Asian E-Commerce Sites Swindle Profits From Famed Black Jewelry Designer Rachel Stewart

- By Bossip Staff

It is often said that imitation is the highest form of flattery but for popular Black jewelry designer Rachel Stewart, imitation may put her beloved handmade jewelry company out of business.We spoke with Stewart not too long ago as she gushed about pride in her business and the leap she took becoming an entrepreneur, wanting to create and control her own future… Now it seems with fame comes fraud. Stewart’s designs have been worn by the likes of Nelly Furtado, Kim Coles and Beyonce’s all-girl band, the Suga Mamas… Unfortunately, now sites such as AliExpres and Alibaba have been imitating Stewart’s coveted designs and profiting off of her unique looks… [They] also stole the photos she shot of the jewelry and models.

[Madamenoire]


Pinterest Announces New Plan To Boost Diversity In Tech

…Hoping to increase diversity in the technology industry overall, Pinterest announced on Thursday its goal to hire more women and minorities, and its’ making those goals public to help hold itself accountable… While the announcement makes Pinterest the first major tech company to show its inner workings towards diversity to this extent, the company is not stopping there. It will soon introduce an experimental lab at its San Francisco base to test strategies in building a diverse and inclusive company… In the new plans for a more inclusive workplace, Pinterest employees will take part in training to dismantle unconscious bias. The site will also host a training and mentorship program for African American software engineers.

[Madamenoire]


Andre 3000 Cast In American Crime Season 2

Andre 3000 is an extremely versatile actor and he will now be taking his talents to ABC’s American Crime Season 2. Variety is reporting that the Outkast member will portray architect Michael Lacroix opposite Regina King. The two “prominent members of their community” face the uphill battle of defending their son who is accused of the show’s central crime. It appears the season has been made to reflect many of the nation’s current ills. The upcoming American Crime Season 2 also reunites Andre Benjamin with his Jimi Hendrix biopic director John Ridley… The first season of American Crime earned an unprecedented ten Emmy nominations. Three Stacks is on a winning team.

[HipHopWired]


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