Anybody remember Vibe Vixen? The magazine didn’t last very long. Yet I miss flipping through the pages. We still have the memories easily googled or binged on the internet. Here’s Kimora Lee Simmons on the cover going back to 2006.
Inside the pages of the magazine, I found some tips on being environmentally responsible concerning jewelry. Go to page 95 for more. Hey, black people care about the environment too!
More people started thinking more about the source of their jewelry including blood or conflict diamonds with the theatrical release of “Blood Diamonds” starring Djimon Hounsou and Leonardo DiCaprio came out. Kayne West even rapped about the jewels in “Diamonds from Sierra Leone.” My favorite part is Shirley Bassey laying down the track singing the classic “Diamonds are Forever.” A few of Kanye’s lyrics:
Good Morning, this ain’t Vietnam still
People lose hands, legs, arms for real
Little was known of Sierra Leone
And how it connect to the diamonds we own
When I speak of Diamonds in this song
I ain’t talkin bout the ones that be glown
I’m talkin bout Rocafella, my home, my chain
These ain’t conflict diamonds,is they Jacob? don’t lie to me mayne
See, a part of me sayin’ keep shinin’
Learn more: “Diamonds of War: Africa’s Blood Diamond.”