Michael Kors Taps Jourdan Dunn and Lion Babe For Summer 2017 Campaign

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The Michael Kors Summer 2017 campaign is officially in full swing, with the help of model Jourdan Dunn and Jillian Hervey of Lion Babe, who’s the daughter of actress Vanessa Williams.

“The Walk” campaign is a fresh turn for the design luxury company, taking a younger, more relaxed approach with their roster of beautiful influences.

Jourdan’s set of pics are full of bright colors, stylish cuts and must have handbags! She’s seen here holding her Mercer Large Leather Dome Satchel, which has her initials on them. There’s nothing like personalized accessories to break into summer fashion mode!

Singer Hervey had her own flair to share with everyone, wearing a navy striped jumpsuit with cute platform heels. Her gold shimmered handbag accented with an orange strap create the ultimate look for “The Walk!”

Others in the campaign include Japanese actress Hikari Mori and Baywatch star Kelly Rohrbach. Check out more of Jillian doing her strut in the video below! It’s cool to see that faces of the brand can bring their own flavor and style to the campaign.

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Little Known Black History Fact: Jo Etha Collier

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The senseless murder of 18-year-old Jo Etha Collier on this day in 1971 rocked the state of Mississippi and the nation. Civil rights icon and local figurehead Fannie Lou Hamer spoke out against the injustice, and the case remains unsolved to this day.

Collier was walking home the night of May 25 after graduating from the recently integrated Drew High School in the small town of the same name. Around 9:45 p.m., a pickup truck drove by and began shooting, hitting Collier in the neck. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Three white men inside the truck were caught just hours later via a roadblock. A pair of brothers and their nephew were reportedly seen drinking and threatening Black residents earlier in the day. Hamer said in reports that Collier was killed simply for being Black, and linked the slaying to the ongoing unrest surrounding the voter registration campaign in the region.

While the trio of men were arrested, and held, they were never charged for the crime. Rev. Ralph Abernathy eulogized the popular Collier, who won an award at the school for spirit and attitude and was a top member of the school’s track team.

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Cosby Trial Jury Includes Two African-Americans

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The jury that will hear the sex assault case against Bill Cosby will include two blacks among its 12 members.

Prosecutors and the defense team on Wednesday also selected three of six alternates, and two of them are black.

Cosby’s lawyers had complained this week that prosecutors were trying to keep blacks off the jury with their seven strikes. The judge, though, found prosecutors had other valid reasons to strike two black women earlier this week. The jury makeup of 17 percent is higher than the 13 percent black population in Allegheny County.

Meanwhile, Judge Steven T. O’Neill removed a white male juror chosen Monday for undisclosed reasons. Lawyers then chose a white woman to replace him.

Cosby, the 79-year-old black actor-comedian once known as America’s Dad for his beloved portrayal of Dr. Cliff Huxtable on “The Cosby Show,” is charged with drugging and molesting a Temple University women’s basketball team manager at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. He has called the encounter consensual.

Dozens of other women have made similar accusations against Cosby, 79, but the judge is allowing only one of them to testify. The jury from Pittsburgh will be sequestered nearly 300 miles from home.

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Essential Roles of Data Management in Business Operations

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Essential Roles of Data Management in Business Operations

Essential Roles of Data Management in Business Operations

All types of businesses, big or small (including web-based businesses), require some system of data management for their operations. It could be a simple list of daily sales on paper or a complicated collection of logistical data for a large freight forwarding company. Without proper data management, the operation of a company can be detrimentally affected.

The larger the business becomes, the need for data management becomes more complicated. From payroll to warehouse inventory, from employee information sheets to factory production efficiency, data management plays crucial roles. The type, volume and sources of data may vary but there are similar issues that need to be solved. Storing, processing and retrieving data are the three main issues that should be solved by a data management system.

Online businesses have particular needs for real-time data management. Data may include customer leads and other web-based analytics.

The basic problems of managing data may seem simple but the specifics and volume of data can complicate the situation. Hence, there is a need to customize the systems based on the needs of a business. Various types of businesses have …read more      

Essential Roles of Data Management in Business Operations

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Essential Roles of Data Management in Business Operations

Essential Roles of Data Management in Business Operations

All types of businesses, big or small (including web-based businesses), require some system of data management for their operations. It could be a simple list of daily sales on paper or a complicated collection of logistical data for a large freight forwarding company. Without proper data management, the operation of a company can be detrimentally affected.

The larger the business becomes, the need for data management becomes more complicated. From payroll to warehouse inventory, from employee information sheets to factory production efficiency, data management plays crucial roles. The type, volume and sources of data may vary but there are similar issues that need to be solved. Storing, processing and retrieving data are the three main issues that should be solved by a data management system.

Online businesses have particular needs for real-time data management. Data may include customer leads and other web-based analytics.

The basic problems of managing data may seem simple but the specifics and volume of data can complicate the situation. Hence, there is a need to customize the systems based on the needs of a business. Various types of …read more      

Odell Beckham Jr. Signs Multimillion Dollar Nike Shoe Deal

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made history on Tuesday with an epic shoe deal with Nike. The deal was negotiated by his agent, Zeke Sandhu, who worked out a five-year-deal with the brand, reportedly worth more than $29 million. This is occurring at the end of Nike’s 10-day window, in which they had the opportunity to match Adidas‘ offer. Incentives can push this deal to a $48 million contract over eight-years. Wow!

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All the details of the deal have not been disclosed; however, Odell didn’t require his own signature cleat with the brand. He did however, stress that he wanted to be a “brand icon” for Nike.

Odell has spent three seasons in the NFL. So far in his career, he has reached double-digit touchdown receptions, surpassed 1,300 receiving yards and participated in the Pro Bowl each year of his three year career.

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Here’s What Tina Knowles Lawson Has To Say About The Twins…

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Entertainment Tonight caught up with Tina Knowles Lawson and chatted about the pregnancy of her famous daughter.

“She’s doing great, she’s just ready to — you know, she’s ready to see her babies,” the proud grandma said of the impending twins. Tina and her husband Richard Lawson were interviewed at Tuesday’s premiere of Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland.

As for Bey’s African-themed #CarterPushParty baby shower on Saturday, with Bey’s homegirls Serena Williams, Kelly Rowland, La La Anthony and Michelle Williams all honoring the wardrobe theme, Tina told ET’s Kevin Frazier, “It was excellent, I had so much fun.”

She also acknowledged that both Beyoncè and her younger daughter, Solange, have amazing style. “I think a lot came from me but also, just like the shower, that’s her vision and I just help make is come alive, you know … but all of my girls just have such great style and I’m just so proud.”

“I’m sure they got a little bit from their mama, you know.”

Watch Tina and Richard’s interview below:

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Ramad Chatman Is Spending Seven Years In Prison For A Crime He Did Not Commit

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Ramad Chatman was found not guilty of armed robbery by a jury; however, will still serve up to seven years in prison after a judge ruled he breached his probation sentence for another crime. He delivered himself to police in November 2015, when he discovered he was a suspect for an armed robbery at a convenience store in July 2014.

“He turned himself in because he knew he was not guilty.” – Janice Chatman, Ramad Chatman’s grandmother

The 24-year-old was already serving a five year probation term for breaking and entering in 2012. Ramad had stolen a television worth $120 and it was his first offense. When Ramad was on trial for the store robbery, the judge decided it was likely he committed the robbery and re-sentenced Ramad for the original crime of stealing a TV and ordered him to serve 10-years in prison, back dated to the day of the original crime.

Even though court documents have showed he has done everything asked of him of the law during his probation, including checking in, paying restitution, performing (and finishing) community service and keeping his job, justice is still not served.

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How To Select One Among Top Dating Sites Dealing With African American Singles

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How To Select One Among Top Dating Sites Dealing With African American Singles

How To Select One Among Top Dating Sites Dealing With African American Singles

The concept of soul mate has derived from the belief that there is one special person out there, who has been created for us and who would meet us in the forthcoming life! We seek love and attention at every stage of our life, but the demands and priorities change with the advancing age. In the adolescence as well as the years when we are peak of our youth, there is an attraction towards the opposite sex which leads to involvement in the process called dating.

Only outer looks can’t get you everlasting happiness in life. In order to know a person, you have got to meet that person and understand on what level your frequencies match. Thus dating is needed as a brief introduction into each other’s lives. It is an age old theory that in case of humans, similar attracts similar and thus people have always been seeking love amongst their own kind. Be it a Black or be it any other person, he/she would be more …read more      

Family Of Killed Portland Teen Testify About Police Brutality At City Council Meeting – KUOW News and Information

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Venus Hayes with two of Quanice Hayes’ sisters. Speaking in March, Hayes said she does not trust the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office and wants the federal government to investigate her son’s death. Amelia Templeton. The grandmother of an …

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How To Select One Among Top Dating Sites Dealing With African American Singles

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How To Select One Among Top Dating Sites Dealing With African American Singles

How To Select One Among Top Dating Sites Dealing With African American Singles

The concept of soul mate has derived from the belief that there is one special person out there, who has been created for us and who would meet us in the forthcoming life! We seek love and attention at every stage of our life, but the demands and priorities change with the advancing age. In the adolescence as well as the years when we are peak of our youth, there is an attraction towards the opposite sex which leads to involvement in the process called dating.

Only outer looks can’t get you everlasting happiness in life. In order to know a person, you have got to meet that person and understand on what level your frequencies match. Thus dating is needed as a brief introduction into each other’s lives. It is an age old theory that in case of humans, similar attracts similar and thus people have always been seeking love amongst their own kind. Be it a Black or be it any other person, he/she would be more comfortable with …read more      

Start a Freelance Business: How to Create a Profitable List of Services to Attract Repeat Clients

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Start a Freelance Business: How to Create a Profitable List of Services to Attract Repeat Clients

Start a Freelance Business: How to Create a Profitable List of Services to Attract Repeat Clients

One of the first things you have to do when you start a freelance business is craft a service list. What services are you going to offer, why, how, how much will you charge, etc. All of this goes into creating a profitable one. Following are some tips on doing this.

Create Services You Can Offer Solo Initially: When most freelancers first start out, they’re a solo operation. And this is fine. So, only offer services you can do yourself. The main way this benefits you is that you’ll learn exactly what the job entails.

If you’re coming from a full-time job to freelancing, even if you’re accustomed to doing a particular job, you don’t know how this might change once you start to freelance. Offering a service yourself — as a solo operator — will allow you to learn exactly what is entailed, so that as you grow, you can effectively hire others (eg, outsource), which brings us to the next point .

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Local NAACP alleges Emerson Middle School Principal Kempton Coman was unfairly demoted, but provides little proof – The Bakersfield Californian

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After working for 13 years as the principal of Emerson Middle School, Kempton Coman was demoted to a classroom teacher last month – a move that has drawn ire from some, and the attention of the local NAACP, which alleges the veteran administrator was …

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Start a Freelance Business: How to Create a Profitable List of Services to Attract Repeat Clients

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Start a Freelance Business: How to Create a Profitable List of Services to Attract Repeat Clients

Start a Freelance Business: How to Create a Profitable List of Services to Attract Repeat Clients

One of the first things you have to do when you start a freelance business is craft a service list. What services are you going to offer, why, how, how much will you charge, etc. All of this goes into creating a profitable one. Following are some tips on doing this.

Create Services You Can Offer Solo Initially: When most freelancers first start out, they’re a solo operation. And this is fine. So, only offer services you can do yourself. The main way this benefits you is that you’ll learn exactly what the job entails.

If you’re coming from a full-time job to freelancing, even if you’re accustomed to doing a particular job, you don’t know how this might change once you start to freelance. Offering a service yourself — as a solo operator — will allow you to learn exactly what is entailed, so that as you grow, you can effectively hire others (eg, outsource), which brings us to the next point …read more      

Four New York Teens Stabbed In Afterschool Brawl

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NEW YORK (AP) — An afterschool fight between two high schoolers on a street near Manhattan’s Theater District escalated to a stabbing Wednesday that left four boys wounded.

The suspect, a 16-year-old in a red hat, fled the scene and police were searching for him, said Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce. The fight broke out between two teenage boys who had been suspended last week; it was their first day back to school, and they met outside to fight after dismissal, Boyce said.

The school is around the corner from the new Broadway production of “Groundhog Day,” as well as the revival of “Cats.”

As the 16-year-old beat the 15-year-old, three others jumped in and they were all stabbed, authorities said. The 15-year-old suffered the most serious injuries, with wounds to his back, and he was in surgery, Boyce said. A second 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the stomach, a 17-year-old boy was slashed on his ear and an 18-year-old was wounded in the arm. Authorities say they suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Sherri Hodes, who lives on the same block as the school, told The Associated Press she saw the fight as she was walking her border collie mix, Sophie, but she didn’t realize at …read more      

Find Best Volunteer Groups in Africa for Your Adventure Travel

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Find Best Volunteer Groups in Africa for Your Adventure Travel

Find Best Volunteer Groups in Africa for Your Adventure Travel

Africa was known as the Dark Continent because of the mystery that surrounded it as it was not visited by many people and most people hardly knew much about it. That is not the case anymore, yet travelling to Africa is considered an adventure because of the variety of geographical regions that abound there and the diverse terrain, climate, animals and people that inhabit the continent. There are deep tropical forests so thick that light does not enter there, there are great rivers and mighty waterfalls, there are hundreds of miles of open grasslands and there are thousands of miles of desert lands. The widest biodiversity is found here and hundreds of different tribes and ethnic groups live on this vast continent.

Adventure Travel in Africa has become popular now as people are attracted to the many different kinds of tours that can be taken to explore this wonderful land. Adventure travel in Africa can include adventurous treks across the savannahs or grasslands; the wondrous Serengeti which is a unique ecosystem which hosts the largest mammal …read more