Vogue Italia Promotes 'Rapper Style'

In today's link roundup: Vogue Italia's latest cultural misfire. Plus: White student leads black high school club.

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White student leads black high school club: In his role as president of Jefferson High School for Science and Technology's Black Student Union, Michael Watterndorf is working to increase admission of black and Hispanic students to the school.

Vogue Italia promotes "rapper style": It's the latest from the creator of the "slave earrings" fashion spread: Vogue Italia has instructions on its website today for how to achieve "rapper style" ("pants should never be tight-fitting"; "see those sported by Jay-Z"). The publication declares that the look was invented by Michael Jordan, and it involves fur coats. We're just as confused as you are.

Pasadena police take questions on student shooting: Pasadena Police Chief Philip Sanchez told community members Saturday he's determined to get the facts straight about what led officers to shoot and kill a 19-year-old college student they believed to be a robbery suspect, the AP reports.

Lotto winner won't share jackpot with pool: "We had a group plan, but I went and played by myself. [The 'winning' ticket] wasn't on the group plan," McDonald's employee and Mega Millions jackpot winner Mirlande Wilson, 37, told the New York Post yesterday, insisting she alone bought one of the three tickets nationwide that will split a record $656 million payout.

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