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The American Immigration Council Announces Commitment to Fostering a More Welcoming Nation with Support of Ad Council’s “Belonging Begins With Us” Campaign

National initiative encourages welcoming attitudes and actions in communities across America
 
The American Immigration Council today announced its support of Belonging Begins With Us, a national campaign dedicated to fostering a more welcoming nation where everyone feels that they belong, regardless of their background or where they were born. Led by the Ad Council, the effort is supported by a broad coalition of foundations, corporations and non-profit organizations working to strengthen connections and promote belonging in communities across the country. 

The Belonging Begins With Us campaign will appear nationwide in time and space donated by the media across TV, radio, digital, print. and out-of-home placements. The American Immigration Council is among the campaign partners who have committed to encouraging a spirit of belonging within their communities and will share the campaign messaging and resources with their own audiences and stakeholders. 

“Everyone needs to feel like they belong and this campaign is asking people to consider who they include and exclude in their daily lives” said Wendy Feliz, Director of the Center for Inclusion and Belonging at the American Immigration Council. “This is about giving each other a sense of belonging, care, consideration, and community.” 

“Belonging Begins With Us reminds us that we all have the power to make others feel safe and welcome in our communities,” said Lisa Sherman, Ad Council President and CEO. “We are grateful to our partners for helping us all build more meaningful connections in our neighborhoods, cities and towns, regardless of background or country of origin.”

Created pro bono by ad agency Pereira O’Dell, the public service advertisements (PSAs) a new cover of the 1968 hit song “Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” recorded exclusively for the campaign by Lake Street Dive. The song and powerful visuals remind audiences that we all know what it feels like to be left out—and for people who moved to this country, that feeling can last more than a moment. By highlighting this shared emotional experience, the PSAs spark empathy and build stronger bonds between everyone who calls America home. The video PSA can be viewed HERE.

The PSAs direct audiences to the campaign website, BelongingBeginsWithUs.org, which features dozens of real stories of belonging from across the country. The website also highlights actions people can take to help others in their community feel that they belong.

The campaign was developed by the Ad Council, American Immigration Council and Welcoming America with financial support from the Carnegie Corporation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Einhorn Collaborative, Ford Foundation, FWD.us Education Fund and Stand Together. Additional partners who will share the campaign’s message and promote belonging in communities across the country include the American Alliance of Museums, the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, Hello Neighbor, Looking for America, New American Economy, Over Zero, the Trust for Public Land, Western States Center, YMCA of the USA and Walmart Inc.

About The American Immigration Council
 
The American Immigration Council works to strengthen America by shaping how America thinks about and acts towards immigrants and immigration and by working toward a more fair and just immigration system that opens its doors to those in need of protection and unleashes the energy and skills that immigrants bring. The Council brings together problem solvers and employs four coordinated approaches to advance change—litigation, research, legislative and administrative advocacy, and communications. 

Follow the latest Council news and information ImmigrationImpact.com and on Twitter @immcouncil.
 
About The Ad Council

The Ad Council has a long history of creating life-saving public service communications in times of national crisis, starting in the organization’s earliest days during World War II to September 11th and natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy. Its deep relationships with media outlets, the creative community, issue experts and government leaders make the organization uniquely poised to quickly distribute life-saving information to millions of Americans.

The Ad Council is where creativity and causes converge. The non-profit organization brings together the most creative minds in advertising, media, technology and marketing to address many of the nation’s most important causes. The Ad Council has created many of the most iconic campaigns in advertising history. Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk. Smokey Bear. Love Has No Labels.

The Ad Council’s innovative social good campaigns raise awareness, inspire action and save lives. To learn more, visit AdCouncil.org, follow the Ad Council’s communities on Facebook and Twitter, and view the creative on YouTube.

Pfizer coronavirus vaccination article illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 Magazine

Pfizer × BioNTech near historic vaccine

By Althea Champion

Pfizer and BioNTech announced on Monday that their COVID-19 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective. If approved, it could potentially be available to the public by early December, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci.

The results came out of Pfizer’s Phase 3 trial, which involved 40,000 individuals. Of those participating, 94 contracted COVID-19. These results, like much of 2020, are historic. Vaccines have never been developed on such a fast-moving timeline. The last vaccine that was developed in such considerable haste was for mumps, and it took four years.

Pfizer says that they plan to ask the Federal Drug Administration for emergency use by the end of the month. The vaccine will require two doses administered three weeks apart. The company hopes to have enough doses for 25 million people by the end of the year, and 650 million people in 2021.

In the case that the vaccine supply is limited, the C.D.C. will first vaccinate healthcare personnel, essential workers, people who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness due to underlying medical conditions, as well as those 65 years and older.

An expedited timeline does not mean drug companies are cutting corners. Fauci, like many of his colleagues in Washington, assures that manufacturers will stick to a process of vaccine development that ensures the safety of patients. The FDA will still make the final call.

“Today is a great day for science and humanity,” said Dr. Albert Bourla, Pfizer Chairman and CEO, in Pfizer’s press release. “The first set of results from our Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial provides the initial evidence of our vaccine’s ability to prevent COVID-19.”

However, a few questions remain unanswered.

“Historically, important scientific announcements about vaccines are made through peer-reviewed medical research papers that have undergone extensive scrutiny about study design, results and assumptions,” writes Arthur Allen in the Opinion section of the NYT. “Not through company press releases.”

According to Allen, it is unclear from the press release how long Pfizer’s vaccine will keep patients protected, if it is safe for high-risk populations like the elderly, or if rare side effects can arise in patients who are vaccinated. He notes that the Novavax and Sanofi Pasteur vaccines may be safer for older patients.

Novavax and Sanofi Pasteur are subunit vaccines, like the hepatitis B vaccine. They deliver only the essential antigens of the virus to the immune system, so it learns how to attack it. Because it is only a part, or a subunit, of the virus, fewer side effects are likely.

Pfizer’s is a nucleic acid vaccine that uses RNA. According to the Washington Post, “this type of vaccine contains a strip of genetic material within a fat bubble” that enters the cell. Once inside, “the RNA generates a protein found on the surface of the virus.” It can then familiarize itself with the virus and learn how to fight it.

Moderna’s vaccine is also an RNA vaccine in Phase 3 trials. Pfizer’s success bodes very well for Moderna, according to a statement Fauci made to CNN.

Furthermore, because the vaccine must be stored in extremely low temperatures—on dry ice at negative 100 degrees Fahrenheit according to the Washington Post—its roll-out becomes complicated. If left out in the sun, or just at room temperature, or even at just below freezing, the mRNA self-destructs and the vaccine becomes useless.

Shortly after Pfizer’s announcement, President-elect Joe Biden addressed the nation, warned of the “dark winter” ahead, and urged Americans, regardless of party affiliation, to wear a mask until the vaccine is available.

The head of the C.D.C. warned this fall, that “for the foreseeable future, a mask remains the most potent weapon against the virus,” he said from the podium. “Today’s news does not change that urgent reality.”

Bésame Cosmetics × Lucille Ball

After creating detailed and imaginative collections for Disney and Marvel, Bésame Cosmetics is kicking off their new “Iconic Women Series” with a full collection inspired by Lucille Ball on June 25th.
Widely known as the spunky redhead from the hit sitcom I Love Lucy, Lucille Ball was a beloved comedienne that captured America’s heart and broke barriers for women in the entertainment business.
Featuring exact color matches from her favorite makeup and foundation, you can experience the timeless elegance of Lucille Ball. Highly-pigmented formulas and unparalleled staying power bring superior performance to each piece in this luxurious set.
The Lucy Collection includes:

  • Club Babalu Eyeshadow Palette
  • Love That Redhead Lipstick
  • What A Peach Lipstick
  • Lucy’s Face Powder Compact
  • Lucy’s Pencil Set

As a bonus for purchasing the complete collection, you’ll also get:

  • Lucy’s Lashes
  • I Love Lucy Mini Tote Bag

The cruelty-free lashes are based on the exact size, shape, and color that Lucille Ball wore and can’t be found anywhere else! They are only available with the complete collection. Lucille Ball brought laughter to the world. Capture that light by owning a Lucille Ball-inspired makeup set of your own.

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NasalGuard® Airborne Particle Blocker®

A Topical Gel that Reduces Inhalation of 

Harmful Airborne Contaminants 

NasalGuard® launches ‘Breathe Easier Healthcare Donation’ Program

Airborne Particle Blocker® is an electrostatic topical nasal gel that prevents airborne particles from entering the nose. The product is drug-free and safe for children, the elderly, pregnant or nursing women, and those concerned about potential drug interactions with other medications. During these uncertain times, NasalGuard is a unique product that can help people protect themselves from harmful airborne particles!

Healthcare workers on the front lines of the pandemic, physicians and other medical personnel, are in desperate need of creative solutions amidst the lack of personal protective gear and supplies that help block harmful airborne pathogens. To help support healthcare workers on the front lines, NasalGuard Airborne Particle Blocker is launching the “Breathe Easier Healthcare Workers Donation Program.” Through the program, NasalGuard is offering free donations to any health care professional that would like to try NasalGuard gel for themselves, their hospital or office. All requests are considered and all that is needed is a statement of profession, doctor office/hospital, and quantity needed. Requests can be emailed to Shaheda at sashtekar@nasalguard.com.  To date NasalGuard Airborne Particle Blocker has donated product upon request for use by staff at RWJ Barnabas Health, Hackensack Meridian Health, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, University Radiology Group and Lenox Hill Hospital.  NasalGuard has long been a supporter of actively giving back and has donated thousands of units of NasalGuard Airborne Particle Blocker nationally and internationally through well-known charitable organizations. 

“We at NasalGuard are proud to support the frontline healthcare workers as well as anyone else in need of preventative products,” says Kanika Wahi, a biomedical engineer and Co-inventor of NasalGuard microfiltration technology. “As people continue taking protective measures to help themselves during this time, NasalGuard is another tool in their arsenal of prevention. Many of our customers, including healthcare professionals, have been applying NasalGuard prior to wearing a mask for their own benefit,” adds Kanika.

NasalGuard protects against virtually all types of airborne contaminants in any location. Users can count on it to work in their homes, airplanes, offices, hospitals and other environments where airborne particles may present a health hazard. “NasalGuard has been proven to reduce the inhalation of airborne particles, including virus-sized particles and contaminants, when applied outside the nasal passages prior to exposure,” says Ashok Wahi, Co-inventor of NasalGuard. ‘Hospital workers also told us that using Nasalguard blocks unpleasant odors when on the job.  We are delighted to support our Healthcare Heros with any product donations to make life a bit more pleasant,” adds Ashok. A pin-sized drop of the preventative product is applied around the nostrils and above the upper lip and lasts up to six hours. Patented NasalGuard gel uses a cationic (positively charged) polymer that creates a safe electrostatic field around the nasal passages that traps oppositely charged particles and repels similarly charged particles to reduce inhalation of most harmful airborne particles before they enter your body. NasalGuard gel can be purchased online at https://nasalguard.com/ and https://amazon.com/nasalguard or by calling 855-627-2545. NasalGuard gel tube retails for $14.85.

Every day, people are exposed to millions of airborne particles.  In these unprecedented times, and as the world attempts to loosen social distancing rules, it is important to arm yourself with tools when entering public spaces such as airports, airplanes, transportation centers, homes and offices, hospitals, doctor’s offices, and movie theaters. Using NasalGuard regularly will help protect against the immediate and long-term risk of breathing harmful contaminated air.

There is a growing public health concern globally regarding the adverse health effects caused by the inhalation of microscopic airborne particles. In response to this widespread problem, Trutek Corp., the parent company of NasalGuard, has successfully advanced their technology which was originally focused on blocking allergens from entering the nose for preventing allergy symptoms. This breakthrough provides a greater electrostatic blocking effect that is effective against a much wider spectrum of sub-microscopic indoor and outdoor contaminants including mold, pollen, pet dander, pollution, and virus-sized particles.

NasalGuard technology was invented by Ashok Wahi, the founder and President of Trutek Corp., an R&D product development company and his daughter Kanika Wahi, both engineers by training, Ashok was inspired to create this technology to aid his other daughter, Aikta, who suffered from severe allergies.  “I developed this product because of the vital need to have some kind of personal air filter that was drug free, non-invasive and easy to use,” says Ashok Wahi. 

About Trutek Corp.

Trutek Corp. is a privately held intellectual property and product development company which has been manufacturing and marketing patented NasalGuard® globally since 1995.  Over 18 million units have been sold worldwide with no reports of any adverse effects. NasalGuard gel can be purchased online at https://nasalguard.com/, https://amazon.com/nasalguard or by calling 855-627-2548.  For more information go to www.nasalguard.com.  Follow us on https://www.facebook.com/NasalGuard/

Frontline Healthcare workers at Hackensack Meridian Health at Old Bridge Hospital in Old Bridge, New Jersey with their NasalGuard Airborne Particle Blocker

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Spotlight – Don Benjamin

Multi-talented Don Benjamin transitions from modeling to music

→ Los Angeles, California June 2020 – After a successful modeling career and placing in the top three of hit modeling competition show, America’s Next Top Model (ANTM), Don Benjamin takes aim at the music industry.

Benjamin’s music isn’t the traditional mainstream rap we’re used to hearing. He hopes his music influences our society in a positive way. “I’m a fan of Drake and J Cole. Lately, I’ve been listening to more gospel rap, artists like Bizzle, Eshon Burgundy, and Lecrae [noted Christian rappers]. Music lately feels so negative. It’s all about doing drugs and degrading women. I need something that is gonna feed my spirit and motivate me to be a better person,”

Don Benjamin on distinguishing himself from the direction of current mainstream rap artists:  “I don’t feel like much rap nowadays spreads positivity. Most songs that take off aren’t really saying much of anything. I want to spread a good message.”

During this time of unrest, Benjamin has taken a stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and joined the music industries Blackout Tuesday. Other celebrities, including Beyoncé have used their social media platforms to demand justice for George Floyd and encourage their followers to take action.

→ PUMA × The Hundreds – California streetwear brand The Hundreds joins PUMA to debut a new line of footwear, apparel and accessories inspired by the last three decades, called “The ‘90s Cliques”.

→ Shaggy – Grammy award winning artist Shaggy, known for top hits “It Wasn’t Me” and “Boombastic,” discusses the variety of  his music and how he remains grounded. 

→ YaVe Tequila by Joe Cruz – Motivated by his passion for family and community, Joe Cruz creates YaVe Tequila. After many attempts to get the right formulation and an incredible shift to a team of female chemists, the world’s first naturally flavored tequila was born. Although this tequila was introduced shortly before a world-wide pandemic hit and YaVe’s original plan of having a large presence in bars is impossible, they’ve managed to grow their online presence with partnerships and influencers. YaVe has angled themselves as an essential for a stay at home happy hour. 

→ Michael B. Jordan × BODYARMOR –  BODYARMOR’s largest campaign to date, voiced-over by award winning actor Michael B. Jordan, is rooted in the belief that no matter who you are, only you can make you better. 

To delve into this provocative award-winning magazine issue, go HERE.

Special Thanks to the following individuals:

Photo: Sham Abdo
Style: Winnie Stackz
Mask: Marianna Harutunian
Jewelry: Aporro Brand
Story: Abigail Baldwin
Art: Alejandra Villagra
EIC: Vaughn Lowery

Drink Nilo: Vegan Hangover Recovery Remedy

Nilo Brands creates Hangover Recovery® an All-Natural FDA-Compliant Hangover Remedy

Imagine a time when you can go out drinking without worrying about the hangover you’ll have the next day. Thanks to NILO® Hangover Recovery that day is here! NILO® Hangover Recovery is an all-natural, vegan remedy that will help you go from zero to hero after a long night of celebrating. With NILO, which is packed with ingredients proven to aid in the prevention of hangovers, you can seize the day, everyday.

“Being diagnosed with a liver condition that gives me terrible hangovers even after drinking just two beers, inspired me to find a remedy,” said Founder and CEO of NILO®, Said Chedraui. “My goal was to not only improve my daily life, but also help everyone live a better and more productive life.”

The main ingredient in Hangover Recovery is a powerful antioxidant called DHM which is derived from Hovenia Dulcis, a Japanese tree. DHM accelerates liver detoxification and minimizes the negative morning-after effects of alcohol. After over a year of perfecting the Hangover Recovery formula, NILO® found just the right blend of DHM and other super antioxidants such as Glutathione, Milk Thistle, Chicory Root, Vitamin B Complex, and electrolytes.

Hangover Recovery is easy to use and makes it even easier to wake up the next morning:

Step 1: Have a good time.

Step:2 Take one full bottle while drinking.

Step 3: Go to sleep and wake up like a superhero!

NILO® Hangover Recovery is available to purchase through the website or at select online and retail locations including Northgate Markets, Marketon, and Amazon.

For more information about how Hangover Recovery works, visit http://drinkhangoverrecovery.com/ and follow @DrinkHangoverRecovery on Instagram and Facebook.

About NILO®:

Said Chedraui founded NILO® in California in 2014. The premium brand was inspired by the Nile River, as this geographical landmark was the source of life to Ancient Egypt. NILO’s® first product was NILO® Pure Coconut Water with real coconut chunks which quickly gained popularity on the west coast and surpassed big brand names like Vita Coco and Zico in all retailers where NILO® Pure Coconut Water was offered. NILO® has since expanded to provide a variety of 100% natural Tropical Fruit drinks such as Guanabana Juice that derives from a super fruit known for its anti-Cancer properties. Its most recent product HANGOVER RECOVERY™ reduces the negative effects of alcohol. The company has continued to grow rapidly at 100% per year and selling $5MM after the second year. NILO® products are now offered at over 3,000 retailers such as Northgate Markets, Ralphs, Food4Less, etc.

For more information on NILO®, please visit http://www.drinknilo.com/ or follow @DrinkNilo on Instagram and Facebook.

Bermuda Triangle releases new song

Today, Bermuda Triangle shared a new original song, Till The End Of Days. Vocalists Brittany Howard, Becca Mancari and Jesse Lafser shine on the tender track, which was written by Lafser. Stream/download Till The End Of Days.

Jesse Lafser says, It’s about friendship, itߣs about love, it’s about the Triangle. This one goes out to my past life brothers.

Bermuda Triangle will headline Colony in Woodstock, NY on July 25 and the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on July 26. Festival performances include XPoNential in Camden, NJ (July 27) and the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI (July 29). To purchase tickets, visit www.BermudaTriangleBand.com.

Earlier this week, the trio performed on World Cafe. The segment is now available for streaming HERE.

Till The End Of Days follows Bermuda Triangle’s earlier releases, Rosey and Suzanne. Rolling Stone observed,The first served as the trio’s debut and marries gentle strings with rich vocal harmonies, while the latter, featuring Howard on lead vocals, incorporates a healthy dose of soul and even a bit of bossa nova, with jazzy minor chords and a propulsive programmed beat. Stream Rosey and Suzanne HERE.

The SF Weekly, reviewing Bermuda Triangle’s January 2018 show in San Francisco, praised the warm, front porch ambiance of the evening and noted, While the songs performed felt polished, they did all carry the energy of an impromptu group singalong ߝ just one where every member of said group is a phenomenally beautiful singerߪThis band is not simply the sum of their songs. They are not only the angelic highs of their voices bound in unisonߪWhat they are in fact are three friends in search of a porch.

The artists have also been busy with their individual endeavors. Becca Mancari’s debut album, Good Woman, was named by Rolling Stone as one of the top Americana/Country albums of 2017. Jesse Lafser’s follow-up to 2015ߣs Raised On the Plains is due out later this year. Alabama ShakesBrittany Howard recently performed at the Jazz Foundation Of America’s A Great Night In Harlem gala and inducted Sister Rosetta Tharpe into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 2018 ceremony.

LARSEN THOMPSON ATTENDS BEAUTYCON LOS ANGELES

Larsen Thompson attended the BeautyCon Festival where she served as a special guest speaker on the MODEL BEHAVIOR panel alongside Shaun Ross, Barbie Ferreira (Barbienox) and Khoudia Diop moderated by Ireland Baldwin

WARDROBE CREDITS: 
Dress- Alessandra Rich
Boots- Stuart Weitzman
Jewlery- Leibish
Clutch- Tory Burch

Styled By: Andrew Gelwicks 

NOAH KAHAN COVERS POST MALONE’S “CONGRATULATIONS”

NOAH KAHAN COVERS POST MALONE’S “CONGRATULATIONS”
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ON TOUR WITH THE STRUMBELLAS THIS FALL! TICKETS HERE.


“Post Malone has a genius way of making his unique style applicable to many different interpretations across different genres. This is a cover I recorded before my hometown show in Strafford, VT. I added my own vibe to the song. Hope you enjoy!” – Noah Kahan

Noah Kahan has just released a live acoustic cover of Post Malone’s “Congratulations” which was recorded in a New England Townhouse built in 1776 in his hometown of Stratford, VT. Noah’s ascension from the small town of 1000 people began earlier this year. After connecting with Lorde and Khalid’s producer Joel Little, Noah released his single, “Young Blood” which debuted at #5 on Spotify’s US Viral Chart. Noah has since surpassed 15 Million streams, hit the road supporting Milky Chance on their sold-out U.S. Tour, and performed a sold-out show with Ben Folds. Noah will be performing next Friday, August 11th in Chicago at Lincoln Hall and the following night on August 12th in Minneapolis at 7th Street Entry before heading out on tour again this October with The Strumbellas – a complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found HERE.

 

WATCH NOAH KAHAN PERFORM “CONGRATULATIONS” HERE

LISTEN TO “FINE” BY NOAH KAHAN HERE

LISTEN TO NOAH’S NEW SONG “HALLELUJAH” HERE

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “YOUNG BLOOD” HERE

 

“The Vermont singer/songwriter’s voice is otherworldly and his latest is every bit as moving as viral sensation “Young Blood.” – IDOLATOR

 

“Noah Kahan has one of the voices, like Angel Olsen, in which it sounds like his heart is singing rather than his mouth.” – Audio Fuzz

 

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