Beyoncé makes major boss moves for Vogue’s September Issue


Courtesy of Vogue

It ain’t nothing to a boss. Music Icon makes history again.

Beyoncé takes Vogue literally. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has given Beyoncé  “unprecedented control” over the September 2018 issue, sources reveal. Beyoncé’s contract includes full control over the cover, the photos inside the magazine, and the captions.

According to sources, Beyoncé wrote the captions herself in long-form. This is the first time Vogue has handed over all creative and editorial control to the featured subject. Although, Beyoncé didn’t do an interview, in her last Vogue cover in 2015.

If you thought Beychella or her charitable clothing line with Balmain was Beyconcé’s height. You are sadly mistaken! Beyoncé has hired the first black photographer to shoot a cover for the publication since its existence 126 years ago. The trailblazing photographer is Tyler Mitchell, 23.

Mitchell is no stranger to high-profile shoots. Mitchell has also shot for Marc…

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The Black Love Deficiency

This is bang on point. I couldn’t agree more.

Bulma's Bantu Knots

My husband was recently asked to be the DP of another project which, aside from having a trailer that had nothing to do with the film, was characterized mostly by what the filmmaker told us was a ‘diverse couple’ that he couldn’t wait to bring to the screen.

The diverse couple you ask? A white woman and a black man.

How very original.


In a world full of romance story lines in every genre, it is disheartening how often times ‘diverse’ couples miss the mark when it comes to showing black couples in TV and film.

Outside of what are considered blackfilms or shows (and even those sometimes), shows and movies that are considered mainstream or “normal” films, aka media that can be watched by majority of Americans with limited gripe…we just don’t see a lot of black couples on screen.


I mean, let’s look for some current shows.

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How many Black Architects do you know?

America’s Hidden Gem (TM)

Yes, I’m asking you. How many Black Architects do you know? It’s not a common question and many would have the same answer – none. In a profession where Blacks make up an alarming 2 percent (many reports state less than 2 percent), it’s difficult to find any. Luckily for me, I’ve been able to find a few in my own backyard.

Let me start from the beginning though.

I never thought my paper during my graduate studies would turn my life around and my appreciation to skyrocket (future post about this coming soon). The concept of the Black Architect is an exquisite one. To understand the existence of individuals in a field that initially wasn’t meant for them…it’s perplexing, demanding, and amazing.

I wanted to write my paper on a Black Architect named Julian Abele and focus on his blueprints.

*thanks Wiki*

My paper took me through great lengths…

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