Sunday Refresh

Sunday is a day where many take the time to relax and enjoy self. The day to kick back with loved ones or just yourself. It is important to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit every so often in order to stay centered  and track back to self.  Having different outlets to do so will help to keep your downtime interesting. A popular way to relax is to meditate and rejuvenate your zen. Meditation keeps the mind clear and your body calm. In order to meditate affectively seclude yourself to a quiet space for a couple of minutes or more, you…
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Teens Talk

Counter Stories Our teens have been making a productive noise lately, from the peaceful walk outs to protest Trump's Presidency to becoming innovators and creating different platforms where thoughts, feelings and opinions of youth can be seen, heard and shared. We have had the opportunity to meet and engage with a group of youth leaders that have been apart of the construction of a new production called "Counter Stories". Counter Stories is a show created for and by teens sponsored by a non profit organization called "Men Can Stop Rape".  Men Can Stop Rape also has a youth development division…
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Fashion in the City : Ethnicity Brand Premiere

Ethnicity Brand Premiere Last night was an eclectic affair, filled with networking, color, fashion and fun! Models displayed Desmond Handon's new couture pieces for his luxury line, Ethnicity Brand. The Ethnicity Brand is a runway/streetwear line that also features custom made jewelry and accessories for both men and woman. Ethnicity Brand Accessories Ethnicity gave their viewers multiple visual settings to explore their royal pieces. Models walked from the stage to a live picture frame, from the live picture frame to a black back drop, from a black back drop to the pop up shop and from…
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POLITICS AS USUAL: Trump & The Stump

  America is bombarded with emotions about this 2016 election. As I walked into work today my coworkers were overwhelmed with disappointment and personal opinion about the November 8, 2016 presidential election results. Everyone is making comments about things going back to the way they use to be, but my question is when did anything change?   Racism has never left, laws that impact urban community have not fluctuated, a majority of citizens are still living check to check and the police have never stopped killing black people. So again I ask what is so different now that Trump is…
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XI Highlight: Magical Muse Monday featuring Zena White

Magical Muse Monday featuring FOLLOW: IG @ZENISSWEETPENUS   XI Fashion Magazine's first Magical Muse is author of the new book, "Collective Voices of the Tight Lipped",  "For the Love of 2am, Poetry for Insomniacs", a tribal makeup artist and body naturalist, Zena White!   Zena White, also known as Instagram's favorite in the makeup, poetry and holistic natural world is on her second book, "Collective Voices of the Tight Lipped!" If you read her heart felt poetry and raw thoughts on paper or on social media you have defiantly had a change of heart in the life of honesty with thyself. "…
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Love, Sex & Relationships

Is Communication Key? When two people are in a relationship, it is not an easy ride. It takes you through so many revelations about yourself and the spouse you choose. Sometimes you just want to scream! Other times you find yourself gazing out into the distance smiling, about a moment the two of you shared together. It’s such a bipolar experience that is weirdly beautiful in many ways.What makes this crazy experience beautiful is that when two people care enough to get it right, through all of the emotion sprouts growth. In the end of all the chaos these two…
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Love, Sex & Relationships

25 Ways to Show Respect to Who?  By: Aleecia V. Choose Joy Honor His Wishes Give Him Your Undivided Attention Don’t Interrupt Emphasize His Good Points Pray For Him Don’t Nag Be Thankful Smile at Him Respond Physically Eyes Only for Him Kiss Him Goodbye Prepare His Favorite Foods Cherish Togetherness Don’t Complain Resist the Urge to Correct Dress to Please Him Keep the House Tidy Be Content Take His Advice Admire Him Protect His Name Forgive His Shortcomings Don’t Argue Follow His Lead Men imagine your wife sitting you down and giving you a beautifully wrapped gift. You peel…
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Fashion Section

MUMA'S BOY  Your exclusive baby boy boutique!   ATTENTION TO ALL MUMA'S with baby boy's that is! Our very own XI fashion editor and mogul Frenche B has just released her exclusive new boutique website coming very soon. Everyone always says "oh it is so hard to shop for my baby boy!" Well, those times are totally coming to an end! The Mumma's Boy Boutique has gathered gently worn stylish garments for your baby boy to rock. This exclusive website will be launching very soon, and you don't want to miss it! FOLLOW  MUMA'S BOY ON IG @MUMASBOYBOUTIQUE
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XI BLOG ALERT!!! Our New Love, Sex & Relationships Column

LOVE, SEX & RELATIONSHIPS COLUMN PREMIERES 10/16/2016 Everyone on earth has at least one thing in common, and while we explore this thing called life one major factor we all have common interests in are other people. Whether or not you agree that everyone needs someone, it is a crucial fact that in some type of way, at some point in all of our lives whether work related, romantic, friendship or sexual, different type of relationships and companionship is sought out to experience or endure. XI has come to the conclusion that our city needs to start having open discussions…
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The Annual Jarmal Harris Project: Fashion Airlines

The time has come and has past, while many people have yet again been left with an astounding memory of the annual Jarmal Harris Project until the next show graces our presence. The annual JHP fashion extravaganza took off for flight Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the Blind Whino in Southwest, Washington DC. With the opportunity to fly with flyest DC passengers aboard like Lonnie Bee, Reesa Renee, and Mr. DC Fashion Week himself, Ean Williams, the entire audience landed with another eclectic, unique fashion experience. Walking into the VIP mingling session decorated in art and pink cherry blossom trees…
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