Check out this brilliant article written by Carolyn Edgar about celebrity backed campaigns set up to “save Africa”.
After returning from a trip to South Africa earlier this year Carolyn wrote,
I rolled my eyes at Alicia Keys’ “I Am African” campaign when I first saw the photos. I rolled my eyes at the idea of Alicia Keys repping “Africa” by letting her hair go curly and poufy and wearing random tribal paint on her light skin. I rolled my eyes at photographs of other celebrities wearing sincere expressions and the same vague tribal face paint. I rolled my eyes at celebrities once again saving “Africa,” as if Africa were a school in the South Bronx that could be saved by restoring music programs. Continue Reading…..
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