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These Ingestible Beauty Products Are A Must-Try

We’re constantly inundated with beauty brands promising to solve any concern we might have. There’s no beauty ailment out there that someone hasn’t created a “miracle” product for, whether it’s […]

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Eddie Murphy Describes Life As A Father Of 10

Eddie Murphy’s career receipts are known far and wide. The legendary comedian and actor cemented his place in the industry with his legendary stand-ups, and further brought the laughs with […]

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7 Ways To Take Advantage Of Resources For Entrepreneurs In Your City

Getting the ball rolling to get your new business off the ground can be challenging— and even more so when you’re not sure where start when it comes to resources. […]

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My Pumpkin Skincare Beauty Favorites

Apparently National Pumpkin Day was on October 26th and I totally missed that. I personally celebrate my love of all things pumpkin much closer to Thanksgiving. I love the pumpkin pies, cakes, cookies and muffins – I also love a savory pumpkin stew or other dish. And I take my love of pumpkin to another...

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The BEST Kitchen Gifts — 11 Gifts That Should Last (At Least) A Decade

I’ve shared my top kitchen items a few times, and around this time of year I start thinking about sharing more of this kind of information. Why? Because right around now, I’m cooking so often and using so many of my favorite kitchen items! Also, I find that these are the kinds of helpful holiday...

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Where African Fashions Meet the Stylish Traveler

SHANGANI FASHIONSSHAGANI 2017 Fall CollectionShangani Fashion’s debut presentation during New York Fashion Week conveys contemporary cuts that are accented with vintage accessories. Shangani Fashion Designs are a juxtaposition of culture and style. Shangani is an African tribe who dwelled near the Shangani River in Zimbabwe, Africa. The tribe was named after its founder; and the name “Shoshangani” means traveler. Shangani…See More
Apr 10, 2017
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All That Is Glitz And Glamour For The Girls

Styles of ImaginationStyles of Imagination.com: 2017 Fall CollectionAccording to Fashion Designer Diane Linston, fashions should always be high-key, up beat and fashionably fun. Sequins fashions is still a hot trend for the 2017 fall season and Linston has her finger on the pulse of glitz and glamour with style creations that transcend from business casual to red carpet glamour. If you still think that sequins are only good for…See More
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Liberians Position To Join The Global Fashion System

With the accession of the Republic of Liberia's membership to the World Trade Organization there has been considerable dialogue amongst Liberian nationals in the United States about the economic future of their West African nation. Kimma Wreh in Times Square, NYThis past July, during the Liberian Independence Day celebrations in Washington, DC the Liberian Ambassador to the United States reminded his constituents that Liberian nationals abroad, particularly in the United States could do more by…See More
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Congolese Cultural Creations

..PHOTO CREDIT: Macintosh SmithContributing cultural fashions to New York Fashion Week is always welcomed in a city of cultural diversity. During market week in September, African elegance arrived at New York’s Plaza Hotel. The Kapy Bash Mode collection debuted in a collective showcase of international presenters to an audience of style enthusiast, fashion influencers and media makers. Kapy Bash Mode offers African ethnic gowns that are inspired by cultures from the Democratic Republic of the…See More
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Congratulations to our featured Pro of the Month:
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Melva has stayed very interactive in the Urban Beauty Collective community by uploading her style photos, blogs and interacting with existing members! Props to you, Melva, for your great work. We support you!


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