Category: Black

Black Travel Influencers to Follow on Instagram

The world is experiencing a major moment of social change right now in the fight against racial injustice, and many industries are realizing that there’s much more work to be done to amplify Black voices. Historically, the travel industry has been dominated by the perspectives of white males. In March 2018, National Geographic issued an

Having Black Friends Doesn’t Make You Antiracist — Do More

If you’ve ever said, “I’m not racist! I have Black friends,” you might need to rethink what it means to be a friend. As someone who’s been the token Black friend on multiple occasions, that phrase has always been problematic to me. It made me question a lot of my own friends for some time,

Black Mom Talks With Daughter About Police Brutality

Michelle D. Garrett, a blogger and the founder of Divas With a Purpose, recently opened up about a sobering conversation she had with her 8-year-old daughter, Veronica, about police brutality in America. In a powerful Facebook post, she explained how nervous Veronica became when she heard her mom was going to the grocery store. “Yesterday

André 3000’s Political Slogan Shirts For Black Lives Matter

Outkast’s André Benjamin (or André 3000, as we know him) is taking us back to 2014 with the political slogans he used to sport on his jumpsuits during performances. The rapper and actor created a website — aptly titled — where he’s selling 13 different long-sleeved T-shirts that feature his own memorable sayings like

Black Therapists Need to Prioritize Their Mental Health

When it comes to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the list of Black Americans who we can continue to name, licensed professional counselor Monica E. Jackson, PhD, told POPSUGAR that it brings up a feeling of trauma for the Black community, herself included. It’s a “legacy of trauma” that goes

Best Black Manicurists and Nail Artists to Follow

Nail artists don’t get enough appreciation in my opinion. Every season, we practically lose it over the creative and intricate designs that show up on award show red carpets and our social media feeds, but sometimes we forget about all the talented manicurists behind them. There are plenty of nail pros on social media that

Walmart to Stop Locking Up Black Beauty Products

As consumers continue to hold large brands accountable for their role in upholding discriminatory policies, Walmart has confirmed that it will no longer lock up its selection of “multicultural hair care and beauty products” in display cases. The retail giant announced the change on June 10 shortly after a Black shopper criticized the practice in

Runner Latoya Snell Fundraisers For Black Organizations

Image Source: Courtesy of Latoya Shauntay Snell Sponsored athlete and writer Latoya Shauntay Snell started running in 2013. Her aim? Weight loss. What was supposed to be a single race turned into a lifestyle that she upheld not to shed pounds but to remain active and foster the sense of community she found. The longest Shares Tribute to Names of Black Lives Lost

Choosing a baby name is exciting for new parents; each name is selected with love and dreams of a child’s future in mind. For the parents of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other Black men and women — and, in the case of 12-year-old Tamir Rice and others, Black children — whose