KimKimberly M. Chapman
PUBLISHER

SammiSammi Haynes
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

CristinaCristina Visnansky
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

EDITORIAL
Michelle Naranjo Interim Managing Editor
Eboyne' Jackson Interim Associate Editor
Britni Jennings Interim Lifestyle Editor
Kristen Harris Web Staff Writer/Social Media Strategist
Jackie Bush Publicist
Regina Brooks-Gilmore Editorial Assistant
Darren Martin Marketing Promotions
Toni Chapman Merced Beauty Director
William P. Chapman III Account Manager
John Blassingame Newsstand Consultant

DESIGN
Jessica L. Williams Art Director
Denisha Wilson Design Director
Kristen Culbreath Web Manager/Graphic Designer
Maria Duque Media Assistant
Lance Brown Web Editor

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Aminah Spencer
Brittaney Shanae'
Chef Justin
Cynthia Meadows
Daitron Winston
Daphne D. Williams
Darcel Laurie
Denisha Wilson
Donny Leonard
Dontaira Terrell
Eartha Terrell
Eboyne' Jackson
E'Vonne Gipson
Gypsy Patricia Perez
Jacqueline Valdez

Jae Bryse
Jazmyne Byrd
Jelisa Cook
Jemiah Battle
Kelli Sullivan-Forbes
Kimberly Knight
Kimberly Fields
Kristina Gaskin
Lauren Martinez
Leslie J. Griffin
MarkO
Sherita Pryer
Starling Thomas
Tenesha Hughes
Yolanda Baruch

Amelia Design
Angela Murray Morris
Apollo Wonex
Ben Evans Photography
Craig Sweeney
D’Andre Michael
Diana Ragland
Ed Brown
George Horn

Kevin Mock
Mark Gunter
Nathan Pearcy
Nathaniel Speed
Zhane Manning
Haze Karolina
I Am Drum Lord
IRoq Photography
James Anthony