Meet the Top 5 Finalists

Sponsored by AVEENO® This article is brought to you by the AVEENO® Skin Health Start UpAccelerator. Filled with helpful resources, this entrepreneurial hub is partof AVEENO’s commitment to creating a more diverse and inclusive industryto impact the health and beauty of all skin. In support of Black female entrepreneurs, ESSENCE and AVEENO® havebrought back the AVEENO® SKIN HEALTH...

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#ParkingBookmarks, a unique bookstore campaign that promotes reading for drivers

In partnership with Veranda Mall, Cărturești is launching #Parking Bookmarks, a unique bookstore campaign to promote reading by transforming the shopping mall’s underground parking lot signage into discount vouchers for books.   Until August 2nd, the underground parking spaces from Veranda Mall look different. On each pole, the usual landmarks have been replaced with book titles: A for...

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White Fragility: Definition, Impact, Conversation Tips

White fragility refers to the defensiveness, denial, and invalidation that characterizes some white people’s responses to the mention of racism. For example:A friend says, “Hey, that sounded kind of racist.” Your roommate explains why white people wearing locs counts as cultural appropriation.Your professor, a Black woman, shares the difficulties she faced earning her degree and finding a teaching...

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Michael B. Jordan, Model Lori Harvey Split

It’s over. Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey have split after more than one year together, Us Weekly can confirm. People first reported on Saturday, June 4, that the Creed star, 35, and Harvey, 25, had broken up. While the twosome have yet to address their romantic status, the influencer has seemingly scrubbed Jordan’s presence from her social media profiles at...

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Derrick Hayes, Founder And CEO Of Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks Discusses Entrepreneurship, Generational Wealth, And Community Building

Restaurateur Derrick Hayes, Founder and CEO of Big Dave's Cheesesteaks. Lola Scott Derrick Hayes is charismatic, driven, humble, confident, and honestly the epitome of American exceptionalism and the embodiment of the American dream. However, the now 35-year-old's life, he just celebrated a birthday on May 8th, could have gone on another trajectory comparable to many young Black men...

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10 New Books About Gardening

One is never alone in the garden: a truism expressed as many different ways as there are garden writers. But the experience of that peculiar solitude, so filled with company, always feels as fresh as the sight of those brave snowdrops reaching for the sun. Many of us have just lived through a more prolonged aloneness than we...

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Sask. an early adopter of app that identifies ticks, helps research pesky arachnids

If you've been out walking your dog, you may have noticed it's tick season again in Saskatchewan.The bloodsuckers are the bane of both humans and their pets, but a University of Saskatchewan veterinary microbiology professor is part of a team gathering long-term data to better understand them.The team is using an app to gather that information — and to share it with the public."We are...

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Brand Dichotomy

Ode to Fashion

Fashion | Beauty | Business

For years, we have witnessed fashion, beauty and business not include minority-owned brands, businesses and professionals. We are honored to hold the mantle of ensuring the BIPOC community is celebrated and shown in a classy and profound manner.

Ode to Fashion