SOCIALITE SPOTLIGHT

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SOCIALITE SPOTLIGHT: KIMBERLY TOWNES By Marc Alexander  As a filmmaker, first and foremost, Kimberly Townes is an artist. Her skills are evident in the various angles she shoots and the cuts she makes on unexpected beats in the editing bay. She perpetually finds different perspectives that inspire audiences to consider more than the face value [...]

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

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Women’s History Month By Nana Fordjour In 1981, Congress passed the Pub. L. 97-28, which authorized and requested that the President proclaim the week of March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” For five years, Congress passed joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987, the National Women’s History Project [...]

MARCH COVER STORY: VIVICA FOX

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COVER STORY: VIVICA FOX By Teryl Warren When I first saw Vivica Fox in the classic crime drama Set It Off – I was inspired.  It was the first time since the days of Cleopatra Jones and Foxy Brown that I had seen an image of a tough, brash, beautiful Black woman who was equal [...]

SOCIALITE SPOTLIGHT

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SOCIALITE SPOTLIGHT: NO MADNESS By Marc Alexander I ran across the Nomadnesstribe movement on the booty model and “My current situation” landscape of Instagram. The account stood out because (1) the sisters had their clothes on and (2) None of the pictures were in the States. Further investigation pushed me to look at all the [...]

MR. RIGHT: SEAN SMITH

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MR. RIGHT: SEAN SMITH By Teryl Warren “Life is not a spectator sport. If you’re going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion, you’re wasting your life.” – Jackie Robinson In cities and suburbs all across the United States, fans of America’s game are getting the [...]

GIRL SCOUTS SALUTE!

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Girl Scout Salute! By Alyssa Schroer As part of our month-long celebration of iconic women in history, Wiles is proud to salute the Girls Scouts of the USA for nurturing and producing generations of female leaders for more than 100 years. You know all about the cookies, but here are few facts you may not [...]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH SALUTE By Nana Fordjour Harvard historian Carter G. Woodson and Minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), which studies and promotes achievements made by African Americans. In 1926, they developed the “Negro History Week” to celebrate African Americans’ accomplishments on the second week [...]

FEB COVER STORY: MISS UNIVERSE

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COVER STORY: PAULINA VEGA, MISS UNIVERSE 2014 By Teryl Warren Somewhere in New York, a beautiful young woman is adjusting to a new job, a new life and some extremely cold winter weather. She is elegant, she is confident and she is Miss Universe 2014. On January 25, 2015, Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe [...]

BE HER VALENTINE

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What Women Secretly Want for Valentine’s Day John Adams, Napoleon Bonaparte and Ronald Reagan are among the rare men who instinctively knew how powerful handwritten love letters could be. Now self-described hopeless romantic Cherie Turlington wants to encourage today’s men to be a hero to their wives or girlfriends by giving them handwritten love letters [...]

NO GUAC,NO GAME

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NO GUAC,NO GAME Mario and Courtney Lopez Celebrate Football Playoffs by Partnering with Avocados From Mexico in “No Guac, No Game” Host of the Emmy-award winning TV show “EXTRA,” actor and best-selling author Mario Lopez and his wife, Courtney, have partnered with Avocados From Mexico (AFM) in “No Guac, No Game,” a communications program to [...]