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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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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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Fashion Transformation: Alicia Keys

One of the most amazing transformations within the last decade certainly belongs to the wildly talented, endlessly creative Alicia Keys. In the more than 11 years since she

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Change Up Your Skincare For Fall

When seasons change, your wardrobe isn’t the only thing that switches up with the weather; your skincare should, too. You no longer have to go the extra mile

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Fashion Transformation: Nicki Minaj

Trinidadian by way of Queens, Onika Tanya Maraj a.k.a. Nicki Minaj is as eclectic as her background suggests. Hip-hop's most colorful diva has embraced an unorthodox approach to

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Fall 2012 Fashion Trends Checklist

Something always happens this time of year, a mental switch that tells us we’re over summer and its wardrobe and ready to move onto fall and all it

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Fall Fashion Must-Haves

Alas, it's about the time that we start casting the maxi dresses aside and trading our flip-flops for something with a little more coverage. Yes, summer is over

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Alicia Keys Designs and Launches Reebok Shoe Collection

One could describe Alicia Keys’ style as comfort chic, like when she first stepped on the scene making comfortable street duds such as Reeboks and fitted caps

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Trend Alert: Neon Jewelry

One of this summer’s biggest trends is neon. Neon, neon, neon rockin’ everywhere! But wearing head to toe neon or even neon accessories isn’t for the faint of



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