magazines

NSFW: Rihanna Goes Topless for Cover of ‘Lui Magazine’ & the Internet Freaks Out

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Bad gal Ri recently stripped down for the cover of French men’s glossy Lui Magazine, and folks have a lot to say about it. Although the pop diva is uber comfortable showing off her body, many wonder if the superstar is sending the wrong message...

Move Over Vogue, Africa Already Has Its Own Fashion Magazines

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At last week’s Vogue Festival in London Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman, and supermodel Naomi Campbell discussed their work in Africa. Despite Vogue Italia’s troubled history of featuring offensive content—like photographing White models in blackface, selling “slave earrings,” and the now infamous Haute Mess...

The Many Magazine Covers of Lupita Nyong’o

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Have we ever seen one actress, and a newcomer at that, go so far? Even if you’re not in the magazine industry, you must know how hard it is for an African American celebrity or model to “get” to grace the cover of a national...

Oprah, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Forest Whitaker, and Michael B. Jordan Cover Essence’s March Collector’s Issue

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  Essence Magazine’s March issue is chock full of Hollywood’s hottest talent. The cover features the Butler costars Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker; 12 Years a Slave leading man Chiwetel Ejiofor; and Fruitvale Station’s Michael B. Jordan. Inside, Essence celebrates Kenyan Beauty Lupita Nyong’o, Ava DuVernay,...

Vanity Fair Accused of Lightening Lupita Nyongo’s Skin, But Did They?

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Hollywood it girl, Lupita Nyong’o is having one hell of a year. The 30-year-old Yale School of Drama graduate came out of left field when she mesmerized audiences in her first-ever film role in the Oscar-nominated drama 12 Years a Slave. Since then she’s racked...

Are Mainstream Women’s Magazines Actually Starting to Embrace Diversity In Their Cover Choices?

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The unfurling diversity in mainstream magazines, on full display with Lupita, Zoe, Oprah and Kerry, says to White America: “Not anymore.”