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Black Fashion Designers Receive Long Awaited Recognition in Exhibit

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology will be hosting “Black Fashion Designers” during the month of February to honor African designers from the 1950’s to the present. The purpose is to encourage the audience to explore the designers’ various experiences and fashion expertise throughout the generations.   Black designers have consistently been under-represented… Read More

Run-DMC Suing Walmart, Amazon, Other Retailers for $50 Million

The iconic hip-hop music group Run-DMC is suing Walmart, Amazon, and other retailers for unlawfully selling merchandise in violation of the group’s trademark. The other retailers include the makers and distributors profiting from sales of Run-DMC merchandise. Run-DMC contends this has been done without the group’s expressed consent.   Run-DMC’s original members include Joseph Simmons… Read More

Princess Leia: The Original Feminist Heroine

Before Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen, Moana, and even the “Star Wars” current heroine, Rey, there was Princess Leia of the original “Star Wars” trilogy. After the announcement of Carrie Fisher’s death last week, many are left mourning the legacy of the talented and fierce actress.   (Related: Fans Pay Tribute to Carrie Fisher by Buying Up… Read More

Fans Pay Tribute to Carrie Fisher by Buying Up Her Books

Since Carrie Fisher’s death on December 27, 2016, her books have been flying off of bookstore shelves. Online retailers are working hard to manage customer orders and requests while publishers plan to reprint thousands of Fisher’s books. Her most popular titles include “Postcards from the Edge,” “Wishful Drinking,” and “The Princess Diarist.” Fisher’s books made… Read More

Weekly News Roundup: A Bad Week in Aviation, Botched Arizona Execution, Makeup to Fool Big Brother

It is a Friday, and time again to round up the hottest stories of the week. True, the world may seem a tad bleak on occasion, what with violence raging in Gaza and airplanes beginning to crash with alarming regularity. Yes, the uncomfortable realities of this tragic, glorious, improbable planet we live on may not… Read More

Deadly Ebola Virus Still Raging in West Africa, Over 600 Dead, 1,000 Infected So Far

The worst Ebola outbreak in history is still raging in Western Africa. Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone have all taken a veritable viral punch to the gut, with over 1,000 victims infected and over 600 dead. Governments and non-governmental health organizations are struggling to contain the spread of the disease, stymied by dense urban populations and a… Read More