LEOPARD print is huge right now - but if you aren't brave enough to go all-out animal magic, you can just flash a bit on your feet. We've been lusting after these adorable Christian Louboutin heels for what feels like an age - but they cost an absolute fortune. Unfortunately our pockets aren't deep enough to spend in excess of £600 on a pair of shoes - no matter how gorgeous they are. These beauties have Louboutin's famous red sole and we would feel like Carrie Bradshaw prancing around in them. Our hearts were racing when we spotted them on Net-a-Porter. But, alas, they are just too expensive - until we spotted this amazing High Street dupe which you can get from Fabulous favourite Dune. Pigalle Follies 85 leopard-print calf hair pumps, £665, Net-a-Porter - buy now The Dune version cost £80 and boast a five-star review. It is part of their 'Amarettii' range which has a slimline stiletto heel and a pointed toe - just like the much more expensive designer version. You … [Read more...] about Dune is selling leopard print heels for £80 that look nearly identical to Christian Louboutin’s £665 designer version – can you tell the difference?
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Black History Month Wales begins this October... And it has given us the perfect excuse to celebrate the fact that Wales is full of brilliant, black Welsh people. To honour this annual event-packed month and this year's 70th anniversary of the Windrush arrivals, we are featuring 100 brilliant Afro Caribbean and African Welsh people who have helped shaped our nation. Each has been chosen by the Black History Wales-wide network of members as supported by the Black History Committee to mark its Black History Month theme - "Icons of Black Wales". Each has been chosen for their extraordinary commitment and contributions to public life, science, health, education, the arts, sport, business and equal rights. Each is an inspiration, has achieved something remarkable and has made a real difference. The list appears here in no particular order, and we know it could have contained hundreds of other important figures. We'd love to see your own nominations at the comments in the bottom. And we hope … [Read more...] about Brilliant, Black and Welsh: A celebration of 100 inspiring people
DETROIT – A black pastor’s controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin’s funeral laid bare before the world what black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism and inequality in their houses of worship every Sunday. In eulogizing the beloved artist known as the Queen of Soul, the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. declared that as “proud, beautiful and fine as our black women are, one thing a black woman cannot do – a black woman cannot raise a black boy to be a man.” The backlash was immediate, given Franklin’s role as a mother and a pillar for women’s rights. Franklin’s grieving family said Williams’ eulogy, which also included references to stopping black-on-black crime, was offensive because it did not focus on her. Social media lit up with criticisms of his remarks as sexist and misogynist. For many black women, Williams’ eulogy reopened wounds and sternly reminded them that black churches remain male-dominated … [Read more...] about For black women at church, it’s more than the Franklin eulogy
The faithful in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus are marking 1030 years since their ancestors adopted Christianity – the faith that would ultimately become Orthodoxy, made unique by ten centuries of divergence from Western branches. Switching an entire nation’s religion was obviously not a single day’s business – Kievan Rus’, the enormous nation that incorporated parts of modern-day Belarus, Ukraine and Russia, did not simply go to sleep as pagan one day and wake up as Christian the next. 988 was the year that the process started. July 28th was chosen as a commemoration date because it’s the anniversary of St. Vladimir, or Vladimir the Great, the prince who came to power over disparate Slavic tribes and eventually brought them together under the Eastern Christian faith. As the legend goes, Vladimir was offered a choice between several monotheistic religions: Muslims, Jews, Roman and Byzantine Christians all sent delegations to his court. Islam, which … [Read more...] about A millennium of Christianity: What makes Russian Orthodoxy unique?
Mark Curnutte Cincinnati Enquirer Published 12:20 p.m. UTC Jun 13, 2018 CINCINNATI — On a Wednesday night at Crossroads Church in the Cincinnati neighborhood Corryville, about 30 people — equal numbers white and black, more women than men — stand in a circle in a basement meeting room. A church leader asks them to give a one-word answer to describe how they're feeling about being a part of the Undivided racial reconciliation program. "Happy," one said. "Hopeful," another said. At the same time, on a website that originates about 75 miles east of Cincinnati in Bainbridge, Ohio, an avowed neo-Nazi proclaims a different sermon. Only a select group of white people are chosen by God, he said. Everyone else is unworthy. ► June 11: Church expelled from Southern Baptist Convention over discrimination► June 7: Bigoted customers make life hell for minority workers► June 3: 'Racism is a pro-life issue', Catholic Church says "Not … [Read more...] about Christian churches still struggle with race, how to discuss it, what to do