Juneteenth: A Time to Celebrate, Reflect, and Advance

Photo Credit: Wikipedia – Juneteenth Emancipation Day, June 19, 1900, Texas Juneteenth is a celebration of the end of slavery.  The specific date, June 19 commemorates when word that slavery was abolished reached Texas, years after the Emancipation Proclamation.  Since that time, Juneteenth has become an official state holiday in Texas and is celebrated across…Read more »

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Trending Jewelry, Moderate Prices, and Great Valentine’s Day Gifts from Black Owned Brands

Jewelry trends for men and women in 2019 have been described as “maximal.”  That is, big, stacked, and embellished.  These include large and layered chains, coin and charm jewelry,  large hoop, feather, and off the shoulder earrings.  Also trending are headpieces, ear adornments,  wallet necklaces, cuffs for various parts of the arm, open cuff chokers,…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 »

Sweet, Vegan, and Healthful Treats from Black Owned Brands

 Ibrahim Boran As the holidays set in, you may be wondering about entertaining, or what treats to bring to events including family gatherings, office parties, and the like.  There are plenty of diverse offerings from black owned brands.  In this post, we identify these by type to include cakes, chocolates, cookies and brownies, cup-cakes, and…Read more »

Get Festive For the Holidays With Black Owned Brands

 Chris Benson With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to plan.  In this post we review Christmas and holiday themed items from black owned brands.  These include tree decorations and Christmas stockings, clothing, and goods for serving, entertaining, and gift wrapping. Greeting cards and pieces for celebrating Kwanzaa are also included.  See the…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 »

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 »

Mother’s Day Gifts & Handbag Trends from Black Owned Brands

As Mother’s Day approaches you may be considering what item(s) can truly express the gratitude, honor, and esteem you hold for the women (e.g., mother, grandmother, aunt) who raised you.  While no tokens can fully convey these sentiments, appreciation can be expressed with a gift.  If you are considering a handbag, take note of some…Read more »