Friday, May 10, 2013
The trendy clothing retailer will pay a reported $7.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit, which originated after a manager from King of Prussia was fired for being black.
NORRISTOWN, PA -- Nicole Cogdell was working as a manager at Wet Seal in 2009, when she overheard the company's executive vice president tell the district manager that she "wasn't the right fit for the store" and that they needed someone "with blonde hair and blue eyes." Days later, Cogdell, a black woman, was fired from her job. Cogdell wasn't alone, however, as her assistant manager, Myriam Saint-Hilaire, and Kai Hawkins, who worked at The Gallery mall in Philadelphia, were also let go, according to Philly.com. Later, an email was sent by an executive stating the retailer needed to diversify its workforce, as it was too African-American. The three women filed a federal discrimination suit last year in California against Wet Seal, and in …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
About 300 guests participated in the kickoff for the 22nd annual multicultural event, coming April 20 to North Penn High School
While the 22nd annual International Spring Festival brings its multicultural flair to North Penn High School on April 20, the kickoff event Thursday at Christopher Dock Mennonite High School previewed what to expect at the ethnic and cultural celebration in diversity. Planning Committee Co-Chair Tom Meyer told The Reporter that the kickoff event lets sponsors know that the festival is happening again, and lets new sponsors and new volunteers sign on for a chance to be part of the festival. Click through our photo gallery to get a taste of what the kickoff event and dinner offered to participants and sponsors.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
The International Spring Festival entertains thousands as representatives from countries around the world show off their style and culture
On a dismal, rainy afternoon, thousands of people flocked to North Penn High School on Saturday, to attend the 20th annual International Spring Festival. "There's a lot of people here. I heard the parking lot is packed full. That's a good indication that we have thousands of people here," said Tom Meyer, director of the Lansdale Public Library and coordinator of the International Spring Festival. That's an understatement, as some in attendance had to actually park across Valley Forge Road in the Weis shopping center. One such person, Amanda Kemp, along with her four-year-old son Tyler, walked briskly through the steady afternoon rain, from McDonalds to the main entrance of the high school. "We come out every year, but I've never had so …