Nakea Tyson, Project Manager, USA Today

My name is Nakea Tyson and I’m a Project Manager for Brand Marketing at USA Today. I’m African American and Native American. My dad is Native American. My grandmother on his side is fifty percent Native American, and her father was a chief of a tribe. ~ I learned some beauty stuff because of dance.…

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Brown Girl Business, Flo + Theo is Everything and More

Flo + Theo is home to an artisanal skincare collection of body butters, cremes, washes and soaps, created by two Nigerian sisters, Mayowa and Ebony. In need of products that catered to their sensitive skin, Flo & Theo is a Queens-bred product line formulated with the freshest ingredients, ranging with products like Lemon Orchard Natural Body…

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Mouna Moussa, Entertainment Brand Manager

My name is Mouna Moussa. I am half Sicilian and half Lebanese. My mother is 100% Sicilian (from Italy) and my dad is 100% Lebanese (the Middle East). As far as I know, going back generations, it’s all Sicilian on one side and all Lebanese on the other. I’d say I’m Mediterranean. People sometimes think…

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Anneka Ranpuria, Beauty Publicist

My name is Anneka Ranpuria and I’m a Beauty Publicist in the city. I’m of Indian descent, but I’ve never been to India, but I’m a hundred percent Indian — Gujarati. I was born in England and had a lot of Indian people around me there. When I moved to the suburbs in Cincinnati, Ohio,…

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Miranda Smyre, Digital Sales Planner

My name is Miranda Smyre and I’m a Digital Sales Planner for Juice Mobile. I’m African-American. I’m a Black American woman. Everyone always asks me “What are you mixed with?” “Are you Latina, are you Hawaiian?” I’ve gotten Caribbean, too. They’re always like, “You’re not all the way Black, and I’m like “Yeah, I am”.…

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Mecca Moore, Creator of Pynk Magazine

My name is Mecca Moore and I am Black American woman. Like, a regular Black girl! It’s so funny because [I’ll hear] a lot of people always trying to say, “I’m part this or I’m part that.” No. I’m a good ole’ Black girl. My family is from the South, mostly in North Carolina and…

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