Ulta Beauty commits to doubling Black-owned brands in its stores

Ulta Beauty has announced a new initiative surrounding diversity and inclusiveness regarding its products promising to double the Black-owned brands found in its stores. 

The company said it promises by the end of 2021, Black-owned brands in its assortment will double and more than $4 million will be dedicated to marketing used to bring awareness to black-owned brands in order to sustain growth around those products. 

 In total, the company is pledging $25 million toward its diversity and inclusion initiative. 

Ulta has also tapped Tracy Ellis Ross, CEO, and founder of hair-care brand Pattern Beauty, to lead the company’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts as an advisor

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Black artists’ impact on fashion

Black History Month is often a time when we hear of the Black writers, the activists and the firsts who excelled, the ones who beat the odds and changed America. Rarely do we hear about the Black Americans who impacted fashion and beauty in such a manner. Fashion is a part of our everyday lives, and it’s time to look at Black fashion icons who changed the fashion landscape as we know it. 

A plethora of beautiful Black art and creativity can always be found in the jazzy neighborhood of Harlem in New York City. Native to Harlem is fashion icon Daniel Day, known as Dapper Dan. With his self-taught knowledge of textiles, Dap used bootleg luxury prints from brands like Louis Vuitton and Fendi to create jackets, bags and entire outfits with his own designs. He sold these superb garments at Dapper Dan’s Boutique on 125th street in Harlem. 

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Woman’s wallet stolen at Marc’s during distraction theft: Mayfield Heights Police Blotter

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio

Theft: Eastgate Plaza

A woman, 82, reported Jan. 21 that her wallet had been stolen from her purse while she was shopping at Marc’s. She believed a woman who had conversed with her in the store stole the wallet while distracting her.

She said the woman left the store with a man. A credit card in the wallet was later found to have been used for a $3,000 transaction at the Walmart in the city. Police are investigating.

Impaired driving: Marsol Road

A Bedford woman, 22, was arrested for OVI Jan. 22 after her vehicle struck another vehicle, a stop sign and a light pole.

Counterfeiting: Mayfield Road

A man reported Jan. 22 that he had received 45 counterfeit $20 bills when meeting a man in the Walmart parking lot to sell him a video game console.

He said the man told him he was on crutches

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Kate Middleton’s Repeat Outfit Proves That This Classic Never Goes Out Of Style

On Tuesday, Kate Middleton logged onto Zoom to speak with teachers at a local school in honor of Children’s Mental Health Week. For the occasion, the Duchess of Cambridge got thrifty, and chose to recycle a royal blue tweed jacket from New Zealand-based fashion brand Rebecca Taylor. In doing so, she proved that the classic lightweight outerwear option — which was made famous by Chanel in the first half of the 20th century — will never go out of style.

Middleton first wore the tweed jacket, which originally cost $498, to an event at Evelina London Children’s Hospital in February 2017. There, she paired it with the matching knee-length dress made of the same tweed material, a suede clutch purse, coordinating Rupert Sanderson Malory pumps, and sapphire earrings. On Tuesday, she toned down the look, pairing it with rose-gold drop earrings from Missoma (the likes of which cost $110

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