“…no one belongs to the black community anymore.”
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Raymond Arsenault, The Great Unraveling, NYTimes says: Robinson tells us at the outset, live and work in a privileged world of wealth and power. Despite the color of their skin, they do not belong to the black community. Fair enough, but Robinson does not stop there. Over the next 200 pages, he demonstrates rather convincingly that no one belongs to the black community anymore. The race-based community that was a fixture of American life for generations — Continue reading
Never been a huge fan of Jay-Z, but after Oprah‘s Master Class, that has changed. Master Class on OWN are the stories we’ve never heard from the people we thought we knew best. Handpicked by Oprah for his unique impact on the world, Jay-Z is a true modern master as he sits down to share the untold stories that have shaped his life and the greatest life lessons he’s learned along the way. In an intimate setting, he opens up about his successes, failures, triumphs, disappointments and heartbreaks. Continue reading
Citing four “critical” sanitary violations, the New York City Department of Health closed Cake Man Raven Confectionery, the Fulton Street bakery famous for its red velvet cake and celebrity connections on Wednesday.
Brenden Beck A handwritten sign told customers that Cake Man Raven Confectionery was out of cakes.
Passersby may not have noticed the two bright yellow Health Department signs pasted to the shop’s front doors Thursday night, which read “Notice: Closed.” That’s because two large plants obstructed the signs. More prominently displayed was a handwritten sign that read “Sorry for inconvenience, cakes sold out for today.” Continue reading
Harlem girl Alicia Keys has a voice so big her mother used to say it could “bust through bricks”. But right now the New York diva is whispering.
She’s talking about how loved up she is with her producer fiancé, Swizz Beatz, 31. And suddenly she’s gone from streetwise, 12-Grammy-Award-winning performer into a coy, giggling girl. Continue reading
Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network is seeking a talented television host, someone billed as “the next big TV star.” The Queen of Talk has teamed up with reality TV producer extraordinaire Mark Burnett (the creator of ‘The Apprentice’ and ‘Survivor’) and is soliciting would- be stars for OWN. Visit http://myown.oprah.com/audition
The Rev. Al Sharpton remembered Michael Jackson at an impromptu press conference outside the Apollo Theater in Harlem Friday evening.
Sharpton said Michael Jackson was a “trailblazer” and a “historic figure” who loved the Apollo Theater. He also noted that it was ironic to find critics who disliked Jackson in life but are now praising him in death.
“No controversy will erase the historic impact,” Sharpton said. “He learned how to create even beyond his own shortcomings.”
“Michael Jackson made culture accept a person of color way before Tiger Woods, way before Oprah Winfrey, way before Barack Obama,” Sharpton said.
Sharpton also credited Sharpton as a leading force behind the song “We Are The World.”
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Talk show superstar Oprah Winfrey is one of the most well known cultural and financial icons of our time. If you’re lucky enough to create a product she loves, a mention on her show just might make you a millionaire!
The Oprah Effect
Getting on the Oprah Winfrey show could be the biggest opportunity of someone’s life. About 20 companies strike gold every year when their products are featured on Oprah’s yearly “Favorite Things” show.
Oprah’s Favorite Things — Spanx
In 2000, Oprah chose Spanx shape wear as one of her “Favorite Things.” The Atlanta-based clothing company quickly sold $50 thousand products in just three months. The company has helped millions of women feel a size smaller and made $350 million in retail sales along the way.
Preston Bailey was born and raised in the verdant, tropical paradise of Panamá, so it’s little wonder that he is world renowned for his innate sense of (Harlem) style, inspired by the vibrant colors, organic shapes, and lush natural abundance of his homeland. Continue reading
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