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Designer hopes to make his mark in fashion world
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Thomas Ruffin (left with model) knew fashion was in his blood as a young boy. He was impressed by how well his parents were always groomed, and he loved the looks he saw in fashion magazines. So he started to sew and design his own clothes at age 15. “The first piece that I made was a pair of simple drawstring men’s pants,” Ruffin said.
 
BOOK: A research project grows in Brooklyn....
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Black Inventors By Keith C. Holmes Global Black Inventor Research Projects Global Black Inventor Research Projects, whose roots grow in Brooklyn, N.Y., and whose branches now span five continents, provides a canopy under which students of all ages can expand their perspectives on African creativity and spark their inventive genius. Holmes, researcher and
 
Movie Review: Get On Up
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
This much-awaited bio-film tells you some things you already knew: James Brown could sing the funk out of a song. It also shows you some things you might not have grasped: Troubled boys grow up to be troubled men. Warts and all, in fits and starts, finally the Hardest Working Man in Show Business gets his story told. This project had been in development
 
Car Review: Chrysler Journey SXT Blacktop AWD
Monday, July 28, 2014
With all the hoopla being generated in the auto industry, it is easy to overlook the Dodge Journey. It didn’t help that the crossover first went on sale in 2008, the year the bottom fell out of the economy, as a 2009 model. And perhaps worse is that it replaced the ill-fated Chrysler Pacifica. But the Dodge Journey has been revamped a couple of times,
 
Access Denied: BET Awards not a positive experience for black press
Saturday, July 26, 2014
“At a black event , there is no reason that a black photographer shouldn’t be there,” said Valerie Goodloe, who has done large-scale photo shoots here for more than 12 years. A group of veteran photojournalists and media professionals in Los Angeles have joined their colleagues across the nation in outrage at the recent rejection of
 
BOOK: Business owner defeats racial inequality
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
BUSINESSMAN FIRST Remembering Henry G. Parks Jr. By Maurice W. Dorsey Xlibris Publishing, $19.99 PB More than his ad “More Parks Sausages Mom. Please!” Henry G. Parks Jr. was a man before his time. Pioneering in the American free enterprise system, he embarked on a journey leading to a multimillion-dollar industry. He was born in Atlanta to
 
Philly serves as backdrop for tale of romance and redemption
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Sucka 4 Luv Pierre Fims *** stars Chris (Spank Horton) is a man with serious anger management issues. After getting fired for losing his temper on the job yet again, he makes his way to Rittenhouse Square where things quickly go from bad to worse. First, he proceeds to harass passersby ranging from a homeless panhandler to a guy handing out flyers to a
 
Car Review: 2014 Lexus GX 460
Monday, July 21, 2014
DETROIT – The Lexus GX 460 pulls double duty as a luxurious on-road sport utility with full off-road capability. Almost as big as a full-size sport utility, the test vehicle was equipped with three rows of seats. The third row would power fold away creating a flat-floored cargo space, while the second row seats were both heated and cooled. So were
 
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Designer hopes to make his mark in fashion world

Thomas Ruffin (left with model) knew fashion was in his blood as a young boy. He was impressed

BOOK: A research project grows in Brooklyn....

Black Inventors By Keith C. Holmes Global Black Inventor Research Projects Global Black