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EBONY - December 2018 - January 2019

ON becoming MICHELLE

The road to self-discovery has led Michelle Obama from the tough Chicago streets to the storied halls of Princeton and on to the White House, where she emerged as one of the most elegant and accomplished first ladies ever. In her new memoir, she explains why she won’t run for president but will stay committed to public service, her family and—luckily for us— being a role model we can bank on. by Miles Marshall Lewis

Photo credit: Miller Mobley
Hair: Yene Damtew
Makeup: Carl Ray

Read the exclusive story in the December 2018/January 2019 issue of EBONY magazine.

The Cast of POSE

The Cast of the FX series POSE — Billy Porter, Dominique Jackson, Mj Rodriguez, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Indya Moore and Dyllon Burnside — Stars in our New Year’s Eve Fashion shoot.

Step in 2019 with this fierce group.

Photography: Dennis Leupold
Creative Direction: Courtney Walter
Photo Production: Bianca Grey
Styling:Nicole Chapoteau
Makeup: Chrystina Kay
Hair :Kendal Dorsey

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Billy Porter, POSE, Photography by Dennis Leupold
Dominique Jackson, POSE, Photography by Dennis Leupold
MJ Rodriguez, POSE, Photography by Dennis Leupold
Ryan Jamaal Swain, POSE, Photography by Dennis Leupold
Indya Moore, POSE, Photography by Dennis Leupold
Dyllon Burnside, POSE, Photography by Dennis Leupold

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Inside This Month's EBONY Magazine

10 Letters
12 Chairman Emeritus' Letter
14 Behind The Scenes: POSE
16 Contributors
18 Ebony.com

20 Culture
Ja’Mal Green, a 23-Year-Old Activist, Runs for Mayor of Chicago; Three Black Doctors Fulfill a Pledge to Give Back; Nikki Boyd Finds Success in the Home Organizing Business

26 Fashion
The Stars of TV’s POSE Strut Their Stuff; Beauty Fashion Shoot; Team EBONY’s List of Winter Essentials

44 Lifestyle
Bon Appetit: A Very Snoop Christmas; Travel: EBONY Journeys to Ghana; Health & Wellness: Take the EBONY Weight-Loss Challenge; Fitness: 12 Days of Yoga; Love & Relationships: David and Tamela Mann’s Love Story

58 On Becoming Michelle
Michelle Obama, the beautiful, elegant Princeton-educated former first lady of the United States, has remained popular—note the sold-out book tour—but her mission to empower people through voting and activism is equally as impressive. on the road to Hollywood A-lister.

62 The EBONY Power 100
Our annual list of movers and shakers in areas such as business, technology, entertainment and others.

80 Entertainment/Features
Spotlight on Actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II from Aquaman; Oscar-Winning Director Barry Jenkins Helms If Beale Street Could Talk; Former NFL Player Aaron Maybin Helps Baltimore’s Youth; The Best Holiday Gifts for Millennials, Techies, Kids and Book Lovers

90 In Honor Of
James Brown