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The First Black Woman to be Crowned Miss Universe Great Britain Speaks Out

By: Selena Hill

Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers, a dark-skinned beauty with dreadlocks, became the first black woman to be crowned Miss Universe Great Britain in the pageant’s 66-year history on Saturday. As a result, the 25-year-old will go on to represent the United Kingdom at the international 2018 Miss Universe competition later this year. Originally...

New Inspirational Online Series Unpacks the Journey of Creatives of Color

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Creatives looking for some inspiration? This show may be for you. Corey Emanuel Omnimedia recently launched its first online docu-portrait series, Lend Me Your Lens, a show that unpacks the journey of successful creatives of color, highlighting artists, authors, designers, influencers, and musicians. During each episode, these creatives dive into...

Cultivating a Community for Creative Millennials of Color

By: Dev T. Smith

Leaving no stone unturned in the realm of content creation, conversation facilitation, and event curation, Driven Society has become part of the creative professional scene in New York City by its focus on live events targeted to millennials of color. The organization has partnered with major brands including WeWork, JBL,...

U.S. Navy Lifts Ban on Dreadlocks and Other Hairstyles

By: Selena Hill

The U.S. Navy has ended a long-standing hair policy that critics say unfairly targeted women of color in the service. Last week, the naval branch announced via Facebook that it will now allow servicewomen to sport dreadlocks, ponytails, twists, and wider hair buns. The new policy expands style options for...

Marvel Set to Launch Comic Book Series Dedicated to Shuri

By: Samara Lynn

Everyone’s favorite Wakandan nerd Shuri will grace the pages of her own comic book. In a press release, Marvel revealed that the comic book based on the Black Panther character will launch in October. The Shuri comic book will be crafted by a team of well-known and established creatives. They...

Yvonne Orji and Luvvie Ajayi Launched a Hilarious New Podcast

By: Sequoia Blodgett

A new podcast has graced our presence featuring author Luvvie Ajayi and actress/comedian Yvonne Orji, who both proudly represent their Nigerian culture. According to the logline, the women are discussing everything they love, their life stories, and whatever else comes to mind in a fun and entertaining way. The name? Jesus and Jollof,...

Muslim Stylist Hullema Reddick Finds Success In Haircare Business

By: Daron Pressley

According to a Pew Research Center estimate, Muslims comprise over 23% of the global population, but the haircare industry struggles to represent Muslim women. Haircare is for everyone; whether or not Muslim women choose to show their hair in public. Hullema Reddick, color stylist and owner of HStylez Hair studio in Philadelphia,...

A Therapist’s Advice for Dealing With ‘Founders’ Depression’

By: Kandia Johnson

As a psychotherapist and owner of a private counseling practice, Asha Tarry has counseled adults, children, and families for 18 years. With a passion for helping people of color, we caught up with Tarry to get some insight into how business owners can deal with depression—the dark side of entrepreneurship that...

Feds Reopen the Emmett Till Murder Case Citing ‘New Information’

By: Selena Hill

The U.S. Department of Justice is reopening the murder case of Emmett Till 63 years after the 14-year-old African American teen was brutally murdered for allegedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. Federal officials announced Thursday that it launched an investigation into the case based on “new information” that...

Dire Consequences for Blacks, Others Groups Expected with Supreme Court Pick

By: Adedamola Agboola

Of all of President Donald Trump’s demagoguery against free speech, the press, religious rights, due process, and women’s control over their bodies, no decision carries such far-reaching and lasting consequences for women, people of color, and other groups, over generations than his Supreme Court pick of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. “This Supreme Court...

10 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Inspiration

By: Cristie Leondis

Whether it’s a rainy Monday morning and you’re lacking the motivation to get out of bed, or you’re browsing the internet during your lunch break, these are the top 10 Instagram accounts to follow when you’re searching for motivation and inspiration. 10 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Inspiration   @gopro...

Our Audience Offers 21 Ways the WNBA Could Up Game Attendance

By: Samara Lynn

A’ja Wilson, a WNBA player for the Las Vegas Aces, recently took to social media to complain about the pay gap between NBA players and those in the WNBA. Wilson’s comments stirred a vigorous conversation on social media and the sports world about the wage discrepancy between male and female...