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Black woman celebrates Black joy by sets up her own representative greeting cards company

Nicola creates greeting cards featuring Black characters (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

Welcome to Black Owned, a series that celebrates the brilliant Black entrepreneurs doing bits in the UK.

Despite the challenges, the community continues to create important and brilliant work – and we’re here to make sure that you know about it.

This week, we’ve got artist Nicola Lespeare. She’s founded her own representative greeting cards company in a bid to put Black characters front and centre of celebrations.

Despite living in a multicultural society, when was the last time you saw a Black woman on a birthday card or Black hands on an engagement slip?

It’s this glaring gap that Nicola’s eponymous brand seeks to fill because the Black community deserves representation across the board. Not only is Nicola helping to instil self-pride in her audience, but her collections are also a challenge to the industry to shape

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Woman sues Apple for allegedly copying skin-toned emojis idea

a group of people in a dark room: Woman sues Apple for allegedly copying skin-toned emojis idea

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Woman sues Apple for allegedly copying skin-toned emojis idea

An African-American businesswoman has sued Apple Inc. for an unspecified amount, alleging that the company copied her idea of offering users five skin tones for emojis.

Katrina Parrott debuted her copyrighted method which allows users to pick their choice of skin tone for emojis called ‘iDiversicons’ on Apple’s App Store in 2013 and iTunes in 2014, which she alleges was stolen by the tech giant, Bloomberg reported.

She alleges two of the company’s senior software engineers got a close look at her innovation during a series of meetings in 2014 for a partnership deal, but then released their own five-skin tone keyboard modified pallet in April 2015.

After its own skin-tone emojis were released, Apple dropped iDiversicons from its App Store and iTunes, she added.

Parrott has filed a lawsuit with the federal court in Waco, Texas accusing

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Katrina Liddell Named Finalist for 2020 Influential Woman in Trucking Award

GREENWICH, Conn., Sept. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —   XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) has announced that Katrina Liddell, one of its North American transportation unit presidents, has been named a finalist for the 2020 Influential Woman in Trucking Award. Liddell serves as president of the company’s global forwarding and expedite operations.

This is the 10th year that the Women in Trucking Association (WIT) has presented the award, which honors women leaders and their achievements in the freight transportation industry. WIT is a non-profit organization that works to encourage the employment of women in trucking and minimize the obstacles they face.

Liddell became the first woman president within the North American transportation group for XPO, a global provider of supply chain solutions, after previously leading the group’s sales organization. She joined XPO from Johnson Controls International, where her 14-year tenure included general manager of the global building automation systems business and

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