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Raub Welch, Afro-Gatsby

+Arts

03rd Jan 2017

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Afro-Gatsby

As a child, I longed for the elegance of the Harlem Renaissance that celebrated black excellence in academia, arts, music, and innovation. Chicago painter and interior designer, Raub Welch, is...

MujusModel217009

+Entrepreneurship

07th Dec 2015

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Fair Trade Jewelry

My latest article is featured on the front page of Huffington Post Style. I interview the founder of Mujus, a sustainable fair trade jewelry line that is simply gorgeous. The...

MrRefinedSATR

+Fashion

15th Sep 2015

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Style & Basketball

I am super excited that HuffPost Style featured my article on Mr. Refined’s editorial #StyleAboveTheRim.  My name in the lower left corner! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ronda-lee/mr-refineds-style-above-t_b_8100706.html

NubianSkin-legs

+Fashion

19th Aug 2015

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Nubian Skin: Color Perfect

I had the pleasure to interview the founder of Nubian Skin, Ade Hassan. Nubian Skin offers lingerie, hosiery, and underwear in shades of nude that “embraces color and empowers women.”...

Rondaisms

+Fashion

11th Aug 2015

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Happy Nappy

I celebrate my one year anniversary as a HuffPost blogger with this post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ronda-lee/revisiting-my-roots-happy_b_7935990.html

Ray

+Fashion

26th Sep 2014

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#LessClassicallyBeautiful

Recently, a New York Times’ writer dubbed actress Viola Davis as not classically beautiful and an angry black woman in her portrayal of a law professor in Shonda Rhimes’ latest...

1980-hiphop

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17th Apr 2014

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Writer’s Prompt: My First Job – Human Body Shield and Pubic Hair

Every now and then I will check out writer’s prompts, to hone my skills. Here is one I recently wrote. Don’t judge me. I was fourteen when this happened. That...

IMG953450

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04th Nov 2013

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Mr. Refined has launched!

Readers, I am pleased to announce the launch of Mr. Refined. Please join the conversation…..

serena-williams

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31st Oct 2013

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Body Image – Health Benefits of a Big Bum

It’s official. A big bum is healthier for women. Don’t hate on me! The blokes at prim and proper Oxford University say so. I am curious what made the tweed...

boots

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27th Aug 2011

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Levity: NY Woman’s Survival Guide to Hurricane Irene

So naturally the first thing you do is get a pair of high fashion rain boots.  Just because a hurricane is coming is no excuse to look awful. I beautifully maneuvered the...