During the month of February, black Americans are honored for their past, present, and future contributions to society and beyond. We remember the history of those who have come before and celebrate those who are making their mark on the present and future. Walmart is excited about the next generation of history makers and their stories. During Black History Month, the retail giant is highlighting three African-American youth who, #ReignOn.
Moziah Bridges of Mo’s Bows
Named one of Time Magazine’s “25 Most Influential Teens of 2015,” Moziah Bridges took a love for bowties and created an empire. “Mo’s Bows” is now an internationally known brand. Bridges is not only a fashionista but he is a philanthropist as well, sending Memphis kids to summer camp through his charity called, Go Mo.
Marley Dias of #1000BlackGirlBooks
Named one of Time Magazine’s “25 Most Influential Teens of 2018,” Marley Dias took a love for books and created a literary movement. Not seeing any girls that looked like her in the books she was reading at school, Dias created the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign to find black girls as the main characters of the stories and of course, things spiraled from there. Dias worked for Teen Vogue Magazine and she penned her own story at age 12, signing her first book contract with Scholastic. We have a feeling that this is definitely not the final chapter of Marley’s story.
Kheris Rogers of Flexin’ In My Complexion
Named one of Teen Vogue’s “21 under 21 class of 2018,” Kheris Rogers took the negative of being bullied and turned it into a fashion line and inspirational movement, encouraging everyone to love themselves just the way that they are! At age 11, Rogers became the youngest designer to show during NYFW.
Congratulations to Walmart’s 2019 #ReignOn young African-Americans. Who do you think is worthy of a #ReignOn moment? Sound-off, we want to hear who and why!