Much is being made of President Obama hawking “hoodies” on his campaign website. The hooded sweatshirts, along with other clothing emblazoned with the Obama name and logo, are being sold at BarackObama.com.

But conservative bloggers wonder if the sales of the hoodies are an attempt by Obama’s camp to capitalize off of the headlines surrounding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, who was wearing a grey hoodie when he was gunned down.

Martin’s killer George Zimmerman, 28, claimed he shot the 17-year-old Miami high school student in self defense on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Florida.

Obama, who said “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon,” sent out a tweet on his Twitter.com account announcing the sale of the hoodies on Monday.

“Is the President trying to capitalize off the death of Martin?,” wrote conservative blogger Allah Pundit.

Our president couldn’t possibly be so odious as to try and cash in on the case, could he?, wrote another conservative blogger, who accused Obama of “pimping hoodies”.

He added: “How long until Obama’s showing up in public wearing one?”

Actress Alicia Silverstone has the Internet buzzing about the method she uses to feed her 11-month-old son, Bear Blu. Alicia chews her baby’s food before spitting it into his mouth.

According to celebrity blog TMZ.com, Alicia posted a video of herself feeding her son on her popular health food website over the weekend.

“I fed Bear the mochi and a tiny bit of veggies from the soup from my mouth to his,” Silverstone wrote on her blog. “He literally crawls across the room to attack my mouth if I’m eating…. Now he is grabbing my mouth to get the food!”

Before you gag, you should know that the animal kingdom also pre-digests animal fodder by swallowing it and regurgitating the stomach contents to feed their young.

Click here to read more

According to celebrity blogger Rhymeswithsnitch, “Revealing her secret 3-year love affair with actor Adam Rodriguez and talking about Blue Ivy wasn’t enough to save Melanie Fiona from weak record sales…”

Apparently, neither was promoting her album on her Twitter.com account. I have said so many times in the past that promoting an album on Twitter.com is no substitute for a well-organized promotional campaign. Just because you have 100K followers on Twitter does not translate to record sales.

Melanie’s second album ‘The MF Life” is only expected move between 27 and 30k units in it’s first week.

But Melanie’s not alone.

Ruben Studdards’ ‘Letters from Birmingham’ is projected to sell only 4k copies and Diggy Simmons debut album Unexpected Arrival between 20 and 23K. Source

One day they’ll learn…

Rap newcomer Iggy Azalea is featured in a Complex magazine interview and photo layout. The XXL Freshman class standout was signed by Interscope Records after she caught the eye (and ear) of Grand Hustle founder T.I.

Yesterday, Grand Hustle released the first single off Iggy’s debut album, The New Classic, due out this Summer. The single is titled “Murda Bizness”. T.I. hopes you will embrace his artist as a white female rapper with faux urban roots. The single features Iggy’s mentor and is produced by Bei Maejor. Listen to “Murda Bizness” after the break.

The 21-year-old Australian rapper’s first track “PU$$Y” went viral on YouTube last year. But even though she’s being promoted as an over-sexualized rapper, she says that’s not really her.

COMPLEX: You’ve been criticized for being overly sexual
IGGY AZALEA: “To a lot of people, a powerful, sexy woman is vulgar. When I first came out people said, she only raps about her vagina. I’m not a vagina rapper! [Laughs.] I talk about many other things.”

Click here to read more

A high ranking member of the controversial New Black Panther militant group was jailed yesterday on charges of illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

…or so says his jail paperwork.

The real reason that Hashim Nzinga, 49, sits behind bars is that $10,000 “bounty” that the Black Panthers announced for the capture of George Zimmerman, the man who gunned down 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.

The media is making a mockery of this shocking case of racial profiling gone wrong.

In a shameless rush to blame the victim, the national media is portraying the middle class Miami teenager as a gold teeth wearing thug who was suspended for 10 days for having weed residue in his book bag.

Click here to read more

As predicted, Lionsgate’s ‘The Hunger Games’ broke box office records when it was released over the weekend. The Hunger Games grossed $155 million, more than double what the film ‘Twilight’ raked in during its opening weekend in 2008 ($69.9 million).

But one thing movie critics didn’t predict was the racial tensions that would overshadow the film’s opening weekend and evoke hateful social commentary from passionate fans of the book on which the film was based.

Taking a page out of today’s cultural obsession with reality TV, The Hunger Games pits young television contestants against each other in a brutal, real-life battle to the death.

But fans of the book are outraged at the film’s writers for taking artistic liberties with the book’s big screen adaptation (two of the book’s principal characters are played by black actors).

Click here to read more

Trayvon Martin is dead, and now the media is determined to kill off his character too. The 17-year-old Miami Gardens high school student was gunned down by a racist neighborhood watch vigilante on Feb. 26 in the town of Sanford, Florida.

His killer, 28-year-old George Zimmerman, claims self defense as the reason he pulled the trigger, ending Trayvon’s young life that cold, rainy night.

it doesn’t matter that Trayvon doesn’t have a criminal record — or that Zimmerman does.

What matters to the national media are a boy’s fascination with gold teeth, and the fact that he was suspended from school for 10 days for having marijuana residue in his book bag.

In its own inimitable way, the media has rushed to uncover the evidence to confirm Zimmerman’s stereotyped portrayal of the boy as a thug who deserved to be shot to death for swinging on him.

Click here to read more

According to gossip website TMZ.com, singer Bobby Brown was pulled over by police and arrested for driving drunk earlier today.

Brown, 43, bailed himself out of the Van Nuys jail after he was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence and for driving with the blood alcohol content of .08 or higher.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Bobby was pulled over in Reseda, CA at 12:20 PM PST for allegedly driving while talking on a cell phone.

Whitney Houston’s ex-husband already has a DUI conviction on his record stemming from an arrest in Georgia in 1996. He eventually pled guilty to DUI and served 8 days in jail. Source