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Trump Scarves Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Kind of makes you wonder about those Made in China “Make America Great Again” fake baseball caps….

Chinese-manufactured Trump scarves just recalled for putting 20,000 Americans at risk for burns

A Federal agency recalled around 20,000 scarves made under the Ivanka Trump brand on Wednesday for failing to meet flammability standards, the Houston Chronicle reported.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s decision affects Trump’s Brushstroke Oblong and Beach Wave scarves, both of which are made entirely of rayon.

The scarves, which bear her name, “do not meet the federal flammability standards for clothing textiles, posing a burn risk,” the agency said.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the scarves are also made in China. Trump’s father, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, has been criticized for following similar business practices, saying it is “impossible” to manufacture clothes in the US because China and other nations like Mexico devalue their currency.

The commission stated that customers will be entitled to a refund following the recall. The scarves sell for anywhere between $12 and $68.

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2016 in The Clown Bus

 

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Re Re and Ms Patti Battle of the Pumpkin Pies

Things are getting ready to get deliciously interesting here as Aretha Franklin enters into the food market that Patti La belle has done very well in. Now, Ms Patti is getting a lot of accolades for her pies sold through Walmart – but her Barbeque sauce will titillate your tongue and get your toes wriggling!

I hungrily look forward to this competition…

Aretha Franklin: ‘Ms. Patti Is Gonna Have To Move That Pie To The Side!’

It appears Aretha Franklin wants a piece of Patti LaBelle’s sweet potato pie success. Well, sort of.

During an interview with Detroit’s WDIV Local 4 news on Wednesday, Franklin was asked by a correspondent if she tried LaBelle’s popular Wal-Mart sweet potato pie.

“No, I haven’t, but Ms. Patti’s gonna have to move that pie to the side,” Franklin said before sharing that she is currently working with a Phoenix-based food group to launch her very own line of food products.

The Queen of Soul says her line of products will include chili, gumbo and baked chicken.

Franklin’s forthcoming food venture will add to the pair’s alleged rivalry, which made headlines in 2014 following a rumored fist fight between the two in Atlanta. Despite the reports, Franklin later dismissed the encounter in a statement to USA Today.

“I’ve never heard anything crazier — regarding myself and Patti allegedly fighting on March 20, in Atlanta,” she said. “Patti and I are cool and we always have been. I enjoyed her at the White House. Classic Patti.”

Ms Patti’s BBQ and Lime Sauces

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2016 in Giant Negros

 

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Racist Soap??

This one is strange. Products like this were in their heyday in the 19th and first half of the 20th century. You can find them in many antique shops, and a number of black collectors collect them fetching serious prices. A book, published in 1907, in my own collection along with a mid 19th Century McGuffey’s Reader Collection is this one:

 

 

Major corporations utilized what would today be considered racially insensitive advertising –

So… is it any wonder someone has come up with replicating those products, much the same way other products are replicated?

Not sure it is racism… But it is commercialism…

 

 
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Posted by on December 11, 2010 in Black History

 

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