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Citizen Week of May 16, 2018

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COMED HOSTS SPARK TANK EVENT FOR BRONZEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

King College Prep High School juniors Ashton Mitchell and Breshayia Kelly (pictured) won first place at the recent ComEd Ideathon Spark Tank where 12 teams made final presentations of the projects they developed through the five-month program. See more on Page 3

Business: 200 Cities and Counties Now “Open for Solar Business” - Page 4 Fashion: Ford Model from Lawndale Launches Series of Confidence Chats with Chicago’s Youth - Page 6 |

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NEWS briefly EDUCATION

THE HOME DEPOT ANNOUNCES ITS 2018 RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT GRANT PROGRAM AWARD RECIPIENTS ATLANTA, GA — On Monday, May 7, 2018 - The Home Depot’s

Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program held its 2018 Winners’ Ceremony to announce this year’s grant recipients. Nine HBCUs were awarded a total of $360,000 grants to make sustainable campus improvements across their campuses. To date, the program has awarded more than $2.1 million dollars in grants to HBCUs. The nine winning schools were selected by a combination of cumulative online voting scores and grant proposals that were submitted by the schools and judged by a panel of distinguished judges. The ceremony also welcomed the cast members from the syndicated hit sitcom “A Different World.” Actors Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy, Cree Summer and Darryl Bell reunited at The Home Depot Store Support Center in Atlanta, Georgia and participated in a panel discussion  discussing the importance of HBCU’s. The panel was moderated by AAFCA co-founder and President, Gil Robertson.

HEALTH

STATE RECEIVES APPROVAL FROM FEDERAL CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS) OF 1115 WAIVER, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRANSFORMATION CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family

Services received notice from the Federal government recently that plans to better serve Medicaid beneficiaries with substance use disorders and mental health challenges have been approved. The Federal approval authorizes the state to receive federal financial participation (FFP) for the continuum of services to treat addictions to opioids, other substances and other health conditions. Federal rules outline how states can spend Medicaid funds. But states can ask for “waivers” of federal Medicaid requirements to pilot or demonstrate approaches to providing services not typically covered by Medicaid, creating more innovative delivery systems that improve care, increase efficiency and reduce costs. For more information, visit Illinois.gov/hfs and click on “1115 Waiver”.

LAW & POLITICS

RANKING FOR THE TOP 100 MOST DANGEROUS CITIES IN AMERICA RELEASED The National Council for Home Safety and Security releases their Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities in America ranking for 2018. The top ten most dangerous cities (per average rate of violent crime, per 100,000 people) are: 1. East St. Louis, Illinois 2. Darby Borough, Pennsylvania 3. Opa Locka, Florida 4. Florida City, Florida 5. Flint, Michigan 6. Detroit, Michigan 7. Saginaw City, Michigan 8. College Park, Georgia 9. Prichard, Alabama 10. West Memphis, Arkansas The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting database was consulted and crime reports were downloaded for the years 2010-2014 (the most recent years available) for multiple jurisdictions. The National Council for Home Safety and Security is a trade association comprised of home security professionals across the United States. The council advocates for safe communities and home safety with a strong focus on community involvement. For the full list and analysis: https://www.alarms.org/top-100-mostdangerous-cities-in-america-2018

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Exelon’s $3 million female-focused Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) initiative recently concluded their STEM Saturdays program with a trip to the Brookfield Zoo. Exelon has engaged young women from across the Chicago area, including students from the Southside, as a way to draw interest for their upcoming week-long STEM Academy.

Exelon Prepares to Host Summer STEM Academy for Girls at IIT BY KATHERINE NEWMAN

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xelon’s $3 million female-focused Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) initiative recently concluded their STEM Saturdays program with a trip to the Brookfield Zoo. Exelon has engaged young women from across the Chicago area, including students from the Southside, as a way to draw interest for their week-long STEM Academy held at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) this summer. STEM Saturdays and the STEM Academy are part of Exelon’s commitment to the United Nations HeForShe Campaign. “In September of 2017, Exelon joint the United Nations HeforShe campaign with a commitment to invest about $3 million into stem programs for young women and girls,” said Steve Solomon president of the Exelon Foundation. “The HeforShe program was a way for us to make a commitment externally as well as internally and it was also a way for us to make a deep investment in getting young girls interested and excited about STEM and the careers that exist in STEM fields.” According to Solomon, Exelon does a good job at hiring women and he is hoping that their investment in young women’s exposure to STEM careers will help make Exelon and even more diverse company. “At Exelon, we really want to make sure we are facilitating greater gender equality in the STEM field,” said Solomon. “We would love for the girls to go through the Academy and we will mentor them over the years as they go into college.” Students who attend the Academy may have a greater chance to intern with the company and eventually be hired as they leave college. Solomon said he sees this as a great way to build a pipeline for women to work at Exelon. “We worked to create a program that is free to the students and would grab their attention and show them a different side of STEM than what they might see if they visited these places on their own,” said Solomon. “We just did two STEM Saturdays this year, but we do plan to build on the success of www.thechicagocitizen.com

these two and implement somewhere between 10-15 STEM Saturdays for next school year. I would say that these two were really a pilot for us.” Jae’Leen Torres, junior at Rowe Clark Math and Science Academy, attended the Brookfield Zoo experience and plans to attend the STEM Academy in July. “Meeting other young women was amazing. To know that we want to take a stand in the world, not even just science, was great. The other young women were amazing and smart and I just met them for the day. I’m actually excited to meet them again in the summer,” said Torres. I’m taking a chemistry course now and I love it and I love learning. But when I went to the Brookfield Zoo experience, it enhanced what I wanted to learn. I’m really excited to go in and learn more about the STEM program.” Exelon is currently working with Chicago Public Schools to recruit students for the STEM Academy in July.


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ComEd Hosts Spark Tank Event for Bronzeville High School Students Continued from page 1 BY KATHERINE NEWMAN

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omEd recently held it’s Ideathon Spark Tank, where twelve teams of high school students, who live or go to school in Bronzeville, presented the innovation projects they have been working on for the last five months. The Ideathon is part of ComEd’s Community of the Future in Bronzeville that includes several cutting-edge energy advancements in the neighborhood like the implementation of a smart grid and smart street lights. “Our premise was simple, we wanted to include high school students in our Community of the Future and our Smart Cities initiative to make them aware of the emerging technology and potential opportunities as they think about the next level of their education,” said Marlow Colvin, vice president of governmental affairs for ComEd. “The Ideathon was born out of this notion that we would work with the nine high schools that are part of the Bronzeville community, and some of the technology that we are using, and challenge these young

“Our premise was simple, we wanted to include high school students in our Community of the Future and our Smart Cities initiative to make them aware of the emerging technology and potential opportunities as they think about the next level of their education. The Ideathon was born out of this notion that we would work with the nine high schools that are part of the Bronzeville community, and some of the technology that we are using, and challenge these young students to come up with ideas to make their block, their community, and their school safer and more respondent to the needs of the residents of Bronzeville.” MARLOW COLVIN, VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS FOR COMED

students to come up with ideas to make their block, their community, and their school safer and more respondent to the needs of the residents of Bronzeville.” The first place team at the Ideathon Spark Tank was made up of Ashton Mitchell and Breshayia Kelly, two juniors from King College Prep High School. The team created a microprocessor-based solution designed to help prevent an accident when

emergency vehicles travel through busy urban intersections. Each team had help from a professional mentor, Mitchell and Kelly worked with Derek Burling from Burns McDonnell, a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental, and consulting solutions firm. “We made a list of about ten different ideas and we chose that one to be the best one. Ashton, he is good at building things and I’m

good at planning so we just kind of combined to figure out what the idea needed,” said Kelly. All of the teams had great ideas for how to use technology to improve their community, Colvin said it was not easy to choose a winner. The duo from King College Prep created a presentation that spoke for itself, and that is really what stood out to the judges. “I think what gave them a little bit of an edge was their demonstration, it was probably the most well thought out. Everything from the vehicle to the roadway to how the system would be set up, it didn’t leave anything for the judges to imagine. They put everything out there for the judges to take in. The demonstration really spoke for itself and it also spoke to the time and effort that they put into the demonstration, they really wanted people to see how it would work,” said Colvin. The students from King College Prep High School were awarded $2,000 for their first place project. Young Women’s Leadership Charter School and De La Salle Institute teams finished 2nd and 3rd, claiming prizes of $1,000 and $500. For more information and to view all of the Ideathon projects visit www. bronzevillecommunityofthefuture.com.

Mayoral Candidate Reiterates Common Claims Against Current Mayor BY: KATHERINE NEWMAN

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ayoral candidate Willie Wilson recently released a statement making several accusations against the operations of Chicago’s current Mayor, Rahm Emanuel. Wilson has accused Emanuel of raising taxes to balance his budget, and targeting minority communities for his infamous school closures. “They closed down 48 schools in minority communities and that’s a slap in the face to our kids and our families and we need to get some schools back into the community, number one. Another reason I’m running is that property taxes are so high.” said Wilson. “We’ve got red light cameras and boots on cars, the only way he knows how to try and balance the budget is to raise taxes on people and run people out of the City of Chicago and that is unacceptable,” said Wilson. Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, did not respond to the Citizen’s request for comment by deadline.

In May 2013, the Chicago Board of Education voted to close 47 underutilized elementary schools and at the time, it was the largest mass school closing in the nation’s history, according to the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research (CCSR). Students affected by the school closures were more likely to receive free or reducedprice lunch and special education services. Of the affected students, 88 percent were African American, according to the University of Chicago CCSR. The City of Chicago Proposed 2018 Budget stated that in 2012, Chicago was facing a $635.7 million shortfall in their operating budget and in the 2018 budget proposal, that deficit had finally been closed. For 2018, there were no new citywide general tax increases proposed in the Mayor’s budget, according to a press release from the Office of the Mayor. The release stated that the city would save over $19 million through cost cutting and government reform efforts and generate over $119 million in savings for taxpayers in 2018.

Like many other candidates, Wilson has stated that he will move forward with the legalization of marijuana, among other things, to generate income for the city. “We’ll try to raise money from a Casino. The one in Hammond Indiana brought in billions of dollars, if we open one in Chicago, it’ll do the same thing, probably more. The other thing is to legalize marijuana and tax marijuana. We can use those taxes to pay the teachers and the pension fund. If you stop raising taxes, people will stop going to Indiana and the suburbs to buy gasoline and food,” said Wilson. Wilson has been focusing on community campaigning and plans to visit 77 communities in Chicago. “We have gotten into about 20 communities already and we have been sitting down and having town hall meetings and using inclusion to get people’s ideas and things of that nature. We want to integrate our citizens of Chicago to live together not segregate the city and how you do that is by being fair with all citizens,” said Wilson.

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Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson (pictured) recently released a statement making several accusations against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Wilson has accused Emanuel of raising taxes to balance his budget, and targeting minority communities for his infamous school closures.


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BUSINESS

RE/MAX Luxury Report on Metro Chicago Real Estate: $1 Million-Plus Home Sales in 1st Quarter Reach New Heights, Prices Rebound

Merlin Relaunches 24/7 Online Tire Shopping ST. CHARLES, IL – Merlin 200,000

Mile Shops recently relaunched an online tire shopping experience in conjunction with the launch of their new website. Designed to be easier to navigate on all devices, the 24/7 online tire shopping application provided by Merlin helps shoppers compare tire brands in the convenience of their home or office rather than visiting several tire retailers.    The online tire shopping wizard allows internet shoppers to research and order tires 24/7, 365 days a year at www.merlins.com.  Tires are delivered for installation with no

CHICAGO – The market for Chicago-area homes

selling at $1 million or more showed broad strength in the first quarter of 2018, according to the RE/MAX Luxury Report on Metro Chicago Real Estate, a quarterly analysis of market activity. First-quarter sales totaled 489 units, the most in that quarter since RE/MAX began tracking luxury sales in 2011 and an increase of +7.5% over the same quarter last year. Perhaps of even greater significance was the +5.5% increase in the median sales price of $1-million-plus homes, which came in at $1.35 million. It was the second consecutive quarterly gain following four quarters in which the median price declined in comparison to the same period one year earlier. A third encouraging result for the quarter was a continued reduction in the number of unsold homes listed for at least $1 million. Luxury listings fell -5.6% to 2,742 units, declining only -0.6% in the City of Chicago but falling -8.4% in the suburbs where the inventory had been especially high for the last few years. Even with that reduction, existing luxury listings in the suburbs still represent a 22.5-month supply of homes based on the pace of first-quarter sales. In comparison, there is an 11.8-month supply of luxury homes in Chicago. “Demand for luxury homes is clearly on the upswing right now, but only time will tell if this is a temporary situation sparked by buyers eager to act before interest rates move higher, or if this reflects a longer-term trend that will help pare down the large number of luxury listings on the market,” said Jeff LaGrange, Vice President, RE/ MAX Northern Illinois Region. “Of particular interest going forward will be the trend in the median sales price. If it continues to advance, it will confirm that demand and supply are moving into better balance,” he said.  CITY OF CHICAGO LUXURY SALES Chicago’s luxury-attached-home market enjoyed an upbeat first quarter, with 140 luxury units changing hands, +16.7% more than the same period in 2017.  That compares to 120 luxury detached homes sold in the quarter, a decline of -1.6%, but still the second strongest first-quarter sales figure for luxury detached homes since RE/MAX began tracking that data in 2011. The combined +7.4% increase in city luxury sales for the quarter came along with an uptick in average market time to 166 days, a 12-day increase. And while the inventory of luxury homes for sale in the city remained essentially stable, falling just -0.6%, that result masked an interesting split. The inventory of luxury attached

homes, spurred by new development, rose +12.9%, while the detached luxury inventory was down -14.7%, reflecting a recent slowing of new construction in that category. One noteworthy shift in the attached market was the emergence of the city’s Near West Side as a major locus for luxury residences. During the first quarter, that area registered 25 luxury attached sales, trailing only the Near North Side, the traditional leader of the attached market, in unit volume. That is particularly striking because from 2011 through 2017, first quarter sales of luxury attached homes in the Near West Side totaled only eight units. In 2017, there were 12 luxury attached sales there during the first six months, then 33 sales in the July-December period.  The median sales price for attached homes, which are primarily condominium apartments and townhouses, was $1.33 million during the first quarter, a gain of +4.7%. For detached homes, most of which are single-family houses, the median rose +3.9% to $1.39 million. The communities of North Center and Lincoln Park together accounted for slightly more than half of all first-quarter luxury detached sales in the city. North Center led with 28 sales, up +12%, at a median price of $1.37 million, while Lincoln Park had 25 sales, up +8.7%, with a median price of $1.7 million. SUBURBAN LUXURY SALES Suburban luxury sales, which almost exclusively involve detached homes, delivered generally positive results. Sales activity rose +7.5% to 229 units during the first quarter, and the median sales price climbed +2.4% to $1.3 million compared to the same period last year. Average market time, however, increased to 257 days from 228 days a year earlier.  Hinsdale had the most active luxury market during the quarter, with 29 sales completed, a +16% increase, while its traditional rival for the top spot, Winnetka, recorded 23 sales, a decline of -17.9%.  Solid sales gains were seen in several other leading suburban luxury markets, including, Wilmette, up +8.7% to 25 units, Lake Forest, up +84.6% to 24 units, Naperville, up +116.7% to 13 units and Glencoe up +120% to 11 units.

added shipping costs to the desired Merlin Shop.   Customers first select their preferred Merlin Shop and then can search by their car’s year, make and model, or by tire brand. A good-better-best option is provided to help users navigate the many choices offered; however users can also easily view all brands available for their vehicle. After the preferred tires are selected, customers choose an installation appointment time that is convenient for them. Most tires can be installed and paid for at their chosen Merlin Shop in as little as one business day.

200 Cities and Counties Now “Open for Solar Business” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lee’s Summit, Missouri was designated recently as SolSmart

Gold, marking the 200th local government nationwide to be recognized under the SolSmart program, which provides no-cost technical assistance to help communities make it faster, easier, and more affordable to go solar. The 200 SolSmart designees are in 35 states and the District of Columbia and represent over 59 million Americans. The newest designees range from small towns such as Fairfield, Iowa; to cities such as Asheville, North Carolina and Shawnee, Kansas; to county governments like Suffolk County, New York. Major cities such New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, and many others have also achieved designation. The two states with the largest number of SolSmart designees are Colorado and Illinois (each with 18 designees), followed by California (17 designees), Massachusetts (12 designees), Florida (12 designees), Minnesota (11 designees), Missouri (10 designees), and Texas (10 designees). Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office and led by The Solar Foundation and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), SolSmart launched two years ago in April 2016. Local governments that meet objective criteria are designated SolSmart Gold, Silver, or Bronze, a signal that the community is “open for solar business.” Every local government in the United States is eligible to receive no-cost technical assistance to achieve designation by SolSmart. “Local governments are on the front lines of our national clean energy transformation, taking bold action to cut costs and expand solar energy use,” said Andrea Luecke, president and executive director of The Solar Foundation. “SolSmart has helped 200 local governments and counting reduce administrative hurdles to solar, making them more resilient, more competitive, and well-positioned to attract new jobs and economic growth.” Other municipalities and counties interested in achieving SolSmart designation can begin the process at SolSmart.org.

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FASHION Hibbett Sports Introduces New Mobile App Plus Chance To Win Free Sneakers For A Year

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Robin Harris

Ford Model from Lawndale Launches Series of Confidence Chats with Chicago’s Youth

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obin Harris, a fashion model represented by Ford Models, with an MBA in International Business has launched a series of confidence chats. Harris has been in the fashion industry for over 10 years, working as a professional model, designer, merchandiser, and creative director. She created MODEL ATELIER to fill the void and frustration that tall women have when it comes to finding stylish clothes that’s the perfect fit and length. The mission of Confidence Chat is to empower young girls to love themselves as they are, and to know why confidence is so important to develop and have in order to face life’s challenges. The chats are a series of 4 scheduled throughout the year to be held from 10AM to NOON at the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School located at 2641 S Calumet Ave. in Chicago. The first Confidence Chat was held on May 5 and covered topics such as: • Confidence is a mindset • Health and Wellness • Confidence in your appearance and style • Paying Confidence Forward ABOUT MODEL ATELIER: Model Atelier is a luxury design house exclusively for the tall, strong, and confident woman. It offers finely crafted ready-towear collections tailored for women 5’7’’and taller. Harris works together with an in-house design team to produce the finest clothing, content, and style for tall women. At MODEL ATELIER, they celebrate tall women and design modern clothing to fit the tall woman’s individual lifestyle. The company shares a common interest of being innovative, exceeding expectations, and embracing an entrepreneurial mindset. Harris is also developing a Historically Black College tour for 10 kids to visit Spellman, Morehouse College and Howard University.

ibbett Sporting Goods Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB), a U.S. based athleisure retailer operating more than 1,000 premium athletic apparel, footwear and equipment stores in small and mid-sized markets, recently announced the launch of their new mobile app for iOS and Android. Hibbett partnered with Prolific Interactive, a leading mobile agency, to bring the Hibbett Sports App to the App Store and Google Play for immediate download. Now consumers can browse and shop Hibbett Sports’ full product assortment from the convenience of their mobile devices. “Nowadays everyone has a smartphone and they want more convenient ways to accomplish everyday tasks, whether it’s booking travel, ordering coffee or buying sneakers,” said Jeff Rosenthal, President and CEO, Hibbett. “Hibbett recognizes the importance of mobile and has spent over a year building and diligently testing our app with customers and stores to produce a best-in-class experience.” In celebration of the new Hibbett Sports mobile app, Hibbett is giving away free sneakers for one year to a lucky person who downloads the new app. In order to be entered into the sneaker giveaway, consumers will need to download the Hibbett Sports mobile app and submit their information. The promotion will run from May 1, 2018 until May 31, 2018 and the winner will be contacted by Monday, June 4, 2018. The new Hibbett Sports App has been designed to provide users with an easy and seamless shopping experience on both major mobile platforms similar to www.Hibbett.com, allowing

Hibbett Sports introduces new mobile app for iOS and Android with new sneaker raffle features.

convenient access to thousands of items in Hibbett’s inventory. Some key app features include the ability to view the sneaker launch calendar, enter sneaker raffles at multiple store locations and to set reminder alerts for launch days. The new app also allows shoppers to browse and purchase products. Hibbett Rewards Loyalty Program members can access their program status and check for any available Awards and offers to use in the app or at a store. “Through our partnership with Hibbett, we discovered the need for on-the-go access to their catalog of products,” said Dan Healy, COO of Prolific Interactive. “Through the raffle feature, customers now have instant and convenient access to exclusive sneaker releases.” Hibbett Sports stores provide athletes, fitness enthusiasts, fashionistas and sneakerheads, with access to newly released, exclusive and hardto-find athletic apparel and footwear from brands like Nike, Jordan, adidas, Under Armour and more. Utilizing

world-class technology, Hibbett’s new mobile app provides consumers with the tools they need to easily browse for products, enter sneaker raffles and make purchases from the palms of their hands. KEY HIBBETT SPORTS MOBILE APP FEATURES   The Hibbett mobile app (available on iOS and Android) combines many convenient features for shoppers onthe-go including; • Easy search and navigation • Sneaker launch calendar and push alerts • Sneaker raffle entry, raffle day alerts and raffle progress • Product reviews • Check store availability for launch sneakers • Shopping with the app • Find a store • Full access to view Hibbett Rewards MVP/VIP loyalty program status and available Awards and offers • Free Shipping (purchases over $49.99) and free returns

Schwarzkopf® Unveils New Hair Campaign: Bliss of GLISS™ GLISS™, Schwarzkopf ’s beloved and award-winning global haircare franchise, is encouraging women to wash away hair damage and feel the “Bliss of GLISS”. Inspired by women’s personal experiences navigating stress and insecurities of damaged hair, the campaign unites women across the country to discuss their mutual desire for strong, more resilient hair by demonstrating GLISS’s patented repair technology as an uncompromising solution. The campaign documents the journey of four women, Abby Smith, a Utah native and mother of four, international fashion mogul Shopper Mandy, travel blogger Caitlin Coving and West Coast beauty expert Lizzy Gutierrez. Each woman’s story tells an inspiring narrative on how they experienced their own “Bliss of GLISS” when they discovered the right formula with Hair-Identical Keratin that would help solve their targeted concerns such as color protection, intense hydration, long-lasting volume, and weightless nourishment. The campaign uses simple and relatable imagery to to show how the Hair-Identical Keratin in GLISS products helps replace what hair loses daily so hair can look its best. With their own personal brand and loyal following, these popular personalities can help a company gain instant credibility with www.thechicagocitizen.com

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consumers. “We are taking influencers to the next level by casting them as talent in all our communication touchpoints and leveraging the latest digital capabiliites,” says Manuela Emmrich, Marketing Director, Hair Care and Styling. “Hair repair means different things to different people so our influencers will share their own personal story of hair damage and repair in a relatable way.”


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CHEVROLET AND NNPA JOIN TOGETHER TO OFFER HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS A $15K FELLOWSHIP! The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) is excited to partner with the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox to present Discover the Unexpected (DTU) – an amazing journalism fellowship. Selected DTU Fellows from Historically Black Colleges and Universities earn a $10,000 scholarship, $5,000 stipend and an exciting summer road trip in the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. Join our DTU Fellows on this multi-city journey as they discover unsung heroes and share stories from African-American communities that will surprise and inspire. DTU is back and better than ever! Are you ready to ride? #ChevyEquinox, #Chevy, #NNPA

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