Documentary filmmaker Erikka Yancy says the Black Barbie syndrome, the idea that Hollywood is not really interested in black women so much as they are interested in casting slightly darker white women, is at the middle of the Nina Simone biopic-Zoe Saldana issue. Zoe just took a job, blame Hollywood. (Huffington Post)

Mitt Romney is still crying wolf. His latest? The defeated Republican presidential candidate attributed his defeat in part to President Obama’s following of the “old playbook” of using targeted initiatives to woo specific interest groups — “especially the African-American community, the Hispanic community and young people.” (The Caucus Blog – NY Times)

Hip-hop fashion is more than baggy jeans and big logos. Young designers, bloggers, editors and stylists who grew up with rap music are bringing bravado to men’s wear. Cue Kanye West… (NY Times)

Supermodel and eco-friendly designer Liya Kebede gives Elle a look at her favorite must-haves. Her love list includes a few techie items and of course, fashion. (ELLE)
In case you were wondering what Rihanna and Chris Brown sound like declaring their love for each other…”Nobodies Business” riffs off of Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel,” and sounds like a ‘90s pop hit. (Huffington Post)


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