AI-generated fashion models could bring more diversity to the industry – or leave it with less

[ad_1] CHICAGO — London-based model Alexsandrah has a twin, but not in the way you’d expect: Her counterpart is made of pixels instead of flesh and blood. The virtual twin was generated by artificial intelligence and has already appeared as a stand-in for the real-life Alexsandrah in a photo shoot. Alexsandrah, who goes by her … Read more

AI-generated fashion models could bring more diversity to the industry – or leave it with less

[ad_1] CHICAGO — London-based model Alexsandrah has a twin, but not in the way you’d expect: Her counterpart is made of pixels instead of flesh and blood. The virtual twin was generated by artificial intelligence and has already appeared as a stand-in for the real-life Alexsandrah in a photo shoot. Alexsandrah, who goes by her … Read more

AI-generated fashion models could bring more diversity to the industry – or not

[ad_1] CHICAGO — London-based model Alexsandrah has a twin, but not in the way you’d expect: Her counterpart is made of pixels instead of flesh and blood. The virtual twin was generated by artificial intelligence and has already appeared as a stand-in for the real-life Alexsandrah in a photo shoot. Alexsandrah, who goes by her … Read more

In death, O.J. Simpson and his trial verdict still reflect America’s racial divides

[ad_1] For many people old enough to remember O.J. Simpson’s murder trial, his 1995 exoneration was a defining moment in their understanding of race, policing and justice. Nearly three decades later, it still reflects the different realities of white and Black Americans. Some people recall watching their Black co-workers and classmates erupting in jubilation at … Read more

USC remains silent on O.J. Simpson’s death, underscoring complicated connections to football star

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — A copy of O.J. Simpson’s Heisman Trophy still sits in Heritage Hall on the campus of the University of Southern California, at least when it isn’t being displayed elsewhere along with the rest of the school’s large collection. Simpson’s jersey is still retired by USC in recognition of his two remarkable … Read more

Two tribal nations sue social media companies over Native youth suicides

[ad_1] Two tribal nations are accusing social media companies of contributing to the disproportionately high rates of suicide among Native American youth. Their lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles county court names Facebook and Instagram’s parent company Meta Platforms; Snapchat’s Snap Inc.; TikTok parent company ByteDance; and Alphabet, which owns YouTube and Google, as defendants. … Read more

Two tribal nations sue social media companies over Native youth suicides

[ad_1] Two tribal nations are accusing social media companies of contributing to the disproportionately high rates of suicide among Native American youth. Their lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles county court names Facebook and Instagram’s parent company Meta Platforms; Snapchat’s Snap Inc.; TikTok parent company ByteDance; and Alphabet, which owns YouTube and Google, as defendants. … Read more

Beyoncé becomes first Black woman to hit No. 1 on Billboard country albums chart

[ad_1] NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé has made history once again. Her latest album, the epic “Act ll: Cowboy Carter”, hit No. 1 on the Billboard country albums chart, making her the first Black woman to top the chart since its 1964 inception. The album also topped the all-genres Billboard 200, marking … Read more

State Republicans killed an Indiana city’s lawsuit to stop illegal gun sales. Why?

[ad_1] INDIANAPOLIS — Almost 25 years after suing the firearms industry for failing to prevent illegal gun sales, the northwestern Indiana city of Gary won a critical victory last fall when a judge ordered gun manufacturers to hand years of production and sales records. But in March, Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a new law retroactively … Read more

Black coaches were ‘low-hanging fruit’ in FBI college hoops case that wrecked careers, then fizzled

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Book Richardson doesn’t sleep much past 5:30 a.m. anymore. That was around the time seven years ago that FBI agents pounded on his door, barged in, handcuffed him and dragged him away while his 16-year-old son, E.J., looked on helplessly. “Ever since then, everyone looks at me differently,” the former University … Read more