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Even If You’re Not A Die-Hard Baseball Fan, MLB Wants More People Of Color To Apply For Jobs At Their Company

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The folks at Major League Baseball (MLB) have created a new program called the Diversity Fellowship Program to recruit a more diverse talent pool to the front office jobs at MLB — but this isn’t your typical diversity pitch. Renée Tirado, the Vice President of Talent Acquisition for MLB and Diversity & Inclusion for MLB, says that this is not a one-off situation for looks and that MLB is serious about upping their talent diversity.

“First and foremost, we want talented and passionate people who have the ability and the willingness to learn a new skill,” Tirado says. “You don’t necessarily need to be a hardcore baseball fans. It helps if you do have some passion around the game but if you want to be in sports and you’re willing to learn and work hard, I can’t think of a better track to be a leader in the sports business than in our fellowship program. No one else is doing it in this way.”

The fellowship has two different tracks depending on the applicants interest. There is the Club Fellowship track, which partners applicants with different clubs across the country depending on the skills they have to offer and what the different clubs need. There are 20 spots available for the Club Fellowship and requires applicants to dedicate 18 to 24 months of their time to working for their club. The other part of the program is the Office of the Commissioner Fellowship track, which is more intensive and is a three-year rotation fellowship. Those in the Office of the Commissioner Fellowship will spend two years in baseball operations and one year working with labor economics.

Tirado is proud of the diversity work that MLB has done because she says it has always been intentional in nature and always strives to better those involved. Tirado says that MLB has been working diligently to increasing diversity and inclusivity for the past 15 years. This new program is one more step in further advancing MLB’s inclusive goals. The Diversity Fellowship Program is going to be tied to the Diversity Pipeline Program giving fellows a chance to advance within the company’s structure.

“This is about business competition, this is about competitive advantage. We’ve got to make sure that we’re tapping into the most inclusive talent base possible,” Tirado says. “We need to make sure that everyone or as many different voices as possible are at the table to make sure that we can create a product that is the most engaging for the broadest audience possible.”

Tirado adds: “A lot of organizations are looking at this. Sports has a way to go but I believe that our fellowship program, without question, is blazing a trail to think about diversity in a different fashion.”

The application process for the Diversity Fellowship Program is currently open and all applications are due by November 17 to be considered for a position in the fellowship. Tirado says that people with all degrees and disciplines should consider applying. She especially wants to call out Latinas who might think that the MLB is a men’s club. Tirado adamantly denies those claims and says that everyone is welcome.

If you would like to learn more about the MLB’s Diversity Fellowship Program, click here.


READ: Latinos Top The Record-Breaking List Of MLB Players Born Outside Of The U.S.

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The Music Video For New Shawn Mendes And Camila Cabello Hit ‘Senorita’ Is Pure Fire And No Wonder Fans Think Theyre A Couple Like OMG

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The Music Video For New Shawn Mendes And Camila Cabello Hit ‘Senorita’ Is Pure Fire And No Wonder Fans Think Theyre A Couple Like OMG

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There is one thing in music that is not up for debate: the Camilizer fandom is one of the strongest. No matter what the pop star is doing, her fans will always show up with full support on social media and irl. That fandom is making power moves again now that Cabello’s new collab “Señorita” with Shawn Mendes is out. In less than 24 hours, the video already had 14 million views.

Camila Cabello got her fandom ready with one tweet and it worked.

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Cabello’s Twitter is a powerful tool. When she tweets, her millions of followers listen. It is clear that she has learned how to harness social media for the betterment of her career and it is paying off. Tbh, she kind of deserves the success she has garnered so far. Like, she skipped her quinces so she could audition for the X Factor and the rest is music history.

Cabello stans are here to tell you that “Señorita” is a song that is here to stay.

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No one is surprised to hear that Cabello was able to put out a hit. She is proving herself as a powerful musician. We still can’t get “Havana” out of our heads and it has been out for two years.

Like, this is what the Camilizer fandom is doing the rest of the weekend with this song in the background.

Low key, a lot of people will be giving this song all of their streams this weekend. Who wouldn’t want to spend the next couple days bouncing to this song?

People are crying over the new song because they have been waiting for new music.

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Take some deep breaths and relax. You don’t want to miss any of the music or video because you can’t see or hear over your own sobs. Is it even worth listening if you are crying so intensely?

Fans had theories about how the singers prepared for their intimate moments on screen.

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Obviously, you wouldn’t want to have bad breath when you have to kiss someone over and over again. It is also kind of cute that Mendes was so concerned that he ate mints to make sure he had good breath for Cabello.

The video and the passion between the singers is reigniting speculation that they are secretly more than friends.

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Some people might call it good acting and on-screen chemistry. Camilizers call it them sharing their truth while hiding behind the facade of music and the arts. Whichever it is, they know how to make a convincing couple on the screen.

Here is the full video for Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes’s “Señorita.”

Congrats, you two. Seems like you really did the thing with this video.

Keds Latest Designs Proves That Avoiding Cultural Appropriation In Fashion Is Totally Possible

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Keds Latest Designs Proves That Avoiding Cultural Appropriation In Fashion Is Totally Possible

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It’s always really cool to see a big name brand embrace the art of our Latinidad. It’s like a nod to all of the great Latinx artisans who add beauty and color to our culture. In fact, seeing consumers enthusiastically welcome these goods feels like further validation. With this in mind, it makes this new collaboration all the sweeter for us art and fashion lovers.

Keds is collaborating with designers Thelma Dávila and Lolita Mia on a line inspired by the Latina-created brands.

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In what the shoe company is calling a “collaboration fiesta,” Keds released three fun and vibrant new designs.

Some of the shoes borrow inspiration from Thelma Dávila’s colorful Guatemalan textiles. Alternatively, other pairs utilize Lolita Mia’s festive fringe as embellishments. These touches combine with Keds’ original platform shoes to make a unique product.

Of the partnership with these new brands, Keds’ website says:

“It’s so rewarding to be able to be a part of the professional and personal growth of women who decided to follow their dreams. Entrepreneurs (especially female ones) are always brave, they’re risk-takers that believe strongly in themselves. And we believe in them too. We’re so excited to introduce you to our latest for-women-by-women collaborations.”

The Thelma Dávila brand is named after its Guatemalan founder.

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The company specializes in designing and crafting unique pieces by hand. Furthermore, their products utilize Guatemalan textiles, leathers and non-leather materials. Obviously, this collaboration is built on a solid relationship between the two brands. Since last year, Keds retail locations have carried Thelma Dávila bags and products in stores.

On their website, Keds said the design collaborations were intent on “taking geometric design and color cues from [Dávila’s] native culture, our classic Triple Kick gets transformed into a fiesta-ready standout.”

Founded by jewelry artisan and entrepreneur, Elena Gil, Lolita Mia is a Costa Rican accessory brand.

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While studying abroad in Italy, Gil made a significant personal discovery. She realized that ethnic crafts and traditions were very alike across regions. Specifically, they were similar in cultural importance. In light of this, she decided to start her own brand. Lolita Mia’s handmade products embrace what Gil has coined a “Universal Ethnic Luxury.”

Of the collaboration with Lolita Mia, Keds’ website reads:

“[The] aesthetic shines through in these playful renditions of our platforms in the form of fun, festive fringe and punchy tropical shades.”

The Ked × Lolita Mia collaboration has two designs while the Ked x Thelma Dávila collab is made up of one.

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“Triple Tassel” is a multicolored platform with purple, pink, orange and white tassels attached to the laces. “Triple Decker Fringe” is an off-white platform slip-on with multi-colored fringe and golden embellishments on top. The “Triple Kick” features a neutral platform with Guatemalan textile accents around the bottom.

Each design is priced at $70 a pair. Moreover, they are available exclusively on Keds’ website. Be sure to order yours today and add a little extra Latinx flare to your summer looks.

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