Get Your Mascara On With Black Owned Makeup Brands

Eloise Ambursley Mascara is a makeup staple, and there are many options from black owned brands.  In selecting a mascara, one needs to think about type, color, and one’s own preferences.   While black mascara is widespread, brown mascara is more subtle.  Types of mascaras include those which add length, volume, or both; and others that…Read more »

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Free and Low Cost Downloadable/Online Goods from Black Owned Brands

Michael Longmire As you wind down your holiday shopping, consider free and low cost downloadable (and online) options from black owned brands.  See the following companies and product links for  details. The table below represents SPONSORS of Shop With Leslie and we appreciate their support!  You are encouraged to click their product links and explore!…Read more »

Dolls That Represent From Black Owned Brands

 Eye for Ebony As I seek out dolls for friends and family, I have found authentic representation in black owned brands.  That is, dolls that represent a cross section of African likeness and style, capturing the nuances of hair texture, facial features, skin tone, personality, and more. Watching the reactions of children when they see…Read more »

Cardigans, Shawls, and Ponchos from Black Owned Brands

Photo credits:  Rui Silvestre and Tyler Nix Though cardigans, shawls, and ponchos can be worn throughout the year, they are especially useful as the weather turns cooler.  What’s more they add style to an outfit through texture and color; and all have been trending for some time.  There are several options from black owned brands…Read more »

Wakanda Themed Apparel and Accessories From Black Owned Brands

 Enoch Appiah Jr. Wakanda themed events are popular and include birthday, beach, and costume parties.  With Halloween around the corner then, Wakanda themed apparel and accessories might be useful.  There are diverse offerings from black owned brands, which include a few for children/youth.  See the following company and products links for more details. The table…Read more »

Dashiki Day and Beyond with Black Owned Brands

Drew Roberts October 30 has been designated as “National Dashiki Day” where individuals not only wear dashikis but post their pictures on social media.  Dashikis and other African styled clothing are also frequently worn during Black history month, and during the holidays for Kwanzaa celebrations.  African prints in general have become increasingly integrated into all…Read more »

School Supplies From Black Owned Brands

 Tamarcus Brown As the end of summer approaches, you may be in the market for notebooks, backpacks, and other supplies for the start of the school year.  As such there are culturally representative options from black owned brands.  See the following companies and product links for more details. Afrobrats from Pardon My Fro offers “little…Read more »