Jessica C.`'s Recent Articles

8 Style Tips We Learned from June Ambrose

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If there’s one iconic person who has come to be a welcome staple in the front row at New York Fashion Week, it’s June Ambrose. The stylist to the stars is often spotted, sitting side-by-side with her daughter, Summer, at every presentation from Tadashi Shoji...

Viola Davis and Terrence Howard Shine in “Prisoners” — Will You Go See It?

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Viola Davis has spoken candidly about the plight of black actresses in Hollywood and the perennial threat of being typecast. Determined to rise about it, the Essence cover star is diversifying her portfolio with a new film, “Prisoners.” The thriller is markedly different from her previous...

On Bonding with Baby: Tamar Braxton Reveals She Didn’t Connect With Her Son Right Away

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Society paints a certain picture of new mommyhood, where mothers experience an instant bond with their children. In reality, not every mother connects with their child immediately. Tamar gave voice to that experience, saying she felt unattached to her adorable son Logan at first. In...

“Scandal” Clothing Line May Be In the Works — Would You Shop It?

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The praise for “Scandal” is at an all-time high. Gladiators are eagerly awaiting the start of the third season of the hit show, which debuts in October. The lead actress, Kerry Washington was just nominated for an Emmy Award, becoming the first black actress to...

How To Take Action After The George Zimmerman Verdict

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Numb. Heartbroken. Infuriated. Helpless. Sick. These emotions and so many more overwhelmed me in the hours following George Zimmerman’s acquittal. Only hours before, I inadvertently saw the Gawker photo of Trayvon Martin’s lifeless body lying on the grass on Facebook. Young, lanky and beautifully brown,...

Serena Williams Covers Essence Magazine‘s “Body Issue”

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Summer can be a difficult time for women with body image issues. From bikinis to clothes that reveal rather than cover up, our bodies are more on display during the warmer months. Essence Magazine is dedicating the latest issue to body image with its cover...