Cover Story

Ashaka Givens

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With creativity, femininity, and warmth in her soul, Ashaka Givens started out giving a gift to THE Erykah Badu years ago … and she’s been giving to all us since. But before we get into the dress that made musical history and Ashaka’s career, let’s go back to her first runway show in - that’s right … highschool. Like many teenagers, Ashaka and her friends[...]

Lucinda Cross

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Do a Google search of “Lucinda Cross” and you’ll find a name synonymous with success. Her accomplishments go on for pages, with words written both by her and about her dripping with inspiration. With five books authored, appearances on BET, The Today Show, and more - not to mention a Lifetime Achievement Award from former President Barack Obama - it’s hard t[...]