Borsalino Starts New Course With Fall Ad Campaign

Italian label Borsalino has changed hats and is now moving on.
Its new owner, private equity group Haeres Equita, is planning the relaunch of the Alessandria-based hat company starting with its fall ad campaign.
Shot by Italian photographer Joseph Cardo, the images juxtapose black-and-white background shots and color portraits of models — both male and female — sporting the brand’s fall collection, which includes the brand’s signature men’s fedora style and a women’s field hat in an animalier pattern. While channeling the brand’s Old Hollywood elegance, the collage-like composition spotlights the new course of the label, which superimposes on the past.
“Borsalino is unique in the world of accessories, its past is a wonderful magnifying glass with which you can build a new perspective of beauty and modernity,” noted Giacomo Santucci, fashion veteran, a former Gucci executive and a member of Borsalino’s steering committee.
“The hat is a super-contemporary accessory, able to distinguish style by itself. I hope this campaign can suggest new ways of wearing such an iconic piece,” added Cardo, noting that the images are conceived to reach out to different consumers.

A picture from the Borsalino fall ad campaign. 
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Obama to Hit Campaign Trail for Democrats in California and Ohio

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Former President Barack Obama will finally leap back into the political fray this weekend, campaigning for various Democratic candidates ahead of this fall’s crucial midterm elections.

In his first stop, Obama will campaign in Orange County, California, a typically Republican stronghold where Democrats now hope to flip congressional seats in November.

On Saturday, the former president will rally with seven Democratic congressional candidates, including Josh Harder (CA-10), TJ Cox (CA-21), Katie Hill (CA-25), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Katie Porter (CA-45), Harley Rouda (CA-48) and Mike Levin (CA-49). These districts are all significant to the Democratic party’s attempts to regain a majority in the House of Representatives, as they are Republican-held but won by Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Nike features NFL’s Kaepernick among athletes in ‘Just Do It’ campaign

Nike Inc has chosen Colin Kaepernick, the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem as a protest against racism, as one of the faces for advertisements commemorating the 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” slogan, a move that could draw U.S. President Donald Trump’s ire.


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‘Believe in Something.’ Colin Kaepernick Is the Face of Nike’s New ‘Just Do It’ Campaign

Colin Kaepernick is the face of Nike‘s latest ad campaign, two years after kneeling during the national anthem made him the face of protest in the NFL.

Kaepernick tweeted an image from Nike’s new “Just Do It” campaign on Monday. The advertisement features a close-up shot of the quarterback’s face and reads, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”

Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in 2017 and is not currently signed by an NFL team. He has filed a grievance alleging that the league’s owners conspired to keep him off a team because of his stance on social issues.

Following Kaepernick’s actions, several NFL players, most of whom are black, have knelt during the pre-game performance of the national anthem or otherwise protested against police brutality, racism, inequality and other issues.

Kaepernick has been endorsed by Nike since 2011, though the company has, until now, stayed quiet about his history of protest. Nike did not immediately respond to TIME’s request for comment about the new campaign.

The NFL’s 2018-19 season begins Thursday, Sept. 6.

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The official apparel company of the NFL is launching an ad campaign around a player who’s alleging the league is colluding to keep him out. Colin Kaepernick is the face of a Nike advertising effort commemorating the 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” motto. “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt,”…
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Trump, Sessions approved of Putin meeting proposal: former campaign adviser

President Donald Trump and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions both supported a proposal during the 2016 campaign that Trump meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, lawyers for a former campaign adviser said in a court filing late on Friday.


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In a court filing, Trump’s former campaign adviser contradicts sworn testimony Sessions gave to Congress

Convicted former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos has publicly contradicted Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ sworn testimony to Congress, saying both Sessions and Donald Trump apparently supported his proposal that Trump meet with Vladimir Putin during the 2016 campaign, according to a court filing late Friday night.


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Trump says he will go to deep-red Texas to campaign for Ted Cruz, as Democrat Beto O’Rourke surges

The president will seek to energize support for the senator among his conservative base, as Republicans pull out all the stops to save Cruz's seat. 
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Tumi Sets Date for Annual Retail Campaign

Charity, Anyone?: Tumi’s annual retail promotion that supports All Hands & Hearts is slated to run this year from Sept. 13 to Sept. 23. Shoppers enjoy 20 percent off full-price retail items at Tumi stores and at Tumi.com, with 5 percent of total sales earmarked for donation to the charity.
All Hands & Hearts is a nonprofit organization founded by model Petra Nemcova to help rebuild safe and resilient schools in areas hit by natural disasters.
Last year’s event saw Tumi donate $ 400,000 from the customer-sales campaign to the organization, which used the funds to rebuild The Rhodes School of Performing Arts in Houston. The Rhodes School, damaged last year by Hurricane Harvey, is a tuition-free campus that caters primarily to low-income, minority communities.
In addition to the donation, the travel brand helped All Hands & Hearts gather volunteers to work on reconstruction efforts. Tumi also partners with St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Waves for Water.
Nemcova, part of the relief efforts in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, said she heard of the school’s plight from local partners.
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U.S. Republican Representative Hunter indicted for alleged misuse of campaign funds

U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, a Republican of California, was indicted on charges that he and his wife used hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds to pay for vacations, video games and other personal expenses and filed false campaign finance reports, federal officials said on Tuesday.


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F/W 18 Campaign | Signs of Life

Signs of Life

There is a feeling of anticipation in the air this Fall/Winter 2018. Set against a backdrop of dynamic landscapes, rolling hills, majestic forests and clay cliffs, our FW18 campaign sees the MATT & NAT man and woman once more in nature. However, unlike spring/summer 18, this season is less about seeking and more about seizing. These individuals are staking their claim and have found firm footing. The calm strength inherent in nature’s elements act as a visual metaphor for the solid foundation and quiet confidence found is the direction of this season’s collection.

Although these are vast spaces, the model is not dwarfed or minimized; they are at one with their environment. There is a seamless synergy between the model and space – both are of a profound, powerful and peaceful existence. This collection was built around the idea of keeping simplicity modern: clean lines and unique, functional shapes. Made for the woman and man on the go, we have introduced for the first time a nylon collection that is light weight and easy to wear. An exploration of texture, whether smooth surfaces or faceted finishes, offer intrigue.

Explore each collection, LOOM, DWELL and VINTAGE, with their precise and exciting colour stories.  Anticipate the same highly functional silhouettes in a spectrum of fall tones and some unexpected surprises, including both men’s footwear and a new line of MATT & NAT candles for the home. From finessing your fall/winter 2018 wardrobe to adding touches of comfort to your home – this season we are pursuing positivity and strength.

 

 

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Brandon Maxwell’s Fall 2018 Ad Campaign Stars His 81-Year-Old Grandma

It might feel like cooler weather is still months away, but in the world of fashion, Fall 2018 has officially arrived. We’re tracking every single campaign from the season — keep up with us here. Brandon Maxwell has made somewhat of a routine of filling his runway with the most in-demand …

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New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins suspended his reelection campaign on Saturday following charges earlier this week related to insider trading.


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Shanelle Nyasiase, Rianne van Rompaey and Vittoria Ceretti Star in Alexander McQueen’s Gorgeous Fall 2018 Campaign

Every season has its standout advertising campaign. Last season, it was Alexander McQueen that came out on top and now, with the unveiling of the Fall 2018 offering, the brand is set to steal the spotlight once again. Shanelle Nyasiase returns to the roster, joined by models Rianne van Rompaey and Vittoria Ceretti, for a San Francisco shoot with photographer Jamie Hawkesworth. The city’s various landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Coit Tower, contribute to the series of visually arresting images.

Alexander McQueen F/W 2018.19 by Jamie Hawkesworth

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The moment the campaign dropped, our forum members were in awe. “Gorgeous Picture. The dress looks better than it did on the runway,” said LustforFashion.

“Ugh, I can already tell I will love this. Sarah Burton’s McQueen campaigns are a hundred times better than the actual clothes,” wrote dodencebt.

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“That is FABULOUS! That picture is gallery worthy. The dress and the model are working together, one doesn’t outshine the other and that’s very difficult with such an amazing background,” said GivenchyHomme.

In agreement over how wonderful everything looked was Benn98. “Love each and every shot, but that image of Shanelle is astounding! This campaign, along with the last one, really cements the idea of Jamie as a fashion photographer for me. You can see he’s trying to innovate as opposed to just skating by on his trademark tint,” he commented.

Alexander McQueen F/W 2018.19 by Jamie Hawkesworth

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“What a gorgeous campaign. Rianne and Shanelle are both out of this world,” expressed forum member bluebanter.

“This campaign is so gorgeous. 10 out of 10. I will frame the first picture with Shanelle, that’s pure art. The dress, the pose, the location, and the composition are so perfect. They nailed it,” complemented Perickles.

“Stunning campaign I love how different each model is,” Urban Stylin admired.

Zposen felt the same way: “Beautiful campaign! All three girls brought something unique and mesmerizing to it.”

Forum member dontbeadrag liked what he saw too, adding, “Sarah Burton always has the best campaigns. Glam, expensive and not pretentious.”

Alexander McQueen F/W 2018.19 by Jamie Hawkesworth

IMAGE: ALEXANDERMCQUEEN.COM

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Isabel Marant’s Fall 2018 Campaign Is ‘So Isabel Marant It Hurts’

Our forum members practically begged Isabel Marant to switch up her casting last season after Anna Ewers appeared in her third consecutive campaign for the quintessential French fashion label. Marant must have heard our cries, adding model Vittoria Ceretti to star alongside Ewers for the Fall 2018 campaign (praise the fashion gods above). Welcoming back photographer Juergen Teller, the blonde and brunette twosome were photographed on location at the conceptual Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and styled by French Vogue‘s Geraldine Saglio.

Isabel Marant F/W 2018.19 : Anna Ewers & Vittoria Ceretti by Juergen Teller

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Did the change in casting manage to impress our forum members, though? “Very simple and cool. It doesn’t look too Photoshopped. The models are cool, I like Anna and they look natural. I approve of this campaign,” shared Perickles upon checking out the images.

“It’s really nothing special but I appreciate the simplicity and it will look nice in magazines,” Valentine27 added.

“I like it just because it’s so Isabel Marant that it hurts! The girls and even the choice of location are totally Isabel Marant! This is exactly the type of place where you can imagine seeing an IM woman,” pointed out Lola701.

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Not everyone was so forthcoming. “Great shots, boring cast,” snapped forum member anlabe32.

“The only shot I like is Vittoria’s. The rest are very dull,” disapproved bluebanter.

“For me, it’s the opposite, the only one I like is the second shot of Anna but I second you its pretty dull,” replied badgalcrush.

Zacatecas570 wasn’t exactly thrilled either. “I’ve never been the biggest Juergen Teller fan,” he said.

“Can’t stand Juergen’s photos anymore,” echoed thatsfierce.

Isabel Marant F/W 2018.19 : Anna Ewers & Vittoria Ceretti by Juergen Teller

IMAGE: THEIMPRESSION.COM

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Manafort campaign ties now part of Mueller investigation

Prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing that they intend to present evidence at the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort that a banking executive allegedly helped Manafort obtain loans of more than $ 6 million while the banker sought a role in the Trump campaign. CNN’s Sara Murray reports.


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Say What Now? Former Trump Campaign Manager Tells Black Fox News Panelist He’s Out of His ‘Cotton-Picking Mind’ [Video]

David Bossie, a former deputy campaign manager for Donald Trump, told a Black Fox News guest he was out of his “cotton-picking mind” in the middle of a debate on rhetoric surrounding the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

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Bossie hurled the phrase — bringing to mind the work of slaves in the old South — at Democratic strategist Joel Payne on “Fox & Friends” Sunday morning after the two spoke about former CIA director Michael Hayden sharing a photo of Auschwitz on Twitter.

“Michael Hayden posted a picture of Auschwitz,” Bossie said, to which Payne replied, “Yeah, that liberal Michael Hayden, that screaming liberal Michael Hayden.”

Bossie then responded, “Look, you’re out of your cotton-picking mind.”

Payne was quick to reply: “Cotton-picking mind? Brother, let me tell you something. I got some relatives who picked cotton. And I’m not going to allow you to attack me like that on TV.”

Bossie responded with an incredulous, “Attack you how?” and continued to declare Payne “out of (his) mind.”

Ed Henry, a Fox News host and the discussion’s moderator, issued a statement once the show returned from a commercial break and said that while he wasn’t sure what Bossie meant by the phrase, it “clearly offended” Payne and others.

“I want to make sure that Fox News and this show, myself, we don’t agree with that particular phrase,” he said. “It was obviously offensive and these debates get fiery, that’s unfortunate. We like to have honest and spirited debates, but not phrases like that, obviously. And so I will just leave it at that.”

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Trump’s former campaign chairman is in jail awaiting trial. If convicted, he may never be seen outside again.

Just before dusk on Friday, a white van pulled into Northern Neck Regional Jail, a green-roofed, low-slung building about three miles from the bank of the Rappahannock River in Virginia.


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U.S. judge sends ex-Trump campaign head Manafort to jail until trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s former election campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was sent to jail pending trial on Friday after being charged with witness tampering, the latest episode in his long fall from grace.


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Report on FBI brings the 2016 campaign roaring back

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Edie Campbell and Liya Kebede Come Together for Alberta Ferretti’s Fall 2018 Campaign

Alberta Ferretti likes to keep us guessing when it comes to its advertising campaigns, never settling for a tried and tested formula. The Italian fashion label brought on photographer Steven Meisel for the Spring 2017 campaign, Tim Walker for Fall 2017 and Mario Sorrenti for Spring 2018. This season, it’s David Sims capturing the brand’s Fall 2018 campaign in his London studio with Vogue Paris fashion director Aleksandra Woroniecka on styling duties (replacing Carine Roitfeld). Gone is last season’s cast too, in favor of models Edie Campbell and Liya Kebede, starring in the dark and moody series of images.

Alberta Ferretti F/W 2018.19 : Edie Campbell & Liya Kebede by David Sims

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Members of our forums were quick to sound off on the campaign. “Not surprised it looks so Vogue Paris since Aleksandra Woroniecka is fashion director at VP! I guess she brings some easiness and a sense of effortless French style to the brand. I like it,” approved elle_gb.

“I love it, very Vogue Paris,” echoed GERGIN.

“Reminds me way too much of VP, but Liya’s shot looks great,” Benn98 noted.

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“Don’t know why but it’s giving me Isabel Marant vibes,” pointed out 333101. “But I’m pleased Liya is part of the cast!”

Forum member vetements also saw some hints of Isabel Marant. “Alberta Ferretti to me is just another pretty clothing brand that is wearable but this campaign is shot so beautifully it actually made me took notice, guess that’s how a successful campaign should be. It also gave me Isabel Marant vibes, I think probably those knee-high boots,” he said.

Perickles also showed Liya some love, writing, “Very nice! I love Liya Kebede’s shots, they look so retro and chic at the same time. Her hair and dark eyes are very intense.”

“Love Liya’s shot,” raved LustforFashion.

Alberta Ferretti F/W 2018.19 : Edie Campbell & Liya Kebede by David Sims

IMAGE: ALBERTAFERRETTI.COM

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Barack and Michelle Obama are raking in the cash, thanks to the influence of a former campaign supporter. The couple last week signed a creative production deal with Netflix that one entertainment-industry source said could be valued at more than $ 50 million. Ted Sarandos, a major campaign contributor for Obama and the streaming giant’s creative-content chief…
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Congo’s health minister says a nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the town in the country’s northwest where the outbreak began, as the country begins a vaccination campaign
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President Trump stands by his claims that his campaign was spied on by the FBI

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A Chinese State Bank Offered Dinner With Trump for $150,000. The Trump Campaign Was Not Amused

China’s second-largest state-owned bank offered wealthy clients the opportunity to have dinner with the American president for $ 150,000 a ticket, spurring a complaint from Donald Trump’s re-election campaign to the U.S. Department of Justice.

A branch of China Construction Bank Corp. invited high-net-worth clients willing to pay the ticket price to a May 31 dinner in Dallas, according to an invitation seen by Bloomberg News and confirmed with bank staff. Chinese participants would have the opportunity to communicate with U.S. “tycoons,” take photos with Trump and get his autograph, according to the invitation.

While Trump was expected to host a $ 50,000-a-head fund-raising dinner with the Republican National Committee in Dallas that night, it’s illegal for U.S. political campaigns to accept donations from foreign nationals or from corporations. That means only the Chinese bank’s customers with U.S. passports would be eligible to attend.

Officials with Trump’s campaign and the RNC said they had no knowledge of the Chinese bank’s advertisement before Bloomberg News asked about it. The campaign alerted U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ office about the solicitation, said a person familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified discussing a potential law enforcement matter.

Employees Marketed

China Construction Bank’s Shenzhen branch said organizers in China promoted the event to the branch and then some employees marketed it, adding that the outlet itself wasn’t involved. The bank will strengthen internal management and marketing oversight, it said in an emailed statement.

The bank earlier forwarded a statement from VVISA, a Shanghai-based travel agency, which said it assisted with other groups that initiated the offers to participate in the event.

The invitations were circulating in China even as Trump met with President Xi Jinping’s top economic envoy to discuss a resolution to the ongoing trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies. Some version of the solicitations included references to signs of progress in negotiations and ZTE Corp., the sanctioned Chinese telecommunications equipment maker promised a personal reprieve by Trump earlier this week.

Trade Frictions

As Sino-U.S. trade frictions have eased recently, Chinese businessmen including representatives from ZTE were invited to Dallas to attend President Trump’s dinner, and thus discuss cooperation and development with U.S. political and business elites,” the invitation said. The Shenzhen branch later reissued the invitation Thursday to remove references to trade friction and ZTE.

Notably, the tickets advertised by the Chinese flier were three times more expensive than those selling to U.S. donors for Trump’s Dallas event. The fund-raiser was previously reported by the Dallas Morning News, which obtained U.S. invitations to the event.

“We do not accept foreign donations of any kind,” a Trump campaign official said in a statement, declining to be identified by name. “Since it has been brought to our attention, we have notified the appropriate authority about this unauthorized flier.”

Client Treat

Construction Bank’s solicitation was confirmed by two people at the bank who said the dinner was a treat for private banking clients of the Shenzhen branch, and that they’ve already received some queries from private and state businessmen. The deadline for the registration is May 25 and applicants must hold U.S. visas and go through a background screening process to show they don’t have U.S. criminal records.

The Shenzhen branch acquired the tickets from VVISA, according to a person familiar with the matter. Both the bank and the travel agency earn commissions from the sales, said the person, who asked not to be named discussing internal bank business.

VVISA said the invitations were initiated by a U.S. foundation and a Chinese entrepreneurs group and assisted by VVISA, with no relation to Construction Bank. The event is still proceeding and VVISA is cooperating with many institutions, it said in the statement, adding that participants are paying on their own.

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Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Melania Trump’s ‘Be Best’ Campaign

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After 16 months, first lady Melania Trump finally unveiled her official platform at the White House’s Rose Garden on Monday.

Titled “Be Best,” the first lady’s program will focus on three key problem areas: cyberbullying, well-being, and combating opioid abuse. “As a mother and as first lady, it concerns me that in today’s fast-paced and ever-connected world, children can be less prepared to express or manage their emotions and oftentimes turn to forms of destructive or addictive behavior such as bullying, drug addiction, or even suicide,” she said.

Many saw irony in the first lady’s cyberbullying initiative, given how her husband, President Donald Trump, is one of the more prolific cyberbullies around. If that weren’t enough, the platform’s slogan, “Be Best,” sounded very similar to former first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah’s slogan for men to “Be Better.” (Melania, of course, has a history of lifting ideas from Michelle.)

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Senate Banking Chair Mike Crapo Set Up Campaign Shop in Scott Pruitt’s Lobbyist Pad

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The townhouse that served as a cut-rate rental pad for EPA administrator Scott Pruitt doubled as a veritable campaign headquarters for one of the most powerful chairman in the U.S. Senate.

Over the course of four years, Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) held 78 campaign-related events at 223 C Street N.E., according to a new filing with the Federal Election Commission. The condo, which is where Pruitt stayed while getting his bearings in Washington D.C., is owned by Vicki Hart, a prominent lobbyist with clients who had business before committees on which Crapo serves. Her husband, Stephen Hart, the now-ex chairman of the firm Williams & Jensen, had his own set of clients before a separate committee that Crapo chairs.

Crapo’s campaign said in a statement to The Daily Beast that they had reimbursed Hart for use of the townhouse in order to be in complete compliance with election law. And it stressed that, unlike Pruitt, the townhouse was never used for boarding purposes.

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R. Kelly Apologizes to Fans Amid #MuteRKelly Campaign: ‘I’ve Never Heard of a Show Being Canceled Because of Rumors’ [Video]

R. Kelly’s scheduled performance in Chicago on May 5 for the UIC Pavilion’s Pre-Mother’s Day Love Jam has been cancelled — thanks in part to the #MuteRKelly campaign.

On Sunday, R. Kelly took to social media to apologize to his fans for the cancellation.

“First of all, I want to apologize to all of my fans in Chicago, and basically all around the world wherever I’m performing at and they canceled me,” he said. “I don’t know why they canceled the show. I never heard of a show being canceled because of rumors, but I guess there’s a first time for everything. So I apologize to you guys and in the meantime, I’m going to try to get to the bottom line of it, you know, as far as my lawyers are concerned, and see exactly what happened and why I was canceled.”

The May 5 show would’ve been his first in Chicago since the ‘sex cult’ allegations were published last July.

A petition signed by 1,300 students at the University of Illinois in Chicago called for the cancellation of R. Kelly’s concert on May 5, citing “overwhelming public evidence of [Kelly’s] history of sexual misconduct.” The letter, co-written by Natalie Bennett of the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center at UIC, was to be sent to UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis upon reaching 1,500 signatures.

With Time’s Up joining the #MuteRKelly campaign, we expect several (if not all) of R. Kelly’s shows to be cancelled in the coming weeks.

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US, UK Accuse Russia-Backed Attackers of Hacking Routers in Espionage Campaign

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The U.S. and the U.K. say that Russian state-sponsored hackers have been exploiting a software vulnerability found in thousands of routers around the world in order to break into networks and steal data.

The alert, issued jointly by the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre and the U.S. FBI and Department of Homeland Security, warns that “cyber actors supported by the Russian government” broke into large numbers of routers and switches and used “compromised routers to conduct spoofing ‘man-in-the-middle’ attacks to support espionage, extract intellectual property, maintain persistent access to victim networks and potentially lay a foundation for future offensive operations.” The hacks were reportedly intended to “enable espionage and intellectual property that supports the Russian Federation’s national security and economic goals.”

The Department of Homeland Security says that the U.S. first received information from private companies and critical infrastructure partners about Russian exploitation of routers as early 2015. Those targeted by the campaign “are primarily government and private-sector organizations, critical infrastructure providers, and the Internet service providers.”

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Stacey Dash Quits Congressional Campaign

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Stacey Dash  announced that she’s given up her run for Congress.

Just weeks after she revealed her aspirations to become a U.S. congresswoman, the actress has changed her mind.

“After much prayer, introspection and discussions with my family, I am withdrawing my candidacy for California’s 44th Congressional District,” Stacey said in an email to CNN.

The former Fox News commentator explained that she began her congressional bid with the best of intentions.

“I started this run with the intention to address the pressing issues in the district where I live,” she added “I hoped, and remain hopeful, that I can assist people living here on the national level. My goal was, and remains, to improve the lives of people who have been forgotten for decades by the Democratic Party.”

Stacy was running to represent an area of California that includes cities like Compton, Watts, San Pedro, and North Long Beach. These areas have always leaned democratic. They have a long history of voting in democratic in congressional elections (they’re currently represented by Nannette Barragán), and 83% of the population there voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

However, Stacey has been a very vocal conservative republican, so we can’t imagine who would have voted for the Clueless star in California’s 44th district. It’s not exactly her base.

Stacey said that she’s choosing to lay down her campaign to focus on her family.

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Hender Scheme x adidas Originals Unveils Official Campaign Photos

Earlier this week, we gave a first look at the Hender Scheme x adidas Originals Spring/Summer 2018 models, which included premium leather recreations of the popular Superstar, NMD and Micropacer silhouettes. Today, the artisan Japanese label and the Three Stripes unveil the collection’s official campaign imagery, adding an extra dose of artistry to the deluxe collaboration.

This collection also sees Hender Scheme expand from its signature natural or all-black leather palette with the introduction of more colors and metallic hues. The NMD model maintains its recognizable design with blue and red midsole accents mimicking the EVA plugs, while the Micropacer gets dipped in metallic silver and adorned with pastel blue and red touches.

All pairs are masterfully made in Tokyo and produced in US sizes 5-11. The Hender Scheme x adidas Originals Spring/Summer 2018 collection will release in the US on March 16 at the following retailers:

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Bodega – Boston, MA
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Forty Five Ten – Dallas, TX
Idol – Brooklyn, NY
Kith – New York, NY
Mohawk General Store – Los Angeles, CA
Need Supply – Richmond, VA
Opening Ceremony – New York, NY
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Got a passion project you’ve been dying to get off the ground for years? Maybe you’ve considered crowdfunding through platforms like Indiegogo or Kickstarter but weren’t sure how to get started. Or perhaps you’ve tried crowdfunding but it didn’t turn out so hot. Lucky for you, the Ultimate Crowdfunding Bundle will help you finally light a fire under your campaign, and while it’s usually $ 495, right now it’s only $ 25.

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CoverGirl Features Black Model With Vitiligo In New Campaign

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Amy Deanna is making some serious history.

The Texas-native has become the first model with the skin condition vitiligo to be featured in a CoverGirl campaign. In the #IAmWhatIMakeup series, Amy conveys that for her, using foundation isn’t about masking herself from the world, but letting her unique beauty come through.

She recently told PEOPLE how proud she is to be able to speak out her skin condition in such a huge way.

“Vitiligo awareness is something that is very important to me. Being given a platform to do so means so much,” Amy stressed.

“At the end of the day I am just like everyone else, I just happen to have spots. It’s a part of my identity, but it doesn’t define who I am.”

The model also said she finds it heartbreaking knowing that so many people who have vitiligo don’t feel represented by most of the beauty ads.

“For there to be so many of us and so little representation, it’s truly disheartening,” she went on. ‘I work with CoverGirl; I’m a bBack woman; I have vitiligo. That is empowering.”

That, and Amy is excited to represent a change in what we regard as beautiful in society.

The fashion and beauty industry sometimes feels like a private party that only a select few get invited to. It’s very you can’t sit with us.’ To me, that is not progressive. We have to be more inclusive,” she explains.

“Diversity is important. Representation is important. Inclusivity is important—not just for people of different backgrounds and ethnicities, but also people of all sizes. That’s why I was so excited to partner with CoverGirl on this project. Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, etc. Let’s face it, together we are a mosaic—that in itself is beautiful. We should celebrate that.”

Take a look at Amy in action on Instagram:

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Amy is in good company at CoverGirl as she joined with other amazingly beautiful ambassadors including Queen Latifah, Issa Rae, Zendaya and Ayesha Curry.

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“ Plastic Straws Suck” Campaign – Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter Hops Onboard and Rises Above Plastic

WHEN: Now until Earth Day, April 22, 2018.

WHERE: San Diego, city wide + Bird’s Surf Shed: 1091 W Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110

WHAT: The Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter is announcing the launch of a movement in San Diego. With the launch of the Plastic Straws Campaign, Surfrider Foundation’s Rise Above Plastics & Ocean Friendly Restaurants program are moving towards the City of San Diego to pass an ordinance mandating “straws by request only” and eventually a “plastic straw ban” in service establishments. In order to accomplish this and generate awareness, we are launching a “PLASTIC STRAWS SUCK” CAMPAIGN.

VISUALS: We are calling all hands on deck to inspire volunteer participation, educate consumers to take the pledge: No Straw Pledge (Click Here) and enroll organizations service establishments to only offer straws by request or better yet only offer paper straws if at all.

  • Current Ocean Friendly Restaurants will take the pledge to offer straws by request only and remove plastic straws from their restaurant. Surfrider has negotiated 50% off paper straws which equalizes the cost of plastic straws and paper.

  • New Ocean Friendly Restaurants will be registered into the program. 2018 goal of total Ocean Friendly Restaurants is 200 to have our 2nd celebration party: 200 Strong Ocean Friendly Restaurants.

    • Ocean Friendly Restaurant Blitz’s where volunteers will rally together to visit restaurants, talk to their owners about the campaign and get them to TAKE THE PLEDGE.

  • Speaking at local events and venues to share the campaign and initiative with the community.

  • Movie Screening of ‘Straws’ documentary April 6 2018 at Bird’s Surf Shed. The community will come together for the FUN: movie, beer, music with a purpose, and a panel discussion.

In response to increased plastic waste on beaches and in oceans, the Surfrider Foundation is launching plastic straw reduction/elimination campaigns around the world.


Surfrider’s Rise Above Plastics & Ocean Friendly Restaurants programs will continue the policy campaign until either  a “Straws Upon Request” ordinance or a “Plastic Straw Ban” is passed in the City of San Diego. Pledging restaurants will be entered to win a $ 1500 value Dreamshow Virtual Reality shoot of their restaurant.


WHY “PLASTIC STRAWS SUCK”?
–Straws are single use plastic made from petroleum
–500 million straws are used every day in the U.S which is enough straws to wrap around the Earth 2.5     times every day.
–Straws are rarely recycled or straw recycling is unavailable
–Straws are one of the most common items found during beach clean-ups
–Many customers do not want a straw, so why waste one?

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Gigi and Bella’s Cousin Lands an Unretouched Lingerie Campaign for DD+ Sizes

In Hollywood, modeling is a family business. Ashley Graham’s mom recently made her swimsuit campaign debut, and now Gigi and Bella Hadid’s cousin is a bonafide lingerie model. Joann van den Herik, who is the daughter of Yolanda Hadid’s brother, just took to Instagram to announce an exciting new project. UK retailer Debenhams tapped her to star in its newest campaign for Gorgeous, a line of lingerie for DD+ sizes

In the images, van den Herik shows off pretty bras and one-pieces that are perfect for women with fuller busts, but it gets even better: “My body wasn’t airbrushed or photoshopped in any way!!” she captioned her Instagram post. Who needs touch-ups when you look this good? Read on to see the beautiful campaign images. 

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Rep. Jeanne Ives’ Campaign Ad Ignites Bipartisan Ire

A new ad by Republican state Rep. Jeanne Ives, who is challenging Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner in the primary, has become controversial. Leaders from both Republican and Democratic parties are calling on Ives to pull the ad that has been denounced as anti-immigrant, racist, sexist and transphobic. An introductory television ad that Ives released at the weekend defines her as the conservative r
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This Extreme Ballot Measure Campaign Shows The True Intentions of the Anti-Abortion Movement

In the state of California—at roughly the same time lawmakers are voting on a bill that could make abortion accessible on college campuses—anti-abortion activists are working to put a sweeping measure on the November 2018 ballot classifying all abortions, without exception, as first-degree murder. The far-reaching law would also ban certain types of birth control, medical research and in-vitro fertilization—and criminalize not only women, but medical professionals and researchers.

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It’s highly unlikely the measure will make it to the ballot—and even if it did, and managed to win a majority of voter support, such a ban would undeniably violate the Constitution and the Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade. The dystopic policy, however, shows that anti-abortion groups and individuals have long been laying a framework for total and complete abortion bans in the U.S.

At a time when the Vice-President has said Roe belongs “on the ash heaps” of history and the President once advocated for “punishing” women who have abortions, seemingly less dramatic anti-abortion measures are already being put into place across the country at record levels. 25 percent of all restrictions on abortion since Roe were enacted between 2011 and 2016. Some states have tried to decimate abortion access not by making the procedure illegal, but by building so many barriers around it that it’s inaccessible; TRAP laws regulating clinics into extinction have popped up across the country, inspired by the now-struck-down HB2, an omnibus anti-abortion bill that shuttered over half of Texas’ clinics. In other states, most recently Ohio and Arkansas, lawmakers have attempted implement bans on abortion at different stages and under varying circumstances, justifying them with convoluted and inaccurate claims that they are trying to “protect women.” At the national level, such bans are also bandied about in Congress.

It’s well-noted by researchers that restrictions on abortion don’t stop it from happening—and only burden, shame and endanger women who will likely go on to have the procedure anyway. (That the United States has the highest maternal mortality rate in the industrialized world, with higher rates in states with more restrictions on abortion, speaks for itself about the consequences of limited abortion access on women’s health.) There’s little reason to believe that an outright abortion ban would have different implications—which is why, however slated for failure California’s potential ballot measure ultimately is, it serves as a stark reminder of how tenuous abortion rights remain.

An all-out abortion ban is the ultimate intent and end-game of the anti-abortion movement. Half-attempts and deceitful regulations are just fluff and showmanship meant to disguise and hide it.

But while anti-abortion forces in the U.S. remain determined to attack women’s rights, activists are just as determined to fight back—and they stand on the side of most Americans. “The majority of Americans stand on the side of abortion access, and seven in 10 Americans believe abortion should remain legal and accessible,” NARAL Pro-Choice America Senior Vice President Sasha Bruce reminded Congressional lawmakers just last year. “That’s not just a majority, that’s consensus, and we will keep mobilizing and organizing to ensure that all women can make decisions about their lives, bodies, and futures.”

Kylie Cheung is an editorial intern at Ms.

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The Daily Show just stepped up its campaign to win one of President Donald Trump’s coveted “MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR.”

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Sadiq Khan has launched a major new equality campaign #BehindEveryGreatCity

Sadiq Khan speaks to Marie Claire about #BehindEveryGreatCity, a major new campaign for gender equality across London

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced his major new gender equality campaign #BehindEveryGreatCity at Platanos College in Clapham Road

‘We’re going to drive forward to make our city the best place in the world to be a girl and to be a woman,’ Sadiq Khan told us after the announcement of his new #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign to champion gender equality across the capital.

The campaign coincides with the anniversary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which gave some women the vote, and celebrates the fact that ‘Behind Every Great City is equality, opportunity and progress.’

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will use this centenary year to work with London’s many leading industries – from culture, to business, to education –  to support the continuing success of women and to push for greater gender equality for women from all backgrounds across the city.

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The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced his major new gender equality campaign #BehindEveryGreatCity at Platanos College in Clapham Road. Photographer: Caroline Teo. Copyright notice to Greater London Authority

Here are our top take-homes from Sadiq Khan’s announcement this morning:

Parliament Square’s first statue of a woman

The first-ever (!) monument of a woman to stand within the central London location will be unveiled next year. Following Caroline Criado-Perez’s successful campaign – whose efforts also saw Jane Austen appear on the new £10 notes –  a statue of suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett (created by Turner Prize-wining artist Gillian Wearing) will be able to call Parliament Square home from next year.

Women’s art is coming to the London Underground

Art on the Underground, Transport for London’s public art programme, has commissioned a year-long programme of works from an international selection of exclusively women artists to mark the momentous year. There are almost six million journeys on the London Underground each day and women artists are being brought to the forefront of Art on the Underground, which Khan calls ‘probably the world’s biggest public art gallery.’

Sadiq Khan on the gender pay gap

Recent data from the Office of National Statistics showed that in 20 years, the gender pay gap has gone down by only half a percent. In the words of Sadiq Khan: ‘There’s no excuse for there to be a gender pay gap’. Following their first ever gender pay audit, City Hall is implementing plans to reduce the gender pay gap, with initiatives such as training senior managers to ensure recruitment processes are as fair as possible, offering mentoring and increasing the availability of part-time and flexible working options.

Including men in the gender equality conversation

Gender equality is not just for girls. Sadiq Khan said, ‘I passionately believe this can’t just be a fight for girls and women, it’s got to be all of us that join the fight.’ He went on, ‘We need to have more boys and men getting it and understanding why it’s important. Not just because they happen to be the fathers of daughters or because they’ve got sisters they care about, because we’re going to benefit as a society if woman have gender equality.’

Sadiq Khan reveals his female inspirations

We learnt who Sadiq Khan thinks is London’s greatest woman: his mum. He told us, ‘She raised eight children, seven boys and a girl, twenty-three grandchildren and in our family, we did the hoovering, the cooking, the ironing – there was no issue about gender stereotypes and she’s still going strong. She’s the matriarch of the family.’

He went on to talk about his other choice, Doreen Lawrence (campaigner and mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence). ‘In my lifetime, I’ve seen a Londoner, who’s a woman, change the narrative around ethnicity, change the law, be a formidable fighter for this issue and she’s still working really hard at the House of Lords.’

Words by Victoria Fell

 

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Report: FBI Warned Trump Russians May Infiltrate His Campaign in 2016

FBI officials warned Donald Trump that Russians might try to infiltrate his presidential campaign shortly after he became the Republican nominee last year, NBC News reports, citing government officials. Both Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton were given a high-level counterintelligence briefing by top FBI officials, who told them foreign adversaries, including Russia, were likely to spy on and try to influence their campaigns, according to the report. They were both advised to notify the FBI about any suspicious proposals to their campaigns. Trump was reportedly “briefed and warned” about threats from Russia in particular. At the time of the briefing, the FBI was already aware of contacts between Trump’s campaign and Russia, and at least seven Trump campaign officials had communicated with Russians or figures linked to Russia—though these interactions were apparently not reported to the FBI.

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An executive at Russian social-media giant Vkontakte reached out to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 with an offer to launch a page to win Trump support among Russian Americans and Russians, The Washington Post reports. Konstantin Sidorkov, VK’s director of partnership marketing, told Donald Trump Jr. and social-media director Dan Scavino that Trump’s presence on the platform would be “top news in Russia” in an email sent days before the November 2016 election, according to the report. The overture was reportedly brokered by none other than British music promoter Rob Goldstone, who had also asked Trump Jr. to meet with a Kremlin-connected lawyer ahead of the presidential election. Trump Jr. said he could not recall VK’s offer ever receiving further discussion after he first forwarded the pitch to Scavino, according to the report. Scavino had initially responded enthusiastically, but it wasn’t clear from the emails whether Trump’s campaign ever followed up. “Please feel free to send me whatever you have,” Scavino wrote to Goldstone after the suggestion was first made in January 2016. “Thank you so much for looking out for Mr. Trump and his presidential campaign,” he was quoted as saying.

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Professor Denies Evidence He Shopped Kremlin ‘Dirt’ on Hillary to Trump Campaign

There probably aren’t that many citizens of Mediterranean countries who are also professors of diplomacy in London possessing ties to well-connected Russians. Fewer still have been colleagues of George Papadopolous, the former Donald Trump foreign-policy adviser whom has now flipped into a cooperating witness for special prosecutor Robert Mueller.

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‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ Producer Reveals the Pillars of Singleplayer Campaign

Star Wars Battlefront II is a herculean, three-studio effort from EA to not repeat the mistakes of the first game. There’s a singleplayer campaign now. Multiplayer actually has objectives. And the microtransacitons are… Well. Two steps forward, one step back?

We sat down with Motive Studios producer David Robillard, who went through the “pillars” of the Battlefront II experience. They are quite simply the ability to play as:

  • Troopers
  • Vehicles
  • Heroes

Three different studios have come together to make that possible. DICE, best known for the Battlefield series, has done the multiplayer. Criterion, modern warden of the Need for Speed franchise, has done the vehicle sections. Motive Studios is behind the singleplayer campaign.

There are rare departures from those pillars. One of the first missions (and consequently, one of the things you’ll see most of on the internet pre-release) involves controlling a tactical droid. Robillard was very clear that this is a “one-off.”

So you can expect almost all gameplay to fit into those three categories: Either controlling a trooper, or a ship, or a hero.

From our brief time with the game, controlling a trooper was still every bit a power fantasy as controlling a force-user. As he mentions, you’re Iden Versio of Inferno Squad. The weapons and abilities at your disposal will see you mowing down rebel scum as if it’s easy.

Criterion handled the vehicles for both the multiplayer and singleplayer portions of the game. While the walkers will still have been Motive Studios, the space battle sequences or atmospheric aerial dogfights will have been Criterion.

Robillard mentions one of the things he’s proudest of is how they were able to transition between on-foot combat and aerial vehicle battles seamlessly. It’s the type of thing no one notices, but it’s actually quite nice.

Right at the end Robillard talks about how playing either singleplayer or multiplayer will prepare you for the other, and we can confirm that the singleplayer campaign will allow you to collect and craft things you can use for Star Cards in multiplayer.

As we saw from the multiplayer beta, those Star Cards are a big deal, with bonuses like “+30% Health.” It’s nothing to sneeze at — even if the implementation of such bonuses isn’t the best.

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President Donald Trump has come under intense scrutiny over the last few months—and Twitter is having a field day with it.

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Eva Longoria, Robert De Niro and Many More Celebs Join Campaign for Mexico Earthquake Relief

Among the devastating natural disasters that have struck several countries around the world in the previous weeks, the powerful 7.1 earthquake that hit Mexico was one of the most destructive in the country’s history. The earthquake toppled hundreds of buildings, destroyed streets and killed more than 200 people including 21 schoolchildren.

As the Mexican cities affected by the earthquake rebuild from the devastation, director Alfonso Cuarón—the man behind Gravity and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban—hasn’t forgotten about his home country. With the help of his celebrity friends like Eva Longoria, Mark Ruffalo, Naomi Watts and Robert De Niro among others, Cuarón has announced an initiative titled “Mexico Rises” to help raise funds for Mexico.

“The devastating earthquakes in Mexico have elicited a deeply moving response from the Mexican people. In the history of our community, we have never been so informed, united and connected as we are right now,” said the director. “Citizens have taken this matter into their own hands and have selflessly and tirelessly worked together to come to the aid of their neighbors. Following their inspiring lead, I’m compelled to take action and join them to help begin the reconstruction of our beautiful country as it starts to recover from these tragic events.”

The video for the multi-platform campaign starts with a few clips of when the earthquake struck then goes into celebrities sending moving messages in support of Mexico then asking viewers to visit the donation page.

For those interested in learning more or contributing, visit GlobalGiving.org/MexicoRises. All donations will exclusively support earthquake recovery efforts. And be sure to support the initiative with the hashtag #MexicoRises.


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Black Female-Led Startup Jetpack Takes off With Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

Jetpack CEO and Founder Fatima Dicko

Providing consumer products to customers anytime they need, Jetpack is a “last mile,” on-demand service with delivery times often less than 15 minutes.

Jetpack is one of several black-owned companies currently running equity crowdfunding campaigns. Equity crowdfunding allows anyone to invest as little as $ 50 in early-stage companies, a privilege previously reserved for wealthy, “accredited investors.”

Goldman Sachs estimates that equity crowdfunding has the potential to be a $ 1.2 trillion industry. For diverse founders, equity crowdfunding can be a game changer for companies seeking investment. Moreover, it’s a wealth-building opportunity for investors previously restricted from investing in startups.

Brandon Andrews sat down with Jetpack founder and CEO Fatima Dicko to discuss her business and the new opportunity presented by equity crowdfunding.

 

Brandon Andrews: Tell us about Jetpack. How did you develop the concept, and what problem does it solve for customers?   

Fatima Dicko:  Jetpack is a peer-to-peer delivery platform that brings you the products you need in less than 15 minutes. There are a lot of moments when college students need certain products right away and stores are either too far and/or closed, or students just don’t have the time or energy to travel. Traditional delivery platforms take too long because students and professionals are located in buildings or on campuses not easily accessible to the public. Whether a student is studying in the library and needs an energy boost or in between classes and forgot a charger, having the right product right away can change the entire day.

I started noticing that students on Stanford’s campus were using email listservs to blast people within their dorm for products they either forgot or didn’t have and needed right away.  That paved the way to our solution: Jetpack! We pre-stock students with the most important items inside cool backpacks, and then we use technology to connect people who need things with the student Jetpackers who have them. We pay Jetpackers to distribute the products.

 

Jetpack Backpack with Products
(Jetpack Backpack with products. Image: Jetpack)

 

Andrews: How is equity crowdfunding helping Jetpack take off? Why was this the right funding opportunity for your business?

Dicko: Equity crowdfunding is helping Jetpack take off (promise there’s no pun intended) by allowing people who would actually use the product to invest in our company. Prior to new laws and regulations passed by the Obama administration and the SEC, only accredited investors could invest in startups. In the United States, to be considered an accredited investor, one must have a net worth of at least $ 1 million (excluding the value of one’s primary residence) or have an income of at least $ 200,000 each year for the last two years. With new regulations, now everyone can invest in privately held companies through equity crowdfunding.

Equity crowdfunding can be really transformative for businesses where the target consumer is likely outside the definition of an accredited investor. So, for us, it was important that we find a way to gain financial support from consumers actually interacting with our product-college students.

 

Andrews: What should entrepreneurs consider before raising money through equity crowdfunding?

Dicko: While there are many benefits to equity crowdfunding, there are also a lot of things to consider beforehand. First, it’s important to note that in order to raise money, you’ll have to verify your financials on the [equity crowdfunding] platform. This [financial] information will be available to anyone who would like to see it. If you aren’t interested in sharing the financial history of your company with the public, equity crowdfunding probably wouldn’t be best. Similarly, if there are proprietary elements of your business you haven’t yet protected, you probably wouldn’t be too interested in launching a public campaign.

Finally, there’s also a time commitment required to manage the campaign. When launching an equity crowdfunding campaign, it’s important that the company can afford to manage it. I recommend considering whether or not your company is in a phase where the team can allocate time and energy to raise capital through a campaign without sacrificing the growth of the business.

There’s always an inflection point where the momentum is steady. That inflection point happens at different times. Prior to reaching that, we spent one to two hours a day answering questions and running the campaign.

 

Andrews: You are currently running an equity crowdfunding campaign on Republic. How did you prepare your business for the campaign? 

Dicko: We had to make sure we put together material that would fully articulate the potential of our business to the everyday person within one to two minutes of visiting our campaign page. Although we understand the ins and outs of our business, we had to take a step back and remember that everyone else may not. This involved creating a short video, powerful visuals, and important metrics that potential investors can understand. It’s really important to invest a lot of time during this phase so that you can focus on managing the campaign once it’s launched.

The equity crowdfunding platform we chose-Republic-offered to help with creating the collateral for our campaign, but I wanted to manage the design process. This took additional time, but was worth it.

 

Jetpack Mobile App
(Jetpack Mobile App. Image: Jetpack)

 

Andrews: How have you successfully maintained momentum during your campaign? How much work does maintaining the campaign require?  

Dicko: I wish I could say we just watched the money flow in after the launch.  There’s a massive chunk of time you’ll have to spend spreading the word about the campaign, answering all the questions from potential investors, and sharing updates on your company’s progress throughout the campaign. The rewarding part is that you end up playing a volume game and can convert people much faster when the minimum investment amount is relatively low.

 

Andrews: You reached your campaign minimum fairly quickly. Congrats! What’s next for your campaign?

Dicko: We just increased the maximum amount we can raise and extended the length of the campaign. We have about a month left to continue raising money on the [equity crowdfunding] platform. We are also using the traction from the equity crowdfunding campaign to successfully pitch institutional investors. We’ll continue to share updates about our progress over the next month!

 

Andrews: Fundraising is hard. Fundraising for diverse founders is harder. What impact do you think equity crowdfunding will have on access to capital for diverse founders?

Dicko: I believe this fundraising method will democratize how capital is deployed to underrepresented entrepreneurs. As many already know, the current VC system is very broken. As a Black, female founder, I want to show other minority founders that traditional VC capital is not the only way to grow an early-stage business. With equity-based fundraising platforms only in their infancy stages, it’s an exciting time for people from all walks of life to invest in the people and ideas in which they believe. There’s never been more opportunity for African Americans to invest in people who look like them.

 

Andrews: Looking back, is there anything you would do differently with your campaign?

Dicko: Initially, we set the maximum amount of money we could raise as $ 107,000. There are extra financial-verification steps necessary to increase that amount to $ 1 million. Toward the initial end of the campaign, we were on track to raise more than $ 107,000, so we increased the limit. In making changes to our campaign, we were required to update our financial information reflecting the change and notify our investors to reconfirm their investment. This can be a be a tedious process, so it’s best to make sure you plan accordingly and set the maximum amount you can raise high if you: 1. believe you realistically can raise over a certain amount, and 2. can afford the time and resources to do so. It wasn’t the worst problem to have but still required time.

 

Andrews: What’s next for Jetpack? How do you plan to grow the business over the next year?

Dicko: We’re super excited to be introducing our product to multiple campuses this fall. We’ve also revamped our tech to allow students to place orders within seconds with a text message. The next year will involve gaining new users across different regions, learning which products work best on different campuses, and eventually opening up our platform to allow the exchange of people’s own personal items and products in addition to the products we provide.

 

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