The first black supermodel, Naomi Sims, died this past Saturday at the age of 61 from cancer. I just read about it on huffpo today. I should have known on Saturday. Perhaps it's time to switch up my news and blog perusing methods. Or maybe the media just needs to become more sensitive at calling attention to the life and times of women of color that have broken the mold. i'll dare to say she was instrumental in paving the way for changing the standard of beauty, even if we still can't shake exoticizing current black models.