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27 Black-Owned Companies Making Inroads in the Cosmetics Industry

Cosmetics companies have long had a habit of excluding black women from their agenda. We’re often an afterthought, and that ain’t cool. Now, there are exceptions to this rule: Fashion Fair, Lancome, and Mac Cosmetics, to name a few. But now, more than ever, it’s important that we pay attention to the Black-owned cosmetics companies that are giving these bigger brands a run for their money.

Top 25 Black Comic Book Writers #10-1

On this journey to finding everything made by Black people, I am sometimes shocked by what I find.  I have always loved tv shows and movies based on comic books (all my comic book specialists… don’t come for me… yes i said tv shows and movies based on… Although I did dabble in reading X-men and Alpha Flight comics as a kid, it ain’t that deep for me).  And at this age and this level of consciousness, when I watch this shows, I am sometimes upset, angered and disappointed in the misrepresentation of our heritage portrayed.  So it is refreshing and exciting to find that there are tons of Black comic book creators in the world and here are just a few for you to tune into.


For most women, shoes and handbags are where it’s at when it comes to fashion. The fact is, some of the most stylish and well-made shoes on the market today are made by black women and men. Here are the top 5 black-owned shoe designers:.


When you are in the Big Apple to take your bite, a posh space at day’s end that has all the comforts of home will make your stay a true treat. Whether you decide to stay in the heart of the city or on its outskirts, lodging in one of the few–but hailed–African-American owned bed and breakfasts will insure coverage of all your vacay needs.


There are thousands of wineries in America, but only about .001 percent, or less than a couple dozen, are owned by African-Americans. The global wine industry generates more than $290 billion in sales every year. Whether you are a wine lover, a connoisseur, or you’re just looking to get your buzz on, you will love these six Black-owned wine brands:

23 incredible black-owned restaurants in Detroit you should know about

National stories about Detroit’s emerging restaurant scene are exciting and all, but those of us who live here know that Motown has a rich history in food and drink. It goes far beyond the trendy new cocktail bars and small plate eateries that have been heavily promoted as of late. Specifically, black-owned bars, restaurants, and other businesses have played an integral role in Detroit life, long before the city became a so-called food mecca. While we know we are only giving a small glimpse of the popular spots around town, we hope this slideshow offers some ideas of places – old and new – that you’ll want to check out, stat.

17 Afro-Latino Children’s Books to Read to Your Kids

No matter how hard people try to make it so, when it comes race and culture, there is no one-size-fits-all. And you know what, that’s what makes us beautiful. Being Afro-Latino doesn’t mean you’re less black or less Latino than anyone else.

One of the best things we can do for our children is to help them embrace all of who they are—including cultural differences that make them unique. In the spirit of celebrating diversity, here are 17 Afro-Latino children’s books that are worth the read.

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