Tyra Banks & Other Models Celebrate Italian Vogue's "Black Issue"

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Italian Vogue’s “Black Issue” is the first issue of any major international fashion publication featuring black models and content throughout. Tyra hooked up with many current and hasbeen models to commemorate the epic issue earlier today in NYC.

So, is this black issue to make up for the PR debacle caused by the LeBron James & Gisele cover from earlier this year?

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Obama
Obama

Obamas only prseident cos of the white in his blood..

his not the first entirely black president.. his first half black president.

Tiger woods is not black... his quarter black..

CATHY R.
CATHY R.

DISGUSTING!! NIGGER MODELS ARE POLLUTING A RESPECTABLE MAGAZINE. BLACK WOMEN ARE WHORES. BLACK WOMEN ARE CUNTS. BLACK WOMEN ARE SLUTS BLACK WOMEN ARE BITCHES. BLACK WOMEN ARE UGLY. BLACK WOMEN ARE FUGLY. BLACK WOMEN LOOK LIKE GORILLAS.

Goliano
Goliano

I think the Bastardly collective is finally growing up... which means certain death for the blog. ;)

Bellezza Italiana
Bellezza Italiana

yes, you right. I just see how so many people hate on her. I thought for sure someone would get me, but to my surprise nothing

Notorius G
Notorius G

Yo JT, I coulda been yo daddy, but the dog beat me over the fence.

Now get back to your Vanilla Ice record, Mr. Wanksta!

JohnnyMak
JohnnyMak

i sooooo agree with you. i noticed some people only compliment people who are similar to them. why???

i hate people who don't like variety and only find one look attractive. i mean, really, out of all the different looking people out there, its offensive to say you only find one kind attractive, even if it is just a personal opinion. A real secure adult should be able to find beauty is many things!!! a real secure adult should under the beauty in variety.

i see some people on this site who are obsessed with models and compare every regular person to a model and refuse to see beauty in anything that is not "perfect" like a supermodel. i think that is ridiculous and I think people like that actually do not know what real beauty is or appreciate real beauty.

Anonymous Black Chick - ABC
Anonymous Black Chick - ABC

My entire family is an Oreo (white/black right down the middle) and I can tell you firsthand that underneath all the bullshit, everyone is exactly the same. That's all there is to it.

Anonymous Black Chick - ABC
Anonymous Black Chick - ABC

I agree with that. I think everyone SHOULD be proud of their heritage, their features, and not be ashamed of who they are. I'm so proud of who I am that when I signed up on the site, I found a way to incorporate "black chick" into my name. But a real man or woman is able to appreciate the beauty and other cultures and ethnicities as well. For instance, I think it makes me a real woman to be able to look at someone like Scarlett Johannsson and say, "She is extremely beautiful. I can recognize and acknowledge her type of beauty, and understand that it does not detract or take away from my own." If you're secure in yourself, you can say that about someone with a different body type, hair colour, whatever it applies to. It goes beyond just race. Things like, "She's curvy and I'm not therefore I will call her ugly" are just childish little games. A real adult understands the beauty in variety.

Anonymous Black Chick - ABC
Anonymous Black Chick - ABC

I agree with that. I think everyone SHOULD be proud of their heritage, their features, and not be ashamed of who they are. I'm so proud of who I am that when I signed up on the site, I found a way to incorporate "black chick" into my name. But a real man or woman is able to appreciate the beauty and other cultures and ethnicities as well. For instance, I think it makes me a real woman to be able to look at someone like Scarlett Johannsson and say, "She is extremely beautiful. I can recognize and acknowledge her type of beauty, and understand that it does not detract or take away from my own." If you're secure in yourself, you can say that about someone with a different body type, hair colour, whatever it applies to. It goes beyond just race. Things like, "She's curvy and I'm not therefore I will call her ugly" are just childish little games. A real adult understands the beauty in variety.

Proud White Man
Proud White Man

Yup, you guessed it. I'm a proud white man. Proud to be white. Yippee doodle doo.

The Devil
The Devil

Who's crying about 150 years ago?

MLK was marching 40 years ago, a full hundred years after slavery was over, why? Because the cops are still shooting innocent, unarmed Black men in the streets. The justice systems, educational systems, and employment sectors were still and are still discriminating against minorities.

Anybody who thinks that it's about "150 years ago" is an idiot. It's about everything that's happened and is continuing to happen. Hell, even Oprah & Tyra Banks have complained about facing racism and they're rich and famous.

The Devil
The Devil

No, you're the fuckin' idiot.

The statistics speak for themselves. 3/4ths of the drug trade involves White people, but 3/4ths of the people in jail for drugs are Black. Why? Because the police only look for drugs on Black people, therefore, even though less than 15% of the drug using/abusing public is Black, most of the people who go to jail for it are Black.

Don't tell me that I'm the one who's ignorant. There is White privilege that has been proven again and again and again. How many times can they take hidden cameras into stores and show that White people can actually steal while the Blacks are getting harrassed by security?

How many times can you see the statistics that show that people with "Black" names don't get the jobs that they are equally qualified with Whites for?

How many times do innocent Black men have to be convicted by all-White juries, only to be found innocent 15, 20 years later, before you idiots understand that White privilege isn't just about who's "rich" and who isn't.

I know everybody's getting screwed, but to act as if everybody is screwed on the same level is inaccurate. You will find no data, no evidence that doesn't show that Blacks are discriminated against on every single level possible be it in education, financially, in the justice system, or in real estate.

Use that computer for something other than jacking off and do your research retard!!!

d55
d55

Tyra Banks does NOT wear colored contacts; those are her natural eyes.

Goliano
Goliano

There's always 'Yan Can Cook' on PBS.

Callipygian Jones
Callipygian Jones

I find her beautiful too. From day one when she was a stick thin model, right up to today, with her thick thighs, phat ass, and big breasts.

I'd ride that horse like Willie Shoemaker.

Callipygian Jones
Callipygian Jones

Amen. Maybe things are different in Canada, but I'm in Houston, Texas which is a big ol country city. Just up the road apiece in a town called Jasper, some good ol' boys chained a black man behind a pickup truck and dragged him around until his head popped clean off. One of these murderers even knew the man, James Byrd, that they killed. This was just 10 years ago.

Some people like to talk about black people being racist, but when is the last time you saw or hear of a black person killing a white person just because they were white? Most black criminals prey on other black folk.

So for all the racist cra**as and thuggish ni**as, I keep my concealed handgun permit current, and my Glock 9mm close to my person when I'm out in public.

Callipygian Jones
Callipygian Jones

McPerv,

I agree with you on most of your post. I don't know if Devil is an idiot but he does have bad breath. But yeah, this country is all about the golden rule. He who has the gold, makes the rules.

Callipygian Jones
Callipygian Jones

Just a little example...

CNN recently aired a special about being black in America. One of the most interesting but, non-surprising things I saw was from a Princeton researcher. She found that most employers would hire a white convicted felon, over a black college graduate. And it's a well know fact that people with 'black" names automatically have their resume's discarded.

So in this land of the free, I'm not allowed to have whatever name I want for fear of being dismissed and disrespected just because of the color of my skin. Don't even start talking about people from the Middle East. Since 9/11, they're all terrorist to certain people in this country.

Callipygian Jones
Callipygian Jones

Like I said before, the name befits you.

Nobody is talking about reparations in this thread. It reads like you have a few issues yourself.

I'm so sick of ignorant motherfuckers talking about get over it.

An entire class of people were denied equal access to education, jobs, housing, etcetera, for over three centuries. This has an impact on their children, and their grandchildren, and their great-grandchildren. If you can't see the impact this has had then there is no hope for you.

Until there is more diversity in all areas of American society, there will never be 'equality' Until more non-white people are in positions of power, such as judges, police chiefs, senators, CEO, and the like, non-white people will always want their voices heard. And one biracial president ain't gonna change shit.

So fuck you and your " ust get over it" and get me my great grandfathers forty acres and a mule. Who knows what seeds of greatness could have been sown from those fields!

Callipygian Jones
Callipygian Jones

Who do you think taught black Africans the English language...

Callipygian Jones
Callipygian Jones

dorkus2, the name befits you...

I didn't see the Bernie Mac Show as a show directed towards black people. It was a semi autobiographical show. Should black ass Bernie Mac have tried to pretend he was a white dude? Every time Bernie addressed the camera, what were his words? "America,..." Not "Black America,.." or "Only Black people in America..." The shows you speak about on UPN showed a slice of life for those particular black people, just like the majority of shows on the tube display a slice of life for those particular white people. What's wrong with people wanting to see stories coming from people that look like them? If I were of Asian descent and forced to watch broadcast TV I'd be pissed. Who would I watch? Dude from Heroes?

Viktoreas Other Account
Viktoreas Other Account

Whatever to some of the people here. Black chicks are hot. Black guys are hot. White chicks/guys are hot. Asian chicks/guys are hot...

See what I'm getting at? Drop the racism, pick up some lube, and everyone star boning.

rare
rare

some of them are really really beautiful.

JohnnyMak
JohnnyMak

WHO IS THE BEAUTIFUL GIRL ON THE FAR RIGHT IN PICTURE NUMBER 3?????????????????? THE ONE IN THE LIGHT GREENISH DRESS????????????????????????

SHE IS ALSO ON PAGE 6 AND YOU CAN SEE SHE IS WEARING THAT GREEN DRESS OVER JEANS AND SHE IS IN THE FAR RIGHT CORNER THIRD TO LAST.

OH MY GOD, SHE IS GORGEOUS. SOMEONE PLEASE IDENTIFY HER FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WEAR ARE YOU PSTROYER, YOU MODEL EXPERT???????????

Tanya
Tanya

That girl in the blue dress does look trashy compared to the other models. Needs to learn how to dress!

PB&J
PB&J

Yeahhh I'm so proud to be black...That’s why I have on colored contacts dyed my hair blonde and have straighten it to look like white girl hair! It's a shame they truly aren’t proud to be black the only reason why they did this was to earn attention for themselves personally and not for the black community!

Goliano
Goliano

Why should you get hell for voicing your opinion? That's the trouble with the world, too many followers and not enough independent thought.

Bellezza Italiana
Bellezza Italiana

im know im gonna get alot of hell for this but....i love tyra banks!yes shes nuts but i think she is an amazing model.

Jim
Jim

@JohnnyMak: Racism towards blacks didn't end hundreds of years ago when slavery died and with our great-great-great grand parents. Violent Racism continued well into the 20th century (see Jim Crow laws, "seperate but equal," integration). Racism in the 20th century is what led to the formation of such institutions such as Black colleges, the United Negro Fund, BET, Ebony, etc. There was a time when racism kept blacks out of colleges, and on tv or in magazines. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that our (Americans) history starts today. They neglect to look at the recent past (the 40s, 50s, 60s).

Ben, you made a lot of good points and I think that any rational person - regardless of race - can see where you were coming from.

There's nothing wrong with the race conversation. It's a good one to have. I really enjoy hearing the different points of views based on everyone's differing backgrounds.

Anonymous Black Chick - ABC
Anonymous Black Chick - ABC

Ideally, there would be no need for shows about for and about "blacks" and shows about "whites" that are intended for everyone to watch (hence, mainstream television). Ideally, there can be a multicultural cast (and I don't mean just black people, white people and one or 2 Hispanic people) and that can be your average show, period. That would be nice. S'all I'm sayin'.

Goliano
Goliano

Personally, you don't affect me one bit, so you can quit assuming I'm claiming some victim pass. However, on a community level, you're no less dangerous than a KKK member, cuz you're ignorant to the reality of the situation. You, and anyone else who believes the past hasn't affected the present, are fools. None of this can be dealt with by simply "getting over it." Without addressing the genesis of this disparity that you and yours simply write off as "cultural", nothing will change. But that's probably cool with you, since you're not on the receiving end of the bullshit.

d55
d55

and the chick behind her in the same pic has the ugliest wig ive seen in a while...it is floating on top of her head...it is clearly synthetic...and that color is so nasty...you'd think as a model, she'd be able to afford something much better

Goliano
Goliano

Spike Lee, a racist? Cite some examples, please. Methinks you're mistaking activism for racism.

McPerv
McPerv

Devil, you are an idiot, and your kind of mentality is what keeps us all down. Less than 1% of Americans have virtually all the wealth, the rest of the whites are in the same boat as everyone else. And if you did a little research, you'd find that former slaveowning families didn't become wealthy legacy families with all the capital.

Those with all then money want blacks to have this generalized idea that it's "whites" keeping them down, whites that it's Mexican immigrants keeping them down, and they want everyone to think that gays and atheists are the biggest threats to America, they want everyone distracted so no one realizes that those at the top are thieves stealing from us all, that the middle and lower classes have common interests and enough voting power to start a revolution.

d55
d55

she can cry all she wants but this bitch is fat...page 2, first pic...that black dress she is wearing is still not making her look slim...she looks like a big lump in a black sack

Anonymous Black Chick - ABC
Anonymous Black Chick - ABC

When I go about my business everyday, that's what I'm thinking, that there are fewer racists out there than people may think. Then I go online and am reminded, "Oh yeah, people are two-faced. As long as they can remain anonymous, they will show their true colours."

concubine
concubine

JESUS TAP DANCING CHRIST! wtf is wrong with this thread?!?!?!?!

There is only one race- HUMAN. Somehow it seems like this is a very difficult concept for some people to grasp.

Adding minorities* to advertisements just for diversity is absolute politically correct BS. True tolerance accepts everyone for what they are- human, they couldn't be bothered about race in anyway whatsoever.

* I've seen Asian people represent this, which makes no sense. The majority of the world's population is Asian... there's more to the world than where you live.

Ben
Ben

No-one's probably reading this anymore, but I came to my final conclusion about Spike Lee when he ran his mouth off as the Clint Eastwood calling him a racist for not representing African Americans in Flags of our Fathers.