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Q&A: Edward Lewis–‘The Man from Essence: Creating a Magazine for Black Women’

In 1969, four African American men came together with the idea to build a magazine for women; despite having no previous publishing experience, these men, who possessed different individual strengths, drew from their collective vision and conceived what would become […]

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Q&A: Big Daddy Kane—Icon in an Iconic Shoe

“It’s the Queens New Yorker with a bulletproof parka/In ’84, it was Calvins and British Walkers…”—Kool G Rap, “Money on the Brain” As an emcee, Big

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Style Watch: 2014 Fashion Trailblazers

In just a few weeks, we’ll be bidding farewell to 2014, a year chockfull of memorable fashion moments, missteps and mind-blowing triumphs. And while we’ll

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Recap: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

The runway lights for the eight-day Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 event have dimmed, but the future of fashion indeed looks bright and in some

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The Natural Hair Revolution

Revolution: A sudden, complete or marked change in something. Hair: The most prized possession among many of us and sometimes taken for granted. There are those

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Red Carpet Roundup: Music in 2014

Music’s finest have set the red carpet ablaze in 2014, rocking some of the most incredibly fashion forward outfits of the year. So as we

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Q&A Toney Briggs, Soul Train’s Fashion Designer

[caption id="attachment_24721" align="aligncenter" width="231"] Soul Train dancers modeling Toney Briggs' fashions[/caption]

Do you ever wonder where many of the Soul Train dancers of the

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Icon of Style: Don Cornelius

Once a week in the afternoon, people tuned in to the hippest trip in America. Soul Train broke boundaries and paved the way for musicians

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Fashion Transformation: Brandy

For all the ups and downs, years below the radar and impressive comebacks, Brandy has constantly been an under-appreciated style icon. Having played witness to the baggy fashions

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Fashion Transformation: Ciara

When she hit the scene in 2004, Austin-born Ciara was quickly hailed the “First Lady of Crunk&B”, a talented singer and dancer with a bit of an edge.



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