Showing posts with label Damaris. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Damaris. Show all posts

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Black Muse

Kohl is an ancient eye cosmetic, traditionally made by grinding stibnite (Sb2S3). 

It is widely used in South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, and parts of West Africa as eyeliner to contour and/or darken the eyelids and as mascara for the eyelashes. It is worn mostly by women, but also by some men and children.

Kohl has also been used in India as a cosmetic for a long time. In addition, mothers would apply kohl to their infants' eyes soon after birth. Some did this to “strengthen the child’s eyes”, and others believed it could prevent the child from being cursed by the evil eye.


Black Muse can eye talk to you
What eye got to share is mighty good news
A brand new day is dawning
But you and me know what to do
(so much work to do)

Black Muse we've been so abused
Our mothers were good-looking and our fathers were too
But if they don't stay together
We can't walk no better in these shoes
(Black Muse)

Long ago 2 men held one of us down
Another took a whip and made a terrible sound
Baby watched her father falling down to the ground
That was you and me.

Black Muse can eye share with you
Just came this morning and it's mighty good news
They tipped the hour glass
Now everything is passed
It's true.

They gave the world back to you and me
The faces on the mountains and a dirty sea
A trillion dollar bill and no currency
Still we believe

Black Muse we gonna make it thru
Surly people that created rhythm and blues
Rock and roll and jazz
So you know we're built to last
It's cool.. it's cool.. it's cool..
(Black Muse)

A new day is dawning
Black Muse
A new day is dawning
Black Muse

Now that eye got your attention
Eye think its 'bout time eye mention
The reason why eye wrote this song
Like a UFO sighting
From my heart eye am writing
The next close encounter
Tell me how long
Will it be on land or near the water
Will it produce the sun or the black moon daughter
Or a pillow covered with all our tears
1000 light years away from here
(1000 light years from here)

No yesterday or tomorrow
No better remedy for sorrow
Or why the 5th held forever will make you cry
Eye don't know why

1000 light years from here
(1000 light years from here)

2 unbroken circles joined together make a butterfly
Little darling don't you wanna try? (yeah I wanna try)
There ain't nothing better than looking for me (for me to)
And seeing you (seeing me)
Seeing you in the mirror
1000 light years away from here

Why do we always seem so far away?
When you know that eye really wanna be with you night and day
I'm running out of ways to say how
So eye think I'll just close
For now.

10 Facts About Prince’s New Melanin Muse Damaris Lewis

Recently, Prince was spotted with a gorgeous black woman at the Golden State Warriors game in Oakland, CA.  Considering that the artist is usually linked to women with less melanin, this photograph was very much a surprise.  So who is Prince’s new melanin muse?  Well, here are ten facts about her.
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Prince and his muse, Damaris Lewis, at the Golden State Warriors game. Source:
1. Her name is Damaris Lewis, and she was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.
2. Damaris and her family are originally from St Kitts, and she reps it hard.
Damaris takes her West Indian roots seriously and never passes on the opportunity to represent her Country of St.Kitts-Nevis. Her social media is filled with photos of her representing her flag and her country of St.Kitts-Nevis. A heritage she treats with much pride.  – Times Caribbean
3. She was discovered by Prince while hosting a concert series about him on The Africa Channel.
I hosted a special about his concert series on The Africa Channel.  He was going to Australia [in May 2012] and knew that I danced and modeled and he said, ‘We need a feature dancer, do you want to come?’  I also went on to tour Chicago with him and then we did SXSW, the closing Samsung party. – Damaris Lewis in Sports Illustrated
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4. She signed with Elite Model Management at age 15.
She was discovered by a modelling agent while performing with her dance troupe at a benefit dinner, and within months she was working for clients such as V, French Vogue, Benetton, Saks, MAC Cosmetics and Yves St. Laurent. – Times Caribbean
5. She has “graced the pages of French Vogue and starred in campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent and Benetton”[Essence].
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Damaris Lew for Yves Saint Laurent.
6. She is also a classically trained dancer having studied at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music, Art & Performing Arts, which is featured in the film Fame.
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7. And she is an avid volunteer.  In an interview with GQ, Damaris stated: 
“Before I die I’d like to make sure I’ve given back in every way I possibly could have. A lot of people have moved mountains for me. I’d like to do the same.”
Since September of 2009, Damaris has set aside dedicated volunteer time to help those in need. She works closely with Project Sunshine and several of their programs designed to “Bring Sunshine to a Cloudy day.” Each August since 2010, Damaris has held her Project Sunshine Dance Camp. The Day Camp is a 2 to 4 week project designed to not only teach teen girls how to move, but to instill personal pride and inner strength featuring the slogan “I CAN, I WILL.” In 2013, she expanded her outreach by volunteering with Madison Square Garden’s Garden of Dreams Foundation. –
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Damaris Lewis at the Garden of Dreams Foundation, which partners with “hospitals, wish organizations and community-based organizations, to reach children who are facing challenges such as homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care.” Source:
8. She has her own blog, entitled Heels to Hoops,” which combines her love of basketball with her love for fashion.
9. She is a product of the Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA).
Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Headquarters. I’ve waited for that moment for a long long time as the BGCA changed my life as a kid. Proud to be an Alumni and excited for what’s to come. Who here is a BGCA alum too?? – Damaris Lewis Facebook
10. She has appeared in Sports Illustrated three times — in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
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Isn’t she stunning?


Empowering women of color to break barriers. Cherish.Thy.Melanin.