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Say What?! New Nivea ad: Racist?


The internet is ablaze this morning over the new Nivea total body products ad. The re-civilize ad states “Look Like You Give A Damn”, showcasing a groomed African American male grasping a beheaded African American man with a full fro and facial hair. WOW.

I can see what they were trying to acheive BUT…yeah…simply ill-executed.

Here’s the full article:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/money_co/2011/08/nivea-re-civilize-ad.html

What do you guys think?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2011 in News

 

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STYLE: Man About Town – Plair


Plair (Dallas, Tx)

KRAVE is not only about the model man.  We are about the every day male as well. From time to time we will feature the every day male stepping out in extraordinary style.

Name: Plair | Age: 28 | Occupation:| Business Project Manager | Location: Dallas, TX | Event: Courtney Russel Fashion Show “August Alexander”

Mr. Plair’s style essentials? “My fashion must-haves are my three favorites: confidence, an accessory that makes your outfit distinguishable, and a serious shoe game.”

Attire: wing tip shoes by Gucci; trousers by Zara; button up shirt by Saks Fifth Ave; red scarf by unknown designer; sports jacket by Palm Beach; belt by Urban Outfitters

Kudos to Mr. Plair for his standout style.

*If you are or would like to submit a gentleman with standout style, please send in their photo and information to fashion@kravemagazine.net*

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2011 in Fashion+Style

 

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KRAVE Kares: How to lend your help to Japan


Unless you’ve been under a rock, we all know that Japan was seriously debilitated by a 9.0 magnitude coastal earthquake on March 11th that was followed by a tsunami that devastated many regions in the country.  While we all have kept Japan and the victims and families in our prayers, they will need a lot more assistance.

The American Red Cross is accepting donations via text message.  Text “RedCross” to 90999 for a $10 donation that will appear on your next cellular bill. You can also visit www.redcross.org to make smaller or larger donations.

If you’d like to do more than monetary donations, you can check with your local Red Cross to learn about volunteer options.

Amazon is also accepting donations through their AmazonPayments feature. 

God bless Japan and the victiums of this natral disaster and may God bless us all because these types of catastrophes can happen anywhere in the world.

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2011 in KRAVE Kares

 

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Honoring Black History Month


Black History Month is a time to commemorate and honor those who have made distinguished contributions in different facets of community and lives of African-Americans. In an effort to recognize those that have provided “first” and/or contributed to breaking boundaries we have identified the following individuals.  

Tyson Beckford

Meet the first black male supermodel! Not only is Tyson the first black male supermodel he is the first male model to reach supermodel status in a fashion world dominated by divine, statuesque females. This native New Yorker has graced the pages of publications such as Essence, Details, and GQ. But he is best known for his work as a Ralph Lauren model. He has been named one of the “50 Most Beautiful People” by People Magazine and has hosted TV shows such as Make Me A Supermodel on Bravo.

David Agbodji

David Agbodji is the first black male model to open and close for a Calvin Klein show. He broke out in Milan Men’s Fashion Week where he stole the show. This is considered a big feat because the fashion world appears to be considerably dominated by a majority race. David was born in Paris, is French-Nigerian and has modeled for such layouts in Interview, French Vogue, Surface, and German GQ.

 

Tyra Banks

Oh Ms. Tyra! The beautiful bombshell is the first black female model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated, GQ, and the Victoria’s Secret catalogue. Getting her start on the runways of Paris, she has went on to achieve a multitude of accomplishments including acting, singing, status of businesswoman, and the host of such shows as America’s Next Top Model and The Tyra Banks Show. She has also acted in such shows and movies as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Felicity, Just Shoot Me, All of Us, and Gossip Girls.

Naomi Campbell

There is one word for this beauty…..FIERCE! Naomi Campbell is the first black female model to grace the cover of French Vogue and Time Magazine. She has graced over 500 covers which include Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar and countless others. Naomi is part of the 90’s supermodel era which included the “Big Six,” Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Kate Moss, and herself. Her very impressive résumé also includes acting in such shows and movie as The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, New York Undercover, Ugly Betty and countless others.

Barack and Michelle Obama

How beautiful is this?! The first African-American president Barack Obama and his lovely wife Michelle Obama, the first African-American first Lady. This power couple has achieved the ultimate feat and what so many before them have struggled to see accomplished. The induction of an African-American in the White House helps to give hope to all and pave the way for many of all races.  Our 44th president is not only the first African-American president; he was the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. Through his hard work, values, and strong family upbringing, the president has knocked over many barriers. 

-Nina Charles

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2011 in Events

 

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KRAVINGS: Christmas Edition Dorian B, Editor in Chief


Dorian Willis, Editor-In-Chief

KRAVE Magazine’s Editor in Chief, Dorian Willis, shares her Favorite things list with us.

Michele Deco Noir Diamond Watch:
Keurig Coffee Maker:
Christian Louboutin Maggie Chain-Toe Platform Pump

Wow…we love the list!! I hope you get everything! OOOH You so fancy!


 
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Posted by on December 24, 2010 in Kravings

 

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Community: Feed someone this Christmas


 

 

A lot of us are running around with our heads spinning round, trying to decide what to gift for our family, loved ones and friends.  We often forget the hundreds to thousands of people who will go without not only Christmas gifts but also food. Hopefully you can find it in your heart to donate some money to our local food banks and various other charities that strive to make the holidays joyous for all mankind.

- Kenny Hibbler, Creative Director

$1 Feeds 4 People.

For many of us, the holidays bring thoughts of cheerful gatherings, gift giving and going back for seconds. But for thousands of North Texas kids, families and seniors, all that comes to mind is “Where will I find my next meal?”

Families who once prepared a lavish feast are now skipping dinner. Kids who, just last year, were asking for the newest toy are now walking to school hungry. And elderly couples, recently enjoying retirement, are now choosing between paying bills and putting food on the table.

Fortunately, we can come together as a community and make things better. In fact, a simple one-dollar donation to the North Texas Food Bank provides four meals for hungry North Texans.

This holiday season, North Texans need your help more than ever. Please click on the Donate Today button to start making a difference right away. Individually you can make a meaningful impact on someone’s life–together we can truly fight hunger in our community.

Join the fight against hunger. Donate Today.

Our Donor Confidentiality Pledge Personal information remains confidential and will not be shared, traded or sold by the North Texas Food Bank.

 

For those of you outside of North Texas (KRAVE Is based there), please visit Feeding America for information on how to assist your local and national food banks to fight hunger right HERE in our country.

Click on the photo to visit Feeding America

 

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2010 in KRAVE Kares

 

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KRAVE Her: Kerry Washington covers “LA Times”


Kerry Washington, LA Times

The beauty of a black woman…personified by Kerry Washington.

The alluring actress covers the December issue of the LA Times in an artistic and futuristically styled spread by photographer Ruben Afanador.  This is definitely a new look for Ms. Washington but also one we DEFINITELY love! Check out some more photos from the spread below.

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2010 in KRAVE Her

 

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