Melaninated: Donald Trump and the Black Vote

Donald Trump met with 100 Black pastors Monday in a private meeting held in his Trump Tower hotel in New York City. I, as a (legal) Black voter, don’t know whether to raise an eyebrow or be optimistic. It’s voting season. It’s also the time of the year when retail revenue takes a surge with…

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Grace Jones: The Reason We Have Madonna and Miley

Controversial, complicated, stylish and ballsy; Grace Jones is and always has been an artistic force to be reckoned with. This incomparable icon has lived her life in ways that most of us can only dream. Her work history includes everything from singing to modeling; her fashion history reveals a high level of aesthetics understood by…

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5 Reasons to Obsess over Joy Bryant

No, nothing crazy has happened to Joy. She’s still starring on NBC’s Parenthood and working on her fashion line with her husband of 7 years, David Pope. But, sometimes amongst all of the celebrity noise, we forget about some of our brown beauties who keeps it low-key. Joy is one of them. When she and…

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Untitled Poetic and Imagery

  1, 6 Stream Like water, meets a sun I’ve never known Never grown to see or feel To be To think on my own, what I understand to be mine Gazed upon the current as I ponder what I believe would be an untimely escape We imagine a death beyond the river, for I…

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The Don of Debonair: Andre Leon Talley

Once upon a time, I had no idea what it meant to have a pure undiluted passion for something. When I first entered the college scene as a freshman, I wanted to major in something lucrative and professional, but that’s all I knew. After a year and a half, reality slapped me in the face…

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Stylistic Twinsation: The Urban Bush Babes

Yes, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen breathe fashion into the world of celebrity, but another pair of very fashionable quirky twins are heading to claim the NYC fashion scene. Queens Tekenya and Cipriana Quann, who are involved in just about everything from modeling to singing, are snatching wigs everywhere. No, really. Their beauty blog, Urban Bush…

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The Brown Mommy Who Only Wants One Child

Like myself, I know a few Beautifully Brown mothers out there have faced the monthly (or sometimes daily) and exhausting question: “Where’s baby number two?” While some people have definite answers on when they’ll be working on their next little one, others– like myself, have the other politically incorrect, yet super honest answer: I don’t…

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