Ep 71: On Black Black Billionaires and Blood Diamonds

For all of the chaos it has brought the pandemic has forced us to be more critical of the celebrities who have for so long been the ideal to aspire to. While long known for her carefully curated public persona, Beyoncé was the latest celeb to find herself facing critique after she became the first Black Woman to wear the Tiffany Diamond, a piece from from Tiffany and Company’s collection that is tied to a history of colonialism. In this episode we welcome back longtime supporter Dr. Keyanah Nurse to unpack the implications of Beyoncé wearing this diamond.

Photo: Mason Poole

Guest: Keyanah Nurse, Phd, @KeyanahNurse

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