Popish: March 10

Swoosh

Nike’s brand promise is to “bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world” with the asterisk defined as “*if you have a body, you are an athlete.” In its latest demonstration of inclusion, Nike has come out with the Nike Pro hijab for headscarf-wearing women. The product uses Nike’s breeziest fabric and has been developed and tested with headscarf-wearing athletes. Zahra Lari, who is a figure skater from the UAE, shows that nothing holds her back: “I am covered, I am Muslim, I am from a desert country, and I’m doing a winter sport.”

 

Just by chance

Chance the Rapper is someone worth knowing. The independent artist won three Grammys this year: Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Album. On top of that, he has kindly donated $1,000,000 to Chicago public schools. As Michelle Obama said, “When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.”

 

Texas is where it’s at

This weekend is the first of SXSW (South by Southwest), the tech, film, music extravaganza in Austin, TX. Vice President Joe Biden is speaking on Sunday at one of the first SXSW events, a part of the Connect to End Cancer series. Connect to End Cancer aims to facilitate conversation and innovation among entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, celebrities, philanthropists, leaders in the industry, and SXSW attendees to help in the fight against cancer.

 

Tidbits:

  • Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announce their second baby girl
  • Bottled water passed sodain volume and consumption per capita in the US. Y’all, it’s water
  • You know that baffling feeling you get when someone who manufactures tie clips and neckties uses scotch tapeto keep theirtie together? No? Here you go
  • Chelsea Clinton ruins pancakesand everyone is horrified
  • Elmo tweetsAdele to meet up in Australia
  • Yesterday, March 9th, marked 20 years since Biggie passed #RIP
  • Martha Stewart put Rick Ross’s (he’s a rapper) cover art on a cake– looks like M-Stizzle has really been hanging with the kool kids
  • “Becky with the good hair” was a category on Jeopardy. If you don’t know what this is, please stop by my desk and we can sip some lemonade
  • Puma announceship hop artist Big Sean as a Global Ambassador and Creative Collaborator for 2018
  • A whale surfaces and gets a big smoochfrom a whale watcher

 

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