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 »

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Get Your Fascinator On From Black Owned Brands

 unsplash-logoLeon Ell’ Fascinators have received renewed attention this year, and are popular world wide.  Fascinators are appropriate for many occasions throughout the year including weddings, church, teas, and other social gatherings.  It is important though to chose your fascinator(s) wisely to consider the shape of your face, outfit, hairstyle, and more.  Fortunately, you have many…Read more »

Take (Oral) Care With Black Owned Brands

unsplash-logoJoanna Nix Oral care is a routine part of our health and hygienic practices, and in doing so there are plenty of opportunities to support black owned brands.  This includes toothbrush replacement as the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends replacing one’s toothbrush every 3 – 4 months.  In reviewing black owned companies with oral care…Read more »

Sunscreen Products from Black Owned Brands

 unsplash-logoCasey Horner Although individuals with darker skin have some natural protection against sunburn, the extent of protection depends on the amount of pigmentation.  Irregardless, it is important to protect your skin year round, especially when spending prolonged periods outside.  Though a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 may work, depending on the extent of sun…Read more »

Fantastic Father’s Day Gifts from Black Owned Brands

As father’s day approaches, you have an abundance of options from black owned brands to express your gratitude for and honor of the man or men in your life who helped raised you.  Some practical or luxury gifts include watches, neck wear, and cuff-links. Wooden watches are trending.  Ambition Collections offers a “Motion 1st Edition…Read more »

National Buy Black Coffee Day (May 29, 2018): Find your Product

Photo CreateHerStock  “A Summer Day” by Neosha Gardner After the arrests of two African American men at a Starbucks, and to coincide with the racial bias training at all Starbucks locations, The Black Star Project has designated May 29, 2018 as “National Eat at a Black Coffee Shop Day.”  On The Black Star Project website,…Read more »