THIS IS THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN-OWNED SKATEBOARD COMPANY

Founded by artist Latosha Stone in 2013, the skateboarding lifestyle brand Proper Gnar is experiencing a precipitous rise in popularity and product orders following its recent feature on performing artist Beyoncé Knowles’ Black Parade Directory of Black Owned Businesses. Posted on Juneteenth 2020, the list of small businesses features entrepreneurs who use their Black excellence as a form … Continue reading THIS IS THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN-OWNED SKATEBOARD COMPANY

Tia Adeola’s Fashion Film Paints Black Women as Modern Marie Antoinettes

Since launching her namesake label from her college dorm room in 2017 (formerly Slashed by Tia), Tia Adeola's art history background has continued to inform her Renaissance period-inspired designs. The Nigerian-born, London-raised and New York-based designer has long made it her mission to rewrite fashion history for people of color through her work, which was … Continue reading Tia Adeola’s Fashion Film Paints Black Women as Modern Marie Antoinettes