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Meek Mill Releases Second Footwear Collaboration with Puma

Philly rapper Meek Mill joined the Puma family to design his own line of sneakers…

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Celebrity Makeup Artist Empowering Beauty Tips Help You Look Your Best

Melissa Hibbert shares beauty tips for women of color

In the wake of unrealistic portrayals of beauty on TV, social media and beyond,…

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Beauty Expert on Making the Leap From Corporate America to Entrepreneurship

Melissa Hibbert, Founder of SHEEQ Cosmetics & Host of Behind the Glam talks redefining success

For 14 years, Melissa Hibbert was a marketing and branding powerhouse. She started her…

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Millionaire Model Joan Smalls Designs Collection for True Religion

This supermodel proves to be more than good looks and gets down to business

Supermodel Joan Smalls is taking a walk on the other side of the runway. Smalls,…

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The Perfect Pair: Beyonce and Giuseppi Zanotti Team Up for Shoe Collab

The Queen dabbles in high fashion

Fashion lovers and BeyHive members will be happy to know that designer extraordinaire Giuseppi Zanotti…

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Miss Universe Japan is Country’s First Mixed Beauty Queen

Japanese and African American beauty queen redefines 'pretty'

Ariyana Miyamoto made history this month as the first biracial Miss Universe Japan. The stunning…

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Fresh Take: 5 Rappers Interpret Fashion with Their Own Brands

Step up your swag with these fresh takes on fashion

Of the vast lessons hip-hop has taught us over the years, one of the most…

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Mo’Ne Davis Launches Sneaker Line to Help Girls in Poverty

This little leaguer is giving back in a big way

Mo’Ne Davis just gave us all one more reason to love her. The history-making teen…

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Rihanna Makes History as First Black Spokeswoman for Dior

RiRi raises the style bar once more

Pop star sets another marker in history as the first black ambassador for Dior.

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Designer Follows Mom’s Footprints with Luxury Leather Handbags

This designer makes luxury attainable for all women

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As little girls, probably more of us than not watched our mothers in…

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Black Beauty: 6 Women Who Made History with Major Beauty Brands

These stunners tear down beauty's barriers

The beauty of black women cannot be denied. Our never-ending array of skin tones and…

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4 How-To Tips to Get Your Child Into Modeling

Protect your child and your pockets with these pointers

These child modeling tips serve as a great starting guide before breaking into the industry

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Style Influencers Group Sees Business in Bloggers and Influencers

Three bloggers combine their powers for business

The digital sphere and social media have officially taken over the world and there’s no…

By Essence Gant

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5 Fly Fashion Bloggers to Start Following Now

These five fashion lovers take advantage of social and digital technology

One of the most glorious things about living in this modern era is that we…

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Stylist to the Stars: Carmen Lilly Shares Tips to Empower Women Through Fashion

Professional behind the fab looks of celebrities including Rihanna shares style secrets

Wardrobe stylist Carmen Lilly is a pro at using fashion to help her clients exude…

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Kanye West’s $350 Sneakers Restock After Selling Out

Yeezy's high-priced kicks prove to be a must-have among fans

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Kanye West may need to work on his award show etiquette, but one thing…

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Deidre Jefferies Talks ‘Kingdom’, Shares Wealth with Fashion Designers

This rising designer talks her label and fashion's money resources

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Deidre Jefferies was born and raised in D.C. where she was inspired by the…

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Behind the Red Carpet with Wardrobe Stylist Carmen Lilly

Wardrobe stylist talks making it the fashion industry

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Behind red carpet appearances, award show performances and street style looks, there are wardrobe…

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Brains and Beauty: Blake Von D on Law School, Fashion and Self-Worth

This law student shares how she built a following of over 25,000

Blogger Blake Von D shares how she built her audience and so much more with…

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HFR Conversations: Black Editors and Designers on Race and Fashion

Black editors and designers share their experiences in the industry

BlackEnterprise.com concluded our New York Fashion week with “Harlem’s Fashion Row Conversation Series: Editorial Diversity…

By Essence Gant

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Zendaya Responds to Racist Hair Comment

The singer blasted back at Giuliana Rancic for her derogatory comments on her locks

At the 2015 Oscars on Feb. 22, 18-year-old singer and Disney star Zendaya opted to…

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Must Reads: 3 Fabulous Books to Inspire Fashion and Design Professionals

These books were all created by African Americans

Here are three books every fashion and design enthusiast should read and aspiring professionals can…

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Donna Karan International Fashion Executive Is Building and Strengthening A Global Brand

Felita Harris discusses opportunities for luxury goods in the digital age

Felita Harris (@msfashionbiz) is one of the most powerful women in the luxury retail industry.…

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5 Black Celebrity Stylists You Should Know

Get to know the style bosses behind your favorite celebrity looks

As with music and the latest lingo, fashion is one of popular culture’s many entities…

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Fashionista Invents New Shoe Accessory to Make Walking a Breeze

Walking is easier and more stylish, thanks to Tracey

Walking seems simple enough, right? You place one foot in front of the other and…

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Flaws and All: Beyonce Still Beautiful in Leaked Photos

Beyoncé's unedited photos encourage self-confidence

Beyoncé seems to be the latest victim of celebrity photo leaks, according to reports. Footage…

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Halle Berry Admits She Thought about Cosmetic Sugery and More

The A-lister gets candid about beauty and insecurity

It never seems to matter whether Halle Berry is starring in a box office hit,…

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Fashion & Racism: When Does a ‘Statement’ Go Beyond Just Style?

Beyonce raises eyebrows and ire with All-Star weekend ensemble

Beyonce’s All-Star weekend fashion pick caused some style watchers to give a Scooter LaForge trench…

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Our History, Our Future: 10 Female Icons in Fashion

As Fashion Week continues in New York, we celebrate style innovators and powerhouses

As Fashion Week continues in New York City, check out these amazing women of color…

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QVC Host Mocks Natural Model’s Hair, Issues Apology

Sandra Bennett responds to natural hair backlash

QVC caught quite a bit of backlash when a host on the popular shopping network…

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Miss Jessie’s, Miko Branch, Releases Touching Video Dedicated to her Late Sister

Moving tribute shows intimate family photos of the sisters

Miko Branch dedicates moving video to her sister Titi’s life

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African Twin Designers Talk Business and Reveal New Collection

Twin designers talk career and show off new collection

You probably recognize Chantelle and Danielle from our BE Holiday Gift Guide: Part One. The identical…

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‘Looking Fly on a Dime’ Author Patrice J. Williams Offers Tips for Saving in Style

Patrice J. Williams shares how she keeps her fashion and her funds

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Patrice J. Williams is an affordable-style expert and the creator of the popular…

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EMERGE! Fashion Show Founder Talks Bringing Diversity and New Talent to the Industry

Dionne Williams details providing platform for next generation of designers and models

EMERGE! Fashion Show founder talks discovering new talent and adding diversity to the fashion industry.

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Turning Passion into Enterprise: How a Graphic Designer Grew His T-shirt Brand

Seun Olubodun, founder of Duke & Winston, talks tips and his strategy for growth

Seun Olubodun, founder of Duke & Winston, details his journey in expanding his apparel brand…

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Kimora Lee Simmons Establishes Scholarship Fund for Fashion Students

The Queen of Fabulosity donates $1 million to support fashion education

Kimora Lee Simmons creates $1 million scholarship fund for fashion students

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[OPINION] Carol’s Daughter is Our Daughter: The Pros and Cons of Being A Black Brand

Has the Brooklyn-bred brand sold out? Maybe not

Lisa Price, founder and president of Carol’s Daughter, proudly announced recently that her company “joins…

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A Legacy Remembered: 7 Top Moments in Black Fashion with Oscar de la Renta

As the world mourns the death of an icon, take a look at African American celebrities in glam

With reports of the legendary designer’s death and as the world remembers his legacy, check…

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[REACTIONS] Beauty Business Boss Moves: L’Oreal Acquires Carol’s Daughter

Consumers respond to news with mixed emotions, from cheers to disappointment

Beauty giant L’Oreal has acquired Carol’s Daughter, founded by Lisa Price, for an undisclosed amount,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Finding Success Behind the Runway: Sequin City Founder Talks Sustaining His Business

How one man has overcome diversity challenges and changes in the market

Entrepreneur talks how he started his embroidery business and secrets to success in fashion retail…

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Tyra Banks Launches New Beauty Line

Reveals that her new line has been in the making for years

Supermodel-turned-entrepreneur Tyra Banks has announced the launch of her new cosmetics line that will take…

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Upstart Sherman Preston Set To Become A Top Menswear Line

Design duo Sherman Joseph and Preston Williams unveil latest collection

Design duo Sherman Joseph and Preston Williams are fast becoming leading menswear designers.

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NYFW PHOTOS: Harlem’s Fashion Row Talks Fashion & Finance

Industry leaders including Byron Lars and Teri Agins detail business behind the catwalk

RECAP: Harlem’s Fashion Row hosted a 2014 “Fashion and Finance” luncheon, sponsored by Prudential, in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Cosmetics Company Lamik Beauty Highlighted During New York Fashion Week

Event will include a day of beauty, wellness, and networking

Renowned makeup artist Kim Roxie of Lamik Beauty and award-winning hairstylist Hadiiya Barbel present: “Faces…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Men: Dress to Impress and Make Boss Moves With Your Office Style

If you want to upgrade your professional life, take heed to how you look

Fellas, let’s take a minute out of our schedules to clear the lines between appropriate…

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BET Kicks Off Fashion Week with Inaugural “BET On Fashion” Event

Event showcased talent of seven rising black designers

BET Networks held its inaugural “BET On Fashion” event Sept. 3 to help kick off…

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Fashion’s Rising Stars: 6 Innovative and Fresh Designers to Watch

When it comes to the business of style, these up-and-comers got next

With the start of New York Fashion Week, we’ve rounded up five young designers who…

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Africa Fashion Week Kicks Off in New York with Multi-Day Experience

Portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation

The fifth annual Africa Fashion Week kicks off Sept. 4 and continues through Sept. 6,…

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Nicki Minaj Joins Latest List Of Celebs Selling Their Goods On HSN

Rapper’s fragrance MINAJEST sold out in minutes

Nicki Minaj recently teamed up with the Home Shopping Network to promote the launch of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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FUBU Launches “Natural Style by FUBU” Hair Care Line

FUBU continues its legacy by adding its own hair care line

Natural Style by FUBU seeks to promote healthy African-American hair, whether natural or relaxed.

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Fashion and Finance: Tory Burch and Bank of America Team Up

The designer wants to lend a helping hand to new female entrepreneurs

Billionaire fashion designer Tory Burch, through the Tory Burch Foundation, has partnered with Bank of…

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Golf and Tennis: 10 Top Fashion Picks for the Novice and Pro

Athletic pieces that will put you at the top of your game

In preparation for Black Enterprise’s Golf & Tennis Challenge, we’ve rounded up 10 stylish looks…

By Courtney Connley

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Scandal Fashion: Kerry Washington to Launch Retail Line

Actress partners with The Limited to create an Olivia Pope-inspired clothing line

Kerry Washington partnered with “Scandal” costume designer, Lyn Paolo, and The Limited to bring a…

By Courtney Connley

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Teen Entrepreneur Chase Reed Opens Sneaker Pawn Shop

This 16-year-old created a business no one else thought to do

Teen entrepreneur Chase Reed has done what no other sneaker head or collector has thought…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Psyche Terry and husband, Vantoba, showcase Urban Intimates' designs

Shining Star: ‘Fortitude,’ ‘Magic’ of Macy’s Turned Plus Size Lingerie Maker into Retail Titan

Workshop at Macy's helps Urban Intimates beat all odds on long, arduous Journey to success

It is often said, “The Road to Success is never easy.”
Psyche Terry, Owner and Founder…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Update: Army to Review Controversial New Hair Policy that “targeted” Black Women

Army ordered to review controversial new hair grooming policy

Critics complain new Army grooming policy targets black women

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Kanye West Announces a June Release For ‘Adidas Yeezys’

The latest sneaker is the first since West departed Nike

Nike just released the Red Octobers, unexpectedly, less than 2 months ago to much fanfare

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Kate Spade, Macy’s, and Other Brands Support NYC Fashion Start-Up Accelerator

New accelerator and mentoring program targets small fashion start-ups

The NYFT Lab is the result of a collaboration between the Partnership Fund for New…

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Female Co-Founder of Liberty Fairs Trade Show Dominating Menswear Industry

Sharifa Murdock is rising to the top of the fashion industry -- confidently and in stilettos

Sharifa Murdock is not only chic, but she’s also in charge. As an entrepreneur, menswear retail…

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Black British Designer Debuts Collection At Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week

Chantell Walters is one of the fresh faces gracing the runway scene this year

As the phrase is often coined “the British are coming,” it’s true

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Menswear Brand Ikiré Jones Mixes High Fashion with African aesthetics

Menswear Brand Ikiré Jones Mixes High Fashion with African Aesthetics

Ikiré Jones is best described as "Brooklyn meets West Africa"

Wale Oyejide, one of Esquire Magazine’s “Best Dressed Real Men in America,” launches his high…

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Stylish Winter Wardrobe Ideas for Men

Check out these stylish wardrobe suggestions for men

What are some essential in your wardrobe that keep you both fashionable and warm with…

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Baron Davis’ Style Leads to Mini Series on Esquire Network

Baron Davis takes part in six part series on Esquire Network

Will you be tuning in?

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Luxury Cosmetics Founder Raises Funds For The ‘Ultimate Cosmetic Experience’

The Lip Bar's luxury cosmetic bar caters to their consumer’s individuality through highly pigmented and responsibly made products.

Who says beauty and brains don’t mix?
For 27-year-old Melissa Butler, her path to the beauty…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Kanye West Says Louis Vuitton Prices Are Too Extreme

Kanye West believes Louis Vuitton too expensive for young people

Kanye West has been known for his love of the finer things in life

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Prada’s 2nd Black Campaign Model Ever, Malaika Firth, Featured in Vogue

Malaika Firth becomes Prada's first black campaign model in 20 years

Malaika Firth will soon be a household name

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7 Beauty Products for Better Black Skin

Want better skin year round? Check out these beauty tips

With the seasonal changes come changes with your skin

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Natural Hair is Big Business For Black Entrepreneurs

A lucrative industry for a new generation of hair care product suppliers

Wendi Levy, 43, and Kim Etheredge, 41, two biracial women, started their company, Mixed Chicks,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Jamaica’s Avant Garde Designer of the Year Previews New Collection

Andre Rowe's participation in the ‘Avant Garde Designer of the Year’ competition has afforded the young designer an opportunity to showcase his talents to a local audience.

Jamaica is much more than sandy beaches and jerk chicken. Slowly emerging as the fashion…

By Kimberly Wilson

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André Leon Talley Discusses Russell Simmons and Fashion Week

André Leon Talley discusses hip-hop, fashion week, and Russell Simmons.

André Leon Talley knows fashion, or rather he is fashion.

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Brett Johnson, BET Founders’ Son, Launches Mens Footwear and Clothing Collection

The rising designer hopes to appeal to young professionals and celebrities

Johnson’s collection of men’s apparel and footwear includes fashion sneakers, polo shirts and T-shirts, and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurs of the Week: Kijafa Vick and Blair Sandlain, Owners of PNK Elephant

Learn how these boutique owners hustle hard to keep their business thriving

BlackEnterprise.com interviewed the duo about their entrepreneurial journey.

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Boss Moves: Top 10 Must-Haves for Power Men

Essentials for every professional man for his first day at the office

You’ve graduated and landed your dream gig. Well, here are must-have items, from gadgets to…

By Joshua Perrin

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Morehouse College Students ‘Step’ Up Their Game with Footwear Business

Here's how these Morehouse students parlayed a love for athletic footwear into a shoe company

As a student at the prominent Henry W. Grady High School in Atlanta, Thabiti Stephens…

By Bridget McCrea

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Cash Money Records Co-CEO Bryan "Birdman" Williams And Bravado Launch Two Unique Apparel Brands At Agenda: Rich Gang & YMCMB With Lil Wayne

Cash Money Records Co-CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams Launches New Clothing Lines

Birdman's Cash Money Records has sold over 500 million units globally

Since 1991, Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams have built Cash Money Records into…

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Black Blogger Month: Mattieologie, Blogging for the Crown

Mattie James is proof that you can be yourself and win in the world of fashion and style

As part of Black Blogger Month, the young boss tells BlackEnterprise.com how she’s been able…

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Black Blogger Month: ’83 to Infinity, An Interactive Way to Keep Your Hair Flowing

She saves lives by day, and searches for ways to save your split ends by night

While Bridget Quammie may be giving back to the healthcare industry during the day, she…

By Amber McKynzie

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Black Blogger Month: Stuff Fly People Like, Because Anything Else is Normal

Rae Holliday and Gabe Williams aren't just two guys in nice suits, they're The Fly Guys

If you want to know what’s going on at the center of entertainment’s gossip chain,…

By Amber McKynzie

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3 Reasons Kanye West’s $120 A.P.C. Plain White T-Shirt Sold Out

Would you buy a $120 t-shirt?

Kanye’s was one of the more savvy business moves of the year in fashion.

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Black Blogger Month: Gorgeous in Grey, Because Fashion Isn’t Just Black & White

Ty Alexander brings readers inside the world of a style and beauty aficionado

From the perfect style for your curves to the best hair products to give you…

By Amber McKynzie

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Black Blogger Month: LoveBrownSugar, Redefining Style on the Web

Blogger and social media specialist Christina Brown proves there’s more than a one-size-fits-all formula for style

As part of Black Blogger Month, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with LoveBrownSugar.com founder Christina Brown to…

By Janel Martinez

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Haircare Company Exec Dishes on Natural Vs. Permed Hair

A conversation on black hair with one of the industry's most respected

Charlene Bastien-Dance, the marketing guru behind the hugely successful hair-care company Strength of Nature, talks…

By Tomika Anderson

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Is Rocawear Going Bust?

Reportedly, Jay-Z doesn't even wear Rocawear clothing anymore

Jay-Z’s old clothing label is in dire straits

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Mom and Daughter Make Hair-Story in NYC

Who will win the natural hair war battle?

Enter Doris Hair Care New York, a small but steadily growing mom-and-pop-style business

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Lip Addyct™ Releases Chameleon by Lisa Wu

Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Lisa Wu Launches Lipstick Line

"Chameleon by Lisa Wu is cruelty-free and safe for the environment."

Lisa Wu burst on the scene starring in the first three seasons of BRAVO’s Real…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Pharrell Williams Joins Rihanna’s ‘Styled To Rock’ Reality Show

The producing fashionista is heading to mentor on RiRi's fashion show

Will you be watching the show?

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Designer Stirs Controversy With Racist Photo Shoot Called ‘Be My Slave’

Designer has denied there were any racist undertones to the photos

A dark-skinned boy plays a “slave” in new fashion ads

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Lance Gross Talks Tyler Perry and Being the New Face of SoftSheen Carson

What's your opinion of Lance?

Lance Gross sat down with BE to talk about Softsheen Carson and Tyler Perry.

By Kimberly Wilson

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Carmelo Anthony’s Stylist Opens Vintage Shop in NY

Khalilah Williams-Webb opens her own boutique, Shirley & Alice, in Bed-Stuy

Do you like how she dresses Carmelo and JR?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Rihanna to Launch RiRi Woo with M.A.C Cosmetics

RiRi gets her M.A.C on....

Can this be a successful venture for RiRi?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Wedding Style: The Black Love Edition

Ebony.com got an inside look at the style chosen by the couple; especially the bride.

See how one couples selections made their day special

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Vera Wang Discontinues $500 Fee to Try-on Bridal Dress Policy

Fee was established to deter counterfeiters from copying designs

How one brand’s attempt at detering counterfeiters lead to a media backlash.

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Gabrielle Union’s Fashion Facts

Trendy looks for the spring

Actress Gabrielle Union has made statements with a countless amount of pieces that are stylish,…

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Oscar de la Renta Says Michelle Obama Does Not Influence Fashion Today

Fashion designer has less than flattering words for first lady.

Oscar de la Renta, who once criticized Obama’s wardrobe, says first lady’s fashion isn’t influential.

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Huh?! Black Model on ‘The Face’ Says She’s ‘Not Black’

Naomi Campbell thinks her statement is a 'disgrace'

Supermodel hopeful Devyn Abdullah says she’s not black. What do you think?

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Beyonce’s H&M Campaign Makes Its Debut

Mrs. Carter adds something else to her impressive resume

Do you like the recent business moves the star has made?

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Cool Jobs: Talent CEO Chantelle Fraser a Global Star in Her Own Right

Savvy global entrepreneur connects unique professionals with brands

London transplant Chantelle Fraser, CEO Flawless Entertainment and Promotions, has a keen eye for beauty…

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Former Miss USA Kenya Moore Preps New Hair Care Line

Kenya Moore says she doesn't wear a weave

Kenya Moore says she wants to help all women get hair like hers

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Halle Berry Launches Shoe Line ’5th Avenue’

Halle calls her shoes "reasonably-priced"

Halle Berry partners with German shoemaker for her ’5th Avenue’ line

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Kelly Rowland’s Wardrobe Style Tips

Rowland just hosted BET's Rip The Runway, and girl did she rip it.

What do you think of her fashion choices?

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BET’s Rip The Runway 2013: Models, Stars and More Hit the Catwalk

BET's Rip the Runway airs March 20, 2013. Here's a sneak peek.

In addition to daring, elegant and chic ensembles, Rip the Runway also offers performances from…

By Demetria Irwin

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5 Money-Saving Skincare Tips For Your Budget

Smart spending and planning can help your skin rebound, our expert says

Being smart about your skincare doesn’t mean you have to break the bank.

By Dr. Michelle Henry

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Tina Turner Graces Vogue Germany Cover

Ageless wonder makes an appearance in the famed fashion magazine's 'Simply The Best' issue

Is she the oldest person to ever appear on the cover of Vogue?

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Designer Vivienne Westwood Calls First Lady’s Style “Dreadful”

Westwood prefers Jackie O.

When will the Michelle critics halt?

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Leona Lewis Creates “Cruelty Free” Makeup For The Body Shop

The X-Factor UK winner teams up to give customers a choice to get make-up that's not tested on animals

Check out the limited-edition makeup that is not animal-tested.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Venus Williams Showcases Her EleVen Clothing Line

Tennis player shows her latest spring and fall collection

Are you digging the line?

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Nicki Minaj Simmers her Look Down and Launches New Clothing Line

The First Lady of YMCMB feeling "sexy."

YMCMB first lady Nicki Minaj launches “The Nicki Minaj Collection” for Kmart.

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Fashion Vet Weighs In On Blackface Editorial

Bethann Hardison sees editorial as a call to action.

When will blackface end?

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PETA Chides Beyoncé and Jay-Z Over Animal Skin Sneakers

Jay-Z and Beyonce recently ordered haute couture animal skin kicks

PETA protests the Carters’ copious use of animal skin

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Iranian Press Alters Michelle Obama’s Oscars’ Gown to Look More Conservative

Iran's media alters images of First Lady Michelle Obama's Oscars' gown.

Iranian press changes images of Michelle Obama because her shimmery gown was “too revealing” for…

By Amber McKynzie

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Naomi Campbell: From Ripping the Runway to Producing TV Shows

Legendary Supermodel Naomi Campbell has gone from running the catwalk to producing TV shows like "The Face"

Have you seen the show?

By Darralynn Hutson

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Rihanna to Debut Makeup Line, “Riri Hearts,” with MAC Cosmetics

Line to make its premiere in May

The makeup line called the RiRi (Hearts) collection centers around a red lipstick called RiRi…

By Sasha King

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First Lady Michelle Obama: Mid-Life Crisis Inspired Bangs

Backstory to FLOTUS' new do.

Michelle Obama admits her new haircut is all a part of getting older.

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What Dress Code? Celebrities Show Off Their Sexy Grammy Looks

Take a look at some of the Grammy's most stunning outfits.

From Alicia Keys to Jennifer Lopez, Black Enterprise looks at some of the most stunning…

By Amber McKynzie

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Fashion Icon, Andre Leon Talley, Reaches Deal For Late Night Talk Show

The Vogue contributor reached a deal with Electus Production Company

Talley has been an icon in the fashion industry, guest starring as a judge on…

By Sasha King

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Syleena Johnson to Launch Line of Premium Hair Extensions

Syleena Johnson’s Premium Hair Extensions Coming to a Store Near You

Inspired by her own active lifestyle, Syleena Johnson launches a hair line

After working with Kanye West and R. Kelly, Syleena Johnson has gone on to tackle…

By C. Daniel Baker

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J.Crew to Retire First Family’s Inaugural Looks

Two of the pieces will be retired by J.Crew 'out of respect'

If you admired the wardrobe of the First Family at the inauguration on Monday that…

By Sasha King

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Ebony Fashion Fair Releases the New Sam Fine Collection

Sam Fine joined Fashion Fair as Creative Makeup Director in 2011

To commemorate its 40 year anniversary, Fashion Fair Cosmetics releases its Sam Fine Collection

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Hublot King Power Usain Bolt Watch

Price £18,000 ($30,000) Approx


If you’re after a luxury sports watch (and have particularly deep pockets) then this breath taking limited edition Hublot King Power Usain Bolt watch will certainly tick all of the right boxes from a style and luxury point of view. The Jamaican speedster is certainly one of the greatest sportsmen the world has ever seen and if you want to replicate his laid back, but luxurious style, this Hublot watch is the one for you.


Boasting a bunch of impressive features to justify the lofty price tag, you’ll have to go a long way to find a more impressive and unique watch. Just some of the features include a black ceramic bezel, Usain Bolt silhouette at the 9 o’clock position, sapphire crystal glass case and a gold synthetic leather strap made from the same material as the running shoes worn by the great man himself.

Three Awesome Luxury Men’s Watches for Sports Fans

Leo Parker lists off some of fashion's most luxurious sports watches.

Leo Parker names some of this season’s most fashion-forward watches.

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President Obama & Family Return to the White House in Style

President Obama and his family return to the White House after vacationing in Hawaii for the holidays.

The First Family returns to Washington D.C. after a long holiday vacation in Hawaii.

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Rashidah Ali’s New Shoe Line Launch Party

The Reality TV star recently unveiled her new shoes.

The reality star and former owner of high-end shoe boutiques used her entrepreneurial talents to…

By Chantell Black

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Is Nicki Minaj Launching a New Clothing Line?

Flamboyant rapper may soon have us wearing her clothing...if we like it?

Do you like artists venturing into the fashion world?

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Love & Hip-Hop NY Star is Putting Her Best Fashionable Foot Forward

Love and Hip-Hop New York season 2 premieres tonight.

Rashidah Ali sits down for an exclusive interview with BlackEnterprise.com about her new show, shoe…

By Chantell Black

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Men’s Style: Grooming Basics for the Business Professional

Save face and keep it clean for a professional look

Any gentleman knows that their appearance is extremely important in the business world.

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Wardrobe Staple: Luxe Leggings Under $50

Fashion and versatility on a budget

You can dress them up or down and the versatility makes it budget friendly.

By Sasha King

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Is There an Upcoming Beyoncé Vogue Cover?

Singer is reportedly shot for the March 2013 issue

This will be the second time Beyonce appears on the cover.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Why Black Men Tend to be Fashion Kings

What was instilled in you about how you look, when you were younger?

Black men have a unique relationship with fashion, one that can be traced all the…

By Black Enterprise

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Joan Smalls Appears on the Cover of VOGUE Brasil’s “Black Issue”

MTV's House of Style hosts makes a cover appearance

Smalls is on the cover in all black wearing a bit of oxblood on her…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Get Your Life Tamar! The Baby Braxton Opens an Online Store

Tamar Braxton, who is fresh off the heels of her mega-successful single "Love and War," has a new online store on Bravo's website.

Would you rock any of these tees?

By Demetria Irwin

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J. Alexander Martin Continues Successful Fashion Career After FUBU

Industry leader talks going from retail snub to fashion brand giant

J. Alexander Martin is still on the scene and still making it happen!

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Karrueche Tran Lands Her First Magazine Cover?

Model sends photo via Instagram about her recent photo shoot

No word yet on when the photos will be published

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Top 10 Style Trends of 2012

Which trends did you like this year and which trends didn't you like?

Many of your favorite stars took to the streets with many of these trends.

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From Teen Mom to Harvard to Celebrity Hairstylist

How Nancy V. Brown overcame early challenges to achieve career success

Once a 14-year-old mom, Nancy V. Brown is the true definition of a survivor. She…

By Demetria Irwin

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Hot or Not? Statement Shoes from Privileged

The bright, bold Privileged Shoes range from $50 to $80 and they are certainly attention grabbers.

Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’s Karlie Redd, 106 & Park’s Miss Mykie and Paigon, stripper…

By Demetria Irwin

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La La Anthony Launches New Fashion Line

First make-up, now a clothing line.

La La Anthony is making her mark as an entrepreneur.

By Demetria Irwin

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How a 24-Year-Old Entrepreneur Made the World’s Most Exclusive Shoe

By adding Swarovski crystals to high end shoes, Evelyn Fox created her unique business.

The 24-year-old jumped head first into high fashion.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Holiday Party Style Inspiration from Hollywood

What are you wearing to your holiday party?

From the always elegant Kerry Washington to fashion forward Solange, BET offers up a gallery…

By Demetria Irwin

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10 Splurge-Worthy Shoes

Which of these brands is your favorite?

BET’s gallery of shoes that will have you drooling

By Demetria Irwin

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Beyoncé’s Latest Instagram Pics: Do you Like Them?

Bey slays on Instagram.

Who else do you follow on the photo uploading service?

By Demetria Irwin

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Angela Simmons is Working on a Clothing Line

Are you looking forward to another celebrity line?

Rev. Run now has two daughters in fashion.

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Beauty Must-Have: Ellis Faas Creamy Lips

The line also comes in "blood red, deep plum wine, bright red, rusty brown, chocolate caramel, pale peach and pale coffee."

Hello Beautiful writer Ty Alexander has fallen in love with Ellis Faas Creamy Lips in…

By Demetria Irwin

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Happy Birthday, Hova: A Look at the Style Profile of Jay-Z

What's your favorite Jay look?

In honor of Jay-Z’s birthday we take a look at the music mogul’s style profile,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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LaLa Sets Up Pop Up Shop in Atlanta

Would you try her new make-up line?

LaLa is showcasing her new make-up line called Motives for LaLa.

By Demetria Irwin

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Teyana Taylor Designs Adidas Sneaker

The bronze high-tops have a strappy back and a reptilian-like sheen to them.

What do you think of these kicks?

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Ethical Fashion in Africa

Is this a good idea or is this just exploitation with sugar on top?

Some high end designers use “ethical fashion” production practices in poor countries like Africa.

By Demetria Irwin

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The Rise and Fall of the World’s First Black Cover Girl

Luna became the first black model to grace the cover of Harper's Bazaar and British Vogue.

Donyale Luna’s early career was the stuff of dreams.

By Demetria Irwin

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Vogue Magazine’s Black Covergirls

Beverly Johnson was the first black woman for the cover of US Vogue.

Donyale Luna became the first Vogue covergirl when the British version of the mag tapped…

By Demetria Irwin

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Check out a variety of jumpsuit options that are perfect for the office. Layer with sweaters, blazers and accessories or simply wear alone. Either way, you'll be a hit. ---Kéla Walker  (Image by Knightmare6 Photography)

Style Suite: 5 Chic Jumpsuits for the Office

Get into these versatile pieces for an easy, go-to look

Here are some great one-piece picks to add to your work wardrobe for an easy,…

By Kéla Walker

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The Caveman's Valentine (2001) 

Romulus Ledbetter (Samuel L. Jackson), suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and lives in a cave in Inwood Park, New York. He discovers the body of a young man and is determined to find out who killed him.

The Many Looks of Samuel L. Jackson

If he isn't one of the most versatile actors, who is?

Samuel L. Jackson may just hold the record for the most different looks in all…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Chris Brown Signs With Wilhelmina

Singer, actor joins with agency in its artist management division

Do you look at Chris Brown as a model?

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Last week, Black Enterprise’s 10th Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm in Ft.…

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Women of Power: How to Make a Vision Board

Vision Boards are a powerful way to manifest dreams and goals in life. So the…

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