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Buy Local and Black-Owned Hair Care Brands

It’s time for curly talk! But this time it doesn’t need to be complicated. Caring for your curly hair should not take a toll on your busy schedules. You can rely on us as we give you a list of locally manufactured and Black-owned brands you can choose from. If you are using imported brands, show your true colors by switching to the brands that speak about your origins.
Each product presented here specializes in their field of expertise such as conditioners for every curl type, cream, and stylers for hard-to-manage curls, a collection of hair care engineered …

Fashion

Make Every Month Valentine’s Month with These Canadian Gift Ideas

Why wait for February when any time of the year can be an expression of love for yourself and your loved ones? No need to go out and risk your health from the COVID-19 virus because we are showing you the most loved Canadian brands all year round at the comforts of your home.
Expect to see a wide array of signature brands from stylish sleepwear you can flaunt on your slumber party, or spice up your bedtime story with lacey lingerie. How about livening up your lazy afternoon with a walk in the park on your best Canadian sports brand? If you’re a homebody and …

Fashion

100 Black Canadian Designers Received Awards of Excellence

The inaugural Black Designer Award of Excellence honored Black Canadian designers from across the country. This award of excellence was launched by the celebrated Black designer George Sully together with his foundation, Black Designers of Canada. Sully’s struggles to gain a place in Canada’s Fashion Industry inspired him to recognize 100 Black Canadian designers. The winners received a hand-crafted plaque that symbolizes an unrelenting spirit and resilience in the face of adversity.
George Sully himself is a recipient of the 2020 Visionary Award and received…

Fashion

De Lovet’ the Brand with a Message of Hope

Simple and Chic, this is what embodies the De Lovet’ fashion bags. Aside from its delicately crafted design, there’s a message of hope awaiting the owner when she buys the bag, “because when you open the bag(s) there’s an inspirational quote inside,” said Loveth Ezeifika, the founder of De Lovet’.
There is more to the bag(s) than its trendy styles, it comes with a story of triumph. Ezeifika De Lovet’, the founder of the brand is of Nigerian roots. She came to Canada when she was a teenager, “I came here to survive,” she said. Indeed, she did not…

Fashion

Fashion Discussion at the TBFF

Unlike the previous years, this year’s 9th annual Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) commenced fully online last February 21. It was a festival of colors and musical performances. But most importantly it was a series of inspiring panel discussions facilitated and participated by well-known personalities in the world of Black fashion. The panel discussion was moderated by Catherine Addai, the founder and creative director of Kaela Kay, a Toronto-based lifestyle name.
TBFF’s founder …