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Black Entertainment, Money, Style and Beauty Blogs - Black Voices

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    From The New York Times: It's getting harder to say that this is just temporary.

    For the second month in a row, employers added a dismally small number of jobs, showing that the United States economy is barely creaking along despite being two years into the official recovery.

    With all levels of government laying off workers, the Labor Department reported that employers eked out just 18,000 new nonfarm payroll jobs in June. The already low number of jobs created in May was also revised downward to just 25,000, less than half what was originally reported last month.

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    From Madame Noire: Eagerly awaiting your next move, you found a rental home well-suited for you at a bargained price! The luxury in renting your own place from a landlord affords high quality living, amenities and an ideal location near suburbia or the city. The stipulations that come with becoming a tenant involve adhering to a lease and providing other non-refundable items while properly caring for the interior and sometimes, the exterior of the space. A good landlord will be evaluating you to see that you follow through on these terms, so here's what you should do and expect from your prospective humble abode.

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    From The Grio:

    Are tattoos becoming more acceptable in the workplace?

    Some people think so -- thanks to greater tolerance in American society in general, and shifting demographics in the U.S. workplace specifically.

    While the typical corporate employer isn't rushing to embrace people with numerous tattoos or those sporting elaborate in-your-face designs, employees with ink that's more subtle or demure are finding growing acceptance of tattoos, expert say.

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    From Popeater:

    Oprah Winfrey is back in the USA after spending time with her "girls" at the school she opened in South Africa, but don't fear, ladies, Miss O will be returning soon in the role of teacher.

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    This week celebrities celebrated the Fourth of July holiday and the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans was the hottest ticket in town. Check out the best dressed stars this past week.

     

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  • 07/08/11--10:11: Trend Alert: Feathers
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    Feather earrings have been popular for the last few seasons (count the times you've seen someone wearing peacock earrings), and they'll probably stay that way for a long time, as feathers in general are in vogue. Check out our finds and see how feathers can be incorporated into wardrobe pieces worn below your ears

     

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    Currently taking place at New York City's 8th Floor gallery, 'Queloides: Race and Racism in Contemporary Cuban' examines the history and resurgence of racism in Cuba. The exhibition, which features thirteen artists, also highlights the contributions of the Africans and their descendants to the formation of the Americas. Read more.

     

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    From BBC News:

    South Sudan has become the world's newest nation, the climax of a process made possible by the 2005 peace deal that ended a long and bloody civil war. Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon are among the international dignitaries attending the celebrations in the capital, Juba.

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    From the Washington Post:

    Here's a quiz: Which names do you recognize? Aja. N'Kiah. Tatianna. Brittany. Caylee. All five girls, authorities said, were killed by their mothers. Yet it's likely that, besides their family and friends, not many people remember sisters Aja Fogle, 5, N'Kiah Fogle, 6, Tatianna Jacks, 11, and Brittany Jacks, 16. In 2008, when their decaying bodies were found in their mother's Southeast Washington rowhouse, their faces weren't splashed on the covers of magazines, and their deaths weren't the subject of debate on national news programs.

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    From Politico:

    A social conservative Iowa group has retracted language regarding slavery from the opening of a presidential candidates' pledge, amid a growing controversy over the document that Michele Bachmann had signed and Rick Santorum committed to.

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    From the Root:

    "Oh, I think we'll always be a sad people," a black woman said to me in 2001. She was very smart, very well-informed. And that remark seemed utterly ordinary to her. It didn't to me. Why would any people always be sad? Or, why would a people willingly embrace such a prediction?

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    From the New York Times:

    Aretha Franklin sat alone with a Coke. It was the night of her 69th birthday, and all around, guests were filing into the Park Room at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel on Central Park South, bobbing to live music from the vibraphonist Roy Ayers or the mambo prince Tito Puente Jr. Franklin has given herself big birthday parties before, but this one had a certain urgency. A few months earlier, in December, she announced she had undergone an unnamed surgical "procedure," and word spread that she had pancreatic cancer (which she denied); other reports speculated that she'd had gastric-­bypass surgery to get control of a weight problem that appeared to have pushed her over 250 pounds (which she denied). The organizers of the Grammy Awards quickly put together a tribute for her, and the sudden and shocking weight loss displayed in a taped thank-you played during the ceremony in February only kept advance-obituary writers scrambling for whatever superlatives were left to describe a career that has included 18 Grammys, upward of 75 million records sold, being the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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  • 07/11/11--03:07: The First Lady of the N.B.A.


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    AS she was finishing lunch at the R Lounge overlooking Times Square recently, La La Anthony craned her neck and motioned toward the back of the room, over the head of her lunch guest, projectile whispering, "Just give me one second, O.K.!" "Sorry," she said, returning to her immediate company. "My financial guy is here for our meeting when you and I are done."

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    'The Game's Tia Mowry Hardict recently delivered baby boy Cree last month and is set to release her first parenting book "Oh Baby!"

    "Great News!!!!! I am now an AUTHOR!!! I am writing a BOOK! So excited about this new adventure! More news to follow!!! xoxo I am working with Penguin Group, 4 my first book, Oh, Baby!, n which I share the experiences of my first pregnancy & the tips I've learned. This is something I have always wanted to do and I am thrilled to share this journey with all my fans:)," the actress announced on Twitter.

    Also lookout for the premiere of the her and twin sister Tamera's reality show 'Tia and Tamera Take 2' on the STYLE network August 8.

     

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    Jennifer Hudson
    attracted a lot of attention competing on 'American Idol' and later for her Oscar winning performance in 'Dreamgirls' but her dramatic weight loss has garnered her the most attention lately. As the spokeswoman for Weight Watchers she admitting to losing 80 plus pounds on the plan and in an interview with the 'Daily Mail' she went into detail about the perks of her new slim figure and dolled up for a tropical photo shoot.

    When asked if the odds are completely stacked against plus-sized women in Hollywood she answered no but acknowledged the benefits of being thin in a superficial industry.

    "...So many more opportunities open up when you're on the other side, as I am now. I'd no idea what I was missing out on. It's like a whole other world. Suddenly every designer wants to dress you. It's like, "You look amazing! Please, choose a dress. Have a bag. And what about shoes?" I mean, wow," Hudson said.

    "To be able to sing at this level is a blessing in itself, and I got publicity for what I was doing before I dieted. But never to this extent. Now, whenever I open a magazine, I seem to see myself there. And I get to dress up every day and have someone take photos of it all. For someone who loves fashion, it's like living the dream. Of course there are those mornings when I think, "Please don't look at me right now!" But you just have to pull yourself together, get out there and do your job. I mean, how lucky am I to be in this position?"

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    Two major providers of online content geared toward African Americans have merged, looking to become a force in the increasingly competitive black-centric media space.TheGrio.com and NewsOne.com, through a partnership between their parent companies, NBC News and Interactive One, have joined forces to combine their respective editorial and sales resources.

    "We now have a bigger pool to play in," said David Wilson, the founder and managing editor of TheGrio. Wilson, who founded TheGrio in 2008 and then merged it with NBC in 2009, said the agreement is mostly about sharing sales and marketing resources. But it will also help bolster their editorial muscle and allow them to share content across a number of platforms.

    According to a report in the New York Times, comScore numbers from May 2010 to May 2011 show the total audience for TheGrio grew 300 percent, to 1.3 million viewers from 319,000. NewsOne also grew significantly during that same period, increasing its viewership to 881,000 from 356,000.

    Based on comScore measurement, the combined net audience of NewsOne and TheGrio was 2.1 million in May, up from 661,500 from the previous year, according to data released by Interactive One.

    "No disrespect to your colleagues over at BlackVoices," he said during a phone interview this morning, not long after the official announcement was made, "[but]we look to become the online destination for African Americans."

    The alliance brings together TheGrio, the spunky upstart, and a host of popular Interactive One properties including Black Planet, NewsOne.com, TheUrbanDaily.com and HelloBeautiful.com.

    "They are basically offering a more robust sales proposition, bigger audiences and the opportunity to get ads in front of more eyeballs," said Steve Capus, the president of NBC News, in a press release announcing the partnership. "We instantly grew the business as a result of this partnership."

    But TheGrio and its new partner have some stiff competition for the black audience.

    There's TheRoot.com, a site published by The Washington Post and headed by Henry Louis Gates, and AOL Black Voices, which recently became part of the Huffington Post Media Group. According to comScore.com, Black Voices had 1,625,000 unique visitors in April, up from 1,316,000 in March.

    The newly formed alliance between TheGrio and NewsOne hopes to crank things up during the 2012 presidential election, which is sure to draw huge interest from the black community. According to the New York Times report, TheGrio will coordinate the sharing of content among the sites and NewsOne will handle the advertising sales efforts, a critical part of the merger.

    But for Wilson, who has watched his little website grow into a formidable player on the ethnic-oriented Web landscape, the alliance is more than just business; it's the fruit of love and labor.

    "It feels good to have a small idea that you had in your head to be validated, not just by the growth of traffic, but to have people who want to partner and become a part of it," Wilson said. "When you work for a traditional news company you're dealing with general news. As an African American its good to focus on stories that your community is interested in. And it really makes a difference by being able to highlight some of the stories that are the most important and relevant and sometimes the most entertaining."

     

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    From Billboard.com
    : During a private listening of "Watch The Throne," his collaborative album with Kanye West, on Thursday night (July 7) at New York's Mercer Hotel, Jay-Z was asked for his reaction to recent criticism of President Obama, who he has publicly supported in the past.

    Speaking to a small room of music journalists just hours before the Labor Department released its monthly jobs report, which found national unemployment numbers rising to 9.2 percent in the month of June, Jay-Z said of the criticism, "He's the president, it's fair."

    "You gotta fix [the country's current climate]," Jay-Z continued. "Can't fix it all in one day. Numbers don't lie, it's f*cked up out there. Unemployment is still high."

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    From The Atlanta Post: Since the late 1960s when Donyale Luna became the first African-American model to grace the cover of British Vogue, African-American models have been cracking the industry's glass ceiling by appearing on runways worldwide and in publications that initially wouldn't dare to feature a black beauty on the cover. Not only have these models crafted successful careers for themselves, but several have taken it a step further by using their modeling careers as a platform to transition into entrepreneurship. Here are our five picks for black supermodels models that turned themselves into super moguls

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    If the rumor is true, this won't be the first time that Essence employed a white person in an economy where blacks are hit hardest by unemployment. Just last year the magazine came under fire for hiring Ellianna Placas as it's fashion director. Now, Michael Bullderdick will serve as the Managing Editor, according to writer Christelyn Karazin.

    Karazin mentioned she didn't care that Bullderdick will be a new name on the masthead but the choice comes as a surprise to her because it contradicts the magazine's worship of black men.

    "It was inevitable. Essence has become completely irrelevant to a new segment of black women who actually feel like their smarts, looks and loyalty should be appreciated by ALL men, of all races, not just by the yearly dog-bone, "10 Black Men Who Want You!" piece geared to stroke the egos of men whose heads are bigger than a Dodger's baseball bobblehead, and frankly don't need it any more. They won. We lost," she writes.

    And as strong as Karazin's opinion is, she may have a point. Besides the presumed loyalty to black men Essence promotes, it does seem odd that the publication couldn't find or chose to overlook qualified black candidates.

    In time we'll discover if the rumor is true but if it is we hope Bullderdick does black women justice.

     

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    Back in the 1990s, a researcher named Arline Geronimus became a pariah in academic circles for suggesting that the constant stress from dealing with hardship and structural racism was a major reason black people --- and black women and infants in particular --- have such dramatically worse health outcomes than whites. But her ideas are starting to gain some traction.
    Geronimus is now a professor at the University of Michigan, and her idea, called "weathering," is that the cumulative effect of fighting disadvantages left black women in worse shape as they got older.


    Those incidences of high health costs --- for example, the disability rates of black 55-year-olds approach those of 75-year-old whites, and black infants are more than 200 times more likely to die before their first birthdays than white infants --- don't disappear even for black people who have more education and higher incomes. (Geronimus thinks that that's because of pressure for high-achieving blacks to be model minorities.)


    "African-Americans at age 35 have the rates of disability of white Americans who are 55, and we haven't seen much traction over 20 to 30 years of trying to reduce and eliminate these disparities," she said.


    Geronimus has recommended a broader policy approach to dealing with these problems. "We're not understanding what a broader social problem it is and how much social policies, housing policies, economic policies, urban planning policies all impact health through these various roots and mechanisms," she said.


    A neonatal doctor quoted by NPR agrees. "I think if we had data to show that, yeah, if we build more sidewalks, if we build more soccer fields, if we put more money into physical education at school, we'll improve those outcomes later on," he said. "We'd be able to go to the legislators and have a lot more power to say, let's put money upfront."

    But there's little political appetite for those kinds of policy solutions. People don't like talking about structural racism; when Geronimus first suggested that health outcomes were linked to navigating the circumstances of poverty, she was met with ridicule and even death threats. But there are also fiscal barriers. At a time when states are cutting social services to get their budgetary ducks in a row, pushing for more focus on alleviating the myriad consequences of poverty is a hard sell.

     

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