the-movemnt: These sorority sisters put a twist on the ‘Sports…

the-movemnt:

These sorority sisters put a twist on the ‘Sports Illustrated’ swimsuit issue to honor black beauty

  • The annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has made leaps and bounds these past few years when it comes to diversifying what it portrays as beautiful. Ashley Graham landed on a cover. Non-model athletes like Ronda Rousey got ones too. And older women like Christie Brinkley have been celebrated in the magazine.
  • But what’s been lacking almost every year is an outright celebration of racial diversity and, more specifically, black women. In fact, there have only been two black women featured on the cover: Tyra Banks in 1997 and Beyoncé in 2007. That’s it.
  • So when the women of the 2007 Delta Sigma Theta pledge class at Florida A&M University, who are known as “line sisters,” got together to create #MelaninIllustrated, they showed Sports Illustrated what they’ve really been missing. Read More (7/31/17)