In BlackStyle on March 30, 2012 at 2:25 am
A new forum is holding a best dressed contest. Seems like a chance for folks to show of their sense of style and win a minor prize.
“Enter Blackstylenet’s What are You Wearing Today contest and win Esquire The Handbook of Style: A Man’s Guide to Looking Good and Creole: A colourful and sumptuous celebration of West Indian Creole cooking by Babette de Rozičres
All entries are to be posted in this thread and will be judge by the sites moderators and I. There is no specific style of dress one needs to enter, all ensembles will be judge by how well the outfit was put together. Only pictures of oneself can be used, any pictures found to be a misrepresentation will be automatically disqualified.
If a woman wins she will be given an option of different prizes as Esquire is largely a men’s magazine.
* Make sure it is a full body shot so we can see your shoes.
* While not an obligation, a description of the outfit and what brands you are wearing would be nice.
* It must be your own photo. I might consider a submission of a friends or relative photo if you have consent.
*Other than the previously listed there are no hard rules, contact me through pm or at afrofogey[at]gmail.com if you have any questions.
This contest will end on May 1st, 2011 @12am.
In Uncategorized on March 29, 2012 at 6:50 am
Most know Ralph Ellison as the author of The Invisible Man, which is generally regarded as the best example of African American literature. But Mr. Ellison was also quite vain and a really well dressed man.
Ralph Ellison was a tireless promoter of high African American art and was naturally a great fan of Mahalia Jackson. He would undoubtedly enjoyed this song.
In Uncategorized on June 11, 2010 at 2:17 pm
Despite its stability and resources Ghana is quite inefficient. I wonder if the government got out of the native businessmen’s way would it be better? I am almost sure it would be. I imagine the good people at The Danquah Institute agree.
Ghana has the world’s largest manmade lake and the 1-gigawatt Aksombo Hydroelectric Plant, built to supply electricity to Africa’s largest aluminum smelter. But the smelter has been idle since 2009, a casualty of low aluminum prices and persistent electricity shortages that have forced the government to divert the power elsewhere.
Ghana is a typical example of the world’s worst-managed economies: It’s a country that shouldn’t be poor, but it is. The West African nation’s gross domestic product per capita fell 9% last year to $621, ranking it 154th out of 184 countries tracked by the International Monetary Fund, below resource-impoverished Haiti. With a $3 billion trade deficit last year and $4.9 billion in external debt, Ghana is struggling to pay its bills even as it sits on some of the world’s biggest reserves of gold and bauxite, as well as considerable amounts of offshore oil, which is being developed by Anadarko Petroleum ( APC – news – people ) and others.
“Ghana’s problems are mostly homegrown,” said Peter Allum, the IMF’s mission chief to Ghana, in February. Forbes ranks Ghana ninth on our list of the world’s worst economies.