Nicole McKay Portfolio

BIOGRAPHY

Nicole McKay is a 23-year-old creative soul. She studied Mass Communication at the University of Bridgeport and obtained her Bachelors of Arts. At just 13 years old she knew journalism was her calling. Nicole took a college journalism course at Long Island University Brooklyn Campus through her Girl Scouts Program and that is where her passion came from.

Nicole has accomplished many things in her 23 years, one of which getting to meet and shadow the Editor in Chief of Vibe Magazine, Chloe Hillard in her junior year of high school. She is also published in not one, but two anthologies; In My Mind 2010 and An Anthology of Poetry 2009.

In college Nicole was elected Publicity Chair of the Student Programming Board and that is the role where her passion for graphic design got to thrive. Through this she was able to create media that was exhibited across the entire university.

Nicole’s most recent venture is the brand she’s currently building. At the start of February 2017, she launched Hip Hop’s Love Child, and entertainment brand dedicated to Hip Hop culture. She manages the website and the social media accounts that coincide. She’s been extremely dedicated and has had the opportunity to work with great artists so far on her journey to expand her brand and her network.

She has interned with Kara Ross and in those three month she learned the importance of time management and communication within the team. Through her interning experience, she was able to put her creativity on the fore front and design graphics for the Unleashed World brand on social media. She added personality to all her blog posts and was even able to use her aesthetic eye during photo shoots.

Nicole is determined, independent and hardworking. She is constantly improving her skills and learning new techniques. There is no doubt that can’t accomplish something she has put her mind to.

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7 FASHION TRENDS THAT MUST END

We have all committed a fashion "don’t" in the past. Now that 2017 is here, it’s time to lay some of these fashion crimes to rest.

Anything With Unicorns. From the bright colored hair to the holographic bags and purses shaped like Unicorns, its time to leave it in 2016. Real Unicorns became extinct a long time ago and so should this trend.

Sheer Clothing While Nude. Some may call this tacky fashion statement "sexy" but it should be worn with an under piece. There’s a time and a place for everything but this is the closest thing to being naked, ever since... being naked. Let’s leave being nude to the nudist.

Too Many Holes. Every one loves a good pair of ripped jeans but too many rips can be a bit much. Especially when the rips are right underneath your bums. Lets leave the exposure where it belongs – in the past. Save the rips for the knees and keep it cute.

Jeans or Leggings? We all love being comfy and who can honestly say that leggings aren’t the most comfortable bottoms to wear ever. But the DzJeggingsdz trend should definitely be laid to rest. Leave being jeans to jeans and leggings to leggings; Separate and cute when worn what they were purposed for.

Pants With Words on the Butt. Words acrossthe back of your pants is so 2010. Can we just not?

Plastic Transparent Shoes. Not only were these hard plastic shoes expensive but they’re super uncomfortable and you will sweat. It literally looks like your feet have been wrapped in plastic. Can we leave this trend in 2016?

Flower-Crowns/Headbands? Unless you’re headed to Coachella or EDC, leave the flower-crowns at home. Snapchat has you covered with the forever flower-crown filter so no need to bring your own. Lets do 2017 a favor and lay this to rest.

6 INSPIRING WOMEN TO CELEBRATE THIS BLACK HISTORY MONTH

There are so many women whose lives and contributions should be celebrated during this lack History Month. From actresses to authors to politicians, there isn’t any role these women were too scared to take on. Here are 6 women worth celebrating this Black History Month.

1. Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965) She was an American actress on film and in theaters, a singer and a dancer and the very first African American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1954 for her performance in the film Carmen Jones.

2. Bessie Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) Bessie Coleman was an American Aviator and the first woman of African American and Native American decent to obtain a pilots license. She was always able to wow an audience with her public flights. Talk about high class!

3. Fannie Lou Hamer (October 6, 1917 – March 14, 1977) She is most known for the phrase “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired,”Fannie Lou Hamer worked tirelessly as a voting rights activist and a civil rights activist registering as many African Americans as possible and becoming the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party repressing them at the 1964 Democratic National Convention.

4. Rosa Parks (February 4, 1913 - October 24, 2005) We all know Ms. Parks as the lady on the bus who said “No!” In a segregated south, she refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger and later became known as the “First Lady of the Civil Rights” because of her actions. Her defiance sparked protests and bus boycotts throughout Alabama in the heat of the Civil Rights Movement.

5. Angela Yvonne Davis (January 26, 1944) Davis was a prominent leader of the communist party and the Black Panther party. No stranger to speaking her mind, she was an activist and radical during the 1960s. She advocates for all those oppressed whether the fight be civil rights, feminist rights’, prisoners rights for social justice, Davis has dedicated her life to doing the right thing.

6. Sarah Breedlove aka Madame CJ Walker (December 23, 1867 - May 25, 1919) This woman was an entrepreneur, a philanthropist and a political and social activist. She served as the creator and founder of a line of beauty and hair care products specialized for African American women. She made a fortune off of her products becoming the first black millionaires in America with the invention of the world’s first hair straightening formula. How’s that for girl power!

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