About Us

GlossMagazineOnline publishes news that focuses on pop-culture and is relevant to young, trend-setting African American women, ages 18-34. The publication strives to be THE online destination for news that matters to this diverse group of women. Whether she’s interested in what’s going on in Hollywood or Washington, wants to know the latest treatments being considered for diabetes, or if she’s searching for a deal on a little black dress, GlossMagazineOnline wants her to come to us FIRST! We want to make sure that the concerns of African American women that are all but ignored in other publications are answered in our virtual pages.
GlossMagazineOnline is also dedicated to spotlighting the accomplishments and works of those who are just beginning to make their mark in various industries including entertainment, business, literature and more. The magazine is focused on calling attention to those making a difference in their community and in the world.


What sets GlossMagazineOnline apart from other similar publications is its cutting edge approach to pop-culture coverage.
The publication is interactive––the people who read it create its content. The staff that makes up GlossMagazineOnline consists of up-in-coming writers, photographers, poets, models and designers. This young, hungry aspect of the staff keeps the publication fresh and smart and fulfills a fundamental purpose of the magazine––to act as a forum for up-and-coming artists who need a platform to showcase their work.


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Publisher, Editor In Chief: Publisher and Editor in Chief of GlossMagazineOnline.com (GMO), Tiffani Alexander came to Chicago in the fall of 2004 to pursue her Master's degree in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management at Columbia College Chicago. Tiffani earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of
 Maryland, College Park. She has worked for both Cygnus Business Media and Maher Publishing before embarking on her dream to start her own magazine. In addition to publishing GMO bi-monthly, Tiffani freelances and works as an editor on a legal journal in Washington, DC.

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Managing Editor: Frances Moffett is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism. She is currently a PR coordinator and editorial assistant for a not-for-profit organization and has written for a variety of publications, including Jet Magazine and The Chicago Defender. In addition to journalism, she also writes poetry and short stories.

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Marketing Manager: Samantha Mitchell graduated from Columbia College Chicago, earning her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Public Relations. She is currently the public relations and marketing coordinator for Color Me P.I.N.K, Inc, a non-profit organization in Chicago. Samantha also freelances, does event planning, works part-time and enjoys motivating and teaching young girls about self-esteem and character.

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Senior Associate Editor: Ebony L. McCline received her B.A. in journalism from Northern Illinois University and received her master’s in journalism from Columbia College Chicago. She currently writes for a Midwestern-based financial company.

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Associate Editor: Iya Bakare earned both her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in print journalism. She earned her B.A. from Delta State University with a minor in English and graduated with a M.A. degree from Columbia College Chicago. In her spare time, the Chicago native continues to freelance and ponder ways to both inform and improve her community one story at a time.

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Photo Editor: Billy Montgomery is the lead photographer and photo editor for GMO. He is a well-known photographer in the Chicago area, as well as a professor of journalism at Roosevelt University, where he also received his M.A. in the subject.

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Web Designer: Richard Harrigan has been GMO's web designer since day one, building the original site from scratch and continuing on with the publication, leading the growth of its online presence. He has a degree in graphics and web design from The University of Maryland, College Park, as well his own web design company.

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Creative Director: Anthony (Tony) Keith, Jr., originally from Washington, DC, Anthony has served as the director of Penn State's cultural center and assistant director of the Multicultural Resource Center at UNC Charlotte. Anthony holds a B.A. in communication from the University of Maryland, College Park and a M.A. in education from The Pennsylvania State University. Tony is a spoken word artist and poet and has performed in numerous places such as Tanzania and Los Angeles.

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