women

Opinion | Kamala Harris’s facial expressions at the debate were her strength

Vice President Pence wasn’t following the rules — not about timing, not about interrupting — during Wednesday’s debate. Moderator Susan Page’s efforts at polite shushing, uttering repeated “thank you’s,” was about as effective as a cafeteria monitor trying to halt a food fight. It fell to Harris to remind the vice president, “I’m speaking” — something he already knew but chose to ignore.

If Harris had raised her voice in those moments, she would have been labeled shrill. If she had frowned, she would have been labeled a scold. If she had raised a hand, she would have been called angry or even unhinged.

So she smiled as she held her ground — and of course they called it a smirk, a grin that by definition comes off as irritating or smug. But it was more than that. Harris gave Pence “The Look” — and you don’t have to look

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Black History Month: Images of strength and beauty

By Rebecca Thomas
Arts and entertainment reporter

Julio Etchart - Carnival

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image captionJulio Etchart reminds us of the joy of the Notting Hill Carnival, which was cancelled this year due to the pandemic

An eclectic collection of images of black people from all sectors of British life have been selected for an exhibition marking the importance of Black History Month in Britain this October.

The online show features 50 striking pictures on a wide range of themes with portraits, demonstrations, women at work, carnival, musicians, dancers and more featured.

More than 100 images were submitted to the show’s organisers Alternative Arts, working with Tower Hamlets Council in East London, from established and emerging artists.

The final selection aims to comment on black lives past and present and the issues that confront them.

And while Black History Month is a long-running annual event, this

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Brookland Jewelry Launches “Unity Makes Strength Campaign” Benefitting the Arthur Ashe Institute of Urban Health

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Located in Brooklyn and dedicated to giving back to its borough, Brookland Jewelry has created a collection of pendants and rings that reflects the Brooklyn motto, “In Unity There is Strength.”  The collection offers 14kt and sterling silver jewelry choices starting at $225.

25% of the sales from the “Unity Makes Strength” collection will be donated to organizations that are working to improve the lives of others. The inaugural campaign launches this Fall in collaboration with the Arthur Ashe Institute of Urban Health and runs through January 1, 2021.

On December 3, 1992, two months before his death from AIDS, USTA champion Arthur Ashe announced the creation of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH) in response to concerns about health care delivery in urban

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Chrissy Teigen’s openness about miscarriage gives strength to women in similar situations



Chrissy Teigen, John Legend posing for a picture: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend in June in Paris, France.


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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend in June in Paris, France.

When Chrissy Teigen shared on social media Wednesday that she and John Legend suffered a miscarriage, more than 7 million people responded on Instagram. In replies, stars and fans alike shared their condolences and echoed Teigen’s heartbreak, but some also used the comments section of her post to grieve their own losses and share their stories with the woman they feel they’ve come to know and relate to.

“It’s one of the most horrendous experiences a human being can go through… The grieving and the sadness is unmeasurable,” echoes Dr. Janelle Luk, Medical Director of Generation Next Fertility in New York City and a former OBGYN. 

“Not many people want to talk about loss. It’s amazing for someone with (Teigen’s) status to talk about, ‘Hey, it happens to me, too.'” 

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