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What The FTC? 3 Big Misconceptions About Brand Partnership Guidelines

At first glance, the FTC guidelines can be intimidating. Federal penalties and filters don’t exactly go hand-in-hand, but as an Influencer you have to be aware of the rules so you can protect your brand partner and your personal brand.

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LOVE CAN SAVE THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY

There is no use in being colorblind. Despite society’s effort to make me hate the color of my skin, my thick lips, my nappy hair, I have fought through to love myself. There is no use in pretending not to see all these things. So, see the beauty in me, see the beauty in the people and the things you’ve been taught to exclude. Society doesn’t need colorblindness, it needs people to see people as people. It needs people to love people. 

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THESE INFLUENCERS ARE CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN UNIQUE WAYS

Public figures have played a very important role in social justice movements over the years. Many have used their voices and wielded their public power against issues that affect their communities. Zora Neal Hurston, Langston Hughes, Nina Simone, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Colin Kaepernick, Common, Yara Shahidi,

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Intentionally or Ignorantly, the creative industry perpetuates a supremacist standard of beauty.

Who is considered beautiful by the creative industry? The question is easy to answer. Every time you flip through a magazine, watch the models walk down the runway at Fashion Week, or scroll through the digital marketing content of a vast majority of companies, White women are overwhelmingly represented, and Black women are overwhelmingly underrepresented.

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