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Sustainability in the fashion industry faces an uphill climb

January 16, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Zara in an upscale neighborhood. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File) By Lizzie Knight ASSOCIATED PRESS  LONDON  — Sustainability in fashion is a hot button topic, with retailers large and small racing to prove their green credentials, but the desire for new attire churns and the industry remains one of the world’s largest polluters as…

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Entrepreneur launches online fashion marketplace to connect Black designers with consumers, promises no “blackface”

January 2, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Nia Noceta, founder of Digital marketing expert and serial entrepreneur, Nia Noceta, has launched,  “The Black fashion marketplace.” The site is dedicated to making it easier than ever to support Black fashion designers and brands.  It is the first, and only, site to exclusively showcase Black fashion designers, giving consumers…

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Chevy blitzes into 2020 with revamped Silverado

December 20, 2019

By Joseph Mondesire This past weekend I had the pleasure of experiencing the completely remodeled 2020 Chevy Silverado LT Z71. As a longtime fan of pickup trucks, Chevy has delivered, to say the least.  After over 100 years of manufacturing, Chevy decided the 2020 Silverado was due for several body and technological upgrades. The 2020…

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Making your own jewelry is easier than you think

November 29, 2019

BPT  If you love jewelry, and you also love to tap into your artistic side, you’re in luck! Making jewelry is a gratifying hobby, and there are great resources available to help you learn how to craft unique pieces. With little or no previous experience, you can make beautiful jewelry for yourself, or make meaningful…

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Five carbon monoxide safety tips

November 22, 2019

BPT  Along with the cold temperatures, snow and ice, winter also brings unpredictable dangers, including the threat of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, CO poisoning is the number one cause of accidental poisonings in the U.S. Referred to as the “silent killer,” CO is a colorless, odorless…

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Three inexpensive home maintenance projects that could save you thousands

November 15, 2019

BPT Routine maintenance: two words that likely evoke eye rolls, exasperated sighs and dread for most homeowners who read, hear or even think about them. However, they’re also a homeowner’s best line of defense when it comes to protecting their most important investment — their home. “Many homeowners insurance policyholders are choosing higher deductibles because…

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Love Has No Age Limit: During November’s Adopt a Senior Pet Month, American Humane encourages public to consider an older best friend

November 8, 2019

Everyone knows that the only thing better than a new best friend is an old best friend. Therefore, during November’s Adopt a Senior Pet Month, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, is encouraging animal lovers to consider adopting an older animal from a local shelter or rescue group. Each year, an estimated 860,000…

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Joan Johnson, co-founder of Johnson Products Company, dies at 89

September 26, 2019

By Sarah Wood DIVERSEEDUCATION.COM Joan Johnson, co-founder of the Black hair care business Johnson Products Company, died September 6 at the age of 89 after suffering from a long illness, according to CNN. In 1954, she created the company alongside her husband George Johnson in Chicago. Johnson Products became the first Black-owned company to be…

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Sharkeya Revels is transforming Woodland Avenue through fashion

August 18, 2018

Photo above: Tha Style Loft; below, owner Sharkeya Revels By Kharisma McIlwaine  Fashion designer Sharkeya Revels grew up in Southwest Philadelphia. With a knack for creativity and a love for fashion, Revels spent a large part of her teenage years dressing and styling her friends. It wasn’t until years later that Revels found her calling…

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Brilliant blooms: Five smart consumer tips for sending flowers

May 12, 2018

BPT For Americans, sending flowers to show love, caring and concern is a longstanding tradition appreciated by both givers and receivers. It’s so popular, in fact, that last year we spent some $2.6 billion on flower gifts for the Mother’s Day holiday alone — $26.6 billion on floral products throughout the year. Why our fascination…

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