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“It’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times in which they live.”Nina Simone

As this time dictates, we as artists and personalities must find ways to channel our creative energy into expressing our strengths and our light.  We can find positive, uplifting and courageous ways to turn up our power both spiritually, physically and mentally.  This website is for those who would like to share in reading uplifting stories, viewing inspirational images and art weaved from within the times we live in.  We can collaborate and bring light to the fact that we as black people are infinitely gifted. We can look to our heroes for strength, speak our truth and walk our walk like the warriors that we are.  –KAREN GIBSON ROC — NBD FOUNDER AND CONTENT PRODUCER/CURATOR (C) 2017

“If your dream is only about you, it’s too small” Ava DuVernay 

There are so many amazing Black business owners that don’t get enough recognition or praise. My dream is for equality in the marketplace. For brands like Sawaas Trash Bags to be just as popular and profitable as Glad Trash Bags. 

I am a marketing maven and for the past 6 years I’ve done market research for some of the world’s top publications such as Vogue & GQ and top brands like Tom Ford & Estee Lauder. Throughout my career, my goal has always been to bring people of color to the forefront of mainstream media and business. 

I am delighted to continue to give Black businesses their flowers through the Nevah Black Down website, where we profile the best Black-owned brands you should buy and support now and forevah.