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Health

The Beauty Diet: It’s Not Just Aesthetics

“Diets? To think there is a general one that works for all is, to be frank, a true illusion. Because it’s ridiculous to think that each of us, with our own metabolisms, habits, and nutritional needs can adjust to a diet that adapts to all types of people, very different among them”. Professor Evelina Flachi, who teaches a Nutrition […]

Fashion

Pushing the Boundaries of Black Style

THE best posts on the style blog Street Etiquette find its principals, Travis Gumbs and Joshua Kissi, in motion. As opposed to the fascistically frozen street-style snaps of The Sartorialist and others, these pictures are styled and plotted fictions but also affecting ones, depicting a pair of young black men taking ownership not just of […]

Fashion

A Fashion Line’s Old-World Branding Evokes Bygone Glamour

Honor, a fashion line started by designer Giovanna Randall, is designed to look like a revival of an old couture Italian fashion house, complete with crests, gold-foil stamping, and stationery that Grace Kelly would have loved. For an industry that prides itself on its one-day-you’re-in-next-day-you’re-out ethos, fashion is nevertheless mindful of its own history, where […]

Entrepreneurs

Do You Really Have What it Takes to Run a Business?

Few people are suited to be their own bosses. Most people want a regular work routine. Their lives are based on forty-hour work weeks and steady paychecks. When people tell me they want to start their own business, I ask them whether they can really live without regular income. I tell them to talk to […]

Young Professionals

Social Media Tools For Your Job Search

Searching for your next career opportunity can be a frustrating and tiresome process. Thankfully, there are an unprecedented number of free tools and resources to alleviate some of the stress and ease the time commitment of trying to secure a new job. The key is identifying the tools that suit your needs and maximizing their […]

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Making Magic: Future the Rapper

From T.I. to Gucci Mane Atlanta is known to crank out new rap talent. Newest to the scene is Future. Most are familiar with his 2011 homage to Al Pacchino’s Scarface’s character, “Tony Montana” and his vocals on...
by Lynn McFail
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On the Rise: Keith Robinson

Actor Keith Robinson – who you probably remember from Golden Globe winning movie Dream Girls – has a passion for music and is trying his chops at a professional music career. The actor who was actually signed to Mot...
by Genel Ambrose
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Pushing the Boundaries of Black Style

THE best posts on the style blog Street Etiquette find its principals, Travis Gumbs and Joshua Kissi, in motion. As opposed to the fascistically frozen street-style snaps of The Sartorialist and others, these pictures are style...
by Ronn Richardson
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The Beauty Diet: It’s Not Just Aesthetics

“Diets? To think there is a general one that works for all is, to be frank, a true illusion. Because it’s ridiculous to think that each of us, with our own metabolisms, habits, and nutritional needs can adjust to a diet t...
by Demaris Bailey
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Trending: Men in Women’s Clothing

The latest fashion trend in hip-hop has its male stars raiding the women’s clothing department for inspiration. Lil Wayne jumped around in skinny women’s pants during his performance at this year’s MTV Video M...
by Genel Ambrose
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The Blackbelt: Vexed over Sex and an Ex

Dear Blackbelt, My ex boyfriend and I were together for two years.  We had normal relationship issues, but for the most part, things were great.  We even talked about our wedding.  Admittedly, I may have pushed the topic, bu...
by The Blackbelt
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Serena Turns the Big 3-0 Today!

Serena Williams turns 30-years-old today. The tennis star who was recently named Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, has much to celebrate on her landmark birthday – including having won 27 grand slam titles throughout her ca...
by Genel Ambrose
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Perfect Pitch for an Investor’s Home Run

Angel investors can provide you not only with the money to take your small business to the next level, but also real-world experience, advice and a cache of industry connections. But are you giving investors the information t...
by DeAndra Harrison
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Breezy and RiRi Resparking Love via Twitter?

Twitter was in a tizzy this weekend when R&B croner Chris Brown favorited a tweet Rihanna posted featuring lyrics from her new single “We Found Love.” Brown later deleted the tweet that read: “Sometimes i...
by Genel Ambrose
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BET’s Senior Publicist Leaving at the Top of Her Game

What is most striking, is that at the top of her game, she has decided to take a leave of absence from her job and go back to school……in London!
by Empress Varnado
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The Blackbelt: Work in the Way of Play

Dear Blackbelt, I met a great guy 2 months ago, and we hit it off right away. Our first date was fantastic. He treated me like a queen – unlike my previous boyfriend of 2.5 years. Things were great for a while! He made time t...
by The Blackbelt
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The Importance of an Investment Piece

Is it important to invest your money on an expensive item of clothing or accessory? In these economic times, it may be challenging for some people to go to a luxury store and spend thousands of dollars on a handbag or a piece ...
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