Former adjunct professors Kiyanna Stewart and Jannah Handy are unapologetically Black. From their eclectic swagger to their familiar home decor, these two know a thing or two about all things celebrating the Black experience, collecting vintage and exuding cool.
We’ve already given you an insider look at the pair’s Jersey City, New Jersey digs, and the compelling stories behind some of their most cherished pieces, now we’re giving you a chance to own your very own Black cultural ephemera by shopping a few of their favorite things. Who knows, you might find something to help you tell your own #BlackGirlMagic or #BlackBoyJoy story and if not, you’ll most definitely be inspired.
Essence 25 Years Celebrating Black Women Book
"Every first edition signed work that I come across, particularly from the 60s an 70s, is gold to me."
Alvin Ailey by Andrea Pinkney & Superman vs. Muhammed Ali
"Kiyanna was a ballet dancer for more than 15+ years," says Handy."My daughter Makayla has an extensive collection of Black books," says Stewart. "We've curated her library with vintage books but also with contemporary reads." (1978. $175, blkmktvintage.com)