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Posted March 18, 2014 by Editorial Staff in Beauty + Fashion + Style
 
 

AND GO! by Y’Anad Burrell

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On May 5th & 6th, 2018 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, more than 5,000 women gathered for the 2nd Annual 2018 United State of Women Summit. The energy in the building was beyond excitement as GenXers to Baby Boomers and beyond, these ladies were ‘lit’ with anticipation of what was to come. The line-up of speakers were impeccable and included Forever First Lady Michelle Obama, Tracee Ellis Ross, Senator Kamala Harris, #MeToo Founder Tarana Burke, Olympic Medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad, Activist and Actor Yara Shahidi, Comedian/Inscure AMANDA SEALES and …more >>

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Bozoma Saint John is one of the most sought after brand marketing influencers in the tech industry by far. From Apple to now Uber’s Chief Brands Officer, when Saint John speaks people are definitely all ears. One will never miss Saint John’s beauty and style because no matter where you see her, regardless of the occasion, she is giving a ‘I’m in here’ presence without words.

It was no surprise that Saint John was a part of the stellar line-up of speakers at the Black Enterprise Magazine Tech ConneXt 2017. Her interview schooled many and for …more >>

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When the Hiplet Ballerinas of Chicago, IL get the party started at a gala, you know you’re in for an absolute treat. The MoAD Afropolitan 2017 Gala took place on October 28, 2017 at the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco and it was outstanding as expected. Hundreds attended and more than $1M was raised towards MoAD’s goal of keeping Black Art & Culture in the City of San Francisco. It’s no secret that the African American population in San Francisco has decreased tremendously over the last 20 years, so while the people, in many cases, have …more >>

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Melody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments

Each and every time I have an opportunity to hear Melody Hobson speak, I jump at the chance. She never disappoints shares great insight on her career journey and she always gives very candid and ‘real-time’ thoughts on the state of America at the time of her presentation.

Many have wondered how at a very young age she was tapped as the president of a multi-billion dollar investment firm when it was her first job after graduating from Princeton University in 1991. Well, let’s just pause and take note that the aforementioned university is no …more >>

The 60th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival returns with yet another epic film line-up showing throughout San Francisco April 5 – 19, 2017. I am particularly thrilled to see many screenings are scheduled at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. While I enjoy the ‘taste of cinema’ in various venues throughout San Francisco, YBCA is an amazing space so it’s great to see SFIFF’s partnership with them this year.

Okay, here are my SFIFF 2017 film picks and I hope to see you there as well:

April 8th
11:00 am | State of Cinema, Edwin …more >>

Kevin Sylvester and Wil Baptist have been hidden gems for a while and that will definitely change overnight. From playing on tracks by super star artist Jay Z to performing at the White House for President Barak Obama’s Inauguration, it goes without saying that the Violin and Viola will quickly become the most sought after instrument of choice to learn among children, youth and young adults. Why? Because these gentlemen have mastered the art of blending their trained classical music skills with their love of hip hop music to break society’s stereotype, and it’s only the beginning.

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(December 26, 2016) On Saturday, January 14, 2017, The Style Room Workshop (SRW) makes its first national tour stop at the epic center of tourism and style – San Francisco. The workshop takes place at The Archery, 470 Alabama Street, San Francisco and it will be, by far, a stylists and burgeoning stylists’ playground of education of next-level fashion curation. The Style Room Workshop (SRW) is a comprehensive learning curriculum geared toward budding stylists looking to further hone their craft.

The ladies leading this ‘style room education movement’ are two of the industry’s most dynamic and sought after celebrity …more >>

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From an NFL star athlete to now fashion designer, Marshawn Lynch showcased his Beast Mode collection for the first time on the runway at Fashion On The Square on November 13, 2016 in San Francisco. Marshawn Lynch, who recently retired from the NFL, is a leading example of how to take a decorated athletic career to the next level and invest in an industry, fashion, that speaks to every ethnicity, age, culture, ethnicity both nationally and internationally.

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(October 15, 2016 – San Francisco, CA) On Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the InterContinental Hotel, 888 Howard Street in San Francisco, Fashion On The Square (FOTS) will celebrate its 11th Anniversary in style and as always showing the best in fashion. This year FOTS features couture designerMICHAEL COSTELLO and opera singer/couture fashion designer RADMILA LOLLY.

Michael Costello is nationally recognized and known for his impeccable design of dresses and gowns. His signature look has been worn by many celebrities including Beyonce, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Tracee Ellis Ross, Christina Aguilera and …more >>

Now, how many people do you know own more than 3,000 comic books? I was beyond thrilled to hear this when I interviewed Samara Lynn, Tech Editor for Black Enterprise Magazine. Samara’s adventure into collecting comic books started at the age of 13, while living in the suburbs of Long Island, New York. The neighborhood kids, at that time, were into comic books and Samara took a liking right along with them growing up. While she stopped collecting comic books around the age of 30, she is very clear that her favs were, at that time, …more >>

Fashion On The Square (FOTS), the largest and longest running charity fashion show on the West Coast, hits the runway on November 13, 2016. Designer line-up to be announced very soon and tickets go on sale September 1, 2016. Visit www.fashiononthesquare.com for details. And go …more >>

On February 25, 2016, Hagar Services Coalition, Inc. awarded Certificates of Achievement to 11 participants in the 2016 Candidate School. President/CEO, Rose Jacobs Gibson, stated: “The 2016 Candidate School provided a remarkable opportunity to individuals who are giving serious thought about seeking elected office now or in the future.”


Participants represented the communities of East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, East Belle Haven, Palo Alto and North Fair Oaks areas. Attendees learned about the characteristics of strong leadership, decision making skills, questions to ask yourself before seeking elected office, meeting facilitation, ethics required of public officials, the Brown Act, …more >>

On April 8, 2016 the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Oakland/Bay Area Chapter hosted their 18th Annual Madam CJ Walker Scholarship Luncheon at the SF Marriott Marquis Hotel in downtown San Francisco. Their keynote speaker and special guest was Debra Martin Chase, an Emmy nominated and Peabody Award winning television and motion picture producer whose has been affiliated with the Walt Disney Company since 2001. Ms. Imani Brown, 17 year old high school student and recipient of the Essay Contest Award, gave an outstanding speech that celebrated her father for raising her to be a …more >>

about OCCUR here.


On September 29th at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco, USA Today hosted a panel discussion on the topic “How Much Disruption Do You Need to Succeed” with Change Agents in the tech field. The event was moderated by USA Today Change Agents columnist Marco della Cava and San Francisco Bureau Chief Jon Swartz. Panelists included leading tech entrepreneurs Ron Johnson (Enjoy, formerly Apple, Target), Tristan Walker (Walker & Co. Brands, foursquare) and Meredith Perry (founder of uBeam wireless charging) and venture capitalist Shruti Gandhi (Array Ventures, …more >>


On Tuesday, September 22nd more than 40 women of color in communications gathered at the Press Club in San Francisco, thrilled about ColorComm’s interest in starting a San Francisco/Bay Area chapter. After the excitement of attending the 2nd Annual ColorComm Conference in Miami, FL in August, many of us could not wait to share our enthusiasm about having a local chapter in the Bay Area. Well, ColorComm’s Founder, Lauren Wesley Wilson, did not waste time traveling our way to see just how committed we are to making this chapter a reality. Things are looking …more >>

The 2nd Annual Black Eyed-Pea Festival is one of most celebrated African-American heritage festivals in Oakland and very much anticipated by the entire community. On Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Mosswood Park, 3612 Webster Street, Oakland, CA, from 11 am – 6 pm, hundreds will gather to enjoy food, music, arts, spoken word and more, all by some of the most talented in the Bay Area. If eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day is supposed to bring good luck, then Oakland will be having a tremendous lucky day on September 12, 2015.


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about Pinterest’s diversity project.

about Angel Davis, Lauren Washington and 43North.



about Tech808 and get tickets…..




about Intel’s new initiative here…


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The Making of Fashion on the Square (FOTS) 2014

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It’s the making of the largest and longest running charity fashion show on the West Coast – Fashion On The Square (FOTS) 2014. We will celebrate 10 years with a week of fashion, art and beauty. It all happens July 19 – 27, 2014 in San Francisco. Follow the journey to get us there. It’s An UnSung Diva! Production. Join us for what is going to be a big week in Wast Coast fashion!
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About Y’Anad Burrell
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Y’Anad Burrell

Y’Anad Burrell: “Fashion is beyond a passion, it’s my ‘Lifestyle’. This vast industry goes far beyond beautiful clothes and jaw-dropping accessories. It’s one of sexiest industries where style is communicated and translates across generations and cultures both verbally and with non-verbal statements. The infusion and influence that art and technology has made in the fashion industry is extremely exciting and certainly a move of the 21st Century. Over the years I’ve traveled to many runway shows both nationally and internationally, written for several publications as a Fashion Editor/Blogger, instructed at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) and as the Founder & Creative Director of the largest and longest running charity fashion show on the West Coast, Fashion On The Square (FOTS), now in its 10th year, the culmination of those experience is the impetus of this column – Fashion + the Arts. Enjoy!”

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