oprah_magazine_o_gabriel_bryne.jpgA Few Tremors in Oprahland
Oprah Winfrey is still the queen of all media, but her crown is beginning to look a bit tarnished. The average audience for “The Oprah Winfrey Show” has fallen nearly 7 percent this year, according to Nielsen Media Research — its third straight year of decline. “Oprah’s Big Give,” an ABC philanthropic reality show, beat every program on television except “American Idol” in its premiere week this winter, but steadily lost nearly one-third of its audience during the rest of its eight-week run, according to Nielsen. The circulation of O, The Oprah Magazine, has fallen by more than 10 percent in the last three years, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, and the magazine is now seeking a new editor in chief after the announced retirement of its longtime steward, Amy Gross. (Continue Reading…)

African Models, Designers Promote Peace in Kenya
Scores of top African designers and models held a show in Nairobi National Park at the weekend to raise money for victims of Kenya’s post-election violence and show a different face to their continent. The “Fashion for Peace” event drew mainly West and East African models onto a catwalk in a marquee under the moonlight on savannah usually known for its lions and rhinos. “Fashion for Peace will not change the world, although it does aim at changing people’s negative perceptions of Kenya and Africa in other countries,” organizers said in a statement. (Continue Reading…)

Racial tensions heat up in a Brooklyn neighborhood
Seventeen years after race riots left the streets of one New York City neighborhood bloodied, tensions are rising again there between Orthodox Jews and blacks. First, a black man was badly beaten. Weeks later, a Jewish teenager said he was attacked by two young blacks while riding his bicycle, and angry Jewish residents took to the streets with signs saying “Jewish blood is not cheap!” and “Every Jew a .22.” And along the way, the district attorney accused an Orthodox Jewish street patrol of vigilantism and compared the group to street gangs like the Bloods and Crips. The strife has revived painful memories of the 1991 riots in the Brooklyn neighborhood called Crown Heights, which is home to about 15,000 Orthodox Jews and more than 130,000 blacks. As summer approaches, leaders from both sides are braced for trouble. (Continue Reading…)

Trina Introduces Pink Diamond Clothing
Miami rapper, Trina, recently introduced her Pink Diamond Couture clothing collection, along with its website ShopTrina.com. The line will consist of jeans, tops, t-shirts, velour sets and jackets, all of which will feature her signature logo. Her high quality jeans are emblazoned with the logo on the back pockets, and available with details such as leather, python and crystals. To add a personal touch to her line, the collection comes with a Tattoo that is uniquely Trina’s. She’s also paid close attention to the fit as well. (Continue Reading…)

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