This week, Naomi Campbell was a part of the stars kicking off New York Fashion Week (NYFW) with what she’s described as a “dream come true.” On Sept. 5, the supermodel debuted her clothing collection, PrettyLittleThing x Naomi Campbell, according to Los Angeles Times. The collaboration, based on her popular 1990s fashion looks, came together with the help of Black designers Victor Anate and Edvin Thompson.
Sep 8, 2023
Houston-based entrepreneur Dominique Side is on a mission to help people become more conscious through her sustainability consulting firm.
Aug 18, 2023
1970 was pivotal in America’s relationship with sustainability and earth preservation. Earth Day was created on April 22, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established on Dec. 2, 1970. Since this time, pervasive movements have centered around how people can intentionally preserve the planet by reducing trash, reusing materials, and recycling products to be repurposed. But if you were to talk to many members of the Black community, these practices have been a staple in Black households for decades. While sustainability is making waves through the popular halls of society, the concept is not new for those deeply associated with Black culture. From the reuse of everyday items to the current display of being plant parents, Black people from across the diaspora have been tapping into innovative and natural ways to keep the world “green” before it was ever an official thing. Plant enthusiast and Memphis, TN, resident Eso Tolson reflected on many green moments he...
Jul 31, 2023
Black people have always lived in the future, but these two men have joined forces to ensure that the community isn’t left out of it.
Jul 26, 2023
Seeing residents from your area and the community itself thrive is what majority of people dream for. However, what ultimately makes that dream a reality is being right at the frontline for change. It’s the premise for what Broccoli City has been building in being a part of raising awareness about sustainability in Black communities. Over ten years strong, the Black-owned social enterprise’s co-founders Brandon McEachern, Darryl Perkins, Jermon Williams, and Marcus Allen have brought over 20 million millennials and Gen Zers together for the cause of creating opportunities for progress through the heart of music, art, and social impact. The mission has birthed one of the nation’s biggest entertainment events: Broccoli City Festival. After briefly being placed on pause due to the pandemic, the Washington, D.C.-based music festival is back on May 7 and May 8 for its eighth annual event. Broccoli City Festival’s lineup features some of the DMV’s very own, including Wale, Ari Lennox, and...
May 2, 2022
When he’s not in the studio making music, Drake is off making green choices with companies like Aspiration, who are working to make the planet a more sustainable place. According to a press release, the “Certified Lover Boy” rapper recently teamed up with the climate-conscious startup — self-described as the global leader in “sustainability as a service” products — for a partnership to track his carbon footprint on his travels and other events as part of its reforestation program. Through the startup’s sustainability services, Drake will be able to calculate, reduce and offset his carbon footprint to measure its estimated climate impact. “It’s exciting to partner with a company that’s found an easy way to offer everyone the ability to reduce their carbon footprint,” Drake said in a press statement. “Aspiration’s innovative approach to combating climate change is really inspiring and I hope together we can help to motivate and create awareness.” As an eco-conscious company,...
Jul 1, 2021
There’s a growing movement of zero-waste grocery companies in America building toward a sustainable future that will ultimately eliminate packaging waste. Zero Grocery — the U.S.’s first online zero-waste grocery store which also happens to be Black-owned — has established this same goal to remove single-use plastics from our food system. Courtesy of Zero Grocery Aligned with their overall mission to prioritize a cleaner, healthier future, the e-commerce company announced today that they’ve successfully closed a $3 million seed round, raising their total capital to $4.7 million, a blog post reports . Funds from this round come from a large group of investors that include, but are not limited to — Marlon Nichols of MaC Venture Capital, Arlan Hamilton, City Light, Forward Venture Capital, Gaingels, Incite, Luma Launch, and 1984, who provided the biggest check of them all. Since Zero Grocery’s inception, founder Zuleyka Strasner has tirelessly championed the company’s sustainability...
Sep 23, 2020