Month: May 2020

In 2011, my younger brother Lee was stopped and frisked on his way to buy ginger ale at the grocery store on 216th Street and White Plains Road. Walking into the market, his black du-rag on and headphones plugged in, two white police officers stopped Lee and asked to search him. “What’s the problem?” he
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As people who are lucky enough to be able to work from home slide into their 12th week of doing so, certain fashion standbys are starting to feel as remote as a matinee with a large popcorn or a night out at a crowded bar. I’m talking about jeans and all other “hard pants,” anything
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A 29-year-old Black woman died while Toronto police were in her home. And people are understandably outraged—and asking questions Trigger warning: This article contains references to Black grief, death and police violence. In a week that has already been rife with death and police brutality, there’s yet another hashtag trending on Twitter. Overnight on May
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Ditch plastic, not good hair days It’s estimated that the equivalent of one garbage truck full of plastic is dumped into the ocean every minute. Swapping your go-to bottled shampoo and conditioner for packaging-free bars is an easy way to cut down on plastic waste. A single palm-sized bar can last up to 80 washes,
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Joining Zoom workout classes from your childhood bedroom — detergent-bottle weights in hand — can feel intimidating and inconvenient. But, for Astrid Swan, an NASM-certified personal trainer and the chief curriculum lead for Barry’s, being able to connect with clients while social distancing has been “a gift.” That’s not to say Swan hasn’t faced challenges
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If you’ve been missing your Friends during the pandemic, sulk no longer. HBO Max is now streaming all 10 seasons of the hit NBC comedy nearly six months after the sitcom left Netflix, breaking hearts and ending rewatches everywhere. However, the highly-anticipated unscripted Friends reunion with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew
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Victor VIRGILEGetty Images From the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the fashion industry has faced its troubles. Store closures, legacy brands filing for bankruptcy, and as of late, fashion houses postponing or canceling upcoming fashion shows. Gucci is the latest house to switch up its Fashion Week strategy announcing that it will only show two
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Until Sunday, donate to Nellie’s in Toronto and be eligible to win items from Jenny Bird, Fortnight and more. By Odessa Paloma Parker Date May 27, 2020 icon-facebook icon-twitter After hearing that incidents of domestic violence have increased drastically during the COVID-19 pandemic, Toronto-based stylist Georgia Groom found herself wondering how she could help. “I
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