It looks like certain members of the Black male population of New York City have more allegiance to Jay Z than to boycotting Barneys New York due to the recent “shop-and-frisk” incidents involving two young Black shoppers. Jay Z’s controversial SCCBNY collection for Christmas is almost totally sold out at the high-end Madison Avenue store. Items like the less expensive $695 cashmere ski mask, $1,275 fleece hoodie and the $2,295 leather sleeve puffer varsity jacket that Beyoncé wore are all gone. A sales clerk told a source that the main shoppers were Black males in the 18-40 range. By the way, at press time, there were only two pairs of $2,590 leather boxing shorts left.

VH1’s hit show “Single Ladies,” starring LisaRaye McCoy, is set in the world of Atlanta fashion, music and celebrity. Cocolique’s December special edition “Single Ladies Box” comes complete with a full-size cover, FX eye primer, a full–size Black Opal lip gloss, a deluxe sample of Phytos Perfective Moisturizing Styling Creme and a DVD of season two of VH1’s “Single Ladies.”

The “Empress of Soul,” Gladys Knight stars in a one-hour special “Knight Life With Gladys,” airing on Dec. 28 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Knight, her husband and family will star in the special, which will air on Dec. 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

The 23rd NAACP Black Theatre Awards were recently announced in Los Angeles. Esosa garnered the 2013 Best Costume Award for the production of “By the Way … Meet Vera Stark” in New York and Atlanta. Esosa, who received a Tony nomination for “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” was also a finalist on “Project Runway” season seven and “Project Runway All Stars” season two. He’s currently represented on Broadway as the costume designer for “Motown: The Musical.” Upcoming projects include “Fences,” directed by Phylicia Rashad, and the national tour of “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.”

Tyrese Gibson was overcome with grief Sunday afternoon when he was showed the crash site where his “Fast and Furious” co-star Paul Walker died less than 24 hours before. Gibson paid tribute to Walker during a quick stop at the Santa Clarita crash spot, where fans have been leaving tons of flowers and various tokens in honor of Walker. Gibson took a piece of the crash wreckage home with him and posted a picture of it online afterward.

The “Deadly Stuff Players Book” tour continues. On Friday, Dec. 6, I’ll be signing books with AARP and Great Women in Music at “Vaughn Harper’s First Fridays” at MIST, 46 W. 116th St., from 6-11 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 7, I’ll be at the Brooklyn Book Festival from 12-8 p.m. at the Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Ave. Come on out and see me!