The new Forman Mills store boasts more than 53,000-square-feet of designer fashions sold at significant discounts on high-profile brand name apparel. Often, Forman Mills prices are so low, that high-profile brands prohibit the company from advertising their products on radio, TV and the internet.
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This event is sponsored by Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation and the Bader Philanthropies Inc.
Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation
During Minority Enterprise Development Week, we celebrate the success of minority-owned businesses and recognize their contributions to our Nation’s prosperity. These businesses are part of the bedrock of our economy, employing eight million people and contributing more than $1 trillion in economic output each year.
My Administration is committed to empowering minority business owners by creating an environment in which all businesses can expand and thrive. We have eliminated unnecessary and burdensome regulations and effected commonsense, pro-growth policies. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history. Importantly, it created the Opportunity Zones Program, through which we are rewarding businesses that invest in distressed communities and that create jobs for those who, all too often, are left behind. We are also leveling the playing field for American businesses by renegotiating and modernizing our trade agreements, including by replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement with the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
Taken together, these new policies are delivering real results for the American people. Our Nation’s unemployment rate has reached its lowest level in 50 years. Minority unemployment rates have fallen to record lows, with the unemployment rate for African Americans falling below 6 percent for the first time in history. The unemployment rate for Hispanic Americans and Asian Americans has also reached historic lows.
As minority-owned businesses continue to benefit from our resurgent economy, my Administration is looking to take additional steps to support these key drivers of economic growth. The Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency is expanding its focus to include policy analysis that will identify opportunities for minority business enterprises across our country. Additionally, the new National Council for the American Worker is developing a National Workforce Strategy. Given the historically tight labor market and recent technological change, our Nation needs a workforce strategy that champions effective, results-driven education and training to meet the needs of students, workers, and businesses.
In the United States of America, each person has the opportunity to achieve their dreams and to build a better future for themselves and their families. Minority business owners exemplify this fundamental truth about our great Nation. This week in particular, we are grateful for the minority business owners who dedicate their time, energy, and entrepreneurial skills each day to improving the economy and restoring the American spirit in every community across the Nation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 14 through October 20, 2018, as National Minority Enterprise Development Week. I call upon all Americans to celebrate this week with programs, ceremonies, and activities to recognize the many contributions of American minority business enterprises.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.
DONALD J. TRUMP
Nationwide — According to a new nationwide survey conducted by Discovery Institute, 85% of American adults believe “it is important that students learn about the history of scientific racism in America.” Young adults under age 30 are even more supportive, with 93% of them saying it’s important for students to learn about America’s history of scientific racism.
Most Americans also think that two leading scientific institutions in New York City should apologize for their notorious actions promoting scientific racism in the past.
In September 1906, the Bronx Zoo put African Ota Benga on display in a cage in its Monkey House as an evolutionary “missing link.” Nearly a quarter of a million Americans flocked to the Zoo to see the demeaning spectacle. Some 67% of survey respondents say the Zoo should apologize having sponsored the display.
The American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, meanwhile, hosted two international conferences promoting eugenics, the effort by scientists to breed a better race by applying the principles of Darwinian biology. The Museum also mounted virulently racist museum exhibits to go along with the conferences. Again, 66% of Americans surveyed said they thought the Museum should apologize for its role hosting the eugenics conferences.
“Most Americans realize we need to learn from the past,” said Dr. John West, Vice President of Discovery Institute. “But we can’t learn from the past if we cover it up.”
West is the writer and director Human Zoos, a new award-winning documentary that tells the shocking story of how thousands of indigenous peoples were put on public display in America in the early decades of the twentieth century. The documentary also investigates the history of the American eugenics movement, and it exposes how the contemporary “Alt-right” movement is seeking to resurrect the arguments of scientific racists and Social Darwinists from the past.
“Scientific racism is still with us,” said West. “If we don’t confront those trying to promote it, we are asking for trouble. Human dignity needs to be defended in every generation.”
Human Zoos is available on DVD, Blu-ray, and Amazon Prime video. More information about the documentary is available at a multimedia educational site, www.HumanZoos.org.
The following tables provide more detailed information about the survey results, including cross-tabulations comparing responses to the questions by gender, age, and party affiliation. Note: Some percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding.
- Rate your level of agreement or disagreement with the following statement: It is important that students learn about the history of scientific racism in America.
All Respondents (n=1,032)
Age: 18-29 (n=194)
Age: 30-44 (n=280)
Age: 45-60 (n=279)
Age: 60+ (n=277)
Party: Democrats (n=325)
Party: Independents (n=494)
Party: Republicans (n=213)
- In 1906, the Bronx Zoo in New York City publicly displayed an African man named Ota Benga in a cage with a chimpanzee in the zoo’s Monkey House. Should the Zoo apologize for having sponsored this display?
All Respondents (n=1,051)
Age: 18-29 (n=203)
Age: 30-44 (n=285)
Age: 45-60 (n=282)
Age: 60+ (n=279)
Party: Democrats (n=330)
Party: Independents (n=501)
Party: Republicans (n=220)
- In the early decades of the twentieth century, the American Museum of Natural History in New York City hosted and promoted two international conferences advocating “eugenics,” the effort to breed a better race through forced sterilization and other methods. Both conferences included displays that demeaned non-white races. Should the Museum apologize for hosting these conferences?
All Respondents (n=1,040)
Age: 18-29 (n=197)
Age: 30-44 (n=285)
Age: 45-60 (n=279)
Age: 60+ (n=277)
Party: Democrats (n=328)
Party: Independents (n=497)
Party: Republicans (n=215)
The data for this national survey was collected over the period May 1-7, 2018 by Discovery Institute using SurveyMonkey Audience, a national panel of more than 6 million people recruited from the 30+ million people who take SurveyMonkey surveys each month. The SurveyMonkey platform has been utilized for public opinion surveys by NBC News, the Los Angeles Times, and other media organizations. Survey respondents were randomly sampled from members of SurveyMonkey Audience in the United States who are 18 years of age or older, and there were 1,032 respondents for the overall survey. According to SurveyMonkey, “As with most online sampling, respondents have internet access and voluntarily joined a program to take surveys, so they’re representative of an online population. We automatically balance Contribute and Rewards panels according to census data of age and gender, while location tends to balance out naturally.” More information on how respondents are recruited for SurveyMonkey Audience is available here: www.surveymonkey.com/mp/audience.
“Take Action. Support Survivors. End Domestic Violence Now.”
WAUKESHA, Wis. – The Women’s Center encourages the community to take action this month to show support for survivors, honor those who have lost their lives to domestic violence, and come together as a community to break the cycle of violence.
Nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence in the United States. On a typical day, more than 20,000 calls are placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. The Women’s Center answered 7,300 calls to its 24-Hour Hotline in 2017, and is experiencing a 40% increase in calls this year.
Executive Director Angela Mancuso stated, “We have seen a significant increase in demand for our services — 2018 has been a particularly violent year in Milwaukee and Waukesha. Every one of us has a role to play in changing these statistics and ending domestic violence. We know we are making a difference, but we cannot do it alone. We need our community to help and take action in order to affect change.”
The Women’s Center has coordinated the following opportunities for community members and media to take action and become involved:
- Display Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) kits including brochures, awareness ribbons, bracelets, magnets, a calendar of events, and other informational materials to support awareness efforts. Contact The Women’s Center at 262.522.3813 to request materials. To see a full calendar and list of DVAM events for the month, visit: www.twcwaukesha.org.
- Attend a screening of Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation’s documentary of “I AM EVIDENCE” at Carroll University on October 9, 7:00pm, in Shattuck Recital Hall. Presented by in partnership with Carroll, The Women’s Center and The Office of Crime Victim Services, there will be a brief discussion and Q&A with The Women’s Center’s staff for students and community members to talk about and process the documentary.
- See purple light displays in Waukesha for the “Light the Way” campaign at Les Park Pavilion and Youmans Park from October 15-20. In addition to these, local Waukesha businesses will also be displaying purple lights. Bulbs are sold at Tomchek ACE hardware and a portion of all proceeds from purple bulb sales will be donated back to The Women’s Center.
- Honor and remember those who have lost their lives to domestic violence through a powerful display of life-sized purple silhouettes on the front grounds of The Women’s Center and the Waukesha Police Department throughout the month of October. The presence of this display is a stark and sobering reminder of the presence of domestic violence in this community we all share. Each life-sized figure is a silent witness bearing a date of death due to domestic violence. Each figure has a name. Each figure was a member of this community. The Waukesha Police Department and The Women’s Center partner to put out a call together for “Not One More.”
- The Women’s Center is sponsoring the film “ON HER SHOULDERS” at the Milwaukee Film Festival. The film is about 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad, who was kidnapped at the age of 21 and enslaved by ISIS. Heralded as “a profound and inspiring portrait of quiet poise in the face of unimaginable pressure,” the film will be shown October 19, 23, and 26 (https://mkefilm.org/festival). Members from The Women’s Center staff will be on hand on October 19 at the Jan Serr Studio Cinema before the 3:30 showing.
- Wear Purple on October 18th for “Purple Thursday” in support of survivors. Share photos of yourself, your school or your business wearing purple and use the hashtags #purplethursday and #enddomesticviolencenow, while tagging @TheWomensCenterInc on Facebook, @thewomenscenter on Instagram, or @TWCWaukesha on Twitter.
As the only agency in Waukesha County providing supportive services to those impacted by domestic and sexual violence, child abuse, and trafficking, The Women’s Center is proud to be a community leader in advocating for survivors and invites the public to join the conversation.
“We want everyone to know that help is always available through our 24-Hour Hotline at 262.542.3828. When a survivor makes the difficult decision to reach out for support, they will be welcomed and respected at The Women’s Center,” stated Mancuso.
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About The Women’s Center
Founded in 1977, The Women’s Center serves adult and child survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and trafficking. The Women’s Center offers free and comprehensive programming including: emergency shelter & 24-Hour Hotline; legal advocacy; family counseling; domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse counseling; substance abuse and mental health support; transitional living; community education and violence prevention; and employment counseling and life-skills development.
Depression is a mental disorder that many people live with everyday. Over 300 million people around the world have depression, according to the World Health Organization. As big as these numbers are, studies have shown a drastic increase in millennials.
Many studies indicate that millennials outnumber any other generation. Although that makes them the largest in numbers, depression seems to be spreading 3x as fast in millennials than any other generation.The second leading cause for death in college students is suicide.
This tells us that many millennials are sad, hurting, and crying on the inside, not saying a word about it. They feel abandoned and unloved. Many millennials feel lonely and misunderstood.
Many would argue the lack of patience and how millennials feel entitled play a huge roll in these circumstances but I’d argue what can we do to save our future. How do we begin to reach millennials and meet them right where they are? Also as millennials, what can be done to lessen the load of depression?
I can honestly say that as a millennial, I’ve too experienced many dark times. I’ve found myself depressed about what life throws at me and what it doesn’t. I’ve been depressed over relationships as well as business.
One thing I believe plays a huge roll in millennial depression is the ability of choice. Generation Y has access to so many different walks of life. Having so many choices stresses us out and often makes us think of what others will think more than our own realities.
Along my walk of life I’ve found some techniques that push positive behavior. These measures helped me to be proactive and I hope it can help my fellow millennials.
1. Healthy Me Time
There’s a huge difference between complete isolation and Me Time. Me Time is time you spend with yourself, doing something that you absolutely love. Some people call it pamper. Others call it self care. Either way, IT’S NEEDED! We, millennials, need more time alone to properly identify ourselves. It’s so easy for us to get caught up in allowing the world to tell us who we are or who we should be rather than taking the time to discover the real us. So begin to date yourself often, no matter what it looks like, you deserve time with you.
2. Build a Positive Network
Your surroundings have a great impact on your mood, mind, and mental. Whether your friends are loving and supportive or picky and discouraging they will have an impact on how you feel. Not only examine, but begin to eliminate negative forces in your life. Don’t give your time to people who don’t deserve it. You can’t find happiness by dwelling in misery. It’s not about have perfect friends. It’s about having the people in your life that care about you.
3. Start a Daily Journal
Life comes with all sorts of mishaps and mistakes that we often can’t prepare for. Nonetheless we are forced to deal with the tactics that come are way. Things may not always turn out how we want them to but we have to get to a place of humility. Begin to write out your feelings daily. Check on your mental more often. Whether it was a rough day or a phenomenal one, write out your feelings, your intentions, your plans, your goals. There’s nothing like catering to self. There’s nothing wrong with feeling down or depressed. It’s all about knowing taking one day at a time and believing you can make it.
Keep pushing Team Millennials!
As the world changes and technology evolves, so are the minds of millennials. It seems we aren’t interested in the works of past generations. We look at are parents, their friends, our aunts and uncles and we just don’t see the same things they did growing up.
When we look at the lifestyle of our elders, it doesn’t seem to amuse us. We literally have watched generations of people work all day and all night to make ends meet. We see them working multiple jobs just to get by, barely having anytime for family and fun.
As millennials, we think to ourselves that there has to be another way out. Recourses like Google and YouTube give us much insight and encouragement to step out on faith and pursue our greatest dreams of success. Many surveys say that millennials will be the largest group of individuals to become entrepreneurs.
Although over 80% of businesses fail within the first 2 years and 90% fail within the first 5 years of business, millennials still feel the knowledge learned within that time is better than working 10 years at a job with no elevation. This means that millennials and more willing and braver than ever when it comes to business.
Years ago many people talked about how technology will cut many job opportunities, yet millennials see nothing but opportunity to succeed, as it relates to technology. Innovation is here and plans to go nowhere. Therefore as times change, more opportunity will continue to present itself.
Millennials understand that becoming discovered has become a bit easier with many platforms across the internet. Instead of waiting years and years, knocking door to door, hoping to be remembered, having an appealing platform can expedite success.
Everyone’s using the internet but it’s a millennial’s priority to be known. It’s not just about working and trading time for dollars anymore. It’s all about lifestyle. We think into the future about what we want our lives to look like and we chase it.
Many of us take the time to read and blog about our perceptions and opinions. Self help books seem to assist us in finding our purpose. Fancy pictures and eye catching videos ignite the motivation we need to chase success.
In the long run, we don’t want to be unhappy and broke or living paycheck to paycheck. Sometimes we, as millennials are simply misunderstood. Although we come across as impatient, the reality is that we simply value financial freedom, flexibility, as well as mobility. We are not a generation that enjoys being in one place. We are the generation of dreams and visions and we are willing to work for the success that we dare to chase.
Over the weekend I had the opportunity to sit down with Mr. Robert Mays, Vice President of the United Realty Group. This special group of realtors was founded in 1975. It was made up of black realtors from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
This is Mr. Mays last year serving our community before retirement. That alone says a lot to a millennial like me. Not only did he and all of the other realtors that joined put in lots of hard work, their dedication to the mission inspired me most.
I believe this team of realtors truly deserve much praise as they fought a great battle for blacks in our city over the years. Mr. Mays informed me that their group was founded due to the mistreatment of black people in business, real estate business to be exact.
He says that many of the whites didn’t want anything to do with blacks so the realtors would insist on persuading blacks to buy property in the inner city, instead of the outskirts and suburbs.
Mays claims that many realtors would tell stories to black families so that they would change their minds about the particular purchase in mind. Thus leading to this phenomenal group of black realtors, uniting in a way no one expected.
The United Realty Group did so well that they grossed over 1 million dollars in commissions by their third year in business. This made other realty companies uncomfortable when it came to sales. So in contrast they began to hire blacks to compete with the United Realtors.
None the less, through the ups and downs, the United Realty Group stood for over 4 decades. They were also known for their Christmas extravaganza held the first 5 years of launching the company. Every year, they put together a Christmas Party where they invited other realtors, the banks and title companies that they dealt with, and even friends and family. Everyone would come together and have a great time, networking and appreciation all services as well as support.
Groups like this is exactly what can make a change in today’s world. Uniting is by far a powerful source of elevation. Thinking of how incredible this realty group was, I can only wish for many more epic collaborations here, in our city.
Much respect to all the standing realtors of the United Realtors Group and may those who have passed live forever. Special thanks to Mr. Robert L. Mays for all of his time, hard work, and dedication to serving our people in our city.
Los Angeles, CA — Just in time for New York (and Harlem) Fashion week, The Africa Channel launches a 10-part digital series that asks a simple yet compelling question, “What if movie icons wore African fashion?” The answer to this provocative query can be found in each of the episodes that utilize a diverse range of models to creatively reimagine celebrity styles in Africanized versions of iconic movie wardrobes. In one of the pieces, model Elle Drane pays Africanized homage to Audrey Hepburn’s celebrated couture clothing in the film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. In another, model Jordan Swain transforms into the African swag-forward version of Morpheus, Laurence Fishburne’s character in The Matrix
Produced by The Africa Channel, who partnered with Vanichi Magazine, this Afro-futurism spin on Hollywood designs shines a spotlight squarely on the rich textures of the African diaspora. Designers Obioma (Nigeria), Kenneth L. Nicholson (Los Angeles), Ammanii (Egypt), Sarayaa (Senegal), and M. Andrews (Texas), to name a few, utilized their enormous collective talent, along with bold fabrics, intricately-designed jewelry, and hand-made wares to help make this intriguing series more than just a fashion statement.
Narendra Reddy, Executive Vice President and General Manager of The Africa Channel, had this to say about producing this innovative series, “We are excited to partner with Vanichi on this campaign that fits perfectly within our mission to amplify the cultural conversation between Africa and the rest of the world.”
As the African fashion industry inches closer to the one-billion-dollar mark, Joy Donnell, Vanichi Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief said this about her involvement in the series and the fashion industry as a whole, “There is inherent luxury, inherent glamour in the peoples of Africa and the African diaspora. This campaign allowed us to creatively celebrate this ideal by reimagining iconic Hollywood film characters in modern, handcrafted fashion from designers of Africa and the diaspora.”
The Africa Channel and Vanichi Magazine have shone a spotlight squarely (and unapologetically) on the Motherland while touting its cultural viability. All 10 episodes, plus a bonus overview, are currently available on TheAfricaChannel.com and Demand Africa.
About the Africa Channel
The Africa Channel (www.theafricachannel.com) and its production arm, TAC Studios, is a showcase for the African continent’s most outstanding English-language television series, specials, documentaries, feature films, music, biographies and cultural and historical content. The channel’s mission is to open up a daily window into modern African life and, in the process, help demystify Africa for viewers globally.
The Africa Channel is based in Los Angeles and is available in approximately seven million homes in North America and the Caribbean on cable systems such as Comcast, Charter/Spectrum, and the Caribbean Cable Cooperative. In addition, it’s streaming subscription video-on-demand platform, Demand Africa.com, is available worldwide on the web, mobile and connected devices.
About Vanichi Magazine
Vanichi Magazine (www.vanichi.com) scours the planet seeking and finding beauty. From artisan, limited edition, emerging brands to heritage labels to highly-anticipated capsule collections, they cover edgy, informed men’s and womenswear. They also cover beauty/men’s grooming, tech, travel, leisure, art and culture. They celebrate diversity because we live in a diverse world. They believe you should do, wear, and surround yourself with what thrills you.