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CLASS is the U.S-based PRINT and ONLINE professional magazine of African diaspora, American and continental African events style, fashion, music, living, movies, Nollywood, Hollywood, arts, literature, books, health, new tech, and younger generation interests. It was launched in Houston on Friday May 9, 2003 in Houston, Texas.


It has its own unique personality and, in a sense, CLASSmagazine is the Africans-in-America's own Ebony and People and GQ - all rolled into one unique, international multimedia product.  It is actively supported by the display of thousands of unedited images on our very popular sister site www.PhotoWorks.TV


In unique pictorial and prosaic forms, CLASSmagazine is the gold-standard for special events and the social barometer of elegance and style for African professionals across America. We capture the thrills and battles of life and success.



Chido Nwangwu, Publisher USAfrica & CLASSmagazine

We started CLASS with 40 pages for our first edition in May 2003; by our 4th edition in December 2003, we surpassed 100 pages, and made 114 page. CLASSmagazine is published 6x a year, beginning January-February; plus special editions. 


We've the widest, most accomplished and seasoned network of professional reporters, writers, photographers and editors serving Africans and Americans. 


CLASS reflects, distinctly, the professional quests, stylistic expressions, profiles of excellence off our diaspora communities.    


CLASSmagazine and PhotoWorks were created by Dr. Chido Nwangwu, former adviser on Africa business/issues to Houston’s ex-Mayor Lee Brown and Founder of USAfrica multimedia networks (established in 1992), first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet; and recipient of several journalism and public policy awards.

Chido has been profiled by The New York Times and CNN International for his pioneering works on multimedia/news/public policy projects for Africans and Americans.


wireless: 1-832-45-CHIDO (24436) 

office: 713-270-5500


Twitter  @Chido247 


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