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Tracee Ellis Ross Declined To Hire Someone To Run Pattern Beauty For Her —  'I Had Become My Own Best Expert In My Bathroom'

Before she was given a chance to create a haircare line, established actress Tracee Ellis Ross dreamed of creating one for nearly two decades.

Jun 1, 2023

Tracee Ellis Ross Celebrates Honorary Doctorate Degree From HBCU — 'I Became A Spelmanite Today'

Tracee Ellis Ross officially has a degree from a historically Black college!

May 22, 2023

Tracee Ellis Once Addressed Her 'Black-ish' Pay Gap Publicly: 'I Wanted To Be Compensated In A Way That Matches My Contribution'

It’s no secret that Tracee Ellis Ross has impeccable talent and has found success on her own terms.

Mar 8, 2023

Buy From A Black Woman: Tracee Ellis Ross Joins H&M To Bring Attention To Black Female Entrepreneurs In An 'Authentic Way'

Tracee Ellis Ross has become an ambassador for a partnership championing Black women entrepreneurs. According to a press release, H&M will carry on its collaboration with Buy From a Black Woman. The nonprofit, created in 2016 by Nikki Porcher, is on a mission to ensure Black women excel in their entrepreneurship journey by providing educational programs, an online directory, and funding, its website states. On the other hand, H&M plans to donate $250,000 toward the nonprofit and sponsor the Buy From a Black Woman Inspire Tour that will spotlight various businesses across the nation. “I feel like part of what’s happening here with H&M and Buy From a Black Woman is this really authentic way to bring attention to Black female entrepreneurs,” Ross told ESSENCE.

Jun 13, 2022

Tracee Ellis Ross' $16M Empire Proves She's More Than Just A Showbiz Legacy Kid

Tracee Ellis Ross could have stuck with simply being a legacy kid. As the daughter of music executive Robert Ellis Silberstein and the legendary Diana Ross, she didn’t really have to do much to make a name for herself in the industry. Yet, despite this privilege, Tracee Ellis Ross was more than content with standing on her own two feet. After attending the Dalton School in the Bronx, she went on to boarding school at the Institute Le Rosey in Switzerland, before embarking on an entertainment journey that put her in a class by herself. She starred in a handful of music videos for a variety of artists (including someone who would go on to become a music industry legend in his own right). Plus, of course we can’t forget her breakthrough role in “Girlfriends,” where she helped pave the way for a new Black renaissance in entertainment. She even won two NAACP Image Awards for her performance as “Joan Clayton” on that now-classic show, and just when you thought she’d finished, she...

5 Facts About The Real Dr. Rainbow Edwards-Barris

Fans of ABC’s hit prime time comedy “ Black-ish “ know that one of the show’s main characters, Rainbow Johnson, played by award-winning actress Tracee Ellis Ross, is based on the real life of Dr. Rania “Rainbow” Edwards-Barris. Dr. Rainbow Edwards-Barris is the wife of the show’s executive producer Kenya Barris. She wins the hearts of millions of fans on the hit show because of her girl boss mentality, relatable personality, life experiences, and of course her stylish fashions. Here are a few things you didn’t know about the woman who inspired such a dynamic character. She is an author. Dr. Rainbow Edwards-Barris released a parenting advice book in 2018 titled “ Keeping Up With the Johnsons: Bow’s Guide to Black-ish Parenting.” In her book, the mother of six shares examples of embracing imperfect parenting and talks about how those mistakes can sometimes be the best thing for child development. The book provides hilarious descriptions of some of her personal challenges and...

Apr 1, 2021

Ulta Beauty Taps Tracee Ellis Ross As New Diversity & Inclusion Advisor

Ulta Beauty has reiterated its commitment to investing in Black-owned beauty brands. Not only has the beauty retail giant announced Tracee Ellis Ross as its new Diversity and Inclusion Advisor, but it will also invest $25 million into providing more access to the industry for BIPOC brands along with more shelf space for Black-owned brands. In her new role, Ross will provide insight and counsel while driving accountability to Ulta Beauty with a primary focus on diverse leadership development, BIPOC brand development, and supplier diversity. “I look forward to formalizing an already existing dialogue and partnership around diversity and inclusion with Mary Dillon and the Ulta Beauty team,” said the “Black-ish” star in a press statement. “This work requires commitment and accountability from Ulta Beauty to ensure measurable goals are achieved. I am hopeful and optimistic our work together will create foundational change.” Inclusive branding within marketing campaigns is another...

Feb 3, 2021

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