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Meet Septima Poinsette Clark, Champion for Citizenship Education

Meet unsung hero Septima Poinsette Clark, a pioneer in grassroots citizenship education! Clark was born May 3, 1898 in Charleston, SC, the daughter of a former slave and laundry woman.  She graduated from secondary school in 1916, passed her teacher's exam, and taught at a black school on Johns Island outside of

Toni Morrison is 85 Today!

Happy 85th Birthday to the phenomenal Toni Morrison! Toni Morrison is one of the most celebrated contemporary novelist.  Known for her vivid story telling and intricate themes, Morrison's various works have received critical acclaim.  Her best known novels are The Bluest Eye (1970), Sula (1973), Song of Solomon (1977), and Beloved

Meet Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable: Founder of Chicago

Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable was born in Haiti some time around 1745 to a French father and an African slave mother.  Little is known about his life in Haiti prior to his migration to New Orleans in 1765.  DuSable eventually traveled north up the Mississippi River and built a home

Meet Robert Sengstacke Abbott, Founder of the “Chicago Defender”

Robert S. Abbott was born in St. Simons Island, Georgia in 1870 to parents of former slaves.  He studied the printer's trade at Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) form 1892-1896.  Met with discrimination in the industry, Abbott studied law at Kent College in Chicago where he settled.  However, once again

Beautable Online Beauty Portal Is Live!!! Is scheduled to officially launch on January 18, 2016! The online retail store will feature a wide selection of hair and beauty products geared towards people of color. A number of notable beauty brands will be accessible on the site including, ORS, Design Essentials, Sheamoisture, and Milani. In addition,

Black-owned Businesses to Support

Have you pledged to support Black businesses this holiday season and beyond?  Not only is Beautable a Black owned business, we proudly highlight products from Black owned companies on our store. Scotch Porter Brand     With men’s grooming taking center stage, Scotch Porter’s line of facial hair products for men is right