Helen Gurley Brown’s ‘Daughter’ on the Cosmo Editor’s Legacy, #MeToo, and Anita Hill

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Just two years before she died at the age of 90, Helen Gurley Brown was tap-dancing in her New York penthouse, waiting for the elevator.

Brown’s husband, Jaws producer and former Cosmopolitan managing editor David Brown, had just died. And she didn’t want to be alone.

“As we’re waiting for the elevator, she starts singing and tap-dancing to ‘I love you, a bushel and a peck,’” her longtime friend, writer Lois Cahall, told The Daily Beast. “She doesn’t want me to go, so she’s trying to stay humorous and adorable. We stepped in, and this very handsome guy in workout clothes comes onto the elevator.”

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Editor’s Favorites: Spring 2019

Editor-In-Chief, Marc Atiyolil shares some of his favorite trends for spring.


Nothing gives a space that custom, finished look like integrated details that hide seamlessly within the room. One thing that always bothers me is the unsightly cold air return covers that are standard in many homes. I love this Cold Air return cover from Made 2 Match. The cover is designed to fit a standard duct opening and muds right into your wall for a completely seamless finish that looks high-end without the high-end price! – Made 2 Match, www.made2match.ca


Throw pillows are the best way to freshen up your décor from season to season and year to year. This spring, I’m loving digital prints, oversized fl orals and soft pastels on pillows like these ones from Designers Guild. – Habitat Decor, www.habitatdecor.ca


One trend I’m really enjoying this spring is the emergence of more soft gold finishes. Sometimes called winter gold or “white” gold, these softer metals have a matte finish that is somewhere between a brushed gold and brushed silver. The subtle color works with nearly any design style and offers a contemporary feel with a touch of warmth. – Litemode, www.litemode.ca


The complex diamond pattern contrasting with the smooth metal ends of this collection was the first thing that caught my attention. This combination is the perfect mix of texture and glam! The collection is available in a wide variety of finishes which can be mixed and matched to suit or even custom designed to perfectly match your kitchen! – Pomelli Designs, www.pomellidesigns.com

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Washington Post issues editor’s note regarding initial Covington story

The Washington Post on Friday issued a lengthy editor’s note concerning their story about the Covington Catholic controversy, acknowledging that “a more complete assessment of what occurred” emerged after its initial story. The editor’s note concerned a Jan. 19 report about the incident involving a confrontation between Kentucky high school student Nicholas Sandmann and a…
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Two Black Enterprise Editors Named Among Top 10 Journalists Covering Black Interests

Two legendary BLACK ENTERPRISE editors, Derek T. Dingle and Alfred Edmond Jr., have been named among the top ten most influential U.S. print journalists covering black interests, business, and culture.

The listing was compiled by Cision Media Research which maintains a database of more than 1.6 million records, including social influencers, traditional media contacts, outlets and opportunities.

Dingle is currently the senior vice president and Chief Content Officer of BE. He is responsible for the strategic planning and editorial direction of the content teams. His bio is featured in The HistoryMakers: 

He graduated from Norfolk State University with a B.A. in journalism and also completed the Magazine Management Program at New York University.

Dingle joined Black Enterprise magazine in 1983 as an assistant editor and was promoted six months later to associate editor. After he completed the New York University magazine management program in 1985, he was made a senior editor. In 1987, Dingle was promoted once again to managing editor, a position he held until 1990. He then joined the staff of Money magazine, where he wrote articles about mutual fund investment and served as senior writer and a member of the planning team for Money Special on Small Business. In 1991, Dingle co-founded Milestone Media Inc., the nation’s largest black-owned comic book company, with childhood friends Denys Cowan, Dwayne McDuffue, Michael Davis and Christopher Priest. After resigning from Money magazine in 1992, he was named Milestone’s president and CEO. One Milestone character, Static Shock, was developed into an animated series that ran from 2000 to 2005 on the WB Network and the Cartoon Network. In December of 1999, Dingle returned to Black Enterprise magazine as editor-at-large. Within a year, he was promoted to vice president and executive editor, serving until July of 2008. That year, Dingle was appointed as the senior vice president and editor-in-chief of Black Enterprise magazine, where he was responsible for the strategic planning and editorial direction of the magazine. In 2014, Dingle was named a Chief Content Officer of Black Enterprise. 

Alfred Edmond Jr. is SVP/editor-at-large of BE. He is a content leader, brand representative and expert resource for all media platforms under the BE brand, including the web site, social media, and live networking events. From 2008 through 2010, Edmond was SVP/editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com, helping to lead the transition of BE from single-magazine publisher to digital-first multimedia company. From 1995 through 2008, Edmond was chief editor of BE magazine. He has also hosted the Urban Business Roundtable on WVON-AM in Chicago and  Money Matters, a syndicated radio feature of American Urban Radio Networks. Edmond is also an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and amateur natural bodybuilding competitor. Edmond also heads the content for the BE Modern Man franchise and spearheads the anchor team of the Black Men Xcel Summit. He co-authored Loving in the Grown Zone(Balboa Press; 28.95) with his spouse Zara Green.

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Editor’s Favorites: Trendy Picks for 2019

Editor-in-chief Marc Atiyolil shares some of his favorite finds for the new year!

Love at First Sight

On a recent business trip, I had a chance to stop in at Fifth & Fir in Vancouver. This boutique tile destination offers a wide selection of gorgeous, designer tile options. I fell in love with this Oxford Blue pattern from the Mosaique Surface Dominion collection. I am a fan of Herringbone and Chevron patterns. Oxford Blue offers a modern feel to a traditional look with an offset pattern in Calacatta Oro, Gold Glass and Pacifica Blue! I would love to see this used as a feature wall behind a freestanding tub or as a backsplash in a stunning, dramatic kitchen with dark cabinets and marble countertops. – Oxford Blue, Fifth and Fir, www.fifthandfir.com

Delicate Details

The Chantilly Chest is a stunning blend of modern technology and historical design. Francesco Giampietro, principal designer at Chestnut Grove, had a whimsical idea to create a chest of drawers designed to hold lingerie. It evokes the same sensual feeling that its content evokes in an elegant and tasteful manner. It’s shape is inspired by the female form. After a year of experimentation in the design studio, the finished piece brings the visual and tactile appeal of lace in a delicate wood pattern that feels like lace to the touch. – Chantilly Chest, Chestnut Grove Design Studio, www.chestnutgrove.ca

Artistic Beauty

I first saw this bench by craftsman Randy Mugford on display at a design show and it immediately caught my attention! The maple tree stretching through the charcoal concrete panel is the stunning, unexpected detail that I love most. Custom-made in a variety of colors and wood species, the wood plank slides back and forth on a metal rail making it adjustable to fit a variety of spaces! – One Tree Bench, Randy Mugford, www.65design.ca

Kitchen Art

I love this Le Château double oven in a gorgeous deep blue enamel with a mix of gold and stainless steel details. Not only does it offer exceptional cooking but the stunning visual style of the piece becomes like artwork in the kitchen! – The Château 150, La Cornue, www.lacornue.com

Contemporary Flexibility

I love the contemporary feel of the Migliore sectional in a tan brown leather. The set is made of three unique pieces which can be put together in a variety of combinations to expand, reduce or reassemble as needed. The Migliore sectional is also available as part of a wall bed combination. – Migliori, Expand Furniture, www.expandfurniture.com

Pillow Talk

If you’re a side sleeper, a temperature-regulating wool body pillow with an organic cotton casing is a must. This beautiful, Premium Eco Wool Body Pillow from Resthouse Sleep Solutions offers support to reduce sore backs and achy shoulders! – Premium Eco Wool Body Pillow, Resthouse Sleep Solutions, resthouse.ca

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Our Green Monday Editors’ Choices for Online Buy Black Holiday Gifts

Happy Green Monday! Green Monday is considered the best sales day in December, usually the second Monday of December. There are tons of terrific online deals today that rival Black Friday.

And, of course, for the purpose of wokefulness, we have a listing of Black Enterprise editors’ favorite holiday gift ideas—all items from black-owned businesses. Here is the rundown:


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