Essence editor Angela Burt Murray says the uproar about the hiring of Elianna Placas, a white woman, as fashion director is baseless. Placas, a frequent freelancer, was chosen for "her creativity, vision, [and] the positive reader response to her work."
Annie Leonard, creator of "The Story Of Stuff" video was on The Colbert Report to talk about her critique of American consumption. (By the way, she's the only female guest either Colbert or The Daily Show have this week).
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