In the wake of the recent killings of innocent Black men by incompetent racist police officers, the importance of how we use our $1.1 Trillion economic power has once again risen to the surface. Buy Black always comes up in light of these type of horrific racial crimes as many are convinced that marching can only do so much. It’s the money that talks that can bring real change.
Black history month is very important to celebrate, reflect and commemorate. Why? Because as diverse as we are as a people during Black History Month we can share our collective experience with the world.
Inspired by Istanbul, Turkey and evil eyes to protect people Hande started her own business, selling jewelry worldwide.
Ahava Felicidad, Creator of the world’s only hair growing sugar blends with a concept that rocks and souls, talks about her inspiration, the business of Black hair and why she supports BlackFollicles.com.
Hello Queen designs products that showcase the inner strength and beauty we all have. Owner Fatima Camara who used to be ashamed of her natural hair supports BlackFollicles.com 110%. Read how she overcame her shame and why she supports BlackFollicles.com.
Kristin owner of KCamille NATURALS; a brand she built out of her desire to find a product that works for my kinky and dry hair texture: I think Black owned storefronts and online ecommerce sites that bring together the variety of quality products/services geared toward the Black diaspora is a burgeoning concept.
Lorraine from Lorraine’s Handmade Black Hair products: I do support this BlackFollicles.com. It is a wonderful way to not only be connected with potential customers, but also to meet other creators of African-inspired products and learn from them.
Khepera Adornments, LLC. serves to provide an array of hand-crafted adornments and alluring accessories that inspire you to re-invent yourself and “to become” (kheperer). The Khepera is symbolic to the scarab beetle said to hold the attributes of self-generation and self-renewal. An interview with the owner of this Black Business Abeni Bamidele who has been designing jewelry and accessories for 20 years.
My business and products are special in that they are Liberian-inspired. The fabric differs from that of the Kente fabric that many other African designers use. In addition, I create a niche product: Christmas stockings made using African fabric. The handbags I make are original designs (no patterns were used), and the African curl custard is made with all natural ingredients. I use a special process that allows me to use natural oils and butter without the product having an oil-like consistency.
As an advocate for natural hair, who takes pictures to promote natural hairstyling, I became an early fan of America’s Next Top Model. Not only was the show fun to watch, the shoots, the feedback and especially Tyra’s tips were always incredibly useful.