While breast cancer is largely thought of as a female issue, The American Cancer Society estimates that 2,140 new cases of breast cancer in men are diagnosed each year. One 26 year old South Carolina resident, Raymond Johnson, is amongst this year’s batch of new breast cancer patients. Johnson works as a tradesman specializing in tile instillation, but is unfortunately uninsured and unable to afford breast cancer treatments on his own, instead depending on Medicaid and charity organizations to bridge the gap. Read More
  Can't get enough of hip hop? Neither can I, but of course, we as ladies, cant help but to notice that "the game" is dominated by mostly men. There have been some females that rocked a mic and represented for the girls in the past -Queen Latifah, Salt 'N' Peppa, Eve, and lest we forget, the self-proclaimed Harajuku Barbie herself, Nicki Minaj. But those are just some of the names that have been shining in the spotlight. Is lesser known hip hop more your scene? Searching for that sparkly diamond in the rough of the underground? Well, look no further. Read More
Need another reason to love dogs?  Today I learned that there are dogs trained to be therapy for traumatized children.  According to the New York Times , Rosie the golden retriever recently helped a 15-year-old girl testify in court that her father raped her, and had gotten her pregnant.  Court rooms are terrifying enough, and with the trauma she went through it’s truly a miracle that anything could comfort her in that situation.  Which is why it’s baffling to me that this dog is now under legal debate. Read More
While most of us are unable to watch Sarah McLachlan’s BCSCPA campaign video without tearing up and frantically changing the channel, there’s a hero out there actually facing the pain and doing everything she can to help diminish America’s growing problem with abandoned pets and shelter euthanization. Laura Flynn-Amato (above), an animal rights crusader hailing from Staten Island, dedicates her life to changing the fate of puppies born in mills. Read More
Thanks to FRUiTS, the world can keep up with what the ladies of Harajuku, Tokyo are strutting in on a daily basis. The monthly street style magazine has been snapping shots since the mid 90s, and the August issue is filled with the usual volume of fresh and fearless fashion. These girls will wear whatever they want, whenever they want, and they don't mind if you do a double-take or two. Here are some of the looks featured in the current issue: Yo Nicki, this is what a real Harajuku Barbie looks like. With her Harajuku Ken. Read More