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8 Black women create fund to raise $1 billion by 2030 to invest in African American girls

Black women and girls are often left out or erased from the social justice movement. A large part of that is because funds for the organizations that center them and their experiences are scarce.

A recent study showed that philanthropic giving from foundations averaged about $5.48 for each woman or girl of color in the United States. This minuscule portion accounts for just 0.5% of the $66.9 billion given by foundations, according to Giving USA 2018.

For Black women and girls, the amount is even smaller because this data encompasses all women and girls of color, including Asian Americans, Latinas and Indigenous people.

The Black Girl Freedom Fund, created by a notable group of leaders and activists, hopes to change that, and specifically invest in Black girls and women.

The goal of the fund is to invest $1 billion in Black girls and women by 2030. More than $12.6

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Missouri woman is first American model with Down syndrome representing a skincare line

A 24-year-old Missouri woman has become the first American model with Down syndrome to represent a skincare line, according to KTVI ABC8.

Grace Strobel of Chesterfield, Mo., is representing the worldwide brand Obagi, that promotes “skinclusion” ” – meaning it supports the International Cultural Diversity Organization and Project Implicit, highlighting the need to appreciate cultural diversity and recognize unconscious bias.

Linda Strobel (Grace’s mother) wrote to Jaime Castle, the president of Obagi. She expressed to Castle that “People with disabilities are not represented. Would you consider Grace as one of your models?” Linda said “We have this huge population of people with disabilities that are often very invisible, and they want to be seen, they want to be heard, they want to be represented as part of the population.”

The letter received a positive response from Castle. “When [Castle] got the letter, she was ecstatic. She walked down the hall

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Natalie Keyssar’s photos capture a small-town Native American beauty pageant

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN

Each year, pageants like Miss Native American and Miss Indian World invite indigenous women from around the United States to represent historically disenfranchised tribes and celebrate their cultural heritage.

And in the rural town of Pembroke, North Carolina, which sits along the state’s southern border, a much smaller annual pageant takes place: one honoring the girls and women of a tribe that has fought for federal recognition for over 130 years.

Kerigahn Jacobs, Miss Teen Lumbee 2018, and Lyndsey Locklear, Miss Lumbee 2018, wearing their native regalia.

Kerigahn Jacobs, Miss Teen Lumbee 2018, and Lyndsey Locklear, Miss Lumbee 2018, wearing their native regalia. Credit: Natalie Keyssar

The Lumbee Homecoming is a week-long summer event hosted by the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, and includes competitions for Miss Lumbee, Teen Miss Lumbee, Junior Miss Lumbee, Little Miss Lumbee and Senior Ms. Lumbee, as well as a veteran’s ball, pow wow and parade.

This year’s Homecoming, originally set to begin in late June,

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clothing

American Gods Season 3 Trailer Reveals More Cosmic Craziness

Starz dropped by New York Comic-Con today to reveal the first trailer for American Gods season 3. The series, adapted from Neil Gaiman‘s novel, stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, a man who gets drawn into a war between the Old Gods and the New Gods by his crafty father, Odin (Ian McShane).

American Gods has enjoyed what could charitably be called a…turbulent ride so far. Show creators Bryan Fuller and Michael Green departed after season 1, and season 2 was mired in constant controversy as to who was actually running the ship. A lot of the panache left along with Fuller and Green, but the cast remains extremely committed to the show’s dreamlike vibe, and each episode is usually good for at least one visual wonder. This looks to be the same in season 3, as the show moves into one of the book’s most controversial

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There Are Fewer Sales at the Mall. That’s Good for Gap, American Eagle, and Other Clothing Retailers.

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Jeans hang from a rack at a Gap store.


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Apparel retailers were hit hard in the early days of the Covid-19 crisis—but many have recovered from those lows to post year-to-date gains.

Deutsche Bank

believes that moves the companies made last month could further help the stocks.

Analyst Gabriella Carbone reiterated a Buy rating on

American Eagle Outfitters

(ticker: AEO) Friday, while raising her price target to $18 from $16. She kept Hold ratings on

Gap

(GPS) and

Urban Outfitters

(URBN), while raising her price targets to $39 from $33, and to $28 from $27, respectively. The moves come following “improving promotional activity” in September—that is, fewer discounts—which she notes could lead to higher margins.

Carbone believes that “each of these retailers has a unique assortment or provides a service that is resonating well with consumers,” as they have rolled out curbside pickup options.

Of

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women

Nearly 900,000 women left the American workforce in August. Here’s why that’s terrible news for everyone.



a group of people that are talking to each other: FILE PHOTO: People line up outside a Kentucky Career Center hoping to find assistance with their unemployment claim in Frankfort Reuters


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  • Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein.
  • On the latest episode of Pitchfork Economics, Hanauer and Goldstein respond to listener questions, including one on what the manifesto of a perfect political party should look like.
  • Goldstein said that the economy is people — and policies should benefit as many people as possible.
  • The coronavirus economic downturn has removed people from the economy, especially women — and so policies tailored towards them will benefit the whole economy.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

This week’s episode of Pitchfork Economics features listener questions from around the world about a broad array

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American Sofia Kenin to face teenager Iga Swiatek in French Open women’s final

Kenin will carry a 16-1 mark in Grand Slam action this season into Saturday’s championship match against Iga Swiatek of Poland.

“I’m going to be, like, an underdog,” said Swiatek, who is just 19. She’s ranked 54th. She’s never won a tour-level title. She’d never been past the fourth round at a Slam. And she’s been as dominant as can be so far at the French Open.

Swiatek became the lowest-ranked women’s finalist at Roland Garros since the WTA computer rankings began in 1975, advancing with her latest lopsided win, this one 6-2, 6-1 against Argentine qualifier Nadia Podoroska.

“It seems unreal. On one hand, I know that I can play great tennis. On the other hand, it’s kind of surprising for me. I never would have thought that I’m going to be in the final. It’s crazy,” Swiatek said. “I just kept believing in myself. It’s amazing for me.”

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As Harris Prepares for Pence Debate, Asian American Women Pay Tribute to Their Immigrant Mothers, Grandmothers

As Democratic nominee Kamala Harris takes the debate stage tonight against Vice President Mike Pence, Asian American Pacific Islanders across the nation are showing support for Harris by tweeting images and the stories of their mothers and grandmothers.

Harris, the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, made headlines in August after being selected as Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, making her not only the first Black women to be on a major party’s ticket, but the first Asian American woman, too.

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), running mate of Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden, attends a coronavirus briefing at a makeshift studio at the Hotel DuPont on August 13, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. As Harris takes the debate stage tonight, Asian American Pacific Islanders across the nation are showing support for Harris by tweeting images and the stories of their mothers and grandmothers.
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JFK airport getting first-ever speakeasy-style bar inside American Express lounge

Well at least when you’re ready to fly, you’ll be well taken care of.

John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City is adding a speakeasy-style bar to its Terminal 4.

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The 1850 bar will feature a menu by mixologist Jim Meehan.

The 1850 bar will feature a menu by mixologist Jim Meehan.
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The bar, 1850, is set to open in American Express’ new Centurion Lounge at JFK. The bar, which references the year American Express was founded, according to a press release, is the first speakeasy-style establishment opened by the company.

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It will serve a menu of rotating cocktails developed by renowned mixologist Jim Meehan.

“With New York classics meets travel as the main theme, I’ve come up with a rotating cocktail menu that is experiential in nature and gives a nod to some

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Shein, Chinese fast-fashion site, growing popular with American teens

  • Shein, a Chinese fast-fashion retailer, is taking off with American teens.
  • It came in second on a ranking of upper-income teens’ favorite websites, according to Piper Sandler’s “Taking Stock With Teens” survey. 
  • Shein has said that it adds 500 new fashion items to its website every day. 
  • Some of its recent products have faced backlash, however.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

A Chinese fast-fashion retailer is exploding in popularity with American teens. 

Shein, which was founded in Nanjing in 2008, came in second only to Amazon in a ranking of teens’ favorite e-commerce sites in Piper Sandler’s latest “Taking Stock With Teens” survey. 

While Amazon has a large lead — 54% of teens from upper-income households said it was their favorite e-commerce site, versus 5% for Shein — the Chinese retailer beat out American mainstays like Nike, PacSun, and Urban Outfitters. 

Shein was also first on the list

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