Morning Coffee 05.14.09

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Sao Paulo Fashion Week is scheduled to take place next month and a group of Afro-Brazillian leaders are calling for the end of racial discrimination in the shows. Tuesday afternoon, a group of Afro-Brazillian children and youths marched in centro Sao Paulo in protest. At the last Fashion Week in January, only eight of 344 models were of color. This sounds all too familiar. [Yahoo]

At least 10 people are dead after a boat carrying Haitian migrants sank off the Florida coast yesterday. [New York Times]

TwitterMania: In April alone, Twitter reached 17 million unique visitors, an 83 percent increase from the month before. How much longer before this gets old and we move on to something else? Predictions anyone? [Tech Crunch]

Now more than ever before, women in India are drinking wine, and they’re loving it. Why is this a big deal? Traditionally the idea of women drinking was considered taboo. Now, it’s cool and fashionable. Oh, evolution. [Global Post]

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