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Published: Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 1:13 AM
— J. Crew is facing criticism after a photo of one of its models and her seemingly unkempt hair surfaced online.
The black woman, dressed in a Madewell dress, was photographed with her natural hair messily pulled back in a ponytail. But everyone wasn’t impressed with the look.
One Twitter user took to the platform to express her disapproval. She uploaded the picture of the model with the caption, “J. Crew..... girl.... y’all wrong.”
Many seemed to agree with her sentiment, because the post soon went viral, racking up more than 11,000 retweets and 20,000 likes.
J. Crew..... girl.... y’all wrong. pic.twitter.com/M25MHbrb3L— Daë Louise (@UnordinaryDae) November 9, 2017
Several chimed in, accusing the fashion brand of prepping the model for the shoot without using the proper practices needed to style African-American hair.
A messy bun looks messy on longer hair on shorter hair it just looked unkempt.— Jacquelyn (@xtrmpayn) November 14, 2017
It’s not a necessity but obviously her hair WASNT DONE. It was a suggestion lol— Cleopatra (@_newcleopatra) November 10, 2017
Was their a Black hair stylist involved in creating this lazy unskilled outcome? A simple yes or no will do.— Delorme (@DelormeDmckee) November 14, 2017
Others, including the model, Marihenny Pasible, thought the look was in line with J. Crew’s relaxed and natural campaign.
The girls hair is supposed to be messy if you look at the whole campaign than you’ll see the point pic.twitter.com/Jbxefzyqil— Majadi Patrick (@jadidelaluna) November 15, 2017
I saw it that way, too. Going for the minimalist style, purposefully unkempt and no-fuss— bodega "stop harrassing women" cat (@fauxfurs) November 10, 2017
Some challenged the critics, asking them to embrace the care-free look for all cultures.
It's such a shame that non-black girls can wear their hair any way they want and no one bats an eyelid; but a black girl has hair sticking out her ponytail and suddenly it's the end of the world— Sharyu (@sidewalksrih) November 10, 2017
!! It's cute I like it. It needs to be normalised more.— Sharyu (@sidewalksrih) November 10, 2017
But I am reading this as a white gal who is allowed to be unpolished. It’s my hope that everyone can look so carefree without worry.— jill e krupnik (@ducky_krupnik) November 10, 2017
After the barrage of comments, J. Crew released a statement on Twitter.
“J.Crew strives to represent every race, gender, and background. We sincerely apologize for the styling of this model and the offense that was caused,” the company wrote.
J.Crew strives to represent every race, gender, and background. We sincerely apologize for the styling of this model and the offense that was caused. We assure you that we are taking steps to address it, and to prevent this from happening again.— J.Crew (@jcrew) November 10, 2017
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 2:22 PM
— Could the crew behind Scene75 — already planning a Pittsburgh, Pa.-area location this summer — be eyeing a new Columbus location?
A limited liability company tied to Scene75 bought a shuttered 225,000-square-foot department store at the Mall at Tuttle Crossing, Franklin County property records show.
The purchase price was $3 million. County records identify the buyer as “Scene75 Tuttle LLC,” with a West Carrollton mailing address.
RELATED: Scene75 buys former ITT site
Scene 75 appears to be in acquisition mode of late.
Last fall, a holding company run by the chief executive of Scene75 Entertainment bought the former ITT Tech school property on Stop Eight Road.
JDS Commercial Holdings LLC — of which Jonah Sandler is the principal — bought the former school property at 3325 Stop Eight Road for $740,000, Montgomery County property records showed then.
In 2012, Sandler opened Scene75 at a former warehouse at 6196 Poe Ave., near the former ITT property.
Since then, he has opened a third entertainment location 30 miles south of Cleveland in Brunswick, Ohio. Besides the Dayton center, the company also has a 84,000-square-foot Cincinnati-area venue in Milford.
The Columbus building most recently served as a Macy’s location at the Mall at Tuttle Crossing, the Columbus Dispatch reported.
A message seeking comment was left for Sandler, who founded the Scene75 chain of indoor entertainment venues with his father.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 12:20 PM
CareSource is holding a hiring event to fill 100 open positions.
The nonprofit insurer, which primarily manages Medicaid plans, will be hiring for positions including:
Other positions are also available. The openings are for positions based at the company’s downtown Dayton offices.
The career fair is open to the public.
When: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. May 2
Where: Dayton Marriott, 1414 S. Patterson Blvd
CareSource has about 2,800 employees in Dayton. It has nearly 2 million policy holders in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Georgia.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 9:25 AM
— Icelandic low-cost airline WOW air is offering $69 one-way fares from Cincinnati and 12 other cities to Iceland during the summer and the fall.
The first introduced $69 one-way fares in 2017 and is excited to bring them back in time for summer and fall vacation planning.
The discounted flights will be available from Baltimore/ Washington, D.C. (BWI), Chicago (ORD), Cleveland (CLE), Cincinnati (CVG), Detroit (DTW), New York (EWR & JFK), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), St. Louis (STL), Pittsburgh (PIT), Boston(BOS), San Francisco (SFO) and Los Angeles (LAX) to Iceland (KEF).
» TRENDING TRAVEL NEWS: WOW air offers cheap flights, but what else will you pay?
Would you fly on a low-cost carrier for an international flight? https://t.co/lWsbShiUDN— Kara Driscoll (@KaraDDriscoll) April 25, 2018
Fares go on sale today and will be offered for flights May 1, 2018 to June 20 and Sept.1 to Oct. 27.
“We want to kick-off the summer travel season by giving our customers some of the lowest prices available,” said Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air. “Over the past year we have seen a continued growth and a strong demand for affordable transatlantic airfare. We are confident we can further build upon this success in the future.”
Launched in November 2011, WOW air now connects 39 destinations across the U.S. and Europe with the Icelandic capital. WOW air transported 2.8 million passengers in 2017, an increase of 69 percent on the previous year.
WOW air will start serving the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport next month.
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Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
A new program in the Dayton area is designed to empower the next generation of women in executive leadership.
The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is working with Aileron to launch a new program called Empower to help women in management grow their careers.
The new program was presented Tuesday morning at the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, held at Sinclair Community College.
Empower will be a 10-month intensive cohort, said Kevin Weckesser, board president of the chamber.
“Created for women in mid to to upper management, Empower will guide participates as they identify their own leadership strengths, values and goals while empowering them to eliminate barriers to advancement,” Weckesser said.
Participants will attend in-depth leadership workshops, day-sessions and business coaching.
Weckesser said those in the cohort will get hands on business coaching to develop “their own personal brand” and build a support system to help them build their career.
“Our goal is to change the culture in the business community and pave the way to the top for all motivated business leaders,” he said.
The goal of the program is to eliminate barriers that keep women from advancing their careers, encourage authentic self reflection, connect women with peer leaders and change the culture within organizations in the Dayton area.
Candidates for Empower should be someone who is already in a manager or leadership role and has been identified as a candidate for future growth opportunities or wants to take their leadership to the next level.
Applications will be accepted for the inaugural 2018 Empower program year through May 31. Participants will be selected in July, and the program will begin in September.
Program pricing is $3,000 for Dayton Area Chamber members and $4,800 for non-chamber members.