She looks exactly like those generic hair model dolls at the beauty supply store around my house. GOOD FUCKIN LORD.
She looks like when you were first learning how to cornrow & you tried it on your My Little Pony or Treasure Troll. She looks like when you first got permission to buy Lee’s press-on nails, and you weren’t sure how to apply them. She looks like when you fuck up and shave off ya eyebrows the first time, and put vaseline & lipgloss on your lids cuz you’re not allowed to wear eyeshadow. She looks like when R.Kelly was adding extensions to his hair cuz ol’ boy ain’t have no hang time to his braids. She looks like someone used a stencil and colored in her “baby hair.” She looks like somebody’s white Aunt Myrtle who dates Black men half her age and tries to keep up with the teen slang. She looks a hot fucking mess, a HOT fucking mess. I don’t even wanna hear “let her try something new.” no. Get her ass out the paint.
To celebrate its 65th anniversary issue and icons of the past and present, EBONY magazine asked their favorite entertainers to pose in modern-day recreations of those covers for a one-of-a-kind look back at the past.
Featuring: Regina King (as Eartha Kitt), Mary J. Blige (as Diana Ross), Nia Long (as Dorothy Dandridge), John Legend (as Duke Ellington), Lamman Rucker (as Richard Roundtree), Taraji P. Henson (as Diahann Carroll), Blair Underwood (as Sidney Poitier), Jurnee Smollett (as Lena Horne), Usher Raymond (as Sammy Davis, Jr.), and Samuel L. Jackson (as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), among others.