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Phyllis Armstrong

phyllis-armstrongFor more than 30 years, Phyllis Armstrong told the stories of people she met covering local news for local television stations. Following her graduation from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, She pursued her passion for delivering compelling, meaningful reports on a broad range of topics and gained the respect of viewers in Memphis, St. Louis and Washington, DC. After 25 years on the air at WUSA-TV in the nation’s capital, the award-winning journalist is employing her...

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Diandra Barnwell

Diandra BarnwellDiandra Barnwell is a New Mexican transplant living in the center of excitement in Los Angeles. Diandra is a two-time graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, with degrees in fashion design and business management. She is an extreme fashion enthusiast, with a strong emphasis on editorial facets including writing, styling, and designing. Diandra credits her world travel, bi-racial background, and her talented friends for her passion and inspiration. Her greatest...

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Jessica Breen

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Jessica Breen is a freelance writer, editor and researcher living in New York City. She holds a master's degree in public policy and is certified as a holistic health counselor. Her areas of interest include social justice theory, feminism, animal rights and holistic living. When she's not writing, she enjoys practicing yoga, exploring museums, and hanging out with her two cats, Annie and Freddie.

Triston

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Triston is an American writer, performance artist, and activist. He has been featured in The Huffington Post, Vogue Italia, Trespass (London), Hürriyet Daily News (Istanbul), Turntable & Bluelight (NYC) in addition to several publications internationally. He lives in Istanbul and is currently working on a novel.

Jasmine Carmelle

Jasmine Bio Pic 1 1Life + Style Correspondent Jasmine Carmelle is mildly obsessed with Roscoe’s Chicken + Waffles and the art of eyebrow arching, believes the genius of Arrested Development is unparalleled in television history, loathes condensed milk, highly recommends the book The Life of Pi, and was once thisclose to becoming the Strawberry Fantana. She is also a Social Media Specialist and Brand Consultant whose client list includes Columbia Pictures, Sony, Disney, Fearless Magazine, and celebrity...

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Jasmine Carson

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Born in Chicago and raised in Atlanta, Jasmine Carson has returned to her hometown roots to exploit the city's vibrant energy. She has a passion for writing about health and wellness, interpersonal relationships, and news and entertainment pieces. Her stories seek to "get at" the heart of the matter. Having received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, she is currently pursing a Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago.

Christie Dawson

Christie DawsonC. Mikki is the author of, "Men and Sex - Power, Pleasure, Pain" the story of a young woman's journey to learn that love, sex and obsession are not the same. C. Mikki is an avid blogger and working on her first documentary film, titled, "Black and Write." The multi-talented C. Mikki graduated from University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Business Management and resides in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two sons.

Website: www.CMikki.com
Blog: www.cmikkisplace.blogspot.com 
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Harry Davis

I'm a writer who loves sharing my opinions and helping other people. Writing for me is a hobby and passion, so let's take this journey together.

Jumaanah Graham

Jumaanah Graham PicJumaanah Graham was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. during the time when the rap group Public Enemy screamed "Fight the Power", Queen Latifah dressed in African garb and everyone changed their name to a Muslim alias. She is the daughter of an active participant in the Civil Rights Movement and was inundated with African Pride images from the time of her formative years. Jumaanah was given a Muslim name at birth and her mindset is a reflection of all the positive Black images that surrounded her as a...

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Chante Griffin

Chante Griffin PicChanté Griffin is a writer, speaker, and TV personality.  Her work focuses on development (personal, spiritual, and professional), education, and issues that affect women and the African American community.  Chanté attended Pomona College and Spelman College, where she majored in Media Studies, examining how TV, film, and emerging communication mediums intersect with culture and gender.  When Chanté isn’t working, she can be found reading a good book (autobiographies are...

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Willa Fisher

Willa is a writing enthusiast who likes expressing stories about fascinating people. Her interests include pop culture, politics and fashion. 

Lauren R.D. Fox

Lauren FoxLauren R.D. Fox is a first-generation Guyanese American residing in New York City. After graduating from her alma mater SUNY Geneseo with a dual concentration in American and Black Studies, she became an independent blogger. Her blog, Monah and BK focuses on urban trends, love and of course the events that happen after you take your heels off. When she is not writing Lauren R.D. can be found teaching English to immigrant New Yorkers, giggling with her little cousins or discussing current...

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Shemika Harmitt

Shemika Harmitt is a freelance writer in the NYC area. Shemika has a degree in Public Relations from The City College of New York. Throughout the years, she has worked in beauty, fashion and entertainment. She has a love for traveling, music and shoes! You can read her shoe blog at www.shoesandotherdrugs.net

Shanice Harris Taylor

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Born in Queens, New York and bred between Queens and Irving, Texas, Shanice passes on to her sons the benefits gained from the abundance of cultural diversity that surrounded her. A veteran legal professional, published poet and passionate writer, Shanice is thrilled to join B. Couleur and looks forward to sharing commentary on lifestyle, relationships, culture and the arts.

Dawna Kaufmann

Dawna Kaufmann is a true crime reporter in Los Angeles. Her most recent book, also written with Dr. Cyril Wecht and about famous death cases, is "From Crime Scene to Courtroom."

Michelle Legaspi

As B.Couleur's Market Editor, Michelle Legaspi first entered the fashion industry, as an intern in the marketing department at XOXO, a junior apparel company based in L.A.  She later gained her experience in fashion media in the accessories departments of two major fashion publications, Glamour and Redbook.Michelle Legaspi forayed into the area of public relations and marketing working for Manolo Blahnik, a multi-million dollar fashion brand. She holds degrees in Fashion Merchandising...

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Sayo Ogundiran-Martin

sayo-ogundiran-martinSayo’s fascination with technology and its impact on the way we communicate and live has been a life-long affair. She has been a professional writer for over 10 years and has also worked with global companies in the areas of brand planning, public relations and market research. She currently works as a Media Consultant for Dow Jones & Company, Inc and, with her husband, is co-owner of Martin Media Company, LLC specializing in personal brand development and...

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Josiane Moise

Josiane CarsonJosiane Moise is a first generation American born and raised in New York City. She was a student of dance for 8 years, attending the Alvin American Dance Theater and LaGuardia Arts High School. Seeking to expand her interests, she attended Temple University and graduated with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in English. Soon after, she worked as a fashion blogger, and began a personal blog detailing various life experiences, particular those affecting black women. She has never been afraid to...

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Shilita K. Montez

Shilita Montez PicShilita K. Montez is an English Instructor, author, and community activist. She earned her MFA in English from California State University, Long Beach, with a minor in Psychology. Shilita also professionally performed, and later taught, classical and contemporary dance and theatre. She's traveled in Europe and Africa and served in AmeriCorps, Job Corps, and the United States Air Force. Currently, Shilita is the founder and director of Elohim's Diamonds, a praise dance ministry. She lives in...

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Robert Moskowitz

Robert Moskowitz is a successful author and editor with a knack for conveying complex and difficult topics in a friendly, down-to-earth style. He resides in Santa Monica with his wife, a novelist, where they collaborate on writing stories. In addition to his countless articles for dozens of popular magazines, his published non-fiction books include "How To Organize Your Work and Your Life," "Small Business Computing -- A Guide in Plain English," "Out On Your Own," and "Parenting Your Aging...

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