If you haven't heard of XONecole:
Necole Kane's online destination, xoNecole.com, is a newly defined platform for young women to share their personal stories, indulge in career, beauty and relationship tips, and speak their minds on the latest in culture news and politics.
Our mission is to promote positive images of women of color as well as empower, educate, and inspire millennials through our interviews, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, career and travel features.
When Kane closed down her award-winning celebrity gossip blog, Necole Bitchie, she hinted at wanting to follow her purpose signing off saying, “There is a constant internal struggle between being a character—Necole Bitchie—when I walk out in public, and being the woman I know I was meant to be."
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Learn More about Brooke:
Brooke C. Obie, JD, MFA, is the editor in chief of xoNecole, the premier digital destination for Black women millennials. A film/TV screenwriter and producer, award-winning author, award-winning entertainment journalist, Brooke was the Deputy Director of Refinery29 Unbothered and co-editor of Roxane Gay's The Audacity at Substack. As managing editor of Shadow & Act, she was named to The Root 100 most influential African Americans of 2019 for her film journalism. Her debut novel, BOOK OF ADDIS: CRADLED EMBERS won the 2018 Accra International Book Festival Independent Writer's Award, the 2017 Phillis Wheatley Award for First Fiction, and a 2017 BCALA Literary Award for Fiction.
Brooke's viral and exclusive interview with the family of Dr. Donald Shirley, "How 'Green Book' And the Hollywood Machine Swallowed Donald Shirley Whole," shook up Hollywood and the 2019 awards season, leading conversations about appropriation, white savior narratives and systemic racism in Hollywood. For this work, she was honored with a place on The Root 100 list in the category of Black media influencers.
Brooke graduated from Hampton University, summa cum laude and Mercer University School of Law where she was the Eleventh Circuit Survey Editor of the Mercer Law Review. Brooke received her MFA in Creative Writing at The New School and was a 2014 finalist for the Fulbright Fellowship for her thesis, which became BOOK OF ADDIS: CRADLED EMBERS.
Brooke's work has been featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, LA Times, The Guardian, Salon, Essence, Ebony, Los Angeles Review of Books, Teen Vogue & more.