About Us

Who We Are:

Mahogany is a subsidiary publication of Cunningham Publications, LLC and was developed in 2005 to address the deficient accurate representation of young women of color who are intellectual, fashion savvy, beautiful, culture oriented and who are real women. Due to the lack of national consumer publications for African American, Asian American and Hispanic American women, Mahogany was created out of necessity rather than luxury. Mahogany is the first multi-ethnic magazine to incorporate entertainment, fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and cultural issues all into one publication specifically for every woman of color.

Our Mission:

It's time to take a stand, show that all women of various ethnicities are beautiful, whether you're red, yellow, brown, full figured and loving it, you are celebrated through Mahogany encompassing our philosophical approach of being true to yourself and embracing all aspects of life, loving the skin your'e in-the true deep Mahogany.


Crystal I. Cunningham is the brainchild of Mahogany, who made heads turn with her iridescent personality, flare for journalism, and an innate sensibility to give readers what they want. The magazine was developed after the downfall of national consumer magazines belligerence and lack of content for young women of color. After graduating from SUNY at Buffalo, she realized the need for journalism jobs and the deficiency of magazines that were not available to young women of color such as herself, and then Mahogany was born.

"We are above and beyond the medium of being ignored, it's time that there is a publication that relates to young women of color like me."

Cunningham was a writer for Essence, Figure, Glamour, and other national glossy publications.

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