Tag: anderson cooper

Michelle Obama Race Matters

Michelle Obama Invited To Grave Of Ancestor Slave By Anderson Cooper’s Cousin

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper’s cousin Whitney Tower, a descendant of ferry and railroad baron Cornelius Vanderbilt, has invited Michelle Obama to visit the gravesite of her great-great-grandfather Jim Robinson, a slave who was buried on the family’s plantation in South Carolina.

Tower who is writing a memoir about addiction, “The Gilded Needle” tells the Daily News “After Lincoln freed the slaves, Jim Robinson stayed on and worked there. We believe he was buried there in 1888, in the African-American cemetery. Ms. Obama is welcome to visit anytime.”

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Fashion Media Politics

Media Goes Purple to Appear Neutral in Campaign Season

In an effort to appear neutral on air in this very divisive campaign season, television pundits have opted for purple ties rather than Democratic blue or Republican red, according to the New York Times Style section.

“Purple is the new neutral,” Jim Moore, the creative director of GQ, said of the latest tie trends of grape to periwinkle–exhibited on the always-yummy Anderson Cooper.

“I’m surprised to see it on so many people throughout this whole political season,” said Tommy Fazio, the men’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman. “There are other ways of not being partisan.”

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