Tuesday, July 27

Voices of Color

Amare Stoudemire, Athlete, Cam Newton, Careers, Celebrity style, Fashion, lebron james, Life, Sports, Style, Styling, Victor Cruz, video, Voices of Color

This celebrity stylist turned LeBron James into a fashion icon

Stylist Rachel Johnson took LeBron James from NBA all-star to fashion superstar. Johnson's influence spread throughout the NBA and bled into other sports. She has also styled Victor Cruz, Cam Newton, and Amar'e Stoudemire. Johnson's work with athletes has helped add diversity and inclusivity to the fashion industry. Following is a transcript of the video.Rachel Johnson: My name is Rachel Johnson. I am a celebrity wardrobe stylist and the CEO and president of the Thomas Faison Agency.Narrator: Throughout her career, Rachel Johnson has turned all-star athletes into fashion superstars. She's styled household names like LeBron James, Victor Cruz, Cam Newton, and Amar'e Stoudemire, and she's widely credited with making over the NBA....
BI Select, Features, Fintech, gen z, Small Business, Tech, Tech Insider, voc, Voices of Color

A Gen Z-led business created an invoicing system already tested by Nike and Fenty Beauty. Read the pitch deck it used to raise over $1 million.

Lotanna Ezeike is the CEO and cofounder of invoicing service XPO, which aims to help content creators. XPO raised more than $1 million in seed funding before officially launching its product. Ezeike shares the pitch deck he is using to lure investors and explains why bright colors and emojis helped his presentation. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 50 million content creators have to wait 120 days to be paid by the brands they work with, said Lotanna Ezeike. His company, XPO, is trying to shorten that period to 24 hours. XPO is an invoicing service that seeks to be the intermediary between creators and bran...
Black Women, gwen berry, INSIDER, Olympics, race and identity, Racism, Sexism, Sha’Carri Richardson, Sports, Tokyo Olympics, VOC insider, Voices of Color

The Olympics has a race problem. Athletes everywhere are calling out the sporting body for a history of banning Black women.

Eurocentric restrictions make it difficult for Black women to fully participate in the Olympics. Historians say these rules are the lingering byproducts of racism and sexism within the Olympics. While the Olympics are getting more inclusive, it's athletes themselves that are driving the push. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Caribbean American diaspora, covid and economy, Covid recovery, VOC insider, Voices of Color

The pandemic hit Caribbean American communities hard. How the diaspora is rallying around covid recovery

The Covid-19 pandemic decimated Caribbean American communities in the US. Communities in the largest diasporas united to help with health, economic, and cultural recovery. Leaders, activists and artists across the US Caribbean diaspora came together to help communities. See more stories on Insider's business page. Since the COVID-19 pandemic first began nearly two years ago, it exposed sharp disparities related to poverty, access to healthcare, and overall quality of life that one time left Black Americans more than three times more likely to die from the virus."We carry a higher burden of chronic disease that predisposes us to th...