“That Rihanna reign just won’t let up”: Fenty, Black Beauty, and Race in the Fashion Industry.

Three and a half years have passed since Rihanna released an album despite fans, affectionately known as the Rihanna Navy, clamoring for new music from the Bajan pop music star. But there’s been no shortage of Rihanna’s presence, influence, and cultural impact amid the demands for a ninth studio album. From her award-winning and best-selling collaboration with Puma to her racially and ethnically inclusive, consumer friendly makeup brand Fenty Beauty to her …

2019 ABWH Publication Prizes Call

The Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH) is pleased to announce the following awards:  The 2019 Letitia Woods Brown Book Prize The 2019 Letitia Woods Brown Article Prize  The 2019 Drusilla Dunjee Houston Memorial Scholarship Award The 2019 Lorraine A. Williams Leadership Award The 2019 Rosalyn Terborg-Penn Junior Faculty Award  Please see below for more Information on how to apply or nominate candidates and the respective deadlines for each award.   2019 …

#MLKDay Message from 2019 ABWH National Director Erica Armstrong Dunbar

As much of the nation took the day to be intentional about service, I thought about the service that we do every day. We teach, we write, we direct, we archive, we collect, and we produce history that has been erased or ignored. We are the Association of Black Women Historians−a network of scholars that encompass every region of the nation. We are everywhere. Our work is everywhere.