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Black is Beautiful’ and a fashion renaissance

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More than 50 years ago a group of Harlem artists staged a fashion show on the theme of “Black is Beautiful,” changing the American cultural landscape forever. RT America’s Ashlee Banks traveled to Manhattan to speak to leading names in the fashion world about the role of race in the development of fashion, music and film. Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America
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TCt83067695 (2 months ago)
why all the dislikes?
James Smith (3 months ago)
humble people are beautiful. The people who want to prove themselves beautiful are ugly.
Derka Derka (4 months ago)
I can't get over how beautiful Iman Abdulmajid (Bowies wife) is. This black and white thing in America is such bull. Just use your eyes. Haley Berry, Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks... wow wow wow.
Ned Walport (5 months ago)
Go ahead, try to have a "white is beautiful" fashion show. Total hypocrisy.
Uncle Ruckus (5 months ago)
i just came from the toilet and if black is beautiful i just pooped out a masterpiece !
Madi go (5 months ago)
Black is Beautiful.
Nitro Express (5 months ago)
Black Panther --- Blaxploitation at it's best.
The Impaler (5 months ago)
If black is beautiful, then purple must be exquisite....... Then how come the great majority of "black" celebrities are, to quote Fred G. Sanford, light, bright, or damned near white? Curse the white devil blood coursing through your veins that gave you light skin, straight hair, and delicate facial features.......
Xavier Washington (2 months ago)
It seems that a lot of black people had to overcome feelings of inferiority about their appearance and features and because they are black with black features did not see themselves as attractive. So “black is beautiful” became an affirmation or rallying cry of hey we are good looking too and we should feel satisfied and even proud of our black features. It was born out of a almost community wide feeling of inferiority of not being valued as good looking as other races. It is also true the “White is Beautiful” would feel at best highly inappropriate. Because that would feel like white is the preferred features, preferred appearance. And if you look at some of the whitening creams on the market to lighten dark skin. Some of the plastic surgery to make black or Asian features appear more white- it is hard to deny there is this unspoken value placed on the white appearance .
bishplis (5 months ago)
this is some fucked up racist shit
Popart 2015 (7 months ago)
Why it needs to be? The explanation here: http://nature-sucks.blogspot.pt/2015/01/why-we-born-racist.html
theothertroll (7 months ago)
Fashion in any color is crap ~
Cerl84 (7 months ago)
i see this attracts white american racists. go figure.
Brulluhman (7 months ago)
Even black men don't find black women beautiful (because of the ethnic overdosis testosteron). Maybe a little bit. Sons often fall for mother appearable women. The american African culture shows that negro men endore big fat women asses. That might explain a lot. Try to move a negroes ass. They'll start screaming "slavery".
Fred (7 months ago)
Caucasians are beautiful.
Deborah Gregory (7 months ago)
Black Fashion Coverage for Fashion Week. #DeborahGregory, #JonnNubian, #BeverlyJohnson
UnitedStatesOfTerrorists (7 months ago)
1:37 wow she looks like an over cooked cabbage.
Gall Clap (7 months ago)
I love black women.
Gall Clap (7 months ago)
I will pay for that ass, fuck it. Big money.
CJD (7 months ago)
It's lame they look to comic book film's, black or white....You're missing out on alot of humanity in general.
Andrew White (7 months ago)
White is beautiful black is just dull and dumb
Andrew White (7 months ago)
Michael Jackson would differ
Leah Hunter (7 months ago)
I am certainly not going to tell my "mixed" daughter that she should prefer one side of her heritage over another. Her friends don't care what color her skin is or about the texture of her hair (except to say it's cool). It's the quality of her character as a compassionate and intelligent human being that is beautiful.
King Homer (7 months ago)
White is MORE beautiful. Almost all cultures around the world prefer the more well rounded faces and exotic sexiness of Nordic and Slavic white women than gator nosed sub-saharans with fat butts.
John Smith (7 months ago)
So many racists in the US and most of them are black.
David (7 months ago)
RT how do you feel about a person saying, "White is beautiful"?
Imon2udude (7 months ago)
Only Black is beautiful. When will the fake media examine the ten ton Woolly Mammoth in the room that is over the top unchecked black racism. Black on Asian violence is one hundred times the reverse according to FBI crime stats. Black on white violence is ten times the reverse. Tell me how that's my fault as a white man. Twist those facts and make blacks the victims. I know you can do it. All the fake news does it.
SSMART (7 months ago)
Black is beautiful, what a fake news
Ivan Liukin (7 months ago)
Very brittle dislikes!
Indrid Cold (7 months ago)
If you have to say it.........it isn't true.
Shellyn Willis (7 months ago)
Another Blacksplotation movie, lets make money off the dummies. Like Really! Divert from what's going on
Maqsimous (7 months ago)
This is fucking stupid Everyone knows white women are the most beautiful.
Gene Skinner (7 months ago)
Who is funding this?
ross g manley888 (7 months ago)
jews
2conscious (7 months ago)
OMG.....RT is forced to put the "RT is funded in whole or in part by the Russian government" under their videos, now!!? MEANWHILE, SAUDI ARABIA IS PROVEN AS FINANCIERS (besides the CIA) of the 9/11 terrorists and ISIS. But RUSSIA is the big media-induced scare!!? REALLY !?? What is this, Rocky IV!?? On another note (back on topic) , I love the "Black is beautiful" resurgence. If you're the majority population of a country and your images are plastered everywhere as the beauty ideal....of COURSE you won't get this significance. You take too many things for granted.
Joe Schmoe (7 months ago)
Everybody knows that the white race is the most attractive and sexy.
the415giant (7 months ago)
Gross
bluekron77 (7 months ago)
It seems like blacks have privilege of being racist...
TheLegendaryLinx (7 months ago)
Some blacks are beautiful, common now lets keep it real.
reggie anderson (7 months ago)
TheLegendaryLinx very very very very rarely yes but not worth the welfare, crime, bad smell, extra taxes, bastard kids, and ugly people that they bring. Not wprth it at all
Always Watching. (7 months ago)
Rt you have attracted nothing but white trash hick cuntservatives who fuck their dogs in trailer parks
Dora Tiscareno (7 months ago)
YUK....really 👎
wayne's world (7 months ago)
#BLAXIT
ᴄᴛʀx 14 (7 months ago)
10/10 would bang
Hallelu YAH (7 months ago)
I thought there's only one race HUMAN.
EX NIHILO we arent a RACE we are a SPECIES.
firsttofight1000 (7 months ago)
If you have to convince people... Then it’s NOT
Xavier Washington (2 months ago)
It seems that a lot of black people had to overcome feelings of inferiority about their appearance and features and because they are black with black features did not see themselves as attractive. So “black is beautiful” became an affirmation or rallying cry of hey we are good looking too and we should feel satisfied and even proud of our black features. It was born out of a almost community wide feeling of inferiority of not being valued as good looking as other races. It is also true the “White is Beautiful” would feel at best highly inappropriate. Because that would feel like white is the preferred features, preferred appearance. And if you look at some of the whitening creams on the market to lighten dark skin. Some of the plastic surgery to make black or Asian features appear more white- it is hard to deny there is this unspoken value placed on the white appearance .
The Last Oracle (7 months ago)
Isn't this a racist comment as 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' This is another example of colour segregation. We are the human race, one people, deal with it
NaCOrVa (7 months ago)
Black Ain't Beautiful but Their Pussies Is. Black From The Outside N Red From The Inside. Just Like Ordering A Medium Rare Steak.
Kazmo NZ (7 months ago)
black has alllways been #beautiful 😍😍😍 just like white 😍 brown 😍 #honeyz #wahine e hoki mai 😏
FDCbadaman (7 months ago)
its ok to be white.
Xavier Washington (2 months ago)
It seems that a lot of black people had to overcome feelings of inferiority about their appearance and features and because they are black with black features did not see themselves as attractive. So “black is beautiful” became an affirmation or rallying cry of hey we are good looking too and we should feel satisfied and even proud of our black features. It was born out of a almost community wide feeling of inferiority of not being valued as good looking as other races. It is also true the “White is Beautiful” would feel at best highly inappropriate. Because that would feel like white is the preferred features, preferred appearance. And if you look at some of the whitening creams on the market to lighten dark skin. Some of the plastic surgery to make black or Asian features appear more white- it is hard to deny there is this unspoken value placed on the white appearance .
Jessica Cunt (7 months ago)
No one said it was not.
Tonio Alventos (7 months ago)
We are living in times where the colour of the skin or sexual preference are more important than skills and achievements. I wonder where this will end.
Blue -eyed (7 months ago)
Whats beautiful with black people?
UnitedStatesOfTerrorists (7 months ago)
Big lips and big asses, awful bushy hair and no brains.
Blue -eyed (7 months ago)
Ofc the racist black supremascist Ashley Banks is behind this propaganda bullshit clip.
zocc116 (7 months ago)
skin color is still a thing? what century is this? also, is it racist to prefer my light green or my girl's deep blue skin color?
Pupin The Turd (7 months ago)
Isn't beauty in the eye of the beholder?
Jo Smooth (7 months ago)
If the black race want to be perceived as beautiful then I suggest black men start looking to date black women. As they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
OPERATION ASS CREAM (7 months ago)
Who the Fuck are you kidding RT. Dindu's are best in the wild African Sahara.
Ronnie Stemeseder (7 months ago)
Transgender - there is no real woman or men - Read the Bible
Dora Tiscareno (7 months ago)
WHITE IS BETTER...
Gall Clap (7 months ago)
Dora Tiscareno white women do not look live these young black Africans, they jamm hard baby.
O A (7 months ago)
Everyone goes white, if they can.
teebone 21 (7 months ago)
Dora Tiscareno yes varicose veins and skin cancer are better also burn in the sun like Barbecue on the grill
Dora Tiscareno (7 months ago)
Too who...yuk
Ilfart 218 (7 months ago)
It's totally cool for black people to segregate and leave out white people. Try doing that as a white person in this day an age. Double standard much?
citoyen (7 months ago)
black is beautiful and White ???? ridiculous !!!!
MrChuckwagon55 (7 months ago)
Black people need to take less responsibility for their own actions and behavior and blame white people more.
O A (7 months ago)
Is it possible though?
Return of the Gorgon (7 months ago)
Lol.... that's why they have a 75 + percent out-of-wedlock birth rate!!!! Cuz men just want to be with that Darkness!!!
nathan kettle (7 months ago)
Black is beautiful. I see the rascists have taken over the comment section
MichaelOakes (7 months ago)
That "500 years" comment made her look very dumb as the individual she is
laki666ify (7 months ago)
No chocolate for me THX
fkujakedmyname (7 months ago)
exploiting basquiat should get p diddy jail time
Mr_ NutZ (7 months ago)
Sorry they look mix
Terry Moore (7 months ago)
Really...hardly think they are very nice species at all...
jean luke (7 months ago)
Bald Black women is ugly. Are you kidding me?
Ty Turner (7 months ago)
Now we see why NO negresses are raped by whites whilst the negroes are raping 50,000 white women a year thanks to hollywood and the jewish music industry!
Imdaboss YouTube Channel (7 months ago)
Black is Gorgeous. EVERY creature upon the Earth wants to be like the ORIGINAL MOTHER...THE BLACK WOMAN GOD.
Salts McTapster (4 months ago)
I don't want to bleed out of a hole, trust me and neither do you
O A (7 months ago)
Yea that’s why everyone goes white.
wayne's world (7 months ago)
lmao , nobody wants to be the color of shit
Imdaboss YouTube Channel (7 months ago)
The Black gods upon the Earth are the Most Beautiful Women ever known to man and mankind. So called white vampires tan their skin to get black, use lotion with chemicals to get black, have multiple surgeries to sew on a fake butt to get big butts like the natural woman, wearing fake curly wigs to get Afros like the black woman, enlarging their lips and nose to look like the black woman, fucks/marries the Black man in order to obtain what the black woman have had since the beginning of time, and most of all is ALWAYS in black woman's business in order to steal her knowledge and soul. White Caucasian creatures are evil to the core and will suffer greatly for your evil deeds upon the Earth....
Imon2udude (7 months ago)
Imdaboss only libtards do that.
O A (7 months ago)
So called black peoples can go back to the jungle if they don’t like their WiFi
Carlos 11220 (7 months ago)
Don't be a hypocrite. Saying people of a particular color are evil, while calling them creatures in the same sentence.
Dora Tiscareno (7 months ago)
Imdaboss NO BLACK GODS... MORON
Leon612 (7 months ago)
Blacks have flat feet. No arches. Eww.
Mystic Madman (7 months ago)
STOP Everyone STOP and look at the black people. Look at them!!! Did we feed their egos enough? I never saw such emotional insecurity before in my life.
Jason Gibson (7 months ago)
04:35 how ironic! He can’t bring himself to say “that word” but has no hassle with Ni*****
ASARULUDU BANMASKIM (7 months ago)
we don’t have 500 years
BLT4LIFE (7 months ago)
Look at all the bruised egos. 🤣
USA Cartoon TV (7 months ago)
nice mmmmmm
iwona bein (7 months ago)
NWO.
skilled person (7 months ago)
@ross manley, you wanna die racist and face God to explain why!?
XyW (7 months ago)
FUCK YEAH! NWO RULES! GO NWO GO NWO GO NWO! WOOHOO!
Vade Barnett (7 months ago)
Common sense! When Northern Africa, India, Persia and China were bustling civilizations the Europeans were still primitive and when they borrowed the technology from trading with them they sort to destroy the vast amounts of information collected over time while trying to erase their cultures as well even the Christian faith was not spared. Funny thing is that life is a cycle what goes up must come down. Look at Africa, India, Persia (Iran) and China today, gradually taking their rightful place in the sphere of things and still being threatened by people who are destroying themselves - haters not wanting others to excel, but it's only natural and undeniable no matter how many bombs you want to drop on it...lol
Andrea Dzeržinskij (7 months ago)
Just to better express my concept. There were a few thousands brits (not that I like the fucking british colonialism) to rule over milions of indians (in india). Can you imagine viceversa? But in a few years it will be possible.
Andrea Dzeržinskij (7 months ago)
dear vade barnett, you are partially right. But when you talk about northern africa you must be talking about egyptians. And most of all I will tell you what did bring white people to become what they have become in history. The will to power. White people can't accept to be ruled by others. It is whitin their dna. Only thanks of decades of jewish and globalist propaganda, made of white guilt and diffusion of homosexuality and gender propaganda, white people are starting to surrender. Jews and globalists need us to become a bunch of lobotomized mongrels with lower Iq and in order to rule over us with no problems.
Vade Barnett (7 months ago)
reggie anderson To be honest, I don't know. To make an educated guess probably because necessity is the mother of all inventions and with that said I guess they never really needed that stuff but they were highly skilled artisans that shared technologies before they were outpaced by Europeans who took knowledge and didn't return the favour. An example would be gunpowder from the far East - China and made better canons than what was from Arabia, etc.
reggie anderson (7 months ago)
Vade Barnett wait why didnt the African s build there own bombs, own walls, own navy, airfaorce, space program, ect... I mean they arent retarded right??????? I mean if cave beasts can do it kangs n queens can too right?????
wayne's world (7 months ago)
sure ya were
Holly Kenyan (7 months ago)
From Kenya much love RT
HyborianAge (7 months ago)
Black look like walking turds. They smell like them too.
FoxD0651 4 (7 months ago)
Fuck RT and their diversity agenda
R. Delk (7 months ago)
Some of you in the comment section need a life and some education. Any other news go see Black Panther this weekend
bishplis (5 months ago)
the week after that its the kkk bbq?
R. Delk (7 months ago)
your comment so ignorant its funny. You are no more than an internet troll with no life.
O A (7 months ago)
R. Delk you need to get woke
Makayah Israel (7 months ago)
And I see these so called white people? YOU'RE NOT WHITE YOU HAVE LEPROSY! You burn in the 🌞 nothing is beautiful about that?
Tazio Tasi (7 months ago)
all nations that dont live in clown world understand lighter skin is always preferred. look at Asia or India.
Cerl84 (7 months ago)
or any cave bitch who tans.
Leslie Sinclair (7 months ago)
That’s the result of colonization and white supremacist brainwashing. The sun and environment don’t agree. Lighter skin has no benefit and people with it are dying faster than they can replace themselves. Bloop!
malbhet (7 months ago)
And that way of thinking is what makes that ideology boring and unoriginal. Not everyone prefers lighter skin and those who claim that light skin is better are just fucking retarded. You are aware that that way of thinking was taught to the masses through centuries of discrimination and racism in the western world right? If darker skin was always preferred by the majority then someone forgot to tell that to the white and asian population in south Africa and the confederates who left for south America and began breeding with the Black population within those countries lol:D Btw about 70+ percent of every family in America has some African culture in their family due to centuries of at least 2 out of 7 whites secretly breeding with black men and women behind their families backs. They were taught to prefer lighter skin over dark skin but they damn sure aren't always choosing light skin, just sayin.
XyW (7 months ago)
You can't say that. It's personal preferences. I myself am from europe yet I like more exotic women.
Return of the Gorgon (7 months ago)
Blitz Wolfer .... look at any black woman that lightens her skin or straightens her hair.
Spam Sandwich (7 months ago)
Shut up with the black ego shtick .. that's what's wrong with them.. false pride. Ever have the displeasure of hearing their music? It's all about me me me and all I got that you don't have. Blacks seem to love tormenting each other... nothing beautiful about that.
teebone 21 (7 months ago)
Spam Sandwich what music are you talking about? Perhaps you're talking about this new trash that the white people keep pushing LOL perhaps you need to go back and listen to the early 2000s and 1990's R&B music it was all about love in the black community until white people started buying up the companies and pushing crap
Makayah Israel (7 months ago)
Black is beautiful is biblical! The wisest King 👑 to ever live Solomon used the phrase! Come back to your true history! These white people will suppress our greatness over them as long as we allow it,by not coming back to our true identity as GODS CHOSEN PEOPLE. Song of Solomon 1:5 [5]I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon. Hebrew: נאוה Transliteration: nâ'veh Pronunciation: naw-veh' Definition: From H4998 or H5116; {suitable} or beautiful: - {becometh} {comely} seemly. KJV Usage: comely (6x), seemly (2x), becometh (1x).
Salts McTapster (4 months ago)
come on...PLEASE not the biblical shit...
Imon2udude (7 months ago)
Makayah Israel God's seems a lofty goal. How bout you stop murdering more than half your kids and get your test scores to a less embarrassing level before declaring yourselves God's. Do something about the narcissistic thug culture that permiates black America and the brainless following of failed libtard policies. Ever think of that?
Tonio Alventos (7 months ago)
This passage is not about Solomon but his bride, and read the comments http://biblehub.com/songs/1-5.htm There is certainly no reason to take the word as an argument for the bride being Pharaoh's daughter; but it points to what is confirmed by the rest of the poem - the rustic birth and northern blood of the bride. She has been living in the fields, and is browned with the ruddy health of a country life. The best explanation of the words is that they are drawn out by the fact that the bride is surrounded by her ladies. Some think that they look askance at her, or with indignation at the boldness of her words; but that is quite unnecessary, and would be inconsistent with the dignity of the bride. The country maiden feels the greatness of the honour, that she is chosen of the king, and with simple modesty, in the presence of courtly ladies around her, sets forth her claim. The simile is not uncommon in poetry, as in Theocritus and Virgil. Comely; i.e. attractive, agreeable. Kedar (whether from the Arabic, meaning "powerful," or from the Hebrew, "black") designates the tribes of the North Arabian descendants of Ishmael (Genesis 25:13; Isaiah 21:17), Kedareens, referred to by Pliny, and remaining in Arabia until the time of the Mohammedans. Here the description of Solomon himself: "His cheeks are like a bed of balsam, Banks of sweet-scented herbs; His lips are lilies Dripping with liquid myrrh. 14"His hands are rods of gold Set with beryl; His abdomen is carved ivory Inlaid with sapphires. 15"His legs are pillars of alabaster Set on pedestals of pure gold; His appearance is like Lebanon Choice as the cedars.… http://biblehub.com/songs/5-14.htm Ivory and alabaster is white, so in fact, Solomon was white...
Mystic Madman (7 months ago)
If you're God's chosen people start fucking acting like it.
Ryan Rivera (7 months ago)
White is beautiful
Xavier Washington (2 months ago)
It seems that a lot of black people had to overcome feelings of inferiority about their appearance and features and because they are black with black features did not see themselves as attractive. So “black is beautiful” became an affirmation or rallying cry of hey we are good looking too and we should feel satisfied and even proud of our black features. It was born out of a almost community wide feeling of inferiority of not being valued as good looking as other races. It is also true the “White is Beautiful” would feel at best highly inappropriate. Because that would feel like white is the preferred features, preferred appearance. And if you look at some of the whitening creams on the market to lighten dark skin. Some of the plastic surgery to make black or Asian features appear more white it is hard to deny there is this unspoken value placed on the white appearance .
Derka Derka (4 months ago)
and your point is?
Obi Kenobi (5 months ago)
It's ok to be white. Blacks are just being jealous
bishplis (5 months ago)
+ Ristar85 nigga get real
bishplis (5 months ago)
+ Ristar85 Ristar85 not a single person was ever harmed by a black person, EVER
Ivan N (7 months ago)
is not
Xavier Washington (2 months ago)
It seems that a lot of black people had to overcome feelings of inferiority about their appearance and features and because they are black with black features did not see themselves as attractive. So “black is beautiful” became an affirmation or rallying cry of hey we are good looking too and we should feel satisfied and even proud of our black features. It was born out of a almost community wide feeling of inferiority of not being valued as good looking as other races. It is also true the “White is Beautiful” would feel at best highly inappropriate. Because that would feel like white is the preferred features, preferred appearance. And if you look at some of the whitening creams on the market to lighten dark skin. Some of the plastic surgery to make black or Asian features appear more white- it is hard to deny there is this unspoken value placed on the white appearance .
Horatio KJV Bible (7 months ago)
They are celebrating black excellence and black fashion on the back of Black Panter, a comic book hero created by TWO WHITE MEN 😀. Fucking MORONS. And the movie created in Hollywood by WHITE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN JEWS. Paid for by WHITE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN JEWS. Which profits are going to go to the WHITE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN JEWS. And the movie will flop if the majority WHITE population don't go to watch it. Keep up with this black white bullshit 😂.
Blake Williams (7 months ago)
I like the screenshot of the two black ladies.
V (7 months ago)
When Russian media has more coverage, acknowledgment and respect for blacks than America. 🤣
Jack Booted Hug (7 months ago)
Maybe they would like to take a few off our hands.... NOT! heh heh don't shit yourself
HyborianAge (7 months ago)
Then you know you're watching real commie TV.
MR BOSTON (7 months ago)
Come on RT stop promoting racial division as a black man I'm not going to watch Black Panther
MR BOSTON (7 months ago)
J T datz right BRO
O A (7 months ago)
MR BOSTON MARINE datz rite, we wuz kangs n sheit nigga
MR BOSTON (7 months ago)
KissOfDanger don't try to deprive me of my African American heritage
MR BOSTON (7 months ago)
KissOfDanger you're racist
KissOfDanger (7 months ago)
MR BOSTON MARINE You're not black.
Jay Stimson (7 months ago)
yuck
The Reborn (7 months ago)
Another 500 years? Shiiit America won't last another 50! mankind won't last another 100
The Reborn (7 months ago)
Canada is like 400 years ahead of America lol
Kissing Bandit (7 months ago)
Poeplekind over here in Canada...
The Reborn (7 months ago)
I knew the racist trolls on RT would come on here shitting on my beautiful black people.
Xftbllplyr (7 months ago)
Ashlee banks can get it!
So fucking tacky.
Gross
bee gargamel (7 months ago)
bet u prefer white men.
NoLeads Ent. (7 months ago)
murder 2pac and you get a clothing line in the delusional fashion market ...pfffff
bishplis (5 months ago)
2pac is living in mexico with elvis

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