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BADU IS ONE OF OUR MOST CONSISTENT FASHION QUEENS

Our greatest artists are ever-evolving. They reinvent themselves from a truthful place over the years. Erykah Badu has transformed herself time and time again — not only in her music, but in her fashion as well. In honor of Ms. Badu’s 48th birthday, we wanted to have a look at her style journey, as expressed in her videos. We begin with the “On & On,” where we meet Badu as an earthy, comfortable clothes-wearing, effortlessly…

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How Janelle Monáe gets so much done

Organization, strategy, and a tight group of trusted collaborators keep Janelle Monáe’s artistic world spinning. SK Janelle Monáe how she gets everything done—the critically acclaimed albums, the world tours, the film roles, the activism—and she’ll answer with a single, slightly unexpected word. “Slack!” she says, with a cheerful laugh. “Email used to stress me out. Now I can organize every conversation, and I go into the channel when I need to—I don’t check it every…

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Nike’s Big Gamble on Colin Kaepernick

The business strategy behind the sneaker giant’s new, political advertising campaign OR THE PAST TWO YEARS, Nike has kept Colin Kaepernick on the bench despite an endorsement partnership that dates back to 2011. In 2016, Kaepernick started using his platform as an NFL player to protest the extrajudicial killing of unarmed African Americans by police officers, among other tentacles of racism that reach American society. Kaepernick’s protest made him hugely controversial, and during the past…

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