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The CC Cream of Your Dreams


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

By Jennifer Akotoh Photo Credit: Thrive Causemetics Hey Bronze Babes! I’m back with a Brown-Girl-Friendly find, courtesy of Thrive Causemetics. Their newest product is a CC Cream that  “blurs and diffuses skin imperfections with buildable sheer to full coverage and has Broad Spectrum SPF 35” CC creams are a great option for those who aren’t looking for the full ...

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‘There She is’: Women of Color Win Big in Miss America 2019


Saturday, September 22, 2018

by Uma Ramesh “There she is, Miss America/There she is, your ideal.” For years, Americans have watched Miss America winners glide down the runway to the pageant’s crowning song. During the 2019 competition – which aired two weeks ago – Nia Franklin, representing New York state, became the ninth black woman to be crowned as America’s ...

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FGNYFW Spring and Summer 2019 Showcase


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

By Kamaria Mason Design by Irina Shabayeva This year marked the 75th year of designers breathing life into their sketches and setting them free down the runways during the official New York Fashion Week. Over 40 designers gathered at the Stewart hotel during the first week of September to showcase their 2019 Spring and Summer collections. The ...

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Essence Street Style Block Party 2018 Recap


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

By Kamaria Mason Photo Credit: Cece’s Closet To experience the Essence Street Style block party is to experience black love and community. From the moment attendees crossed the threshold of the welcome banner into the event they were transported into a color filled extravaganza. The cloudy skies and rain drops did not deter the fashionistas and debonair ...

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The BIG ASK Book Launch Event


Friday, September 7, 2018

Trailblazing women across various industries recently came out to Alley powered by Verizon in NYC to support the premiere of the actionable and easily implementable book, The Big ASK, written by Author, Marketing Coach and TEDx speaker Lucinda Cross. Lucinda Cross The Big ASK is Lucinda's entrepreneurial journey built on her asking for what she wants and ...

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A Natural’s Journey


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

By Kamaria Mason Illustration by Fleuranelle Right now, there is someone staring at their reflection in the mirror. Their heart is beating loudly in their chest as they watch the blades of scissors glide past each other, severing the tresses that connected them to their former life. This may seem like an over dramatization of someone cutting ...

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