A D.C. Bookstore That Counts Former President Obama as a Fan Is Building Community Around Black Books
Ramunda and Derrick Young first created Mahogany Books with the goal of making books by Black authors available online to everyone — no matter where you live. Now they have a brick and mortar store in Washington, D.C. — as well as a fan in former President Barack Obama. The Youngs joined LX News to talk about the importance of...
Follow Your Heart: Meet the 16-Year-Old Beauty Shop Owner Breaking Barriers in the Haircare Industry
At sixteen years old, the Brooklyn teenager became the youngest owner of a Black beauty supply store in the country, and her initial tweet about her store, Paris Beauty Supplyz, has gained nearly 140 thousand likes – and co-signs from big celebrities like Bella Hadid and Janet Jackson.
Brooklyn teen Paris McKenzie grew tired of going into beauty supply stores and either being treated like she wasn’t welcome or greeted by workers who had no knowledge of Black hair care. So, she opened up her own inclusive beauty supply store at the age of just 16 years old, drawing praise from big celebrities like Bella Hadid and Janet...