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Many Muslim women wear modest attire, yet their needs aren't always catered to when it comes to the world of athletics. The lack of swimwear options is such a problem that "a lot of Muslim girls never learn how to swim," Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad told the New Yorker. Now, Nike has launched a new modest swimwear line specifically with the needs of those women in mind.

The Nike Victory Swim Collection comes from listening to athletes from diverse communities. They found a lack of options for female athletes, specifically when it came to swimwear. Many female athletes felt that most modest swimwear options leave them feeling weighted down or wondering if their hijabs would stay in place while swimming.

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Nike has made a name for itself creating shoes for playing basketball, tennis, and running. But, let's be honest, how many people who wear Air Jordans or Lebrons actually play basketball versus watching it on television?

Now, Nike is releasing a new pair of shoes created for everyday heroes that make a bigger difference in all of our lives than Michael Jordan or Lebron James, medical professionals — nurses, doctors, and home healthcare workers.

Nike designed the shoe after researching medical professionals at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, Oregon to create the perfect one for their needs.

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Nike’s Hottest Sneaker of the Year Is for People with Disabilities

Three years ago, a teenager with cerebral palsy wrote a letter to Nike. Now he’s got his wish.

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Choosing the right sneaker can be difficult for anyone. Foot Locker has been witness to many a crying adult, whining about foot pads and half-sizes. But it’s especially challenging for many people with disabilities, which is why college sophomore Matthew Walzer decided he would reach out to Nike and encourage them to design a specially crafted shoe. Nearly three years after Walzer first contacted the company, Nike finally launched a sneaker for people with disabilities like Walzer. It’s functional, it’s popular, and yeah—it looks good.

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The U.S. Chamber of Carbon Commerce Does Not Speak for Us

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce doesn't really care about small business. It just wants its wealthiest backers to pollute forever.


We're very proud and excited to be partnering with 350.org on their new campaign: "The U.S. Chamber Doesn't Speak for Me." The message is simple: when it comes to climate and energy, the US Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of big polluters, not everyday American business.

Over the next couple of months, we're going to be asking you, GOOD people, to personally add your voice and stand with small business owners, local chambers of commerce, and concerned citizens around the country to declare that the "U.S. Chamber doesn't speak for me."

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