Nafeesah Allen

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Walt Geer
Interview with Walter Geer of VMLY&R: Black Madison Ave. speaks volumes about challenges for Black creatives in advertising

When Walter Geer,  Executive Creative Director, Experience Design, VMLY&R, was given the opportunity to create…

Simmone Taitt
Simmone Taitt: The Birth of Poppy Seed Health, a Maternal Care and Advocacy App

Simmone Taitt’s experience with pregnancy loss in 2016 was paired with callus and dismissive treatment…

Racial disparities dim quality of life during Black Americans’ golden years

A JSI Research and Training Institute study revealed that only 48.3% of African Americans reach…

Where are the Native Americans in the Cannabis Industry? An Interview with Chenae Bullock of Little Beach Harvest

Cultural heritage months are usually a time to focus on small businesses that are owned…

What is Missing White Woman Syndrome and Why is It Killing BIPOC Women

2021 was a wake-up call in many ways. Sound bites of inclusivity and big social…

In their own words: Three Black small business owners share how the pandemic transformed their companies

According to the Census, there were less than 125,000 Black owned businesses in the U.S.…

black-owned children's focused brands
10 Black owned children’s-focused brands to buy from this holiday season

Buy Black is more than a shopping list, it’s a movement. Since Maggie Anderson’s 2009…

Melissa Adeyemo
Melissa Adeyemo: Nollywood and Black Hollywood share a go-getter spirit

NJ-born filmmaker Melissa Adeyemo is part of a growing cadre of Black female film and television producers that are telling nuanced stories about Black life around the world. Both Nigeria and the U.S. have created their own Black-led film industries that cater to Black audiences in a way that is not seen elsewhere in the world.

Personal Insights: Who is M. Tony Peralta? And the Demand for Afro-Latinx Representation in the Visual Arts

M. Tony Peralta has created a lifestyle brand around Latinx pop art and quotidian urban culture. His visibility has grown with greater acceptance of Afro-Latinx representation in mainstream imagery. Born in Washington Heights/Inwood, Peralta launched the Peralta Project, a mixed-media series of art and design works that includes apparel, posters, and homeware.