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Tracee Ellis Ross, Ayanna Pressley Join Color Of Change to Advocate For Black Beauty Businesses

Nonprofit org Color Of Change — the nation’s largest online racial justice organization — has always played an integral role in rewriting the rules to pass laws to protect Black people. The organization’s mission to tell Black stories is also led by its ability to bring together celebrities and change-makers to discuss issues plaguing Black communities and solutions to resolve them. As part of its commitment to fight against hair discrimination, Color Of Change launched its powerful InHAIRitance event — alongside actress Tracee Ellis Ross, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Representative Leslie Herod, Color Of Change VP Arisha Hatch, and small-business owners Jennifer Lord and Thomasina Jackson. The event was launched in collaboration with Dove, National Urban League and Western Center on Law and Poverty. It was created to discuss The CROWN Act — a law that would protect Black people from hair discrimination in workplaces and schools — and the state of Black-owned beauty businesses...

Dec 21, 2020

Influencers Jackie Aina & Andrea Lewis Aim to Uplift Black Women in Beauty For Upcoming Doc

Inclusion for Black women in the beauty industry has been a long-standing battle for decades as many leaders in this space have strived to make paramount changes that inspire more equity and opportunity. Of those pioneering women, famed YouTuber and beauty guru Jackie Aina has emerged to position herself as a social-justice activist for Black women in the mainstream market of beauty. As a known figure in the industry who has always advocated for more Black women representation, Aina is now teaming up with actress and filmmaker Andrea Lewis to capture the narratives of Black beauty influencers in the upcoming documentary, “Social Beauty.” “I’m so excited to be a part of something that shows our impact as black women in beauty,” said Aina in a press statement. “I hope through this project people will see that so many of us are passionate, multifaceted, and more than what you see outwardly.” Lewis is equally excited to have this project see the light of day and work with such a...

Aug 24, 2020