Ford Weaves Women's Activism, Style in Liberated Threads.

At the Organization of American Historians yearly meeting last month, Dr. Tanisha C. Ford, a freshly tenured assistant teacher of women, gender, sexuality studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, was granted the respected Liberty Legacy Foundation Award for her most recent book Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul (University of North Carolina Press).

A rising star in academic community, Ford has been admired by scholars such as Dr. Tiffany Gill of the University of Delaware for composing an engaging book that offers an unusual and much-needed window into the activism and experiences of Black women in the United States and abroad.

 

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Amazon Shuttering Myhabit.com

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Amazon.com s push to become a larger fashion gamer has it streamlining its efforts and shuttering its member-based myhabit.com website, WWD has learned.

The site’s New York workers were informed Thursday early morning that the website would close by completion of May.

In a declaration to WWD, the Web giant stated: Fashion is one of Amazon’s fastest-growing classifications. As we continue to enhance our breadth of option and enhance the customer experience on https://www.guiltysoles.com/

 

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Madonna Names Singer Pia Mia Product Girl's New Style Director

Leave it to Madonna to know ways to stay in the spotlight, even indirectly. The super star has actually crowned 19-year-old singer and social media phenom Pia Mia as the new face and first-ever style director for her unique Macy’s juniors line Material Girl. Her imagination, self-confidence and special sense of design make her a perfect addition to the brand, said Madonna in a statement very first released to WWD.

Founded in 2010 under moms and dad MG Icon a partnership in between Iconix Brand Group Inc., Madonna and her long time supervisor Guy Oseary the label has a history of tapping on-the-verge musical skill including Zendaya, Rita Ora and Taylor Momsen, along with well-known offspring Kelly Osbourne, Georgia May Jagger and Sofia Richie. The line’s original inspiration was Madonna s 19-year-old daughter, Lourdes Leon.

 

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