• Jazmine Sullivan's ‘Heaux Tales' Provides A Narrative For Black Women To Reclaim Ownership Of Our Sexuality

    13 days ago - By Essence

    By Danielle Brissett · January 12, 2021January 12, 2021 If you have sex on the first date, you're easy. If you're promiscuous, you're labeled a hoe. In the eyes of society, frequently indulging in sexual activity automatically deems you an object worthy of just one thing. Sex has existed since the beginning of time, yet the idea of women owning their sexuality still causes people to clutch their pearls. Female artists have never shied away from sexually explicit content in their music. Last summer, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's salacious track “WAP” conjured up numerous unsolicited...
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  • IPSY Provides Update To Its $5M Investment Into Black-Beauty

    IPSY Provides Update To Its $5M Investment Into Black-Beauty

    13 days ago - By Essence

    By Nandi Howard · January 12, 2021January 12, 2021 Black beauty business has all eyes on its market due to the monetized value our community brings in. Last year, we saw a well-needed boost of support from Black-owned brands and this summer IPSY -the largest beauty subscription service, made a commitment that the brand would invest $5M into the development and amplification of Black-owned beauty brands within the next year. “ Black-founded brands face a uniquely difficult challenge,” Marcelo Camberos, CEO of IPSY and BFA Industries tells ESSENCE. “It's no secret that Black-owned brands...
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