In The Know Blog — empowerment
In honor of Women's History Month, I asked my brother to write a blog discussing the vulnerabilities of being a woman in today's society. I'm so proud and honored to showcase his brilliant piece! I am completely humbled by his words of praise of myself and my business. Waddell Jr. continues to amaze me with his gifts of writing and speaking. His work has been published in magazines, newspapers and various websites. He is active duty in the Air Force, a devoted husband and an outstanding father of two beautiful children. Thank you Junior for taking the time out of your busy schedule to bless us with knowledge and to help me to spread the word of my brand. Love you Bro!
African-Americans have been impacting the fashion industry for decades. Many styles and trends are inspired from Black Culture. As consumers African-Americans contribute $1.1 trillion dollars in buying power. However, in the fashion industry there are between 3 to 4 percent of well known high-end African-American fashion designers.
This cross collaboration between these African-American owned entities not only benefit the community, but it delves deep into the great wells of time where African Americans built great communities of commerce despite barriers, agitation, and sociopolitical strife. There are glaring and specific examples of the involvement of many African Americans in commerce, industry, and business development.