Black autistic teen and sister attacked by police (video)

A 14-year-old Black teen with autism was attacked by New York police officers while he was waiting for his siblings to finish checking out at a Target store on April 18. Video shows the Black teenage boy being tackled to the ground by deputies. His sister can be heard in the background yelling “Get off […]

Offset surprises family with holiday shopping spree (video)

Migos member Offset has a heart of gold and recently helped out a family going through distress at a local target in Georgia. A woman named Sienna Diaz posted the encounter on Instagram as the rapper himself didn’t even want to be rewarded on social media for his act of kindness. “Thank you so much […]

Jarrhod Johnson, co-founder of BLK & Bold, recounts rush seeing product hit shelves

Jarrhod “Rod” Johnson is the co-founder and chief marketing officer of BLK & Bold, the specialty coffee and tea company that prioritizes domestic social impact. Through their 5% For Our Youth Program, the brand donates to youth in need. The brand has quickly become the first Black-owned nationally distributed coffee company, a top seller at […]

Zendaya says major designers refused to dress her, now they are clamoring

Zendaya was dressed in a “bunch of stuff” from Target at her first movie premiere. The Dune star felt “fly” in the pieces from the superstore and insisted “that’s all that matters.” Asked what she would tell her teenage self at the time in an interview with InStyle magazine for the November issue, she said: […]

How Nailah Ellis leveraged her business with help from Kevin Hart and Beyoncé

Most entrepreneurs dream of angel investors to take their business to the next level, but to have the support of two of the biggest stars on the planet is beyond the imagination. Nailah Ellis-Brown owns, Ellis Isle the largest Black female and independently owned beverage company in the U.S. The successful company went viral after […]

Target vows to spend $2 billion with Black businesses

Target has announced a bold new initiative where the store will reportedly appropriate $2 billion towards Black business owners nationwide between now and 2025. The move is part of the Minneapolis-based superstore’s reckoning and painstaking introspection on racial equality in the aftermath of the untimely passings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery and […]

Honey Pot CEO Beatrice Dixon nets big sales boost after backlash over Target ad

When Beatrice Dixon had a dream in 2012 that birthed her natural feminine hygiene brand, The Honey Pot Company, she never would’ve imagined the success her business would have. Dixon was the face of Target’s “Founders We Believe In” commercial that began airing during Black History Month. In the commercial, she expresses her excitement about […]

Top 5 wines to include in your 2020 New Year’s festivities

As you plan your holiday and New Year’s Eve parties or just want to mingle with family members, here are five wines rolling out recommends for ringing in 2020 or adding to your wine cellar. Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon will delight the palate. It’s a good wine […]

Essence and Target create an entrepreneurial haven for women in Atlanta

For many Black female entrepreneurs, the Essence New Voices Entrepreneur Summit and Target Holiday Market provided the perfect opportunity to gain insight, network and set up shop. The three-day experience held Dec. 13-15, 2019, at West End Production Park in Atlanta, served as a cultural and economic hub to support entrepreneurs of color in the […]

Best fall fashion for millennial women

Summer has come to an end, moving fall fashion to the forefront of our minds. From sweaters to boots to outwear, getting dressed during this season is always more fun. Here are some great pieces that you need to add to your fall wardrobe. Boyfriend Blazer –  This Target Boyfriend Blazer will make a timeless […]

Black pregnant woman says police violated her body over a Target coupon

A pregnant Black woman believes that she was violated by police over an ordeal that began over a coupon. Jazzmin Downs, 25, attempted to use a $1.50 coupon for shampoo at Target in Aurora, Colorado, according to News 9. However, the sales clerk told her that she could not use the coupon and Downs asked […]

What Kanye West wore on fashion’s biggest night

Kanye West took the anti-fashion approach at the 2019 Met Gala. The “Stronger” rapper shunned high fashion for his look at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2019 Costume Institute Gala on Monday, May 6. West broke protocol and teamed his black trousers and boots with a $42 Dickie’s black zip-up coat, which is currently available at […]

Yummy Spoonfuls founder Agatha Achindu on balancing motherhood and business

Agatha Achindu is a mom and entrepreneur taking the grocery industry by storm with her approach to healthy, prepackaged baby food.  Born and raised on a farm in Cameroon, West Africa, she grew up eating only organically grown foods. These values followed her as she immigrated to the United States and started her family. Instead of […]

Summer 2018 smart watches review: Wearable technology and art

Only Time Will Tell Somewhere over the rainbow in a pot of gold Marc Jacobs’ Riley’s hybrid smartwatch is waiting for its next fashion-forward owner. What makes this timepiece so fascinating is it automatically tracks and monitors sleep and activity, lets you filter which notifications you receive and allows you to control your smartphone’s music with the […]

Melissa Butler’s The Lip Bar is worth nearly $500K; lands in Target

Melissa Butler, the founder of The Lip Bar, understands her blissful uniqueness and unending creativity that has brought her to this moment we call Black girl magic. Butler’s fingers have been on the pulse of future beauty trends for some time now. In 2010, the 24-year-old Butler was working on Wall Street and decided to […]

Jacqueline Lloyd Cunningham shares how business attracted her

Jacqueline Lloyd Cunningham is vice president of Marketing and Communications at YWCA Minneapolis. In this role, Cunningham defines the organization-wide marketing, communications and public relations strategy to support the generation of $23M in annual revenue for the organization’s five divisions: health and wellness, early childhood education, girls and youth, racial justice and public policy, which […]

5 fashion websites with great finds

As 2018 approaches, we often find ourselves searching for areas in our lives to refresh for the new year. With tons of holiday sales, it’s only right to add a wardrobe refresher to the mix. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite online fashion stores to help you slay into the new year. […]

5 Cyber Monday 2017 deals that millennials can’t miss

Every year, consumers flood the aisles of stores during Black Friday, but the true deals lie in the infinite space of the internet. Stores from boutiques to global chains compete to give customers the best deals. With tons of stores claiming to have the best deals, we took the liberty to aid you in your […]

Sharon Smith-Akinsanya empowering people of color in Minneapolis

Sharon Smith-Akinsanya is a woman of power who is on the move. As a businesswoman, Smith-Akinsanya has become the voice of empowerment and the advocate of employment for people of color in Minneapolis. Minneapolis is home to over a dozen Fortune 500 companies. They all share one common gap — the need for multicultural employees. […]