Nene Leakes just might have spoken her richness into existence. The Real Housewives of Atlanta reality star-turned-primetime-TV star has joined her New Normal castmates in print ads for GAP. The holiday themed ads focus on all the different types of love…the New Normal cast was chosen to portray “family love.”  (The YBF)

Are you a caramel complexion? How about a cappuccino? Are you a Ebony hued girl? Head on over to Tyra Bank’s website and they’ll give you suggestions for wearing the deep, dark lip colors that are so popular this fall. (Type F)

She plays a take-no-prisoners political maven on Scandal and in December, as Quentin Tarantino’s latest leading lady, Kerry Washington is redefining the look of a powerful woman in the controversial Django Unchained—no suit required. Great article and a don’t-miss fashion spread. (ELLE)

Opha Mae Johnson, the first African-American female Marine, enlisted in 1949. Today, the Corps is specifically looking to add more sisters to their ranks. A new ad is targeting multicultural Marine recruits, primarily African American women. With the “Fighting With Purpose” campaign, which features 1st Lieutenant Drexel King and Captain Monica Meese, the Marines acknowledge the influx of African Americans entering military service. Have you ever considered serving your country? (Ebony)

Just when you were getting ready for Black Friday (yes, that madness is next week, Clutchettes) more and more retailers are planning to be open on, gasp, Thanksgiving, calling it Black Thursday. (WWD)


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