Tradition? Vanity Fair Cuts People of Color Off Cover

In today's link roundup: The Hollywood Issue does it again. Plus: Two-book deal for black ballerina. 

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Ben Affleck, Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper on the new cover of Vanity Fair (vanityfair.com)

Tradition? People of color cut off of Vanity Fair cover: Guess which side of the fold the nonwhite celebs appear on (again)? Hint: You won't see them on your local newsstand.

Two-book deal for black ballerina: Misty Copeland, who helped break ground as an African-American female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre, has a memoir and a picture book in the works from Simon & Shuster.

Alicia Keys named BlackBerry global creative director: In the new role, she'll lead an array of new business initiatives for the Canadian tech company. The plan is reportedly for her to work closely with BlackBerry app developers and content creators, using her entertainment-industry connections to enhance the BlackBerry 10 initiative.

Jackie Robinson goes digital on 94th birthday: Decked out in Dodger blue, with a bat in hand, the first black baseball player to crack a major-league lineup adorned the Google homepage. The legendary player, who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947, would have turned 94 today.

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