Archive | November, 2009

The Golden First Lady

First Lady Michelle Obama has a well-established reputation of supporting lesser-known but talented designers, and she upheld that practice with her choice for the state dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. It was a strapless, cream and gold number with a wrap, and was designed by Indian-born designer Naeem Khan. Personally, I’m lukewarm on […]

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Sisters’ Hair Roundtable

I know that I was just criticizing Essence magazine for being too staid and celebrity focused, and for several reasons I still feel that way. But the magazine is still an institution, and will probably always be the premier lifestyle magazine for black U.S. women. When you consider our collective buying power and the fact that […]

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It’s Catching On

The black community is racking up more notable ‘firsts’. Last year, we joyfully elected the country’s first Black (who is actually biracial) president, and this year we made history again. On Jan. 3 (Sorry for my lateness. Full-time life calls.), Mia Love, a Saratoga Springs Councilwoman became the first black woman elected as mayor of […]

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Reading, Writing and Dividends

I always like to hear what Mellody Hobson, the brilliant and photogenic president of Chicago-based Ariel Capital Management has to say about money. Mellody recently made a speech at a conference in San Francisco and I listened to part of it before going to bed. The running time is just short of 45 minutes. She’s right in […]

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Garcelle & The Guys

Isn’t this a beautiful picture? This is Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, her husband Mike, and her two-year-old twin sons, Jax Joseph and Jaid Thomas. Maybe they’ll get a copy for the family album. The great thing about this photo is that they are all together. Oftentimes, media magazines and Web sites will crop out the husband and […]

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The Little Black Dress

Sunday mornings are not an appropriate time to read hard news stories, so it is no surprise that I was perusing the Style section of the Sunday Times several days ago. I was happy to spot Paula Patton in the Pulse column. She looks lovely and glamorous in that little black Michael Kors dress, and […]

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Listen To Michelle

I was really hoping that Michelle Matson (her Website, RichChick.com, has been added to the blog roll) would not pull a September Essence out of her stack of glossies hawking the latest trends in fashion and, of all things, investing. She is right: Our precious, hard-earned money is not supposed to be subject to the […]

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