Notes

The New Narrative

The New Narrative

Black identity in the United States is multi-faceted, yet is often reduced to a few clichés in popular culture. When I was growing up - outside of America - my perception of my brothers on the other side of the Atlantic was shaped mostly through hip hop and sports. I, along with billions of kids worldwide was presented with very few aspects of the African American culture. The reality it turns out, is more nuanced. And now that African Americans are re-taking control of their narrative, they get to shape perceptions more accurately.
Eben Sounds #5: Time is Up

Eben Sounds #5: Time is Up

With #TimeIsUp we'd like to join the movement and let all the women in the world who have suffered abuse know that we stand in solidarity with them. We wouldn't be anything without your courage and unconditional care for all of us.  
Eben Sounds #4: African Vibes

Eben Sounds #4: African Vibes

Despite all the negative news stories, Africans are arguably the most joyful and optimistic people on earth. This translates directly into the continent's beats and rhythms.  
Eben Sounds #3: Art Basel 17

Eben Sounds #3: Art Basel 17

Art Basel is here! Therefore, this week's ego infused entry is about excess and materialism. Both themes were central to the work of Jean Michel Basquiat, who is arguably the best known artist of color in the world. The journey ends with some philosophical remarks by Yeezy about the shortcomings of it all. Turn up! 
A Love Story: I Found An Authentic, All-Natural Body Lotion

A Love Story: I Found An Authentic, All-Natural Body Lotion

  In a brand-deceitful world I have matrimonial trust issues when it pertains to the marriage of my skin and a reliable, natural skin care product...
One Girl’s Quest For Love And The Perfect Face Cream

One Girl’s Quest For Love And The Perfect Face Cream

Do you ever find yourself conflicted and steered by hormones and crushing gender expectations? I was a wee teenage girl, being mesmerized by a clu...
“Be The Change That You Wish To See In The World”

“Be The Change That You Wish To See In The World”

While attending high school in Paris, I hopped on “la ligne 4” religiously twice a month to head over to my local barber shop in the ‘Chateau Rouge...
Unlocking Children’s Potential

Unlocking Children’s Potential

Sub-Saharan Africa is the birthplace of humanity. It is home to an incredibly diverse flora and fauna. It also contains the world’s largest reserv...
13 Reasons Why Morning Skincare Is The New “It Girl” Accessory

13 Reasons Why Morning Skincare Is The New “It Girl” Accessory

Just in, clean skin can be the all around best accessory for your fabulous, scintillating, ‘it girl’ spring look. What’s more “in” than sexy athleisure and denim? Clean skin to go with your to-die-for joggers.  So grab your favorite facial toner (mine is Eben’s purifying tonic lotion) and get ready to strut your stuff.
I Had A Dream: What If We Stopped Marching ?

I Had A Dream: What If We Stopped Marching ?

America was a very different country when Martin Luther King gave his legendary ‘I have a dream speech’ in 1963. Fast forward 54 years later, and I’m not sure how he would feel knowing that his people are still in the streets asking for basic civil rights. I say new times call for different methods.
Eben Sounds #1: 6pm in Brickell

Eben Sounds #1: 6pm in Brickell

The first installment of our playlist series is called ‘6pm in Brickell’.
Brickell is the bustling economic heart of Miami. It is filled with businesses, shops, galleries and a bunch of young people excited about what the future holds. Unlike any other downtown areas of the continental U.S., Brickell has an exotic feel to it – courtesy of its endless rows of palm trees and the surrounding turquoise waters. the vibe is real!
Why Eben Naturals Is My Melanin’s New Best Friend (Naturally Curly)

Why Eben Naturals Is My Melanin’s New Best Friend (Naturally Curly)

Milain David, the Founder of Eben Naturals, has created a line of products intended to cleanse, moisturize, and refresh skin for people of color. His story is compelling. Listen to it here. David’s story and mission of intentional problem-solving coupled with understanding and passion resonated with me. Getting ahold of the line was not just a ‘want’; it became a ‘need to have.’