Week in Review. Internships. Racism. Fashion Models. Being a Lady.

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Week in Review, SuperSelected


Barneys, RacismBarneys x Racism As a result of its efforts to win the award for most racist department store ever, Barneys has been some serious fire this week. News recently broke that back in April, a young shopper was detained by police after leaving the store with his purchase of a $350 Ferragamo belt. Apparently a store employee called the police on the 19 year old, claiming he was using a fake credit. Soon after this incident became public, a 21 year old shopper also revealed she had been discriminated against in a similar manner after purchasing a $2,500 Celine handbag. Naturally the focus of this conversation shifted to Jay Z and his collaboration with Barneys which hits stores November 20th. A petition has been created urging the rapper to end his relationship with the department store. Jay Z released a statement on his website in response to the petition and the negative press, informing fans he won't be profiting directly from the collaboration and a percentage of the proceeds will be going to charity. The CEO of Barneys has also apologized.
Rob Brown, TremeMacy's x Racism Coming in second place for most racist department store ever, Macy's has also been accused of "shop and frisk" discrimination by Treme actor Rob Brown.
blonde afro, natural hairHair-stories A Baltimore woman was fired from her job for daring to have blonde highlights. A Missouri woman has been asked to cut her dreadlocks (the ones she had when she was hired) as a result of a change in company policy. Remember our conversation about the Threshold?
Murder, She Wrote Octavia Spencer will be starring in an NBC reboot of "Murder She Wrote". Listen to this dancehall classic to celebrate.
Rashida JonesRashida Jones says to put some damn clothes on, you whore.
Africa OutlineAgain, no African leader has won annual Good Governance prize.
Black Women in BrazilSomos Africanos? The “Are we Africans? New strategies for African Ancestry in Brazil and Latin America” seminar was held in Salvador, Bahia, Bazil.
Conde Nast ends its internship program. Some are calling it a victory. Others are calling it a loss. I'm still not sure.
Atlanta CheerleaderCheer-ocracy An Atlanta cheerleader attempted to break the Guiness World Record for backflips, unfortunately since a rep wasn't there to verify the victory, the record is considered invalid.
Adorable little girl taps to the beat of her own drum.
In addition to "Racism in Retail" Week, its also "Blackface" Week. From an Australian girl's African themed party, to Julianne Hough, the the worst of the bunch, a Trayvon Martin Halloween costume. ugh.
Because this roundup is never complete without a lawsuit, Quincy Jones Is suing Sony and Michael Jackson Productions for royalties from Jackson's catalog.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, the governor of New York, signed legislation on Monday night that will recognize fashion models under the age of 18 as child performers.
Costume and party supply store Party City used Photoshop(tm) instead of actual plus size models to display plus size tights. The funhouse mirror like results are hilarious.
Twerking is strictly verboten at a highschool in Annapolis, Maryland.
Lagos Fashion Design Week took place in Lagos, Nigeria this week.

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