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By Black Information Network The world is mourning the loss of designer Virgil Abloh. On Sunday (November 28), an official statement appeared on Abloh’s Instagram, announcing that the 41-year-old fashion pioneer, who was the first Black artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear, had died of cancer following a private battle with the disease. “We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother, and friend. He is survived by his loving wife Shannon Abloh, his children Lowe Abloh and Grey Abloh, his sister Edwina Abloh, his parents Nee and Eunice Abloh,

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia Aliyah Powell is not one whom you could sell short. Idle hands are probably unfamiliar to the senior industrial engineer at Michelin North America in Louisville, Kentucky. Also, an entrepreneur and fashionista, Powell continues to shoot for the moon, set and break barriers for like-minded African American women. The University of Louisville graduate and chair of the National Society of Black Engineers started working at Great American Cookies. At 17, Powell served as an interim store manager with a limited staff. “We might have

The Council of Fashion Designers Awards, often called the “Oscars of Fashion” celebrated a number of prominent Black fashion designers at an online ceremony Monday night. Black fashion designers took home of three of the six coveted awards, including Haitian-American Kerby Jean-Raymond, who took home the prestigious American Menswear Designer of the Year. The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1962, whose membership consists of 477 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers. Other figures recognized by the