This stunning beauty is Kia Kinks. She is a great definition of natural beauty. She is a natural hair vlogger. She has a YouTube channel and Instagram account.
This beautiful sista is Chloe Kitempo. She is slaying the game at only 21 years old. Born and raised in Brussels, Belgium with heavy roots in the DR Congo, Africa, she’s taken her popularity from YouTube and is using it to make a business for herself. She is a fashion and beauty vlogger. She has a YouTube channel and can be found on Twitter and Instagram. Here’s a short interview she gave:
What tips do you have for women looking to grow their personal brand?
Staying true to yourself is major key! People will admire you the most because you are yourself. Be consistent in whatever it is that you’re trying to bring out there. Very important! And last but not least, people like pretty things, keep an on eye on how you’re bringing your stuff to the public.
How has your social media popularity aided in you becoming an entrepreneur?
At first I had no idea social media was actually a business. I was posting my stuff out there just for fun until I started getting business offers. SHOOK! Step by step I learned how to manage the enquiries, I’m still working on it because it’s not easy but I’m getting there.
What made you start a YouTube channel and what is your favorite content to put out?
The real reason I started YouTube was out of boredom (lmao). In 2012, I temporarily moved to this city in Belgium where I had zero friends to hang out with and zero activities to keep me busy. I had this Canon camera and I had a editing software and I said to myself let’s try and make a mini make up tutorial and that’s exactly what I did. I’ve always been a type of creative person so to me editing was actually very entertaining. That video did not pop at all. I waited a long time before uploading more stuff to my channel.
What are some personal and business goals you set for yourself?
I don’t really like to talk about my goals because I feel like it’s something personal. It’s actually awkward to me lol. Is that weird ?
What tips do you have for young women looking to grow their social media following?
Like I said earlier, keep it moving. Be yourself, post eye-catching content and stay consistent! ❤
What was a huge challenge for you to overcome as you grew successfully?
Reacting to negativity was a big challenge! I never understood why people would randomly come under my video/picture to write something mean. Me as a person if I don’t like a post I would ignore it and voilà. Then again, when somebody takes it that far I feel like it tells more about themselves than about the person they’re “bullying”.
What do you want your supporters to take from this interview?
If you’re reading this I want to boost you in whatever it is that you’re doing. Be the best you can be! xoxo
“The controllers of this society have made use of psychological warfare to erode and destroy the will and mind of Black people. This is menticide pure and simple. Once the victims discover the truth, we are forced to change our lives. But, the victim fears change because the victim doesn’t know where that change will take him or her. Indeed we fear the unknown. The victim seeks to deny but denial of this reality is problematic because the victim is reminded everyday. The victim is caught in an internal double bind, damned if they don’t, damned if they do.”- Olomenji, From an essay entitled Mentacide, Genocide and National Vision: The Crossroads for the Blacks of America.
A few weeks ago I was talking with a friend of mine about self hatred. She told me that she has heard anti-black comments from family and friends. I have also heard comments from family as well as co-workers that reek of self hatred. So I decided I would share some cooments I’ve heard over the last ten years. I’ve heard some really ignorant comments from black co-workers. These are just a few short conversations I’ve had.
I was eating lunch in the break room with a black male co-worker. There’s no one else in the room but us two.
Co-worker: Hey man,you ever screw a white girl?
Kushite: No I haven’t. I don’t really like them.
Co-worker: What?? That’s crazy man! You got to try a white girl at least once. I get tired of black women. Change it up a bit. It feels good giving it to these white girls! (laughing)
Kushite: No I’m good. They’re not my thing. I’m more attracted to black women. White girls do nothing for me. But you do what you want.( He just looked at me and shook his head in disbelief)
During a break I was talking with an African(Nigerian) co-worker. I noticed a magazine on the desk. As I flip through the magazine I see a picture of actress Lupita Nyongo.
Kushite: Now this is a beautiful woman! She is truly stunning…don’t you think?
African woman: Yes she’s kind of cute…not bad. But you know where there are beautiful woman? Have you heard of the Hausa tribe?
Kushite: Yes I believe so. Aren’t they a tribe in West Africa?
African woman: Yes they are. Many of them are so beautiful. Many are very light skinned with thin lips.
Kushite: So you’re saying they look white? Come on now!
African woman: (very defensive) No No! Not what I meant. I just mean they are very beautiful. Light skinned with pointy noses and thin lips,you know? That is all I meant.
Two co-workers (black men) were by a cubicle and talking. I was a few feet away behind them. They couldn’t see me. An African woman co-worker walked by them. She was a very dark skinned woman.
Black man #1- Did you see how dark she was?
Black man #2- Good Lord! She was dark as night! (laughing)
Black man #1- Yeah she was left in the toaster oven too long! That’s too black!(laughing)
Black man #2- Burnt to a crisp! (both men laughing)
As a side note,Black man #1 has a biracial daughter with a white woman. And is currently dating a Mexican woman. He doesn’t even look at black women. Black man #2 as a daughter with a black woman although they have since broken up. He told me he is currently engaged to a mixed woman. Mixed with what?? He told me she mixed with white and Mexican. He even showed me a picture of this below average looking woman. She looks pretty white to me. Both of these “men” are pathetic examples of the black race.
These are just a few examples that come to mind. Can you name an instance of black self hatred? Or maybe a comment that someone may have made that sounds anti-black? Something insulting about nappy hair? Or something degrading about skin color? I’m sure you’ve heard these comments before. I’d love to read your examples.
Actress Erica Tazel was born in Dallas,Texas. Made professional stage debut in a 2000 New York Shakespeare Festival production of A Winter’sTale; also performed in Cymbeline at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Stratford-on-Avon theater in England and Much Ado About Nothing at San Diego’s Old Globe.
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