By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published for Black Beauty & Hair Magazine The black cowboy and cowgirl have made a hardline comeback in pop culture. And it’s about darn time. Contrary to popular belief, the black cowhand has been the backbone to the American West — the inspiration for Western shows, films and characters that […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published for The Atlanta Voice She sashays into the dirt-filled arena. Flanked by young, black cowboys Devinn Jordan, 26, and Mazi Willis, 24, atop stately steeds, veteran rapper and singer Khia Thug Misses hikes up the front of her black, ruffled Western dress. She gives a little leg. Props a hand […]
By Cowgirl Candace Oh, don’t get it twisted: Women pulled their weight on the Western frontier just as much as their cowboy counterparts did. Sometimes, even better. A recent editorial trip to Fort Worth, Texas, proves my point. I met and had lunch with Fort Worth Herd trail boss Kristin Jaworski — the nation’s first […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Images by LaSundra Davis Think of drovers as the GPS to livestock. No matter the terrain, they skillfully steered herds of cattle across the Western frontier during the late 19th century. “I’m helping to retell this part to the America West’s history,” said Donald Lee, a lifelong cowboy and part-time historical […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Intro image by LaSundra Davis A little know-what about Cowgirl Candace: I have a thang for superlatives. I keep a lot of random digits and information in my mind about one-of-a-kind people, places and things. Like, did you know the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo is the only black touring rodeo in […]
Howdy. I'm Cowgirl Candace, an award-winning journalist, internationally published brand blogger and fourth-generation farm girl.