Gabrielle Union Honors ‘Black Panther’ Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter

On Saturday night, the newly launched Black Design Collective (which aims to remove inequality in the fashion industry with resources such as mentorship and an e-commerce platform) officially set its plans in motion with a fete that presented its first scholarship and honored costume designer Ruth E. Carter for her work on “Black Panther.”
Among those who flocked to the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles to help founders Angela Dean, Kevan Hall and TJ Walker celebrate the Carter’s breadth of work (which includes more than 50 films in a 30-year timespan) were actresses Loretta Devine, Gabrielle Union, Malinda Williams, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, models Roshumba Williams and Beverly Johnson, celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart, as well as designer Tina Knowles-Lawson.
Taking the stage in a sparkling magenta suit by African-American designer Christopher John Rogers, Union, who worked with Carter on the TV series “Being Mary Jane,” noted, “Every fitting I’ve ever had with Ruth was in her home. She welcomes us in. She makes us feel protected. She literally gives us wings so we can all fly. Who really is doing that? She made Mary Jane a fashion icon. That wasn’t me, Mary Jane would have been in some basketball

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Community Partners Award Honors Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Community Partners recently presented an Albert R. Rodriguez Civic Legacy Honor in Los Angeles to Kaiser Permanente Southern California in recognition of its strong partnership and community health work with the organization. Inspired by Community Partners’ late co-founder, the award acknowledges spirited dedication to ethical integrity, public accountability, and fiscal prudence.

Community Partners offers expert guidance and essential services to help launch and grow creative solutions to community challenges in Southern California. Kaiser Permanente has proudly collaborated with the nonprofit for the past decade on various projects, including:

Roberta Tinajero, community health manager, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, accepted the award for Kaiser Permanente at Community Partners’ annual holiday event in December 2018. Tinajero praised the support and guidance of Community Partners’ staff, emphasizing that “Community Partners has taught us what true resident and youth involvement is all about.”

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Green Book’ take top honors at the annual awards show

Will Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga and “A Star is Born” cement their status as Oscar front-runners? Can “Black Panther,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Mary Poppins Returns” or “Crazy Rich Asians” pull a surprise? – RSS Channel – HP Hero

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Virginie Morgon Makes French New Year’s Honors Roll

PARIS — Virginie Morgon, chief executive officer of Paris-based investment firm Eurazeo, was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian decoration, on New Year’s Day.
With a portfolio of roughly 15 billion euros in assets under management, of which 9 billion euros is from third parties, Eurazeo is a shareholder in Moncler, Farfetch, Vestiaire Collective, Nest Fragrances and Pat McGrath Labs, among others.
Others associated with the fashion and retail worlds who were promoted to Knight of the Legion of Honor in the annual list included Jean-Luc Déchery, owner and ceo of leather-goods brand Camille Fournet, and Franck François, founder of hair salon chain Vog.

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Christopher Bailey, Twiggy Among Fashion Names in Queen’s New Year Honors List

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Queen Elizabeth II has handed honors to a clutch of names in the arts and fashion worlds as part of her New Year’s Honors List 2019. Honorees will receive their awards at Buckingham Palace at various times over the next few months.
Christopher Bailey is among this year’s honorees. Bailey, who served as Burberry’s president and chief creative officer until March, and who had previously been chief executive officer, will receive a CBE, or Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, for his work at the British brand.
This is Bailey’s second royal accolade: He already holds an MBE, or Master of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, which he received in 2009.
Twiggy has also been recognized by the British monarch. The model and Andy Warhol muse whose pixie cut defined the fashion of the Sixties, will be named Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.


Daphne Selfe, Britain’s oldest working model at 90 years old, is being honored for creating opportunities for older women in the modeling industry. She will receive a British

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McLaren Honors Ayrton Senna’s 30th Anniversary Win With ‘Beco’ P1 GTR

McLaren Special Operations (or MSO for short) reveals its latest creation: the P1 GTR Ayrton Senna edition.

The 30th Anniversary commemorative supercar — known as ‘Beco,’ or the nickname for the driver given to him by his parents — is labeled and dedicated to Brazilian racing legend Ayrton Senna, who dominated Formula 1 in the late 80s and early 90s before tragically passing on March 4, 1994 in an accident at Imola, Italy. The P1 GTR thus tributes the driver by adopting the color scheme of Senna’s F1 racecar — red and white throughout, mimicking that of his Marlboro sponsored MP4/4 at the time.

Besides the livery, the P1 GTR features upgraded aerodynamics to the standard vehicle in the form of a new front splitter, barge boards and gurney flaps, and modified endplates to the race wing at the rear. These modifications total around 800kg of downforce to the already-grippy track car.

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Kaiser Permanente Honors Employee Volunteerism With $10,000 Donation

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is donating $ 10,000 to Breastfeeding Hawaii in recognition of the outstanding volunteer efforts of Jane Gallagher Felix, APRN, a registered nurse in the obstetrics-gynecology department at Kaiser Permanente Koolau Medical Office. Felix is the second of six employees to be recognized for her volunteer service with the opportunity to donate $ 10,000 to a nonprofit of her choice, in celebration of Kaiser Permanente’s 60th anniversary in Hawaii.

“Jane has gone above and beyond in her commitment to supporting the health of mothers and babies across Hawaii, and we’re proud to honor her volunteer service with this donation,” said Dave Underriner, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Hawaii Region. “Kaiser Permanente Hawaii believes in giving back to the communities we serve, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to celebrate our 60th anniversary by recognizing our passionate and dedicated employees.”

Felix has chosen to direct her donation to Breastfeeding Hawaii, a nonprofit with a mission to improve the health of women and children through breastfeeding education and support. Breastfeeding Hawaii is the state affiliate of the United States Breastfeeding Committee, a national public health coalition. A longtime board member and current board secretary, Felix is involved with educational program development, research, strategy, outreach and community events for the organization. She volunteers her time to educate expecting parents at events such as the Baby Expo, meets with pediatricians and partners to discuss education efforts and is part of a team that is working to organize a donor breast milk bank in Hawaii.

Kaiser Permanente has a long history of giving back to Hawaii’s communities, supporting local nonprofits, schools and government initiatives through grants, sponsorships and volunteerism. From 2013 to 2017, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii contributed $ 3.4 million in grant funding to community organizations, government agencies and partners to promote health statewide. Every year, the organization brings together thousands of employees and their family members to participate in volunteer projects, including environmental restoration for Kaiser Permanente’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, campus beautification at Hawaii schools, and health screenings at the Special Olympics and other community events.

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Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to:

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Film News Roundup: Palm Springs Film Festival Honors ‘Green Book’ With Vanguard Award

In today’s film news roundup, “Green Book” gets a festival honor, the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild names lifetime achievement winners, and indies “Tyger Tyger” and “Sons of the Cross” are heading into production. HONORS The Palm Springs International Film Festival will present the drama “Green Book” with the Vanguard Award at its annual […]