The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has created a new Black advisory board to ensure increased “diversity, equity, and inclusion” – WWD reported on September 1.

To say this year has been an uprising for the fashion would be an understatement. Following the killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and more — and the subsequent social events — 2020 has brought forth a major shift for Black creatives in the fashion industry, one that was long overdue. From the creation of the Black in Fashion Council to the Aurora James’s 15 Percent Pledge and the Pull Up or Shut Up Challenge, Black women have been calling out the injustices and holding the industry accountable for the, frankly, scarce opportunities Black talent is given. Now, and after naming CaSandra Diggs its first Black president on August 10, the CFDA seems ready to follow suit.

The CFDA is…

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