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Gucci plans to step up diversity hiring after ‘blackface’ controversy

As a response to the recent “black balaclava knit sweater” scandal, Gucci‘s chief executive officer Marco Bizzarri is teaming up with Dapper Dan and community leaders in Harlem to promote cultural diversity and raise awareness of related issues within the organization.  Italian fashion house Gucci announced a major push Friday to step up diversity hiring as part of a long-term plan to build cultural awareness at the luxury fashion company following an uproar over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface. Gucci also said it will hire a ...
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Ava DuVernay Joins Prada’s Newly-Formed Diversity Council After Blackface Outrage

Italian brand Prada said it is forming a diversity council to “elevate voices of color within the company and fashion industry at large,” a move that follows accusations of racism in the luxury fashion world. Two Americans, artist Theaster Gates and film director Ava DuVernay, will chair the council, Prada said Wednesday. The group will work to develop “diverse talent” and create more opportunities for students of color, the luxury fashion house said. Gates said his work “amplifies the voices ...
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Payless Is Closing Down 2,100 of Their U.S. Stores

Complex: The company, which was founded in 1956, will be closing down all 2,100 of their stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico beginning in March, a spokesperson said, per CNN Business. Payless has more than 3,600 locations worldwide and over 18,000 employees. The company’s online store will also be shut down. Liquidation sales will start this coming Sunday. “We expect all stores to remain open until at least the end of March and the majority will remain open until May,” the company said ...
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Cash App Payments Is Frequently Down, So Here’s What to ...

Square’s Cash App is no stranger to performance issues. So far in 2019, the peer-to-peer payment app has suffered two major outages over the span of three days that caused thousands of users to report issues online. The app’s sluggish performance can often times feel like you’re money is in limbo, but there are a handful of simple ways make sure you know exactly where your money went. Interruptions in service are annoying when you’re trying to pay rent, but are a ...
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Mike Tyson is Throwing a Cannabis-Friendly Music Festival

Last January, boxing legend Mike Tyson announced plans to open a cannabis resort. While Tyson Ranch is still in development, Iron Mike is keeping busy with Kind Music Festival. The “micro-festival” will take place in Desert Hot Springs, California on February 23. Its modest roaster of performers includes Miguel, Starcrawler, Yonee, and All My Friends Hate Me. One dollar from every ticket sale will benefit a local charity, regardless if attendees purchase standard admission or a lavish VIP pass. Although Kind ...
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Is Smoking Weed Bad For Your Lungs? Here’s Everything You ...

If you couldn’t tell from all of the coughing, smoking weed can be uncomfortable on the lungs. To combust the plant, cannabis oils and products must be heated to over 446℉, which is pretty damn hot. As a result, you breathe burning embers, ash, tar, and toxins into your lungs. While you might think this a sign that smoking weed is bad for your lungs, research on the topic has yielded some surprising results. Does Weed Make Your Lungs Bad? ...
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Kevin Garnett Wants To Skip Out On Paying Spousal Support

Former NBA star Kevin Garnett is embroiled in what seems to be a bitter divorce proceeding between his estranged wife, Brandi Padilla. Though he’s acquired at least $300 million during his time as a professional athlete, Garnett has asked the court to alleviate him from paying any spousal support, according to The Blast. In so many words, Garnett wants to hold onto his coins…all of them. Padilla shocked many when she filed for divorce in July after 14 years of marriage. ...
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Deion Sanders And Tracey Edmonds Announce Engagement

Deion Sanders and longtime love Tracey Edmonds are set to make it official. Edmonds announced on Valentine’s Day that the retired NFL player recently popped the question. “Sending LOVE to MY LOVE/MY FIANCÉ @deionsanders!  God is SO GOOD!” she wrote on Instagram. “We’re 8 years in, made it through the storms TOGETHER, and will be spending the rest of our lives TOGETHER! To all the couples out there… stay REAL with each other, LISTEN to each other, and MOST of all.. keep LOVE and GOD in your ...
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Google to expand across U.S. with $13 billion investment

Google plans to invest more than $13 billion this year on new and expanded data centers and offices across the U.S. CEO Sundar Pichai announced the news in a blog post Wednesday, emphasizing the company’s growth outside its Mountain View, California, home and across the Midwest and South. “2019 marks the second year in a row we’ll be growing faster outside of the [San Francisco] Bay Area than in it,” he wrote. Google will build new data centers in Nevada, Texas, Oklahoma, ...
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New Music: T.I. Drops Floyd Mayweather Diss Track ‘F*ck N***a’

Sometimes all you have to do is wait for the right time to present itself and then you will have the perfect reason to say ‘Fuck You’ to someone and that is exactly what just happened for T.I.! “I don’t give a fuck how much money you have / What did you do with it? How did you use it to make an impact and influence the wealth for the better? / You rather go buy jewelry, whatever,” he raps. ...
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South Florida rapper YNW Melly, who penned hit song ‘Murder ...

An up-and-coming South Florida rapper who publicly mourned the deaths of two close friends and collaborators last year has now been charged with their murders. Jamell Demons, known by his stage name YNW Melly, was charged Wednesday with two counts of first-degree murder in the killings of Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr. last October, according to Miramar police. Both men were friends with Demons and part of the same musical group, with Williams known as YNW Sackchaser and Thomas known as ...
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Texas Judge Who Was Part of the Historic Group of ...

One of the newly elected Texas judges who was part of the group that made headlines for being the largest number of Black women justices voted for at once has died. Cassandra Hollemon lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday. She was sworn in with 16 of her colleagues on Jan. 1, following a campaign to diversify the judiciary of the area. Hollemon began presiding over Harris County Criminal Court of Law 12 after the start of the year, according to the Houston Chronicle. ...