Apparently Mr. Puff broke a few records on the Home Shopping Network last week.Â Diddy walked away from HSN that afternoon with nearly half a million, proving to us naysayers why Sean John remains one of the few urban brands to survive a recession. Now I get the tom foolery to work for him. Iâ€™d want in on that too. [RapRadar].
Sade’s new album is set to drop early 2010, but the first single was made available for preview this morning. Check it out above or at [SADE.com]. This is the first new release since the multi-platinum banger Lover’s Rock in 2000.
An ongoing trend recently on Parlour has been African Americans, the downturning economy, and the latterâ€™s effect on the former. In related news, CNN Money published a special report this past weekend on the rising black unemployment rate. What does that mean, bigger picture? 50% of the countryâ€™s foreclosures are on Black homes. We really need to take a serious look at race relations, job opportunities, and social access in this country. [CNN].
An influx of corpses? Somethingâ€™s going awry in Nigeria, as university hospitals have seen an overwhelming number of bodies enter their doors. The corpses are being delivered by state police in droves; raising human rights questions once again for the Police Commissioner and his department. [BBC].
Who isnâ€™t interested in vintage fashion these days? If you have a few extra pounds to spend, the Audrey Hepburnâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Fund has partnered with UNICEF to auction off pieces from the actressâ€™ iconic wardrobe. Last time around, the famous LBD from â€œBreakfast at Tiffanyâ€™sâ€ sold for a whopping Â£470,000. It may be time for us to all take a peruse through Granny Groveâ€™s closet. Who knows what college tuitions are hiding in there. [CNN].
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