Nafeesah Allen

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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.

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Three Things Black Moms Want Right Now

It should go without saying that Harvard’s assessment that “America is failing Black mothers” applies…

Janice Gassam Asare
10 must-read articles by Dr. Janice Gassam-Asare to get up to speed on the importance of DEI in America

Editor’s Note: Bookmark this page. These articles are must-reads.   Dr. Janice Gassam Asare is…

Culture Hub Research: Black People Aren’t Buying It – A Closer Look At Black Consumers

In a timely attempt to understand whether Black consumers are feeling the love from the…

Black Paper Volume 2: We Must Prioritize Black Womxn
The year is 2021. The month is April. The day? Well, we’ve all lost track.…
Michelle Cadore: From Glass Ceiling to Creative Entrepreneur
Michelle Cadore: From Glass Ceiling to Creative Entrepreneur

Brooklyn-native creative and serial entrepreneur Michelle Cadore is the mind behind the YES I AM brand highlighted by Jennifer Hudson in partnership with Mastercard to uplift Black women business owners. In this interview style article, Cadore shares how being overlooked for a promotion helped her leave her once promising career to pursue entrepreneurship.

These 7 Social Media Feeds Decolonize Your Mind

According to the Oxford Dictionary, colonization is defined as “the action or process of settling…