September 13
In this Dec. 16, 2019, photo, John Boyega arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" in Los Angeles. British perfume brand Jo

Perfume brand says cutting Black actor from ad was misstep

British perfume brand Jo Malone has apologized to Black actor John Boyega of "Star Wars" fame after cutting him out of the Chinese version of a cologne commercial he helped create.
September 11

NY Fashion Week 2020: Pared down, and virtually all virtual

No celebs packing the front rows. No paparazzi chasing models down the streets. No stiletto-heeled crowds. No crowds at all, actually. Is there even a point to doing New York Fashion Week in 2020?
September 3

Honda, General Motors sign deal to work on vehicles together

General Motors and Honda are moving toward an alliance in North America to share vehicle development and technology costs as the industry moves toward electric and autonomous vehicles.
August 31

Gaga's masks, Weeknd's advocacy and more top VMAs moments

The MTV Video Music Awards got a little creative trying to put on a somewhat live awards show from New York City in the middle…
August 25

TSA rescues wedding dress left at airport checkpoint

Transportation Security Administration employees saved a bride's big day after her wedding dress was left behind at an airport security checkpoint.
August 23
This April 30, 2019, photo shows actress Lea Michele at The Hollywood Reporter's Empowerment in Entertainment Gala in Los Angeles.

Former 'Glee' star Lea Michele gives birth to baby boy

Lea Michele is a mom of a baby boy.
August 22

Mississippi flag designs: Would they make good tattoos?

After mothballing its old Confederate-themed state flag, Mississippi could choose a new one with a magnolia, a shield with wavy lines representing water, or an "edgy" representation of the Mississippi River snaking along the state's western border.
August 20
FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in

Loughlin, Giannulli remain silent as they await prison fate

Since "Full House" star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were arrested last year on charges that they bribed their daughters' way into college, the famous couple has been consistent about at least one thing: their silence.
August 19

California takes step to protect leatherback sea turtles

California took a step Wednesday toward placing Pacific leatherback sea turtles under state protection as the species faces potential extinction from human-caused problems.
August 19

Old format, new problem: Biennial legislatures face COVID-19

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, state legislators scrambled to authorize relief programs, review emergency protocols and rebalance their budgets amid plummeting revenue projections.
August 17
FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in

Feds urge judge to OK prison deals for Loughlin, Giannulli

Federal prosecutors urged a judge Monday to accept deals that call for "Full House" actor Lori Loughlin to spend two months in prison and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, to serve five months for paying half a million dollars to bribe their daughters' way into college.
August 11
FILE -- Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) questions Judge Brett Kavanaugh, then President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, during the

'If not now, when?': Black women seize political spotlight

The little girl ran up to her, wide-eyed and giddy.
August 4

COVID-19 reshapes and reduces back-to-school spending

For Michelle Lynn England, back-to-school shopping always meant heading to Target and the local mall with her two girls and dropping about $500 on each of them for trendy outfits.
August 3

'If not now, when?': Black women seize political spotlight

The little girl ran up to her, wide-eyed and giddy.
July 28

Cosmetology students, hairstylists describe a race divide

After repeatedly being denied service by high-end salons because her hair was perceived as "too difficult" to style, Kanessa Alexander took an unusual step. She opened a shop of her own in a predominantly white Boston neighborhood with four Black stylists serving all hair textures.
July 28

Cosmetology students, hairstylists describe a race divide

After repeatedly being denied service by high-end salons because her hair was perceived as "too difficult" to style, Kanessa Alexander took an unusual step. She opened a shop of her own in a predominantly white Boston neighborhood with four Black stylists serving all hair textures.
July 27
Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, center, smiles during a fashion show marking the 40th anniversary of the normalization of Japan-China diplo

Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto dies at 76

Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, known for his avant-garde and colorful work that included flamboyant costumes of the late rock icon David Bowie, has died of leukemia, his company said Monday. He was 76.
July 25

Disabled Americans mark milestone as crisis deepens job woes

The Americans With Disabilities Act was a major turning point in opening large parts of U.S. society to disabled people, but three decades after its…
July 21
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CEO of parent company of Coach and Kate Spade resigns

The CEO of the parent company of Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman and Coach fashion brands resigned Tuesday citing allegations of misconduct by a woman with whom he had a relationship more than a decade ago.
July 18

Black-owned barbershop to open in Dinkytown near U of Minn.

Mohammed Aliyu has been interested in cutting hair since he was young.