EYE: Gucci Denies Black Community Boycott Is Slowing Sales | Leigh Bowery Inspired Sweater

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EYE: Gucci Denies Black Community Boycott Is Slowing Sales | Leigh Bowery Inspired Sweater

Kering's chief financial officer Jean-Marc Duplaix rejected the notion that the blackface scandal played a determining role in Gucci's recent sales slowdown. Per ‘Business of Fashion’, "He dismissed the idea that backlash against a balaclava sweater widely criticized for resembling blackface had hurt sales."

Still — when growth slows some and the word ‘boycott’ is being called for by Oscar-winning director Spike Lee — a smart person takes the situation very seriously. 50 Cent immediately posted a video of himself burning his Gucci clothing, and Soulja Boy covered up the forehead tattoo that was once an ode to the brand, writes Complex.

"Gucci's done," Soulja said before being asked if he planned to ditch his collection of Gucci pieces. "Nah, we ain't gon' return it...I'll just give it to charity."

George Clooney Calls For Dorchester Hotels Boycott Over Brunei's Sharia Law Stoning Of Gays + Adulterers

George Clooney Calls For Dorchester Hotels Boycott Over Brunei's Sharia Law Stoning Of Gays + Adulterers

George Clooney Calls For Dorchester Hotels Boycott Over Brunei's Sharia Law Stoning Of Gays + Adulterers

Clooney reminds us that the 5th richest nation in the world hasn’t had an election since 1962. The rollout of Brunei’s Sharia death penalty for homosexuality and adultery will be implemented on April 3, prompting George Clooney to call for a boycott of these Dorchester Hotels:

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Yara Shahidi Covers Porter Magazine, Talks Gen Z Identity, Racism + 'The Sun Is Also a Star'

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Yara Shahidi Covers Porter Magazine, Talks Gen Z Identity, Racism + 'The Sun Is Also a Star'

‘Black-ish’ and ‘Grown-ish’ star Yara Shahidi has been inspired to use her profile for good by social influencers like Beyoncé, Margaret Atwood and Tina Tchen, powerful women who use their status to "inform politics through cultural ways". She extends her public narrative, covering the Summer 2019 issue of Porter Magazine, lensed by Cass Bird, with styling by Elissa Santisi.

AOC previews Shahidi’s Porter Magazine editorial and key points from Yara’s interview with Lucy Walker.

Michigan Trumpsters Chant "AOC Sucks" As Junior Condemns All Things Green Except Money For Trump Family

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Michigan Trumpsters Chant "AOC Sucks" As Junior Condemns All Things Green Except Money For Trump Family

Part of the crowd at Thursday night’s Trump March 28, 2019 rally in Michigan started chanting "AOC sucks," referencing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), after Donald Trump Jr. criticized her ideas. After all, the president’s son is such an authority on American politics, and his father loves women targets, in particular.

“Think about the fact that every mainstream, leading Democratic contender is taking the advice of a freshman congresswoman who three weeks ago didn’t know the three branches of government,” the president's son told the crowd ahead of his dad’s speech. “I don’t know about you guys, but that’s pretty scary.”

After Junior’s remark — AOC calls him ‘Junior’ — the crowd broke into the "AOC sucks" chant. Read Charlotte Alter’s cover story 'Change Is Closer Than We Think.' Inside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Unlikely Rise’. We hope that AOC will just ignore the chants, because they may be with her all the way to 2020.

The Trump crowd loves to denigrate smart women because females with brains that function on overdrive have a very small place in their universe. Daddy’s girl Ivanka Trump, Trumpsters embrace. Do you see a pattern here? I’m sure that Trump had a proverbial heart attack when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — hardly a member of the Trump family inner sanctum — showed up on the cover of last week’s TIME magazine.

Israeli Model Yoshevah Jones Black Hebrews As Tablet's Armin Rosen Expands Convo

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Israeli Model Yoshevah Jones Black Hebrews As Tablet's Armin Rosen Expands Convo

Vogue’s Liana Satenstein sits down with Tel Aviv model Yoshevah Jones, described as Israel’s most in-demand face. Jones identifies as a Black Hebrew.

For background, the Black Hebrew movement was founded in Chicago by Ben Ammi Ben-Israel (born Ben Carter). who considered it a radical exit from America during the height of the civil rights movement. Mr. Ben-Israel was a prophet-like figure who claimed that he had a visitation from the angel Gabriel in 1966, in which he was encouraged to lead an exodus of black Americans to Israel. Mr. Ben-Israel led a group of about 400 black, mostly Chicagoans first to Liberia for two years, and then the 100 or so followers, who wanted to continue, on to the small Israeli town of Dimona, about two nours north of Tel Aviv.

Alasdair McLellan Flashes Liya, Sara Grace, Hoyeon + Hayett For Tory Burch Spring/Summer 2019 Campaign

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Alasdair McLellan Flashes Liya, Sara Grace, Hoyeon + Hayett For Tory Burch Spring/Summer 2019 Campaign

Benjamin Bruno styles models Hayett McCarthy, Hoyeon Jung, Liya Kebede and Sara Grace Wallerstedt in Tory Burch’s Spring/Summer 2019 campaign. Alasdair McLellan is behind the lens, capturing Tory’s ‘Spirit of Adventure’ campaign.

Burch is busy connecting with women all over America, currently on tour in her philanthropic/activist #EmbraceAmbition campaign. Forbes caught up with Tory in Philadelphia last week. “Burch has always envisioned social responsibility to be part of her brand and business and started the Tory Burch Foundation to advance women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship. The need for the Foundation is continually reinforced by studies like SCORE’s recent “The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship” that found while women-owned businesses are making gains, they still lag behind men in key areas like funding.

2012 Vogue Paris 'La Sauvage' Aligns With Faye Cuevas + Damien Mander Drive For Women Rangers In Africa

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2012 Vogue Paris 'La Sauvage' Aligns With Faye Cuevas + Damien Mander Drive For Women Rangers In Africa

AOC is always interested in how fierce women are portrayed in fashion and pop culture. We dive into the archives for this Vogue Paris June/July 2012 editorial ‘La Sauvage’. Model Karmen Pedaru is styled by Geraldine Saglio in animal prints and other wild woman looks lensed by Hans Feurer.

The editorial brings to mind recent GlamTribal Blog posts about elephant conservation in Africa. We checked back in with Faye Cuevas, a former military intelligence expert now a key, front-line leader in Kenya’s anti-poaching effort.

Faye’s brand new effort is Team Lioness, the first all-female ranger squad in Kenya. Going forward, Cuevas wants one in four new hires among conservation rangers to be women. Right on, Faye. Faye is not alone in promoting women rangers in Africa.

We are admittedly caught off-guard by the loudest voice for hiring women rangers, Aussie sharp-shooter Damien Mander has just created Zimbabwe’s all-female ‘Akashinga’ anti-poaching force in Phundundu Wildlife Park. Mander pulls no punches and sounds like Hillary Clinton when the topic is women in the developing world.

Mander believes that putting the well-being of wildlife in the expertly trained hands of women could usher in a new way of carrying out conservation. In Mander’s vast experience, he believes that women rangers will create conservation practices that are far less violent, while empowers women and improving communities in the process.