Issa Rae Signs Eight Figure Deal With Warner Media

As if Issa Rae couldn’t be anymore legendary! From her years of “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” series on her YouTube channel to HBO’s “Insecure”, Issa is at it again as she inks an eight-figure deal with Warner Media for film and television. Although this is such an amazing opportunity, I’m honestly not surprised. I became familiar with Issa’s work during college as one of my colleagues introduced me to her “Awkard Black Girl” series. Years later, “Insecure” is such a hit! While I’m not surprised, I’m definitely super…

8 Black Women Owned Businesses You Should Know

Happy International Women’s Day! For me, every day is a great day to celebrate women but for this special day, its only right that I highlight 8 black women-owned businesses you should know about! From skincare to lifestyle and so much more, here are some amazing brands founded by phenomenal black women! WILD SEED BOTANICALS I’ve been watching Lailah Jean on YouTube for years. When the Ghanian beauty launched a skincare line 3 years ago, I knew it would be amazing because of all the wonderful whipped shea butter she’s…

9 Black-Owned Brands To Shop For Last Minute Gifts

Christmas is just around the corner and if you’re super last minute like me, then you haven’t gotten your gifts yet. No worries since you’re in the right place and if you love my suggestions, you get to support some amazing black-owned brands while bringing joy to the hearts of your loved ones. If you rather watch me chat about these Black Owned brands, take a peek at this video below. BEFITTING STYLE Its only right that I kick off the list with Befitting Style. When I say Befitting Style,…

Entrepeneur Atira Lyons Builds An Empire at 20 Years Old

Atira Lyons in her Melrose Avenue Store - Entrepeneur

Finding out about Atira Lyons this week made me feel late to the party. This pandemic isn’t stopping the 20 year old entrepeneur as she just secured a 8,000 square feet warehouse for her apparel business featuring luxurious durags and bikinis. View this post on Instagram I just got my keys… I’m too hype!!! Imma ride this business out til the wheels fall off. A post shared by Atira Lyons (@atiralyons) on Sep 22, 2020 at 5:00pm PDT In this day and age, its much easier being an online business…

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…