The Coolest Black Family in America No. 75: The Craigs

The Coolest Black Family in America No. 75: The Craigs

by Joicelyn Dingle

The Craig family legacy of philanthropy is based on acts of discovering, collecting, and exhibiting African-American fine art. Simone Craig, 42, and Lauren Craig,... Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America No. 74: The Coopers

The Coolest Black Family in America No. 74: The Coopers

by Joicelyn Dingle

Ralph Cooper III first glimpsed the beauty called Truth on his friend’s MySpace page.  After expressing some interest to his friend, Ralph declined to... Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America No. 73: The Johnsons

The Coolest Black Family in America No. 73: The Johnsons

by Joicelyn Dingle

The Johnsons, LC and Sheldon, possess a joie de vivre—joy of life, that is contagious. Perhaps, it’s the concentration on what they love most—family,... Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America No. 71: The Bacons

The Coolest Black Family in America No. 71: The Bacons

by Joicelyn Dingle

Over the Memorial Day weekend, Randall and Deena Bacon— both actors and commercial and print models who live in El Camino Village, California —introduced... Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America,
No. 68: The Rices

The Coolest Black Family in America,
No. 68: The Rices

by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

“This never, ever happens,” says 33-year-old Jessica Rice. “Who meets someone for the first time and knows they are going to marry this person?... Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America,
No. 67: The Chassagnes

The Coolest Black Family in America,
No. 67: The Chassagnes

by Joicelyn Dingle

Jeanai Chassagne wears the mighty “S” on her chest of the successful, sexy supermom. Jeanai (pronounced in your best French accent) is the owner,... Read More

The Chatman Family

The Coolest Black Family in America,
No. 66: The Chatmans

by Joicelyn Dingle

The Chatmans’ story reveals love’s law of attraction in action, the evidence of destiny enforcing its will. Mary left her native Akron, Ohio, with... Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 65: The Saundersons

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 65: The Saundersons

by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

Relationships have a way of mirroring back our true selves. A year into Karen Tappin’s relationship with her now husband Damani Saunderson, she began... Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America,
No. 64: The Dobsons

The Coolest Black Family in America,
No. 64: The Dobsons

by Joicelyn Dingle

Kimberly Michelle Dobson’s voice is cultured in the way of a woman with a global sense of the world. Her manner of speech that... Read More