Fiction

Summer Fiction Short Story Contest: Issa Winner!

Over the summer, we teamed up with author Kamichi Jackson (K My Name is Kendra) for a fiction writing contest. To recap right quick, these were the details: Writers had to pick one of the sentence starters below to be their short story’s opening line, and use it to create your own original piece. Turns […]

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Cover Stars

Nia Sioux is Our Fall ’17 Cover Girl!

For seven seasons, Nia Sioux — the OG of the ALDC competitive dance team — has been killin’ it on stage, slaying routines at events, blessing audiences with her vocals, and more recently, giving acting a try. In our fall 2017 issue, she spills the tea on this season’s emotional moments, what it was like […]

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Beauty & Fashion

China McClain Just Posted the Best Natural Hair Tribute

We’re not the only ones gearing up for a summer of natural hair love (our second-annual issue on the topic comes out this month!), China Anne McClain is, too. Over the past few months, we’ve seen glimpses of her natural hair, usually pre-styling session, or we’ve seen it in a protective style like braids, but […]

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Cover Stars

Behind-the-Scenes of E’myri Crutchfield’s Sesi Cover Shoot

E’myri Crutchfield — you know her as Kizzy from the new Roots miniseries that dropped last Memorial Day weekend (2016) — is our summer 2017 cover star! Like her character, she knows the importance of honoring and preserving our heritage and culture, plus she’s a naturalista, and being that this issue is our second-annual “Natural […]

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Cover Stars

Marcus Scribner is Our Winter 2016 Cover Star!

Marcus Scribner reps hard for the blerd scene — on screen and off. But he knows it’s through the characters he plays that he’s able to squash stereotypes for the masses. And that’s what he’s most proud of. Check out our interview with Marcus in our winter issue by grabbing your copy today! (Shipping starts […]

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