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Roblox Teams Up with Afro Unicorn, The First Black-Owned, Woman-Founded Business To Land A Licensed Character Brand In Major Retail

Afro Unicorn Founder April Showers is taking her business to the gaming space. Showers launched Afro Unicorn, a character brand founded in 2019 to empower Black girls and women. As AFROTECH™ previously mentioned, its products include apparel items such as leggings and shirts and party favors such as plates, napkins, balloons, decorations, and pinatas. The brand also carries apparel for babies, accessories, and bags, among others. Showers ensured that her product was marketed in various shades to reflect the multitude of complexions among Black consumers. In addition to showing inclusivity in how Black people are portrayed, the founder wants others to know that Afro Unicorn is more than a brand. “My main goal for Afro Unicorn™ is to ensure Black girls and women feel unique, divine, and magical,” Showers said in a news release. She added, “Afro Unicorn™ is more than a line of products. It’s a movement to make sure Black people are represented and have a seat at the table. I’m grateful...

Samantha Dorisca

Apr 9, 2024

Grammy-Nominated Singer Bryson Tiller Reveals He's Been Designing A Video Game For 3 Years And 'Been Looking Into Internships'

In 2015, Bryson Tiller released his debut studio album, “Trapsoul.” In a Complex interview, the singer and rapper described the album as “a super slow burn.” “Trapsoul” introduced the music industry to a new genre, a combination of Trap and Soul, a nd it is still appreciated by fans today. Its trajectory ultimately took Tiller from first releasing his music on SoundCloud to his debut album reaching triple-platinum status with over 5.8 billion streams in the United States, per RCA Records. What’s more, the singer-songwriter earned a Grammy nomination for “Best R&B Song” for “Exchange,” one of his hit singles, along with “Don’t” and “Sorry Not Sorry.” Tiller shared that his success in the music industry reminds creatives that it’s important not to listen to outsiders for validation. “People are going to love your sh-t, and they’re going to hate it,” Tiller told Complex during the promo run for his eponymous album released in April 2024. “Now, when I create music, I don’t really care...

Ngozi Nwanji

Apr 8, 2024