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Energy-Based Aesthetic Devices Market Global Production, Growth, Share, Demand and Applications Forecast to 2025 – The Market Feed11.25.20

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Energy-Based Aesthetic Devices Market Overview

Energy-Based Aesthetic Devices Supply Chain Analysis

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Global Energy-Based Aesthetic Devices Market Analysis and Forecast by Type

Global Energy-Based Aesthetic Devices Market Analysis and Forecast by Application

Global Energy-Based Aesthetic Devices Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel

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Latin America Energy-Based Aesthetic Devices Market Analysis and Forecast

Europe Energy-Based Aesthetic Devices Market Analysis and Forecast

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TOP 6 Beauty Trends of 2020 — Revel in the most celebrated trends and product innovations unveiled in CosmoTrends – PRNewswire11.25.20

This year, six major trends take centre stage. They are: SELF-CARE TECH, LOCAL TREASURES, HYPER-HYGIENIC, SEAL OF SCIENCE, NATURE'S POTIONS and MASK FRIENDLY BEAUTY.

SELF-CARE TECH

This section is all about devices that contribute to the rise of DIY beauty. With more time spent at home, consumers are indulging in, and mastering, beauty treatments enhanced by the latest augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, including devices complemented by virtual consultations and personalised data.

The A.I Vibration Therapy by Waveon (South Korea) features AI-enabled vibration massage with multi-functions, including vibration, galvanic, cooling, heating, and LED therapy, to deliver moisture and nutrients deep into the skin. Users can carry out their entire skin care routine with it, from cleansing to prepping the skin, reducing pore size and preventing moisture loss.

Meanwhile, the AR Beauty Mirror Solution by Frontis (South Korea) allows consumers to consult for skin problems and obtain recommendations on skincare products via skin analysis, AR and AI chatbot; while the Laser Hair Growth Comb by Zhongshan Cenci Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. (Mainland China)uses high frequency vibration to massage the scalp and infrared light to promote hair growth.

LOCAL TREASURES

LOCAL TREASURESfeatures ingredients and products unique to particular regions and bearing certifications attesting to their authenticity, in support of local economies and celebrating uniqueness globally.

Developed by an award-winning scientist, the Waphyto Regena Toner by St. Louis International, Inc. (Japan) is a rich moisturising lotion made from five natural ingredients, namely mulberry, Japanese calendula, gotu kola, mugwort and horsetail, grown in the Mikawa region in Central Japan. Meanwhile, the Luxom collection by OMECS Cosmetic & Surgery (Italy) effectively revitalises and purifies the skin, thanks to its hero ingredient, the Sicilian saffron flower.

Say hello to silky smooth hair with KH Bio Gentle Shampoo by SOCO (Italy)which contains pomegranate centrifugate rich in vitamins, polyphenols and antioxidants.

Physio Natura Perse Breast Emulgel by PDT Cosmetici (Italy)is designed to improve breast tone and volume with a formula that contains hexapeptide-38, cyclodextrins, and African Kigella extract which protects capillaries, improves microcirculation and prevents skin sagging.

HYPER-HYGIENIC

This year, brands are taking hygiene to the next level of sophistication through innovative products that do more than simply banishing germs. They include self-cleaning packaging and multitasking products such as gels, mists, lotions and nail polish that nourish the skin while guarding against germs.

The UVC Disinfection Case by Belle Cosmic Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Hong Kong SAR) is a portable, UV disinfecting case that kills 99 percent of bacteria, viruses, and mold on items that are placed inside it. The case provides an ideal way to sterilize objects while travelling as no chemicals, liquid or heat are needed.

On the other hand, the Sanitizing Hand Cream by Farmaceutici Dott. Ciccarelli (Italy)prevents skin dryness, redness and chapping due to frequent use of alcohol-based products by nourishing and protecting the skin barrier. The product contains tea tree oil which is known for its antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.

The Wellfare Hand Serum Moisturizing & Sanitizing by Universal Beauty Products (Italy) is a hand serum that nourishes the skin while delivering purifying and sanitizing benefits. Thanks to Active Oxygen in its formula, the serum is as potent as a hand gel that delivers 70 percent alcohol.

SEAL OF SCIENCE

New discoveries and advancement in science has made possible the creation of novel skincare and cosmetic products with enhanced absorption, efficacy and safety, as well as multiple functions.

For example, the Lyophilized Double Effect Eye Mask byChangzhou Weibo Hi-Tech Biotechnology Co., Ltd (Mainland China)is created using theisol cream freeze-drying technology which promotes transdermal absorption and potency of ingredients.

Meanwhile, the W.Skin Laboratory A.M. (Anti-Melasma) Cream by J&J Company (South Korea) is a clinically tested multi-cream that addresses freckles, wrinkles, pigment, skin tone, and dark circles. The product has undergone 10 different clinical testing and contains EWG green level ingredients.

Face-lifting device Homethera by Attibe Beauty Co., Ltd (South Korea) features high-intensity focused ultrasound technology that promotes skin regeneration through stimulating collagen and elastin production, enabling professional face treatments to be experienced at home.

NATURE'S POTIONS

Powerhouse ingredients from nature are satisfying the demand for efficacious, environmentally friendly, plant-based formulas that protect health and boost immunity.

For instance, GREEN For Skin by FLOSLEK Cosmetic Laboratory (Poland) is a line of eco-friendly cosmetics with replaceable refills that are 100 percent recyclable. This vegan skincare line contains a variety of vegetables including parsley extract, cucumber extract, celery seed extract and pea extract to provide deep hydration to the skin and render it naturally beautiful.

The ION Intensive Reducer Set by 01Skin Digital (Spain) features iontophoresis technology patches that are patented worldwide, and a nutricosmetic shot containing natural ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, Centella Asiatica, green coffee and horsetail. The iontophoresis technology enables the ingredients to penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin where fat is localized. Clinical studies demonstrate that cellulite can be reduced by 80 percent over the course of two months.

Skincare gems under this section are the Superfood For Skin Pink Vera Soothing Cream by Farmskin Inc. (South Korea), which moisturises, and soothes irritated skin; Truly Nourishing Ginseng With Honey by Back At One (South Korea), which helps to restore skin radiance and clarity; Anti-Age Elixir Restorative Night Serum Bakuchiol & Avocado by OnlyBio.life (Poland), whichaccelerates skin repair and increases skin firmness; and The Youth Lift Express Mask by Pollen Botanicals (Australia),whichlifts the skin and smoothes out fine lines in only 10 minutes thanks to its content of hyaluronic acid, bentonite clay and organic herbal extracts.

MASK FRIENDLY BEAUTY

The use of face masks has dramatically impacted beauty routines. Transfer-resistant colour cosmetics and specially formulated skin care products that address mask irritation are being developed.

The Art Complexion No Transfer Wet Compact Foundation by B.Kolormakeup & Skincare S.p.a SB Benefit Corporation (Italy), is a new-generation hybrid powder made with a clean, vegan formulation that achieves zero transfer when used wet, while providing optimal adhesion, lightness and long-lastingness. Its hybrid technology delivers a bouncy consistency and velvety touch to the skin.

Enriched with hyaluronic acid microspheres, Art Cosmetics (Italy)'s Lady Vain No-Transfer LS is a long-lasting and no-transfer blurring matte lipstick that creates a soft focus and a faded make-up effect. An external lab test showed that the product does not fade or release its colours on masks.

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ABOUT THE ORGANISERS:

Cosmoprof Asia is organised by Cosmoprof Asia Ltd, a joint-venture company between BolognaFiere Group and Informa Markets Asia Ltd.

ABOUT BOLOGNAFIERE GROUP (www.bolognafiere.it)

BolognaFiere Group is the world's leading trade show organiser in cosmetics, fashion, architecture, building, art and culture. The Group has more than 80 international exhibitions within its portfolio, notably Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, the most important meeting point in the world for beauty professionals, established in 1967 and held in Bologna, Italy. For the 2019 edition, Cosmoprof registered more than 265.000 attendees from 150 countries in the world, with an increase by 10% of foreign professionals, and 3,033 exhibitors from 70 countries. The Cosmoprof platform extends throughout the entire world, with its events in Bologna, Las Vegas, Mumbai, and Hong Kong, China (with Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, Cosmoprof North America, Cosmoprof India, and Cosmoprof Asia). Recently the fifth exhibition of the network has been announced: Cosmoprof CBE ASEAN, in Thailand, will focus on the cosmetic industry in South-East Asia. In 2020, South China Beauty Expo, a new show in Shenzhen, China was held in July. The Cosmoprof platform will reinforce its influence in Europe, thanks to the acquisition of the German group Health and Beauty, in South America, thanks to the collaboration with Beauty Fair -Feira Internacional De Beleza Profissional, and in Asia.

ABOUT INFORMA MARKETS (www.informamarkets.com)

Informa Markets Beauty has an extensive network powered by B2B events across 11 cities in Asia (Bangkok, Chengdu, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Mumbai, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tokyo), the world's fastest growing markets. By further expanding its strength, the Beauty Portfolio now includes a new B2B event in Miami 2021 serving the East Coast and USA, South America and Caribbean Islands regions.

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. We provide marketplace participants around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, targeted digital services and actionable data solutions. We connect buyers and sellers across more than a dozen global verticals, including Pharmaceuticals, Food, Medical Technology and Infrastructure. As the world's leading market-making company, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit http://www.informamarkets.com.

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How to Pretend Youre in Hawaii Tonight – The New York Times11.25.20

While your travel plans may be on hold, you can pretend youre somewhere new for the night. Around the World at Home invites you to channel the spirit of a new place each week with recommendations on how to explore the culture, all from the comfort of your home.

Beyond the palm trees and mai tais is the Hawaii many tourists never come to know: islands with enduring traditions of myth and storytelling, home to endangered species, taro fields, and beaches where surfing doesnt require a board and the smoky scent of kalua pig wafts through the night.

Yet with a few easy-to-find items you can discover Hawaiis breathtaking biodiversity wherever you are, savor the flavors and music of the archipelago, make fragrant flower lei and virtually gather friends and family for an island-inspired Thanksgiving around your own table.

The best way to conjure Hawaii is to whip out the liquid smoke to kalua some pig, set Spotify to search Ledward Kaapanas slack-key guitar, call on your old friends to talk story and keep your hands busy, said Melanie Ide, the president and chief executive of the Bishop Museum, the natural and cultural history museum in Honolulu.

But first, the pig. Theres really nothing easier or better to go alongside your turkey for a long Thanksgiving eating weekend, said Ms. Ide. Her ingredients: Pork butt or shoulder with skin and fat, rock salt (ideally, alaea salt) and liquid smoke, which she said was available in grocery stores. Pierce the meat with a fork, drizzle with liquid smoke, rub with salt, wrap in foil and roast, she said. Use banana leaves instead of foil if possible (or put the skin of a green banana in the roasting pan), and cook at 300 degrees for several hours. Shred when done. (If you cant get liquid smoke, a New York Times Cooking recipe uses smoked paprika.)

Kalua pig can be enjoyed any time of day. For breakfast, Ms. Ide recommends kalua pig benedict garnished with scallions. For lunch, a pulled pork burrito. And dinner? Eat it straight up with an extra sprinkle of Hawaiian salt, raw onion and poi, or fresh hot rice, she said.

Hawaii emerges as a damaged paradise a place of violent, magical beauty, wrote the critic Michiko Kakutani about Susanna Moores early novels (My Old Sweetheart, The Whiteness of Bones). For a history of the archipelago where Ms. Moore grew up, consider Paradise of the Pacific.

Speaking of childhoods in Hawaii, Mr. Obamas Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance takes readers to the islands of his youth and beyond. (An essay in The Times, Want to Be Less Racist? Move to Hawaii and a follow-up piece, Is Hawaiis Racial Harmony a Myth?, explore the islands and racial identity.) A Promised Land, another memoir by Mr. Obama, was published this month.

The islands have inspired generations of writers (Mark Twain among them), though one of the best ways to learn and think Hawaiian is to read a proverb a day from lelo Noeau: Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings, said Ms. Ide. The book is also on Honolulu magazines thoughtful list, 50 Essential Hawaii Books You Should Read in Your Lifetime.

Peer (safely) into the calderas of volcanoes with webcams, curriculum materials and science podcasts on the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park website. Along the way, meet locals like the Hawaiian hawksbill turtle and the wild nn (goose), and listen to the dawn chorus.

Few things can lift your spirits while stuck at home better than fresh flowers and creating something by hand. In Hawaii, flower lei are often given at celebrations and, as the Hawaii Tourism Authority puts it, are considered symbols of status when used in traditional ceremonies. And, of course, they are also used to welcome people to Hawaii and say farewell when they go. To learn how to make your own, check out Hawaiian Lei Making: A Step-by-Step Guide by Laurie Shimizu Ide, (no relation to Ms. Ide at the Bishop Museum) or try Maui N Ka Oi Magazines online instructions. On YouTube, Kuana Torres Kahele, a musician and hula practitioner, will teach you how to make a haku-style lei.

Transport yourself to the shores of Hawaii with feel-good films. For families with young children, Walt Disney Pictures Lilo and Stitch, a Times Critics Pick, in which a creature from another planet lands in Hawaii, is an ode to family, or ohana, and a fun introduction to the islands, especially when paired with National Geographics docuseries Wild Hawaii (both on Disney Plus). Follow a descendant of Hawaiian royalty as he comes to grips with his land and grief in The Descendants, an Academy Award winner and another Times Critics Pick. Or go back in time to 1918 with the acclaimed Picture Bride, about a teenager from Japan who travels to Hawaii for an arranged marriage, directed by Honolulu-born Kayo Hatta and co-written with her sister, Mari Hatta.

The sounds of a palm forest envelop you in this meditative video from the Merwin Conservancy, which safeguards the Maui home and 19-acre palm forest of W.S. Merwin, the former United States poet laureate and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. Youll soon forget youre at home.

How are you going to channel the spirit of Hawaii in your home? Share your ideas in the comments.

To keep up with upcoming articles in this series, sign up for our At Home newsletter or follow New York Times Travel on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. See more Around the World at Home guides here.

Stephanie Rosenbloom, the author of Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude (Viking), has been writing travel, business and styles features for The Times for nearly two decades. Twitter: @Stephronyt. Instagram: @StephanieRosenbloom

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Deck Out Your Nintendo Switch With These Retro-Themed Skins – HYPEBEAST11.25.20

Nintendo has just put out a slew of brand new skins so users can freshen up the look of their Switch consoles.

The new skins are emblazoned with some of Nintendos most recognizable characters from popular titles, like Super Mario, Metroid, Zelda and Donkey Kong, to mention a few. Many of the skins nod to retro Super Nintendo games, such as Super Metroids cover art from 1994, which shows Samus in combat. Another skin mirrors a gold The Legend of Zelda artwork that covers the back of the Switch the front features pixelated graphics depicting the vintage titles gameplay. But newer games and characters are referenced, too, like a black and yellow Pikachu skin and a Tom Nook and Team Animal Crossing: New Horizons decal. Each set comes with a skin for the consoles dock, a skin for the Joy-Con controllers and a screen protector.

Nintendos new Switch skins are currently available on Nintendos website for approximately $20 USD.

In case you missed it, Amazon is celebrating Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary with limited-edition boxes.

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Destiny Deacon on humour in art, racism, ‘Koori kitsch’ and why dolls are better than people – The Guardian11.25.20

Everyone thinks that Gods a white man, but actually its a black woman, says Destiny Deacon.

The artist who descends from Kuku (Cape York) and Erub/Mer (Torres Strait) people is standing in front of a series of four photos featuring a black doll in a tutu. The doll hovers over a simple tableau of neon green plastic palm trees, and a pile of smaller white baby dolls.

So theres white people living in paradise, she says, describing the images. And God has a look. And then God really has a look. And then God does a triple take, and pisses off and leaves them.

The 1994 series is titled Waiting for Goddess, in Deacons typical tongue-in-cheek style. Its one of the earlier works in the photographer, film-maker and artists three-decade oeuvre. Were walking through the ground-floor gallery at NGV Australia, the National Gallery of Victorias Federation Square locale, and the building is busy with preparations for the long-awaited post-lockdown reopening.

The NGV claims its Destiny Deacon retrospective is the largest of her work to date. It is its flagship reopening exhibition, and its first since Covid-19 shutdowns put Melbournes arts scene in stasis for nearly nine months.

Waiting for Goddess, like many of her works, was initially shot on Polaroid. For the retrospective simply titled Destiny those Polaroid snaps have been blown up. The size is more appropriate for the cavernous gallery walls, but it belies their more humble origins.

That distinctive visual aesthetic was a product of necessity. When Deacon decided she wanted to take photos, she was put off by the rigmarole of the rudimentary dark room used by her longtime friend and collaborator, artist Virginia Fraser. She opted for the simplicity of Polaroids instead. But it was very expensive, she says. Every time you clicked it was a couple of dollars. Being poor, especially in the early 90s A bloody rip off.

Taking photos of dolls, she said, made things cheaper: they would keep still. They could pose better for me than humans.

Deacon takes me over to one of the first works in the exhibition, a set of four images titled Dreaming in Urban Areas. One features her friend the late Goernpil poet Lisa Bellear, in what appears to be white face paint (in typical Deacon style, it was actually face scrub), the other three are of streaky street lights. They were taken while crossing the West Gate Bridge in a car, Deacon says, and one of the pictures ended up on the cover of Bellears 1996 book of poetry by the same name.

I got 50 bucks for that! Deacon says. She elbows me. Queensland University Press, mate.

Fraser is here too, and shadows us as we walk the exhibition, occasionally dropping in contextual information. In front of Adoption (1993), Deacon speaks of Bellear again, who was adopted by a white family as a child. She told me that white people come to the hospital and they pick which baby they want, Deacon says. Suddenly the image of little brown dolls in patty pans becomes freighted with historical weight.

The dolls are part of Deacons obsession with Koori kitsch everything from tourist tack (fake boomerangs, teaspoons, biscuit tins) to golliwogs. Shes been collecting it for years, her use of it laying groundwork for artists like Tony Albert, and in the exhibition there is a huge installation devoted to it: a lounge room replete with gaudy carpet, ceramics, prints and toys so many toys.

I wanted to get rid of the dolls so I had some more space, Deacon says. So theyre on holiday here. Im glad theres more space in my house.

The effect is striking. What is a doll but a signifier, a simplified representation of self and other through which we try to understand the world? Children practice social codes and behaviour in play; by re-contextualising those playthings, Deacon draws attention to the simplistic, often unacknowledged assumptions we make about people and the world, and skewers them with humour and horror in equal measure.

The literature on her work would suggest that she hates this kind of talk: her antipathy to art speak has been well-documented. But she agrees with this interpretation of the dolls.

Thats right, youve got it very much right, she says. The dolls, the black dolls, I felt sorry for them, and the kitsch stuff. And they sort of represent us as people, because white Australia didnt come to terms with us as people [the dolls are] objects, and thats the way that white Australia saw us: the flora, the fauna, and the objects. And I just thought, well, theyve just as much to say.

A little further over, there are three portraits of the artist Richard Bell, the late writer Peter Blazey, and activist Gary Foley all standing shirtless, holding a towel to their heads as if drying themselves off. Theyre posed in an echo of Australian artist William Dobells 1932 painting, The Boy at the Basin.

Theyre very alpha male, says Deacon.

Theyre all men who can be very charming, and also really irritating, Fraser chimes in.

Bell and Deacon go back many years, and he has written an essay for her exhibition catalogue. Being political and an artist does not bring popularity in this country, Australia. Even when you can hide it really, really well, he writes.

Im a political person. Most artists are. We have to be political, especially Indigenous artists, says Deacon now.

The politics in Deacons work arrive hand-in-hand with a dark comedy. Im glad people find it funny, she says. I get people saying, Oh thats not art, but I am a funny person, I am a bloody comedian really. Im hilarious. If you watch those videos, youll see the comedy.

Those videos include collaborations such as 1987s Homevideo (with Lisa Bellear and Tommy Petersen) and 1999s I Dont Wanna Be a Bludger (with Michael Riley) featuring Deacon as the manic troublemaker Dolores. Less funny, more eerie is No Place Like Home with Erin Hefferon, a loop of a woman standing on the road in Perths Kings Park at night, a piano tinkling out Somewhere Over the Rainbow, road signs lit up by cars flashing by in the darkness. Deacon says she took the video around the time of the Claremont killings.

As for those people saying her work is not art: The jokes on them, Im blue chip, it sells in the auctions but I dont get any money from it, she says.

In the centre of the exhibition is Colour Blinded: a 2005 work in which a room is lit with low-pressure sodium lamps that turn it yellow and change the colour of visitors skin so that they appear uniform. Doll photos line the walls, and a pair of transparent perspex boxes stuffed with golliwogs and white styrofoam balls a micro-installation called Snow Storm sits in the centre of the room.

Ask me if I understand Australia. I think I do, Deacon says. Ask me, do I understand being black?

She mentions the recent revelations about war crimes allegedly committed by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan, and draws a line between the language they allegedly used about Afghan people and the language used by white Australia about its First Nations people.

Racism is never ending and I think thats the biggest problem we have, everything is based on that. And you know, were not good enough Indigenous people are still the bottom of the ladder. Its just unending, she says.

But were still fighting. Its still a bloody racist country, and theres still a bloody long way to go but the younger generation are fighting, mate, thats the main thing.

Destiny is showing at NGV Australia until 14 February 2021

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Trevor Noah to host 2021 Grammy Awards; Beyonc leads nominations with 9 – Wink News11.25.20

NEW YORK (AP)

The Daily Show host and comedian Trevor Noah has been tapped to host the 2021 Grammy Awards.

It would mark Noahs first time hosting the Grammys, which will be held Jan. 31.

Earlier this year, Noah competed for his first Grammy Award: The 36-year-old Emmy winner was nominated for best comedy album with Son of Patricia, but lost to Dave Chappelle.

Despite the fact that I am extremely disappointed that the GRAMMYs have refused to have me sing or be nominated for best pop album, I am thrilled to be hosting this auspicious event, Noah said in a statement. I think as a one-time GRAMMY nominee, I am the best person to provide a shoulder to all the amazing artists who do not win on the night because I too know the pain of not winning the award! (This is a metaphorical shoulder, Im not trying to catch Corona). See you at the 63rd GRAMMYs!

Alicia Keys was the most recent Grammys host. Past hosts include James Corden and LL Cool J.

Nominations were announced shortly after the host was named, with Beyoncs anthem about Black pride scoring multiple nominations, making her the leading contender.

Beyonc picked up song and record of the year bids with Black Parade, which she released on Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free. The song, which reached the Top 40 on the pop charts, is also nominated for best R&B song and best R&B performance.

Beyoncs Black Is King film that highlighted Black art, music, history and fashion is up for best music film while Brown Skin Girl, a song dedicated to dark- and brown-skinned women, is nominated for best music video. The singer also earned three nominations for her slick guest appearance on Megan Thee Stallions No. 1 hit Savage, including record of the year, best rap performance and best rap song.

A winner of 24 Grammys, Beyonc becomes the second-most nominated act in the history of the awards show with 79 nominations. She is tied with Paul McCartney, who earned a nomination this year for best boxed or special limited edition package.

Beyonc is only behind her husband Jay-Z and Quincy Jones, who have both earned 80 nominations each. Jay-Z picked up three nominations this year for his contributions to Beyoncs songs: He co-wrote Black Parade and Savage, thus earning nominations for song of the year, best R&B song and best rap song. Jay-Z has won 22 Grammys throughout his career.

Beyoncs domination this year came as a surprise since the singer did not release a new album. Other surprises, well snubs, include pop star the Weeknd being completely shut out and earning zero nominations despite having a No. 1 album, multiple hit singles and winning the coveted Super Bowl halftime performance slot. Luke Combs, who dominated the country charts and set records on streaming services this year, was also surprisingly shut out of nominations.

When Harvey Mason Jr., the Recordings interim president and CEO, was asked if he was surprised the Weeknd didnt earn a single nomination, he told The Associated Press: You know, theres so many nominations and theres only so many slots, its really tough to predict what the voters are going to vote for in any given year. I try not to be too surprised.

Instead, multiple nominations went to Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch, who each earned six nominations and followed Beyonc as the second-most nominated acts.

Lipa, who won two Grammys last year, earned bids for album of the year with Future Nostalgia as well as song and record of the year for her hit Dont Start Now. Swift, whose last two albums didnt garner nominations for album of the year, is competing for the top prize with her surprise album folklore. If she wins, she would become the first artist to win album of the year three times.

Other album of the year nominees include: Post Malones multi-hit Hollywoods Bleeding; Coldplays Everyday Life, which featured world music sounds and politically-charged lyrics; HAIMs sophomore release Women In Music Pt. III; Jhen Aikos atmospheric R&B project Chilombo; English musician Jacob Colliers multi-genre release Djesse Vol. 3; and the deluxe edition of Black Pumas self-titled debut album.

Tracks competing with Beyoncs Black Parade and Savage for record of the year include DaBaby and Ricchs Rockstar, Malones Circles, Lipas Dont Start Now, Billie Eilishs Everything I Wanted, Black Pumas Colors and Doja Cats Say So. The latter track was produced by controversial music figure Dr. Luke, and he earns his first Grammy nominations since 2014, the year his former collaborator Kesha accused him of sexual assault. Dr. Luke, who used the moniker Tyson Trax on the credits for Doja Cats song, has vigorously denied the allegations.

Black Parade, Dont Start Now, Everything I Wanted and Circles are also nominated for song of the year a songwriters award along with Swifts cardigan, Ricchs The Box, JP Saxe and Julia Michaels If the World Was Ending and H.E.R.s I Cant Breathe, her protest anthem addressing police brutality.

Several songs that emerged following the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor were nominated for Grammys, including Lil Babys The Bigger Picture (best rap song, best rap performance), Anderson .Paaks Lockdown (best melodic rap performance, best music video), Mickey Guytons Black Like Me (best country solo performance) as well as Beyoncs Black Parade.

I think its meaningful. I think its reflective of whats gone on in our world, Mason Jr. said of multiple protest songs earning nominations this year. Musicians and artists and writers and producers, they write about whats going on in their lives. We tend to be fairly emotional people. When theres things happening, its going to come out in our music and our art. It only makes sense that those types of songs would be nominated and celebrated by our voters. It really resonated with people. You listen to some of those songs and cant help but be moved.

Megan Thee Stallion, who released her highly anticipated debut album last week after finding success with hit singles and mixtapes since 2018, scored four nominations including best new artist. She will compete with rapper-singer Doja Cat, pop singer Noah Cyrus, country singer Ingrid Andress, multi-genre DJ-producer Kaytranada, rappers Chika and D Smoke, and indie rocker Phoebe Bridgers, who earned four nominations and helped female acts dominate in the rock categories.

Nominees for best rock performance and best rock song include Bridgers, Fiona Apple, HAIM, Grace Potter, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes and Big Thief, led by Adrianne Lenker. Female performers also dominated in best country album, including Andress, Miranda Lambert, Brandy Clark and Ashley McBryde. The foursome Little Big Town, which features two female vocalists, round out the five nominees.

Howard, who released her first solo album Jaime last year, earned five nominations, including bids in R&B and American Roots categories. Eilish, DaBaby, John Beasley, David Frost and Justin Bieber nominated for three pop awards and a country one for 10,000 Hours with duo Dan + Shay earned four nominations each.

K-pop kings BTS earned their first-ever Grammy nomination after years of having success on the pop charts. They will compete for best pop duo/group performance with their No. 1 hit, Dynamite.

Other first-time nominees include the Strokes, Megan Thee Stallion, Michael Kiwanuka, Jay Electronica and Harry Styles, who became the first One Direction member to earn a Grammy nomination. Hes up for best pop vocal album with his second solo release Fine Line, best pop solo performance for Watermelon Sugar and best music video for Adore You.

Several acts earned posthumous nominations, including John Prine (best American Roots performance, best American Roots song), Nipsey Hussle (best rap performance), Leonard Cohen (best folk album) Pop Smoke (best rap performance) and songwriter LaShawn Daniels (best gospel performance/song).

And A-list entertainers hoping to reach EGOT status are getting a chance to earn their Grammy Award, including Rene Zellweger, who is nominated for best traditional pop vocal album for Judy a performance that won her a second Academy Award while Meryl Streep is nominated for best spoken word album for Charlottes Web. Streeps competition includes MSNBCs Rachel Maddow, journalist Ronan Farrow and Jeopardy! record-holder Ken Jennings, who is nominated for reading Alex Trebek The Answer Is Tiffany Haddish, Jerry Seinfeld, Patton Oswalt, Jim Gaffigan and Bill Burr are nominated for best comedy album.

Kanye West, who has won 21 Grammys, only scored a single nomination this year for contemporary Christian music album for Jesus Is King. Others who were snubbed include country performers the Chicks and Morgan Wallen, R&B singers Summer Walker, Teyana Taylor, Chris Brown and Brandy, and late rapper Juice WRLD.

Songs and albums released between Sept. 1, 2019 and Aug. 31, 2020 were eligible for nominations this year. Winners will be announced at the live show on Jan. 31.

The awards will be broadcast on CBS (WINK-TV).

Album of the year: Chilombo, Jhen Aiko; Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition), Black Pumas; Everyday Life, Coldplay; Djesse Vol. 3, Jacob Collier; Women In Music Pt. III, HAIM; Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa; Hollywoods Bleeding, Post Malone; folklore, Taylor Swift.

Record of the year: Black Parade, Beyonc; Colors, Black Pumas; Rockstar, DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch; Say So, Doja Cat; Everything I Wanted, Billie Eilish; Dont Start Now, Dua Lipa; Circles, Post Malone; Savage, Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyonc.

Song of the year (songwriters award): Black Parade, Beyonc, Jay-Z, Derek Dixie, Denisia Andrews, Stephen Bray, Brittany Coney, Akil King, Kim Kaydence Krysiuk and Rickie Caso Tice; The Box, Roddy Ricch and Samuel Gloade; cardigan, Taylor Swift and Aaron Dessner; Circles, Post Malone, Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk and Billy Walsh; Dont Start Now, Dua Lipa, Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick and Emily Warren; Everything I Wanted, Billie Eilish and Finneas; I Cant Breathe, H.E.R., Dernst Emile II and Tiara Thomas; If the World Was Ending, Julia Michaels and JP Saxe.

Best new artist: Ingrid Andress; Phoebe Bridgers; Chika; Noah Cyrus; D Smoke; Doja Cat; Kaytranada; Megan Thee Stallion.

Best pop solo performance: Yummy, Justin Bieber; Say So, Doja Cat; Everything I Wanted, Billie Eilish; Dont Start Now, Dua Lipa; Watermelon Sugar, Harry Styles; cardigan, Taylor Swift.

Best pop duo/group performance: UN DIA (ONE DAY), J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy; Intentions, Justin Bieber featuring Quavo; Dynamite, BTS; Rain on Me, Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande; Exile, Taylor Swift featuring Bon Iver.

Best pop vocal album: Changes, Justin Bieber; Chromatica, Lady Gaga; Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa; Fine Line, Harry Styles; folklore, Taylor Swift.

Best traditional pop vocal album: Blue Umbrella, Burt Bacharach and Daniel Tashian; True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter, Harry Connick, Jr.; American Standard, James Taylor; Unfollow the Rules, Rufus Wainwright; Judy, Rene Zellweger.

Best dance/electronic album: Kick I, Arca; Planets Mad, Baauer; Energy, Disclosure; Bubba, Kaytranada; Good Faith, Madeon.

Best rock album: A Heros Death, Fontaines D.C.; Kiwanuka, Michael Kiwanuka; Daylight, Grace Potter; Sound & Fury, Sturgill Simpson; The New Abnormal, the Strokes.

Best alternative music album: Fetch the Bolt Cutters, Fiona Apple; Hyperspace, Beck; Punisher, Phoebe Bridgers; Jaime, Brittany Howard; The Slow Rush, Tame Impala.

Best progressive R&B album: Chilombo, Jhen Aiko; Ungodly Hour, Chloe x Halle; Free Nationals, Free Nationals; F Yo Feelings, Robert Glasper; It Is What It Is, Thundercat.

Best R&B album: Happy 2 Be Here, Ant Clemons; Take Time, Giveon; To Feel Loved, Luke James; Bigger Love, John Legend; All Rise, Gregory Porter.

Best rap album: Black Habits, D Smoke; Alfredo, Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist; A Written Testimony, Jay Electronica; Kings Disease, Nas; The Allegory, Royce Da 59.

Best country album: Lady Like, Ingrid Andress; Your Life Is a Record, Brandy Clark; Wildcard, Miranda Lambert; Nightfall, Little Big Town; Never Will, Ashley McBryde.

Best jazz vocal album: ONA, Thana Alexa; Secrets Are the Best Stories, Kurt Elling featuring Danilo Prez; Modern Ancestors, Carmen Lundy; Holy Room: Live at Alte Oper, Somi with Frankfurt Radio Big Band; Whats the Hurry, Kenny Washington.

Best jazz instrumental album: On the Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment, Ambrose Akinmusire; Waiting Game, Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science; Happening: Live at the Village Vanguard, Gerald Clayton; Trilogy 2, Chick Corea, Christian McBride and Brian Blade; RoundAgain, Redman Mehldau McBride Blade.

Best gospel album: 2econd Wind: Ready, Anthony Brown & group therAPy; My Tribute, Myron Butler; Choirmaster, Ricky Dillard; Gospel According to PJ, PJ Morton; Kierra, Kierra Sheard.

Best contemporary Christian music album: Run to the Father, Cody Carnes; All of My Best Friends, Hillsong Young & Free; Holy Water, We the Kingdom; Citizen of Heaven, Tauren Wells; Jesus Is King, Kanye West.

Best Latin pop or urban album: YHLQMDLG, Bad Bunny; Por Primera Vez, Camilo; Mesa Para Dos, Kany Garca; Pausa, Ricky Martin; 3:33, Debi Nova.

Best Latin rock or alternative album: Aura, Bajofondo; Monstruo, Cami; Sobrevolando, Cultura Proftica; La Conquista del Espacio, Fito Pez; Miss Colombia, Lido Pimienta.

Best reggae album: Upside Down 2020, Buju Banton; Higher Place, Skip Marley; It All Comes Back to Love, Maxi Priest; Got to Be Tough, Toots and the Maytals; One World, The Wailers.

Best spoken word album: Acid for the Children: A Memoir, Flea; Alex Trebek The Answer Is, Ken Jennings; Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth, Rachel Maddow; Catch and Kill, Ronan Farrow; Charlottes Web (E.B. White), Meryl Streep (and full cast).

Best comedy album: Black Mitzvah, Tiffany Haddish; I Love Everything, Patton Oswalt; The Pale Tourist, Jim Gaffigan; Paper Tiger, Bill Burr; 23 Hours to Kill, Jerry Seinfeld.

Best compilation soundtrack for visual media: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood; Bill & Ted Face the Music; Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga; Frozen 2; Jojo Rabbit.

Best score soundtrack for visual media: Ad Astra, Max Richter; Becoming, Kamasi Washington; Joker, Hildur Gunadttir; 1917, Thomas Newman; Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, John Williams.

Producer of the year, non-classical: Jack Antonoff; Dan Auerbach; Dave Cobb; Flying Lotus; Andrew Watt.

Best music video: Brown Skin Girl, Beyonc; Life Is Good, Future featuring Drake; Lockdown, Anderson .Paak; Adore You, Harry Styles; Goliath, Woodkid.

Best music film: Beastie Boys Story, Beastie Boys; Black Is King, Beyonc; We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, Freestyle Love Supreme (including Lin-Manuel Miranda); Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, Linda Ronstadt; That Little Ol Band from Texas, ZZ Top.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2020: The Best Over-The-Top Luxury Beauty Gifts – Forbes11.25.20

For the woman who has everything, an old lipstick or eyeshadow palette simply wont do. This is when you need a luxuriously over-the-top beauty gift for the holidays. Something she hasnt seen before is an instant winner, and yes, it is possible to find. Think a fragrance thats presented like a work of art, a lipstick that comes with its own armor or a suitcase filled with far more than a vacations worth of skincare, to name a few. These are the best over-the-top luxury beauty gifts that will make her holiday extra special this year.

Augustinus Bader The Trifecta

Theres plenty of good reasons Augustinus Bader has a cult-following, starting with all of the awards the skincare line has racked up, along with the fact that it actually works. This holiday season, give the gift of beautiful, healthy skin, courtesy of three of their best-sellers, which are all powered by TFC8, a complex with 30 years of research and innovation. It includes their original face creams, The Rich Cream and The Cream that instantly firm and nourish skin, as well as The Body Cream, which moisturizes, smooths and firms while minimizing the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. $625, augustinusbader.com

Les Exclusifs de Chanel Coromandel and Maisons DArt Coffret

There is truly no better gift for the fragrance lover in your life than Chanels extraordinary limited-edition coffret that was handcrafted by a Chanel Maison dArt. Only 40 pieces are available worldwide, with just nine in the United States, and each will be hand-delivered. The Chinese-lacquered screens that dotted Coco Chanels Paris apartment is the muse behind its design. Tucked inside the box is the Coromandel Parfum, housed in a Baccarat crystal bottle, and a precious jeweled piece handmade by Maison Goossens, a goldsmith-jeweler since 1950. The coffret is lined with signature tweed woven by Maison Lesage, an embroiderer since 1858. The fragrance, an ambery Oriental, was created by Chanel In-House Perfumer Creator Olivier Polge. $10,000, chanel.com

Drunk Elephant The Trunk 4.0

Among many other things, COVID-19 made planning a vacation tough in 2020, to say the least. If jet-setting wasnt in store for her this year, she can take a skincare vacation with Drunk Elephant The Trunk 4.0. A mini carry-on suitcase by Monoswhich is perfect for a weekend getawayis filled with the beloved clean skincare brands best-sellers, including everything she needs for a healthy, glowing complexion. The products are designed to work across all skin types and tackle everything from dark spots to firmness to fine lines. Valued at $638, the trunk includes full sizes of Drunk Elephants T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial, Beste No 9. Jelly Cleanser, Protini Polypeptide Cream, A-Passioni Retinol Cream, B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum, C-Firma Day Serum, T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, Shaba Complex Eye Serum and Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense SPF 30. There are also samples of E-Rase Milki Micellar Water, Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser, Bamboo Booster Packette, C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream Packette, F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Packette, Lala Retro Whipped Cream Packette, Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 Packette and D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops Packette. $450, drunkelephant.com

Vald Armor + Lip Set

Putting on lipstick will never be the same once she has one by Vald. Launched in November, the unique lipstick is personalized, refillable and interchangeable. Each set comes with the Vald Armor, a symbol of the strength and beauty that encases the refillable lipstick and has a magnifying mirror inset, as well as a coordinating metallic lipstick case, lipstick, gold refill carrying case, faux suede protective pouch, a custom card with the Vald mantra, aVald storybook display and storage box, and optional engraving. The clean, cruelty-free lipstick formula was developed in Italy and each shade is packed with pigment and skincare perks. There are eight universally flattering shades and a lip balm, as well as three armors to choose from. $199, valdebeauty.com

Tatcha Ritual Kiri Collection

Gift her a complete skincare ritual with the Tatcha Special Edition Luxury Set. For a personalized touch, choose her skin typefrom normal to dry, normal to oily, dry, dry to very dry and sensitiveand seven favorite products will be tucked into a kiri wood box that is handmade in Japan. Depending on her skin type, the set will include full sizes of Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil, The Rice Polish: Classic, The Essence, The Water Cream, The Silk Peony, The Liquid Silk Canvas, Dewy Cream or The Kissu Lip Mask. $424-468, tatcha.com

Westman Atelier The Makeup Brush Vault

Truly the ultimate makeup brush collection, for the very first time Westman Atelier is offering a limited edition, seven-piece brush wardrobe. Celebrity makeup artist Gucci Westman knows her way around a makeup brush, so its no surprise each brush was crafted to perfection and is built to last. Theyre handmade in Kumano, Japan by the best brush maker around the globe, using traditional techniques and lacquered handles made with the finest sustainable hardwood birch from an FSC-certified forest and soft, cruelty-free nylon fibers. The set includes the Eye Shadow IBrush,Eye Shadow II Brush,Foundation Brush,Blender Brush,Baby Blender Brush,Powder Brush and Lip Brush.$435, Westman-Atelier.com

Dior LOr de Vie La Cure - Vintage 2019

Few things in life are better than an aged fine wineespecially when that fine wine is combined with potent skincare. Thats the idea behind Diors LOr de Vie La Cure Vintage 2019, which is formulated in partnership with one of the prestigious vineyards in the world, Chateau YQuem in France.Dior Science has been studying vines for more than 30 years and that research was funneled into the incredibly concentrated formula, whose anti-aging powers has a profound effect on the skin. $2,600,Dior.com (available December 1)

ghd Deluxe Gift Set

ghd is literally all about getting the hair of your dreams with their limited edition holiday Wish Upon A Starcollection that was inspired by the night sky, from constellations to iridescent whites and deep midnight blues. The Deluxe Gift Set includes their award-winningplatinum+ stylerin a celestial-inspired white and the ghdhelios hair dryerwith gold accents, all wrapped up in a midnight blue vanity case. $479, ghdhair.com

La Prairie White Caviar Luxury Holiday Ritual

The gift of a glowing complexion is a gift that keeps on giving, and thats exactly what La Prairie White Caviar Luxury Holiday Ritual promises. Combining cutting edge research with opulence, the White Caviar collection spotlights their active ingredient Lumidose, which firms skin while boosting its light-reflecting ability. The set includes the White Caviar Illuminating Clarifying Lotion, White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion, White Caviar Eye Extraordinaire and White Caviar Crme Extraordinaire, all encased in a collectible box with a mirror. $2,100, neimanmarcus.com

Cl de Peau Beaut Holiday Luminizing Face Enhancer

Holiday makeup always calls for a little sparkle and this limited edition luminizer by Cl de Peau Beaut does the trick. Light up her look with the highlighting powder infused with light-diffusing technology to define the contours of the face while giving off a gorgeous glow. The limited edition case is so enchanting that shell want to put on her powder in public to show it off. It comes with a hand-crafted brush to make application even more smooth and seamless. $95, cledepeaubeaute.com

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Introducing The State Press diversity council – The State Press11.25.20

In August, The State Press established its diversity council, which will lead newsroom initiatives and improve representation and outreach

"The diversity council provides staffers from marginalized communities a say in newsroom issues and a vital role in improving them." Illustration published on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.

At the beginning of this semester, The State Press established its first diversity council with the goal to give staffers from various marginalized communities a space solely to themselves, where they can have a say in newsroom issues and play a vital role in improving them.

Although their roles are still developing, each member of the diversity council has already contributed to improving our newsroom. As this semester comes to a close, The State Press would like to introduce the inaugural council members:

Andrew Onodera, podcast-video editor:

My lived experience has been shaped by being biracial. I am both Latino and Asian. My moms family is Mexican, my dads family is Japanese, and I am fortunate to be equally connected to both cultures. My racial identity has shaped me into the man I am today. However, in the spirit of transparency, I want to address something I rarely talk about that has been on my mind for a while:

The biracial experience can be very lonely.

Often, I am made to feel like Im not Latino enough, nor Asian enough, just because my identity is not entirely one or the other.

Not only do I feel like I have to prove myself to every white teacher, employer and colleague, but I often feel like I even have to prove myself to members of the Latino and Asian communities.

Lately, Ive been made to feel like being a journalist further isolates me from my communities. There have been people trying to convince me that I need to choose: Am I an ethical journalist who believes in standards or am I a person of color who advocates for an anti-racist world? That is an unfortunate dichotomy because the two are not mutually exclusive.

I am living proof that those two identities can coexist. I am a proud journalist and a proud member of two historically marginalized communities.

Journalism is far from perfect. I am constantly fighting to ensure that this profession covers BIPOC issues in a fair and representative way. But at its core, journalism is vital. When done right, truth-seeking and storytelling are essential tools needed to create a better society. This is why I chose journalism as a profession, and this is why I will never let anyone tell me that journalism is not compatible with an anti-racist world.

Diannie Chavez, photographer:

Growing up I was always known as the girl who didnt care what others thought. I grew up in a predominantly white neighborhood and went to school where there werent many people like me. Yet, I always embraced my culture in whatever ways possible. Both of my parents were born in Mexico and they have incorporated our culture into the daily lives of my siblings and I. They taught us to not be ashamed of our roots no matter what others said.

As the years passed, however, I began receiving criticism for embracing my roots. As a Mexican-American, people would claim that I wasnt Mexican enough or wasnt American enough. Thats the issue, though. How do you become more Mexican if its in your blood? How do you embrace your culture even more if you already make it part of your everyday life? This made me doubt myself and my own culture. That is not how it should be.

As a journalist, Ive been told that my culture can affect the objectivity of my work. The criticism I received growing up was starting to show in professional settings. That shouldn't be the case. Who a person is shouldnt be seen as a hindrance to complete their work in a professional manner. It should be seen as an opportunity to give a platform to marginalized communities and make topics not typically talked about known. That is why I chose to study journalism and why I chose to join the diversity council.

Erin Galindo, politics reporter:

Who I am and how I carry myself to this day is shaped by the color of my skin. I grew up ashamed, insecure and erased from my identity as a Latina because I was always ridiculed for being upset when kids picked on me for being too dark. Timid and influenced by their gaslighting, I grew up detached from my Brown and Mexican identity.

I started journalism in high school with a desire to learn about the millions of unique people in this world and eager to uplift the voices I knew were underrepresented including my own Latinx community. But I also started journalism fed with the notion that my identity was a hindrance to the objectivity of my work. It was my instructor who made me feel like I couldnt tackle the issues that marginalized my community; that I couldnt tell these stories to the fullest transparency. All I knew was the concept of objectivity that was defined by elite white people for elite white people. I started journalism, feeling once again, that my identity was forbidden and it forced me deeper into the void I already created out of repression and insecurity.

I joined this diversity council because I should be unapologetic in my own skin. I'm here because BIPOC identities are not biased. We should not be hushed for our existence.

Grace Lieberman, business and tech editor:

I dont write about myself ever, and thats partly the reason I chose journalism and to be a member of this council. My strength is my writing, and Ive spent my life consuming news. Ive seen the power journalism has and the damage it can cause. As a journalist, I will fight for honest and informed coverage that uplifts and platforms communities most hurt and underserved by the media. When I realized the major institutional issues are rooted in the newsroom, I knew my work needed to extend beyond reporting. This council is an opportunity to critically examine and change the structure of an institution that has left out so many.

I am Jewish, queer and invisibly disabled, but I am not a target for discrimination. Society mostly perceives me as a cisgender, non-disabled, straight white woman, so Im protected from discrimination and trauma people from my communities dont have the luxury of avoiding. Its hard feeling sometimes like Im in disguise, but its nothing compared to my peers who have no choice but to own their identity and be scrutinized for it. Its unbelievably wrong that the way I look gives me social capital and protection, and I want to find a way to give up my privilege to those who dont have it. I want to change what it means to be a good journalist. I want to be a public servant, not a public figure. Uplifting voices and working to create an industry thats for everyone is the best way I know how.

READ MORE: Letter from the Diversity Officer: Existence is Resistance

Itzia Crespo, magazine managing editor:

Ive held the weight of otherness since before I could even understand where it stemmed from the parts of me that set me apart from a majority of my peers growing up. My skin, my sexuality and my experience were deemed too taboo or undesirable for entertainment media, and I spent a majority of my youth feeling that they were something to hide. When I started writing, I could be seen for my voice on paper; I could be seen without the traits that some people deemed as a bias from a queer Mexican immigrant. And so, when I entered my first newsroom at The State Press, I found myself mixing my voice and identity for the first time. My experience gave me the ability to see stories in the faces around me, along with the understanding and compassion required to cover these communities.

I joined the diversity council this semester because I care about the future of this industry and want to make it reflective of people of all backgrounds. I want journalism to be consumed by a small child of a similar experience, and for them to know someone is in their corner listening.

Jennifer Dam, illustration editor:

I am a second generation Vietnamese-American and queer.

I grew up in a white neighborhood, and theres a common saying that goes Im too Asian for the whites but Im too white for the Asians. For as long as I can remember, the color of my skin separated me from my peers, and my peers separated me from my culture.

Ive been in many situations where my voice wasnt heard by white administrators. The education system never understood my lived experience. They did not understand how stereotypes, words and hand gestures were harmful and have an everlasting impression. They brushed it off and punished me for standing up for myself.

Childhood racial trauma is real.

My cultural identity became difficult to navigate and I began to loathe myself for the color of my skin.

It took me a lot of time and learning to acknowledge that the color of my skin is what makes me special. My parents immigrated to the United States after the Vietnam War and I could not be more proud to see the obstacles theyve overcome. The values and traditions that ground me are because of them.

To be honest, I wouldnt consider myself a journalist. The State Press is the first newsroom where Ive worked as an illustration editor. Im still here because State Press has given me a space where my voice matters, and I want to provide that anywhere else I work. Art may be subjective, but it also has a long history of only highlighting white faces. Representing marginalized communities within multimedia is important to me and is something Im actively working on with my desk.

I joined the diversity council because BIPOC voices come in many colors, and being able to listen and share different lived experiences has been a privilege. The art community contains people from all backgrounds and traditions. I want to uplift local artists surrounding me because after all, they are the ones that inspire me most.

Raphael Romero Ruiz, magazine opinion columnist:

The first time I ever considered being a journalist was after watching a Brazilian movie called Cidade de Deus or City of God. I was in high school, working part-time at Office Max, and my partner and I bought me my first camera. The movie showed me that taking photos of my community was important and had value to it, so I started taking photos of the people around me.

Growing up, the only photos/videos/stories coming out of Southside Tucson were about murder, robbery and drive-by shootings. Even though they were true, I also knew there were other things happening in my community that werent Brown and Black people committing crimes. Stories of inspiring young people pushing through obstacles many low-income BIPOC face; stories of immigrant business owners who were working hard on the street corners to put food on the table for their families; stories of many proud people who did not fit the stereotypes the news and media had created. I joined this industry to seek those stories and report on them, telling the whole world the full truth of my community and many others like mine.

Journalism has its faults and I have run into those walls many times. However, I have persisted because I know how powerful storytelling can be, and journalism has provided me a space to be able to tell those meaningful stories. My work matters because now the next generation of Rose neighborhood babies can grow up with a different set of stories from where they are from and be proud of where they come from.

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‘Changes the feel of Mission’ Tattoo shop owner hopes wooly mammoth mural brings people to Johnson Dr. – Shawnee Mission Post11.25.20

When Sean Gilbert bought what is now Headless Hands Custom Tattoo parlor three years ago, there was some discussion about a potential mural on the east side of the building. Now, he and muralist Daniel Lucid are bringing a wooly mammoth to Mission.

Although the goal of the mural is to showcase Headless Hands as the art studio it is, Gilbert said he foresees the mural almost as a destination. Once its completed, Gilbert said the artwork will draw people into Mission and encourage them to grab a bite to eat downtown or explore the local shops.

He also said the striking image of a giant mammoth skull on the side of his shop will provide an artful contrast to some of the other building exteriors nearby.

I feel like it changes the feel of Mission, where tan and taupe was what they wanted now were going in a different direction, Gilbert said. People see it as maybe more of a unique, hipper area, more artsy. They might want to check out and spend more time down here.

The timeline for the completion of the mural is uncertain, although Gilbert and Lucid began working on the idea around the same time the coronavirus pandemic hit the Kansas City area earlier this year. Gilbert said its now partly dependent on the winter weather, but the mural could be completed either by the end of the year or maybe by next spring.

Gilbert envisioned a mural that matched the tattoo parlors interior aesthetic, which he said is similar to a small museum, with an extensive collection of fossils, minerals, stones and rocks for customers to look at. Gilbert and Lucid landed on a large wooly mammoth skull with mountains in the background, as well as floating rocks with additional vegetation.

The final concept design, Gilbert said, fits the dreamlike, prehistoric atmosphere he hoped for.

It has this kind of prehistoric yet magical feel to it, Gilbert said. Its not crazy, it almost looks like this might be what life was like back then. Im super excited about what we both came up with and how its turning out.

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