This Week in People & Culture News: 12 Stories You Need to See
Saturday, November 25, 2023
A roundup of the week's most newsworthy culture press releases from PR Newswire, including Disney's support of student veterans and L'Oréal's awards to women in STEM.
NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering different cultural groups stay on top of the week's most newsworthy and popular releases, here's a roundup of stories from the week that shouldn't be missed.
The list below includes the headline (with a link to the full text) and an excerpt from each story. Click on the press release headlines to access accompanying multimedia assets that are available for download.
1. Dove and Open Source Afro Hair Library Launch Code my Crown: the World's
First Complete and Free Guide for Coding Textured Hair and Protective
Styles in Video GamesCreated by Black 3D artists, Code my Crown provides
step-by-step instructions and 360-degree photo mapping so that any
developer - anywhere - can build and better represent Black hair textures
and styles in the digital world.
2. Disney Supports Next Generation of Military Veteran Leaders with $1
Million Donation to Student Veterans of AmericaWith this donation, Disney
becomes the founding sponsor of the upcoming SVA Career Center, which
will empower veterans with the tools and guidance they need to
successfully transition into the civilian workforce. This
transformational initiative will unlock veterans' full potential like
3. L'Oréal USA Announces 2023 For Women in Science Awardees, Marking
20-Year Commitment to Women in STEM"This initiative has become a hallmark
for our company, which for two decades has given women in STEM the
visibility and resource contributions needed to help them excel in their
fields, advance their careers and establish themselves as leaders and
role models for the next generation of girls and young women," said
Marissa Pagnani McGowan, L'Oréal Groupe's Chief Sustainability Officer
for North America.
4. BLACK ENTERPRISE Announces the 2023 40 Under 40 ListThe 40 Under 40 Class
of 2023 showcases a remarkable assembly of young Black visionaries and
changemakers making their mark in their respective industries, including
technology & stem, business, creative arts & entertainment, finance,
media, fashion & beauty, political & social impact, and sports.
5. Miss International Queen USA(TM) Pageant for Trans Women Announced as
Official Preliminary for International PageantMiss International
Queen(TM), the world's biggest pageant for transgender women held
annually in Thailand, announced a new U.S.-based franchise Miss
International Queen USA(TM) as the first official preliminary to the
international pageant by U.S. nonprofit organization, Be the
Transformational Change Fund.
6. Pharrell Williams' Black Ambition Awards $3.2 Million Dollars to 36
Entrepreneurs at Third Annual "Demo Day""As Founder and CEO, I am deeply
grateful to Black Ambition for believing in me, holding space for me, and
breaking down barriers. It's clear that Black Ambition is more than a
prize award, it's a shift in expectation for our culture," said Grand
Prize Winner Antoinette Banks, CEO and Founder of Expert IEP.
7. Native American Rights Fund and the Walton Family Foundation Announce
First-of-its-Kind Tribal Water InstituteIt will provide Tribal Nations
resources and training to advocate for their water rights and develop
water policy solutions. The Walton Family Foundation is making a
three-year, $1.4 million commitment to launch the Institute.
8. New Deloitte Study Reveals Most U.S. Workers 'Cover' Their Identities at
Work to Their -- and Their Employers' -- DetrimentAmong the top reasons
workers cite for covering are so that others don't think less of them, to
avoid negative stereotypes, and to be seen as competent and/or valuable,
highlighting ongoing fears of discrimination and unconscious bias in the
9. Plan International USA surpasses $200 million campaign goal to fight
gender inequality"We set out to ensure that girls were safe, educated and
economically empowered," Shanna Marzilli, chief executive officer and
president of Plan International USA, said. "What we found is that girls
are best positioned to understand and solve the challenges they face.
When given resources and opportunities, they can lead positive change in
10. The Home Depot Foundation Surpasses $500 Million Invested in Veteran
Causes, Commits $750 Million by 2030Through this incremental $250
million, the Foundation, its nonprofit partners and Team Depot, The Home
Depot's associate volunteer force, will focus primarily on affordable
housing issues and impact an estimated 50,000 veterans.
11. Knorr Celebrates the Power of Connection with Unique "Taste of Home"
CampaignTo kick off this multi-faceted campaign, Knorr collaborated with
emerging Vietnamese-American artist Faith Cao and Filipino-American
artist Amira Humes to create large-scale murals in major cities. The
installations serve as a visual representation of the profound impact
that authentic flavors can have on an individual's life, inspiring them
to share their art and stories with the world.
12. OrCam Technologies Unveils OrCam Read 3 - First AI-Driven All-In-One
Solution for People with Low Vision and Visual ImpairmentsOrCam Read 3
will change the way individuals with vision loss and reading
difficulties interact with visual materials. Just point the device at a
book, computer screen, product packaging or any text, and the AI
technology will loudly and clearly read the text aloud or through
earphones. It even supports 17 different languages.
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