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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...

Njera Perkins

Aug 24, 2020

Beauty Influencer Jackie Aina Gives Beauty Brands 72 Hours To Prove Black Lives Matter By Showing They Hire Black People

With nearly 3.5 million subscribers on YouTube , and partnerships with beauty brands such as Anastasia Beverly Hills, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Fenty Beauty, and Sephora, Jackie Aina has made quite a name for herself as a Black woman in the beauty industry. And while most women follow her because she’s one of the few Black YouTubers on the platform, many also follow her because she’s guaranteed to speak up for Black women no matter what the consequences. Immediately following the death of George Floyd, Aina took aim at fast-fashion brands Fashion Nova and Pretty Little Thing, who have been known to capitalize on the Black community, and called them out on their silence. In response, after talks with Fashion Nova’s CEO, Jackie Aina reveals that the brand has pledged a $1 million donation for community resources and activism, awareness campaigns, and other initiatives to help in the fight for racial equality and opportunity. Pretty...

Stephanie Ogbogu

Jun 4, 2020

10 Black Women Who Used Digital Platforms to Build Their Brand

As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, we want to highlight these Black Women who have taken the unconventional route to success and built their own platforms for their respective endeavors. Black women are the future and these ten women are proof that there’s no standard blueprint to follow in order to prosper. Find out more about these phenomenal trailblazers below. Karen Civil Photo Credit: Leon Bennett/Getty Images for BET Elizabeth, New Jersey native Karen Civil has come a long way in the entertainment business. The self-made marketing guru has become one of the most sought after influencers in hip hop culture. She started in this business as an intern for Hot 97, which helped her launch her own website in 2008, covering upcoming artists like J. Cole and Nicki Minaj. Civil later turned her love for online blogging into a fruitful career in entertainment. The media maven has built up a platform that she continues to expand today, branching out into...

Njera Perkins

Mar 16, 2020