There is a huge part of me that’s embarrassed to admit that I just found out who Ruth Carter is — one of the best costume designers on Earth. Having started out Spike Lee in his first film (School Daze, 1988) and over 10 more, including Malcom X (1992). , this woman has been a trailblazer in her field and an absolute advocate for Black culture — but really any culture. Ruth has been hired for over 40 films by the likes of Steven Spielberg for Amistad (1997), by Ava DuVerney for Selma (2014) and Ryan Coogler for Black Panther (2018). Ruth is the first person called when it comes to films that are supposed to be authentic, historically heavy and (more often than not), culturally significant.
Written by Brittany Shawnté
Today, we have writer Dee “Mz DeeVa” Shields! Raised in the live music capital of the world, Austin, Texas, Dee was born into a family of musicians and writers. “I took on more of the skill of writing, alongside a deep love and appreciation of music from many genres,” the writer stated. Dee graduated in 2000 from Austin Business College with a degree in Administrative Specialization, but went on to study Social Work and Psychology at Central Texas College and the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. She is also set to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix this spring, and will continue on to receive her masters and eventually doctorate in the field.
Written by President Ella,
I woke up this morning to Ms. Serena Williams kicking ass. Due to the madness in the world I’m feeling very black girl magic and we could use a little good news, so forgive my bias excitement, but I was so proud to see her win her 22nd major title with her family and friends cheering her along from the stands. Especially after watching her vs Chistina McHale where she lost her temper and threw her racket, hitting a camera man behind her.