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Engage: The rise of Hannibal Buress; Muslims save Jewish bagel bakery
Comedian Hannibal Buress: "One of the fastest rising comics working today."
November 4th, 2011
11:52 AM ET

Engage: The rise of Hannibal Buress; Muslims save Jewish bagel bakery

Engage with news and opinions from around the web about under-reported, untold stories from undercovered communities.

Round-up: What women say Herman Cain did
“Herman Cain repeatedly insisted that a junior female employee go home with him while they were out with other National Restaurant Association employees one night, according to The New York Times and Politico. The reports offer the most details so far of what the Republican presidential candidate was accused of, and they're very different from the only comments Cain has made about what lead to the complaints, an innocent gesture in which he told one woman she was the same height as his wife.” - The Atlantic     Also see: Pro-Cain group attacks media over controversy

Census: More young adults living with parents
“The U.S. Census Bureau released a study on Thursday that tracks living situations for this demographic from 1983 through 2011. According to the  data set, entitled 'America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2011,' the number of 25 to 34 year olds living with mom and dad has risen among both sexes since 2005:  the number of young men living with parents is up from 14% to 19% and the number of young women is up from 8% to 10%.” - Forbes

Muslim cab drivers save  Jewish bagel bakery
“The oldest Jewish bialy and bagel shop in New York City is being rescued by two Muslim cab drivers — and they plan to keep it kosher. Coney Island Bialys and Bagels — founded in 1920 by Morris Rosenzweig, a Jewish immigrant ofBialystok,Poland — was about to go out of business until two unlikely proprietors saved it. Zafaryab Ali and Peerzada Shah said the first bagels and bialys they ever tasted when they immigrated here fromPakistan more than 16 years ago were made at the Gravesend noshery.” - The New York Daily News

Profile: Stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress
“Mr. Buress is one of the fastest rising comics working today. No less of an authority than Chris Rock has singled him out as someone to watch. He has written for 'Saturday Night Live' and '30 Rock,' and recently signed a deal with Fox to develop a television show with Jonah Hill … an African-American in his late 20s, has estimated that 95 percent of his audience is white, although he told Mr. Maron that that is changing. Racial humor is a relatively small part of his act, and it’s generally not the kind based on the invariably stark differences between black and white people, the deathless premise that has borne a billion jokes.” - The New York Times

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