Archive for May, 2008
Shouts to Mavado for getting his own NIKE dunks, that’s major. I’m still waiting for NIKE to get some Burden editions. In the meantime check out the Real Mckoy’s below…
Image via First Magazine®
A couple weekends back, we had the pleasure of taking part in the first ever Uptown Emerging Designers Market at the Hip-Hop Culture Center above the Magic Johnson Theater in Harlem. The event was a great time, we connected with some great designers and met some great people. It’s always cool to connect with people and show them the brand.
We also had our ‘Be Independent’ Hoody on display, which will be available soon. Check out more photos from the event here and below…
Shouts to Michelle and Enyinne for putting together a great event. We’ll definitely be at the next one.
Always good to see people helping out their homeland. Big ups to Wyclef for doing just that.
For more info and to help the cause check out TogetherForHaiti.org.
Check Vybz Kartel over the Lolipop beat…
You’re telling me that with all of the Jamaicans, Trinis, Guyanese, Bajans, etc… in NYC (and in Hip-Hop), the casting director for the upcoming film The Wackness couldn’t hire somebody to pull off a better accent than this…
Not hating on Meth for securing the role, but come on!! How many times do I have to see actors (Denzel, Taye Diggs, I could go on and on…) butcher Caribbean accents?
All you casting directors out there, PLEASE, step your game up. All that said, the film looks decent. I’ll just try to ignore the horrible accent when Meth is on screen.
Video via Nah Right
*…I’m referring to the song by Method Man on his debut album, btw.
I came home a couple of nights back, turned on the TV and saw the commercial for Celia: The Life & Music Of Celia Cruz. The show looks awesome and even though I have yet to see it, I highly recommend it. It’s both, authentic (for many, reasons…) and accessible, with performances in both English AND Spanish. Check out a video preview, including cast interviews, below…
Well it turns out things haven’t exactly gone according to plan for them, according to this article in the New York Times. After a couple of months filled with tryouts, no MLS team has picked any of the players up, as yet. Thankfully, the Cuban (and soccer) community has got their back:
For now, they are relying on the largess of a network that runs through Cuban and soccer communities in Miami, New York and Los Angeles. They have received food, clothing, transportation, a cellphone and lodging. They also have the opportunity to stay in shape by playing several semiprofessional games each week. They earn $40 to $50 each per game, which Miranda said was about five times their monthly salary at the national soccer academy in Cuba.
“The Cuban community is very tight knit and very good at taking care of their own people,” said Alicia Molina, a lawyer for the nonprofit International Institute of Los Angeles who is representing the players in their applications for work permits. “This is not a typical experience of an immigrant, but it is typical of a Cuban.”
That final sentiment is one that I’m sure many Caribbean immigrants can relate to, athletes or not. Check out the full article here.