10 Year Old Clothing Designer Talks Debuting at New York Fashion Week & Being Bullied

- By Bossip Staff

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Egypt “Ify” Ufele is a 10-year old fashion designer who was bullied in school because she was overweight due to taking steroids for severe asthma. As a result, she started a non-profit Bullychasers and her clothing line ChubiiLine to bring awareness and help other kids that are being bullied. Egypt has a clothing line for kids, women, and men. On top of all of that she also has a dog AND a doll collection. Can you tell us what you were doing at 10? Check out the video… to hear her story and see her in action creating a garment. We were also in attendance at the 2016 Full Figured Fashion Week Runway show where she received the Junior Trailblazer of the Year Award and deservingly received a standing ovation. Egypt’s clothes are available via online and in the following stores: Dr. Jays, Macy’s and Rainbow…
[MadameNoire]

Puff & Stuff: How Two Afro-Cuban American Twin Sisters Are Shaking Up The Cigar Business

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The cigar industry is dominated by older white males. So imagine the shock of cigar store owners in Miami when Afro-Cuban twin sisters Yvonne and Yvette Rodriguez come rolling in with personalities as big as their Afros to promote their own line of Cuban cigars, Tres Lindas Cubanas Cigars. Just in case you haven’t heard, it’s the only cigar company owned and operated by Black women. And the Rodriguez sisters plan to take more than just a puff from the cigar industry; they want to be major players. After all, it is a growing industry. According to the CDC, about 13 billion cigars, including 12.4 billion large cigars and cigarillos and 0.6 billion little cigars, were sold in the United States in 2014…
[MadameNoire]

Gucci Mane Opens Up About Being A Former Drug Addict And Current Sobriety

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Gucci Mane is in the middle of starting the rest of his life. With his new album Everybody Looking set to drop July 22, Gucci is opening up about getting fit and putting drugs down. On his latest single “No Sleep” Gucci Mane rapped: I can’t even sleep I got so much to say, Recovering drug addict, I used to drink a pint a day, I can’t even sleep I got so much to say, Recovering drug addict, I used to smoke a pound a day. Now he’s going into more detail about his past struggles with addiction in an interview with the New York Times. He talks about how his rapper lifestyle led to him feeling like he couldn’t do anything sober. Per NYT: “I felt like I couldn’t make music sober, I couldn’t enjoy my money sober. Why would I wanna go to a club and couldn’t smoke or drink? I felt like sex wouldn’t be good sober. I associated everything with being high…”
[HipHopWired]


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