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A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR VICTORY! DO YOU HEAR what we hear? We hear victory, loud and clear. Rounding out 2014, the Urban Lux staff imagined that 2015 would be a year for the taking. Niecy Nash graced our January cover as we watched her in the groundbreaking civil rights movie, Selma. Directed by Ava DuVernay, we shared in the joy as she was the first AfricanAmerican female director nominated for a Golden Globe award. Meanwhile John Legend and Common snagged honors for best original song, Glory.

Photography by LEE JONES

Do you hear it yet?

Now as we prepare to bring the year to a close, we celebrate once

With a much talked about close up of Jussie Smollett, he captivated us all on our April cover. A star on 2015’s breakout show, Empire,

again a prestigious ensemble of leaders who are making a difference in the areas of STYLE, CULTURE & COMMUNITY.

we saw inside the life of a child turned adult TV actor. With a

Former NFL player and philanthropist Warrick Dunn, artist and

predominantly Black cast, Fox’s Empire opened their season with

scholar Fahamu Pecou, singer, songwriter Avery Sunshine, writer

9.9 million viewers and closed with 17.6 million onlookers holding

and celebrity event planner Warren A. Huntley, stylist and Modern

their breath until the credits rolled. Renewed for a second season, the

Classic Salon owner Brandon L. Thompson, and Atlanta Ballet’s

show returned on September 23rd.

own AileyCamp director and community partnership manager Diane

Can you hear it now?

Sales. They all take center stage in our final issue for 2015.

Demetria McKinney bared it all on our July cover as she revealed the

And in the foreground of it all we saw and heard and cried VICTORY

truth and dispelled the naysayers with grace, poise and good voice!

as Viola Davis accepted her award as the first African-American to

At the same tine, Misty Copeland made headlines as the American

win an Emmy for best actress in a drama.

Ballet Theatre’s first African-American female principal dancer in

Diversity equals victory for us all and that is what Urban Lux

the company’s 75-year history.

Magazine is all about.

We know you heard it!

We heard it. Didn’t you?

URBANLUX

Lentheus Chaney

Profile for Urban Lux Magazine

URBAN LUX MAGAZINE - THE 2015 LUX LIST ISSUE  

Deborah Cox graces our LUX LIST cover as we prepare to bring the year to a close and celebrate once again a prestigious ensemble of leaders...

URBAN LUX MAGAZINE - THE 2015 LUX LIST ISSUE  

Deborah Cox graces our LUX LIST cover as we prepare to bring the year to a close and celebrate once again a prestigious ensemble of leaders...

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