The Sound and the FUREE

Image Courtesy of FUREE.

Image Courtesy of FUREE.

In Brooklyn, New York, there is a force fighting structural racism, classism and sexism. Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE) organizes low-income Black and Latino working families and youth, so that together they can build power to change the system. FUREE is Brooklyn-based, multiracial, and made up of women, youth, and their families in low-income communities.

FUREE’s member-led campaigns focus on supporting community-led economic development, small business, protecting low-income housing, as well as fighting against policies and zoning that create gentrification. The organization holds to the truth that “all people’s work is valued and all of us have the right and economic means to decide and live out our own destinies.”

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The New Old “Ghetto Fabulous”

l. Rihanna and Iman model Balmain Gold Bamboo Earrings courtesy W Magazine Mother and Child at Brooklyn's Fulton Mall photographer Jamel Shabazz

l. Rihanna and Iman model Balmain Gold Bamboo Earrings courtesy W Magazine Mother and Child at Brooklyn’s Fulton Mall photographer Jamel Shabazz

 

Happy October!

When I saw the epic fashion photo spread featuring Rihanna, Iman and Naomi Campbell in W magazine, I immediately connected the gold earrings by French luxury fashion house Balmain (pictured above, $850) and the bamboo earrings I coveted at Brooklyn’s Fulton Mall when I was growing up.

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