Black-Owned Clothing Company Launches Line of Pro-Black Apparel to Empower Minorities Through Positive Expression

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Lex Pyerse’s stylish apparel uses eye-catching and thought-provoking words and images that capture the essence of Black excellence and promotes individuality

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / November 30, 2020 / Lex Pyerse Clothing announced this week the launch of their new Pro-Black Clothing line of apparel that is meant to empower African-Americans through freedom of expression. Lex Pyerse Clothing uncovers the stifled Black voice, empowers younger generations, and remembers the Motherland. Their clothing is for those who want to advocate and spread the message of diversity and individual Blackness.

To learn more about Lex Pyerse Clothing’s’ exciting movement or to purchase their apparel, visit their official website at

Lex Pyerse Clothing, founded in 2019, is a pro-black apparel company that focuses on Pan-African colored and inspirational word clusters, as well as African and Caribbean national flags and their dates of independence for men, women, and children of all ages. The Lex Pyerse website sells shirts, cases, mugs, and hoodies with affirmations created into a word cluster which emphasizes uniqueness and Black pride. Their hats have affirmations without the word cluster.

During a recent interview, the company spokesperson for Lex Pyerse Clothing was quoted as saying, “Our apparel has stylish, easy to read, thought-provoking, and eye-catching words that everyone can understand. It is filled with the words, images, and colors of how we see ourselves and the Black people that we admire. We use our desire to express Blackness and individuality to empower my people.”

He went on to say, “This is something that we have always wanted to do and now we are providing a way for others to not only express their Blackness, but find it in a world that wants to bury the Black voice.”

Pyerse Lex Dandridge, the founder of Lex Pyerse Clothing was quoted as saying, “I knew at a young age that I could educate the wisest and brightest people with my words and experiences. I knew at a young age that I knew how to tell stories. I consider myself blessed that I was able to find a way to combine all of my passions to affect positive change through pro-black clothing and to empower my fellow brothers and sisters from the motherland.”

About Lex Pyerse Clothing:

Lex Pyerse Clothing offers a stylish and empowering line of Pro-Black clothing, as well as cases, mugs, hoodies and more. Shoppers can mix and match the designs to come up with their own meaningful message about Blackness, individualism or any statement they wish to express. For more information, please visit

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UConn women report one additional positive COVID-19 case; players can work out again in small groups

The UConn women’s basketball team has been cleared to begin working out in small groups again following its COVID-19 shutdown, a team spokesperson said Saturday.

All 11 players have been in a 14-day quarantine since a Tier 1 member of the program — not a player or a coach — tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday.

Additional testing this week also revealed another positive test within the program, though, following contact tracing, the timeline for the quarantine remains unchanged, as does the game schedule. The individual who tested positive was not identified.

The third-ranked Huskies have already had to cancel their first three nonconference games and postpone their Big East opener at Seton Hall. The Seton Hall game has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Dec. 17.

Because of the quarantine, the earliest the Huskies can resume full-team workouts is Dec. 8. Their first regular-season game is scheduled for a week later — Butler at Gampel Pavilion on Dec. 15.

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Sacred Heart women’s and men’s basketball pause team activities due to positive COVID-19 tests

The Sacred Heart University women’s and men’s basketball teams have paused team activities after a member of each program tested positive for COVID-19, the school announced Friday night.

As a result, this weekend’s games against neighboring Fairfield have been canceled.

The SHU women’s game was originally scheduled for Wednesday, then moved to Saturday after a test for a member of the program’s traveling party came back inconclusive. But that same individual was tested again, and results came back positive on Friday.

The SHU men, who opened their season Wednesday with an 86-63 loss to No. 24 Rutgers on the road, were slated to play Fairfield Sunday.

Nonconference games against Stony Brook for both the men (Dec. 1) and the women (Dec. 2-3) have been postponed, but may end up being canceled as well.

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Sacred Heart women’s basketball pauses team activities due to positive COVID-19 test

Sacred Heart University women’s basketball has paused team activities for two weeks after a member of the program tested positive for COVID-19, the school announced Friday night.

As a result, this weekend’s season-opener at neighboring Fairfield has been canceled.

The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday, then moved to Saturday after a test for a member of Sacred Heart’s traveling party came back inconclusive. But that same individual was tested again, and results came back positive on Friday.

Nonconference games against Stony Brook (Dec. 2-3) have been postponed, but could be canceled as well.

Sacred Heart was picked to finish second in the Northeast Conference preseason poll.

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UConn Women’s Basketball Team Pauses Activities After Positive COVID-19 Test | Bleacher Report

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma during an NCAA college basketball game in the American Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals at Mohegan Sun Arena, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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The Connecticut women’s basketball team won’t be tipping off the season this week. 

The school announced a member of the program tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the Huskies to pause team activities for at least 14 days.

They were scheduled to play Quinnipiac on Saturday and then either Maine or Mississippi State on Sunday in the Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge. Their Dec. 4 encounter with Louisville has been canceled as well, while the conference meeting with Seton Hall on Dec. 6 has been postponed.

Connecticut is back in the Big East, having left when the conference dissolved in 2013.

The level of competition will be higher in the Big East compared to the AAC, but many expect UConn to not only claim a conference title but also challenge for the Final Four. Geno Auriemma’s squad sits third in both the Associated Press Top 25 and Coaches Poll.

The Huskies lost Megan Walker and Crystal Dangerfield from their 2019-20 roster, but they welcomed in a freshman class that included Paige Bueckers, Aaliyah Edwards and Mir McLean. Evina Westbrook is eligible to suit up as well after having redshirted due to her transfer from Tennessee.

Expectations are particularly high for Bueckers, who has already built a national profile after racking up a number of individual accolades and assembling an impressive highlight reel.

The Hopkins, Minnesota, native was one of two freshmen along with Louisville’s Hailey Van Lith to be named to the Naismith Player of the Year watch list.

With Monday’s announcement, the earliest UConn will suit up is Dec. 15 against Butler.

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Midwest Magnolia: My fiance tested positive for COVID-19 the day before our rescheduled wedding | Weddings

I texted guests and called my maid of honor in an attempt to get in touch with everyone, especially since our bridal party was suppose to meet at the Orpheum at 10:30 that same morning.

The window of opportunity was small and closing fast. Guests from far and wide were either currently in route to Omaha or already here. The nightmare was real and unbearable.

To top it off, Alex had two more tests done at different sites that day, and both came back negative Friday evening.

So we had truly canceled our wedding over a false positive test. 

Saturday came. What should have been, wasn’t. 

We spent the day putting away anything that had a connection to our wedding, which felt like everything in the house.

We threw away an endless pile of beautiful things that had been made with love for our special day: dated gift bags, RSVPs, menus, programs, thank-you cards, itinerary cards, door hangers, wedding signs, the seating chart, a vintage-style poster, place cards, personalized favors — all garbage now.

We moved the glorious assortments of gifts out of sight and out of mind, including the handcrafted, gorgeously wrapped bunch from my parents that had adorned our living room for our would-have-been wedding week. The pain was deep and unceasing.

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Klopp defends Salah over wedding trip after positive Covid tests

Jürgen Klopp has defended Mohamed Salah’s decision to attend his brother’s wedding during the coronavirus pandemic and insisted Liverpool players were “incredibly disciplined” in observing health guidelines.

Mohamed Salah wearing a uniform: Photograph: Paolo Magni/EPA

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Salah twice tested positive for Covid-19 on international duty, with the result of his first test announced four days after he attended the wedding in Cairo. Liverpool hired a private plane to fly the 28-year-old back from Egypt on Friday but he cannot resume training until he returns a negative test. Premier League protocols also dictate that players must self-isolate for 10 days from a first positive test.

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Klopp has spoken to Salah about his conduct in Cairo. But the Liverpool manager refused to comment on whether disciplinary action was taken against the striker after footage on social media showed him dancing with other wedding guests and not wearing a mask on more than one occasion. Klopp, who described Salah as “feeling well with no symptoms”, pulled out of attending a friend’s birthday party in the summer but insists a brother’s wedding is of far greater importance.

“There is absolutely nothing to say in public about the things I talk to my players about,” he said when asked whether Salah had been disciplined. “What I can tell you is that I was in Germany in the summer and a friend moved his birthday party only because of me. Fifty people attended and I decided at the last minute not to go – and that was only a birthday party and it was allowed in Germany. It was outside but I didn’t go. In other situations there is more social pressure on you and a brother’s wedding is a very special moment.

Mohamed Salah wearing a uniform: Liverpool’s manager, Jürgen Klopp, with Mohamed Salah after the Champions League win at Atalanta this month.

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Liverpool’s manager, Jürgen Klopp, with Mohamed Salah after the Champions League win at Atalanta this month.

“What I can say about my players is they are incredibly disciplined. All players are incredibly disciplined; there were some cases of course, but they really know about the situation. Sometimes it doesn’t work out like this and something happens and now we are in the situation we are in. All the rest is between Mo and me – we have done that already. We are fine.”

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Klopp backs Salah after positive tests following brother’s wedding

(Reuters) – Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp refused to blame Mohamed Salah after the forward contracted COVID-19 having attended his brother’s wedding in Egypt, although the German said he would personally avoid social engagements.

Mohamed Salah throwing a ball: FILE PHOTO: Premier League - Liverpool v West Ham United

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Videos emerged of Salah dancing during the ceremony without a face mask or socially distancing, with the 28-year-old later testing positive for the novel coronavirus ahead of Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations clash against Togo last week.

Salah, who is the joint leading scorer in the Premier League this season with eight goals, returned another positive test on Wednesday and is set to miss Sunday’s clash against league leaders Leicester City.

“He is flying back today. I’ve been in close contact with him. When you have a negative test, the process starts. He has had no symptoms. Nothing to say in public about the situation,” Klopp told reporters.

“I was in Germany in the summer and a friend moved a birthday party for me and I decided not to go. It was allowed. In other countries there’s more social pressure and a brother’s wedding is a special moment. My players are incredibly disciplined.”

Champions Liverpool are faced with a mounting injury crisis ahead of the clash against league leaders Leicester. Defenders Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are set to miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, who was injured in the 1-1 Premier League draw with Manchester City earlier this month, and captain Jordan Henderson, who injured his leg on international duty with England, are also sidelined for Sunday’s match but Klopp has warned his players not to wallow in self-pity.

“There’s no season when you don’t have injury problems. It is always the same, it’s slightly different in that a lot of players in the same position have got injured and seriously injured, which makes it tricky,” he said.

“Nobody here feels sorry for ourselves, it’s just the situation. At the moment it hits you but the next moment you are in the solution process.”

Klopp confirmed that Brazilian midfielder Fabinho and Spaniard Thiago Alcantara are close to full fitness after overcoming a hamstring and knee injuries respectively.

(Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)

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Liverpool boss Klopp defends Salah for attending wedding positive COVID-19 test

Jurgen Klopp has said there are no problems with Mohamed Salah after the Liverpool forward attended a wedding in Egypt and then tested positive for the coronavirus.

Salah is out of Liverpool’s match with Premier League leaders Leicester City on Sunday after returning a positive COVID-19 test while on international duty, but Klopp defended the Egypt international, who was pictured celebrating his brother’s wedding among other guests.

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Salah will travel back to the UK on a “medical-equipped private jet” — according to the Egyptian FA — with Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny, who also tested positive for COVID-19.

“I’ve been in close contact with him [Salah] all over the time,” Klopp told a news conference on Friday. “When you have a negative test, the process starts. He’s in a good place, he feels well, he has no symptoms. Nothing to say in public about the situation.

“What I can tell you is that I was in Germany in the summer. A friend moved his birthday party because of me because I was in Germany. Fifty people attended that and at the last minute I decided not to go. That was only a birthday party and it was allowed in Germany at the time. It was outside but I didn’t go. In other countries and situations there are different social pressures on you.

“A brother’s wedding is a very special moment. What I can say about my players: they are incredibly disciplined. They really know about the situation. All the rest is between Mo and me. We are fine.”

Klopp’s preparations for the visit of Brendan Rodgers’ side have been disrupted with further injuries to an already depleted squad.

Joe Gomez has undergone surgery on the knee injury he picked up with England, while Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson will both miss Sunday’s match due to a calf problem and a groin issue respectively.

Klopp would not be drawn on whether Fabinho, Thiago or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be available. With Virgil van Dijk and Gomez long-term absentees, Klopp has just one fit senior centre-back in Joel Matip, but said this is not a time to look for excuses.

“We don’t feel sorry for ourselves, or any self-pity,” Klopp added. “You are in the solution process a minute after getting the news. We will fight with all we have.”

“We are a unit, a proper unit, the more problems we have, the closer we stick together. We don’t go for excuses — we don’t like injuries as it’s hard for the boys but all the

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Almost half of guests test positive for coronavirus after Ohio wedding

Even with the lack of masks and the warnings from experts about the dangers of large indoor gatherings like their wedding, she said the couple was shocked by the fallout.

“I didn’t think that almost half of our wedding guests were gonna get sick,” Bishop said. “You’re in the moment. You’re having fun. You don’t think about covid anymore.”

Nationwide, authorities have pointed to multiple weddings as superspreader events, including an event in Maine in August that’s been tied to almost 200 cases and seven deaths and a Washington wedding attended by more than 300 people earlier this month where at least 17 guests have tested positive, sparking two separate outbreaks.

A spokesperson with the Cincinnati Health Department told The Washington Post that the department did not immediately have record of the Bishops’ wedding. The state’s department of health and Hamilton County Public Health, the agency in charge of monitoring coronavirus safety and health guidelines where the wedding was held, did not immediately respond to a request for comment as of early Wednesday morning.

Ohio officials are concerned enough about the dangers of weddings and other large gatherings that Gov. Mike DeWine (R) announced on Monday a revised health order limiting mass gatherings in the state. Since March, no gatherings with more than 10 people are allowed in the state, but funerals and weddings are excluded from the 10-people limit. As of Tuesday, wedding receptions, funerals and other events held at banquet facilities are not allowed to have more than 10 people seated per table. Additionally, no dancing will be permitted at these events where attendees should wear their masks at all times except when eating or drinking.

“Despite the health order that limited mass gatherings to 10 people that was signed in April remaining in effect, we have seen rampant spread of the virus as a result of banquets, wedding receptions, and social gatherings following funerals,” DeWine said in a statement. “We have seen great tragedy associated with such events. It’s not the ceremonies causing the problem. It’s the party afterward.”

Ohio has recently seen an alarming spike in new coronavirus cases. On Oct. 31, when the Bishops were married, the state reported 2,915 new cases. On Tuesday, that figure had more than doubled with 7,079 new reported cases, according to The Washington Post’s coronavirus tracker. At least 5,772 deaths from covid-19 have been reported in the state.

Mikayla and Anthony Bishop, who told WLWT they had dated for about five years before their wedding, said they had originally planned to invite more than 200 guests to their ceremony at an indoor space overlooking a golf course. But as coronavirus cases soared, the couple pared down the list to 85, of whom 83 showed up.

A photo of their wedding posted to the venue’s Facebook page shows a basketful of hand sanitizer bottles for guests beside a container holding disposable white masks. A sign in between read: “Spread Love Not Germs.” But another picture shows that the white-and-gold chairs

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