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This Student Was Awarded A $20K Scholarship For Her Research On Reframing The Label Of 'Strong Black Woman'

We would love to see more people follow in the footsteps of this student! According to Today at Elon, Elon University student Eukela Little’s research project, which revolved around reframing the “strong Black woman” label, earned her one of the school’s $20,000 Lumen Prize awards. What’s more, the psychology major was one out of 15 students to be awarded the scholarship.

Ngozi Nwanji

Apr 26, 2022

The Doodle For Google Student Contest Returns With A Focus On Prioritizing Self-Care

The Doodle for Google student contest is a time for young artists’ work to shine through and earn global recognition for a day. Last year, the theme was “I am strong because…” For 2022, the tech giant is taking a similar approach for its 14th annual contest with a focus on the power of self with “I care for myself by…” Google is requesting students competing in the contest to submit artwork revolved around their self-care practices, according to a blog post. “We’re asking students to share how they nurture themselves in tough times,” the blog post reads. “What do they do to feel better when they’re feeling down? How do they approach taking a break? What activities make them feel calm or give them energy? What or who brings them joy? Our theme this year invites students to share how they take care of their minds, bodies and spirits as they face the opportunities and challenges every new day brings.” This year’s judges are Grammy-nominated artist Selena Gomez, film director Elyse Fox...

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 9, 2022

Audra Robinson Launches Bath and Body Brand Promoting Self-Love For Black Girls Everywhere

Who said there was an age requirement to practicing self-love? Minnesota entrepreneur and visionary Audra Robinson created the ultimate bath and body line to promote self-love for young Black girls all over. According to KMSP-TV, products include lip balm, shower gel, lotion, and hand sanitizer as a part of her animated brand “Rocky Robinson” — an energetic Black princess that all girls can not only look up to but she’s relatable too.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Rocky Robinson (@youresocuterocky) The brand comes after Robinson saw the need for more inclusion having spent years working in the retail marketing industry. “I saw a gap and opportunity to create a brand that was unmistakably a Black girl, with deep skin stones, highly textured hair,” she expressed in an interview with KMSP-TV. “When you walk down the shelf in those aisles, you don’t see brands that really are authentic and speak to that consumer.” Launched in March 2020, Rocky Robinson’s mottos is...

Shanique Yates

Jan 8, 2021

Holiday Gift Guide: Last-Minute But Totally Perfect Black-Owned Gifts For Your Favorite People

By now, you’re probably scrambling to find the perfect holiday gift for several people in your life—your tech-obsessed bestie, your book-loving bae, and your neighbor who helped you stay sane during the pandemic. Either way, here’s a list of last-minute gifts from Black-owned businesses that you can shop right now (except Telfar, of course!).   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by kimberly not kim (@museummammy) Black Futures, $40 Authors Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham have curated a collection of Black works—from compelling essays to dazzling art to provocative memes—to present what it means to be a Black creator today. Get one for you and your fav book lover.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Yo Soy AfroLatina (@yosoyafrolatina) Yo Soy Afro Latina Negrita Mug, $20 Coffee, tea, or eggnog, this ceramic mug is the best way to drink your beverages.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Moonlight Roller (@moonlightroller) Moonlight Roller Skates,...

Niki McGloster

Dec 15, 2020

Social Orgs Partner For Free Virtual Conference on Black Mental Health and More

In the midst of two massive pandemics, Black America has been hit hard by COVID-19 and the emerging civil rights movement, which is liable to affect any person’s physical and emotional health. As a reminder of our duties to self-care and civic responsibilities, The National Urban League Young Professionals has partnered with the Houston Area Urban League , Honor Humanity , and E&J Gallo Winery to curate the Healthy at Home Inaugural Conference, BET reports . View this post on Instagram A post shared by NULYP (@nulyp) The Healthy at Home Conference aims to tackle all the current issues Black America is battling that have impacted us “financially, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.” The Healthy at Home Conference is a complimentary community event that will take place July 14-18 from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. with a week’s worth of events highlighting civic duties such as voting, investing, and participating in the census as well as a host of sessions addressing how we...

Njera Perkins

Jul 15, 2020