppersberger (D) 31%-66% (the remaining vote went to third-party candidates)

I am really sickened by the leftist bent of the Democratic Party.  At the same time, I’m disgusted with those Republicans who say that they vote for a candidates’ ideas, not for the race or gender of the candidates.  This sounds good, but it seems that they have no problem with the Republican Party being The Party of Old White Men ™️.  If the GOP fails to run and elect female candidates and candidates of color, it will become irrelevant.

More vintage African-American beauty ads

NOTE: I updated this article to include this slideshow.

This is a follow-up to our feature #TBT vintage African-American beauty ads

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Bly, Toi. “World Wide Webb: Veronica Webb On AlaÏa, Pro-Aging, and Shattering Beauty Barriers.” The Neue, 22 Mar. 2018, www.theneuenude.com/mbdtff/veronica-webb-breaking-beauty-barriers-azzedine-alaia-pro-aging.

“Fisk Industries Acquires Zuri Cosmetics.” Beauty Store Business, www.beautystorebusiness.com/fisk-industries-acquires-zuri-cosmetics.

Nittle, Nadra. “Before Fenty: Over 100 Years of Black Makeup Brands.” Racked, 23 Jan. 2018, www.racked.com/2018/1/23/16901594/black-makeup-brands-history.

“ZuriFlawless.” Fisk Brands, www.fiskgroup.com/ZuriFlawless/.

#TBT vintage African-American beauty ads

Time was that African-American women had to turn to ethnic beauty brands to meet their needs. Even as recently as the 1990s, Revlon and Maybelline has created lines especially for African-American women. Here are other blasts from the past:

Flori Roberts Cosmetics makeup artist demonstrating products to women, Los Angeles, 1970.

Flori Roberts Cosmetics makeup artist demonstrating products to women, Los Angeles, 1970.

Do you know that Flori Roberts is a white woman? She later developed Dermablend corrective concealer.

Today, Flori Roberts cosmetics are sold through Color Me Beautiful’s direct selling and mall kiosks.

Posner ad from Ebony Magazine, October 1965

Posner ad from Ebony Magazine, October 1965

Posner Cosmetics was introduced in the 1940’s.  I’ll occasionally find Posner cosmetics at drugstores, but not a comprehensive selection.  Posner’s web site features online shopping.

Zuri ad in Ebony, 1980

Zuri ad in Ebony, 1980

I haven’t been able to find out much about Zuri. I found miscellaneous products at Dollar General years ago. You may shop Zuri at Texas Beauty Supply and House of Beauty (note: not an endorsement, I’ve never shopped these places).

Aretha Franklin for Fashion Fair

Aretha Franklin for Fashion Fair

Here a svelte Aretha Franklin serves as a spokeswoman for Fashion Fair.

Dorothea Towles Church for Maybelline

Dorothea Towles Church for Maybelline

Dorothea Towles Church was the first Black Maybelline model to appear in Ebony Magazine in 1959.