By Cowgirl Candace | Images by Jose Ibarra | Originally published for BBH Heavy rain and lawless winds failed to stop thousands of attendees from witnessing the best horseback riders compete in August’s Atlanta, Georgia, leg of the national tour Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo (BPIR). Showcasing the top African-American competitors in barrel racing, calf roping, bull riding, bareback […]
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 […]
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