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Family of Skin Bleachers in Jamaica

Published on 8 Apr 2009 at 10:53 am. 3 Comments.
Filed under black image,commercialism,diaspora,fashion,health,Uncategorized.

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First Black Male EVER to Grace the Cover of Vogue.. Le’ Brawn James

Published on 20 Mar 2008 at 6:31 pm. 5 Comments.
Filed under black image,fashion.

The popular fashion magazine Vogue made history this month, placing an African American male on its cover for the first time of its illustrious 116 years of publication. The cover of Vogue’s annual “Shape” issue features basketball all-star, Lebron James alongside the beautiful Gisele Bündchen (see exhibit “A” in the upper left hand corner). At […]

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Since When is Sag’n Pants a Crime?

Published on 28 Sep 2007 at 8:23 pm. 13 Comments.
Filed under black image,fashion,men's issues.

I just read a NY Times article about a new law being enforced, primarily in the south, to outlaw sagging pants. Sagging is a style adopted primarily by young Black men who identify with Hip-Hop culture. Apparently there is nothing more terrifying to policymakers than a young man with his drawers out. An intensifying push […]

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Macy’s Guide to “Becoming White”

Published on 25 Jul 2007 at 6:06 am. 24 Comments.
Filed under fashion,inter-minority relations,racism.

This week, one of the world’s biggest and most exclusive mega-fashion department stores, Macy’s, was forced to recall a line of offensive T-shirts. The contraversial (brown) shirts had the phrase, “BROWN IS THE NEW WHITE” printed across the chest in all (white) capitals. Macy’s, Macy’s, Macy’s what were you thinking? I have no earthly idea […]

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Slackademics

Published on 31 Aug 2006 at 6:54 pm. 1 Comment.
Filed under fashion,mainstream culture.

Well, no one’s posted all week–I’m busy trying to prep for my upcoming move to Seattle, so I have an excuse. To follow up on Pierce’s post about the $15 kicks, here’s an NYT piece on the advent of “black style” in the high-fashion world and black designers’ place in its pecking order. Digressing a […]

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$15 for a pair of sneakers.. naw son.

Published on 28 Aug 2006 at 3:34 pm. 4 Comments.
Filed under black culture,blackonomics,fashion,sports.

So Stephon Marbury’s new sneakers, the “Starbury Ones” hit the streets two weeks ago and sales appear to be ridiculous. There are stories everywhere, New York to California, of people camping out to be first in line on opening day, folks wrapped around the block, Steve and Berry (the Starbury Ones’ exclusive distributors) are running […]

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