Elevating and Celebrating Black Voices
This Black History Month, we are continuing our commitment to focus on Black Futures as part of our plan to engage diverse communities and do better. We believe that amplifying and celebrating Black creativity and presence is necessary for working towards racial and social equity. We wanted to elevate voices from some of our favorite Black creators, brands, media, and organizations with our list below.
Passionate about sustainability, fashion, faith, and social justice, Kathleen Elie is one of our favorite content creators and partners.
Morgan Harper Nichols
Artist, author, and poet Morgan Harper Nichols creates beautiful and soul-touching works and has just announced her 2nd book, How Far You Have Come.
As fashion’s most important makeup artist, Pat McGrath has innovated artistry and makeup for luxury designers and brands. She has also been named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people and launched her own makeup brand, PAT McGRATH LABS.
Current Editorial Director of Ayesha Curry’s lifestyle group and former Fashion Director at Essence and EBONY Magazine, Marielle Bobo is a publishing industry veteran with two decades of fashion, beauty and lifestyle media experience.
Created from the belief that every woman should be able to find herself in the world of beauty, no matter her skin tone, Mented Cosmetics is an inclusive, cruelty-free, and vegan cosmetics brand founded by KJ Miller and Amanda E. Johnson.
BLK MKT Vintage
BLK MKT Vintage is a Brooklyn, NY-based antique/vintage concept shop, specializing in collectibles, cast-offs, and curiosities.
Founders Jannah Handy and Kiyanna Stewart built a collection that mirrors multifarious Black cultural expression rooted in their love for Black people, Black culture, and their own lived experiences.
White Fragility by Robert DiAngelo
Antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’.
DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.
I Am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin
One of the 20th century's greatest writers, Baldwin broke new literary ground with the exploration of racial and social issues in his many works.
In his final years, Baldwin envisioned a book about his three assassinated friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King.
His deeply personal notes for the project had never been published before filmmaker Raoul Peck mined Baldwin’s works to compose his stunning documentary film I Am Not Your Negro.
Pull Up for Change
Pull Up For Change is a nonprofit organization that fights for economic opportunities for Black communities.
They use data and reporting to keep companies accountable for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives while bringing light to discriminatory practices in work environments. They also work to uplift Black voices in leadership and executive roles in brands.
Patrice C. Washington
Educational and motivational speaker, Patrice C. Washington shares her expertise on financial purpose and wealth through her business and podcast, Redefining Wealth.