More stories

  • , ,

    9 Beauty Brands for Women of Color

    Advertisements Beauty is one of the fastest-growing industries in the start-up world. Check out and support these 9 companies founded by people of color. 1. Juvias Place Chichi Eburu founded her company to create eyeshadow that will show up on darker skin. Her palates and packaging are inspired by African culture and have quickly become […]

  • , ,

    Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Delivers A Shade for Literally Every Woman of Color!

    Advertisements Many women of color are faced with surviving the experience of trying to find a shade to match their skin tone again and again, in an industry where makeup is predominantly default white.  It is absolutely refreshing to see that Rihanna has addressed the fact that women of color have multiple skin tones. Rihanna released her debut […]

  • , ,

    “Teach Us All” Trailer Gives a Stirring Look at the System of School Segregation

    Advertisements With Oscar and Emmy nominations for 13th, director and producer Ava DuVernay has clearly established herself as a force in Hollywood and with documentaries. Array, the film collective founded by Duvernay, acquired the directorial debut Teach Us All from Sonia Lowman in August and released the trailer below this week with the premiere on Netflix September 25. Accompanied by a […]

  • , , ,

    Empowering Black Entrepreneurs

    Advertisements According to the United States Census Bureau, there are more than 2 million businesses in the country that are owned by African Americans. In the U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, which includes responses from 290,000 employers, only 2.1% of American businesses with at least one employee were black-owned in 2014. About 14% […]

  • , , ,

    Rosalind “Roz” Brewer Promoted to Starbucks’ Chief Operating Officer

    Advertisements Shortly after joining Starbucks’ board of directors, Rosalind “Roz” Brewer has officially become the company’s new group president chief operating officer. The company stated in a press release, “Starbucks is a culture-first company focused on performance and Roz is a world class operator and executive who embodies the values of Starbucks.” “As a passionate […]

  • ,

    Arthur Ashe: Much More Than a Champion

    Advertisements From humble beginnings to fortune, champion athlete Arthur Ashe’s story is something of a modern day fairy tail. However, his accomplishments were very real. Born in 1943 in the South, Ashe’s childhood was not an easy one. His mother passed away in 1950, leaving him and his brother to be raised only by their […]

  • , ,

    Historic African American Beaches and Summer Getaways

    Advertisements In 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation made slavery in the United States illegal. African American’s were declared free men, but the roots of racial prejudice ran deep. As the tourism industry grew in America, African Americans had to create their own vacation spots that were free from the fear of discrimination and violence.  Because of […]

  • Hot Popular

    , ,

    Meet the Browns: Napa’s First and Only Black Owned Winery

    Advertisements Calling all wine lovers.  Brown Estate Vineyards is the first and only Black-owned estate winery in California’s Napa Valley, and is best known as one of that region’s most well-regarded zinfandel producers receiving a score of 91 points by Wine Spectator. In addition to zinfandel, Brown Estate produces cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, and petite sirah. This two-generation […]

  • ,

    Before Central Park There was Seneca Village – Owned by African Americans

    Advertisements Central Park is a historical landmark in New York City, an oasis inside a bustling, urban landscape. However, few people know how Central Park was established, or more importantly, what the land was once before. A lot of research on the subject has been done by historian Cynthia R. Copeland, who meticulously searched through […]

  • , ,

    20 Positively Inspiring Images of Black Excellence in Medicine

    Advertisements MelaninDoc, an Instagram page dedicated to black doctors, nurses, and medical students, is making a powerful statement of empowerment through their photos. The page already has over 26,000 followers. With photos of various black medical professionals as well as some inspirational quotes along the way, the page’s goal is shed some light on black excellence. Advertisements […]