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High school cheerleaders protest “skimpy” uniforms

Several members of a high school cheerleading team are complaining that their new outfits are too skimpy.

The cheerleading squad at Central High School in Bridgeport says the uniforms show off too much of their midriff and say it hurts their self-esteem.

“I think they were a little too revealing,” said Shericka Jackson, the mother of a cheerleader.

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Man shoots teen in rear for sagging his pants

A 45 year-old Memphis man is out on bond after police say he admitted to shooting a teenager following an argument over saggy pants.

Kenneth Bonds is charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault after two teens say he asked them to pull up their pants, they refused, and he started shooting. One of the teens, a 17 year old, was hit once in the rear end.

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The standard of beauty trends towards a more ethnic look

Women who desire a more “exotic” appearance are looking to the fashion world’s growing multi-culturalism for inspiration.

There was a time when the Caucasian girl-next-door looks of Christie Brinkley, Cindy Crawford and more recently Kate Moss dominated the fashion pages. Then came new fashion icons: Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce – and then Giselle, Kim Kardashian and Shakira.

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African Couture

African fashion has long been revered for its use of color and print, and now the international fashion world is following their lead. Dazzling geometric shapes, ikat patterns and African batik are among the many versions of prints dominating the city streets, runways and red carpets everywhere.