LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. — Black Opal, a maker of African-American skin care and color cosmetics, has announced the donation of $25,000 to the Georges Malaika Foundation, which will aid in the building of a new school for young girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
"Black Opal is about more than just skin care and cosmetics; it's about community," stated Maya Brown, Black Opal senior marketing director. "We see the potential in the girls of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and we want to provide much needed educational opportunities in order to help empower them to become leaders in their community. By becoming leaders, they can help make positive contributions to their society."
Black Opal products are available throughout the United States in select CVS, Duane Reade, Rite Aid and Walmart stores, as well as beauty supply stores. Founded in 2007 by international model Noella Coursaris Musunka, a native of DRC, the foundation is dedicated to the advancement of African communities by providing educational opportunities to girls ages 5 to 18 years.