Black Girls Rock! 10-Year-Old Girl Hosts Confidence Conference

- By Bossip Staff


…[Olivia Allen] held a confidence conference this past weekend to inspire greatness in her peers… “The ‘I Can Be’ Girls Confidence Conference will be a unique experience for tween girls ages 8 – 12 where they can be comfortable and accepted being who they (are) and learn how to confidently go after their dreams,” read the the 5th grader’s EventBrite invite… Allen told local Louisville station WDRB that many girls do not have someone to talk to concerning the changes they endure during puberty…“They can follow their dreams. It doesn’t matter what kind of dreams they are. If they want to be a unicorn, be a unicorn or something like that. … and to just always believe in themselves,” said Allen.
[MadameNoire]

Target Fined $2.8M For Racist Hiring Practices


..The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Target will have to pay $2.8 million to previous applicants due to racist and sexist claims embedded into the store’s previous employment assessments. The fee is one the largest any company has been ordered to pay due to discriminatory practices. After complaints from applicants, the EEOC launched an investigation [and] found three employment tests previously used by Target… disproportionately left African Americans, Asians and women out of the pool to be hired. “The tests were not sufficiently job-related and consistent with business necessity, and thus violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” said the EEOC to Fortune. Target is said to have agreed to the settlement due to the fact none of the tests are still in use, not to mention the enormous resources it would take to fight the case.
[MadameNoire]

Man Wants To Trade His Yeezy Boosts For New Kidney


How much are a pair of adidas Yeezy Boosts worth? …Reports Sole Collector: Matt Neal, 26, of Ann Arbor, Mich., posted on the Facebook group WDYWT seeking to trade the Kanye West sneakers for a new kidney. Neal explains in the caption and the comments that he has two failing kidneys and has been on dialysis for two years now. He mentions that it’s illegal to actually buy a kidney in the U.S., but seems to be hoping that trading his pair of size 10 Yeezys offers a loophole. Despite the post being not an hour old at the time of writing, Neal already has plenty of support. His original photo has been liked 165 times and he says in the comments section that users interested in donating their kidneys have messaged him. We sincerely hope Matt is able to find a donor kidney, regardless if it costs him his Yeezy Boosts or not.
[HipHopWired]


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