jamilah-lemieuxJamilah Lemieux is a Chicago native and graduate of Howard University who resides at the perfect intersection of Buppiedom and Black Bohemia. Integral to the reimagining of EBONY.com, she has been hailed as one of the smartest, sharpest young editors in the online world.  In 2005, she created a blog, The Beautiful Struggler, where for more than six years, she galvanized a broad national audience with her meditations on cultural identity, relationships and her own less-than-ordinary life. What began as a hobby quickly became a critically acclaimed online destination, establishing Jamilah as an emergent and important voice on issues of gender, race and popular culture.