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Police search for three suspects in beauty supply store robbery



The first suspect is described as an African-American female, standing about 5-feet, 6-inches tall and weighing about 130 pounds. She was last seen …
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Eight Caribbean beauties in NY beauty pageant • Caribbean Life


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Eight Caribbean Community (CARICOM) beauties will compete for the 2018 Miss New York Continental Cultural Pageant crown at the George Wingate High School auditorium in Brooklyn on Jun. 23.

According to Yvonne Peters, the Vincentian-born president and founder of the Brooklyn-based organizing group, Caribbean American Cultural Group, Inc., the contestants hail from Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Haiti, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The contestants are: Reality Dopwell (Miss Belize); Breana Maxwell (Miss Jamaica); Shanah Forbes (Miss Jamaica); Jamela (Miss Guyana); Maya Grant (Miss Kingstown, St. Vincent); Kaiia Krysta Phillips (Miss Greggs, St. Vincent); Makeda Peters (Miss St Vincent & the Grenadines); and Kimberly Thomas…

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This Founder Helps Global Beauty Brands Market to Modern African Women


Bola Balogun is a woman on a mission to ensure the diverse beauty, style, and shade of all African women are accurately represented in beauty campaigns. As the founder of the Glam Brand Agency, she’s introduced various international brands to the Nigerian market. From digital storytelling tactics to media rounds and influencer marketing efforts, her dynamic team has spearheaded projects for Herrera Confidential signature fragrances, Hairfinity products, Maybelline New York, Emmaus Beauty, and most recently Lancôme Paris: My Shade My Power Campaign.

We caught up with the wife and proud mom of five “rock star” children to get insight on how global brands can improve their positioning and marketing outreach in African countries.

 Tell us about your background. 

I grew up in the…

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Canada’s new Miss Beauty of Africa to be crowned at black tie gala


African culture, beauty and traditions will be the focus of a gala and pageant this weekend in Calgary.

The third annual Beauty of Africa Gala will feature eight women competing in a pageant for the title of Canada’s Miss Beauty of Africa and showcase the diversity of the continent’s cultures.

Gala director Bongie Munjanja said she started organizing the black-tie affair as a means to connect Africans living in the diaspora through art, performances and the pageant.

“It was just the need to show the beauty of Africa to the whole world,” Munjanja told Calgary Eyeopener host David Gray.

“What better way to do that than with beautiful woman, beautiful traditional wear, and … information booths and vendors that showcase beautiful sculptures and African everything.”

On top of celebrating African…

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34 schools receive ‘beauty boost’ from NCB Foundation


Two campuses of the Caribbean Christian Centre of the Deaf (CCCD) as well as 32 primary schools across the island were ramped up and fixed up, on Labour Day, thanks to the N.C.B Foundation.

The foundation spent more than $4.9 million on the project, which saw government officials, members of staff and the executive team, as well as other volunteers beautifying and doing minor repairs at both campuses of the CCCD and at the Foundation’s 32 adopted schools.

Yet, out of the 34 projects, the foundation says its support at the Kingston and Knockpatrick Campuses of the CCCD was their major project this year, with a spend of $1.7 million.

“For this year’s execution, the support from our volunteers was overwhelming as over 150 persons took time out to participate in the projects.” says…

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Beauty shops become prime ground for voter registration efforts in South Carolina | Palmetto Politics


Latoya Bryant carefully wrapped the strands of dark brown hair around her fingers, weaving the hair back and forth, over and under, into a single tight braid.

As she worked, she talked. And for the first time that she can remember, the stylist at Salon Chic in North Charleston started talking to her client about voting.

“You know,” Bryant said, moving a comb through Christina White’s hair, “I didn’t really think about how it wasn’t that long ago that we didn’t even have the right to vote, and you know, it’s so important to let those voices — our voices — be heard.”

“Mmhmm, mmhm. Let it be heard,” White responded, keeping her head still as Bryant began work on another braid.

“Especially for the…

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