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He Was in a Controversial H&M Ad. Now He's Had to Move

Family of 5-year-old Liam Mango says they had to vacate their home for 'security reasons'

(Newser) - Controversy keeps swirling around H&M and an online ad that showed a young black boy in a hoodie with the words "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle." The ad has since been removed, but the family of 5-year-old Liam Mango, the ad's model, now says they had... More »

Get Zzz's Anywhere With This Inflatable Hoodie

Seriously, you can doze off just about anywhere with this Kickstarter product

(Newser) - Coming up with an invention that will appeal to the masses is the goal of every creator worth his or her salt, and the folks behind the Hypnos Hoodie think they've done just that. "This is a product that a lot of people need in their daily lives,... More »

Suit: Black Man Did 6 Weeks at Rikers— Over Hoodie

NYC's David Owens lost his job after being accused of crime he didn't commit

(Newser) - A solid alibi did nothing to keep David Owens from getting arrested—because he matched a less-than-credible witness' vague description of a subway thief who was a young black male in a hoodie, the New York Daily News reports. Owens is now suing New York City and 11 NYPD officers... More »

Oklahoma Hoodie-Wearers May Soon Face $500 Fine

Sen. Don Barrington says bill amendment would ease business owners' minds

(Newser) - A law originally meant to dissuade crime by Ku Klux Klan members may soon keep people having a bad-hair day from wearing hoodies in public. Oklahoma state Sen. Don Barrington has proposed an amendment to an early 1920s bill that makes it illegal to wear a "mask, hood, or... More »

A Black Man in a Hoodie Shot Me; So What?

Brian Beutler tells his story

(Newser) - Five years ago, Brian Beutler was shot by a black man wearing a hoodie while walking the streets of Washington, DC. He tells the story in a compelling Salon column today for one reason: He wants people to understand that despite what happened to him, he does not support racial... More »

Smithsonian Wants Trayvon's Hoodie

For National Museum of African American History and Culture, set to open in 2015

(Newser) - It's one of the most talked about sweatshirts in America. Now, the dark gray hoodie Trayvon Martin was wearing the night he was killed may be put on display for all to see. The director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (set to... More »

Barney Frank: Sorry for Hoodie Joke

'No one will shoot at you' in a graduation hood, he assured Hubie Jones

(Newser) - Barney Frank is apologizing for opening up his super-sized mouth this weekend: Seems the soon-to-be former Massachusetts congressman made a crack about the Trayvon Martin case at a graduation ceremony this weekend, the AP reports. Speaking at a Dartmouth commencement Sunday, in which the university also gave an honorary degree... More »

Analyst on Facebook Flop: Hoodie Scared Investors

Michael Pachter says, 'I told you so'

(Newser) - Why is Facebook's stock languishing well below its IPO asking price? Blame Mark Zuckerberg's hoodie, says Michael Pachter. The Wedbush securities analyst was widely snickered at a couple weeks ago for complaining that Zuckerberg shouldn't have worn the hoodie on Facebook's "roadshow" for investors. Now,... More »

Man Sells Trayvon Martin Shooting Range Targets

Anonymous entrepreneur admits he's trying to cash in on controversy

(Newser) - You might want to be sitting down for this one: An anonymous and extremely classy businessman has been selling shooting range targets designed to look like Trayvon Martin online, WKMG of Orlando reports. The targets don't actually use Martin's face but the intent is clear: They show a... More »

Zuckerberg's Hoodie: Gleeful Snub to Wall Street?

One analyst thinks it's a 'mark of immaturity'

(Newser) - On the first day of Facebook's IPO roadshow yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg showed up to a meeting with potential investors wearing a hoodie—a wardrobe choice that one Wall Street analyst says is a glaring "mark of immaturity," reports Bloomberg . "He’s actually showing investors he doesn’... More »

Teacher: I Was Fired for Trayvon Hoodie Protest

She tried to help students organize a fundraiser, got canned

(Newser) - A civil rights group is raising a hue and cry on behalf of Brooke Harris, who says she was fired for trying to help students organize a fundraiser protesting the killing of Trayvon Martin. Harris says students in her yearbook class suggested an event in which they'd pay $1... More »

Trayvon Protesters: Beware 'Indignation Fatigue'

Let's ease up on the hoodies and T-shirts for now: Meghan Daum

(Newser) - Now that the Florida state attorney's office has begun investigating the Trayvon Martin shooting, "it might be a good idea to give the tweeting and the T-shirts and the hoodie meme a rest," writes Meghan Daum in the Los Angeles Times . For starters, it's hypocritical for... More »

Dem Kicked Off House Floor for Hoodie

Trayvon Martin protest violated rule against hats, GOP chair argued

(Newser) - Illinois Democrat Bobby Rush threw off his suit coat on the House floor today, to reveal that he was wearing a hoodie underneath as a protest against Trayvon Martin's killing. But in the middle of Rush's impassioned plea, Republican presiding officer Gregg Harper interrupted, saying "members need... More »

Guess Who Wears Hoodies? Geraldo Rivera

Yep, the man who warned against the fashion choice has chosen it

(Newser) - Geraldo Rivera has been catching more than a little flak for saying that he would "bet money" George Zimmerman wouldn't have shot Trayvon Martin if Martin hadn't been wearing a hoodie. Among the more amusing reactions:
  • A Tumblr has emerged, charting a very suspicious person in a
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