Yara Shahidi Launches 7th Sun Productions with Keri Shahidi

As if we weren’t already impressed by Yara Shahidi‘s accomplishments, she now has her own production company with her mother Keri Shahidi. The icing on the cake is that they will be partnering with ABC Studios to create scripted and unscripted projects. Yara Shahidi has always been vocal about the injustice that black and brown people unfortunately face on a regular basis and in her recent Elle Magazine feature, she spoke on passing the baton. This is truly a huge way to pay it forward and contribute to the community.…

Jackie Aina is Launching Forvr Mood

Jackie Aina created a brand (finally) and it’s called Forvr Mood. I’m super proud of Jackie and all that she’s accomplished thus far. From her incredibly successful youtube channel to her Artist Couture Collab and Anastasia Beverly Hills collab and now her own brand! I feel like a proud sister! I’ve watched Jackie Aina on YouTube since my early college years when she slayed her face while still being in the military. Its so refreshing to see how far she’s come. We don’t know what Forvr Mood will entail as…

20 Black Creators To Follow

Speaking about black creators to follow is probably my favorite out of my black owned series! This list includes creators that I’ve loved and supported for many years as well as some that I found just a couple of years ago. While supporting black creators and building the black economy, please also support the organizations fighting inequality by checking out this national resource list that also includes petitions as well as legal services for protesters. An easy and free way to contribute is by searching “Black Lives Matter Donate Playlist”…

Sharon Cutler Demands That Brands Pull Up or Shut Up

Pull Up For Change has become my favorite Instagram account! Black people are fed up with companies claiming that they support black people in the stand against inequality, yet they do not have any black staff. The companies that do have black staff are mostly in entry-level positions, making them more susceptible to losing their jobs during a crisis such as this current pandemic. Created by Sharon Chuter, Pull Up For Change demands that brands provide the demographics of their staff which includes the breakdown of the number of people…

The Black in Fashion Council Will Increase Diversity in Fashion and Beauty

It warms my heart to see Lindsay Peoples Wagner and Sandrine Charles announce the Black in Fashion Council! I became aware of Lindsay Peoples Wagner in 2018 when she interviewed a ton of black people in the fashion industry in order to shed light on what its like to be black in fashion. The statements were very raw and honest. The article described how I felt about the fashion industry so naturally, I shared it back then. To see Lindsay Peoples team up with Sandrine Charles to create the Black…

8 Black Owned Fashion Magazines To Read

8 Black Owned Fashion Magazines To Support - Essence Mag Halima Aden

Mainstream magazines don’t really focus on us (unless black people are trending) so its important for me to share 8 black fashion magazines that have always shared the beauty of black people. While growing up, I loved flipping through magazines that featured people that looked like me (and I still do). I find that I naturally gravitate towards anything that resembles what I see in the mirror. The Black-Owned series continues as we discuss magazines! While supporting black businesses and building the black economy, please also support the organizations fighting…

20 Year Old Black Woman Made $1 Million In 8 Minutes

Moon X Cosmetics Founder - Mariee

I found out about Moon X Cosmetics on YouTube. Founder and CEO, Mariee Revere’s success was introduced to me before her skincare line. Making $1 million in 8 minutes isn’t something you hear every day (especially from a 20 year old black woman) so I was immediately intrigued as I watched her vlog. This skincare line offers serums, cleansers, and more. I feel like a proud big sister writing this because when I stumbled upon Mariee’s Revere YouTube Channel, I was beaming from ear to ear while watching her document…

DRK Beauty Offers Free Therapy for Women of Color In America

Self-care is so important and I find that quarantine may be tough for those who were already battling with their mental health. When I found out about DRK Beauty, I was excited to learn about their new initiative DRK Beauty Healing which offers free therapy to women of color in the United States. What a powerful way to make an impact in the community! Founded by Wilma Mae Basta and Danielle K, Jackson, DRK Beauty is a platform that highlights diversity in beauty. The DRK Beauty Healing initiative connects women…

16 Books by Black Authors To Read

One of the best parts about being in quarantine is that you have more time to read! I love expanding my knowledge on a variety of topics. Whether you’re into fashion, self help, combating inequality, God or just want to be enlightened, here are 16 books by black authors to read. While supporting black businesses and building the black economy, please also support the organizations fighting inequality by checking out this national resource list that also includes petitions as well as legal services for protesters. If you’d like to hear…

Golden Sequins by Nene LA Shiro

Whipping out an oldie but goodie is always fun! Nene LA Shiro custom made this golden sequins gown for me for my Senior Ball 6 years ago. With sequin being my favorite fabric, I feel like a golden queen with this dress on! If you want to see it in action, check out the video in the post about black owned fashion brands to support. I’ve definitely worn some questionable items a few years ago by pairing some items together that don’t even belong together. The beautiful thing about life…