Sephora to Close Its Stores on June 5 for Diversity Training After SZA Says She Was Profiled - NBC10 Boston

Sephora to Close Its Stores on June 5 for Diversity Training After SZA Says She Was Profiled

The announcement follows a claim recently made by R&B singer SZA who said she was racially profiled while shopping at a Sephora store in California

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Sephora to Close Its Stores on June 5 for Diversity Training After SZA Says She Was Profiled
    David Paul Morris/Getty Images
    This June 25, 2003, file photo shows a Sephora store in downtown San Francisco.

    Sephora will close more than 400 stores in the United States on the morning of June 5 to host inclusion workshops for its employees, according to a statement posted on the company's website. 

    The announcement follows a claim recently made by R&B singer SZA who said she was racially profiled while shopping at a Sephora store in California, NBC News reported.

    Sephora said it "believes in championing all beauty," "building a community where diversity is expected" and "all are welcomed." The initiative is part of the retailer’s new brand platform and tagline, “We Belong to Something Beautiful.”

    The training will also include employees in Sephora’s distribution centers and corporate offices, the company said. 

    Body-Cam Footage Shows Baby Rescued From Plastic Bag

    [NATL] Baby Rescued From Plastic Bag in Georgia, Body-Cam Footage Shows

    Georgia sheriff's office released dramatic body-cam video showing the rescue of a newborn girl who was found alive inside a plastic bag in the woods.

    (Published Wednesday, June 26, 2019)

    On April 30, SZA said that she was shopping for Fenty Beauty products at a Calabasas store outside of Los Angeles when an employee, who she nicknamed "Sandy Sephora," called security to make sure she wasn't stealing.