Amplifying Black Voices

My Partner's Racist Text About COVID-19 Led To Our Breakup — Here's What I Learned

By Gloria Oladipo
Dating while Black is a complicated labyrinth — a mystical quest through white foolishness, misogynoir rejection, and other circles of pain to find possible happiness. Dating while Black means underestimating your true goddess potential in fear of…

'Riverdale' Actor Bernadette Beck Spoke Up About Diversity Issues On The Show

By Ani Bundel
When the Black Lives Matter movement surged to the forefront in June of 2020, it inspired more than just chants of "abolish the police." Black people stepped forward to discuss the microaggressions and systemic racism they face every day in multiple…

'The Bold Type's Aisha Dee Got Real About The Show's Lack Of Diversity On IG

By Rachel Varina
The Bold Type's Kat Edison is known for speaking out about what she believes in on social media. Now, the actor who plays her is doing the same. On July 15, Aisha Dee posted an Instagram about The Bold Type's lack of diversity, calling for more…

Here's Why Everyone Is Talking About 'I May Destroy You's Michaela Coel

By Dylan Kickham
If you don't know the name Michaela Coel yet, you definitely will soon. The actor/writer burst onto the scene with her hilariously awkward E4 and Netflix comedy Chewing Gum in 2015, and now she is the creator and star of 2020's most audacious new TV…

These Fashion & Beauty Mentorships & Resources For People Of Color Will Support Your Growth

By Theresa Massony
Ask anyone who's moved up the ranks of their career how they did it, and aside from the obvious things like hard work and perseverance, their success is also likely due to a mentor who helped guide them along the way. For some, a mentor can be as…

You'll Want To Shop These Black-Owned Etsy Jewelry Shops Every Single Day

By Margaret Blatz
For one-of-a-kind, unique pieces, Etsy has always been the go-to place to shop online. Whether you prefer vintage, modern, dramatic, or simple, Etsy’s plethora of shops makes it easy to find your perfect jewelry piece. More specifically, these…

Peep These Black-Owned Depop Shops For Some Of The COOLEST Clothes & Accessories

By Theresa Massony
If Depop had a welcome sign, it would say "Welcome to land of the coolest people you'll ever meet." The platform, a digital space filled with e-shops where people can sell vintage finds, custom-made items, and more, is brimming with retro-inspired,…

More Than 50 Black-Owned Beauty Brands That Deserve Your Support Every Day Of The Year

By Theresa Massony
Every minute of every day is prime time to support Black-owned beauty businesses and the creatives behind them who have worked tirelessly to perfect their craft. Even better, the beauty realm is chock-full of 'em, and so many of these products are…

Over 50 Black-Owned Fashion Brands That Should Be Staples In Your Wardrobe Year-Round

By Theresa Massony
Despite the sheer wealth of Black-owned fashion brands already out there, the fashion industry has a lengthy, exhausting history of exclusive, racist behavior toward the Black community. Even though the industry has taken steps toward diversity and…

These Black Celebrity Hairstylists Are Behind Some Of Your Fave Red Carpet Moments

By Theresa Massony
Behind some of the most groundbreaking, intricate, and downright cool celebrity hairstyles that have made waves on red carpets, magazine covers, and events are Black celebrity hairstylists whose artistry is unmatched. Apart from creating immensely…

These Black-Owned Etsy Shops Are Creating Fire Fashion & Beauty Products

By Theresa Massony
There is absolutely no denying that supporting Black-owned businesses should be a year-round activity for everyone. Pledging your support to small, Black-owned businesses — and bookmarking their shops to continue that support all the time — is a…

Take Care Of Your Sexual Health By Shopping These Black-Owned Companies

By Caroline Colvin
Following renewed discussions about police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement, social media has also sparked conversations about institutional racism in corporations and ways to invest money in the Black community. One way you can…

All The Black-Owned Plus-Size Clothing Brands You Need To Shop Right Now

By Theresa Massony
Ask a plus-size shopper how the majority of their shopping experiences with traditionally popular fashion brands has been, and odds are, it hasn't been great. Despite taking steps in the right direction, the fashion industry has still largely…

Add To Cart: The Black-Owned Fashion, Beauty, Home, & Wellness Products To Shop ASAP

By Theresa Massony
If the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has slowly made you forget what day it is, don't worry. Just know it's always a fantastic day to support Black-owned businesses. In all areas of fashion, beauty, living, wellness, and beyond, Black founders and…

These Black Makeup Artists Have Created Some Of Your Favorite Celeb Red Carpet Looks

By Theresa Massony
Have you ever opened a magazine or watched a red carpet and thought, "Oh my God, that is the most beautiful makeup I've ever seen"? Makeup has that power. And for decades, Black celebrity makeup artists have harnessed that power into an overflowing…

These Cookbooks By Black Authors Are Filled With Inspiring Stories & Tasty Recipes

By Marisa Casciano
If you're ready to further diversify your palette, there are tons of cookbooks written by Black authors ready to be part of your growing kitchen collection. During a time when it's imperative to amplify Black voices and promote the work of Black…

Pat McGrath Is Hosting A Virtual Masterclass & Tickets Sales Will Benefit The NAACP

By Theresa Massony
If you've ever dreamed of learning how to do a smoky eye from none other than the queen of makeup herself, Pat McGrath, now is your chance. You can buy tickets to Pat McGrath's "The McGrath Masterclass," a virtual class dedicated to "gossip,…

Sephora Committed To The 15% Pledge To Give More Shelf Space To Black-Owned Brands

By Margaret Blatz
As protests continue around the globe demanding an end to police brutality and systematic racism, the calls for brands to actively promote change and support Black people grows. And Sephora is one of the first major retailers to respond to one of…

All The Black Fashion Influencers You Should Follow Right Now For Endless Inspo

By Margaret Blatz
While protests are a great way to fight for change, you can also fight systematic racism in your day-to-day life in small, yet helpful ways. To do that, you need to help give Black people a lasting platform on which to create art, share their…

Several Brands Released How Many Black Employees They Have For The #PullUpOrShutUp Challenge

By Margaret Blatz
As peaceful protests continue around the world calling for an end to systematic racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, many people are rightfully calling for brands to do more than just post a single text graphic of…