Madame Noire, an online women’s lifestyle guide owned by Moguldom Media Group, is described as a “passionate, cutting-edge web publication that unites black women at various state stages of their lives, around a common aspiration for better, more fulfilling lifestyles.”
Besides dishin’ on the latest in pop culture, Madame Noire feature an original web series that explores modern motherhood, men’s view on sex, love and relationships and features on successful female entrepreneurs. Since launching in June 2010, the site’s popularity continues to grow by attracting 2 million unique visitors and 20 million page views each month.
Recently, the publication featured Detroit native, Nailah Ellis. Ellis launched Ellis Island Tropical Tea with $50 she borrowed from her mother to purchase a tea pot, a spoon and some tea bags. Launched in 2008, the Ellis’ tea is carried in 11 restaurants and grocery stores in Michigan including Detroit local retailers such as Avalon Bakery, Honey Bee Market and Goodwell’s Natural Food Market.
Ellis Island Tropical Tea isn’t the first Detroiter featured on the site. Earlier this summer, Nefertiti Harris, owner of Textures by Nefertiti, talked about the recent expansion of her business. The salon, a modern 1,100 square foot modern with a zen vibe, is located in Midtown and specializes in natural hair care and spa services. According to Harris, her business is growing due to a natural hair gaining more popularity. “There’s more of an acceptance of natural hair and people are more creative in how their wearing their hair.”
Given the continuing conversation about the portrayal of women and Detroit in the media, Madame Noire is tackling both by illustrating how Detroit female entrepreneurs, leaders and tastemakers are contributing to the city’s resurgence.
Stay tuned for our exclusive feature with Nailah Ellis next month.
Source: Madame Noire