SoulCycle poster child Soeuraya Wilson quit on Instagram, saying she’s tired of being ‘used’ by a company that supports activism only ‘when it is convenient for their bottom line’ — we spoke with 2 Black instructors who agree

Soeuraya Wilson, a high-profile SoulCycle instructor since 2014 who appeared in promotions, quit in an Instagram post, saying her image was being used by a company that “performs it’s activism when it is convenient for their bottom line.” Wilson declined to comment for this story. Four SoulCycle instructors told Business Insider that Black team members […]

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US Navy amphibious assault ship sails into Hawaii with flight deck loaded up with World War II warbirds

The US Navy Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex sailed into Pearl Harbor this week carrying 14 vintage World War II aircraft. The collection of privately owned aircraft included a P-51 Mustang fighter, B-25 Mitchell bomber, and Texan trainer, among other planes. The aircraft are expected to participate in three aerial parades celebrating the 75th […]

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Hyperion just revealed the hydrogen-powered, all-electric XP-1, a hypercar with ‘atomic bomb levels of energy’

California-based hydrogen-energy startup Hyperion just revealed its XP-1 hypercar. It will build just 300 examples of the fuel-cell-powered vehicle. The company claims the XP-1 can hit 60 mph in under 2.2 seconds, with a range of over 1,000 miles. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Brand-new hypercars are having a moment. Hot on the […]

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Commons confidential: Where sleeping Doms lie

Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster. There may be a pandemic and a looming economic crisis, but in No 10, it seems, there’s always time for a nap. Dominic Cummings was enjoying a mid-afternoon snooze in the Downing Street garden a few weeks ago, when Boris Johnson’s private secretary came out. “The PM […]

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Former LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner’s under-the-radar VC firm led a $3.5 million Seed round for Trala, the violin app that’s democratizing access to music education in over 100 countries

Former college roommates Sam Walder and Vishnu Indukuri teamed up and co-founded Trala, an app that provides remote violin lessons. On Wednesday, the startup announced that it raised a fresh $3.5 million in seed funding from former LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and his under-the-radar VC firm, Next Play Ventures. Business Insider spoke with Trala CEO […]

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