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When it came to selecting cover stars for the Fall 2020 issue, UPTOWN looked no further than Power actors Naturi Naughton and Michael Rainey Jr., who have reprised their roles in the spin-off Power Book II: Ghost.

UPTOWN's Annika Harris spoke with Naughton and Rainey Jr., who play Tasha and Tariq St. Patrick, respectively, for the accompanying cover story “'Power Book II: Ghost' Is the Next Chapter for Tariq and Tasha St. Patrick.” Along with newcomers to the Power Universe, LaToya Tonodeo and Paige Hurd, Rainey Jr. and Naughton discussed their characters, what viewers can expect from the inaugural season of Book II, and what it was like working with Method Man and Mary J. Blige, who have both taken on roles in the spin-off series.

Brian Robinson (@bdrstyling) styled Naughton in a blue suit, lace bra, and stiletto sandals for the cover. Kalief Wolf (@Kalief_w) coiffed her long hair into soft waves parted at the side. Ashley Stewart (@ashleystewartbeauty) did Naughton’s makeup, bringing attention to her beautiful eyes and pout with red lipstick.

The UPTOWN Fall 2020 issue also includes articles on Francesca Harwood and the Disney Dreamers Academy, as well as travel pieces on O'ahu, St. Thomas, and Maui. Digital copies of UPTOWN can be read at via participating libraries.