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Meet the Senegalese Designer Making Math Chic

Diarra Bousso uses algorithms to create designs for her line DIARRABLU.

Who knew that math and fashion could work together so seamlessly? Apparently Diarra Bousso did, the self-described "Creative Mathematician" and mastermind behind DIARRABLU. The Senegalese serial entrepreneur and multidisciplinary artist left a career of trading on Wall Street to pursue design and it paid off. She has just been awarded a coveted spot as the Designer in Residence at the San Francisco Fashion Incubator for her innovative use of equations and algorithms in her beautiful designs.

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Daniel Kaluuya Is Producing a Live-Action 'Barney' Movie with Mattel

Yes, you read that correctly.

In a move that absolutely no one saw coming, Oscar-nominated actor Daniel Kaluuya is set to produce a live-action Barney movie in conjunction with Mattel Films. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the story.

Kaluuya will co-produce the film as part of his 59% production banner, which signed a first-look deal with Paramount back in May. Speaking on his involvement with the project and the impact of Barney & Friends, Kaluuya had this to say: "Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many of our childhoods, then he disappeared into the shadows, left misunderstood. We're excited to explore this compelling modern-day hero and see if his message of 'I love you, you love me' can stand the test of time."

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African Women Speak On Their Experiences of Gender Stereotypes at Work and How To Fight It

A deep look at ways African women combat gender stereotyping in their professional environments—especially sexist assignments.

Gender stereotypes have been identified as one of the barriers to women achieving leadership positions. Generally, stereotypes against women are often based on preconceived notions of what women are assumed to be capable of. In view of the above, it is not a novelty to find women in the workplace being assigned tasks based on stereotypical notions.

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Solange Declares 'I Am a Proud Black Feminist' In Bust Magazine and We're Here For It

Here are some of our favorite gems from Solange's interview with Bust Magazine on black feminism, the power of the internet and more.

Oh, Solange. I have always admired her for being a wildly fashionable, deeply soulful and emphatic artist and performer with a passion for the unique and unconventional. But lately, Solange has been even more outspoken about something that is very dear to her heart, and mine, and hopefully yours: feminism. And it’s a better time than ever to be outspoken about equality, especially since she has the platform to inspire instrumental change through her music and words.

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