One of the world’s leading Historically Black College and University gatherings denoted as the “Bayou Classic” entering its 42nd year of existence has officially begun! The Mercedes Benz Dome was in high spirits as Grambling State University and Southern University esteem Presidents, tier of athletic representatives, alumnus, Mayor of New Orleans and other influential community leaders assemble for the official Bayou Classic Kick-off Press Conference hosted by McDonalds.


Ronald McDonald and Editor in Chief Sammi Haynes

As an official Presenting Title Sponsor, SHEEN Magazine, created an 18-page commemorative magazine part of the Bayou Classic Program featuring the effortlessly glamorous Nicole Murphy. Our Editor In Chief, Sammi Haynes unveiled the Cover at the Press Conference. 

SHEEN takes a look into the life of Nicole Murphy as the model, mom and entrepreneur. The natural beauty discusses her new skin care line SofttBeauty Skincare, her new venture with Destiny Moscato and her longevity in the modeling industry.

Ryan Bates of Destiny Moscato, Marketing Director Darren Martin and EIC Sammi Haynes

Ryan Bates of Destiny Moscato, Marketing Director Darren Martin and EIC Sammi Haynes

Inside this issue of The Ultimate Beauty Guide, we highlight how to achieve a flawless makeup look in only 5 minutes using 5 products. As the seasons shift, Natural Hair Guru Romance Cox gives us tips and product recommendations for our natural strands. Or if you’re looking to be a little bolder this season, we show you 4 different cuts that will heat up your winter.


Marketing Director Darren Martin and Quinten of Miller Coors

Find out which of your favorite celebs went to an HBCU with our Alumni Spotlight. Plus, you know that FINE, chocolate man on Being Mary Jane? Thomas Q. Jones is the Mandate this issue speaking on his experiences in the NFL and his love for acting.

The Bayou Classic special issue is also filled with more information about the two competing universities and participating partners during this historic weekend.


Grambling State Head Coach Broderick Fobbs and EIC Sammi Haynes

Are you coming to the 42nd Annual Bayou Classic? If so, Pick up the SHEEN Magazine Bayou Classic Edition at the rivalry game between Grambling State and Southern University! SHEEN Magazine is offering a 20% discount on a subscription inside the program.

SHEEN Magazine on the Grid Iron Action!

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