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Is Social Media Impacting Your Net Worth?

Are you tempted to travel to Bali, so that you can capture some Instagram-worthy photos? How about purchasing a new car or home to keep up with the fast and glamorous lifestyles of the million-dollar real estate agents? With over five billion combined users, sharing highlights of their lives on social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram, it’s hard not to fall into the comparison trap that forces many to compete for “likes”. There’s no doubt about it: Not only is social media influencing major lifestyle decisions, but social media may impact your pockets.

According to the 2019 Modern Wealth Survey conducted by Charles Schwab, people are spending more than they can afford to avoid missing out on all the fun they witness on social media.

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The annual survey examines how 1,000 Americans aged 21-75 think about saving, spending, investing, and wealth. More than half of Americans are interested in how their friends spend compared to how they save, while 72% of millennials wonder how friends can afford expensive experiences posted on social media.

Is social media a distraction for those who want to build their net worth? It may be. Survey respondents rank social media as the biggest “bad” influence on their money management goals.

In today’s digital world, many people measure their financial success based on the experiences they can afford and the items they can consume. Americans believe it takes an average $ 2.3 million in personal net worth to be considered “wealthy,” according to the survey.

“The old definition of wealth is focused on dollar amounts that feel unachievable for most people,” said Abel Oonnoonny, financial consultant at the Charles Schwab branch in New York City. The modern approach to wealth is more about pursuing passions and experiences. Those are more important financial goals for clients rather than a number.”

Survey participants were asked what they would do with a $ 1 million windfall and the top three uses of money included homeownership, car purchase, and travel goals.

Oonnoonny shares how the pressure to ‘keep up with the Joneses has been heightened because of social media, but you don’t have to put all spending to a halt in order to reach your financial goals. “Spending is not the enemy, but it’s important to balance saving and spending so we can both enjoy life’s experiences along the way and achieve long-term financial security”.

If you want to block the digital noise and avoid the guilty habits that come with frequent social media scrolls, you should create a financial plan. Studies have shown that those who write their goals down have a better chance of sticking to them and achieving them, but the survey reveals that only 28% of Americans have a financial plan in writing. So what’s your next line of defense? Work with a financial coach or adviser who can keep you on track. When you are focused on your financial goals and progress, you don’t have time to worry about what everyone else is doing.

“One of your goals should be to have an emergency fund,” says Oonnoonny as he discusses ways to counter the negative influences of social media. “Having cash set aside in a checking or savings account that will help you pay for up to six months of expenses in the event you lose a job or something happens. That also translates into [the importance of] having a financial plan. People who have a financial plan are more likely to be on-time with their loan payments or completely debt-free.”

He adds, “Sometimes you’re competing with the idea of putting extra [money] towards student loan debt or going on vacation. Having your goals up front and center is key for millennials.”

Social media can be very influential on your spending habits, but you don’t have to shut down all your accounts to gain control over your financial situation. Sometimes all it takes is a financial plan and a coach to keep your self-worth and net worth intact.


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The Best Social Reactions to Royal Baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

The wait for baby Sussex is finally over.
On Monday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, welcomed their first child, a baby boy weighing 7 lbs. and 3 oz. On Wednesday, the couple made their first appearance together as a family in Windsor, later revealing in an Instagram post the baby’s name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
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The name choice comes as a surprise as British bookmakers saw the most bets placed on more traditional British royal names, like Albert, Arthur, Alexander, James and Phillip. However, the Internet has already started having fun with the name, many making references to the titular character of the Archie Comics series and the CW show it inspired, “Riverdale,” whose main, red-haired character is named Archie Andrews.
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FIFA Is Backing a Social Media Boycott By U.K. Soccer Players Protesting Against Racism

(MANCHESTER, England) — FIFA is backing a 24-hour social media boycott by professional players in England in a protest against racial abuse and revealed plans for a new global campaign to eradicate discrimination in soccer.

Following a series of high-profile cases in recent weeks, the Professional Footballers’ Association has gathered support from Premier League stars to stay off Twitter, Facebook and Instagram from 9 a.m. Friday (0800 GMT) until 9 a.m. Saturday as they push for a crackdown on racist messages.

“Collectively, we are simply not willing to stand by while too little is done by football authorities and social media companies to protect players from this disgusting abuse,” England and Tottenham defender Danny Rose said on Thursday.

FIFA said that it was listening to the concerns of players and supporting their decision to put pressure on social media companies to take stronger action against racism by not posting for a day.

“We applaud the initiative of the English professional football players,” FIFA said in a statement to The Associated Press. “FIFA is fully engaged in combating racism and any form of discrimination not only in football but society in general.”

FIFA is preparing to write to all 211 member associations and the six confederations encouraging them to adopt a three-step procedure which allows a referee to stop play, suspend a game and ultimately abandon the fixture if discriminatory abuse persists.

FIFA was criticized in 2016 for dismantling its anti-racism task force after saying its mission had been completed.

Now the Zurich-based governing body says it is “preparing a concrete action with worldwide impact that will launch a powerful campaign against discrimination.”

After being targeted with monkey noises while playing for England in Montenegro in a European Championship qualifier last month, Rose said he couldn’t wait for his career to end to escape racism in football.

“Football has a problem with racism,” Rose said. “I don’t want any future players to go through what I’ve been through in my career.”

Unlike Rose, Manchester United defender Chris Smalling does have public accounts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

“Throughout my career I have developed a thick skin against verbal abuse, justifying it as just ‘part of the game’ but the time has come for Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to consider regulating their channels, taking responsibility for protecting the mental health of users regardless of age, race, sex or income,” Smalling said.

“I understand that I am in an extremely privileged position and I am deeply thankful for that but, at the end of the day, we are all human.”

Earlier this week, Manchester United condemned abuse directed at Ashley Young online following the club’s Champions League exit at Barcelona.

Watford captain Troy Deeney was also targeted with racial insults on Instagram earlier this month after scoring in an FA Cup semifinal win over Wolverhampton.

“My teammates and I have been on the receiving end of well documented abuse from a minority of narrow-minded, ignorant people both on social media and on the pitch,” Deeney said. “Any racism in football is too much, and it’s essential that we fight it wherever and whenever we see it.

“On Friday we are sending a message to anyone that abuses players — or anyone else — whether from the crowd or online, that we won’t tolerate it within football. The boycott is just one small step, but the players are speaking out with one voice against racism — enough is enough.”

The PFA has distributed a red graphic featuring the words “Enough. Make a stand against racism.”

“While there has been progress in the battle against racism within football, there are still far too many instances of players being abused,” said Leicester captain Wes Morgan, who won the Premier League in 2016. “I’ve heard it in the stands and I’ve seen it online. We all have. That’s why, as players, we are coming together on Friday to say that more must now be done to eradicate racism from our game.”

Twitter said earlier this week that it uses “proprietary-built internal technology to proactively find abusive content” but anti-discrimination organization Kick It Out asked for more serious action.

“Football is more popular than it has ever been, but we have a discontented generation of players who won’t stand for racist abuse any longer. Enough is enough,” Arsenal and England women’s team forward Danielle Carter said. “We want to see social media companies take proper responsibility for racist abuse on their platforms and we want them to find solutions.”

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Lush is getting rid of their ENTIRE social media

Why? Because they’re ‘tired of algorithms’

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Lush has announced it is closing its UK social media accounts, because it is ‘tired of fighting with algorithms’.

The beauty brand – known for its vegan bath bombs and face masks – revealed its plans to ‘switch up social’ in a string of tweets earlier this week, in a bid to have more direct contact with their customers via email, phone or their website.

Speaking about their new plan on Twitter, which will see Lush UK’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as their Lush Kitchen, Lush Times, Lush Life, Soapbox and Gorilla come to an end, the company wrote:

‘We’re switching up social. Increasingly, social media is making it harder and harder for us to talk to each other directly. We are tired of fighting with algorithms, and we do not want to pay to appear in your newsfeed. So we’ve decided it’s time to bid farewell to some of our social channels and open up the conversation between you and us instead.’

The statement continued: ‘Lush has always been made up of many voices, and it’s time for all of them to be heard. We don’t want to limit ourselves to holding conversations in one place, we want social to be placed back in the hands of our communities – from our founders to our friends. We’re a community and we always have been. We believe we can make more noise using all of our voices across the globe because when we do we drive change, challenge norms and create a cosmetic revolution. We want social to be more about passions and less about likes.

‘This isn’t the end, it’s just the start of something new. #LushCommunity – see you there.’

Lush UK’s Twitter account boasts over 202,000 followers, with over double on Facebook, while their Instagram followers have racked up to 569,000.

Lush North America however will not follow suit and will continue to be present on social media.

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The ever-provocative Anti Social Social Club keeps its streak of automotive-centric items going, joining with three other entities for a special hoodie. Alongside Period Correct, Rotiform and 24karats, ASSC is launched a colorful, racing-indebted hoodie.

Stylized branding from all four parties is printed across the black hoodie in various eye-catching colors. The classic ASSC logo appears on the front at the chest, alongside “PERIOD CORRECT TEAM RACING” verbiage. Each sleeve boasts either 24karats’ logo or a red “88,” a symbol of good luck in Chinese culture. The rear of the hoodie sports the most overt branding, with a host of collaged logos arranged above the rainbow-hued “RACING” text.

Look for the hoodie to launch today on Anti Social Social Club’s website.

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Mike Thalassitis hinted at secret struggle with depression on social media just months before his tragic death

MIKE Thalassitis liked a series of online posts and articles about mental health in the months prior to his tragic death at the weekend.

The Love Island star, 26, was found hanged in woodland near his North London home following a secret six month battle with depression.

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Mike Thalassitis liked a series of online posts and articles about mental health in the months prior to his tragic death at the weekend.[/caption]

Prior to his death, the former semi-pro footballer liked a post about the condition from brain coach Jim Kwik.

It read: “The truth is, none of us really know how much someone else is hurting.

“We could be standing right beside someone who feels completely broken or facing the battle of their lives and have no idea.

“Be kind, always.”

The popular reality star also liked a Guardian article raising awareness of anxiety and depression.

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Mike liked this post by brain coach Jim Kwik last November[/caption]

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He also liked this message about waiting for your time to come[/caption]

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And this Guardian article looking at different ways to improve mental well-being[/caption]

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Mike openly spoke to friends about taking anti-depressants[/caption]

Published in January, columnist Gaby Hinsliff looked at how exercise and hobbies such as cooking can have a positive effect on mental well-being.

Another tweet liked by Mike, suggested he was focused on a brighter future.

The post read: “Try not to watch anyone else next year, everyone’s timing is different.

“Your time will come just focus on yourself and have a better year than the last.

“Learn from your mistakes and use them to build yourself.

“If next year’s not your year, make it count towards the year that will be.”

Earlier today The Sun Online exclusively revealed how Mike was secretly battling depression for at least six months before his tragic death.

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The star was excited about his new business outside of the showbiz world Love Island brought him[/caption]

A close friend said the star had been taking anti-depressants since September after an “absolutely horrible” time.

They explained: “Mike was openly talking to people about the awful time he’d been having lately and he had lots of good friends who were supporting him.

“Everybody knew he was taking anti-depressants, but he insisted to friends that he was sorting himself out and things were ‘getting better’.

“Mike was very open and honest about his feelings and admitted life had gone downhill after his Love Island fame had started to wane – but he was looking forward to the future and his new business.

“He spoke about how he longed to return to his old life and play football again with his mates. His old club Margate FC were even open to him coming back as a player.

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Mike longed to return to his roots as a lower-league player[/caption]

“However, Mike was too down; he was convinced he wasn’t good enough, said he wasn’t fit enough and feared he wouldn’t be accepted as a footballer again.”

The friend explained how Mike missed the football world, where he was known simply as ‘Thala’ rather than the ‘Muggy Mike’ moniker he’d gained on Love Island.

Between 2010 and 2017, he played as a striker for teams including Stevenage,  Chelmsford City and Margate.

They explained: “Mike loved the parties and hanging out with his showbiz pals but someone called him ‘Thala’ the other week and he was thrilled. He said: ‘It’s so nice to hear that again.’

Mike on a night out with his brother Nick in December

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He was talking excitedly about his life as a restaurateur[/caption]

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Mike’s new project The Skillet in Loughton was due to open next week[/caption]


“Ultimately, he would have loved to return to playing – but he was just too depressed to make the leap.”

Mike’s pals were astonished by his tragic death because all signs were pointing to a massive change in fortunes for the star.

He had just finished filming the forthcoming series of MTV’s Ex On The Beach.

Also, his beloved restaurant The Skillet, a joint venture with footballer pal Scott Neilson, was due to open which he was hugely excited about – with the pair even having sent out invites to the grand opening.

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He had been obsessed with everything to do with his new venture[/caption]

The pal told us: “Mike was so thrilled about his restaurant and would talk about it non-stop. Everyone was convinced he was getting better as he was so passionate about his new venture.”

They added: “He was involved in everything from the menus to the colour of the walls and spoke about how excited he was about it right up until the night before he died.

“It’s a tragedy that he will never get to see all his brilliant plans come to fruition.”

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EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.

It doesn’t discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.

It’s the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.

And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.

Yet it’s rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.

That is why The Sun launched the You’re Not Alone campaign.

The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.

Let’s all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others.

You’re Not Alone.

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For some professionals, personal branding is a must—while for others it seems like a distraction in this social age. But we can assure you that it’s not. Being visible in this digital era no matter what industry you work in or your level of expertise is extremely critical for your professional and personal brand. In other words, if you want to shine where you are or want to level up, you have to position yourself to be seen on and offline.

Jacqueline Jones, head of Strategic Partnerships at LinkedIn; Rita Mitjans, chief diversity & corporate social responsibility officer at ADP; Monica W. Peterson, director of Affiliate Vehicle Planning and Pricing Product Planning & Strategy at Toyota Motor North America Inc.; and Yolanda Murphy, vice president of Communications at Northrop Grumman Technology Services dived deeply into how women can present their best-selves during the 14th Annual Women of Power Summit.

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The Visible Woman: Personal Branding in a Social Age panel at the Women of Power Summit

First things first, your online portfolio whether it’s your personal website or LinkedIn holds more value than you think.

“Make sure that you are able to articulate and present the brand that you want others to see. Social media gives you the power to represent yourself the way you want to be,” said Mitjans.

To that point, Peterson said, “be intentional about what your LinkedIn profile has in there.”

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  • Update your profile picture
  • Be clear about who you are, what you do, and the value you add in your biography
  • Make sure that your information is accurate and up to date
  • Share your expertise by blogging, engaging with other thought leaders, and sharing articles

It’s been said that the best time to look for a new job is on the first day of your new job, but, when it comes to personal branding and job searching that same logic does not apply. “You don’t just update LinkedIn when you’re looking for new jobs,” Peterson added.

And Jones couldn’t agree more as a leader at LinkedIn. She believes that social platforms give people of color the opportunity to tap into economic power.

Consistency is also key

“If your employers can see your profile and it represents a different person than you bring to work every day, you need to re-evaluate what you’re posting,” said Peterson.

Murphy got serious about personal branding in 2014 when she realized how important it was to tell her story.

“What I’ve come to learn is that it’s a form of currency. For example, look at your savings account…you’re investing so that you can get something back in return – a return on your investment. Your personal brand is no different. It’s something that is returning dividends to you and your company or those who you choose to do business with.”

Another tactic Murphy uses to manage her brand is to be selective about what she shares publicly. This allows her to engage in topics she wants to be a part of and those that serve her personal brand.

“I’ll talk about my kids, I’ll talk about communications. I don’t talk about money, faith, or politics. I set boundaries for what I will and will not talk about,” she added.

Personal branding in the social age also lends itself to the opportunity to build relationships offline so that you can land different opportunities.

“Partner with corporate communications. Pitch corporate comms your story and why you would be a great representative and how your story exemplifies what they are trying to say,” said Jones.

The general consensus when it comes to personal branding is to craft your narrative, share it, and shine! Finding the right strategy for your personal brand online comes with time but you can get started today with this expert advice.

 

 

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The Problem With “Woke Bait” and Social Justice Propaganda

Being the first to support a good cause doesn’t always make you right — or woke. Especially in wake of major companies and brands, rallying behind activists and around social issues they aren’t morally aligned with. It is easier now, more than ever, to contribute to racy conversations on social media or through a hashtag, but the last thing you want to do on the web is be woke and be wrong. This practice has been coined “woke bait” by BLACK ENTERPRISE copy chief Seimond London.

“Woke bait” is hereby defined as social justice propaganda masked as a progressive campaign or just stance to elicit emotion, debate, or an economic transaction from a group of people.

With timelines refreshing every nanosecond, it is imperative people do their research. Next week, BE will explore woke bait in Nigeria, at Social Media Week Lagos produced by Afrika21. This year’s event will be held Feb. 4 – Feb. 8, and the theme is “STORIES: With Great Influence Comes Great Responsibility.” The week-long conference provides ideas, trends, insights, and inspiration to help people and businesses understand how to achieve more in a hyperconnected world. The event features a central stage for keynotes and panels, multiple rooms for workshops, masterclasses and presentations, and an area dedicated to co-working, networking, and interactive installations.

Lydia Blanco will cover how black reporters and consumers can identify woke-bait and educate themselves by digging deeper into major campaigns that project support of marginalized communities through social justice marketing and advertisement.

During the session, attendees will learn how to identify woke-bait on social media and within advertising campaigns; gain tools to accurately report and add to the conversation off and online; explore difficulties in decision making — to support or pass on campaign bait; and discuss the impacts campaigns have on black communities — socially and economically.

You might not be able to make it to Nigeria, but you’ll want to stay tuned for a recap of the Masterclass and recaps on the latest trends and technological advances that are being followed in the motherland!

Use the hashtag #SMWBLACKENTERPRISE to follow the conversation on social media.


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dream hampton on Surviving R. Kelly, Supporting Survivors and Why She Wants a ‘Social Death’ for R. Kelly

The documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, which aired on Lifetime in the first week of January, has prompted new interest in the R&B singer’s alleged sexual misconduct with minors. Focusing on stories about his illicit behavior that have circulated for decades, the docuseries raises questions about the limited actions in response to these women’s stories, especially in light of the #MeToo movement, charges filed against Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby’s guilty verdict.

The six-part series, executive produced by the filmmaker dream hampton, features interviews with survivors and parents of girls who they say have been taken captive by Kelly, along with accounts of him coercing women into sex with underage girls and preying on teenagers.

Surviving R. Kelly has spurred several responses, including from high profile figures in the music industry and from law enforcement officials, who have asked any other alleged victims to step forward in order to start an official investigation. Kelly was acquitted in 2008 on child pornography charges and has repeatedly denied allegations of sexual misconduct. A representative for Kelly did not return TIME’s request for comment.

hampton — who says she didn’t expect the wave of responses from investigators, celebrities and viewers — talked to TIME about who she interviewed for Surviving R. Kelly, where the #MeToo movement will go from here and how the public at large can help stop predatory behavior.

Surviving R. Kelly has prompted a number of high-profile responses, from Chance the Rapper to radio stations that have stopped playing his music. How did you feel about Lady Gaga’s statement apologizing for working with R. Kelly?

I thought there was a lot of nuance in it. It’s reflective to me of what people expect from victims of trauma, especially those that speak up, like Lady Gaga, to be perfect, in a way. I was very sorry that she didn’t speak [in the series]. It could have been valuable for people on camera to reckon with the fact that they had continued to collaborate with him, and if they could have said if they have regrets.

Along with those responses, lawyers and investigators have asked any other victims to come forward, indicating they might be looking into R. Kelly in the wake of the series. Has that given you any hope on justice eventually being served?

I don’t have hope in the criminal justice system. I would love a social death for R. Kelly. It’s valuable for black people to be loved by other black people because we’re not loved by the rest of society. I would like for people to know who it is they think they love, and make their decision based on that.

You asked a number of well-known people, from Jay-Z to Erykah Badu to Mary J. Blige, about participating in the series and did not get much of a response from anyone other than John Legend. Who would you like to see speak out?

I wanted Erykah Badu to explain what she meant when she was quoted as saying R. Kelly has “done more for the blacks than anyone”. But I’m not interested in celebrities. I wanted people who worked with Kelly every day on his label, like Barry Weiss [former head of RCA/Jive Records] and other people, like Ann Carli, who worked with him at Jive Records.

[Representatives for Carli and RCA Records did not immediately respond to TIME’s requests for comment. A representative for Weiss declined to comment.]

The New York Times had an op-ed about how Surviving R. Kelly brought the focus of the #MeToo movement back to black girls. The documentary touches on how R. Kelly has avoided consequences in part because people broadly have not cared about the stories of black girls and women. Do you see this as a new starting point to center these voices going forward?

The kind of work we’ve been doing, we’ve always been doing. These movements, for racial justice and gender justice, always overlap with black women. The #MeToo movement and the generation that will fight for gender justice safety is absolutely not being led by celebrities. We know about Gwyneth Paltrow and Mira Sorvino’s stories — we’re aware of that. You’re not always aware of what we’re doing, and what we’re always doing is organizing. When Rick Ross had a lyric about drugging a woman’s glass of champagne and raping her, [women’s activist group] UltraViolet targeted Reebok to cancel his endorsement. That was years ago. We are always doing the work.

On Twitter, people have asked you questions like, “What about Harvey Weinstein?” or about not making a “Surviving Catholic Priests,” or another kind of documentary that wasn’t about a black man. Why do you think people are obsessed with this idea that Kelly is the wrong subject?

When people ask on Twitter, “Why isn’t this about Harvey Weinstein,” they’re really asking “Why is this not about Gwyneth Paltrow or Mira Sorvino?” It’s not about them, not because I don’t think they are women who are deserving of processing pain and getting justice for their trauma. I care about these black girls, black girls in general, and women. And I made a film about a man from my generation. I don’t know any other cis men who don’t benefit from patriarchy. It’s not that R. Kelly is offensive or a creep, or because he has a predilection for young girls, but because he has been a predator for almost three decades and he’s ruined the lives of countless girls and their families.

How can people watching this series at home support survivors?

These are everyday women. They may have come across a predator who happens to be world famous, but we can all look out for predatory behavior. We can stop using euphemisms for this. I always hope something like this [series] can be used as a tool for organizing. #MuteRKelly protests were in front of his studio the other day. Donations to A Long Walk Home, which works to save victims of domestic violence, have increased. We’ve seen calls at domestic centers increase. I could never have anticipated these things.


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The Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic, On The Basis of Sex, shows that social progress requires more than one feminist hero

The Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic, On The Basis of Sex, shows that social progress requires more than one feminist hero


The Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic, <em>On The Basis of Sex</em>, shows that social progress requires more than one feminist hero

On The Basis of Sex, a biopic about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, takes place in the 1950s and ’60s—a time period that current conservatives nostalgically look back on as the height of America’s greatness. It was also a time when women without husbands couldn’t get credit cards and when Black women could not occupy the same spaces as their white counterparts. It was also a time when women were heavily discouraged from pursuing careers outside of nursing, teaching, and secretarial work—but Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) blazed a trail for herself.

The film could easily have been a shiny, feel-good tale about a singular feminist hero, but what makes On The Basis of Sex stand out to me is its acknowledgement of the diverse voices who influenced RBG, and its keen awareness of the fact that sex and gender discrimination affects everybody.

The movie shows Ruth’s journey through law school and her years as a professor at Rutgers University. In 1956, she is one of nine women attempting to pursue a law degree at Harvard Law School, where she is subject to continual exclusion and prejudicial behavior. Unable to find a job as a litigator, she becomes a professor at Rutgers University. Eventually her husband, Marty Ginsburg (Armie Hammer), who is also a lawyer, approaches her with a tax case that includes multiple forms of sex and gender discrimination. Charles Moritz (Chris Mulkey), an older man taking care of his invalid mother, is denied a tax benefit that assists caretakers responsible for children or older parents—a benefit that the law claims should only belong to women since men are providers and women are caretakers.

Over the next two years, Ruth and her husband Marty put their heads together to work on the case, hoping to set a precedent that could overturn 178 laws with similar forms of sex and gender discrimination. Through a large cast of supporting and minor characters, the film demonstrates just how many diverse communities and minds it takes to truly achieve equality. It cannot be achieved by one white hero.

For example many of Ruth’s students at Rutgers are women of color who represent a new generation of second wave feminists, assisting Ruth as she researches the case and inspiring her to broaden her ideas about how true equality is really achieved.


While there are several progressive men in the movie who play a role in the case—a major one being Marty, one of the few characters offering Ruth unwavering support—the movie makes a point to emphasize that even progressive men can hold sexist views. This is particularly demonstrated through the character of Mel Wulf (Justin Theroux), the ACLU legal director. Despite the ACLU’s reputation for being strong political lobbyists for civil rights, Mel initially discourages Ruth from taking on the case. He says that if she pursues it and loses, she’ll set the women’s movement back 10 years, Mel continually reminds Ruth of her lack of litigation experience, insisting that she won’t hold up in the Supreme Court.

In a particularly poignant scene, Ruth participates in a mock trial to prepare for the case. She presents her arguments to a table of her peers, including Mel, as well as Gerald Gunther and Pauli Murray (Sharon Washington), pioneers in the Brown v. Board of Education case that desegregated American public schools. Mel and Gunther proceed to tell Ruth that she doesn’t have the litigation skills to handle the opening arguments, and that they’d prefer her husband Marty over her. They also insist that if Ruth presents the case to the Supreme Court as an issue of sex and gender discrimination, then they will lose.

But Pauli Murray, a Black lesbian feminist lawyer, believes that Ruth has the capacity to verbally present the argument in court, and suggests that Ruth and Marty equally split the responsibilities of the opening argument.

We see Pauli’s influence again when Ruth attempts to equate race and gender as unchangeable biological qualities. Pauli corrects her by emphasizing that race and gender are not the same—both are socially constructed, but ancestry and some physical traits play a role in how we perceive race. Gender, however, is how we express ourselves, and that doesn’t always line up with the biological sex we are assigned at birth.

Throughout the film, there are many women who offer similar advice to Ruth, including Dorothy Kenyon (Kathy Bates), a first wave feminist who attempted to overthrow sex and gender discrimination but ultimately failed, and Ruth’s own daughter Jane (Cailee Spaeny) who champions a more radical view of feminism that many progressive millennial women will identify with.

The film not only recalls an important historical event, but also provides a template for how we should pursue the fight for equality now. On the Basis of Sex puts Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s contributions to gender equality front and center, and her contributions were unequivocally groundbreaking. But the film’s director Mimi Leder knew to highlight the fact that social progress does not exist in a vacuum. There are no singular heroes or white saviors. Rather, as the film demonstrates, it takes a diverse cast of voices coming together to truly execute radical social change.

As Ruth Bader Ginsburg says in the movie, American culture doesn’t need a court to give it permission to change, but it does require the united commitment to equality evident in its namesake.

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The Lawyer Helping Social Influencers Protect their Passion and Profits

Although social influencers and content creators are a fairly new phenomenon, their ability to inspire an audience to take action makes them highly sought after by small businesses, mega-brands, and even Hollywood film studios. But creators should take note, with a growing demand for influencers, comes an increasing need to protect your inventions; images, as well as literary and artistic works. Thankfully, there are intellectual property attorneys like Shay M. Lawson. As an intellectual property attorney, diversity expert, and founder of the Advocate Law Group PC, she’s fiercely committed to protecting a person’s passion and profits through copyright, trademarks, and contracts. “The biggest mistake I see creatives making is assuming they’re ‘too small’ to be stolen from or copied,” says Lawson. Spend the few dollars on a copyright now so you can enforce your rights against thieves who will be sorry later.”

Unlike a traditional entertainment attorney focused on television, film, music, theater, and publishing, Lawson adds social media to her area of specialization. “I’m not your run of the mill entertainment attorney because what it means to be an entertainer and how that person generates revenue is always changing,” she says. “A single client who is a multi-platinum music producer could also be a YouTube sensation from making videos of his beats, or a style influencer for how she wears her hair. Understanding how all that needs to be legally protected is going to be completely different than any other type of trademark or contract lawyers are doing. I’m probably only a handful of lawyers that can tell you how much you should negotiate for a Tweet versus an Instagram post versus a Snap story versus a YouTube video, and put you in the best position to maintain ownership of the content you create when partnering with a brand for sponsored content. I can only do that because I am a part of the culture. I grew up with the creation of each of these platforms. So as unique as my client’s needs are, I am also uniquely informed on how to best protect them from a legal standpoint.”

From Lawson’s Instagram account

Coupled with Lawson’s passion for protecting intellectual property, is her commitment to advocating for social change. “I love the overwhelming unity among women in the entertainment industry in being a voice for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, especially among women of color,” she says. What I want to see in my industry, though, is accountability and real lasting change not damage controlled reactionary change for optics. My passion for this change has been channeled into an unexpected opportunity to work with Kitti Jones as a client. Kitti is a dynamic spirit that has leveraged her dark experience with domestic violence at the hands of a major music celebrity, to now be an author and the face of a national PSA campaign to spread awareness and resources to victims.”

Lawson also sits on the board of the Lee Thompson Young Foundation that provides mental health resources to students in Atlanta-area public schools. She’s a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where she chairs social action around issues such as voting during midterm elections. Plus she sits on the board of the Recording Academy, Atlanta Chapter as a Governor and co-chair of Advocacy where she has spent the past two years lobbying members of Congress on behalf of music creators to pass the Music Modernization Act.

Lawson’s dedication to the field speaks volumes about the power of representation. “I was inspired to go to law school by a group of environmental attorneys that came to my high school, she said. The attorneys shared their work on behalf of African communities being taken advantage of by American oil companies and corrupt governments. I actually focused my undergraduate thesis at Hampton University on Nigerian political theory and my graduate research on war crimes and international humanitarian law for the International War Crimes Tribune. So helping others and helping communities has always been on my mind. This translated into working in diversity and inclusion once I started my professional career. Any part I can play in empowering organizations to be the best and most inclusive version of themselves is a service to everyone and a cause I will always take up meaningfully.”

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What motivates you?

What bothers us is often what motivates us. And it bothers me that scientific knowledge often does not inform the care people receive. A new area called “implementation science” is devoted to ensuring that evidence-informed interventions are implemented to benefit those in need.

Read Dr. Lewis’ latest paper published on JAMA Psych.

Specifically, I’m focused on improving mental and behavioral health care by integrating evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy into community settings. My new paper in JAMA Psychiatry discusses how to advance the integration of measurement-based care into behavioral health treatment.

What first got you interested in implementation science?

While working on a study in graduate school, I found CBT worked for many young people. But at that time, cognitive behavioral therapy was largely unavailable outside of research trials. Implementation science promised to bring evidence-based care into practice. So, I decided to focus on this new field, even though no one at my university, including my mentor, was expert in this type of work.

Kayne Mettert, Caitlin Dorsey, Lewis, and Elena Navarro (L-R) all moved together to work at the Kaiser Permanente Health Research Institute in Seattle from Indiana University in Bloomington.

Kayne Mettert, Caitlin Dorsey, Lewis, and Elena Navarro (L-R) all moved together to work at the Kaiser Permanente Health Research Institute in Seattle from Indiana University in Bloomington.

Which projects have excited you most?

My work with Wolverine Human Services — residential treatment centers housing teens throughout Michigan — made the impossible, possible. It was the first time, to my knowledge, that frontline staff received training to deliver cognitive behavioral therapy with fidelity. Through our five years of systematic, tailored implementation with the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Wolverine was transformed. They’ve trained most of the staff in cognitive behavioral therapy and embedded onsite coaches to ensure the program is sustainable.

Now, I’m leading an implementation evaluation of a new member of the primary care team in Kaiser Permanente Washington clinics designed to connect patients with community resources. Specifically, we’re evaluating the impact of community resource specialists on patients’ experience and care teams’ ability to work at the top of their license.

I serve on the steering committee of Kaiser Permanente’s Social Needs Network for Evaluation and Translation group. We bring experts together and support them to think about how best to address social risk, build capacity and conduct pragmatic evaluations. Kaiser Permanente is at the cutting edge in terms of investing in care for the whole person and their community. Very few organizations have that vision — and the infrastructure to support this work.

What makes Kaiser Permanente a good place to do implementation science?

Kaiser Permanente is willing to invest in implementing evidence-based care. Being embedded in a delivery system affords the opportunity to contribute to the science and the practice of implementation.

Lewis, PhD, an associate investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, after keynoting the Global Evidence and Implementation Summit 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

Lewis after keynoting the Global Evidence and Implementation Summit 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

What keeps you going outside of work?

What I do most outside of work is to spend time with my 2-year-old son River. I’m an avid cyclist. I love to bike to work and bike River to school, the grocery store, you name it.

Our family is very musical, and we play music every day. I like to sing — but don’t ask me to. River and my husband Eric play all the things: We have five guitars (including River’s guitalele), a piano, drums and many other instruments. We don’t watch TV shows as a family — we watch live music videos together.

I’m proud to say River now requests Pearl Jam, a Seattle-born band that recently raised $ 12 million to address homelessness in our local communities. I have family nearby in British Columbia, where I was born and raised — and those are two reasons why Seattle is a great place for us to be.

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Sarah Hyland Announces She’s Taking A Break From Social Media Following Her Cousin’s Death

Yesterday, Sarah Hyland revealed that her 14-year-old cousin had died in a drunk driving accident, and she urged her social media following to keep their nasty and ignorant comments to themselves. Unfortunately, however, Sarah’s request for civility didn’t go as planned.

Today, the Modern Family alum announced she was taking a break from social media for the next little while. Following the revelation that her young cousin had passed away, some people on Twitter criticized her for the manner in which he tragically died.

At first, Hyland accused her followers of talking negatively about something which none of them had any knowledge – a fair point considering exact details haven’t been released.

The star said, “and how dare you attack when a beautiful life has been lost.” On a more positive note, Sarah and her Modern Family co-stars shared a link to a GoFundMe page and it has since garnered more than a few dollars for both medical expenses and funeral fees.

Unfortunately, thousands of people die in drinking and driving related accidents every year. However, in the modern era, drunk driving has since become a massive social faux-pas. It is no longer a social norm as it once was due to years of activism and raising awareness.

According to a study from the Port of Springer Nature, a majority of car accidents, especially fatal ones, are caused, in part, by drinking and driving.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notes that approximately $ 37 billion in damages are caused every single year as a result of drinking and driving-related accidents.

Moreover, someone dies in an alcohol-related crash every fifty-one minutes. Most drunk drivers are men, although some are women. However, there is a significant disproportionate ratio.

Ever since the legalization of marijuana in several states in the United States, as well as the legalization of the substance nationally in Canada, the risk of more fatal accidents has been a subject of discussion. As the years go by, authorities say road-side tests will increase in sophistication regarding what substances they test for.

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Kandi Burruss is featured on the cover of InBetween Magazine, and she shared this with her fans and followers who couldn’t be more excited for their favorite housewife. Take a look at the cover below.

Her fans started to congratulate her on all of her achievements, beginning with Xscape and finishing with her latest movie and her restaurant, Old Lady Gang.

Someone brought up RHOA and Porsha Williams: ‘You were so worried about the sincerity of Porsha’s apology to you about “the lies, the lies, the lies”…you could have taken this opportunity to show her how its done when a woman of stature is wrong, she can admit it sincerely and move on. ❤❤

Speaking of Porsha and RHOA, in this week’s episode of the show, Kandi exposed some shady secrets about her fiance, Dennis McKinley’s past, including how he has a reputation for being a player and a cheat.

Another fan told her that they had seen her latest movie (in which she plays a drug addict mother) and they were completely impressed:

‘@kandi I saw the movie (never heard) you were excellent!!!! There’s nothing you CANT DO… I’m soooooooo proud and a big fan.❤

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Someone else told her ‘I Love me some Kandi B. Keep doing what doing, cause them, haters, going to keep on hating, but you flaunt on.🖤

Another commenter said that they visited Kandi’s restaurant and had a little observation to make: ‘Went to OLG tonight the new location EVERYTHING WAS AMAZING !! I’m 8 months pregnant so it was kinda tight with the seating arrangement.. The bigger people there will probably struggle too. But other than that… #blackownedbusiness. ❤

One person gushed over Kandi and told her ‘Kandi is the best! She never ages, dresses super cute, she has it all! God bless her and her family! Heavenly voice as well! Love her!’

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PARIS — It took nearly 20 years for Kenzo Takada to complete his first book.
The fashion designer was approached by author Kazuko Masui moments after he left his namesake brand in 1999. At the time, Masui had a plan to make a book of Takada’s drawings, more than 5,000 of them. It since blossomed into a full-fledged biography, opening with the letters a young Takada wrote to his mother upon first arriving in Paris in 1965 and ending with dozens of pages dedicated to his final show at the fashion brand, held at the Zénith concert hall in 1999. Around 400 drawings still made the cut.
Born in 1939, Takada studied at Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo before setting off to Paris to pursue his career. After a couple of years working for a design agency and selling drawings of his designs, including to the house of Louis Féraud, Takada opened his first shop in March 1970, named Jungle Jap.
It was an immediate hit, with Takada’s colorful cotton designs and Japanese kimonos gathering press attention. The brand officially launched as Kenzo in 1976 when it inaugurated its flagship on the Place des Victoires in the center of Paris. Takada quickly became

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STREET-SMART FASHION: The streetwear brand X-Girl has lined up portrait photographer Shaniqwa Jarvis for its latest collaboration.
Compact to the degree that only three items are offered, the styles are available through Sunday at Social Studies NY, a multipurpose space and pop-up. To help spread the word about the collaboration, photographer Chandler Kennedy shot the painter and model Monica Hernandez wearing the assortment. A “Mini Me” crewneck sweatshirt retails for $ 95, the $ 50 “Too Many Rich People in NY” T-shirt and the $ 50 “Less, Less, Less” tote bag, which was hand-dyed by Jarvis, are up-for-grabs.
Jarvis, who has shot for Gap, Supreme, Riposte and others, dove into the capsule collection sector last year for the launch of her Baque Creative Press-published book. Started by musician Kim Gordon and stylist Daisy von Furth in 1994, the X-Girl brand has renewed its focus on New York, and is on the lookout for new talent and creatives that align with the brand. The company has more than 100 stores in Japan and has loyalists like Chloë Sevigny and Sofia Coppola. Early on, the Lafayette Street-rooted label rallied young feminists and that ethos remains.
Housed in Milk Studios, Social Studies NY builds from the success of last year’s Social

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A First Look at Virgil Abloh’s Limited Social Studies New York T-Shirt Design

During this weekend’s eagerly-awaited Social Studies event, attendees will have the chance to meet with some of the biggest names in the youth culture, customize a variety of garments and listen to exclusive talks between creatives. They’ll also have the opportunity to grab exclusive merch, including this duo of Virgil Abloh-designed T-shirts. Emblazoned with “STUYVESANT LEADER PHYSICAL ED.” verbiage, the red/yellow and black/white shirts juxtapose the collegiate text on the front with the logos of every single event contributor on the rear, making for a crowded, yet communal, design.

All proceeds of the $ 100 USD shirt will go to Casita Maria, a Bronx-based youth charity. Guests will be able to grab their choice of tee at the event this weekend, November 16-18.

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