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Photography Duo Strike 6-Figure Book Deal to Capture the Beauty of Children of Color

Photo via CreativeSoul Photography
By Erickka Sy Savané

There's something about seeing the fresh face of innocence and joy in little kids that brings out the best in us. For some time, children of color were excluded from images that celebrate our innocence and beauty in media. It's been changing. We've been changing. The hashtag #blackgirlmagic helped. Black Panther helped by showing that no one can capture us like we can.

Enter husband and wife duo, Kahran and Regis Bethencourt of CreativeSoul Photography, who just signed a 6-figure book deal with St. Martin’s Press to capture the beauty of children of color. The book will be titled 'Halo' and is expected to be available online in 2019.  Recently, Kahran told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that they want to change the discussion around our history. "People think our history starts with slavery. What about when we were kings and queens?” 

Peep some of the powerful and syrupy sweet photos that will make you understand exactly why these two are getting the BIG BUCKS!

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The Face of Now: Winnie Harlow Covers Elle UK!

Winnie Harlow

By Brande Victorian

Remember last week when Winnie Harlow asked, “Do you see me suffering?” after The Evening Standard labeled her a “vitiligo sufferer“? I think it’s fair to ask that question again after seeing the model on the cover of Elle UK’s May issue. The beauty is the definition of living life in color as she stuns in Gucci and complementary pastel-colored makeup as the mag’s cover model.

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There's No Space for Vanity in Motherhood

Annette Brown Bravo 
By Dawn Washington

One day I overheard my brother remarking about a family member. "She let herself go," he said.

This particular family member was a mother of multiple children. Prior to her children's births she was the "hot girl." I know because I witnessed the attention she received. Nevertheless, something rose up in me when my brother made that particular comment, mostly because it was incredibly unfair and shortsighted.

Model, Marketer Myori is Naturally Glam!

Myori Granger 
A few years ago, Myori Granger came to the City That Never Sleeps to complete her Master's degree in Marketing. Natural for 10 years, this beauty with brains to match, is boldly being herself and blazing her own path in the modeling industry! Peep why she's this week's Naturally Glam pick!

Tell It Tuesday: Will Smith's Got a New Song. But an Old One Changed My Life


Will Smith via IG
By Ta-ning Connai

Will Smith is an O.G. when it comes to success, but his stratospheric rise on Instagram is brand spankin’ new. His mix of life lessons and family fun have us all loving the newly revealed side of a man we only get to know via interviews and the silver screen. And the video he posted on St. Patrick’s Day ought to remind us that he can still serve up a catchy tune no matter how many decades have gone by. His new song Freak Accident will probably be the anthem for all the “ooops, I had one too many drinks” for many years to come, but my favorite will always be the one about the haven of beachy sands.

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5 Mins. of Fashion Fodder: Cardi B, Young Thug, Ashanti & More!

Taneica of Tea with Taneica 
It's Friday so you already know that Taneica of Tea With Taneica has got your 5 minutes of Fashion Fodder!  Tune in as she gives us the best & worst looks from the red carpet this week. And if you like, please comment, share and subscribe to her channel!

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This Family-Owned Ghanaian Label Wants You to Take a Piece of Ghana Wherever You Go

Photo of Essie & Nana Brew-Hammond via Exit 14
By Brook Bobb

A love of clothing runs in Nana Brew-Hammond’s family. Before her grandmother started one of Ghana’s first and only female-run advertising agencies, she was a seamstress, and Nana’s mother, Delphine, grew up helping with measurements, sewing, and cutting fabrics. Nana’s sister, Essie Hammond, was also born in Ghana, but the entire family moved to LeFrak City in Queens, New York, when Nana was young. Delphine traveled back to her home country with the girls many times over the years, always stopping to buy custom-tailored garments made with the finest, most vibrant and colorful Ghanian textiles. “Getting bespoke clothing made is common there,” Nana says. “I was always interested in fashion as a kid, but when I went to Ghana at 12-years-old and had some outfits made for me, it changed the way I looked at clothing.” And so this week, on Ghana’s Independence Day, the self-taught Hammond clan—including Nana, her mother, and her sister—launched their very own line of made-in-Ghana coats and jackets called
Exit 14.

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Tiffany Haddish Keeps Her Word & Honors Her Father & Eritrea at the Oscars

Photo Tiffany Haddish at the 2018 Oscars
By Mwabi Kaira

It took years for Tiffany Haddish to find her Eritrean father, Tsihaye Reda Haddish, after a turbulent childhood that includes foster care. She didn’t give up her search and was happy to be reunited with him and connect as a young woman. Although everything between them wasn’t always smooth sailing, they established a relationship until his untimely death last year just as her Hollywood star was rising.

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She So Vain: Meet the Young Sudanese Model Giving Us Old School Glamour!


Adut Akech


















By Erickka Sy Savané

There's a saying that goes, 'don't miss your entrance.' Well, S. Sudanese model Adut Akech, who grew up in a Kenyan refugee camp before making her way to Australia as a kid, and just graduated high school last year, did not miss hers. When Vogue.com released a series of videos from New York Fashion Week starring Paris Jackson, model Ashley Graham and Cardi B., lip sinking to the song 'You're So Vain,' it was Adut's rendition that stuck out like a white person in Black Panther. Why? Because we haven't been worked by a model like this since George Michael flipped the script with his classic 'Freedom' video or Michael Jackson and Naomi fired up the screen in 'Keep It in the Closet.' So exactly who is Adut Akech? Let's find out!

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Aevin Dugas Holds the Guiness World Record For Largest Afro & She's Naturally Glam!


Aevin Dugas
Some women know how to make a statement and Aevin Dugas is one such woman! Hailing from a small town outside of Louisiana called Napoleonville- "Eve's Bayou" was filmed there as was parts of Beyonce's "Lemonade"- you know she knows how to spice things up! Natural for 20 years, and currently holding the Guiness World Record for the Largest Fro, we had to chat with Aevin about what she uses on her hair, how she stays fit, and her hair crush... If you're feeling this beauty, please subscribe to her IG page and leave us a comment below!

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5 Mins of Fashion Fodder: A Wrinkle in Time Premiere, Chris Paul & More!

Taneica & Chris Paul
It's Friday so you already know that means that Taneica of Tea With Taneica has your 5 Mins of Fashion Fodder! This week we've got the Wrinkle in Time premiere, sexy Chris Paul, and more! If you like, don't forget to subscribe, like and share the love! Oh, and drop us a comment too!

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White British Photographer Suffers Backlash For Creating Dark-Skinned Digital Model Named Shudu


By Renese

Meet Shudu.

She is a stunning Instagram model who currently has over 40,000 followers. Looking flawless in a Fenty Beauty mattemoiselle lipstick, the young woman’s perfectly brown skin, almond eyes and short haircut speak instant fierceness. But guess what?

She’s not real.

5 Mins of Fashion Fodder: Lupita, Idris Elba, Beyonce & More!

Taneica of Tea With Taneica
Okay, it's Friday and you already know that Taneica of Tea With Taneica has your 5 mins of fashion fodder, aka The Fashioning! Grab some tea and a biscuit while she breaks down this week's hottest red carpet looks from the BAFTA Film Awards in England to courtside at the NBA All Star Game and more! See what your fav celebs were wearing and what Taneica had to say, then drop us a line! And to quote the lady herself, if you like, subscribe to her channel and share the shade!

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AVOID AUNTIE-ISMS: 7 WAYS TO BREAK OUT OF YOUR 40-SOMETHING STYLE RUT

"Cookie"
By Kerika Fields Nalty

As a woman of a certain age, my primary life goal at this moment is to evade the lure of Auntie-ism. What is Auntie-ism? Glad you asked. It’s when a woman over 40, whether an actual auntie or not, begins to dress, behave, look and sound like one of their beloved aunts. It starts with the sweats, or that favorite pair of yoga pants. And if you’re not careful it can escalate to the notorious “mom jeans” or even a moo-moo dress. Once it sets in, constant and inappropriately timed complaints about bad knees and hot flashes are soon to follow...

5 Mins of Fashion Fodder: Cardi B, Lupita, Asap Rocky & More!

Teneica of Tea With Taneica
With New York Fashion Week coming to a close you know Teneica of Tea With Taneica had to bring us 5 mins of fashion fodder aka the best and worst from the red carpet! Take a look and if you like, please share, subscribe to her channel and drop us a comment!!!

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Get These Fun & Affordable Looks This Valentine's Day!

Dani G. 
Valentine's Day is almost here and whether you have a special someone or not, there's no reason not to flex your bomb self and celebrate you! And since we all could use a little fashion inspiration sometimes, Stylist Dani G. captured these fun & affordable looks while on a shopping expenditure at a local Mandee in BK. Check'em out and show us what you'll be rocking this Valentine's Day! 

5 Mins of Fashion Fodder: Kelly Rowland, Daniel Kaluuya, Taraji & More!

Taneica of Tea with Taneica 

There's nothing more fun than seeing what celebs wore out and about! On this week's episode of The Fashioning- 5 Mins of Fashion Fodder- we get an eyeful from Daniel Kaluuya, Kelly Rowland, Taraji and more! So give yourself the gift of a quick chuckle as Taneica of Tea With Taneica walks us through it!

Slay This Black Power Look For Black History Month

Nellie Robert
Okay Ladies, it's Black History Month and since we're always ready for an opportunity to feel ourselves, why not with a new look? UK makeup vlogger Nellie Robert definitely had us in mind when she came up with this one! The fro, the yellow glittery gold eyelids (that she will show you how to execute in the video), the earrings, are all a WIN. Who knows, maybe this can be your I'm-going-to-kill-it-watching-Black-Panther look! Oh, and if you like, show her some love by sharing, leaving a comment and/or subscribing to her channel...

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The Fashioning: Your 5 Min. Recap of the Black Panther Premiere & More!

Lupita Nyong'o at the premiere of Black Panther in Hollywood
Hey Ya'll,

We could all use a little fashion fix once in a while and who better to bring it to us than our girl Taneica, from Tea With Taneica! This media personality, news producer, mommy, wife, friend, tea sipper, and shade thrower who loves Jesus (you know we lifted that from her IG page, go follow it now!) will have you cackling at your desk as she recaps the week's most eye-catching red carpet looks! Up this week is the hot-like-fiyah Black Panther premiere and more! Please like, subscribe and follow Taneica's page, and be on the look out for more of The Fashioning, right here on CN! 

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