New York baker apologizes for ‘Drunken Negro Face’ cookies
New York, NY -- Images of President Barack Obama have been cropping up everywhere–on T-shirts, jackets, and even cookies.
A New York baker, Ted Kefalinos, got a little carried away when he started baking what he called “Drunken Negro Face Cookies” in honor of the new commander in chief.
But the cookies have caused a firestorm of protest and media backlash and Kefalinos, whose bakery is based in Greenwich Village, was forced to stop baking the cookies and apologize for his culinary idea.
Kefalinos told the news media that there was no racist intent involved in the cookie name or design.
SOUTH LOS ANGELES - Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, and the pastor of the First AME Church today joined the chorus of outrage over a Florida minister's threat to burn the Quran on the anniversary of 9/11.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Free meningitis vaccinations will be available beginning today at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s pharmacies in West Hollywood and Hollywood and its Men’s Wellness Center in East Hollywood.
The vaccinations are being made available in response to the recent death of a West Hollywood man from bacterial meningitis and cases of a potentially life-threatening strain of the disease that has circulated in men-who-have-sex-with-men in New York, foundation president Michael Weinstein said
Whether you’re on business or vacation, if you’re sleeping in anything more sophisticated than a zippered sack, staying connected is a necessary part of travel.
For years, a crusty USB jack and some intermittent Wi-Fi were enough to constitute a full suite of technological hotel amenities.
Today’s future-forward lodge has to offer in-room nightclub lighting and 3D television just to keep up with the Skywalkers.
The new breed of techie lodging is no less a hotel than a Best Buy with blankets.
Death threats have been called into the office of a Democratic congresswoman after she proposed legislation requiring gun owners obtain liability insurance.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, said in a statement the calls were received in her New York office Tuesday “by young interns, who were understandably shaken by this experience.”
NEW YORK, N.Y. — A New York state senator and a New York City councilman were among six people arrested Tuesday morning on charges that they schemed to fix the city’s 2013 mayoral election through fraud, bribery and extortion, according to federal prosecutors.
The United States Attorney’s Office announced charges of corruption against state Sen. Malcolm Smith and Councilman Dan Halloran, alleging that Smith, a Democrat, bribed Halloran, a Republican, to help him guarantee himself a spot on the Republican ballot in the city’s November election.