Naomi Chin WingFor quite some time, Naomi Chin Wing thought she was ugly.

This notion stemmed particularly from the fact that, like many other teenagers, she was bullied at school, and told that she was “too tall.”

Chin Wing found the perfect way to silence her critics: she became an almost overnight sensation on an international catwalk. 

myancestorsdiddat WebsiteBlack parents: if you’re looking for a fresh, new way to motivate and inspire your kids, newly-launched website  MyAncestorsDidDat.com has exactly what you need.

The website highlights the many achievements made by African Americans, and also offers a collection of merchandise which includes sweatshirts, totes, onesies and T-shirts featuring interesting graphics that depict African American inventions. 

Black Girls CODEBlack Girls Code is a non-profit organization with a goal to make women of color a more present force in the digital space.

Having already inspired thousands of black girls throughout America, the organization has recently announced a partnership with General Motors, which comes with a sizable donation; $255,000, to be exact. 

Photo Credit: Instagram

Photo Credit: Instagram

We’ve been keeping an eye on Kheris Rogers, the young entrepreneur who fought back against bullying by starting her very own clothing line, and she has indeed been making some very big moves.

Recently, the 11-year-old made history by becoming the youngest fashion designer ever to present at New York Fashion Week. 

Master PPercy Miller, known to the Hip Hop world as “Master P,” has already built an empire for himself and his offspring, and he is about to take that empire to new heights with his latest business venture.

Miller has collaborated with Marvin Walker and the Day Runner Technology Team to create an app that is essential for all courier and delivery service customers. 

Photo courtesy CNN

Photo courtesy CNN

With at least 95% of buildings destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Irma, the tiny island of Barbuda has been declared “barely habitable.” Now, residents are being forced to move.

The government of Antigua and Barbuda has today ordered a mandatory evacuation, and has organized transportation for Barbuda residents to to go to neighboring island Antigua to wait out Hurricane Jose, which has strengthened to category 4 and is expected to make impact in the northern Leeward Islands by Saturday. 

art galleriesIf  you’re an artist or a lover of art/art collector, you are probably familiar with the work of famous names in art such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli, and Vincent van Gogh, but being a black artist or art lover can leave you feeling starved for the work of black artists, as many tend to go unrecognized. By the end of this article, hopefully, that problem will be solved.

Here are six digital art galleries and collections owned by black visual artists. 

martin_mccurtis_founder_momentum_upflow_hair_dryerFor most women, the most tedious part of a trip to the salon to get their hair done is the part where they have to sit beneath a hair dryer for at least an hour. One inventor/entrepreneur has found a solution to this age-old annoyance.

Mississippi-based inventor Martin McCurtis’ creation is the  Momentum UpFlow hair dryer, an invention that is like the hair dryer 2.0: it reduces the time to dry women’s hair by 50%. 

tiffini_gatlin_founder_latched_and_hookedTiffini Gatlin, a mother of four, was employed as a corporate banking executive when she decided that it was time to work on employing herself and leaving a financial legacy behind for her children.

She made a bold move; quitting her job and entering the beauty industry. Within just one year, she had successfully built her very own million dollar business. 

Hurricane IrmaHurricane Irma reached Category 3 strength late on Thursday and is maintaining maximum sustained winds close to 110 miles per hour.

Disaster officials in the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean say it is not posing a threat to the islands at this time; however, a close eye is being kept on it.