News Highlights: MAC celebrates Black History Month with Women of Color on Broadway

It’s February, which means Black History Month has officially started. It’s also been more than half a year since last summer’s Black Lives Matter uprising in the wake of multiple deaths of unarmed black people at the hands of the police. That said, now is a great time to reassess your commitment to anti-racism and whether or not it faltered – and the same is true of the company you are buying from.

MAC fans will be happy to know that it hasn’t slowed down its own support for the movement. The brand works together to kick off the month Women of Color on Broadway, a non-profit organization that provides career opportunities in music and theater for women of African, Latin, Asian and Indonesian descent. With this collaboration comes a MAC sponsored music video for the song “Summertime” from the classic piece Porgy & Bess, a stage production recently revamped by the organization. To support Women of Color on Broadway’s initiative, MAC borrowed the expertise of its senior makeup artist, Fatima Thomas, who worked with the play’s cast to create and perform all of the understated and warm makeup looks in the video .

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For those who don’t know, Porgy & Bess, which debuted in the 1930s, follows the goings on in an all-black neighborhood in Charleston, South Carolina. The reimagination of Women of Color on Broadway, as described by the nonprofit, is “a fusion of opera, jazz and spoken word.” And as for what to expect from the virtual “Summertime” performance, “a dance montage that reflects the interdependent mother-daughter relationship that is the backbone of African-American culture.”

You can watch the performance of “Summertime,” with makeup from MAC’s Fatima Thomas, for free at, and you can learn more about Women of Color on Broadway at

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