Author: Faith Riggs

Posted on: July 11, 2018 Posted by: Faith Riggs Comments: 0

How to Secure the Bag

This past summer, Jay-Z released his 13th album, “4:44” and gave us all a clear view on ways we can build wealth in a system that isn’t particularly for us. His lyrics brought awareness to an issue that has affected the black community for decades: financial stability. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the average wealth for white families is seven times higher than the average wealth for black families.…

Posted on: July 10, 2018 Posted by: Faith Riggs Comments: 0

Black Hollywood: The Evolution of Black Women on Television

Prior to the 1950s, the first appearances of black women in entertainment were in minstrel shows that featured white male actors portraying stereotypical black female roles. George Christy was one of the first women impersonators who portrayed Lucy Long, a flirtatious mulatto woman. These shows, which began in the 19th century, depicted black women as either the “coal black mammy” or the “yellow gal.”  By the 1930s, black women were surfacing…

Posted on: January 30, 2017 Posted by: Faith Riggs Comments: 0

Malia Obama: A Girl Who Can Do Both

Malia Obama exemplifies the true meaning of black excellence at only 18. She is already following in her mother and father’s footsteps by attending Harvard University in the fall. Additionally, she finished her summer internship with the United States Embassy in Spain and already has a full list of accomplishments that puts many of our resumes to shame. She’s a fashion icon, has interned with Lena Dunham and sometimes worked…

Posted on: March 2, 2016 Posted by: Faith Riggs Comments: 0

Campus Style Profiles

Fashion around Kent’s campus is incredible. This is obviously due to our incredibly successful fashion school. And many students treat our campus like the streets of New York. Many of our students have reasons as to why they need to dress to impress daily. Primarily, many of them choose to partake in self-expressionism. I recently got a chance to chat with a few of Kent’s self-expressive fashion students. Sarah Evans…