There are no second acts in America, wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald, but the
great writer never heard of Alvin Reed. After struggling valiantly to
hold on to his precious Lenox Lounge in Harlem, it became a daunting
task and he finally let the commercial space go, the doubled rent hike
was his own personal fiscal cliff.
According to industry reports, menswear should exceed $402 billion in
2014. Obviously it´s big business--and growing. And now actor Blair
Underwood has entered the fray. K&G Stores recently announced
Underwood has teamed up with them for the Blair Underwood Designs.
In 1990, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum was founded in Kansas
City, Missouri, and is dedicated to preserving the history of Negro
League baseball in America. Recently, the United States Playing Card Company debuted the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum playing cards which have the potential of becoming collector's items.
This week, the Republican-controlled United States House of
Representatives approved President Obama's proposal to end previously
enacted income tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. The vote of 257 to
167 came within 24 hours of the Senate announcing their support for the