Cover Stars

#TBT: Blerd Visionary

Welcome to the first edition of #TBT! Starting today, on the second Thursday of each month, we’ll release a past celeb cover story from our print-only archives. For this first round, we’re throwin’ it back to winter 2016 and Black-ish’s Marcus Scribner. By Andréa Butler| Photographed by Jim Cornfield| Hair/MUA by Marissa Cydya| Styled By […]

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Features

These Black Women are Leading the Charge Against Insurrection

By Andréa Butler Immediately following last Wednesday’s (January 6, 2021) domestic terror attack on the U.S. Capitol — and our very democracy — Black women began calling for the second impeachment of 45 and the swift expulsion of every member of Congress who helped incite this insurrection. Joined by 200-plus co-sponsors, the impeachment resolutions were […]

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Features

Domestic Terrorists Loot U.S. Capitol in Coup Attempt

Updated 1/8/2021 to reflect five deaths, instead of four. By Andréa Butler Yesterday, January 6, 2021, we witnessed an attempted coup in real time. It’s not surprising, really. This mob of majority white, pro-Trump, domestic terrorists was encouraged to rebel against their own country by their white supremacist “president” and his yearslong, blatant aims at […]

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Beauty & Fashion

Quick Tips for that Holiday Beauty Drip

In-person gatherings with the squad are a pandemic no-go, but virtual holiday parties? Dope. And with these tips from NYC-based MUA Jaleesa Jaikaran, you’ll be sure to glam things all the way up.  By Anissa Gabbara Prep Your Face Before diving into the actual makeup portion of the night, refresh your skin with your go-to […]

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Love etc.

Here’s to New Year’s Self-Revelations

This article originally appeared in Sesi’s Winter 2019 issue. Subscribe here to stay up on our current editions. In a world that tells us our skin, our hair, and our selves aren’t good enough, that “new year, new me” mantra often becomes a vehicle for unrealistic goal-setting that separates us from who we really are. […]

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Cover Stars

The Chi’s Genesis Hale is Our Winter Cover Girl!

Turning the page on who and what doesn’t serve her, Genesis Hale, who plays Maisha on The Chi and Sabrina in the new Candyman (out next year), continues to come out on top. In our winter 2020 issue, Genesis chops it up about bullying, how art gets her through tough times, and how she ended […]

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Beauty & Fashion

Baby Phat Beauty is About to be Your Next Obsession

By Anissa Gabbara When Baby Phat first hit the scene more than 20 years ago, its founder Kimora Lee Simmons set out to bless the runways (and our closets) with high-fashion streetwear. Now, the iconic brand is being reintroduced to a new generation with the launch of Baby Phat Beauty — a collab with her […]

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