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Coloring Pins was birthed by Essence Hayes, after discovering that she loved wearing pins,  but never seeing ones that represented “us” on the market. The pins, which are not only fashionable and culturally relevant, also serve as conversation starters because of their bold statements and creative display of all things blackness. Hayes and her pins […]

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Kalkidan Gebreyohannes was tired of the void she saw for black designers who created high-end, luxury handbags.

The post KALU: Contemporary luxury handbags for the masses appeared first on theGrio.

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Tamara Baskin is bringing upscale style to the thrift store experience

The post ‘Golden Rags’ owner is changing the way you thrift appeared first on theGrio.

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#25DaysofBlackBiz, #BlackGirlMagic, 25 Days of Black Biz, Black Business, Diana Delivers, Entrepreneurship, Featured -

The Spelman grad features products from 5 Black woman owned businesses through her customized gift baskets...

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Before Fenty Beauty hit the market, Harvard Business School grads KJ Miller and Amanda E. Johnson, founded Mented Cosmetics (short for pigmented), a cosmetics collection specifically crafted with black women in mind. In a beauty market that fails to see “us,” they continue to challenge normal beauty standards by letting it be known that black […]

The post Mented Cosmetics developed a cosmetics line perfect for all pigments appeared first on theGrio.

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Health and wellness has become a movement for self-care and self-improvement and increasingly a ‘cool’ trend in pop culture.  But there is still something the industry could use more of: Melanin. Thankfully, that’s where Hampton University grad Briana Owens comes in. Owens is the creator of Spiked Spin, is a weekly fitness movement dedicated to creating […]

The post Move over Soul Cycle – this black woman is putting a little more ‘spike’ in your ride appeared first on theGrio.

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#25DaysofBlackBiz, 25 Days of Black Biz, Avonda Turner, Black Business, Business, Erin Anderson, Fashion, Inspiration, Living, Small business -

For many young professionals, going from work to glam isn’t easy. But don’t worry though— Avonda Turner has got you covered. Turner tells theGrio.com she really felt the need to upgrade her wardrobe when she started her professional career.  Her first thought was to purchase statement jewelry to add a pop to her look, but she couldn’t afford […]

The post Avonda Turner is helping women go from desk to dinner with one simple step appeared first on theGrio.

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#25DaysofBlackBiz, 25 Days of Black Biz, Beauty, Black Business, Business, Camille Rose Naturals, Inspiration, Living, Small business -

The beauty industry is a trillion dollar business. But with so many products being created, packaged and sold, it’s difficult to sift through the ones that are best for our skin and hair needs...

The post Put your health first with products from Camille Rose Naturals appeared first on theGrio.

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#25DaysofBlackBiz, 25 Days of Black Biz, Black Business, Business, Harlem, Inspiration, Karl Franz Williams, Living, Small business -

Harlem's transformation may have initially felt like it was happening at a gradual pace. Now, it might as well be lightning speed...

The post Karl Franz Williams is revitalizing cocktail culture in Harlem appeared first on theGrio.

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#25DaysofBlackBiz, 25 Days of Black Biz, Black Business, Business, Chavonne Hodges, Grillz and Granola, Inspiration, Living, Small business, Trap Aerobics -

For some of us, we get a natural high when we hear the sounds of Future, Gucci Mane, Jeezy, Waka Flocka, T.I., 2 Chainz and Migos sharing their street tales of struggle to triumph. Some may even call it euphoric...

The post Get fit, get lit with ‘Grillz and Granola’ appeared first on theGrio.

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#25DaysofBlackBiz, 25 Days of Black Biz, Black Business, Business, Inspiration, Jewelry, Kamilah Campbell, Living, Small business, The Pink Locket -

When a woman looks good, most often, she also feels good too. Entrepreneur and designer Kamilah Campbell thrives on helping women do just that. Campbell launched The Pink Locket, a modern handmade jewelry line that prides itself on having quality products with a personal touch. Campbell’s love for jewelry began before she launched her company, however. Having had an interest […]

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Llulo is the epitome of for us, by us. In 2011, Michelle Olomojobi went shopping for a crop top, but failed to find something that reflected her African heritage and culture...

The post Michelle Olomojobi’s ‘Llulo’ brand is sprinkling a bit of the Motherland all over the world appeared first on theGrio.

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At La Maison Midtown in Houston, they’re cooking up more than breakfast: Luxury accommodations that rival any hotel...

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#25DaysofBlackBiz, 25 Days of Black Biz, Arsha Jones, Black Business, Business, Inspiration, Living, Small business, Tees in the Trap -

As a serial entrepreneur, Arsha Jones is no stranger to the hustle it takes to launch and run your own business. But she does so with such ease that one would never know the blood, sweat and tears that comes with it. Her latest venture, Tees in the Trap, which was launched over two years ago, […]

The post ‘Tees in the Trap’ blends sophistication with a little ratchet appeared first on theGrio.

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If you’ve never seen the movie Coming To America, don’t know how to play spades or where to store the bag filled with plastic bags in the kitchen, then it may be time for you to get your ‘black card’ revoked. In the past, you could only take this premise so far. But now, there’s a […]

The post Latesha Williams is coming for your black card in the most hilarious way appeared first on theGrio.

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#25DaysofBlackBiz, 25 Days of Black Biz, Art, Black Business, Business, Inspiration, Kashmir Thompson, Kashmir VII, Living, Small business -

Kashmir Thompson may not be a household name just yet, but her artwork is just as important as the Jean-Michel Basquiats, Kara Walkers and Kehinde Wileys of the world. The 20-something-year-old Cleveland native has become an internet sensation over the past year for capturing some of the most iconic moments of the 1990s in a […]

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#25DaysofBlackBiz, 25 Days of Black Biz, Beauty, Black Business, Business, Hellooo Gorgeous, Inspiration, Living, Small business -

Shiedha Williams and Tonique Chadwick have one mission: to make women look and feel as gorgeous as they are. And they’re doing just that with Hellooo Gorgeous — one beat at a time. In additional to the beauty classes and personal makeup services they provide for weddings and special occasions, their newly launched brand of lipsticks […]

The post The founders of ‘Hellooo Gorgeous’ are young, black and leaving you flawless appeared first on theGrio.

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#25DaysofBlackBiz, 25 Days of Black Biz, Black Business, Business, Danielle Kwateng, Inspiration, Living, Small business, The Volta River -

The Volta River retails apparel, accessories and apothecary from a curated list of brands who have strong cultural ties to their country of origin.

The post ‘The Volta’ puts designers of African diaspora on your radar appeared first on theGrio.

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#25DaysofBlackBiz, 25 Days of Black Biz, Black Business, Business, Calvin Quallis, Inspiration, Living, Scotch Porter, Small business -

Beards are one of the best accessories a man can have.  But making sure your beard stays tight requires a lot of upkeep. That’s where Calvin Quallis wants men everywhere to know: He’s got your back.   The former barber found that his clients were having trouble caring for their beards, so he decided to […]

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