VENUS WILLIAMS UNVEILS HER NEW SKINCARE COLLABORATION FOR SUNSCREEN COLLECTION

Venus Williams is known as one of the best tennis players in the world along with her sister, Serena Williams. Off the court, she is a beauty aficionado who prides herself in maintaining a good skincare routine. She has even been featured inVoguemagazine, where she gave readers a detailed and intimate look at her nightly skincare regimen. Now she is teaming up with retailer Credo Beauty for a new line for sunscreen products aimed for women of color. Williams announced the new partnership this week with Credo Beauty, who are known for their assortment of clean, natural beauty brands to unveil her very first beauty line called EleVen by Venus x Credo. The special collection is an extension of

Post-COVID-19 looking for alternatives to sustain business

PRESS RELEASE-What are some of the strategies you are considering to engage and retain your customers? I had the pleasure of connecting with an AI concierge that has considered how to create a special platform for support. I was so impressed with the affordability of Querlo. The company is an artificial intelligence company that focus is on the development of chatbots and digital assistants for enterprise solutions. Querlo currently has over 6000 AI solutions in 35 worldwide. Francesco Rulli, Founder & CEO states that "There is nothing greater in life than empowering others to succeed. Artificial Intelligence is my tool of choice to help people achieve their personal aspirations." France

WHITNEY WHITE TURNED HER YOUTUBE PLATFORM INTO A BOOMING NATURAL HAIR CAREER

written by Brittany Dandy Whitney White (better known to her millions of followers as Naptural85) has been dominating YouTube since 2008, when she chopped off her relaxed air and decided to document it’s growth. When White started making videos, YouTube wasn’t yet monetized and she wasn’t getting paid by sponsors either. White made natural hair videos out of a simple passion for her hair. “The thing about YouTube is that it wasn’t a career back then. It was just a bunch of weirdos, White told Business Insider. “If I told anyone I made videos on YouTube, they’d look at me like I was crazy. YouTube has become, not only a community for like-minded black women to come and share beauty tips and e

Hanifa's 3D Digital Fashion Show Just Changed the Game

In a world where we don’t know what the future holds for the fashion industry or fashion shows, Anifa Mvuemba is at the forefront of changing the game. On Friday, May 22, the Congolese designer of contemporary brand Hanifa debuted her latest collection on Instagram Live via 3D models. The innovation behind her digital show is very telling of the times we’re in, but the Teen Vogue Generation Next alum actually tells us she had plans for a digital show long before the stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19 were in place. “The news came out about how serious things were and I started to feel a bit anxious about everything going on. I started feeling like maybe it would be insensitive to create and

Pencil Artist Clarence "Pencilman" Pointer Honors Historical Women

Encouraged by his mother, Clarence Pointer took up the art of drawing at the age of six. He stated that he chose the pencil as his artistic tool because it was the most affordable. "I never drew stick figures like other kids. I just started drawing." His first portrait was of his librarian, Ms. Davis, whom he spoke fondly. Originally from Alabama, Pointer indicated that one of his greatest achievements in honoring women was 1993, when he was commissioned by NASA to create a portrait of Ms. Rosa Parks. Pointer expressed the joy and satisfaction to present the portrait to the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement because how she helped to change America. Barry Gordy, founder of Motown

Fiya, Fiya: Beenie Man Vs. Bounty Killer

Versuz TV by Swizz Beats & Timbaland Presents Beenie Man V.S Bounty Killer Instagram Live Battle! 🇯🇲...Written by LO "Welcome to the cultura, salute". Then the Jamaican national anthem was played. As I am of Jamaican heritage, I stood proud with my flag. Salute. Best Ever!!!! Although COVID-19 is limiting our Memorial Day Weekend parties, on May 23, 2020, the best Battle took place in Kingston, Jamaica when the King of Dancehall, Beenie Man and the General of Dancehall, Bounty killer Tah it up. For over an hour the two dancehall giants took us through their history of hits that dates back to the 1990's. With over one-half million IG views and within 18 hours of its YouTube posting, ove

Skip Marley Becomes First Jamaican-born Artist Ever To Hold The Top Spot On Billboard’s Adult R&

Skip Marley takes a giant step into music history as “Slow Down,“ his global smash with multi-platinum Grammy© Award-winning artist H.E.R., takes the #1 spot on the Billboard Adult R&B chart and at Mediabase Urban AC (Adult Contemp­orary), the first time a Jamaican-born artist has scaled this mountain. On the success of the single, Skip states, “I never set my sights on a chart position when we recorded the song, but I give praise and thanks to the almighty that the music can reach these heights and connect to a wider audience. Ever proud to represent Jamaica achieving new levels in any endeavor. We appreciate all the DJs, programmers, and stations who supported. It takes an army of Jah sold

MEET THE BLACK BALLERINA AND ENTREPRENEUR HELPING PEOPLE HEAL FROM THEIR TRAUMA

byLydia Blanco Tyde-Courtney Edwards, founder of Ballet After Dark (Image: Ballet After Dark) Tyde-Courtney Edwards, founding director of Ballet After Dark, is a classically trained black ballerina, art model, and survivor of sexual assault who is on a mission to help others heal from their trauma through the art of ballet. Now, during the pandemic, she is helping people unwind and reset their focus on healing virtually as her studio is closed. Edwards began her journey at the Baltimore School for the Arts and has over 20 years of dance training and experience. She is trained in various styles of dance including classical and contemporary ballet, pointe, modern, lyrical, jazz, tap and hip-h

Marley Family Releases Animated Video of “Three Little Birds”

The family of iconic reggae musician Bob Marley has released an animated video of the song “Three Little Birds” as part of the year-long celebration by the Marley estate of the 75th anniversary of the singer’s birth. Other videos released as part of a documentary series entitled “Bob Marley – LEGACY: 75 Years A Legend” include those for “Redemption Song” and Song,” “Easy Skanking,” The completed series will comprise 12 parts. According to Cedella Marley, Bob Marley’s daughter, her father’s “feel-good” song has provided hope and light to many people and added that she hoped it will do so for people now who are facing challenges throughout the world. The new animated video offers a Disney-lik

9 First Rate Black Hair Brands

If you’re unable to see your stylist currently, trust that many others are in the same boat. There is uncertainty as to when “normal” hair appointments will pick up again but there are several Black owned companies that can help you keep things together, even at home. Check out the companies below and also search countless others, at webuyblack.com. Thank God it’s Natural (TGIN) manufactures natural hair and skin care products. The company’s products are currently sold in Walmart, Ulta, Target, Whole Foods, Sally’s Beauty, and Walgreen’s. TGIN believes in the healing powers of nature: from African shea butter to handmade olive oil soaps, each product is made in small batches, using the fines

Parfums des Iles commits to the fight against COVID 19 in Martinique

MEDIA RELEASE 5.13.20: OECS-Chamber of Commerce of Martinique Joint Multiple private sector stakeholders are mobilising efforts in response to the growing need for sanitising solutions – which are critical to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Martinique-based company Parfums des Iles has also joined the fight against the virus. Parfums des I les is one of the beneficiaries of the INTERREG Trade Enhancement for the Eastern Caribbean (TEECA) project, which is coordinated by the Chamber of Commerce of Martinique (CCI Martinique) along with the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the Territorial Collectivity of Martinique and the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export

Forbes Magazine Features Jamaica’s COVID-19 Food Response

Jamaica is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by boosting efforts to encourage the consumption of healthy local foods, according to an article in Forbes magazine. According to Floyd Green, Jamaica’s State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries, every crisis situation offers both challenges and opportunities. The coronavirus has had a negative impact on Jamaica’s tourism industry, but the Ministry has created ways to mitigate the imbalances caused by an oversupply of agricultural products in the local market. Green noted that there has never been a better time to address the consumption patterns of Jamaicans to encourage changes on a large scale. Conseque

Gil Bailey: Godfather of Reggae Passes

Broadcaster and Radio personality, Gil Bailey died in New York, Monday morning, 13, 2020. His death was a result of the coronavirus, multiple sources have confirmed. Known as the Godfather, the jocular Bailey launched The Gil Bailey Show in New York in 1969. He and his wife Pat co-hosted that programme on Caribbean radio stations such as WHBI, WNWK and WPAT, catering to listeners in the tri-state (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) region. The show played reggae, calypso, soca and gospel. Pat, whom he married in 1969, died in December 2016 at age 77. Bailey was awarded the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican Government. He is credited with paving the way for many of those in Radio in N

Happy Mother's Day: Celebrity Mother-Daughter Fashion Moments

Lauryn Hill and Selah Marley (2018) Elizabeth Jagger, Jerry Hall, and Georgia May Jagger Ahead of Mother’s Day on Sunday, it’s time to start thinking of ways to celebrate all of the hard-working moms out there. After all, they teach us so much about the world we live in—and in some cases, how to dress for it, too. A killer fashion sense may not be the most important thing your mom taught you, but you’re likely grateful for it nonetheless. The most identifiable, and most documented, example of this is within celebrity families: these famous mother-daughter moments prove that good style is learned, and continues to run through the generations. From glamorous red carpet appearances, to candid c

One-Caribbean Unity Against COVID-19: We Got This

As we head into mid-April, many of the states in the U.S. have surging numbers of new cases of COVID-19, with more hospitalizations, more ICU admissions, more ventilated patients, and more deaths. We see the maps daily, with curves based on each state and the nation as a whole, trying to find a glimmer of hope that there will, at some point, be an end to this nightmare. Many eyes are on the Southern Hemisphere, as their imminent cooler weather may lead their populations to enter our northern plague. Little, however, has been discussed when it comes to the United States territories and the islands just to our south, which are currently battling COVID-19 as well. The case load may be much lowe

Caribbean and Caribbean American Women in Media You Need to Know

Caribbean and Caribbean American diaspora women have a diverse community within a unique perspective of worldviews. With different voices, this group of women display how Caribbean uniqueness itself is written. We will consider several contemporary writers for consideration. CME Staff Writer; Written in part by Rocky Parker / July 3, 2019 Born October 17, 1984, in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamie Alleyne-Morris immigrated from New York. She began blogging in 2011 under the premise of “A Human Experience From A Caribbean Perspective.” Alleyne-Morris provided a voice for the entertainment and Caribbean LGBTQ+ community. But left her concept behind in 2018 to relaunch into a mental health

Singer Gene Noble Releases Heartfelt COVID-19 Video to Inspire the Black Community

By Lydia Blanco There have been record-breaking numbers of black and brown people who have passed away from COVID-19. Every day there are reports of the disproportionate impact of the virus on black communities around the nation. And as an expression of art and the times, singer and songwriter Gene Noble decided to take to the empty streets of Atlanta to create a heartfelt video. Noble recently signed with legacy recording label Hidden Beach Records, an independent record label that holds a distribution deal with Universal Music Group, as one of its newest artists after a lengthy hiatus. Noble shot the “Too Many Lost” video on his iPhone and it was later produced by multi-instrumentalist, Go

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