HelloBeautiful and MadameNoire have collaborated on a brand new digital talk show called Listen To Black Women that discusses the issues that affect us most and in today’s episode we’re asking the question: Are boycotts still effective in 2018?

With the Starbucks arrest that took place last weekend, many Black people are promising to boycott the coffee chain, a move we also saw earlier this year when H&M put a little Black boy in a sweatshirt deeming him the “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle,” and when Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem at football games. While the actions of some during these protests made a difference to these companies’ bottom lines, do boycotts bring about enough consequence to these industries to ensure certain incidents never happen again?

In this episode, we tackle that topic by sharing insights from you, our audience, and what you had to say on our latest poll. We’ll also dive into the larger social media discussion being had and discuss some think pieces around the Internet, including a conversation with our very own culture editor, Veronica Wells.

Tune in to the episode above and make sure you take our next poll to have your voice heard in the conversation.

About Listen To Black Women

Listen To Black Women is a new show from HelloBeautiful and MadameNoire that discusses the issues that affect us most while incorporating the voices of our audience and experts.

Each week, the show will gather insights from of our readers by asking them a series of questions related to the show topic. We’ll also be sharing thoughts from social media and the Internet at large as hosts Shamika Sanders, Brande Victorian, Keyaira Kelly weigh in with their opinions.

This show doesn’t work without you so be sure to take our weekly polls, share the videos with your network, and leave feedback everywhere you can. We’re listening to you.

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