According to Cygielman, the brand was extremely deliberate about crafting Melody’s story, making sure it was not only accurate, but also represented the authentic point of view of an African American girl living through that moment in history. The company created a six-person advisory board that was involved with every aspect of Melody’s development, from the story to her fashion accessories. Board members included the late Horace Julian Bond, the chairman emeritus of the NAACP board of directors, and several professors of African American studies. The author of Melody’s book, Denise Lewis Patrick, grew up during the Civil Rights era. “She was someone who had firsthand experience as a young African American girl during that time,” Cygielman explains. … [Read more...] about American Girl sales are plummeting. Can the iconic ’90s brand be saved?
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Personal politics While Haaland often stands as the only Native American in the room, she counts her heritage for providing her with empathy, courage, and the ability to imagine a better America. This proves extremely useful in a state in which half the population is on Medicaid, is affected most by child poverty, and a third of children go to bed hungry. “And that’s true for many Native communities across the country,” says Haaland. “It’s definitely an advantage when you are [able to] put yourself in other people’s shoes.” … [Read more...] about The struggle to be America’s 1st Native American congresswoman
“Vegan Taco Bell” (total searches January 2018-August 2019: 456,500) “Vegan Starbucks” (total searches January 2018-August 2019: 216,500) “Burger King Vegan” (total searches January 2018-August 2019: 127,700) “McDonald’s Vegan” (total searches January 2018-August 2019: 139,500) “Dunkin’ Donuts Vegan” (total searches January 2018-August 2019: 116,100) It makes sense that Taco Bell would top the list, as it’s known for being among the more vegetarian-friendly chains. … [Read more...] about Vegan fast-food options: From Taco Bell to McDonald’s, Americans are searching
“It’s okay to copy your fashion idols.” Menswear Dog shamelessly mimics his style icons, including Ryan Gosling in Drive; Ernest Hemingway, and/or Ron Swanson (a flannel shirt/fisherman’s sweater/dark denim jeans look he calls “The Outdoorsman,” also known as lumbersexual); and John F. Kennedy (the “Ivy Leaguer”). For inspiration, Kim and Fung also look to the street styles of their fellow Manhattanites, or, if they’re feeling lazy, to Tumblr. … [Read more...] about Let This Dog That Earns $15K A Month Teach You How To Dress Like A Boss
"With GST, stamp duty, income tax, and capital gains tax already a burden on homebuyers; an income tax rebate could be provided for new home buyers. The real estate sector has been going through a cash crunch and the current NBFC crisis has worsened it. Therefore the industry hopes, the government will help the sector in raising funds from other sources by relaxing norms," Praveen Shetty, Vice President - Marketing at Runwal Group said. … [Read more...] about Realty index hits 20-month high on hopes of sops in Budget