Black Star, Emory University's first and only black student publication partnered with 50 Shades of Black to release a special edition magazine to close the year. Dressed to impress, students crowded into the Emory Black Student Union (EBSU) for the unveiling of the magazine.
This special edition magazine comes on the heels of the two organizations successfully executing the first college campus open photo shoot of the BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SHADE (TM) Campaign, the signature empowerment campaign of 50 Shades of Black. Atlanta Sports and Fashion photographer Breonca Trofort captured over 100 Emory University students, faculty, and staff.
A collage of images from the BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SHADE (TM) Open Photo Shoot grace the cover of this Special Edition Magazine. The magazine also includes a 10 page spread featuring deeply personal reflections from students who explore their own identities ranging from black Latina, biracial, queer, Jamaican, and East African.
Samantha Scott, the editor and chief of Black Star, wanted to offer a platform for exploring the question: "What is it like being black at Emory University?"
We couldn't be happier that she chose 50 Shades of Black as a partner for helping navigate that exploration. We are so grateful for the entire Black Star Staff, and the 100's of people from the Emory community for their powerful witness and testimony.