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What You Wear on Social Media Matters: An Expert’s Advice

While over the years there has been plenty of notable advice for dressing for success (I even have an entire chapter dedicated to it in my book Lucky Code), I have not seen the distinction made specifically for posts on social media. Times are changing swiftly, however, and what we wear online not only matters but needs to be brought to the forefront of our minds. It’s time to ask ourselves if our Instagram clothing choices are working for or against us.

Why What You Wear On Social Media Matters 

Unlike the brief moment when you make a quick run to the grocery store in wrinkled attire coupled with a hoodie and shades hoping to hide from the world, social media wardrobe choices are etched into the minds of viewers. Even if removed shortly after posting, there is a chance that a screenshot was taken, solidifying the moment in history. Employers, potential clients, contractors, romantic interests, and other concerned parties usually seek to view your social media pages in the first instance, prior to meeting you in person or giving you a call to organize an important meeting. In a brief moment of scrolling through your page, viewers have obtained a solid impression of who you are and what they believe you represent.

Ultimately, how we are presenting ourselves online could be the deciding factor for whether or not an opportunity comes to fruition. You see, what we wear speaks for us in moments that we cannot. We live in a world where everything is instantaneous, including someone’s opinion of us, before even formally meeting. Successful millennials get this and ensure that they dress the part both off and online. If we do not value our appearance, the unfortunate reality is that we are often devalued by society. We cannot speak to every single person that we cross paths with in daily life (or on the interwebs), because of this, we must make a conscious effort to present the best version of ourselves whenever we can.

Of course, with the aforementioned, this does not mean you shouldn’t be authentic in your social media interactions. Be real, but do it while highlighting your personal style in the best light.

Meet The Expert

To solidify my point as well as get some helpful tips, I sought the advice of a trusted style expert, Perri Furbert. Furbert is an award-winning fashion icon, published art director, wardrobe stylist, “Halfway Bougie Podcast” co-host and designer behind Gold, The Label. Furbert’s marketing degree helps her to knit business principles with a unique style, which has afforded her multiple speaking engagements as well as her sought-after style advice.

When I asked if she believes millennials, and people in general, should be more aware of their clothing selection online, and what it says about them, Furbert replied:

“Most definitely! Your wardrobe is a form of non-verbal communication and usually acts as a deciding interaction factor. People will, unfortunately, judge you based on what they see. It’s very important to express what you want to say to the world in your apparel.”

This is brilliant advice. While most people tend to take clothing choices more seriously as it relates to business settings, it’s important to represent who you are as an individual at all times. In Furbert’s opinion, shoe choices say a lot about a person’s character. “I believe shoes anchor a look and tie it all together. Flashy shoes and shabby shoes speak volumes of a personality before you even engage.”

Now What?

Now that you know just how important it is that you put your best foot forward online, here are three simple things to consider:

1) Get Clear on Your Personal Style

Furbert suggests doing what feels right for you. “Personal style is just that—personal. It’s a self-expression of what you want to say to the world about you. Far too often people confuse style with fashion and what’s trendy. Style is what others can especially tie to you and your character. Usually, when you wear what you personally love, your confidence is piqued.”  Confidence can make or break an interaction, so I was all ears. She went on to say, “Be yourself at all times. It’ll reflect in your clothing and what you deem as post-worthy. You won’t have to fumble to explain why you’ve posted what you’ve posted if you’re true to yourself. Have fun with it and remember there are no rules to personal style.”

2) You needn’t max out your budget to look great.

When I asked Furbert for a tip for individuals without a huge budget to spend on wardrobe she suggested investing in staple pieces.

“Staple wardrobe items are inclusive of crisp white collared shirts; a good pair of jeans, that can be worn in any setting; quality T-shirts, which can, again, be dressed up or down depending on the setting; and a well-fitting blazer. All four of these items can be worn in professional settings as well as casual. One keyword to note is “invest.” Purchasing fast fashion is very convenient but many times the items can’t weather many years. If you budget correctly, you can buy quality items that are timeless, which ultimately saves you more in the long run.”

3) Post with Intention

Remember that what you put up online will be there for quite some time. Ensure that it is the best representation of you. While, at first, this may take some getting used to, once you make it a habit to thoughtfully post, it will become second nature.

Furbert is now a pro at this, stating that she puts very little thought into posting as it’s a lifestyle for her. She did, however, advise that people should be intentional about what they post, adding that it’s important to be able to stand by your posted clothing choices in any scenario, be it business or social.

I believe once you get the hang of your personal style and message you’d like to share with the world, it’s much easier. Furbert notes, “I think very little thought has to go into it if you’re being authentic.”

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Nicki Minaj has been a hot topic during New York Fashion Week.
According to social media analytics firm Talkwalker, the rapper has been the most talked about celebrity on social media, by a large margin — she clocks in at over 66,000 mentions, while Michael Kors follows behind at over 7,000. Ralph Lauren at over 6,000, and Tom Ford at nearly 5,000. While Minaj has been making the NYFW rounds, sitting front row at shows such as Opening Ceremony and Monse and attending parties for the Daily Front Row awards and IMG’s fashion week kick-off party, she really has Harper’s Bazaar Icons party to thank for the uptick. Her much buzzed-about altercation with Cardi B at the Plaza Hotel Friday night was the top trending topic at NYFW on social media over the weekend, with their fight garnering more than 400,000 engagements.
All in all, there have been over 300,000 posts for NYFW in the past week. And with several more days to go, only time will tell if Minaj comes out of the week on top.

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Colin Kaepernick Ad Pushes Nike Social Media Brand Mentions Up 135%

Nike’s stock may be down, but its social media impressions are drastically up following the launch of its new ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, one of the most polarizing athletes in sports.

The billion-dollar athletic apparel company marked the 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” campaign with a new ad on Monday that pictures a close-up of Kaepernick with the words “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” The former NFL quarterback has not played professional football since he was signed with the San Francisco 49er in 2016 and began kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial injustice. The #TakeAKnee protest has triggered both an outpour of support and a firestorm of backlash from critics like President Donald Trump, who call the protest unpatriotic and disrespectful toward the American flag and military servicemen and servicewomen.

Rather than remaining neutral in the heated debate, Nike placed the 30-year-old athlete at the center of a major campaign, sparking an emotional fray on social media. Critics vowed not to purchase Nike products using hashtags like #NikeBoycott and #JustDont. Others went as far as to burn or cut their swoosh-branded clothes and sneakers.

According to social media analytics firm Talkwaker, there have been more than 2.7 million mentions of Nike and counting since Monday. That’s a 1,400% increase compared to the previous day. Plus, Nike brand mentions increased by 135% compared to last week.

Top social posts include a tweet from Serena Williams, who is also part of Nike’s new campaign. The post has garnered more than 178,000 engagements—a mix of likes and retweets, Talkwalker reported.

Los Angeles Laker Kyle Kuzma also showed support for Kaepernick in a Tweet that received more than 43,000 engagements.


In addition, sports reporter Jemele Hill posted a tweet championing Nike’s decision to feature Kaepernick in their campaign that went viral with 76,000 engagements.

On the other hand, many tweets critical of Nike’s campaign and/or calling for a boycott also went viral, including a post from @BridgetPhetasy that received 57K engagements.

A post from @CharlieKirk with 46K engagements reads:

Likewise, a tweet from country music star John Rich received 40,000 engagements.

Meanwhile, shares of Nike Inc., NKE, -2.68%, dropped about 3.0% in midday trade on Tuesday. Nevertheless, Oppenheimer analyst Brian Nagel said the backlash Nike is experiencing won’t last long. “No doubt, [Nike’s] decision to feature Kaepernick prominently in its latest marking effort will spur significant debate among those in athletic circles and more broadly,” Nagel said, according to MarketWatch. “Over time, for [Nike], we think the power of the messaging from this new broader campaign is apt to overshadow any potential backlash, near term, in our view.”

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The President launches fresh attacks on his Attorney General, the Russia probe and the media to kickstart a week that could shape the US for decades

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Trump Labels Media, Books The “Enemy Of The People”

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Major Keys: How to Leverage Social Media for Professional Development

Over the past week, the National Urban League held their annual conference, this year uniquely titled, “Save Our Cities, Powering the Digital Revolution.” There were lots of conversations taking place including, “Driving an Inclusive Economic Strategy” to “Black Women United: Learning Where the Real Power Lies.” The panel that I sat on was “Social Hustle: How to Leverage Technology for Professional Development.”

In case you missed it, here are some questions you should ask yourself in order to make the most of your social media presence:

When thinking about your online profile professionally, think about it holistically. What does your entire social media presence represent? If I view your profile across the board on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram am I going to get the same feel for who you are or will you exude something totally different on each platform?

Are you being consistent across all platforms? If you post a theme on Monday, have you committed to posting that theme every Monday or do you get sidetracked and post it on Monday this week and Wednesday the next week because it totally slipped your mind? When building an audience your viewers want to see consistency.

Social media gives us an opportunity to showcase the different facets of who we are; developing a narrative that is consistent with how you want to articulate who you are is really important,” said Lisa Mesa, Enterprise Relationship Manager at LinkedIn. “It’s important to be intentional.”

COLUMBUS, OH AUGUST 03, 2018- Friday Forum: Social Hustle: Leveraging Technology for Professional Development during the National Urban League Conference, August 03, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Mikki K. Harris)

COLUMBUS, OH AUGUST 03, 2018- Friday Forum: Social Hustle: Leveraging Technology for Professional Development during the National Urban League Conference, August 03, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Mikki K. Harris)

 

“My typical formula is: an inspirational post in the morning, 2ish life captures during the day, and a quirky dating after-35 sucks post at night lol,” said Suezette Yasmin Robotham, M.S. who leads D&I for Google Search. 

Lastly, when you are posting to various platforms make sure that you are clear how each platform serves you. If you are a writer, Twitter may be a better fit, if your professional career is extremely visual, Instagram may work wonders, if you are a marketer or career coach, it may be best to hang out more on LinkedIn. Figure out what platform suits you best and put the majority of your focus there. Not all social media platforms are created equal.

The panel was moderated by Public Relations Professional, Amanda Littlejohn, and included Senior Director of Human Resources and Professional Development, for the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, Jamar Ward; Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager for Google Search, Suezette Yasmin Robotham, M.S.; and Enterprise Relationship Manager for LinkedIn, Lisa Mesa.

 

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Chris Brown And Rita Ora’s Fans Ship Them Big Time After They Flirt On Social Media!

People are already shipping them hard! After a bit of flirting online between Chris Brown and Rita Ora, it looks like fans are freaking out, wishing they would date already!

It all started when Chris shared a pic that featured his mother and his daughter Royalty on his Instagram account.

The two had actually surprised the singer at his Heartbreak On A Full Moon Tour’s final performance on August 5, and it was a very sweet moment.

‘ALL DAY🔥🔥🔥🔥,’ Rita commented on the pic, and now people are wondering whether she was celebrating him completing the tour or gushing about the fact that he was not wearing a shirt.

Fans seem to think it is the second possibility, especially because of the multiple fire emojis she added.

MOMMA AND LIL MOMMA SURPRISED ME ❤

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One follower was quick to make it very clear that ‘@ritaora we would love to see you and @chrisbrownofficial as a couple.’

Another also thought that would be a good idea as they commented: ‘can u guys just date already🙏🏽?’

And the fact that Chris was the one who commented on one of her pics first did not escape the excited fans.

‘Lmaoooo Rita playing [Chris] commented on her picture and everything.’

As you may recall, under a pic that showed Rita in a tiny bikini, Chris wrote: ‘ROADMAN TING!!! #PENGGAL.’

In case you don’t know what any of that says, it’s British slang that means something similar to ‘hot gangsta.’

It sounds like Chris is making an effort to actually learn U.K. slang just to impress Rita, so who knows? Maybe something really is brewing between the two.

But the thing is, Rita Ora is reportedly in a relationship with Andrew Watt, so…what is going on here?

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Ryan Lochte Suspended for Doping Violation After Posting Photo of IV on Social Media

(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — Ryan Lochte posted a photo for the world to see, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency noticed.

It got him suspended — again.

The longtime U.S. swimming star has been banned from competition until July 2019, which means the 12-time Olympic medalist cannot compete as planned in the national championships that start this week in California. Lochte will also be ineligible for other top meets, including the Pan Pacific Championships later this year and next year’s world championships.

Lochte’s offense was that he got an intravenous injection in May — a method typically banned under anti-doping rules. The 14-month ban, retroactive to May 24 and announced Monday by USADA, is his second in less than two years following his 10-month suspension for his behavior during a drunken incident that created widespread scorn at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

U.S. anti-doping officials said Lochte, who was holding a news conference Monday in South Florida to discuss the matter, was not taking a banned substance.

In Brazil, he there were questions about his version of what happened.

This time, he revealed what happened — obviously unaware of the ramifications it would bring.

Lochte’s violation essentially came to light when he posted the photo of him getting the IV on his social media accounts. That triggered the USADA investigation, one that Lochte “fully cooperated” with according to U.S. officials.

“Lochte received an intravenous infusion of permitted substances at an infusion clinic,” the USADA announcement of the suspension said. Under most circumstances, athletes cannot receive IVs unless related to a hospitalization or when allowed under the terms of a USADA-approved exemption — and Lochte fell into neither of those categories.

Suspensions for use of an IV are extremely rare: The USADA database shows only two other athletes being sanctioned for using such a method, one of them getting a six-month suspension and the other a 14-month ban. That same database shows that before Monday, no other U.S. swimmer in the last 10 years, for any reason including actual positive tests, had been suspended for more than one year by USADA.

This week could have been a significant step forward for Lochte, who was entered in four events at the U.S. championships at Irvine, California and was preparing to compete in what would have been his biggest competition since the Rio Games. Lochte said that he and three other U.S. Olympic swimmers there were robbed at gunpoint at a gas station, a story that quickly unraveled.

Lochte was not only suspended 10 months for that debacle, but also forfeited $ 100,000 in Olympic medal bonus money and was banned from competing in last year’s national and world championships.

But the bigger hit was to his reputation, one that was less than pristine to begin with.

And now, he’s back in hot water. USADA agreed to start the 14-month clock on May 24, the day that he posted the photo which no longer can be found on his Twitter or Instagram pages. He has previously said that he wants to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, though those hopes would seem to be in at least some doubt now.

Lochte spent much of his career portraying a party-boy image, while his wildly successful exploits in the pool — six Olympic golds, 36 world championship gold medals, no fewer than four world records — were always overshadowed by 28-time Olympic medalist and 23-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps.

After Rio, Lochte was dropped by at least four major sponsors including Speedo USA and Ralph Lauren, though he has added some endorsement deals since. He was also apparently targeted by two men wearing t-shirts bearing an anti-Lochte message rushed the stage while he was competing on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

Lochte returned to competition last year, most notably winning the 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. Open. He also has become a father and a husband since Rio — he married former Playboy model Kayla Rae Reid in January, seven months after their son was born.

Lochte will turn 36 during the Tokyo Games. He won gold medals at the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 games, and if he found a way to win another in Tokyo he would become the oldest Olympic swimming champion.

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How Black women in media and beyond are shaping the future

How Black women in media and beyond are shaping the future


How Black women in media and beyond are shaping the future

Since the start of this country, Black people have transformed their lived experiences into beautiful art that challenges societal and cultural perceptions of what it means to be Black in America. They’ve found light and joy in oppressive spaces through art forms like song and film. Their influential presence is felt throughout the world, ushering cultural change in an industry that has historically silenced their voices for speaking truth to power — as was the case with such legends as Dorothy Dandridge and Eartha Kitt.

During the 2018 BET Awards in June, Strong Black Lead — an initiative spearheaded by Black employees at Netflix — released an ad called “A Great Day in Hollywood,” invoking the spirit of “A Great Day in Harlem” (a photograph depicting popular jazz musicians of the 1950s). The 47 Black entertainers featured in the Netflix ad inspire future generations of Black creatives to trust their visions, despite the industry standards reinforcing society’s message of unworthiness: “We’re not a genre because there’s no one way to be black. We’re writing while black. Nuanced and complex; resilient and strong.”

Black women who appear in the ad, including Lena Waithe and Ava DuVernay, are examples of our culture’s creative legacy. Waithe and DuVernay utilize their art and platforms to educate viewers about political and personal issues, like the lived experiences of queer individuals and those suffering from mass incarceration, respectively.

When people of the African Diaspora are represented in media, it can transform perceptions of Blackness and challenge viewers to initiate social change.

Increased representation of Black experiences, as seen in the record-breaking films Black Panther and Girls Trip, showcased to the world that Black stories and voices matter. The intergenerational composition of the Netflix ad speaks to this larger cultural movement where Black creatives shape media narratives of their own lives and communities, continuing the historical innovations of artists before them.

This is also an accessible Black media movement where audiences can engage in conversations around Black popular culture through social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram. Young Black creators like Issa Rae, Quinta Brunson, and Franchesca Ramsey have transformed their social media presences into successful careers. Through skillful and humorous storytelling, this movement uplifts and supports work that exposes the harsh realities of being Black in this society.

In a way, this type of media brings to life the Afrofuturist dreams of author Octavia Butler — birthing a future where Black girls and women are given ownership of their lives and stories.

This movement spans beyond entertainment, too. Yes, we have Lena Waithe paving the way for Black women screenwriters, Beyoncé Knowles taking space at Coachella to celebrate Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Janelle Monáe defining what it means to be a pansexual “free-ass-motherfucker.” But we also have Tarana Burke, who is advocating for Black women sexual assault survivors and helping get their voices heard by policymakers. We have elected representatives like Congresswoman Maxine Waters, as well as community organizers like Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and BYP100 National Director Charlene Carruthers. When it comes to social justice, countless Black women are leading the charges in their own fields.

Angela Davis, the mother of Black feminist academic thought, said, “Black women have had to develop a larger vision of our society than perhaps any other group. They have had to understand white men, white women, and Black men. And they have had to understand themselves. When Black women win victories, it is a boost for virtually every segment of society.”

And thanks to the visions of today’s artists and activists, Black girls are growing up in an era when they can see Black women reclaim power structures that have long impacted their lives. Following the footsteps of elders who broke barriers before them, they are ensuring the future leadership of young Black girls across the world.

I believe there is an unspoken language and sisterhood among Black women. It’s evident in the magic of our voices and our desire to uplift each other, and it’s time for the world to not only hear the voices that have always spoken up — but to affirm and magnify them.

So to Ava, Lena, Beyoncé, Solange, and every Black woman changing the world through art and activism, this is a love letter to you. I — and so many others — see you, hear you, thank you, and celebrate you.

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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin confirmed their engagement in a series of emotional social media posts

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On Sunday, July 8th, 2018, news broke that Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin had gotten engaged while on vacation in the Bahamas. TMZ broke the news and then Hailey’s dad Stephen and Bieber’s father Jeremy seemingly confirmed the engagement in their own social media posts. Justin and Hailey played coy at first, but earlier today the couple confirmed their engagement with his-and-hers social media statements.

Justin opened his emotional Instagram post with a tribute to his future wife.

“Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you!” Justin wrote in the Instagram post. “So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first!”

Justin called their union “literally perfect” and mentioned that they got engaged “on the seventh day of the seventh month,” and that “the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection.”

Hailey tweeted just seconds after Justin’s massive Instagram post, and wrote:

“Not sure what I did in life to deserve such happiness but I am so utterly grateful to God for giving me such an incredible person to share my life with! No words could ever express my gratitude.”

TMZ originally broke the news and reported that Justin proposed on Saturday, July 7th while on vacation. According to an eye-witness, the couple were salsa dancing in a crowd when Justin’s security team asked all nearby guests to put their phones away while he popped the question.

Justin and Hailey have been dating for a few weeks — though they reportedly met in 2009 and dated on and off in early 2016.

Read Justin’s full statement on their engagement, below:

“Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA VE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!”

Congrats to the happy couple.

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Insiders say they designed social media to be ‘behavioral cocaine’

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The Shocking Backstreet Boys Rape Case That the Media Keeps Ignoring

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Over two decades later, the Backstreet Boys keep coming back.

For nostalgia-seekers, the perennially-second-best boy band’s upcoming tour might hold some appeal. With the relaxed pace of men celebrating their twenties’ 25th birthday, the band has been creeping into the zeitgeist with new music and televised performances. In May, they released the single “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” their first in five years, teasing an upcoming album. They went on to perform the track at the CMT Music Awards, where they announced plans for an upcoming world tour. They also appeared on The Tonight Show, performing a rendition of “I Want It That Way” for Jimmy Fallon’s “Classroom Instruments” series.

With nine studio albums, a Las Vegas residency and countless tours under their belt, the Backstreet Boys have worked pretty consistently since their late-‘90s superstardom. But their latest efforts follow sexual-assault accusations made against Nick Carter, the breakout star of the band, which are currently the subject of an ongoing police investigation. And Carter’s alleged victim, Melissa Schuman, refuses to stop calling out her abuser and the complicity of those facilitating his comeback.

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AT&T-Time Warner Analysis: Judge Puts Legal Framework on Forces of Disruption in Media

The 172-page opinion in the AT&T-Time Warner anti-trust case makes it clear that U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon did his homework to understand the seismic shifts that have rocked the pay TV marketplace during the past decade. The trial in D.C. federal court wasn’t just about whether the union of AT&T and Time Warner […]

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NABJ Aims to Take Control of Black Male Images in Media

“No one is coming to save you,” said Access correspondent Scott Evans. There was some real candor during the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists’ “Images of Black Men in Media” panel this past weekend.

“No one is coming to show you, you,” Evans continued. “It’s your responsibility to show us, you. If you have an Instagram page, if you have a YouTube Channel, you can craft stories with our perspective and reach people who need to hear it. You don’t have to wait until you’re on Netflix, on NBC, in an Oscar-winning film or on a trailblazing news magazine format show to do it.”

NABJ’s nationwide Black Male Media Project, which aims to help change the narrative around the lives and images of black men in the news and in society, hosted a diverse panel of entertainment and media personalities including, Queer Eye host Karamo Brown, Access correspondent Evans, actor and comedian Lil’ Rel Howery, and TMZ producer Van Lathan. The panel was moderated by NABJ-LA Vice President Jarrett Hill.

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“The great thing now is we are putting ourselves in positions to executive produce, star in and write and tell our own stories,” said comedian Lil’ Rel. “Before I did my show on Fox, I was on The Carmichael Show and I was impressed by the way Jerrod [Carmichael] really worked every level of it. He wasn’t just taking the credits, he was actually doing the work, same thing with Issa [Rae], same thing with Donald [Glover]. They inspire me. From this point on, there is no reason why I shouldn’t run my show. I should be able to tell my story and be able to sit in the writer’s room with the other writers and create these stories.”

This event was a part of a bigger conversation that took place at various chapters nationwide. The organization hosted multiple NABJ affiliate chapter conversations in several cities, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Pittsburgh and St. Louis, simultaneously. The initiative is designed to inspire, support, and develop training and mentorship opportunities for black men working in or aspiring to work in journalism and media.

“It’s important that we have a part in the crafting of the images we see of ourselves in media because of the way they influence us, the way they impact what we believe about ourselves and what others believe about us,” said Hill.

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As you may have heard, Will Smith is a big time movie star, former rap star and a social media phenomenon, racking up 15 million followers on Instagram in a matter of months. His posts have been worth it, though – from tours of Australia and Columbia to inside stories about his career and cameos from his wife Jadaand children Trey, Jaden and Willow, he’s made social media fun again. He may be the celebrity most fun to watch on social media outside of Rihanna.

Today, he blessed his followers with some new music. A surprise few bars had Smith trending nationwide on Twitter, even on a day when the NFL agreed to fine teams if they have players who don’t stand for the national anthem and Shannon Brown’s younger NBA player brother, Sterling, was the focus of yet another violent response by police to the most innocuous of provocations.

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As any savvy marketer knows, content is king. But the format through which content is delivered, digested, and desired by users has changed dramatically over the past few years. Companies that have failed to adapt are losing the attention of a vast market of users who engage with brands primarily through social platforms. More than ever, audiences from all demographics are turning to the web to research companies, and many will go to a corporate Instagram handle, Facebook page or Twitter page to see how businesses are interacting with their customers.

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Lays Off One Third Of Revolt Media Staff

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Sean Combs is laying off one-third of his staff at music cable network Revolt media in order to make room for producing lifestyle content according to Fox Business.

In a memo to staff members, CEO Roma Khanna explained that move was done in order to expand their operations. “We will work with more outside voices, producers, and influencers while maintaining a strong editorial core in-house,” said Khanna. “We will also create a more healthy and stable business base from which we can grow.”

Combs started the company back in 2013. Variety magazine reports that at least 50 employees will be let go between his New York and Los Angeles offices.

“This move is about strength and growth. As one of a very small handful of networks owned and controlled by the African-American community, we need to ensure we remain fiscally strong so that we can continue to authentically represent the culture,” wrote Khanna.

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How social media is hurting your memory

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How social media is hurting your memory

Each day, hundreds of millions of people document and share their experiences on social media, from packed parties to the most intimate family moments. Social platforms let us stay in touch with friends and forge new relationships like never before, but those increases in communication and social connection may come at a cost. In a new paper published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, researchers showed that those who documented and shared their experiences on social media formed less precise memories of those events.

In a series of three studies led by Diana Tamir of Princeton University, researchers explored how taking photos and videos for social media affects people’s enjoyment, engagement and memory of those experiences.

Participants watched engaging TED talks or went on self-guided tours of a church on Stanford University’s campus. They were asked to record their experiences in several different ways: to take photographs or notes of the event, to record the event but not save it, to share the event on social media or to reflect internally. They were then asked how much they enjoyed the experience, how much they maintained focus or if their mind wandered, and then took a quiz to test their memory.

Tamir and her team found that sharing experiences on social media did not seem to affect how much people felt that they had enjoyed the experience or were engaged. However, those who wrote down, recorded or shared their experiences performed about 10% worse on memory tests across all experiments.

The researchers concluded that the likely culprit of the memory deficit was not purely social media, because even taking photos or writing experiential notes without publishing them showed the same effects. Just interrupting the experience didn’t seem to hurt, because those who were instructed to reflect on a TED talk internally without writing retained as much information as those who watched it normally. Instead, it was the act of externalizing their experience — that is, reproducing it in any form — that seemed to make them lose something of the original experience.

These findings are rooted in research on transactive memory, or the way that we divide information between internal storage — what we decide to remember — and external storage, which is what we store elsewhere. Before the Internet, information was intuitively distributed between a person’s mind and external storage in the form of experts and books. Dividing information in this way is thought to maximize the available knowledge of the social group while allowing experts to form a deeper understanding of their field. On a smaller scale, studies show that romantic partners spontaneously allocate memories between each other. Each partner takes responsibility for a portion of the information that needs to be remembered, increasing what the couple can recall.

Externalized information used to take effort to retrieve, but with the arrival of the portable Internet, almost any fact is accessible within seconds. This ease has produced what researchers call the “Google effect,” in which there is less need to store information internally when it is so easily accessible elsewhere. This availability of external information causes us to neglect information itself, but instead remember where to find it. For example, one study found that if people playing a trivia game believe that a computer is storing each trivia question for them to study later, they do not form a memory of the information they want. Instead, they form a memory of how to retrieve that information on the computer.

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The current study suggests that the same process may be going on for experiential memories, which in the past could not be readily captured and stored externally. With the advent of smartphones and social media, we may externalize not only knowledge, but memory of our most fun experiences. Although these experiences may be preserved on our devices, what remains in our memory may be diminished. Furthermore, these studies did not allow people to freely use social media as they might in a natural setting, which might compound these effects with the added distractions of multitasking, scrolling through friends’ posts or buzzing notifications.

This effect is related to another concern linked to social media: FOMO, or the fear of missing out. With the rise of shared content, the exciting activities that you could be doing at any given moment are more apparent than ever, which can lead to a feeling of apprehension that others are having rewarding experiences without you. FOMO, not surprisingly, is associated with being less satisfied with your life, in a worse mood and emotionally unfulfilled. But as the current study suggests, being the one sharing the content may also make you miss out in a different way. Although people in the study reported being just as satisfied and engaged in each activity, those who externalized it to their phone or a piece of paper seem to be missing something of the original experience — an aspect that can’t be captured in a social media post.

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I’m still waiting for a book that actually talks about the real realities of new motherhood. How the early days of breastfeeding don’t just hurt, it feels like your nipple is being inserted into a pencil sharpener. How you won’t just be tired, you’ll feel as if you’re the subject of a sleep-deprivation study performed by sadists.

You’ll also be lonely. True, the population of your household will increase by at least one. Friends and family members will be visiting. Your partner may even be home on family leave. There will be more people around you than usual. Yet you’ll feel like you’re stranded atop a glacier in the middle of the ocean. Alone, with no one in sight.

There’s a cure. It’s mentioned, but I found its importance was glossed over. It should be written in bold and surrounded by flashing lights: moms need other moms friends. It’s imperative to our survival as new moms — no, just as moms at any stage. As humans, too.

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And while befriending any person who is or has been responsible for raising a tiny human, one who’s doing so at roughly the same stage as you is even better. There is something magical about telling a friend, “My child screams like a howler monkey the second we step inside a restaurant,” and hearing “Same here!” in response.

Sounds pretty great, right? It is. However, making those mom friends is difficult. At least it was for me.

I moved in my third trimester and went on bedrest a week later. Sure, I tried to catch the eye of other pregnant women in the waiting room of my ob-gyn’s office or in birthing class. But my haphazard efforts weren’t successful. I gave birth friendless. 

Yes, my husband and parents were around. No, it’s not the same.

During the first few weeks of my son’s life I had insomnia. I was nursing a newborn every 2-3 hours and wide awake in between. Despite knowing that screen time would feed my inability to sleep, I logged on. Often.

I was desperate to do online what I couldn’t do in my daily life: make mom friends. 

Buoyed by exhaustion masquerading as confidence, I made a bold decision. Choosing full transparency and honesty I came clean on my Instagram account (my social media platform of choice). “I’m lonely,” I explained, in a photo caption. “Scared, with no idea what I’m doing as a new mom. And I need friends. Anyone interested?”

I was flooded with excitement and anticipation when my inbox began filling up. People commented. Introduced me to their friends. I started my journey, albeit a non-traditional one, toward making mom friends.

With a growing confidence I went on Facebook. The BabyCenter Community boards. I began commenting, engaging, responding. I soon had a new group of virtual mom friends. I was blown away by how many others were in my situation and were more than happy to connect.

Instagram became, and still is, my lifeline. I’ve also helped other moms connect there as well. I’ve been supported in the dark days of my PPD journey. I’ve had others celebrate with me, cry alongside of me. And never let me feel alone.

Due to geography I haven’t been able to convert all of my virtual friends into “in person” pals. Most are in other states, a few are even in other countries. Distance has never impacted our connection or friendship.

But I’ve been able to meet up with quite a few. Some even attended my son’s birthday party. It makes me smile when I’m asked how me met and I answer, “on Instagram.” It’s a sign of the times. Our connection, virtual. Yet somehow more real than many other relationships in my life that are face-to-face.

There’s something unspoken that two women share once they become moms. We know. We’ve felt it, thought it, laughed or cried about it. And are happy to be there for others as they experience it, too.

I could have been consumed by loneliness and fear. Yes, I had friends. Some were moms. But none were in the same trench at the same time I was. So I took what was at my disposal at the time — the internet — and made it work for me. 

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I didn’t have many other options at 3 a.m. in the midst of a cluster feeding session. It’s not conventional. But it turned my life around.

My husband and I recently moved again. This time I went straight to social media to announce our plans and solicit friends in our new area. I actually had play dates arranged within days of our arrival. 

Sure, social media has its downfalls. But it’s also really good sometimes, too. Great, in fact. 

Just ask me and my mom friends. 

For more mom moments — or to be virtual mom friends — follow me on Instagram at Witty Otter.

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This Week in Women: What Trump (and the Mainstream Media) Got Wrong About Immigration and Rape

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Talking Back to Trump on Immigration, Rape and Abortion

Once again, control of and concern for women’s sexuality played a central role in a major news story this week—but more as a political football than as an issue of true value in and of itself.

On Thursday, President Trump’s offhand remark that women immigrating without documentation into the U.S. were being raped “at levels that nobody has ever seen before” set off a firestorm. His press secretary doubled down, reiterating that women and young girls are victimized on the journey north, and that it’s “quite bizarre that reporters would cover this up.”

Plenty of brave journalists have reported on this over the years, but not enough have given this issue its due, and the media reaction today risks marginalizing sexual assault even further. This New York Times story insensitively implied that sexual assault wasn’t happening because people “hadn’t heard about it” even when we know most rapes aren’t reported. And the Washington Post headline said Trump “conjures up a new immigrant rape crisis.”

Sexual assault is real—and the problem here is not that Trump is imagining it, but that he’s leveraging it politically with zero commitment toward helping affected women. He also fails to acknowledge that individuals from U.S. border patrol and police officers as well as smugglers, traffickers and fellow migrants have all been accused of sexual assault.

This is too big an issue to be spun into a political back-and-forth that misses the point. An Amnesty International investigation estimates that as many as 60 percent of women are sexually assaulted on the migrant trail, and Fuller Project’s own reporting has also uncovered the prevalence of sexual assault on migrant women and girls. Journalists must be allowed to continue to report on sexual assault in the future—without being labeled as advancing Trump’s viewpoint.

Abortion, on the other hand, has the full attention of the Trump administration. This morning, The Hill reported that the head of The Office of Refugee Resettlement keeps a spreadsheet of detained refugees who are either pregnant or want abortions. “Creepy” was how this commentator described it.

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Winnie Mandela passed away Monday, and as debate “rages” around her legacy, we see how hard it is for some to accept a woman—a black woman—as a powerful leader on her own terms. Many news outlets chose to describe her primarily as wife to Nelson Mandela, instead of leader of a revolutionary movement. Others accused her of cashing in on his name, or of being racist. Would a white man who played a leading role in overthrowing decades of oppressive rule be described asa bully or primarily a husband, or treated with such hostile scrutiny, the Guardian asks. Here’s a balanced quick overview of her life. With women’s legacies too often viewed through a biased lens, it’s no wonder they represent fewer than eight percent of public statues depicting historical figures in the U.S., and none of the 44 memorials maintained by the National Parks Service, according to a 2016 study.

Police identified the shooter at YouTube offices in California as a woman, Nasim Najafi Aghdam, in her 30s. Women have been involved in only 3.75 percent of active shootings, according to a 2014 F.B.I. study of 160 active shooting incidents.

A landmark gender study revealed on Thursday that Rwandan men enrolled in a program for fathers and couples are much less likely to use violence against their female partners and spend almost one hour more per day doing household chores. Given that working with men in this way is a relatively newer approach to ending oppression of women, this study makes a deeply significant contribution to the evidence base.

In Canada, women now make up 44 percent of Canada’s top diplomats, compared to 29 percent three years ago (UK is still only 19 percent). This interesting article out this week tells the story of women in Canada’s foreign service.

On Wednesday Massachusetts passed comprehensive reform to address untested rape kits. Here’s a quick story, and we’ll have a bigger one for you next week.

Christina Asquith is the founder and editor in chief at The Fuller Project for International Reporting. 

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U.S. Visa Applicants May Be Asked for Social Media History, Says State Dept

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The federal government wants foreign visitors to supply their social media history before they can enter the country, according to Reuters.

On Friday, the State Department filed a proposal that would make it mandatory for immigrant and non-immigrant visa applicants to submit “all social media identities” that they’ve used in the past five years.

The proposal would need to be approved by the Office of Management and Budget and would be used to identify those seeking entry into the U.S.

The proposal falls in line with President Donald Trump’s plan to vet immigrants prior to entering the country in order to curb terrorism.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) blasted the proposal saying it would have a negative effect on freedom of speech.

“People will now have to wonder if what they say online will be misconstrued or misunderstood by a government official,” Hina Shamsi, director ACLU’s National Security Project, told Reuters in a statement.

“We’re also concerned about how the Trump administration defines the vague and over-broad term ‘terrorist activities’ because it is inherently political and can be used to discriminate against immigrants who have done nothing wrong,” he continued.

The public can weigh in with comments with OMB before they approve or deny the request, Reuter reports.

Applicants would also have to submit past telephone numbers, email addresses and travel history.

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Ed Westwick Removes Sexual Assault Denials From Social Media 

Ed Westwick has deleted statements he posted on social media denying sexual assault allegations made against him.

“It has come to the attention of investigators that Mr. Westwick has removed denials about alleged rapes of the victims in this investigation from his social media accounts that he had posted last November,” a law enforcement source tells Us Weekly. It’s not clear when the English actor wiped his posts but the news comes four days after the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office confirmed that his case was under review.

Us has also learned that Westwick has hired a high-profile L.A.-based female criminal lawyer to represent him. A source close to Westwick tells Us, “It’s his lawyer’s policy for people to not use social media.”

As previously reported, the Gossip Girl alum, 30, has been accused of sexual misconduct by three women — allegations he denied at the time on Twitter. Kristen Cohen alleged in November 2017 that Westwick raped her after a producer introduced her to the actor in 2014. Westwick wrote in a now-deleted tweet, “I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.”

Actress Aurelie Wynn later detailed a similar 2014 incident on Facebook, claiming the Wicked City actor pushed her face down and assaulted her. Another woman, Rachel Eck subsequently told Buzzfeed that the actor had aggressively groped her.

“It is disheartening and sad to me that as a result of two unverified and provably untrue social media claims, there are some in this environment who could ever conclude I have had anything to do with such vile and horrific conduct,” he wrote in a now-deleted tweet in response to Wynn and Eck’s claims. “I have absolutely not, and I am cooperating with the authorities so that they can clear my name as soon as possible.”

In light of the allegations, Westwick was fired from BBC’s Ordeal by Innocence.

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Money Mondays: How Social Media Affects Your Spending

You are here this morning to talk about a very interesting factor affecting the financial behavior of many Americans. What is it?

 We all have heard that phrase keeping up with the Jones’, but not many of us give much thought to how this phenomenon has changed in our era of ubiquitous technology and connection. As it turns out, the answer – specifically for millennials – is a lot. A new survey from Allianz Life has found the tendency for social media users to broadcast a very curated view of their life has financial ripple effects for many Americans.

What did the survey find?

 The survey found that FOMO (fear of missing out) drives many Americans to make poor financial decisions, and the most susceptible Americans are millennials. The report states that social media “has become the millennials’ financial Achilles’ heel.” Of the millennials survey respondents, 55% reported experiencing a fear of missing out, and 57% spent money they hadn’t planned to because of what they saw on their social media feeds.

Nearly 9 in 10 (88%) said they believe social media causes people to compare their wealth/lifestyle with others. But it is not just the younger generation. Seven in ten (71%) of Gen Xers and just over half of Baby Boomers (54%) responded the same way. And 61% of millennial respondents reported feel inadequate about their own life and what they have because of social media, with half of millennials claiming to have spent more money going out than they do on rent or mortgage.

 Is this yet another sign of millennials being fiscally irresponsible?

 You know, Tom, the funny thing is millennials do not really deserve this reputation. Witnessing their parents deal with financial hardship during the Great Recession had a profound impact on this generation, and they have taken lessons from those experiences to improve their own financial habits.

In fact, the survey found that 77% feel financially confident (compared to only 64% of Gen Xers) and 48% of those with a 401(k) contribute 10% or more on a monthly basis – the highest percentage of any other generation.

On top of this, 41% of Millennials reported they set aside a portion of their monthly earnings for savings, and 58% believe saving for retirement is a basic necessity. Finally, they are very likely to seek out help. Forty percent of millennials said they have a financial professional and work closely with them, compared to just 25% of Gen Xers.

What lessons should we take away from these findings?

All of us need to be aware of the pressures that we are exposed to when on social media. I think we are often very away of the barrage of ads we see on various platforms, but we do not necessarily think about what we see from those we are connecting with. If you are a millennial, I urge you to embrace the stock market. The survey found that nearly 6 in 10 Millennials remain skeptical of the stock market. Investing in the stock market is the best way to grow wealth for retirement.

If you are a Gen Xer or a Baby Boomer, this survey tells you there are a number of places to step up your game. Whether it is setting aside money for savings, or contributing more to your retirement, if you are in these generations, you must take these lessons to heart. Having a safety net and building your nest egg are even more important when you are making the most money and getting closer to retirement.

Mellody Hobson is President of Ariel Investments, a Chicago-based money management firm that serves individual investors and retirement plans through its no-load mutual funds and separate accounts. Additionally, she is a regular financial contributor and analyst for CBS News.

 

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It’s one thing to say something like, “Many in legacy media love mass shootings” within the confines of CPAC, as NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch did on Thursday. It’s another to say it directly to a CNN host.

“I’m not saying you love the tragedy, but you love the ratings,” Loesch added in her CPAC address. “Crying white mothers are ratings gold.”

After thanking Loesch for attending CNN’s town hall earlier in the week, New Day host Alisyn Camerota gave her a withering look and asked, “Why would you make a statement like that?”

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Should Employers Look at Social Media When Hiring?

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Social media is great for staying connected to family and friends, sharing jokes, opinions, and interests, and keeping up-to-date with current trends and events. It can also be where potential employers go to do additional screening before making their hiring decisions. In fact, according to a study by CareerBuilder, nearly 70% of employers screen their candidates using social media and what’s more surprising is 57% of employers are less likely to even contact applicants who lack an online presence.

Sure, finding a new candidate can be tough, and using all your tactics to determine if a candidate is a good fit before sending out an Employment Offer Letter is usually a good idea. But can reviewing someone’s social media put you in a difficult legal situation?

The truth is, if you use information under protected grounds (e.g. race, religion, color, gender, etc.) to make your hiring decision, yes. Moreover, even when you think looking at your applicant’s Facebook profile won’t influence your decision inappropriately and possibly illegally, it could.

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Can You Legally Look at a Candidate’s Social Media?

As long as a hiring manager reviews public posts and information, there are no direct laws that prohibit them from reviewing a candidate’s social media and using the information to make their decision.

There are plenty of laws that prohibit discrimination. In our blog post, 15 Questions You Can’t Ask Employees, we discuss common interview questions that could leave you liable for discrimination. If you’re able to answer these questions just by looking at your applicant’s social media accounts, then you could find yourself in hot water.

Essentially, these laws prevent employers from dismissing qualified candidates over prohibited grounds, including color, race, sex, religion, or national origin.

This means when you visit a person’s Facebook or Instagram page, you’re collecting information that could unknowingly and possibly inappropriately influence your hiring decision. In fact, even simply looking at the applicant’s profile picture is risky.

In general, viewing anything that allows you to infer the candidates’ age, skin color, race, gender, religion, etc. is a problem, and although you can make every effort to be objective when it comes time to decide between applicants, unconscious biases can sometimes affect your decision.

How Do Biases Affect Your Hiring Decision?

A bias is when prejudices cause you to favor (or disfavor) a certain type of person or group in an unfair way.

For instance, humans are naturally drawn to people who are similar to themselves. This means something like finding out a candidate has similar religious beliefs as you could cause you to favor their application over others, even if you don’t think you are doing so.

Another instance of bias could be if a person has unconscious, stereotypical views of a certain type of person or group.

For instance, if someone thinks an individual of a certain gender or race are more skilled or less skilled at something than their counterpart (like if a person thinks women are better communicators than men), they could unknowingly allow their views to influence their decision and hire a particular applicant over another for the wrong reasons, even if the other applicant is equally as qualified for the position.

The issue here is that most people aren’t aware of their biases and how they can affect their decision making. Reviewing an applicant’s social media can bring to light inappropriate information that should never be used when choosing a new employee like gender, race, or religious beliefs.

How to Hire Objectively

While screening an applicant’s social media is quick, easy, free, and tempting, it can make your decision subjective, and with a bit more time and effort, you can gather all the details you need to make an informed, objective decision.

Start by acknowledging all the position’s requirements and evaluating each applicant’s qualifications and ability to fulfill those requirements. If you have multiple candidates with comparable skills, consider doing a competency assessment (like a writing prompt or test) to help you determine each applicant’s proficiency level.

Likewise, you could also compare your candidates’ mannerisms using a personality assessment. These assessments can show if the applicant’s personality is a good fit for the company and may help you narrow down your choices.

Keep in mind, unavoidable biases will always affect your hiring decisions and may even help prevent you from hiring an inadequate applicant. For example, you may be less likely to hire someone with a diploma from an institution with a reputation of low education standards.

Whatever process you choose, remaining objective can help you select the best person for the position while limiting discrimination on any of the protected grounds.

Screening Applicants Using Social Media

Screening an applicant’s social media is not an objective screening tactic. It can easily influence your hiring decision and even leave you liable if the information you use to assess your candidate is protected under the Civil Rights Act.

So, in short, although social media screening is an easy way to ensure the person you are hiring is respectful, reliable, and responsible, it’s a risk, and you should definitely think twice before doing it.

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OHMYGOSSIP — Coco Rocha revealed her pregnancy to her friends for the first time on social media.
The 29-year-old model announced she was expecting her second child with her artist husband James Conran on Instagram last week to the delight of her fans and she has now revealed she even told some of her nearest and dearest the same way.
She told the New York Post’s Page Six column: “It is easier announcing my pregnancy on social media instead of calling people – but on the other hand some friends and family members want to make sure you call them and get that respect of being called first. There are haters out there, so you either shut them down or remove them from out of your life.”
Coco announced her pregnancy by posting a video on Instagram of herself standing in a nursery wearing a full-length, fitted, black evening dress and holding her stomach and standing next to her daughter Ioni Conran.
Two-year-old Ioni then jumps out from behind her and shouts: “Surprise! There’s a baby in mummy’s tummy!”
Coco captioned the video: “Your attention please! @ioniconran has a very important announcement to make!! #babyconran2. (sic)”
Coco had recently admitted she is a lot more selective about the modelling jobs she takes on now she is a mother.
She said: “Now that I’m a mom, when it comes to campaigns and editorials, I look at the bigger story. I ask if that’s a good fit for the Coco brand, should I work with every editorial that comes my way, every brand. It’s about pinpointing what’s good … I didn’t want to be consumed by my career. Now we have a baby girl and that’s what grounds me. I travel as much as I can with my family. My hair and make-up team are people that I absolutely love, who make me laugh. We’re not curing cancer. We’re going to do our jobs, doing it well, and realise we can have fun.”

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Reports: Cardi B Behind $4.5 Million Christian Louboutin Media Value Over 200%

Talk about #BlackGirlMagic and the power of hip-hop culture. Cardi B, a popular reality TV star turned mega hit rapper, can add yet another accomplishment to her platinum-selling resume: boosting interest in the iconic shoe brand astronomically, almost overnight.

According to a recent Business of Fashion report, Belcalis “Cardi B” Almanzar has created an estimated $ 4.5 million media value this year for the brand after releasing the radio banger “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” and there’s been a massive 217% spike in web searches for Christian Louboutin shoes since summer.

 

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The 25-year-old female lyricist raves about the “red-bottom” “bloody shoes” in the song, and, like it or not, it’s a song hard to escape, whether it was played during your favorite morning radio show or mimicked in your nephew’s latest Snapchat. Cardi B has taken the hit from the small nightclub stages to the MoMa to the Puerto Rican Day Parade and beyond. Black Hollywood heavyweights including Taraji P. Henson, Idris Elba, and Kevin Hart have raved about the song and Cardi and music icon Janet Jackson set the crowd and social media ablaze when she added the song to her concert set.

The song has continued its momentum from summer into fall, winning the BET Hip Hop Award for Best Single of the Year last month and breaking a No. 1 Billboard chart record that Lauryn Hill had held since the late 1990s. Black Enterprise cover girl and Uber Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John even blasted the song at AfroTech.

One celeb not so hip to the game is Christian Louboutin himself. He recently told The New York Times he’s “not a big rap person,” but said he’d be open to meeting the Trini-Dominican-American star someday.

As for a direct sales boost correlation, the verdict’s still out. However, Deloitte reports that 20.5% of millennials look to social media and more than 15% to the web to get informed about a high-end item before purchasing. Also, Nielsen reported that black women, in particular, spend more time watching live TV, listening to the radio, and using multimedia devices than the whole U.S. female population; they are trendsetters and contribute tremendously to pushing black buying power closer to a record $ 1.5 trillion; and they have “enjoyed steady growth in population, incomes, and educational attainment.”

Based on the stats, one can assume that if many power women of color hear “Bodak Yellow” enough times, they might actually be prompted to give that Louboutin pump at least a second look when splurging for the holidays—or get that good sister-girlfriend to pick them up a few sample-sale pairs to go under the tree.

 

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The Xbox One X hits stores on November 7th for a penny shy of $ 500, but Microsoft sent one over to Glixel for us to review.

Check out our unboxing of the Xbox One X and Xbox One X media kit as you bide your time waiting for the review embargo to lift for the console at 12:01 a.m. PT on Friday, November 3rd.

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Media executive and award-winning writer Amy DuBois Barnett has been named executive vice president of Digital at Entertainment Studios Inc. as well as the chief content officer of the company’s digital media platform theGrio.

 

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DuBois Barnett, who was a featured speaker at the BLACK ENTERPRISE 2016 Women of Power Summit, has held senior positions at a number of leading publications. Most recently, she helped lead the development and launch of ESPN’s off-shoot The Undefeated, which premiered in 2014. Prior to ESPN, DuBois Barnett was editor-in-chief of Ebony, where she helped restructure the iconic lifestyle magazine and revamped its website. DuBois Barnett also served as the deputy editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, where she was responsible for overseeing both print and digital editorial teams and helped re-launch the brand’s digital platform. At the beginning of her career, she was editor-in-chief of the now-defunct Honey magazine. During her stint, she landed one of the last interviews with Aaliyah before the singer’s untimely death in 2001. From there, she went on to become the managing editor of Teen People.

Bryon Allen, the founder and CEO of Entertainment Studios, which acquired theGrio in June 2016, praised DuBois Barnett and alluded that the company plans to continue to expand.

“With our motion picture, cable, broadcast television, and digital platform divisions expanding at such a rapid pace, we are totally committed to exploring additional opportunities for acquisitions, content production, and building our assets worldwide,” said Allen in a statement released Thursday. “Amy DuBois Barnett is the perfect addition to our global media company. We are thrilled to have her join our team, and to lead the expansion of theGrio.”

DuBois Barnett, who will report to the Entertainment Studios headquarters in Los Angeles, said she is excited about her new role and helping theGrio expand its reach through digital video production.

“Byron Allen has been breaking ground in the entertainment business for years, and now that he has set his sights on digital media, this is an ideal time to join his company. I am excited by the challenge of taking theGrio, Entertainment Studios’ first digital acquisition, to the next level,” said DuBois Barnett. “I will be focused on creating the dominant video-centric hub for African American perspectives—and on developing a larger digital strategy for ES.”

DuBois Barnett is also the author of the NAACP Image Award-nominated advice book, Get Yours: How to Have Everything You Ever Dreamed of and More.

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Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Generated $72M in Earned Media Value Last Month

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Rihanna’s cosmetic company, Fenty Beauty, made a huge splash on social media when it first launched last month. The all-inclusive makeup line was widely celebrated for offering a vast variety of products for women of color with darker skin tones. Now, just weeks after it hit shelves, WWD reports that it has generated a whopping $ 72 million in earned media value in September, alone.

 

Fenty Beauty (Image: Wikimedia/Creative Commons)

 

 

Social Media Drives Success

 

Earned media value (EMV) is a metric of publicity that a company or brand gains outside of traditional promotional efforts like paid advertising. It is typically measured by the number of social endorsements and the level of engagement received on social media and other digital platforms. Other top companies with high EMV in the first quarter of 2017 were Disney, which gained over $ 14 million in EMV; Forever 21, which generated more than $ 12 million; and H&M with over $ 7 million.

According to WWD, Fenty’s EMV outpaced the earnings of other major beauty brands, including Kylie Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics, Urban Decay, and NYX. MAC and Too Faced are the only two cosmetic lines that exceeded Fenty Beauty’s EMV metrics for the month of September. On top of that, YouTube also announced that Fenty Beauty received an impressive 132 million views in its first month.

In 2016, Rihanna signed a $ 10 million deal with the Kendo division of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton to roll out Fenty Beauty. The first installment, which included 40 shades of foundation, was released on Sept. 8 online and in stores in over 150 countries. The superstar singer also recently released a holiday collection that is sure to make a killing. Back in 2014, the 29-year-old Bajan singer inked a deal with Puma and has a net worth of $ 75 million, according to Forbes.

 

 

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