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The Future Of SheaMoisture: Unilever Acquisition Helps Women Of Color

[ad_1] Unilever has agreed to acquire the Sundial Brands, which includes SheaMoisture, Nubian Heritage, Madam C.J. Walker and nyakio. According to the official press release, the newly announced deal features the New Voices Fund with an unprecedented initial investment of US $50 million to empower women of color entrepreneurs. The purpose-driven partnership will encourage growth and address the needs of the multicultural and millennial audience. Since its founding in 1991, Sundial has championed inclusive beauty and has served the unmet needs of consumers of color through its robust innovation pipeline, product offerings and purpose-driven business model. Unilever has struck a deal to acquire Sundial Brands,...

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Families Of Navajo Code Talkers Decry Trump’s Political Jab

[ad_1] FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Families of Navajo war veterans who were honored Monday at the White House say they were dumbfounded that President Donald Trump used the event to take a political jab at a Massachusetts senator, demeaning their work with an unbreakable code that helped the U.S. win World War II. Trump turned to a nickname he often deployed for Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren during the 2016 presidential campaign: Pocahontas. He then told the three Navajo Code Talkers on stage that he had affection for them that he doesn’t have for Warren. “It was uncalled for,” said Marty Thompson, whose...

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Miss Jamaica Is Praised For Rocking Natural Hair At Miss Universe

[ad_1] Source: Shestock / Getty This past Sunday, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa was crowned Miss Universe in Las Vegas. Although she was celebrated for her achievements, another contestant got love across social media. Second runner-up, Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett, decided to rock her natural hair for the contest, and many folks praised her as an image of inspiration for girls across the world. In an Instagram post about her experience, Davina said, “I did not win but I got what I was seeking. I won the hearts of many, I got to highlight Deaf awareness, I stand as the first afro queen to have...

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Film ‘Get Out’ & Others Received Top Gotham Awards

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — The 27th annual Gotham Awards appeared headed for a sweep for Jordan Peele’s social thriller “Get Out,” but the sensual coming-of-age tale “Call Me By Your Name” swooped in to take best feature film at the first major soiree of Oscar season. Luca Guadagnino’s film about a 17-year-old’s first love in northern Italy also scored best breakthrough actor for newcomer Timothee Chalamet. The wins, following the film’s box-office success in limited release over the weekend, confirmed “Call Me By Your Name” — co-starring Armie Hammer and scripted by James Ivory — as one of the year’s...

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Rev. Al Sharpton Says Meek Mill Represents Victims Of Justice System

[ad_1] (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rev. Al Sharpton said a broken criminal justice system is responsible for Meek Mill’s imprisonment and called Monday for the judge who sentenced the rapper to reconsider or step aside. Sharpton said he met with the 30-year-old musician in a Pennsylvania prison and told reporters outside the facility that Mill has become a symbol for the thousands of people who have been “victimized by abusive probationary and parole systems.” “He’s representative of many people in institutions like this that do little or nothing, they’re violated and their lives, their businesses are ruined,” Sharpton said. Mill was sentenced...

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Rev. Al Sharpton Says Meek Mill Represents Victims Of Justice System

[ad_1] (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rev. Al Sharpton said a broken criminal justice system is responsible for Meek Mill’s imprisonment and called Monday for the judge who sentenced the rapper to reconsider or step aside. Sharpton said he met with the 30-year-old musician in a Pennsylvania prison and told reporters outside the facility that Mill has become a symbol for the thousands of people who have been “victimized by abusive probationary and parole systems.” “He’s representative of many people in institutions like this that do little or nothing, they’re violated and their lives, their businesses are ruined,” Sharpton said. Mill was sentenced...

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Starbucks Releases New Holiday Cup After Customer Complaints

[ad_1] (AP Photo/Hiro Komae) NEW YORK (AP) — If this year’s Starbucks holiday cup wasn’t red enough, the chain is releasing another one this week that’s mostly that color. The new cup, in stores for a limited time, has a white heart in the middle and an illustration of two hands making a heart shape. The holiday cup released earlier this month was mostly white, and Starbucks encouraged customers to color in the designs themselves. We hope you'll write the name of someone in your life who spreads love and kindness. 💚 — Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) November 28, 2017 Unconfirmed Findings: A Peppermint Mocha tastes better...

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Starbucks Releases New Holiday Cup After Customer Complaints

[ad_1] (AP Photo/Hiro Komae) NEW YORK (AP) — If this year’s Starbucks holiday cup wasn’t red enough, the chain is releasing another one this week that’s mostly that color. The new cup, in stores for a limited time, has a white heart in the middle and an illustration of two hands making a heart shape. The holiday cup released earlier this month was mostly white, and Starbucks encouraged customers to color in the designs themselves. We hope you'll write the name of someone in your life who spreads love and kindness. 💚 — Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) November 28, 2017 Unconfirmed Findings: A Peppermint Mocha tastes better...

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Takes On Rap Lyrics Case

[ad_1] HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court will decide whether a Pittsburgh man’s anti-police rap lyrics are protected free expression or amount to witness intimidation and making terroristic threats. The state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday in the case of Jamal Knox, who served state prison time for the song he recorded after being arrested on drug charges. Knox was charged after an officer found the YouTube video, performed by Knox under the name Mayhem Mal of the Ghetto Superstar Committee. The video taunts by name two officers involved in the drug arrest and mentions Richard Poplawski, who’s on...

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Who’s In Control Of Consumer Protection? Right Now, It’s Unclear

[ad_1] (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) WASHINGTON (AP) — With emails, tweets and doughnuts, the two dueling acting directors battled for control of the nation’s top financial watchdog agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, on Monday. Leandra English, who was elevated to interim director of the bureau late last week by its outgoing director, sent staff an email offering Thanksgiving wishes. President Donald Trump’s choice for the role — White House budget director Mick Mulvaney — then emailed staff to tell them to “disregard” any instructions from English. Laying down markers in what has quickly become a war of optics, both signed their missives “Acting...

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