News of the late Tupac Shakur’s virtual appearance on the first Sunday (April 15) of the annual Coachella Festival has spurred a re-entry for his Greatest Hits album on the Billboard 200 chart and a jump on the Social 50 for his onstage duet partner, Snoop Dogg. (more…)
New evidence of racist restaurant waitstaff may leave a bad taste in the mouths of African-American diners.
By Norm Bond
Caribana, the celebration of Caribbean culture that brings more than a million people to the streets of Toronto each summer, has a new name. The 44th annual event will now be known as the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto.
Some are arguing that Caribana is being treated like a “cultural outsider” by the different levels of Canadian government. The festival has the largest economic impact but is receiving the least amount…Read full post
The controversial casting call document, published Wednesday by the celebrity gossip site TMZ, “pulls back the curtain” on the widely known practice of casting based on skin tone in Hollywood, a longtime manager said.
TMZ reported that it got the audition posting from “an African-American actor who didn’t…Read full post
A few years ago we began hearing about the “jobless recovery“. The bad news is that “jobless” may be the permanent state for workers who are not able to develop a new set of marketable skills. So if you’re someone with routine skills, that place you in the middle-class, it’s past time for you to shift your talent. Job polarization is your new enemy. What’s that mean? (more…)
via: The Ghanaian Times
About 600 participants, including some heads of state from West Africa and the Commonwealth, as well as investors from all over the world, will today throng the Accra International Conference Centre for the Africa Investment Forum 2012, to exchange notes on the opportunity to access the growing regional market in a continent of one billion people.
The forum will bring together business and government leaders…Read full post
Angela Allen didn’t know the first thing about computers, but thanks to an innovative new program she’s got the basics down pat and is poised to learn more through the city’s KEYSPOT program.
“We’ve had someone teach us so many things about the Internet,” Allen said. “I actually…Read full post