KimKimberly M. Chapman
PUBLISHER

SammiSammi Haynes
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

CristinaCristina Visnansky
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

EDITORIAL
London Alexaundria Managing Editor
Sequoyah Armour Senior Editor 
Toni Chapman Merced Beauty Director
Eboyne' Jackson Publicist
Regina Brooks-Gilmore Editorial Assistant
Michelle Naranjo Staff Writer
Courtney Aiken Staff Writer
Darren Martin Marketing Promotions
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