Besides his hit songs and controversial outbursts, Kanye West has always
been connected to the fashion world. At one point he took a break from
the rap world to intern for famed couture designer Louis Vuitton, and
while there, West designed a special edition sneaker (which cost $1,000 a
pair). Now the hip-hop superstar has debuted his own fashion line, DW.
It is no mystery how the term “power suit” came to be. When you put on a
business suit, you transform. No one knows this better than New
York-based attorney Robyn Young. Young recently founded the Relief
Boutique, a nonprofit that provides professional clothing and
accessories to women who are looking for work but can’t afford to
purchase appropriate business and interview attire on their own.
Dr. Randal Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker,
author and scholar, and as a leading voice for his generation in
business and technology. He is the author of several books. Here, he
talks about his latest book, Black Faces in White Places: 10
Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness.
The 85-degree weather wasn’t the only thing heating up the July 4th
holiday weekend that marked the 2011 International African Arts Festival
(IAAF) at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn. Vendors of the African
Diaspora - from the U.S. and abroad - were in town selling their unique
brand of home décor, artwork, linens, batik clothing, beaded
Masai-inspired jewelry, and handcrafts and furniture made of ebony,
mahogany, and other materials indigenous to the African continent.