About The Quintessential Gentleman

The Quintessential Gentleman is a men’s lifestyle publication that speaks to men of color based out of New York City. The quarterly magazine provides content on men lifestyle trends, fashion, travel, health and grooming tips, and entertainment news in digital and print format.  Starting out as a blog over 2 years ago, the Quintessential Gentleman magazine has been in existence for almost a year and focuses on highlighting the positive achievements of men of color in their various industries.

Mission Statement: The Quintessential Gentleman is the definition of excellence for men of color. We guide modern day men into modern day gentlemen by encouraging, energizing and elevating men of color. The content inside will inspire conscious growth, motivate professional development, and highlight the achievements of men who continue to move the culture forward.

Eric K. Thomas: Editor-in-Chief

Ericka Bates: Contributor
Ericka Bates is a Contributing/Staff Writer, best known for her ‘QG Guides’ and celebrity interviews.  You might have seen her writing on other platforms but she’s since switched gears to express her passion for men of color. She is a lover of life, “her people” both men and women, and using her voice and pen to help provoke change and also, she hopes to be “the bridge”.

Kiev Broadwater: Fashion/Fitness Writer
Kiev Broadwater is a former stylist and certified personal trainer with an eye towards all things fitness and fashion.