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Hershey's Brookside Celebrates Women in New Campaign

Brookside is recognizing women who make gutsy moves in the second half of their lives.

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It takes something special to take a risk, to make a left turn when everyone expects you to go right, to pursue your passion instead of going with the flow. Brookside is recognizing women who make such "ballsy" moves in the second half of their lives, in a new campaign featured in Ad Age. Read the story.

"The Brookside consumer is making ballsy moves and our product is daringly different and it sort of goes together," Kriston Ohm, Brand Director Brookside says, adding that the line is meant as a way of being spirited, with a bit of an edge.

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Hershey Highlights Critical Digital Growth Strategies For 2019 & Beyond At Analyst Event

"While the retail environment continues to change how our products are purchased, consumer desire for our brands remains."

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Originally Published by The Hershey Company.

The Hershey Company held an Analyst Event at its Global Customer Innovation Center (GCIC) in Hershey, Pa., providing an unprecedented glimpse into how its digital growth strategies are fully integrated with its in-store retailing programs. Hosted by CEO Michele Buck and CFO Patricia Little, the day focused on Hershey's consumer-first strategies to growing snacks as physical and digital shopping converges with Doug Straton, Chief Digital Commerce Officer, and Phil Stanley, Chief Sales Officer, leading the discussion.

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Patricia A. Little Announces Intention to Retire as CFO of The Hershey Company

"Hershey is a wonderful company with a great future ahead of it. I will continue to be focused on delivering our 2018 commitments and setting up the business with a strong 2019 plan."

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Originally Published by The Hershey Company.

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) announced that Patricia A. Little, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, intends to retire from the company in the spring of 2019. Little has served as the company's CFO since joining in 2015.

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My Next Chapter: Unleashing Hershey's Insights Driven Sales

Hershey Sales has an incredible runway. We're going to unleash our core and walk with the swagger of an industry leader.

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Originally Published by The Hershey Company.

By Phil Stanley, Chief Sales Officer

Humbled is an understatement. Taking on leadership and responsibility for Hershey's Sales organization, which our CEO, Michele Buck, rightly calls a "dynasty" is tremendous. The people that make up this dynasty are my friends, mentors and teachers. I've had the pleasure of growing the business over many years with Hershey's talented people. I can tell you they are the very best in the business.

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Originally Published by The Hershey Company.

The Hershey Company was recognized for the sixth time as one of America's 50 most community-minded companies in The Civic 50, an annual recognition from Points of Light for companies that most effectively use their resources to help improve the communities in which they do business.

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Another Woman Comes Forward to Accuse Russell Simmons of Rape

"It was like being attacked by a flabby walrus," Alexia Norton Jones said.

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has again been accused of rape.

Alleged victim, Alexia Norton Jones, granddaughter of book publisher W.W. Norton, has given a largely first-person account published by Variety on Tuesday.

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Hershey Names Damien Atkins Senior Vice President, General Counsel And Secretary

Atkins began his legal career in 1998 as a corporate associate at Chadbourne & Parke (now known as Norton Rose), a highly respected international law firm.

Originally Published by The Hershey Company.

The Hershey Company announced that Damien Atkins has been named Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, effective August 13. In his new role, Atkins will lead Hershey's legal, government relations, and corporate secretary functions. He will report directly to Michele Buck, President and Chief Executive Officer. He also will serve as a member of the company's Executive Committee, a team of the company's most senior leaders.

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Black Women Slam Top Democrats for 'Failure to Protect' Maxine Waters — a 'Shero'

The leaders expressed "profound indignation and deep disappointment" with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer over failure to protect Waters from the Trump administration's attacks.

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Top Democrats, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, are under fire for their lack of support for Rep. Maxine Waters, who spoke "truth to power in challenging the Trump Administration to do the right thing by ending a 'zero tolerance' immigration policy," according to more than 150 Black women leaders.

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#BeingAPoliticianWhileBlack: Woman Calls 911 on State Rep. for Canvassing in Neighborhood

"I asked to meet my constituent who thought I was suspicious, but she was on the road by then," Oregon State Rep. Janelle Bynum said on Facebook.

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State Rep. Janelle Bynum said police were called on her while she was going door-to-door to canvas in a Portland, Ore.-area neighborhood — her own district.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Bynum shared that a resident called 911 on her as she knocked on doors and talked to residents. The lawmaker, a Democrat who's running for re-election this fall, said the caller thought she was suspicious because she spent too much time typing on her cellphone after each house visit.

"Live from the mean streets of Clackamas!" Bynum wrote. "Big shout out to Officer Campbell who responded professionally to someone who said that I was going door to door and spending a lot of time typing on my cell phone after each house — aka canvassing and keeping account of what my community cares about!"

Bynum included the hashtag: #letsbebetterneighbors.

A Clackamas County deputy pulled up to her around 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday while she was taking notes on her cellphone from a conversation, "with someone at the second to last of about 30 homes on her list," according to The Oregonian/OregonLive.

"I don't believe this," Bynum, 43, said she thought when the officer approached her.

When he asked if she was selling anything, she told him that she's a state legislator out canvassing. This was the first time someone reported her to police. In 2016, Bynum won the election to the state House of Representatives.

She said the deputy told her a woman called 911, but the caller's race was unknown. Bynum wanted to meet with the woman, but the deputy said she wasn't at her residence.

"It was just bizarre," she told the newspaper. "It boils down to people not knowing their neighbors and people having a sense of fear in their neighborhoods, which is kind of my job to help eradicate.

"But at the end of the day, it's important for people to feel like they can talk to each other to help minimize misunderstandings."

Bynum's Facebook post comes at a time when there's been multiple reports of authorities being called on Black people only trying to do their jobs. For example, in Southern California, a resident called 911 because a Black firefighter was working in the neighborhood. And in Tennessee, a white woman called authorities on a Black real estate investor for taking photos of a rundown house for which he had a contract to repair.