Fanny Packs and Belt Bags from Black Owned Brands

 Ksenia Varapaeva Fanny packs (also known as belt, waist, hip, and sling bags) have been trending for awhile. They are worn in several ways, including across the shoulder, cross body, around the waist with the pouch in the back, and in the traditional way with the pouch to the front or side.  There are numerous…Read more »


What will the black owned challenge mean for you in 2018?

 henri meilhac Several individuals and organizations have put forth a black owned challenge.  The challenge is to increase our support of black owned businesses.  Maggie Anderson through an “Empowerment Experiment” has chronicled how increasing patronage of black owned businesses promotes jobs and additional benefits for the African American community.   Black Lives Matter, The Official Black…Read more »

What if we all increased our spending at black owned businesses?

Photo “Together” by Elizabeth Lloyd African Americans have over one trillion dollars (1,000,000,000,000) in buying power. Put another way, African Americans spend upwards of 1000 billion dollars each year. What if every single person spent a sizable portion of their buying power at black owned businesses? Consider the following.    Black employers hire blacks at…Read more »