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…Clutch Magazine reports Rohan Gilkes launched Noirebnb when he was denied housing in Idaho from an Airbnb merchant while his white friend was approved. As relayed in his piece for Medium, Gilkes noted that he shared information about himself with the Airbnb host and was denied twice; by the third time the host canceled and ignored his messages. Because of this incident, Gilkes told Clutch he felt it was necessary to find a solution to the on-going discrimination people of color face when trying to book rental spaces on Airbnb. While Gilkes plans to launch Noirebnb within six weeks, marketing professional Ronnia Cherry and musician/producer Steffan Grant also launched their own version of Airbnb after neighbors called the police on them for entering their Airbnb rental in Atlanta. “We decided racism and discrimination were still happening so it was pretty much up to us to solve the issue,” Grant shared…

Do You Know About Sephora’s Free Beauty Classes?

Lady Gaga's Fame Perfume Promotion at Sephora's Store in Paris.
…I was reminded of a sign I saw in a Sephora location about a year ago advertising beauty classes — free beauty classes. In mid-May, I hopped on and signed up for every beauty class I could get my hands on, which I admit wasn’t easy as they fill up rather quickly, but just a week later I was setting foot in my first session: Skincare Solutions With Skincare IQ. The class was at 8:30 pm — after the store closed — but you couldn’t tell it wasn’t 10 am from the artists’ energy and cheerfulness. Each attendee was greeted, introduced to Sephora’s digital Skincare IQ program which was created to help clients understand and address individual needs, and given specific products to work with their skin type and concerns. And then class began…

Beyoncé Is Getting Sued For Allegedly Stealing Lemonade Trailer Ideas From An Indie Filmmaker

An independent filmmaker is suing Beyoncé, claiming that the director for her Lemonade trailer stole visual ideas from a short film that he made in 2014. Film director Matthew Fulks has filed a lawsuit accusing director Bryan Younce as well as Sony Music, Columbia Recordings and Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment of lifting several of his ideas and putting them in the trailer that sent the internet into a frenzy back in April. Fulks, who works full-time at Louisville, Ky. news station WDRB as creative director, says that he was contacted about an opportunity to direct a video for Columbia-signed musical group MS MR. In the process he sent over his short film Palinoia for reference. Fulks’ lawsuit claims that Younce emailed the plaintiff acknowledging that he received his information regarding the submission and that filming for Lemonade started shortly after…

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