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3 Black Women Founders Launch AMP Beauty LA, The Online Shopping Destination Reformatting The Black Beauty Store Experience

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Former classmates and sorority sisters, Montré Moore, Phyllicia Phillips, and Angel Lenise are redefining the Black beauty store experience with their company, AMP Beauty LA. While the buying power of Black women in the beauty industry holds steady at 9 times more than any other ethnic group, we remain among the most underserved. Not only are there very few options for elevated shopping experiences, (most Black women still score their products from the neighborhood stores predominantly owned by Koreans), Angel Lenise tells NBC News that “75% of products marketed to us…are toxic.”

“So this group that spends the most in this category is exposed to the most toxic ingredients…and that’s wrong,” she continued.

For this reason, the ladies behind AMP Beauty LA founded a marketplace that focuses on clean beauty products made for and by Black women. And in this way, the company serves

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Store hours for Best Buy, Macy’s, Kohl’s, JCPenney and more

The last-minute shopping countdown has begun.

While many stores had extended hours in the days leading up to Christmas Eve, the majority will close early Friday.

For the second holiday shopping season of the pandemic, retailers started rolling out deals early to spread out demand. This year, consumers were encouraged to also start early because of supply chain constraints.

Those ongoing constraints might be one reason more people will shop in-stores or take advantage of curbside or on-demand delivery.

More people are also off from work. While Christmas Eve is not a federal holiday, many businesses and federal offices are recognizing it as a day off because Christmas falls on a Saturday. The stock market is closed Friday.

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Cleveland beauty store attack sentence

Editor’s Note: The video above is previous coverage on this story.

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – A woman convicted in a violent assault at a beauty store in Cleveland was sentenced Thursday.

Ebony Afzal was charged in the attack that was caught on surveillance camera at Chic Plus Beauty.

Ebony Afzal, Courtesy: Cuyahoga County Jail

The incident took place on July 23 when prosecutors said Afzal launched an assault on store owners when her card was declined, and they would not give her the items she was trying to purchase.

“May I please have my items, please? I will leave and get out of your hair. You will never see me in your store again,” the woman says on cell phone video that was recorded by one of the owners.

“All I’m trying to do is get my items, that’s it. I’m

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Woman fires gun inside beauty store after employee confronts her over stolen wig

BATON ROUGE – Police are searching for a woman who fired a gun inside a store after she was confronted by staff for shoplifting and then proceeded to rob the business.

The Baton Rouge Police Department said the confrontation happened Friday afternoon at a beauty supply store on Airline Highway. The store’s owner said he approached the woman after he saw her stealing a wig.

Surveillance video showed the woman rummaging through her purse after he confronted her about the wig. The shoplifter then draws a handgun, fires a shot into the ceiling and points the gun at the owner, who runs toward the back of the store.

The woman is then seen grabbing more wigs before turning to an employee at the front register. The robber fled after the owner, who retrieved his own gun from the back, fired a single shot into the ground. 

The department said the

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