Tarte Shape Tape – 50 Shades of White

Notice anything in this photo? Do you think you’d be able to pick out your shade? Tarte is a cosmetics company, prominent in high-end make-up stores like Sephora and Ulta Beauty. On their website, they boast their dedication to cruelty-free, vegan skincare and cosmetics that are both ecologically friendly and high quality. Tarte has recently made headlines for their controversial new line of Shape Tape Foundation. By glancing at the photo above from the lens of our class, it’s easy to see the issue. The line offers only three to four colors that are appropriate for people of color, but … Read more

Annie is Black!

I just heard that Annie is being remade and was very excited to watch the new trailer.  Although I think Annie is not the best or most interesting musical, it has a happy ending and the songs are easy to sing along to.  However, I was even more excited to see that Quvenzhané Wallis is playing the part of Annie!  She is an extraordinarily talented actress, especially at such a young age.  After a quick search on the internet, though, I found (unsurprisingly) that not everyone else is happy about Annie being played by a Black girl.  Here are some examples … Read more