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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(…)

Tedx Hackney: “In My Skin I Win”-Shaun Ross (Video)

Tedx Hackney: “In My Skin I Win”-Shaun Ross (Video)

“When I was younger a lot of people use to tease me, and I don’t come to all of you to say feel sorry for me because I don’t feel sorry for myself, I don’t…I am extremely proud of myself and I wish everyone in this room is proud of themselves as well.” -Shaun Ross(…)

Greenroom Magazine: Zoe Kravitz + Jimmy Giannopoulos + James Levy = ‘Lolawolf’

Greenroom Magazine: Zoe Kravitz + Jimmy Giannopoulos + James Levy = ‘Lolawolf’

Bonus questions plus an excerpt from my cover feature interview with Zoe Kravitz, Jimmy Giannopoulos and James Levy of ‘Lolawolf‘, in the new issue of Greenroom Magazine.     *click photos to view larger image   written by: Cipriana Quann via: Greenroom Magazine Photos: Brad Ogbonna     Some of you have had a past rich in the(…)

I’m Officially a Home Owner!

I’m Officially a Home Owner!

Hey everyone! I know I’ve been M.I.A from blogging and one of the reasons is my husband Carl and I became home owners as of April 1st! It’s a two floor Cottage right here in Austin!   For those of you that have been apart of my journey here on UBB, you know that we(…)

Pampano: Bottomless Brunch

Pampano: Bottomless Brunch

With warm weather finally breaking in New York, one of my favorite pastime excursions is finding some of the best brunch spots in the city. As a self-acclaimed avid foodie, I have a 3 point system in rating what restaurants make the cut.   1. Ambiance (decor, patrons, service)  2. Price (including drinks specials) 3.(…)

Artist: Lauren Muller

Artist: Lauren Muller

Artist, Lauren Muller shares with UBB on how her passion of art was sparked, source of her inspiration and how it has evolved.   Photo: Shanita Sims   I’ve been doing art since I was a kid. I thank my mother for that. She sent me to so many art classes, I guess to keep(…)

Greenroom: The Philosophy Of An Urban Bush Babe

Greenroom: The Philosophy Of An Urban Bush Babe

via: Greenroom Magazine Written By: Courtney Phillips Photos: Brad Ogbonna     *click photo for larger view    “When I went natural, other things started to change in myself,” explains Cipriana Quann while on the phone from her home in New York City.   As a former model, Quann is well acquainted with the looming(…)