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Lessons I Learned As A Debutant

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Lessons I Learned As A Debutant

"Black American debutante balls can be traced back to 1778 in New York, when the first debutante was recorded by a newspaper, with the first official ball occurring in 1895 in New Orleans" (New York Times). Black debutante balls present young girls from Black communities to society. Young ladies are encouraged to exemplify good manners, grooming, and social etiquette. But unlike other debutante balls, whose primary goal is to prepare and present young women for marriage, Black debutante balls prepare debutantes for the world outside of the protection of their social circles and communities. Within Black communities, the spotlight is...

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Charm, Beauty, and Grace

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Charm, Beauty, and Grace

In 1948 Ophelia DeVore-Mitchell, former model, agent, charm-school director and newspaper publisher, opened the first black charm school to teach African-American women etiquette, self-preservation and confidence.  Long before the phrase “Black is beautiful” gained currency in the 1960s, Mrs. DeVore-Mitchell was preaching that ethos by example. In New York in the 1940s — an age when modeling schools, and modeling jobs, were overwhelmingly closed to African Americans — Ophelia helped start the Grace del Marco Modeling Agency and later founded the Ophelia DeVore School of Self-Development and Modeling. As a charm-school director, Mrs. DeVore-Mitchell taught dress, diction and deportment to thousands of students,...

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Socialite Chronicles: How to Socialize & Get Out of Your Comfort Zone from The Black Socialite Herself

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Socialite Chronicles: How to Socialize & Get Out of Your Comfort Zone from The Black Socialite Herself

Happy Black History Month! This month Prestige School of Protocol will feature amazing creatives, influencers, professionals, and entrepreneurs willing to happily provide elegant lifestyle and elevation tips in all areas. As always, Prestige School of Protocol stresses the importance of expanding one's social capital. Here is what this creator, who calls herself “The Black Socialite," has to say about living life, having fun, getting out of one's comfort zone. Why call yourself "the black socialite?" “It started off as the name of my spam account on Instagram! I just decided to name myself that on TikTok for fun. Although you...

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Have We Become The Women We Complain About?

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Have We Become The Women We Complain About?

On January 6, 2024, Halle Bailey finally announced her beautiful baby boy, Halo, to the world. To no surprise, most were upset in the decision made by the Disney Princess. While some were upset that Halle's baby will "slow Halle down" on her brink of success," others were upset with who Halle allowed to father her son, given the antics we all witnessed this past year. I must say, Halle's decision to have a child by her current partner took me by surprise. I would never, however, discard Halle because of it. Young black women deserve grace to make mistakes.   In...

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Glamour & Beauty

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Glamour & Beauty

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