5 Winning Magazine Covers With Black Women to Cop Right Now!

Amara la Negra covers Latina magazine
By Erickka Sy Savané

I remember the first time I saw model Kirsti Bowser on the cover of Elle magazine when I was around 14 years old. To see a black woman in such a prominent place gave me the courage to say, maybe, just maybe, I could do the same thing. I eventually moved to New York City (from Toledo, Ohio) to follow in her footsteps, and though I never quite made it to cover girl status, I would have never taken such a leap of faith had she not planted such a seed in me with that one image. That's the power of a magazine cover. It can make a little black girl believe that anything is possible. We salute the following ladies, gracing covers, making it look easy, and inspiring the next generation of magic!

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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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Black History In The Making: 3 Reasons Black Panther is Already a Classic For Black Folks

Black Panther Cast
By Kanisha Parks

Black Panther comes out next weekend and it’s already broken Fandango’s advance ticket sales record, becoming their #1 selling superhero of all time. Needless to say, we’ve been waiting for this movie long before its official trailer dropped back in October 2017 but now the anticipation is through the roof. My entire family and I have our tickets and outfits ready. #IssaCelebration. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Reviews are in for Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, and they are easily the best for a Marvel Studios project to date, with almost everyone left in awe not only of the movie’s ambition, but its success in achieving that ambition on the big screen. As of Tuesday morning, the film has a 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.”

The fact that this movie is called Black Panther is reason enough to raise intrigue, but there are several other reasons it's a huge deal for the world, but specifically, the black community.

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! 

Lupita Nyong'o Celebrates Her Skin With Children's Book 'Sulwe'

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By Mwabi Kaira

In the ongoing conversation about skin hues and how uncomfortable the world seems to be with dark skin, Academy award winner Lupita Nyong’o has fared well and seems to have come through pretty unscathed since emerging in the public eye back in 2013. Other than former NBA player Gilbert Arenas dumb remarks about Lupita only being cute with the lights off, Lupita is a media darling and well loved and accepted. She is a red carpet favorite and always makes the best dressed lists. She has been on the cover of multiple magazines including Vogue, Elle, Essence, In Style, Marie Claire, Glamour, and was even named one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful while making the cover. She is the face of Lancome ads, and has dolls made in her likeness. Her poise and classiness are bar none and the fact that she has accomplished everything while celebrating her natural beauty make her the epitome of black girl magic.

Lupita will team with Simon & Schuster to write her debut children’s book “Sulwe."

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Will Diversity be the Death of Star Wars?



John Boyega
By Elena Karimi

Have you guys noticed the buzz surrounding Star Wars, The Last Jedi lately? Apparently, some Star Wars fans have become skeptical about the new kind of diversity in Star Wars. They may not be many, but they have made sufficient noise. On the 15th of December 2017, The Wire ran an article stating that Star Wars: The Last Jedi Will Bother Some People. The sentiment has been repeated in the media and some people have been bothered greatly. Unfortunately, the best aspect of Star Wars, diversity, is ironically being used against it.

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