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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Journalist
Entrepreneur

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black and Blue
Favorite Food:
Kale
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Bodrum, Turkey
Favorite Quote:
Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Expected.$To Thine Own Self Be True.

Birthplace

Born:
1/7/1978
Birth Location:
Newark, New Jersey

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Journalist
Entrepreneur

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black and Blue
Favorite Food:
Kale
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Bodrum, Turkey
Favorite Quote:
Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Expected.$To Thine Own Self Be True.

Birthplace

Born:
1/7/1978
Birth Location:
Newark
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Biography

Journalist and entrepreneur Tai Beauchamp was born on January 7, 1978 in Newark, New Jersey. She graduated from Spelman College in 2000 with her B.A. degree in English Literature and received a certificate in television production from New York University in 2003.

Beauchamp began her career as an intern for Good Housekeeping and Harper’s Bazaar magazines in 1998. In 2000, she was hired at O, The Oprah Magazine as a fashion and beauty assistant, but was soon named associate beauty editor. In 2003, Essence magazine/Time Inc. hired her to serve as the beauty editor of several prototypes that later became Suede magazine. In 2004, Beauchamp became the youngest and first African American appointed to the role of beauty and fitness director at Seventeen magazine.

In 2006, after briefly serving as deputy editor of VIBE Vixen magazine and consulting with The MCJ Foundation, Beauchamp launched and served as chief executive officer of BluePrint Group, LLC (Tai Life Media, LLC), a branding and marketing firm. She became a style contributor and correspondent for iVillage.com in 2008; and, in 2011, was hired as a national correspondent for InStyle magazine. Beauchamp was also appointed style and beauty correspondent for Proctor & Gamble’s My Black Is Beautiful campaign, and, in 2012, was named InStyle’s style ambassador.

Beauchamp has appeared as a style expert and personality on ABC, BET, CNN, NBC Today, TV One, E! and frequently contributed to The View, Wendy Williams Show, Bethenny, The Recording Academy, and other networks. She has also worked with Target, Macy’s, Dior Cosmetics, Nordstrom, AT&T, The Limited, MSL Group, Avon, Black Enterprise magazine, The Sundance Channel, and Universal Records.

Beauchamp has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Dress for Success, and Step Up Women’s Network. She served on the advisory boards of WIE Network; Harlem's Fashion Row; St. Vincent Academy in Newark, New Jersey; and New Jersey Needs You. She also served on the women’s board of trustees of the New Jersey Performance Arts Center. Her awards include the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Prestige Award, which she received in 2009.

Tai Beauchamp was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on October 7, 2014.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Tai Beauchamp's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Tai Beauchamp lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Tai Beauchamp describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Tai Beauchamp remembers her paternal grandfather
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Tai Beauchamp talks about her mother's professional background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Tai Beauchamp describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Tai Beauchamp lists her extended family members
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Tai Beauchamp describes her maternal grandmother and great-grandmother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Tai Beauchamp talks about her family's surname
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Tai Beauchamp describes her paternal grandparents' household
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Tai Beauchamp talks about her grandparents' nurturing spirit
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Tai Beauchamp remembers her maternal grandmother's home
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Tai Beauchamp talks about living in multiple households
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Tai Beauchamp recalls her early education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Tai Beauchamp describes her neighborhood in Linden, New Jersey
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Tai Beauchamp talks about her relationship with her father
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Tai Beauchamp describes her early personality
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Tai Beauchamp recalls the influence of 'The Cosby Show'
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Tai Beauchamp describes her decision to attend Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Tai Beauchamp talks about her scholarship to attend Spellman College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Tai Beauchamp describes her early academic experiences at Spelman College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Tai Beauchamp talks about her social life at Spelman College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Tai Beauchamp remembers the faculty of Spelman College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Tai Beauchamp describes the sisterhood at Spelman College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Tai Beauchamp remembers her college internships
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Tai Beauchamp talks about her ability to adapt to her surroundings
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Tai Beauchamp recalls joining the staff of O, The Oprah Magazine
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Tai Beauchamp remembers meeting Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Tai Beauchamp describes her career at O, The Oprah Magazine
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Tai Beauchamp recalls attending fashion events for O, The Oprah Magazine
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Tai Beauchamp describes her early interest in fashion and hip hop culture
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Tai Beauchamp talks about her idea for a fashion magazine for young women of color
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Tai Beauchamp recalls joining the staff of Suede magazine
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Tai Beauchamp remembers her transition to Seventeen magazine
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Tai Beauchamp describes her experiences at Seventeen magazine
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Tai Beauchamp recalls joining The MCJ Amelior Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Tai Beauchamp describes her role at The MCJ Amelior Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Tai Beauchamp describes her work on the RU Ready for Work program
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Tai Beauchamp recalls joining VIBE Vixen
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Tai Beauchamp talks about her impact at VIBE Vixen
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Tai Beauchamp recalls founding Tai Life Media, LLC
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Tai Beauchamp remembers writing for the iVillage blog
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Tai Beauchamp talks about her humanitarian work
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Tai Beauchamp talks about her accomplishments and plans for the future
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Tai Beauchamp talks about her maternal grandmother's illness
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Tai Beauchamp remembers speaking at a conference in Nigeria
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Tai Beauchamp talks about working on the 'The High Life' web series
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Tai Beauchamp recalls working with InStyle magazine
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Tai Beauchamp talks about her experiences as a media personality
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Tai Beauchamp talks about her decision to undergo oocyte cryopreservation
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Tai Beauchamp reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Tai Beauchamp reflects upon her life