FIRST TIME IN HISTORY : MISS USA, MISS TEEN USA AND MISS AMERICA ARE ALL BLACK WOMEN

We already know that Black is beautiful, but for the first time in history the top beauty pageants in the country have simultaneously elevated this truth.

Three Black women are currently wearing crowns as the 2019 Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America.

When Cheslie Kryst’s name was announced as Miss USA on Thursday she completed the historic trio with pageant winners 2019 Miss America Nia Franklin and recently crowned 2019 Miss Teen USA Kaliegh Garris. 

Kryst, who represents North Carolina, is a civil litigation attorney who received her law degree and MBA from Wake Forest University. 

People across social media marveled at Kryst’s natural hair and noticed that both she and Garris bypassed any form of hair straightening. 

Garris told Refinery21 that while some people tried to convince her to straighten her hair for the Miss Teen USA competition, she opted for her natural curls because when she’s wearing them, she feels confident. The Connecticut native is still in high school but plans to attend Southern Connecticut State University’s nursing program as she plans to become a trauma nurse in the future. 

Both Garris and Kryst followed behind Nia Franklin who in September 2018, sprinkled Black Girl Magic onto the 2019 pageant season when she was crowned Miss America.

Franklin represented New York and holds a master’s degree in music composition from UNC School of the Arts. She is an opera singer and an advocate for arts advocacy. 

In 2012 Black women simultaneously wore crowns as Miss Teen USA and Miss USA. 

Congratulations to these 2019 beauty queens. Together they exude beauty, brains and Black girl magic! 

We’ll be tuning in later this year when Kryst represents the United States in the Miss Universe competition. 

Via BOTWC

How I Made It In NYC: Got A Job In A Month And Found A Apartment in 2 Days

New York can excite and frustrate you in the span of a heartbeat with a wink and a middle finger. The actual process of moving to Brooklyn for me was like jumping onto a moving train. Setting roots is mos def harder than digging through a trash of rats your hands.

But moving to one of the greatest city on earth though? Priceless. The rewards of ‘making it ’ are through the roof.

Things to Know To Help You Make It

NYC Really Expensive but They PAY Very Well

You May Have to Pay a Broker’s Fee to Get an Apartment smh

Leave stuff you dont need

NYC Has Some of the Highest Taxes in the U.S

You dont need a car

It Helps to Know the Subway Map

Everyone Walks Really Fast.

Watch the video to see how I made it

Around The Way Girl : Teyana Taylor In New Campaign For PrettyLittleThing x Karl Kani

If you’re like me, rocking a Karl Kani jacket or jeans from the iconic streetwear label back in the day meant you were the bomb and your fashion was tight.

With the resurgence of ‘90s trends in fashion, Karl Kani, which was launched in 1989 by Carl Williams (aka one of the founding fathers of streetwear), is teaming up with the UK brand PrettyLittleThing on a capsule collection. It’s also the first-ever brand collaboration for PrettyLittleThing.

Karl Kani and PrettyLittleThing have booked the ever-stylish singer Teyana Taylor to model looks from the 45-piece collection.

The collection incorporates Karl Kani’s logo and the brand’s signature stripes, and features various pieces including T-shirt dresses, crop tops, bodysuits, denim jackets and shorts and more streetwear-inspired pieces.

Considering the singer’s personal style, Taylor was definitely made for this for this collection. Other celebrities who have already been spotted wearing the collection include Missy Elliott and Karrueche Tran.

The collection ranges in price from $15 to $60, and is available at PrettyLittleThing.com NOW.

GLOW Of The Day : Stafani Milano

Its Monday! Sistas, how y’all feel? Brothas , yall alright?

We are starting our work week with today’s GLOW of the Day known as Stafani Milano.

“It’s not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered”

View more looks of her style below!

Learn more about this GLOWING Queen on Instagram Stafani Milano

GLOW Of The Day : On The Q Train

Happy Wednesday! Sistas, how y’all feel? Brothas , yall alright?

We getting over this hump day with today’s GLOW of the Day known as On The Q Train.

On The Q Train’s Style Advice : Fat girls/women on Instagram can still be sexy, embody confidence, and love themselves fully clothed too. I am a testament to that. So don’t believe the social media hype. 💁🏾

View more looks of her style below!

Learn more about this GLOWING Queen on Instagram On The Q Train

A Glimpse At New York Fashion Week Street Style

Every year the fashionistas and fashionistos put on their most unique and fiercest looks and hit the streets of New York for Fashion Week!

While the runways are packed with the labels of designers we only dream of wearing — we can find plenty of style inspiration for our wardobes thanks to these street style stars who are slaying out in these streets.

Pics courtesy of Hannan Saleh