Week in Review. Misty Copeland. Lupita Nyong’o. Beyoncé. Missy Elliott. Black Cooking. And an International Jewel Thief.

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In case you missed it, here’s a collection of compelling reads and interesting news stories we’ve spotted over the past week.

Misty Copeland Named One of Glamour Magazine’s “Women of the Year.”


Copeland knows that change starts with young girls (and boys), in the studio, falling in love. “I’m not creating a fad,” she says. “I don’t want people to pay attention to dance just because they read about this black ballerina. What I want is for people to realize how beautiful classical ballet is, how incredible it can be for a child. Art changes lives—I am proof of that.”

Read more at Glamour.

Kanye West for Adidas Hits Stores, and It’s Pretty Pricey.

Yeezy Season 1 for Women AW15 Collection | SSENSE

There Needs to Be a Movie About the Life of This 85-Year-Old International Jewel Theif

Atlanta police nab 85-year-old international jewelry thief | WSBTV Latest News

Until there is, watch this documentary about her, HERE.

Simone Biles Makes History, Again!

Simone Biles anchors US women to third straight world gymnastics title

Listen a Snippet of New Music From Missy Elliott. feat. Pharrell.

From now on, October 20th is Lupita Nyong’o Day in Harlem.

Beyoncé Sings a Special Version of Prince’s “Darling Nikki” for Nicki Minaj

Also, These Halloween Costumes are Everything.

Coming to America

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Good Reads: Edna Lewis and the Black Roots of American Cooking

Edna Lewis and the Black Roots of American Cooking