Amplifying Black Voices

The Capitol Riot Didn't Surprise Me. Here's Why

By Ciarra Jones
On Jan. 6, many Americans watched in shock, horror, sadness, and anger as supporters of President Donald Trump breached the U.S. Capitol building to disrupt the certification of Electoral College votes. More specifically, these rioters stormed the…

Climate Activist Vanessa Nakate Wants A More Inclusive Movement In 2021

By Ciarra Jones
Vanessa Nakate is a force. The 24-year-old Ugandan climate activist is courageous, knowledgeable, kind — and unrelenting in her commitment to fighting what she calls a “real-time” battle. “In school, we are taught not to be afraid of climate change.…

17 Black-Owned Etsy Home Decor Shops To Support This Season

By Marisa Casciano
On a mission to spruce up your space? Source decor that’ll make you feel like you’re trotting the globe from the comforts of your own home. Baskets, adorable coasters, and eclectic prints from thrift stores are always fun additions, as well as…

You Can Get 30% Off Fenty Beauty Products For Black Friday, Plus A Free Gift From Fenty Skin

By Theresa Massony
Well, well, well, if it isn't Rihanna, standing in front of me saying, "B*tch better have my money." I do, Rihanna. I always do. Particularly when both Fenty Beauty's and Fenty Skin's Black Friday 2020 sales are too good for me to ignore.…

You Can Get 60% Off The ENTIRE Savage X Fenty Site In Its Early Black Friday Sale

By Margaret Blatz
As if you needed a reason to shop for new lingerie or loungewear, Savage X Fenty's Black Friday 2020 Sale has started early for VIP members. That means you can get the already affordable, sexy, size-inclusive pieces you love for a fraction of their…

Mauree Turner Is "Still Processing" Their History-Making Election

By Lilli Petersen
Mauree Turner didn’t know they'd made history on Election Day 2020. “I’d just been going and going and going,” the activist and first-time candidate tells Elite Daily. The election season had been exhausting, and Turner was focused on the finish…

Megan Thee Stallion Stars In Savage X Fenty's Holiday Collection & The Pics Are Bomb

By Margaret Blatz
It only makes sense that the Hot Girl herself would take the spotlight in the latest Savage X Fenty campaign, but there's even more to get hyped about than that. As a brand ambassador, Megan Thee Stallion stars in Savage x Fenty's Holiday collection…

Kamala Harris Made A Classic Feminist Statement With Her Victory Speech Outfit

By Theresa Massony
After a particularly tumultuous, long election season and an even longer election night, the moment has finally come. Following presidential candidate Joe Biden's victory speech, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris took the stage next for her own…

This Is The U.S.'s First Non-Binary State Legislator Ever & It's Something To Celebrate

By Rhyma Castillo
As America anxiously awaits the final results for the 2020 presidential election, progressives within the overwhelmingly red state of Oklahoma are relishing a big win. People all over the country are cheering on an additional victory for the LGBTQ+…

Cori Bush's Dress In Her Photo Announcing Her Historic Win Is As Fierce As She Is

By Theresa Massony
Regardless of the 2020 presidential election outcome, there have been several congressional race results worth celebrating. One major victory comes for Democratic candidate Cori Bush in Missouri in the House of Representatives against Republican…

Cori Bush Won Her Missouri Race In A Landslide, So Make Way For A Squad 2.0

By Rhyma Castillo
Although the results of the 2020 presidential election are still being hashed out in several key battleground states across the country, progressive Americans are celebrating a significant win in Missouri. After a hard-fought campaign with support…

Michelle Obama Has Your Back On Election Day With This Super Helpful Voting Info

By Daffany Chan and Lara Walsh
As many people across the country head to the polls to cast their ballots on Election Day, Michelle Obama took to social media to share some helpful tips and encouragement for voters. In multiple Instagram and Twitter posts, the former first lady…

This Video Of Ayanna Pressley Dancing "The Wobble" On Election Morning Is Pure Joy

By Lara Walsh
With just hours to go until polls close on Tuesday, Nov. 3, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Massachusetts) decided to remind all of us that voting should be an act of joy, not a burden — despite how stressful the election season has been. In the spirit of…

Obama Congratulated A First-Time Voter With This Important Message For Young People

By Daffany Chan
As the 2020 presidential campaign came to a close, former president Barack Obama took to social media to encourage voters ahead of Election Day. Likely making the day of one such person who headed to the polls, Barack Obama congratulated a…

For Filmmaker Makeba Ross, Her Hair Was Never "Just" Hair

By Theresa Massony
For the first 11 years of her life, all Makeba Ross wanted was straight hair. "I just didn't really see [my hair type] on TV," she tells me in an interview for Elite Daily. "I always saw long hair. I always saw straight hair." It wasn't just the…

'Social Distance' Star Asante Blackk Wants You To Think Differently About BLM

By Sarah Halle Corey
Netflix's newly-launched anthology series Social Distance is striking a chord with audiences. The episodes follow various characters as they face the tumultuous first months of the coronavirus pandemic. Many critics and viewers at home aren't too…

Lizzo Made A Serious, Necessary Statement With Her BBMAs Dress & Nails

By Margaret Blatz
The 2020 Billboard Music Awards had music performance after music performance, tons of fan-voted awards, and out-of-this-world fashion. But perhaps the most poignant outfit at the BBMAs was Lizzo's "Vote" dress. While accepting the award for Top…

For Black People, Protesting Is Life & Death — Not A Costume

By Ciarra Jones
Halloween costumes tend to reflect our cultural moment, and the summer before Halloween 2020 was defined by protest and unrest. The killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor ignited already simmering tensions concerning the…

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…