Day: April 15, 2012

Recovery Barely Reaches Blacks

In a report released on Thursday by liberal think-tank, The Center for American Progress, African Americans were found to have benefited the least from the economic recovery that began in 2009. The group analyzed unemployment rates, homeowners numbers, and even the amount of Black folks with health insurance to reach their conclusion.”While economic opportunities are beginning to improve somewhat for Latinos, Asian-Americans, and whites, African-Americans are the clear exception–their economic fortunes continued to decline in 2011,” the report says. Existing issues, such as the lack of health insurance coverage, actually widened in the past two years.

Read it at The Grio.

Eat to Impress: How Carbs Became the New Bling

Oh, no he didn’t. Between bites of his olive-oil-drizzled focaccia, a lean, tall communications executive in slim jeans and a Savile Row blazer—let’s call him Jason—just ordered the cavatelli. For the table. At a dinner attended by attractive professionals at Maialino, Danny Meyer’s trattoria in Manhattan’s Gramercy Park, Jason stands out—not simply because he ordered carbs, but because he’s done so without hesitation or regret. And now he’s the only one eating. “It’s a celebration,” he says. “What’s the big deal?” Each time he lifts his cavatelli-capped fork, it’s as if he’s raising a middle finger to his body-fat-fixated dinnermates. “I didn’t think twice about ordering pasta,” the 40-year-old father of two says, later noting that he played two hours of tennis the next day. “I can drop five pounds in a week if I need to.”

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New Music: Wyclef Jean’s Tribute Song for Trayon Martin “Justice (If Your 17)”

The latest celebrity to show their support for the slain Florida teen, Trayvon Martin is Wyclef Jean. Touched by the events that have been surrounding the case since February, he released a song just for Trayvon entitled “Justice (If Your 17).” Listen to the music:

Billionaire Boys Club Drops ‘TYO’ Hoodie, Tees


Pharrell’s Billionaire Boys Club (BBC) has rolled out a new TYO (Tokyo) hoodie to celebrate the brand hitting Japanese retailer ZOZOTOWN, once again. As seen in this new imagery (via HypeBeast), the TYO hoodie boasts a stripped down, simple design across the chest and the small “Tokyo” stitching on the hood. The hoodie is available…READ MORE…