Women you should know: Janet Emerson Bashen
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Women you should know: Janet Emerson Bashen

“My success and failures make me who I am and who I am is a black woman raised in the south by working class parents who tried to give me a better life by fostering a fervent commitment to succeed.”   Continue reading

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Women you should know: Marjorie Joyner
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Women you should know: Marjorie Joyner

Marjorie Stewart Joyner  was the granddaughter of a slave and a white slave-owner, she was born on October 24, 1896 in Monterey, Virginia. She moved to Chicago in 1912, and shortly thereafter, she began studying cosmetology. In 1916, she became the first African American graduate of Chicago’s A.B. Molar Beauty School. In Chicago, Joyner met … Continue reading

Women you should know: Patricia Bath
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Women you should know: Patricia Bath

Patricia E. Bath, an ophthalmologist and laser scientist, is an innovative research scientist and advocate for blindness prevention, treatment, and cure. Born on November 4, 1942, in Harlem, Manhattan, Bath is the daughter of Rupert and Gladys Bath. Her father, an immigrant from Trinidad, was a newspaper columnist, a merchant seaman and the first black … Continue reading

Restaurant review: Sumting Fresh
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Restaurant review: Sumting Fresh

If you are looking for affordable street gourmet food in South Africa, this restaurant is certainly the place to be. We were there and have to share the experience! Sumting Fresh is a street style restaurant that treated bloggers to a tasting at their restaurant reboot in Johannesburg, South Africa. The meals were certainly tasty … Continue reading

@Safashionweek South African Fashion Week Gets The Royal Nod at Glittering Commonwealth Fashion Exchange
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@Safashionweek South African Fashion Week Gets The Royal Nod at Glittering Commonwealth Fashion Exchange

Amidst free-flowing bubbly and canapés fit for princesses, South Africa’s own fashion royalty joined their peers from 53 other Commonwealth countries to present the country’s design credentials to T.R.H.’s The Duchess of Cambridge, The Countess of Wessex and Princess Beatrice of York, at a glittering reception in Buckingham Palace on Monday 19 February 2018. Attended … Continue reading

MGS Exclusive Interview with C.O.R.E.
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MGS Exclusive Interview with C.O.R.E.

C.O.R.E. is an online magazine created to uplift and empower young women between the ages of 12-18. Through content development, fashion, beauty, financial, as well as on-site development, C.O.R.E has helped shaped the lives of many young women. Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to the women behind this organization and discovered that C.O.R.E … Continue reading

Afro Art giving us life
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Afro Art giving us life

Focusing on their hair, the married duo (Regis and Kahran,) created Afro Art, a series of gorgeous portraits that has cast a spell on everyone’s eyes. The stunning photos feature girls in elaborate costuming and hairstyles, from the Baroque period (roughly, 1600-1750) to steampunk clothing and fierce high-fashion ensembles.   We are here for it! Check … Continue reading