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Michaela Angela Davis

Image Activist, Conversationalist, CNN Commentator & Writer

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 Michaela Angela Davis Biography

For over 20 years Michaela angela Davis has explored the power of beauty, urban style, women’s politics and hip-hop culture. Her magazine career began in 1991 at Essence magazine working under her mentor Susan L. Taylor as Fashion Editor. She returned as their only Executive Fashion and Beauty Editor symultaneously directing the Culture section. While at Essence she launched the groundbreaking initiative “Take Back the Music” a multi-media campaign bringing awareness to the hyper-sexualized representation and lyrical disrespect of young women of color in mainstream media. Other bold moves in publishing include being the first Fashion Director of Vibe magazine. Michaela was also Fashion Director and the last Editor-in-Chief of Honey, the first book for the 18-34 stylish Urban-American woman. Honey was the nations’ fastest growing women’s title during her tenure.

Michaela angela Davis is a writer. She focuses on style, gender, race and culture, appearing in a host of international magazines, websites and books like Everything But The Burden: what white people are taking from black culture, (Broadway Books). Michaela authored Beloved Baby (Pocket Books/Simon and Schuster), a scrapbook, and journal for alternative families. She writes award-winning multi-platform promotional and image campaigns.

Michaela is a conversationalist. She’s on the prestigious APB Speakers Bureau having “critical conversations” on countless campuses including Yale, Brown, Howard, Spellman, Middlebury and many community institutions, primarily about images of blacks and women in the media. Ms. Davis has hosted a session at the Congressional Black Caucus, and was a featured speaker at the first Young Feminist Summit as part of N.O.W.’s 50th anniversary. Davis has co-produced and served as a panelist at the Essence Music Festival’s Empowerment Seminar Series. “Who You Calling a Ho? and “Sisters Take Issue with Our Images” to record audiences. Michaela has had network appearances on MSNBC, NBC, FOX and PBS, among others. She is a reoccurring expert on pop-culture TV specials on CNN, BBC, MTV, VH1, and BET. Davis covered the historic 2008 presidential election and inauguration for TVOne and on CNN’s “D.L. Hughley’s Breaks the News” and Roland Martin’s Election Special. Michaela and Anderson Cooper have had several conversations about the politics of race and images on AC360.

Style is in her DNA. Michaela advises and contributes to Clutch, an online magazine for the young Urban-American woman and Harlem Fashion Row and organization committed to creating diversity in fashion. She was an expert advisor on Black Style Now! an exhibit and program at CMNY. As a fashion stylist, Michaela lent her unique taste and image-making prowess to a host of artists and cultural icons, such as Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Prince, Diana Ross, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Bjork and many others. From Vanity Fair to Ebony, she’s added her fresh fashion flavor to many magazines. Michaela has been a commentator and style expert on Metro TV and Women’s Entertainment Television Full Frontal Fashion, E! and The View. Michaela has served as wardrobe designer and consultant for VH1 and the urban classic film Paid in Full.

Michaela serves as board secretary of ImageNation and advisor to The Mott Bridges Academy. Ms. Davis hosts a monthly career mentoring series for young women and girls of color, Salon du Shine. Born in Germany and raised in Washington, D.C., an artist at heart, Michaela studied at NYU, Stella Adler Acting Conservatory, New School for Social Research, The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, and acting at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts as a National Arts Scholar. Michaela lives in “The Peoples Republic of Brooklyn”. Her #dopedaughter Elenni is a senior in college. She is working on Project FREE THE GIRLS, her Image Activism multi-platform movement.

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Michaela Angela Davis

Image Activist, Conversationalist, CNN Commentator & Writer

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Michaela Angela Davis Biography

For over 20 years Michaela angela Davis has explored the power of beauty, urban style, women’s politics and hip-hop culture. Her magazine career began in 1991 at Essence magazine working under her mentor Susan L. Taylor as Fashion Editor. She returned as their only Executive Fashion and Beauty Editor symultaneously directing the Culture section. While at Essence she launched the groundbreaking initiative “Take Back the Music” a multi-media campaign bringing awareness to the hyper-sexualized representation and lyrical disrespect of young women of color in mainstream media. Other bold moves in publishing include being the first Fashion Director of Vibe magazine. Michaela was also Fashion Director and the last Editor-in-Chief of Honey, the first book for the 18-34 stylish Urban-American woman. Honey was the nations’ fastest growing women’s title during her tenure.

Michaela angela Davis is a writer. She focuses on style, gender, race and culture, appearing in a host of international magazines, websites and books like Everything But The Burden: what white people are taking from black culture, (Broadway Books). Michaela authored Beloved Baby (Pocket Books/Simon and Schuster), a scrapbook, and journal for alternative families. She writes award-winning multi-platform promotional and image campaigns.

Michaela is a conversationalist. She’s on the prestigious APB Speakers Bureau having “critical conversations” on countless campuses including Yale, Brown, Howard, Spellman, Middlebury and many community institutions, primarily about images of blacks and women in the media. Ms. Davis has hosted a session at the Congressional Black Caucus, and was a featured speaker at the first Young Feminist Summit as part of N.O.W.’s 50th anniversary. Davis has co-produced and served as a panelist at the Essence Music Festival’s Empowerment Seminar Series. “Who You Calling a Ho? and “Sisters Take Issue with Our Images” to record audiences. Michaela has had network appearances on MSNBC, NBC, FOX and PBS, among others. She is a reoccurring expert on pop-culture TV specials on CNN, BBC, MTV, VH1, and BET. Davis covered the historic 2008 presidential election and inauguration for TVOne and on CNN’s “D.L. Hughley’s Breaks the News” and Roland Martin’s Election Special. Michaela and Anderson Cooper have had several conversations about the politics of race and images on AC360.

Style is in her DNA. Michaela advises and contributes to Clutch, an online magazine for the young Urban-American woman and Harlem Fashion Row and organization committed to creating diversity in fashion. She was an expert advisor on Black Style Now! an exhibit and program at CMNY. As a fashion stylist, Michaela lent her unique taste and image-making prowess to a host of artists and cultural icons, such as Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Prince, Diana Ross, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Bjork and many others. From Vanity Fair to Ebony, she’s added her fresh fashion flavor to many magazines. Michaela has been a commentator and style expert on Metro TV and Women’s Entertainment Television Full Frontal Fashion, E! and The View. Michaela has served as wardrobe designer and consultant for VH1 and the urban classic film Paid in Full.

Michaela serves as board secretary of ImageNation and advisor to The Mott Bridges Academy. Ms. Davis hosts a monthly career mentoring series for young women and girls of color, Salon du Shine. Born in Germany and raised in Washington, D.C., an artist at heart, Michaela studied at NYU, Stella Adler Acting Conservatory, New School for Social Research, The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, and acting at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts as a National Arts Scholar. Michaela lives in “The Peoples Republic of Brooklyn”. Her #dopedaughter Elenni is a senior in college. She is working on Project FREE THE GIRLS, her Image Activism multi-platform movement.

Michaela Angela Davis Videos

  • Left of Black with Michaela Angela Davis
    Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with image activist, Michaela Angela Davis. Dr. Neal teaches Black Popular Culture in the Department...
  • Michaela Angela Davis: Black Girls Rock
    Michaela Angela Davis at Creative Mornings New York.
  • Image, Beauty and Power with Michaela Angela Davis | Black America
    In this episode of Black America, Carol Jenkins is joined by Michaela Angela Davis, creator of MAD Free and Image Activist.

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  • How to book Michaela Angela Davis?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Michaela Angela Davis for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Michaela Angela Davis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Michaela Angela Davis or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Michaela Angela Davis?

    Booking fees for Michaela Angela Davis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michaela Angela Davis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Michaela Angela Davis?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michaela Angela Davis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michaela Angela Davis for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michaela Angela Davis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michaela Angela Davis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Michaela Angela Davis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Michaela Angela Davis for your event is available upon request. Michaela Angela Davis generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ruth E. Carter, Gabi Gregg, Patrice Yursik, Blake Von D and Kerby Jean-Raymond. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michaela Angela Davis for an upcoming event.

Michaela Angela Davis Speaker Videos

  • Left of Black with Michaela Angela Davis
    Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with image activist, Michaela Angela Davis. Dr. Neal teaches Black Popular Culture in the Department of African and African-American Studies at Duke...
    Michaela Angela Davis: Black Girls Rock
    Michaela Angela Davis at Creative Mornings New York.
  • Image, Beauty and Power with Michaela Angela Davis | Black America
    In this episode of Black America, Carol Jenkins is joined by Michaela Angela Davis, creator of MAD Free and Image Activist.

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