Tag Archives: Culture

25Aug/20

prayground Commits To Empowering Black Female Creators With African Intelligence Collection

Sprayground – the New-York born rebellious and artistically designed backpack and influential streetwear brand, has launched a very special edition collection – African Intelligence 2.0 (Ai), celebrating the birthplace of humanity and bridging the gap between New York City and Ghana.

For Ai 2.0 – the second collaboration between Sprayground and artist, musician and creator Sandflower the popular urban streetwear brand honors the energy of the lion and what it represents with this collection – inclusivity and empowerment. Lions are loyal and fierce, yet they work together within their communities to survive and thrive. Read more

15Aug/20

CIEE Bolsters Revenue of American Universities by Supporting Their International Students Unable to Travel to the U.S. This Fall

As U.S. colleges and universities face unprecedented enrollment and financial challenges due to COVID-19, The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is using its global network of study abroad locations in 20 countries to help schools retain international students unable to travel to the United States this academic year. During the fall 2020 semester, several U.S. colleges will support their international students by delivering in-person classes at CIEE sites in Shanghai, Seoul, and Berlin. Read more

16Jun/20

Despite Multi-State Push To Reopen Economy, Americans Unconvinced It’s Safe To Return To Work

Only one in three Americans feel they have heard all that is required from their government and employers (32% and 33% respectively) in order to feel safe returning to work, according to the June edition of an international opinion survey tracker conducted by leading global strategic communications firm Kekst CNC.

The dynamics are similar among American workers specifically: 31% and 23% respectively feel they have not yet heard enough. What’s more, this sentiment is especially true among lower-earning Americans, of whom only 18% agree their employers have made them feel safe enough to return. Read more

14Dec/17

Star Wars fans attend premier of ‘The Last Jedi’

LA PAZ, BOLIVIA (DECEMBER 13, 2017) (REUTERS) – On Wednesday (December 13), hundreds of Star Wars fans dressed up as movie characters to attend the premier of “The Last Jedi,” in Bolivia, where certain scenes of the movie were filmed.
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09Nov/17

Golden toilet covered in Louis Vuitton monogram bags on sale for $100,000

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 8, 2017) (REUTERS) – A golden toilet covered in leather from 24 luxury Louis Vuitton monogrammed handbags went on display in Los Angeles on Wednesday (November 7) at the newly-opened showroom of online retailer Tradesy. Continue reading

22Oct/17

Black man hugs neo-Nazi skinhead during Florida protests

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 19, 2017) (ADAM SAMEI) – A black man confronted a neo-Nazi skinhead and hugged him during an anti-fascist rally at Florida University to denounce a speech by the alt-right leader Richard Spencer on Thursday (October 19). Continue reading

20Oct/17

Malawi ‘vampirism’ mania spreads

Since September, a vampire scare has triggered mob violence in Malawi that has killed at least eight people accused of being blood suckers including two killings reported in the second city, Blantyre on Thursday (October 19). The vampire rumours appear to have originated in neighbouring Mozambique, although it was not clear what had sparked them. Belief in witchcraft is widespread in rural Malawi and authorities say they are struggling to convince the population that the vampire rumours are anything but true.
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19Oct/17

India cracks down on air pollution as Diwali begins

The Indian government orders diesel generators and a power plant in Delhi to be shut down as air quality in the capital deteriorates ahead of the Hindu festival of lights, when a night of firecrackers sends pollution levels rocketing. Samantha Vadas reports. Continue reading

03Oct/17

Fragile immigrant minors risk being exploited in Italy

ROME, ITALY (INTERSOS) – The doors open every evening at the Italian charity Intersos in Rome to feed at least a few of the nearly 65,000 immigrant minors who have arrived in the city after making a perilous sea crossing from North Africa. Continue reading

28Sep/17

Yves Saint Laurent’s original Paris atelier opens to public

Paris fashion house Yves Saint Laurent inaugurates a museum at its historic atelier, which will give visitors a chance to experience the designer’s world. Sarah Mills reports. Continue reading