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Adrienne Moss

During her years as an honors undergrad at DePaul University, she has taken numerous writing courses in which enabled her to write and edit for the Onyx Magazine, which is featured at DePaul and caters to students of African descent. Now as a recent college graduate with a B.A. degree in English (Creative Writing), she is ready to take her writing to larger scale. Currently, she is working on her Masters in English (Publishing and Writing) in aspiring to be an editor.

Phoenix Nicole

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Los Angeles native Phoenix Nicole, 22, is a freelance writer and copy editor and the creator of culture blog Pink Brass Knuckles. She holds an Associate's degree in Communications from Marymount College and a Bachelor's degree in English from Loyola Marymount University. A Jill of all trades, including teaching, Phoenix's current foci are writing and blogging. She plans on returning to school in the near future to receive her Master's degree in Education.

Estee Ochoa

EsteeEditLanding full-circle back into publishing, Estée Ochoa has had a rich career in entertainment. Ochoa is responsible for creating the images of some of music's most successful recording artists, after starting her career as an editorial assistant for a small start-up in 1993 called VIBE magazine; where she eventually became a Fashion Editor. Moving through photo, fashion, and advertising, Ochoa eventually graduated to costume designing for feature film. In between films is where she mastered...

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Laurean Ossorio

Laurean embodies style. He is considered by many as a consummate professional who like so very few in his field, is able to stay true to his inner fashion voice while achieving stunning and provocative images. He understands and respects guidelines set by the photographer, his clients, and editors and gives each job the special attention that it requires.

Studying design at Parsons and the Fashion Institute of Technology, Laurean fast became the go to person in fashion pr at Todd Oldham...

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Mya Passmore

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Mya Passmore is a writer, designer, and an entrepreneur. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Science from the George Washington University and is trained as an industrial designer. Mya has been written for high-tech companies like IBM, Oracle, and Avocent, and on occasion, she acts as a consultant for companies that have requested her design and writing services. Currently, Mya runs the company Gwen's Blends with her mother and sister.

Sacha Phillip

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Sacha Phillip is a freelance writer from Ontario, Canada. Now based in Brooklyn, she has covered fashion and beauty for Paper, Trace, Honey Magazine, and her blog, The Beauty Isle. Her interests include anything beauty and style-related – from the prettiest Azzedine Alaia pumps to the politics of it all. She is currently working on her first novel.

Frederick Reese

Frederick Reese PicFrederick Reese is a fiction writer, essayist, and political journalist who write about current affairs, social injustice, cultural identity, and activism among disenfranchised groups. Frederick has been published on Yahoo!, BounceBack.com, and other sites. A self-proclaimed polymath, he has practical training and experience in many fields, including personal finance, electronics, computer engineering, culinary arts, and corporate management. A native New Yorker, Frederick completed his...

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Leah Royster

Leah Royster is a recent graduate from the State University of New Paltz. She earned her Bachelors of Arts in English Literature in December 2011. As a budding writer, Leah believes that no subject is too small to write about. Inspiration can come from anywhere, at anyplace. Leah hopes to become a screenwriter, focusing on the themes faith and relationship to God. When she is not scribbling down random ideas that pop into her head, Leah enjoys movies, video games, comic books, train trips...

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Ivette Sandoval

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Ivette Sandoval is from Chicago, IL. She is an accomplished writer and editor. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has been published on various B2B publications, ranging from business, to human interest. She currently works as a freelance writer and editor. She is bilingual in Spanish, and an avid photographer. You can find more information at www.IvetteSandoval.com.

Eleanor L. Smith

ElSMITHMs. Eleanor L. Smith is a feature and creative writer on the fast track to success. Residing in Chicago, IL, her passion lies within all facets of celebrity news and the entertainment industry: music, theatre, television and film. Eleanor has conducted interviews and composed articles that featured movers and shakers such as Janet Jackson, Common, Forest Whittaker, LisaRaye McCoy, Dru Hill, Al B. Sure!, Jody Watley, and El DeBarge to name a few. Her future endeavors include covering the most...

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Sherrie Tennessee

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Sherrie Tennessee is a Freelance writer, Adjunct College Instructor, Spa Consultant and Motivational Speaker. She has an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and recently started working on a PhD in Education Psychology. Sherrie is the owner of Sherrie Tennessee Consulting.

(http://sherrietennesseeconsulting.com and can be reached at sherrie@mystennesseeconsulting.com)

Shannon Theus

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Shannon Theus hails from the eclectic streets of Los Angeles.  She discovered her love for writing at Loyola Marymount University, where she received her B.A in English, Creative Writing Emphasis and her minor in Screenwriting. Her appetite for the perfect story, fuels her quest for new experiences. You will often find her drifting in the ocean, or scanning through a mountaintop.  It is her firm belief that there are stories to be told and she will find them. 

Tatiana Uribe

Tatiana Uribe PicTatiana enjoys challenges that teach her something new and improve her skills in everything she does. She believes that there is no success without first experiencing some failure, but persistence is a must to accomplish your goals.

Tatiana was brought up in the northwest suburbs of Illinois. She graduated from Illinois State University in May 2011 in which she obtained a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science.

She has also interned at WJBC Radio and WTVO...

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Ella Vincent

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Ella Vincent is a Culture and Entertainment writer for B.Couleur. She is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about unique women of color in popular culture. Ella is the Chicago editor for Ask Miss A.com. She also writes for the cultural websites Chicagomixx.com and Sownds.com. Ella tweets regularly about books she is currently reading and music she loves, so follow her.@bookgirlchicago.

NiKii Watson

Nikii Watson PicNiKii, originally from Chicago, Illinois obtained a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the illustrious Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. Upon completion of her matriculation at CAU, NiKii moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue her innate passion for fashion.

In Los Angeles, NiKii worked freelance; styling magazine shoots, fashion shows, and events. Working hard behind the scenes administered NiKii a great deal of insight, experience, and...

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Nykeya Woods

Nykeya Woods is an award-winning journalist and free-lance writer from Chicago. She has covered crime, business, fashion, entertainment, education and pop culture with articles featured in Ebony Magazine, the Chicago Tribune's Red Eye and Rolling Out. She has also worked as a PR Consultant. She's currently working on two children's books and is planning to spearhead a hub for children and fiction writing.

Nykeya is also big on giving back to the community. She's volunteers at several...

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