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Missing in Action: How Production Companies Dropped the Ball on ‘Black Panther’ Merchandise


Thursday, November 1, 2018

By Jennifer Akotoh As the second highest grossing film of 2018 and the ninth highest grossing film worldwide, Black Panther is one of the most successful Marvel movies to date. So why then, was there such a lack of merchandise inspired by the film and its characters? This was the question that LIM Professor Regina Gwynn, ...

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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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The Magic of Blackness Takes Center-Stage with Netflix’s Strong Black Lead Ad


Monday, July 16, 2018

By Shatay Speights The Netflix platform that celebrates the many faces of blackness onscreen, Strong Black Lead, debuted a truly iconic moment, making it known that blackness is a movement and not a moment. The statement “This is not a MOMENT. This is a MOVEMENT,” was shared all over Internet, sending a very clear message that the ...

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The Essence of a Well Groomed Man


Monday, July 16, 2018

By Dakota Somerville …he smells of tropical paradise Hello, my beautiful Bronze Sisters, I stopped by to share what the sexy bearded men of Virginia have been up to as of late. They are taking beard grooming to the highest level of self-care. As a Blogger on the scene, I’ve found myself in awe, almost mesmerized with ...

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Rihanna is Building an Empire & We Should All Be Taking Notes


Friday, May 25, 2018

By Shatay Speights Not only is Rihanna the music maven that she is, but she’s also killing it in her new endeavors in apparel, footwear, beauty and intimates. Her creative direction with PUMA has been killing it on the runways season after season, campaign after campaign; Fenty Beauty has been shifting the way the beauty industry sees ...

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4 Black Icons Whose Style Has Transcended Time & Generations of Closets


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

By Shatay Speights If I’ve learned nothing else from studying the fashion industry, I’ve learned that fashion and trends operate on a pendulum, going in and out with time periods. Influences and essences of design aesthetics and trends will debut in one time period/decade, then fizzle out with time only to reappear in another time period. ...

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