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UK’s Hottest Fashion Designer, Ozwald Boateng

From BBC News Forest Whitaker, Will Smith, Spike Lee, Sir Richard Branson, members of the royal family, and many others have for a while recognized the unusual gifts of Oswald Boateng. His suits have set the standard of fashion style...

NYC Luxury Clothing Store Agrees to a $525,000 Racial Profiling Settlement

The attorney general of New York, Eric Schneiderman, has announced a settlement between the state and luxury clothing chain Barneys over the latter’s use of racial profiling in its store’s loss-prevention efforts. The settlement follows a nine-month investigation, and...

What is the Reality Like for Black Children Growing Up in Italy

Source: Afro-Europe-International Blog To be black and Italian at the same time is a new reality the Italian society is still struggling to accept. Adoption and increase in the number of mixed marriages between Italians and Africans are gradually leading...

Did Mark Duggan Shoot at the Cops Before They Killed Him, Starting the British...

Source: The Voice NEW EVIDENCE has revealed that Mark Duggan, the man whose death has triggered riots across Britain, did not shoot at police before he was gunned down in north London, last week (Aug 4). Ballistic results obtained by the...

Meet Cassandra Steen: German Soulful Recording Star

German pop star Cassandra Steen talks about her influences, choosing to sing in German - her father is African-American and her mother German - in this revealing interview with segments of her performing. (More)

DMV Region: National Summit on Non-Violence

D.C. Resident Dr. Stephanie E. Myers, and Virginia Delegate Daun S. Hester, Co-Chairs of Black Women for Positive Change are urging D.C., Virginia and Maryland residents to attend the National Summit on Non-Violence, Aug. 23, at Metropolitan AME Church,...

Dereck Rose: A Musical Life

Source: Olive Vassell for Euromight British singer and songwriter Dereck Rose will be the first to admit that his musical journey has been a long and winding one. Beginning in his Jamaica birthplace, and developing in his early years in...

The Powerlist 2013: Britain’s Most Influential Blacks and Europe’s Most Powerful Black People

The Powerlist 2013 featuring Britain’s most influential black people and a extra list of 30 most influential black people in Europe has been released. Architect David Adjaye is number one this year on the list of Britain's most influential...

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