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Falling In Love With The September Issue

Julie Carlson Miller | Posted 10.13.2013 | Style
Julie Carlson Miller

"January may be the traditional marker of a New Year, but for me September has always represented true change and hope."

What Really Went Down At My First Fashion Show

Sarah Warner | Posted 11.12.2012 | Style
Sarah Warner

I accompanied my roommate Sarah to Fashion's Night Out and had an incredible time. But going to a fashion show? By myself? This might be a bad idea.

Black Girl Crush Series: Part 2: Darlene & Lizzy Okpo of William Okpo

Marjon Rebecca Carlos | Posted 09.23.2012 | Black Voices
Marjon Rebecca Carlos

Darlene and Lizzy Okpo's diverse origins traverse the savannahs of Nigeria, to the beautiful chaos of the Bronx, to the quaint suburbs of Staten Island, are physical and emotional complements of one another; two sides of a single design objective.

What Do I Need to Do to be Feminine Enough?

Erika L. Sánchez | Posted 09.23.2012 | Latino Voices
Erika L. Sánchez

I suppose there will always be anxiety for me when it comes to beauty. I am always asking myself if I'm compromising my feminist beliefs by wearing this or doing that. What would Emma Goldman say about this hoochie skirt?

Is Natural Hair the End of Black Beauty Culture?

Cassandra Jackson | Posted 08.13.2012 | Black Voices
Cassandra Jackson

While it might sound like a throwback to the 60's Black Power era, the tenor of the current natural hair movement is decidedly different. The constant refrain of the current natural hair movement is self-acceptance, freedom, health, and spiritual growth.

Why I Won't Give Up Big Baubles For Simple Studs

Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Dana Oliver

While my morning routine has shorten and my earlobes aren't as saggy thanks to the simplicity of studs, I find myself giving into the temptation of heavy earrings collecting dust in my jewelry box. Besides, big baubles worn on a Saturday night every so often won't hurt.

Kinky Hair at the Life Ball in Vienna

Anthony Dickey | Posted 08.07.2012 | Black Voices
Anthony Dickey

I was very honored recently to be asked to go to Vienna to celebrate the infamous Life Ball,  Europe's biggest AIDS  fundraiser gala. This year saw ...

What Every Black Woman Needs to Know About Hair Loss: Part 2

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 07.08.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

It is very important to me as a woman of color and as a dermatologist to try to help women understand more about the devastating disorder, alopecia. My goal is also to help you avoid hair loss, particularly the types that are easily preventable and treatable

Six Degrees Of Separation

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 07.02.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

It's been said that there are six degrees of separation between every two individuals on the planet. This statement no longer holds true. With today's technology, the entire world is at our fingertips. And thank goodness for me as a manicurist, that's a lot of hands to be done.

American Design Students Service Learning with Kofi Boone in Ghana

Atim Oton | Posted 07.02.2012 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

As a designer and educator who grew up in Nigeria, got educated in the US and the UK, I have valued the global experiences I have had. Design is a global practice and social design is a path that designers should engage in. It is our responsibility to make design relevant.

Men In Celine Bags

Terrence Phearse | Posted 06.26.2012 | Black Voices
Terrence Phearse

Kanye West isn't the only guy with an affinity for Phoebe Philo. Over the past month, I've been in New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, and LA amongst a few other less fashion forward cities, but mainly everywhere I've gone I've seen guys toting Celine.

Dream Girls and Dream Makers

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 06.16.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Since the beginning of time, mankind has longed to interpret dreams. Wars have been waged in fulfillment of dreams. This thing we call dreams has created opportunities, jobs, and careers for modern day man.

"Barebody and Beautiful" Day

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 06.12.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

I would like to institute a "Barebody and Beautiful" day to raise awareness about obesity. For one day each year, I want women to remove the façade that they have created. I want them to take it all off, to get naked! I want them to become "Barebody and Beautiful."