Let Me Introduce You to Nollywood and its Golden Stars

In 1992 Kenneth Nnebue, a businessman, directed and co-wrote the movie “Living in Bondage,” which he shot with the videocassettes that he initially couldn’t sell due to how popular CDs were in Nigeria. Spoken entirely in Igbo, this dramatic thriller “took the entire country by storm” and it “inspired other businessmen and filmmakers to make…

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Could this be the Sephora for Brown Women?

Let me introduce you to Vivrant Beauty. A fabulous, chic Harlem based beauty boutique that not only houses major makeup and hair brands that cater to women of color, but, is also owned by a chic Black woman. Desiree Verjedo, founder and owner of the online site and brick-and-mortar store, was a lawyer who recently…

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Beyonce Will Launch a Line of Flash Tats and I’m Going to Buy Them

In a most appropriate collaboration with Flash Tattoos, Beyonce launched a signature line of the metallic, summer crazed temporary body accessories last week. The variety of the Beyonce x Flash Tat collection includes the songstress’ lyrical inspirations, such as “Flawless”, “Naughty Girl” and “Blow”, and even have more edgier pieces, including a large metallic gun,…

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W Magazine Features Breathtaking Black Models. So?

It’s breathtaking. It’s fabulous. And, it’s still, sadly, very new to see. Black models in mainstream magazines. In their August 2015 issue, W Magazine features an all-Black model ensemble in a fall fashion spread entitled “Natural Selection.” Shot by Emma Summerton in New York City, W’s fashion and style director, Edward Enninful, laced the models…

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