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Juicy Couture Celebrates Its 25th Year In Business

The iconic Los Angeles born label Juicy Couture is celebrating a milestone this year. Today the brand announces a successful 25 years in the fashion industry. Considering the amount of […] The post Juicy ...

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LeToya Luckett Shares First Photos Of Her Newborn Son Tysun

LeToya Luckett gave us a first look at her baby boy on Instagram this week. Luckett, 39, and her husband Tommicus Walker welcomed Tysun Wolf Walker in the wee hours […] The post LeToya Luckett Shares First ...

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Jay Ellis On Producing ‘Black Box’ And Convincing Phylicia Rashad To Be In A Horror Movie

Insecure star Jay Ellis is a sucker for a good story. The actor turned director and producer was combing through film executive Franklin Leonard’s database, The Black List, when he […] The post Jay Ellis ...

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Watch Jonathan McReynolds & DOE Serenade Our Souls With A Magical Performance

Music is food for the soul and Gospel vocalists Jonathan McReynolds and DOE reminded us all of as much with not one, but two beautiful acoustic performances during day 2 […] The post Watch Jonathan McReynolds ...

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Keshia Knight Pulliam Invites Us Into Her Kitchen For The Ultimate Fried Chicken Recipe

In addition to being a beloved actress, Spelman College alum and proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Keshia Knight Pulliam is a bonafide entrepreneur with her very own […] The post Keshia ...

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A Love Letter To HBCUs

The 2020 ESSENCE x Pepsi She Got Now Virtual HBCU Homecoming celebration left us with all the feels we normally get when experiencing homecoming season in person. Among the many […] The post A Love Letter ...

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Carly Cushnie Announces Closure of Namesake Label

While the world has continued to live this year through a global pandemic, daily, there is news of what this unprecedented virus has affected. Carly Cushnie, CEO and Creative Director […] The post Carly ...

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10 Products Your Home Is Begging For This Fall

A new season means it’s time for a home refresh. So if you’ve been putting off technology upgrades, decor styling or even routine home maintenance, now is the time to […] The post 10 Products Your Home ...

Added October 28, 2020

9 Products Your Home Is Begging For This Fall

A new season means it’s time for a home refresh. So if you’ve been putting off technology upgrades, decor styling or even routine home maintenance, now is the time to […] The post 9 Products Your Home ...

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7 Products You Need In Your Life This Fall

A new season means it’s time for a home refresh. So if you’ve been putting off technology upgrades, decor styling or even routine home maintenance, now is the time to […] The post 7 Products You Need In ...

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12 Fitness Gifts Ideas To Get Someone Trying To Work Off The #Quarantine15

Let’s be honest: the quarantine hit most of us pretty hard. And understandably so. But with the increase in indoor workouts, gyms slowly beginning to reopen (safely) and many now […] The post 12 Fitness ...

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Watch Brandy, Erykah Badu, H.E.R. And Teyana Taylor Shut It Down At The BET Hip Hop Awards

The women of the new era in hip-hop have raised the bar musically and lyrically, but we can’t forget the OG’s who paved the way. Capping off the year of […] The post Watch Brandy, Erykah Badu, H.E.R. And ...

Added October 28, 2020

Actress Emayatzy Corinealdi Is Pregnant and Glowing: ‘It’s Such a Spiritual Experience’

Actress Emayatzy Corinealdi and her husband, Jermaine Jae, recently revealed their beig news—they’re expecting their first child together. The first-time mom-to-be is taking in every moment of this special ...

Added October 27, 2020

Thinking About Thanksgiving Travel? Holiday Bookings Are Down, But Rates Are Rising

Holiday travel will look a little different this year for many reasons. With increased attention to health and safety, as well as the busiest travel period approaching, many are wondering […] The post ...

Added October 27, 2020

7 Things These Black Women Entrepreneurs Learned About Exploring Alternate Sources Of Funding

When you’re a new, aspiring or rising entrepreneur, it’s not uncommon to find that applying for a bank loan to help cover your initial start up costs may not yield […] The post 7 Things These Black Women ...

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Coach Taps Quincy For Its Holiday Campaign

You can always count on Coach to pop up with a campaign that reminds you fashion is in fact very much alive. Fresh off the heels of its highly anticipated […] The post Coach Taps Quincy For Its Holiday ...

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Tucked Away In Martha’s Vineyard, A Black Woman’s Safe Space

Martha’s Vineyard is a place I share with people I love. For many, it’s a Black utopia, a place of ease and luxury. I grew up coming to the island […] The post Tucked Away In Martha’s Vineyard, A Black ...

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These Black Directors Are Making Big-Budget Moves In Hollywood

What a time to be a Black creative. With more of us taking reigns in front of, and behind the scenes in Hollywood, it’s no surprise that Black directors would […] The post These Black Directors Are Making ...

Added October 27, 2020

Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ Video Just Hit 1 Billion Views On YouTube

Whitney Houston will forever be cemented in history as a legend who’s voice was truly second to none. And of course to mark her legendary status, her 1992 hit “I […] The post Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will ...

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Gone Glamping! 5 Luxury Camping Destinations You Must Experience

In the era of COVID-19, nothing sounds better than escaping to the middle of nowhere for some R&R, some peace and quiet and to take in the rugged outdoors. Now, […] The post Gone Glamping! 5 Luxury ...

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Protests Sparked By Police Shooting Of Mentally Ill Black Man In Philadelphia

A 27-year-old mentally ill man, who has been identified as Walter Wallace Jr., was shot over 10 times by police officers in Philadelphia on October 26. The man’s father, Walter […] The post Protests Sparked ...

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Elaine Welteroth To Host American Express Vodcast

In the light of events that have happened this year, there has been a much needed conversation about the resources and tools that Black creators are given to succeed. 2020 […] The post Elaine Welteroth ...

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Sitcoms, Stars and Civic Duty: The Black Creatives Getting The People To The Polls

Margaret Thatcher famously once said, “If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” For a well-connected group of Black women in Hollywood, […] The post Sitcoms, Stars ...

Added October 27, 2020

GOP-Controlled Senate Confirms Amy Coney Barrett To Supreme Court

UPDATE: October 26, 2020, 7:40 p.m. EST—Despite opposition from Democrats, Senate Republicans confirmed Trump nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court ...

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