NewsBites: Negro x Census 2010, Mayweather’s Out, Obama Ads Up for Now, Kuti x 2, MAC’s All Races.

What does ‘Negro’ mean to you? Would your grandparents identify as such? According to the 2010 Census, they just might. And as a result, it should be listed as an option on the document. Check out the controversy and fallout at

Mayweather’s out; Clottey’s in. Guess the mediations didn’t go so well between the Pacquiao and Mayweather camps. The Fight of the Century is off and March 13th will see a much less publicized match-up in Dallas. [LATimes]

By now, many of us have heard about the unauthorized use of First Family photos in advertisements around New York. Taking it a step further: looks like despite a push from the White House, they may not be coming down anytime soon. [NYMag]

Fela’s grandson, Prince Kuti-George (a.k.a. Innocent), is following in the partriarch’s footsteps; using music to incite political change. This time, in Sierra Leone. [LATimes]

Seems as though everyone is on a mission these days to redefine the traditionally exclusionary realm of fashion and beauty. Next on the docket is MAC, with their All Ages, All Races, All Sexes campaign. Hats off to them. Check out the line at

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