Kerby Jean-Raymond: The Black Activist Who’s Breaking Boundaries in the Fashion World

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Remember the name Kerby Jean-Raymond, a Haitian-American fashion designer who’s rapidly becoming a household name. Best known for Pyer Moss, a clothing brand that mixes heritage and activism, Jean-Raymond rose to fame during 2016’s New York Fashion Week. It was the first year his brand was featured and he created a show that highlighted police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement. By combining different mediums to tell this narrative, Pyer Moss instantly drew attention to itself.

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3 Black Fashion Historians On Black Culture’s Most Influential Fashion Moments

The intricacies of Black culture in every aspect is deeply woven into the fabric of the fashion industry, from vernacular and hairstyling to aesthetics and trends. Yet, fashion’s biggest inspirations are constantly erased from its history: Bantu knots have become space buns, durags are now edgy and high fashion, bamboo earrings are runway-worthy jewelry, all in the name of cultural appropriation. Black culture has served as the muse behind fashion’s biggest movements and designer collections without so much as a credit or acknowledgement.

The unsung heroes and hidden figures that are the Black designers, stylists, and creatives have given more

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Cicely Tyson championed Black beauty ideals

Cicely Tyson, the award-winning, trailblazing African American actor, died on Thursday, at the age of 96. Over her lifetime, she became an icon, known for personifying layered and complex Black women on the screen and the stage, notably starring as the wife of a jailed sharecropper family in 1972’s “Sounder,” for which she earned her first Oscar nomination; and as a former slave in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” in 1974, for which she won two Emmy awards, among other performances. But her impact extended well beyond her choice of roles.



a close up of Cicely Tyson wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Portrait of American actress Cicely Tyson holding a monocle to her eye during a visit to London, February 19th 1973. (Photo by Dennis Oulds/Central Press/Getty Images)


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CITIcares Powered by Citi Trends Launches Black History Makers

SAVANNAH, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021–

Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN), the leading value retailer of apparel, accessories and home trends for way less spend primarily for African American families in the United States, today announced the launch of its Black History Makers program to honor Black entrepreneurs who are making an impact in their communities. Encouraging Black business owners to apply for one of the ten $5,000 grants to be made by Citi Trends and designed to help further their business, Citi Trends aims to increase awareness of Black-owned businesses to honor Black History Month.

The Company’s Black History Makers

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Best clothing deals in the Black Friday 2020 sales this weekend, from Topshop offers to discounts on trainers

With 2020’s Black Friday weekend sales well underway, it has to be said; the annual sales event’s clothing deals aren’t good this year – they’re great. 

Whether you’re thinking of indulging in a spot of self-gifting or simply want to get ahead on your Christmas shopping, there are tonnes of sartorial bargains to be found at major retailers, independent brands and everywhere in between. 

To help, we’ve put together a list of the best deals and discounts to look out for at a host of high street stores and luxury fashion sites. So, without further ado, get your ‘buy

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These Brands Don’t Want Your Black Friday Business

This Black Friday, as brands slash prices! and trumpet the best deals! and big savings!, one company is taking a very different route. Sneaker brand Allbirds is actually increasing its prices. 

Every product will be $1 more expensive on Friday, with all the extra money raised going to Fridays For Future, the climate movement founded by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg

“Black Friday deals may satiate momentary desire,” Allbirds said in a statement, “but their impact on the planet is a lot more long-lasting.”

The move may seem an act of self-sabotage, but a spokesperson for the company

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