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0 Traces the Roots of Leading Black Fashion Influencers




Ever wonder why you navigate towards certain colors, shapes or textures? Do you have a flair for unique, unexpected fashion pairings? Well, guess what? It might just be in your DNA.

African Ancestry, Inc. , the pioneers of genetics ancestry tracing for people of African descent, debuts a first-of-its kind fashion ‘Lookbook’ to celebrate African influences in today’s fashion mix, while highlighting the wardrobe forces behind blockbuster films, TV shows, A-list celebrities and the best place on earth to get cultural goods.

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  • Check out stylist to the stars Germaine Hill and hear about how this Fashion Fixer loves working with male models and misses designing Prince! Germaine’s African roots traced to the Mende people of Sierra Leone and the Fula people of Guinea-Bissau
  • Hollywood Costume Designer Rita McGhee shares the fashion load with her sisters and dishes on styling Empire’s Cookie. Rita’s roots traced to the Mende people of Sierra Leone.
  • Nubian Hueman owner and curator Anika Hobbs brings trendy, world products to the streets of America. Anika’s roots traced to the Masa People of Cameroon.

Housed in’s new E-zine titled INFLUENCE, this special issue kicks off on the heels of Spring FashionWeek, adding a unique dimension to the dialogue. Visitors will learn more about each influencer, see their African inspirations at work and get exclusive video interviews with Co-founder Gina Paige. INFLUENCE is created to help inspirational African Americans across culture, business, faith and education discover their African roots and showcase the impact in their work.

Readers can share their personal styles on African Ancestry’s Instagram, Twitter and Facebook at #RootsofStyle. For more information on African Ancestry visit


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New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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