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Share Your Truth (More Human, Continued)

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 05.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kerrie L Cooper

When I was going through the most challenging times in my life, I wanted nothing more than to read something -- anything -- from someone who h...

A Jewel Of A Party For The Most Beautiful Of Icons

Marco Medrano | Posted 11.03.2015 | Fifty
Marco Medrano

For Beverly Johnson, New York Fashion Week is, at the risk of making a person sound older than they are, old hat to a superstar model who, at 62, can easily pass for 39.

Exclusive: Vogue Superstar Beverly Johnson Shares Her Thoughts on Race, Bill Cosby, Golf and Her New Memoir

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 09.30.2015 | Books
Jeryl Brunner

Johnson recounts how she became an in-demand globetrotting superstar hanging out at fashion designer Halston's legendary parties with Liza Minnelli and Elizabeth Taylor, going to Studio 54, her relationship with tennis legend Arthur Ashe and much more.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Black Designers Absent From NYFW but Present in Other Ways

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 09.17.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

As diversity becomes the buzzword across all industries, New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is no exception. This year the annual extravaganza has made gains in its representation of Asian designers.

21 Vintage Photos Of Black Models Who Paved The Runway

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.10.2015 | Black Voices

This post is part of a weekly series celebrating #ThrowbackThursday with reflections of our favorite childhood memories, past pop culture moments and ...

41 Years Later, Beverly Johnson Reflects On Being Vogue's First Black Cover Model

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.09.2015 | Style

We've got to say, one of the best ways to promote a memoir about your illustrious career as a supermodel is at a major New York City venue with a live...

Black Model Is 'Tired Of Apologizing For [Her] Blackness'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Style

Model Nykhor Paul is fed up with the fashion world and is making her feelings known. The South Sudanese model posted an open letter on her Instagr...

I On Exceptional Living: The Exceptional Lives of William Yates, Beverly Johnson and More

Irene Michaels | Posted 06.08.2015 | Style
Irene Michaels

From supermodel to suburban-supermom, the I On Exceptional Living series continues with more special individuals whose lives are leaving a mark on the world in a variety of ways.

Black Supermodel Wants To 'Ignore' Fashion's Racism Problem

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices

Malaika Firth is one of the few black models that have experienced soaring success in fashion -- an industry that is notorious for its lack of diversi...

WATCH: Beverly Johnson Describes Being Drugged By Bill Cosby

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.12.2014 | Entertainment

Beverly Johnson described the "life-threatening" experience of being drugged by Bill Cosby during the 1980s in an interview with HuffPost Live's Carol...

Do You Think Bill Cosby's Rape Allegations Are a Conspiracy?

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 02.11.2015 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Let us suppose that somewhere there may be a valid reason, in spite of twenty-plus alleged victims, for which one refuses to believe Bill Cosby has ever harmed a woman -- conspiracy is simply not one of them.

WATCH LIVE: Beverly Johnson On HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.12.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Former supermodel Beverly Johnson is the latest woman to accuse comedian Bill Cosby of wrongdoing. In a Vanity Fair essay, Johnson says Cosby drugged ...

Beverly Johnson Says Bill Cosby Drugged Her In The 1980s

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 12.11.2014 | Entertainment

Beverly Johnson is the latest woman to speak out against Bill Cosby. The former supermodel, who was the first African-American woman to appear on ...

Beverly Johnson Is ‘Angry' To See So Few Black Faces On The Runway

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 09.12.2014 | Black Voices

Anyone can see the lack of diversity on fashion runways these days, but what does that feel like from the perspective of a black fashion icon? Cele...

Beverly Johnson Reveals Her Scary Supermodel Diet From The '70s

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.12.2014 | Style

Beverly Johnson broke a big barrier for models of color when she became the first black woman to appear on the cover of Vogue 40 years ago, but it cam...

On the "A" w/Souleo: Harlem's Fashion Row Celebrates Byron Lars And Beverly Johnson

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 11.11.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

If you want to make veteran fashion designer, Byron Lars cry with joy just arrange a surprise appearance by his brother, Vincent Lars. That was one of...

On the 'A' w/Souleo: Beverly Johnson Spills the 'Tee' on Golf and Writing Her Memoir

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Beverly Johnson is busy these days from celebrating the 40th anniversary of becoming the first African-American woman on the cover of Vogue, to overseeing the Beverly Johnson Hair Collection, to completing a memoir.

#TBT: Vintage Hair & Beauty Ads We LOVE!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.05.2013 | Black Voices

There's something about old ads that make us long for days gone by -- and we're not just talking about the low retail prices. There was a level of sop...

LOOK: Beverly Johnson Goes Blonde!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.12.2013 | Black Voices

They say blondes have more fun. Maybe that's why Beverly Johnson decided to take the hue for a spin last night at the Glamour's 23rd Annual Women Of T...

PHOTOS: The Week's Best Style Moments

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.20.2013 | Black Voices

Michelle Williams delivered some pretty fierce fashion moments during her Destiny's Child days, but since the group went their separate ways it seems ...

WATCH: Getting Real About Fashion's Race Problem

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.18.2013 | Black Voices

Kanye West's comments on fashion's race problem last week have got us thinking about the industry's blind spot and its complex relationship with hip-h...

The Model Who Changed Everything

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.04.2013 | Black Voices

Before Beverly Johnson became the first black model to grace the cover of Vogue in 1974, she was already a Glamour covergirl several times over. The f...

Beverly Johnson Had Do WHAT To Land Her First Glamour Cover?

Posted 10.04.2013 | Style

As the "first black supermodel," Beverly Johnson has made quite a name for herself since launching her career with a Glamour cover in 1972. The 60...

Who Wore It Best?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.09.2013 | Black Voices

While there were countless stars shining around New Orleans this past weekend for the 2013 Essence Festival a few stood out from the rest -- like fash...

Seeing Double?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 04.23.2013 | Style

When Lauren Hutton first burst onto the scene, it seemed as though no one would ever be able to replicate her famous gap-toothed smile -- until Lindse...