Day: February 24, 2010

ESSENCE MAGAZINE IS LOOKING FOR THE NEXT ‘IT MODEL’

Essence Magazine is conducting a nationwide search for the new African-American “It” model. The winner–to be announced in May–will be featured in the September 2010 Fall Fashion issue of Essence and receive a one-year contract with Elite Model Management! Live castings will be conducted in Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York. An expert panel of judges comprised of Essence editors, Elite managers and fashion industry VIPs will attend each of the open castings to evaluate the entrants and 5 finalists will be flown to […]

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VIDEO: THE COMPLEXION OBSESSION (PART 1)

Part one of the documentary ‘The Complexion Obsession’ takes a look at Hip Hop video models, and why the industry tends to favour light skinned women over dark skinned women. Yes the light skinned / dark skinned debate still rages on in 2010!

UK NEWS: AKON LEAVES CAPITAL FM AFTER JUST ONE SHOW

On February 8th I posted the news that Akon would be hosting his own weekly Saturday evening show on 95.8 Capital FM. Well that business relationship didn’t last long because today Social Writers Blog reports that the singer has left Capital after hosting just one show. A spokesperson from Global Radio said in a statement, “Due to Akon’s commitments, including working on a brand new album, we won’t be broadcasting a regular show on 95.8 Capital FM for the time being.” So they […]

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