Commentary: Black Women and Their Furs

Last month, the three most high-profile and fabulous African-American women, Tyra Banks, Oprah Winfrey and the First Lady Michelle Obama, were turned into very public postergirls for PETA, each vowing to turn their backs on fur forever. While there have been African-American celebrities--Nia Long, Persia White, Dennis Rodman and most recently, Mario--who've shunned fur in the name of PETA, this latest campaign features some serious heavyweights in our community that can seriously affect the way in which we look at fur and the inhumane treatment of animals or at the very least, spark some dialogue on the rarely discussed subject.  


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