Y’all know @MrChuckD has set the tone for using hip hop as the Black CNN since the 1980′s. So now when the community is being de-NIG-rated by outside interest who seek to continue to line their pockets with the money of the masses, “the hard rhymer”, fires off. What’s up with these NGAS in Paris (and New York)? Do they even realize they’re being played by the puppetmasters in tall buildings?…Read full post
According to new 2011 census estimates released today, as of July 1, 2011, more than three in every five people living in the United States (62 percent or 194.4 million people) lived in incorporated places, commonly thought of as cities.
More than a third of the nation’s population (37 percent or 116.2 million people) lived in cities with populations of more than…Read full post
Every product has to have a core audience, a target market. The Jordan Brand for Nike identified their target some years ago. The company learned that the “Black, urban, young, male, consumer” was the sweet spot. This consumer had a connection to the logo, and was a trendsetter for America and the world.
What if the consumer knew he possessed that type of global influence?
Today a new Black media and marketing consortium is launching a campaign called #INTHEBLACK. The “revolutionary” campaign is designed to increase investments in the African American consumer marketplace, while helping companies reach the African American audience more effectively.
Can I say “waste of time and good resources?” The best thing we can do on behalf of the Black community globally and within America is to leave these damn companies alone that are…Read full post
Actress Nicole Ari Parker of Broadway’s Streetcar Named Desire, University of Pennsylvania professor Anthea Butler, cultural critic Joan Morgan, and CurlyNikki.com founder Nikki Walton join Melissa Harris-Perry as they discuss the politics of hair and the industry of hair products for Black women.
Some interesting points are that according to 2007 numbers, the Black hair products industry was estimated at $185 million dollars. Now I know that number is significantly under-counted. There has been a tremendous…Read full post
We’ve heard the saying “shackles on my feet” — but has Adidas taken it a bit too far?
The sneaker maker Adidas was ready to make available the sneaker pictured below “The JS Roundhouse Mid“, a high-top sneaker with an orange plastic cuff. Seriously. . The promotion read ..
“Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?” — Adidas Facebook Promotion
By Allison Linn
Almost everyone in America has good reason to throw a little pity party whenever they think about what the economic turmoil of recent years has done to their financial situation. A government report released Monday finds that the 35- to 44-year-old members of Generation X may have the most cause to feel sorry for themselves.
In August 2008 recording artist and actress Beyoncé Knowles was featured in a magazine ad for cosmetics giant L’Oréal Paris and their Feria hair colour range. The ad drew controversy when the company was accused of deliberately lightening her skin in the photograph. (A charge they vehemently denied). This led to rumours that Beyoncé herself was using skin bleach. There had also been a prior unsubstantiated claim that during her…Read full post