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Angela Bassett photographed by Robin Black for Violet Grey

V.G. WHAT KIND OF ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ACTORS JUST STARTING OUT IN THEIR CAREER? 
A.B.: It’s the same with everything: You have to study your craft. Actresses make it look easy because that’s the way it should look—effortless. When a great actor does their job they’re leaving a piece of their soul in the room. It takes a little out of you, but that’s okay. Life will take a little out of you, love will take a little out of you. We’re talking about demonstrating the best and worst of the human experience.

Angela Bassett interviewed by Lexy Lebsack for Violet Grey

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Mirror, Mirror: When Style is 'Ghetto' On Black Women, 'Chic' On Whites

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This article originally appeared on thePhiladelphia Inquirer site.

Something about the models walking the DKNY catwalk last month in coifs that Lucky magazine called “slicked-down tendrils” - known in my hood as baby hair - tweaked my Queens-reared soul.

I felt a similar pull in April when Marie Claire