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Fashion’s Heavy Hitters Support Candidates With Cash

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Stacey Bendet

The founder, ceo and creative director of fashion brand Alice + Olivia has contributed to a number of Democratic candidates over the years, including $2,800 to Joe Biden in March 2020. Bendet also donated $2,700 to Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris in January 2019.

Chip Bergh

The president and ceo of Levi Strauss & Co. donated $5,000 to Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly in October 2019.

James Bersani

The president of real estate at L Brands, parent company to Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, contributed $1,000 in April 2019 to political action committee International Council of Shopping Centers, of which he has donated to every year since 2008.

Jeff Bezos

The founder of Amazon has a long history of donating to political candidates and political action committees. Although Bezos’ candidate contributions swing back and forth between the Democratic

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Navisite Research Finds More Than One-Third of Companies Caught Unprepared to Support Large-Scale Work-from-Home Model

ANDOVER, Mass., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Navisite today unveiled new research that found more than one-third (36%) of companies were not prepared to support such a large-scale and abrupt transition to a remote workforce, following “shelter-in-place” mandates issued to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, more than half of the organizations polled (51%) experienced IT pains during the transition process, with a subset (29%) reporting they are still facing issues.

Navisite polled more than 100 C-level executives and IT professionals in the U.S. to understand the impact of this massive workforce relocation on business operations. Key findings from the survey include:

  • Before COVID-19, only 14% of companies had more than half of their employees working from home. Post COVID-19, more than 64% of companies have more than half of their workforce remote.
  • 36% of respondents admit their organizations were not prepared for the immediate shift to
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The Black In Fashion Council & Fred Segal Teamed Up To Support Emerging Designers

In June, Teen Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner and founder of Sandrine Charles Consulting Sandrine Charles, created the Black In Fashion Council, an organization designed to hold the fashion industry accountable for the commitments they made earlier in the year in regard to diversifying their workplaces and uplifting Black talent. On Thursday, the organization announced a partnership with Los Angeles retailer Fred Segal to further amplify its mission. As part of the partnership, the Black In Fashion Council and Fred Segal launched the Season Zero design contest, which gives early-stage designers the opportunity to acquire not only funding to build their brands, but also mentorship from both BIFC and Fred Segal and retail space at Fred Segal’s West Hollywood flagship store. In the press release, Charles said, “Fred Segal was one of the first brands to not only join the Black in Fashion Council, but also pinpoint areas of

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A Brand Called Biden Beauty Just Launched To Support The Democratic Nominee

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‘Fox & Friends’ Hosts Look On in Horror as Rudy Giuliani Blurts Out Biden Dementia Conspiracy Theory

Everyone knows that live television isn’t easy. Anything can go wrong—from a faulty connection, a verbal slip-up, or, as was the case on Tuesday morning’s Fox & Friends, Rudy Giuliani bellowing insane conspiracy theories at the nation with no obvious way to stop him.It’s always a risk to allow Giuliani to share his wildly unpredictable stream of consciousness live. The man who was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2001 has long since been reduced to sharing the latest Trumpist conspiracy theories on any cable news channel that has the budget to cover any possible subsequent defamation lawsuits.This time, his F&F hosts looked on with visible horror in their eyes as Giuliani shared his completely baseless belief that Joe Biden is suffering from dementia. If you have the

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TPAC Announces Double Down Gift Challenge With $50,000 Gift From Delta Dental of Tennessee to Support Arts Education Programs

Delta Dental of Tennessee to give 2 for 1 match to individual and corporate gifts to TPAC Forward! Recovery Fund in October

The nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) announces that long-time supporter and community partner, Delta Dental of Tennessee, is pledging a $50,000 challenge gift for the TPAC Forward! Recovery Fund in October to help TPAC expand virtual arts education and community engagement programming during the pandemic.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200930005098/en/

Delta Dental of Tennessee supports TPAC’s work to educate young Tennesseans about overall wellness and growth through its Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts program. (Photo: Business Wire)

Delta Dental’s gift allows TPAC to solicit individual and corporate donations through a Double Down Gift Challenge in which Delta Dental will give $2 for every $1 donated up to $50,000 during the month.

Contributions to the TPAC Forward! Recovery Fund

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5 New Ways Leaders Can Support Women During COVID-19

COVID-19 is a once-in-a-lifetime type of crisis, and there’s virtually no element of life that it hasn’t disrupted in some way. On the positive side of the pandemic, the virus can challenge us to abandon systems that were toxic or inefficient and to develop entirely new, sustainable, socially beneficial ways of living.



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But experts now understand based on COVID-19 data that the virus affects certain groups disproportionately, such as African Americans. And across a wide range of demographics, it’s also clear that there is a gender gap in terms of socioeconomic consequences of the pandemic. Consider the following:

  • A United Nations report asserted that women are feeling the financial influence of the disease more strongly, women’s disrupted access to health services can negatively influence wellbeing, unpaid care work has gone up, and violence against women is increasing as the pandemic forces them into lockdown
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Heat grow support system at Disney, including Tyler Herro with Instagram model alongside

The bubble has grown a bit bulkier for the Miami Heat, even as the NBA’s presence at Disney World has been reduced to two teams.

With the finish line in sight of the quarantine process that began for the Heat with their July 8 arrival to Central Florida, several players have added family members and friends into the mix in advance of Wednesday’s 9 p.m. start of the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.

While the Heat have added an additional media-relations staffer and the team’s nutritionist to their official traveling party over the past week, players have been able to spend time with those beyond the team, with additional hotel space made available for visitors.

Tyler Herro, Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder, Kelly Olynyk, Meyers Leonard and Gabe Vincent are among the players with guests within the NBA’s secured campus, with other players expected to have guests viewing from

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20 Black-owned fashion brands to support today, tomorrow and always

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Whether you realize it or not, how you dress and the brands that you’re inspired by are likely influenced by Black culture. And today, more than ever, it is crucial that we give credit where credit is due and support Black-owned fashion brands that continue to pave the way for the entire industry.

While it’s true that small businesses are being hit especially hard right now due to the economic decline and global store closures brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s also true that minority-owned brands receive smaller loans than those run by non-minorities. This means that these business owners are forced to use their own cash

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