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Unified Visionaries Benefit

Unified Visionaries Benefit

“Our goal is to give the youth tangible skills to really develop their sense of self and inspire them to know that they can create their own economic future” - Zebi Williams of Lil Raggamuffin Summercamp       “Taking full responsibility for your life and not waiting for somebody else to tell you or show you(…)

TK Wonder On Tour & Celebrate Brooklyn‏

TK Wonder On Tour & Celebrate Brooklyn‏

“Goodbye New York! I will be leaving tomorrow to embark on a four month music tour in Europe with Kiril Dzajkovski then Brazil in October with Rodrigo Carreira I am super excited and never imagined that performing at poetry and hip hop open mikes in front of a 100 people would take me in front(…)

Essence: Cipriana Quann On Changing Hair Regimens

Essence: Cipriana Quann On Changing Hair Regimens

via: Essence by: Cipriana Quann Photos: Joey Rosado   When embarking in the wonderful world of natural hair, the journey can surprise even the most seasoned guru, and though my transitioning days as a newbie natural are far behind me, the memories alone makes me feel like a small fish in the big sea.  (…)

Everyday People Brunch

Everyday People Brunch

Roble Ali’, known as “Chef Roble” from the popular Bravo show; “Chef Roble’ & Co.,” celebrates his birthday during ‘Everyday People’ brunch on May 18th. Held at the DL in the lower eastside, Roble’s renowned monthly brunch bash, ‘Everyday People‘ was founded along with partners and friends; Co-Founder of blog and creative agency; Sokoni Worldwide, Saada(…)

Essence: Cipriana Quann On The Moment Hair Became More Than Just Hair

Essence: Cipriana Quann On The Moment Hair Became More Than Just Hair

Via: Essence.com By: Cipriana Quann Photos: Joey Rosado   Between trying to learn about demarcation lines and the frustration that can come with dealing with two different textures, throwing in the psychology of transitioning hair can be unwelcomed stress you’re not ready for.   *click photo for larger image   For many, transitioning is something that happens(…)

Live The Process: A Moment With Cipriana Quann

Live The Process: A Moment With Cipriana Quann

via: Live The Process   Cipriana Quann believes that it’s our imperfections that make us beautiful and strong.   She felt caged in by the culture’s concept of beauty during her childhood and early adulthood. And, as a model, she struggled to build and accept her own identity in the face of unrelenting and conservative(…)

ELIZABETH ALMEIDA

ELIZABETH ALMEIDA

In this Curly Essence feature, watch Model, Elizabeth Almeida from Angola discuss all things hair, including everything from bullying in her youth, as the only girl of color in her class to finger detangling and her “love of cooking sweets, despite not knowing how to”.       Photos: José Ferreira    *click photos for larger(…)

Essence’s Journey To Beautiful: An Intimate Dinner with Erykah Badu & Ledisi

Essence’s Journey To Beautiful: An Intimate Dinner with Erykah Badu & Ledisi

On the cusp of Essence Magazine’s 44th anniversary and the recent release of their special 3 cover May issue with Singers, Erykah Badu, Solange and Ledisi, it seems only fitting to start a conversation dubbed the “Journey To Beautiful” and that is exactly what took place on May 7th.   Cordially invited by Essence, I attended(…)