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Every now and then, some great things happen at Howard University.

On MLK Day (You should know that it’s Jan 19), the campus will host “Refresh the World.”

It’s a symposium on education, economy, gender, hip hop and Black America.

Appearing will be fashion mogul Sean Combs, Cover Girl Queen Latifah, Spike Lee, Rev. Al Sharpton and Dr. Cornel West.

Tickets are free but limited–if you go to school in the area and only on a first-come-first-served basis at the Howard University box office.

In such a stinky economy, retailers are trying to make money however they can.

Now Ashely Stewart Stores has indicated that they will host  a special “Celebrating History” event on Monday, January 19, 2009.

Ashley Stewart will mark Prez-elect Obama’s inauguration by

  • offering customers a 15% discount off of their entire purchase
  • providing customers with “Yes We Can” t-shirts for $10.00 at all 218 locations.
  • providing music and entertainment in stores and light refreshments at select locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Chicago, DC/Baltimore, and Maryland,
  • distributing “Yes We Can” pins as a free gift with purchase for customers shopping in stores on that day

Go on into Ashley Stewart and get some free stuff.

The retailer will also be donating 5% of proceeds from the day’s sales to a scholarship fund for students at Howard University (my alma mater!!!)  in Washington, DC.


Seems like everybody’s trying to make a dollar on Obama.

…Including  Chico’s.

If you’re into what’s trendy you probably don’t shop there (the store is better known as sister store to White House | Black Market).

According to a statement released today, Chico’s is celebrating  the inauguration with the introduction of the Hope and Change Necklace.

It’s “a limited edition handcrafted necklace exclusively,”  retailing at $24.

And it’s only available in 13 stores surrounding the DC, MD, and VA area beginning Jan. 11th – go figure.


All along, I thought the official Inauguration Ball welcoming Prez-Elect Obama to the White House was gonna be the fashion highlight of January.

Then BET threw in a special announcement today. Read More »