Dwyane Wade has taken a moment to clear the air regarding his family’s household.
Jun 15, 2023
For one entrepreneur, Gabrielle Union’s gift of a financial boost came just a year after their luxury skincare brand was on the verge of closing down.
Jun 9, 2023
Over nearly three decades, Gabrielle Union has built herself into a household name in Hollywood. Throughout her career, the veteran actress has always been transparent about her come-up, which came with its shortcomings.
May 16, 2023
Everyone needs a friend like Gabrielle Union. The actress once went to bat to ensure that a friend who was lowballed for a project in the industry got paid her worth plus tax.
Jan 20, 2023
Kaavia James is showing the world a thing or two about running a business as a baby boss. As AfroTech previously told you, Kaavia has quite the resume for a three-year-old. And yes, her parents happen to be Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, but Kaavia is proving she shines on her own, too! It didn’t take long for the world to catch up as Kaavia already garnered nearly two million followers on her Instagram. She’s stealing hearts just by being herself through her spontaneous dance breakouts, sometimes being a little shady, and of course, her growing empire.
Sep 23, 2022
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade’s baby care line is officially available for parents to get their hands on. In June 2021, AfroTech previously reported that the power couple had announced Proudly — a first-of-its-kind skin care brand for melanated babies — which was co-designed by dermatologist Dr. Naana Boakye. The brand has now launched for parents with children of color to have access to affordable baby care products, according to WWD. “These products are meant to fill a gap for parents of color, like ourselves, by offering them intentionally developed formulas that put our children’s needs at the core,” Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade said in a statement, according to WWD. “Our hope is that for the first time ever, parents of children of color don’t need to spend money on products that aren’t effective or worry about what might irritate their children’s skin. We’ve done the work so they don’t have to.”
Apr 14, 2022
Gabrielle Union is creating a table and Black-owned businesses are the centerpiece. As a part of a new partnership with LinkedIn, which includes an exclusive new content series, “Getting Real with Gabrielle Union,” the star opens up about being a Black woman in the industry, business, and how fear drove her decisions, plus more. Now Gabrielle Union has adopted a new mindset to land the right opportunities and she has since racked in many wins. As AfroTech previously reported, Gabrielle Union recently became an investor in Angel City Football Club alongside her daughter Kaavia James Union Wade. “If it does not positively impact my peace, my joy and my grace, I don’t wanna have anything to do with it. When I look at investments, businesses, I look at who else is involved? Are these people that I would trust with my child or trust with my life? No. Okay. Well that’s okay. That’s not for me,” Gabrielle Union said in an interview with LinkedIn News Editor in Chief Dan Roth. Gabrielle...
Feb 22, 2022
When taking a glimpse at Gabrielle Union’s portfolio energy, it may signal that she is currently busy building a business empire. For her most recent investment, the actress has joined the likes of Serena Williams, Uzo Aduba, and Candace Parker for what Sportico deems as “one of the most celebrity-filled ownership groups in all of pro sports.” According to a press release, Union is now a part of Angel City Football Club as it has announced the raise of a Series A funding round. And, her daughter Kaavia James Union Wade is also named as an investor, which ESPN reports, makes the three-year-old the youngest owner in professional sports. Extending a sincere welcome to our newest investors. Thank you for supporting our purpose and aligning with our mission. We're so excited that you are part of the ACFC familia! 🤍 read more: https://t.co/0wscRtnq8e pic.twitter.com/Z6WREbd53a — Angel City FC (@weareangelcity) February 16, 2022 The funding round included participation from Alexis...
Feb 17, 2022
John Legend is about to launch a skincare line made with us ordinary people in mind! Fortune reports that the award-winning artist will launch a skincare line that makes people feel good in their everyday skin. And, while the line is still in development, Legend and his team will focus on the needs of those with darker hues of skin that are rich in melanin with hopes to broaden the conversation surrounding beauty standards.
Jan 21, 2022
Zaire Wade has his daddy’s hustle. The eldest child of modern NBA legend Dwyane Wade is currently making his own way in the NBA, having just been chosen as a 10th pick in the 2021 NBA G League draft by the Salt Lake City Stars. And, in a recent press release announcement, it was revealed that his socially conscious clothing brand, YNG-DNA, has teamed up with The Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX) and Electric Token to release a collection of NFTs. “We’re beyond excited to partner with Electric Token, a team with a track record of being at the forefront of trends across many industries, and WAX to release sustainable NFTs tied to our brand,” said Zaire Wade in a press release provided to AfroTech. “Finding partners that understand how important sustainability is to not only the fashion and NFT industries but also to the world at large has been the most important aspect for us. We can’t wait to elevate our brand and its mission with a new group of consumers.” For its part, Electric Token...
Nov 15, 2021
Gabrielle Union first came to our attention when she was cast as one of the leads in the 1999 film, “She’s All That.” After she appeared in the cult classic film, “10 Things I Hate About You,” she followed it up with her breakthrough role in the film “Bring It On.” And from that day forward, she was indomitable. Today, Gabrielle Union continues to act in more mature roles, including “Think Like a Man” and “The Birth of a Nation.” But more than just an actress, Union is a multi-hyphenate businesswoman in the truest sense of the word. She has invested in several businesses, thus diversifying her investments. Together with her husband — NBA superstar Dwyane Wade — she has invested in a variety of properties. And, in a nutshell, she has become the very pinnacle of success in a world driven by youth and inexperience. There’s a reason, according to Celebrity Net Worth, that Gabrielle Union has amassed a $40 million fortune — and it’s because she’s a lot more than just a pretty face. She’s...
Oct 29, 2021
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are nothing if not a power couple. According to Celebrity Net Worth, their hard work and dedication — both individually, and to each other — has given them a combined net worth of $170 million. But they’re far from resting on their laurels. Even though Dwyane Wade has retired from the NBA, he still has a variety of business ventures, real estate investments, and other opportunities that keep him and his beloved wife well-paid. While Dwyane Wade began dating Gabrielle Union in 2008, their union has not been without controversy and the the couple doesn’t shy away from it either. In fact, Union specifically addresses them in her new book, “You Got Anything Stronger?” Through it all, the couple learned to stick together through thick and thin — all while handling adversity with grace — and, as a result, they’ve built an empire. Let’s take a look at the wide variety of businesses that this beautiful Black power couple has helped build. We couldn’t be...
Sep 15, 2021
The Wades are getting to the bag! In their latest business venture, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade have announced the launch of their children’s skincare brand, Proudly. According to ESSENCE, the brand is a first-of-its-kind sustainable baby care brand created with melanin babies in mind! “We’re so excited to officially announce our new baby company, Proudly. As we continue to work on new endeavors together, our goal is to always center our work around being the change we want to see while championing diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said the couple in a joint statement. “With Proudly, we’re proud to have a range of products that caters to the unique skincare needs of children of color that are so often overlooked in the mass market.” Proudly comes on the heels of the children’s book, “Shady Baby” which was inspired by their daughter Kaavia. Keeping the babies in mind Proudly is on a mission to cater to the needs of children with rich skin tones rather than the one-size-fits-all...
Jun 24, 2021
Black Hollywood actresses have been making waves in the entertainment industry for decades. This was a notable year for many Black women entertainers — both veterans and those new in the game. Though oftentimes their contribution to the culture is not reflected in their salaries. For example, Viola Davis was the only Black woman featured on Forbes’ list of the Top 10 highest-paid actresses of 2020. Davis earned $15.5 million thanks to her legendary performance in the role of Annalise Keating in the show “ How to Get Away With Murder” and “ Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” on Netflix. Despite this, Black actresses have been able to break through glass ceilings in the face of a global pandemic and continue to build impressive discographies and net worths. Check out some of the most popular Black actresses along with their net worths below. 1. Kerry Washington ($50 million) Photo Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for AFI) According to Forbes, Kerry Washington was the only Black woman to...
Dec 10, 2020
Award-winning actress and entrepreneur Gabrielle Union is using her beauty brand’s platform to show up for Black entrepreneurship and communities across the country during this time. Lift As We Climb — an initiative led by Flawless By Gabrielle Union — launched in partnership with celebrity hairstylist and Union’s business partner Larry Sims to support Black-owned businesses and organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We fully intend to support black-owned entrepreneurs in meaningful ways that lead to growth while encouraging and recycling the Black dollar in our community,” Union said in a statement . “The success of the Flawless brand is important to me, but so is ensuring that we are actively contributing our reach and resources to help empower others.” Flawless by Gabrielle Union — a majority Black-owned business — will lend its support to the initiative by highlighting Black-owned brands across its social platforms and websites to increase visibility and...
Sep 25, 2020