Here’s Why Bath and Body Works Missed the Mark with Their Black History Month Collection

Many retail outlets are showing their support for Black culture and history this Black History Month. One of those outlets is Bath and Body Works. The retailer has a cult following who lines up for hours to grab their candles and wall flowers when they have their big yearly sales. This year, BBW released a limited edition collection in honor or Black History Month as … Continue reading Here’s Why Bath and Body Works Missed the Mark with Their Black History Month Collection

DC Kids: Mattel Announces Launch of the Ida B. Wells Barbie

Barbie has announced that the latest Barbie in their Inspiriting Women series is Ida B. Wells. Born into slavery in 1862, and would later spend her years as a free woman renowned journalist, suffragist, and activist. She risked her safety writing newspaper articles and traveling to give speeches highlighting the injustices faced by Black people. Wells founded several organizations such as the National Associate for … Continue reading DC Kids: Mattel Announces Launch of the Ida B. Wells Barbie

Food & Drinks: Pur Noire, the First Black-Owned Urban Winery in Houston, Texas, Has its Grand Opening

If you’re in Houston and looking for something to satiate your wine palate, head on over to Pur Noire, a new urban winery and tasting room who is celebrating their grand opening! Pur Noire was founded by wine loving couple Kenneth and Carissa Stephens. The name was inspired by Carissa’s French Creole heritage. The Pur Collection features a “complex Petite Sirah based blend, Pinot Gris … Continue reading Food & Drinks: Pur Noire, the First Black-Owned Urban Winery in Houston, Texas, Has its Grand Opening

The 6 Best Wigs Worn by Queen Charlotte in Netflix’s ‘Bridgerton’

Queen Charlotte, played by Golda Rosheuvel, in Netflix’s hit series Bridgerton served lewks in every scene she was in. As a matter of fact, the actress said in every scene that she was in she wore a different wig and gown (Glamour.com). The Queen, who is based off a real-life monarch of the same name and has been long speculated to have African ancestry, which … Continue reading The 6 Best Wigs Worn by Queen Charlotte in Netflix’s ‘Bridgerton’

Award Winning Costume Designer, Ruth E. Carter, to have Fashion Exhibit at SCAD

Veteran costume designer, Ruth E. Carter, known for her work in Spike Lee’s Malcom X, Ava DuVernay’s Selma, and Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, among others will have some of her most notable designs on display in an exhibit entitles “Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costumer Design.” It is open for viewing at the Savannah College of Art and Design Museum in Atlanta, Ga. More than … Continue reading Award Winning Costume Designer, Ruth E. Carter, to have Fashion Exhibit at SCAD

DC Kids: Barbie and Nikki Talk About Racism

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Diva Chronicles Magazine (@divachronicles) Great message for Little Divas and their siblings and  friends about racism from @barbie. It’s a lot going on in the world right now, all at the same time, and the kiddos notice. They have questions and are worried. They see what is going on and hear whar is said. Great way … Continue reading DC Kids: Barbie and Nikki Talk About Racism

Product Highlight: Brandon Blackwood’s ESR (End Systemic Racism) Mini Tote

Many would argue we have entered into another civil rights era. With social media being so prolific, we unfortunately have front row seats to the horrific situations that often lead to the deaths of many Black Americans across the country. For every Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, there are many more that don’t make the news. For example, we learned about Elijah’s McClain’s … Continue reading Product Highlight: Brandon Blackwood’s ESR (End Systemic Racism) Mini Tote

Entertainment News: Spotify Announces The Michelle Obama Podcast

The former First Lady is starting a new conversation – and you’re invited to join. Hear Michelle Obama’s most candid and personal conversations as they happen, and discover what’s possible when we let ourselves be vulnerable, open up, and focus on what matters most. (Spotify) Follow The Michelle Obama podcast on Spotify and start listening July 29, 2020. Continue reading Entertainment News: Spotify Announces The Michelle Obama Podcast

Richelieu Dennis, Owner and CEO of Essence Magazine, Steps Down Amid Allegations of Sexual Harassment and a Toxic Work Culture

A scathing article, entitled The Truth About Essence, was released on June 28, 2020 and  authored by anonymous sources who called themselves Black Female Anonymous. They chose to hide their identity “for fear of retaliation, intimidation and the maligning of our media careers.” It details a toxic top down culture at Essence Magazine, a publication that has been a long-standing fixture in the black community. … Continue reading Richelieu Dennis, Owner and CEO of Essence Magazine, Steps Down Amid Allegations of Sexual Harassment and a Toxic Work Culture