25 Strands Cuts of shear perfection
32 Fab in a Flash Recovery treatments for the postholiday weary
34 Best Sellers What folks in Raleigh,North Carolina, use to get fresh and clean

37 Looks We Love Fashion trip to Utopia
38 Her Style Portrait of a celeb hair doc
40 Hot Shoes Flashy and forward flats
42 Cheap & Chic Skin picks for less

67 Realizing the Dream We celebrate and examine what the Obama victory
means for us, our children and the future of Black America, through pictures,
poems, voices and essays from our community. Included are reflections from
Maya Angelou, boys at a predominantly Black elementary school, William Jelani
Cobb, Bill Cosby, Marian Wright Edelman, Paula J. Giddings, Hill Harper,
Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Gwen Ifill, Ben Jealous, Diane McKinney-Whetstone,
Chris Rock, Sonia Sanchez, John Edgar Wideman, Isabel Wilkerson,
and the last surviving daughter of a former slave

45 Island Spirit A gospel homecoming
48 Gazette New film releases from Bishop T.D. Jakes and Beyoncé
56 Books A trio of sci-fi masters team up for our new book club selection and more

16 Between Us
18 A Letter From the President
20 Contributors
140 Where to Buy
148 Horoscope
150 Get Lifted A New Day