Black Model Blacklist?

By Jonathan Adams May 29, 2008

Today, Naomi Campbell has been charged with assaulting two police officers after she was removed from a flight at London’s Heathrow Airport, which carries a maximum sentence of six months in prison and a fine of up to £5,000. BBC. In other fashion news… Remember when Italian Vogue reported their July issue would be an all-Black issue after reports that women of color were being ignored in the fashion industry. BET News goes behind the scenes of New York’s Fashion Week to find the answer in a half hour special, FASHION BLACKOUT. Top Black industry insiders, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Naomi Campbell, Bethann Hardison, Tyson Beckford, Tracy Reese, André Leon Talley and many others sound off about the sharp decline in African American images in the fashion industry, the blatant racism and their plans on how to keep the Black model from becoming extinct.