Emotions Soar at For Sisters Only Motivational Empowerment Summit

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Empowerment Summit

You could literally feel the energy and the emotion lingering in the air at the For Sisters Only Urban League Empowerment Summit. Held at the Georgia World Congress Center, the panelists included Terri Vaughn, Demetria McKinney, Tia Brewer Footman, Valerie Burton, along with Tamar, Towanda, Trina, and Traci Braxton. Famed author Susan Taylor moderated. The… Read more »

Red Carpet Fashion: The 63rd Annual Emmy Awards

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Stars were dressed to thrill at the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Sept. 18. Sequins, mermaid gowns and lace were among the trends seen on the red carpet. Actresses Kerri Washington (in Zuhair Murad) and Sofia Vergara (in Vera Wang) made the best dressed lists in stunning, fitted gowns that showed off their… Read more »

25 Energy Boosting Foods

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Like the old saying goes, “you are what you eat.” We all have those weak moments where we don’t make the best food choices when it comes to what we put inside of our body. Those kind of decisions can result in weight gain, unhealthy skin and more importantly low energy levels throughout the day…. Read more »

Designer Condoms … Are You Buying It?

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Contraception is getting really fancy. Designer Rebecca Minkoff teamed up with the fashionably chic condom brand, Proper Attire, to design limited edition condoms. According to Elle.com, Minkoff said “I loved the idea of designing a condom that was made by a woman for a woman. I got to use my classic studded design and apply… Read more »

Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Show Brings Fresh Techniques

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The Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Show always brings new products, techniques, and information to natural clients, stylists, and salons. At this fall’s hair show there were a few trending topics that were consistent throughout many of the booths: two strand twists, natural shea butters and soaps, and curl defining creams. Held at the Georgia… Read more »

Nicki Minaj Poses for Glamour Magazine

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It’s refreshing to see Nicki Minaj enjoying a fashion comeback in the upcoming issue of Glamour Magazine after the interesting ensemble, to say the least, that she wore to the MTV VMA awards. The Harajuku barbie is all smiles in a fun spread where she sports a platinum blonde bob wig, her signature pink lipstick… Read more »

Salon of the Week: Strands Hair Studio

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Strands Hair Studio 11306 Grandview Ave. Wheaton, Md. 20902 Phone: 301-942-1780 Website: strandsstudios.com/ Owner: Shirley Gordon How long have you been a salon owner and what do you enjoy most about being in a leadership position? I have been a salon owner for 25 years.  Being an entrepreneur has been a great experience, and most… Read more »

Fashion Fair Cosmetics Names Celebrity Makeup Artist Sam Fine as Creative Makeup Director

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Sam Fine, a 20 year makeup artist veteran, known for dressing faces like Iman, Queen Latifah, Vanessa Williams, and Jennifer Hudson, has recently been named Creative Director of African American cosmetics brand, Fashion Fair Beauty. Clarisa Wilson, President of Fashion Fair said, “Sam Fine is a true artist who understands women of color and has… Read more »

‘Vogue Italia’ Retracts Tasteless ‘Slave Earrings’ Feature on Website

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Vogue Italia’s feature in their “Shop The Trend” section on hoop earrings ignited a firestorm of controversy recently. Sometimes with international magazines, language translations can cause problems, but the words were big, bold, and crystal clear on Vogue Italia‘s website reading, “Slave Earrings: Hoop earrings, a classic always in evolution.” Sometimes it just seems like… Read more »

Are You Guilty of Committing These Common Workout Mistakes?

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Follow the tips below to avoid overworking your muscles or experiencing the dreaded workout plateau. After all, fitness is about developing a lifestyle. –mckenzie harris If You’re Going To Do It, Do It Right The only way to get optimal results is if you’re performing the exercises correctly. Bad form, lifting the inappropriate weight size… Read more »

Mayor Kasim Reed Announces Atlanta’s 2nd Annual ‘Fashion’s Night Out’

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Fashion Night Out

“We are definitely bringing it back bigger than ever,” said Mayor Kasim Reed at the press confrence to announce the second Atlanta Fashion’s Night Out. The room was packed full of eager reporters, stylists, designers, boutique owners and avid fashion lovers this morning at the W Buckhead hotel. On Tuesday, Sept. 6, the international leaders… Read more »

How to Look Great in Photos

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Ever had that awkward moment where you are not exactly sure how to pose for a picture? You don’t know which side is your “good” side and you have no idea what to do with your hands? Here are some helpful hints to have you red carpet and paparazzi ready for your next photo op… Read more »