Juneteenth Reflections: Stereotypes and Safeguarding Our Rights

Juneteenth 2021 will mark 155 years of celebration for American Descendants of Slaves (ADOS). Juneteenth should also be a time of reflection regarding how our freedoms were lost and reclaimed. In the 1600s and beyond, Europeans, in their quest to enslave others, used Africans’ manner of dress, customs, and religious practices as a pretext. It…Read more »

Sunglasses, UV Protection, and Black Owned Brands

National Sunglasses Day, brought to you by The Vision Council is June 27. The purpose is to promote the importance of wearing sunglasses with enough ultraviolet (UV) protection throughout the year. UV protection is important for eye health in that it safeguards against vision deterioration, eye cancer, and cataracts. In choosing sunglasses, look for labels…Read more »

African Feminine Flair with Black Owned Brands

African feminine flair reflects bold and jewel tone colors, and intricate patterns that symbolize the complexity, strength, and regality of feminine roles and energy.  It is represented by traditional African wax prints reflective of diverse and rich cultures, as well as flowing and feminine silhouettes.  These include ruffles, high waisted, A-line and off the shoulder…Read more »