Prada removes ‘blackface’ products following backlash

Prada has removed a series of products from its stores worldwide after accusations the items were racist and depicted blackface.

“Prada Group never had the intention of offending anyone,” the luxury apparel brand posted on Twitter Friday.

Backlash began earlier this week after photos began circulating on social media, showing close-ups of the items juxtaposed with traditional blackface illustrations.

Chinyere Ezie, a lawyer at the U.S. Center for Constitutional Rights, posted a series of pictures on Facebook after spotting the items in the brand’s storefront window in New York.
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Woman arrested after profanity-laced racist tirade on New York City subway

A woman whose profanity-filled, racist attack against another woman on the New York City subway was caught on video is facing assault charges, and court documents indicate she’s been in trouble with police before.

New York City police said the incident happened on Tuesday on the Northbound D train, which runs from Coney Island to the Bronx.

Video of the attack appears to show a woman cursing at a younger Asian woman.
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GPS bike-share program in China credited with reducing gridlock and smog

(CBC)The smog hangs thick over Beijing. It’s a brownish haze with a vaguely smoky smell, shrouding lanes of traffic and pedestrians wearing face masks.

The main culprits are nearby steel factories and coal-burning heating plants. But the city’s five million cars add much to the toxic mix, creating air that’s frequently rated “hazardous” by the World Air Quality Index Project.

“Traffic jams don’t just block the streets,” said one woman named Li. “They block the air.”
Now a partial solution may be riding to the rescue on two wheels.
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