Jay-Z, Tyler Perry deemed “new establishment”: That’s according to Vanity Fair’s 2011 “New Establishment” list, a roundup honoring what the magazine calls “an innovative new breed of buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies and entrepreneurs.”
Black kids more likely to have food allergies? Researchers found that children whose mothers reported them as being black were nearly 2.5 times as likely as self-reported white youngsters to be sensitive to any of the eight foods tested, and they were also more likely to be sensitive to more of the foods than white children.
Lisa Leslie becomes co-owner of Los Angeles Sparks: Becoming the first former WNBA player to invest in a team, the L.A. Sparks legend joined chairperson Paula Madison and investors Kathy Goodman and Carla Christofferson in the team’s ownership group.
Erkyah Badu planning to become midwife: The singer told People magazine about her passion for assisting in childbirth. She currently moonlights as a doula and says that she offers her services free of charge.
In other news: Black Men Falling Out of the Middle Class?