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(1) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 2:53 PM

What started as a chance to wear my latest in resort and vacation wardrobe, which were feeling seriously neglected in my closet, ended up becoming so much more -- and by accident no less.

As a black man, one of the last places I thought I'd find some roots...

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Fat Fashion Guy: How We Can Get the Mad Men Look

(2) Comments | Posted April 2, 2012 | 11:24 AM

Janie Bryant is absolutely brilliant as the costume designer for AMC's Mad Men. Ever since the show premiered five seasons ago, fans became absolutely enamored with the suits, cocktail dresses and signature grooming on men that made the '50s and '60s two of fashion's greatest periods. With two episodes into...

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Black Style in a Box

(3) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 5:53 PM

As of late it's been a trend of sorts for some publications and blogs to write about black style as if it's a new trend to be satirically sketched and critiqued. As an African-American fashion writer -- I'm over it.

I think what my biggest problem has been the...

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Fat Fashion Guy: Where Are All the Style Bloggers for Big Men?

(10) Comments | Posted January 25, 2012 | 2:48 PM

Now that bloggers have stamped their mark on the fashion industry, niche style seekers are able to find almost any kind of perspective with the help of personal style bloggers. Much debate has been had about whether or not this is a good thing. Either way, with men's blogs making...

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Travel Made Simple

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2010 | 7:16 PM

I. Hated. Flying.

I had come to that notion without ever stepping foot on a plane -- and I had never been to an airport before either. Traveling wasn't something that I was pressed to do. But when I got the opportunity to travel for a story, I couldn't pass...

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Milan Fashion Week: Happy Anniversary and Men's Reviews

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2010 | 12:30 PM

As I watched the menswear shows thus far, the words to Anniversary by Tony Toni Tone, came flashing through my head -- and rightly so. Congratulations must be given to a few of the brands, at least for staying power, if not for anything else. This week had a great...

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New York Fashion Says Goodbye to Bryant Park's Tents

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2010 | 3:52 PM

And after years of excitement and intrigue, we say goodbye to the tents at Bryant Park and say hello to the Lincoln Center for the very first Spring/Summer collection to take place off of Bryant Park grounds in years. During the Spring/Summer 2010 collections, the theme was travel; with styled...

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How Far Have We Come: Are Blacks In Philadelphia Getting Left Behind?

(7) Comments | Posted February 11, 2010 | 1:23 PM

"All men are created equal."

Or, at least, so says the Declaration of Independence. But of course, they weren't. Not then. Not 13 years later, when the Founders gathered in Independence Hall and decided that blacks were worth three-fifths of a white person. Not, for nearly another century after John...

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Prada -- Milan Fashion Week Men's Review

(1) Comments | Posted January 25, 2010 | 12:06 PM

Prada is classic. Since its inception, Prada has made the man look as elegant as possible - but every now and then, like the man -- Prada deviates from the script adding the element of surprise and intrigue. This was the case during Milan Fashion Week when Prada...

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Dsquared2 -- Milan Fashion Week Men's Review

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2010 | 11:49 AM

Amidst the strictly fashion-forward crowd that inhabit Milan during fashion week, Dsquared2 brought confidence and style to their collection with a mixture of different looks and perspectives meshed together, topped off with their signature-cut jeans.

Leather, studs, and a splash of color brought together a glam/punk theme...

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The Big Picture: Sick People -- Not a Public Option

(3) Comments | Posted October 21, 2009 | 6:29 PM

Are the Democrats missing the big picture? If they are, heaven help the sick. Until common ground is found, those millions of American citizens that are sick and without health insurance might not be able to hold on.

There is a debate going on within the Democratic Party over...

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Designers Trade Publicity for Style

(1) Comments | Posted October 12, 2009 | 6:52 PM

I cannot for the life of me figure out why a Parisian fashion house as famous and as legendary as Emanuel Ungaro would appoint Lindsay Lohan to the ever-important position of art director.

Scratch that, I have my suspicions.

Money, publicity, fame -- perhaps resurgence in purchasing revenue...

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2010 Wrap

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2009 | 12:35 AM

In case you didn't know -- fashion week is moving. And any true fashionista knows that when traveling, a diverse wardrobe is not only necessary, it is required.

Fern Mallis, SVP, IMG Fashion said in the official program for fashion week that the tent graphics are a reminder that...

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Campaigners Have Heavy Presence at Philly Polls

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2008 | 5:42 PM

Campaigners for both political parties are not lagging around with their vote, and they are making sure that you don't either with tables and chairs located closely to polling places, especially in Philadelphia - the paramount of Pennsylvania.

"We have been volunteering since the primaries," Fairley...

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Obama Campaign Invites Undecided Voters To Dial Into Economy Conference Call

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2008 | 9:16 AM

Senator Obama is not thru with Pennsylvania yet. He'll be back this time through his principle economic advisors in conference calls open to all Pa residents who want to learn more about the Obama-Biden Tax and Economic Plan.

"The conference calls with the media and undecided voters allows people...

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Newspaper Endorsements Favor Obama

(1) Comments | Posted November 2, 2008 | 9:14 AM

In a recent detailed piece in Editor and Publisher Magazine, it revealed that the Democratic Party, led by presidential candidate Barack Obama, and vice presidential candidate Joe Biden, now lead in daily newspaper endorsements with 240, to Republican presidential Candidate John McCain, and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's 115 -...

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Obama Rouses Supporters in Pa. as Authorities Investigate Threats

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2008 | 4:07 PM

Swing state Pennsylvania may decide who will be the next president of the United States.

"We have built the largest grassroots organization in Pennsylvania history," said Sean Smith, Director of Communication for the Pennsylvania campaign offices of Barack Obama. "We have 81 field offices opening across...

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Obama Attracts Masses of Confident Supporters in Philadelphia

(9) Comments | Posted October 13, 2008 | 12:06 AM

The city of Brotherly Love came together to hear Illinois senator Barack Obama speak live and in living color at Progress Plaza, in Philadelphia this past Saturday. The chant "Yes we can" could be heard blocks from the venue.

The long wait for the gates to open didn't seem...

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The Boss Rallies Obama Supporters in Philly; Campaign Stakes Out at Bus Stops Throughout City

(1) Comments | Posted October 6, 2008 | 2:12 PM

Call it mobile campaigning if you wish -- Barack Obama campaigners are serious about their candidate. Bruce Springsteen came to Philadelphia on Saturday to close out a week-long initiative to register voters here.

"It was a bit of a process to get permits to do it," Zach Friend, Pennsylvania spokesperson...

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Obama And JFK Have Much More In Common Than Hope

(1) Comments | Posted September 29, 2008 | 11:03 AM

The Kennedy charisma has been sought after for decades as a key endorsement in the Democratic Party, which is why heads turned when Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy rejected New York Senator Hilary Clinton, instead endorsing Illinois Senator Barack Obama's presidential bid.

Obama stood as the democratic candidate for...


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