Monthly Archives February 2020

Spirit of Healing: Jada Pinkett & Snoop Discuss His Gayle King Comments

On a special Red Table Talk on Facebook Watch this Wednesday, Jada Pinkett, her mother Adrienne and daughter Willow have an honest conversation with Snoop Dogg about the negative effects his comments had on her and the women in her family.

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“When you first came out and you said what you said in regards to Gayle, my heart dropped,” Jada says. “I felt like not only were you talking to Gayle, but you were talking to me.”

A lo of women felt like Jada, including myself.

You can read about the Snoop/Gayle drama here.

Last week Snoop did apologize for his comments to Gayle, explaining to his followers that after talking with his mother he realized that he allowed his emotions to control him.

“Two wrongs don’t make no right. When you’re wrong, you gotta fix it,” he added. “Gayle King, I publicly tore you down by coming at you in a derogatory manner based off of emotions, being angry at questions that you asked.”

Let the healing begin!

Giorgio Armani Compares Women In ‘Half-Naked’ Ads To Sexual Assault

Giorgio Armani has decided to share how he really feels…………

The iconic fashion designer who is known for modest designs is calling out his peers who force women to be “half- naked” in fashion ads. Going so far as to calling it a form of rape.

During an interview with Women’s Wear Daily after his Emporio Armani show, the iconic designer had this to say:

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“There is so much talk about women being raped, but women today are regularly ‘raped’ by designers,” 

“I am thinking of certain ads where women are shown in a provocative way, half-naked; and many women feel pressured into looking like that.That for me is rape. It’s unbefitting.”

The Italian fashion designer added, “Look around, they think that by wearing black leggings and a bomber they become modern. Excuse my outburst and the strong words, but I felt like I had to say this.”

The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour Kicks Off Next Week In The UK

On Feb. 11th 2012 the world was forced to say goodbye to the iconic Whitney Houston and her untouchable vocals. We were left to watch old Youtube videos and numerous documentaries about her life, and still wanting more….

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Well her estate is preparing to give us a concert!

Backed by a live band, singers and dancers, the Whitney Houston Hologram Tour is kicking off Tuesday, Feb. 25th in the UK.

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The show will include all of Nippy’s hits including “I Will Always Love You,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “Greatest Love of All” and “Higher Love.”

Choreographer Fatima Robinson is in charge of the shows production. Ya’ll may remember Fatima, she use to do a lot of Aaliyah’s choreography.

The UK tour will end in April and then make its way to the United States.

Check out the teaser clip the late singer’s estate released promoting the tour:

Pics: Tamera Mowry Housley Killed It At The NAACP Image Awards Dinner

Tamera Mowry Housley owned the red carpet Friday evening at the NAACP non televised awards dinner in L.A.

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Tam killed it in a black Alexander McQueen suit with a lace cami underneath, her sleek hair by Emmy award winning hairstylist Rai Mason, and her Larry Platt bling (check out that cross hanging from her necklace)…

Tamera Mowry Housley

Glam squad credits……

Styled by: KMJ Studio

Hair by: Rai Mason

Makeup: MOTOKO

Jewelry: Platt Boutique

I’m obsessed with this look on Tamera! Kudos to her style team.

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Watch: Storm Reid Shares Her Story Of Meeting Beyonce’ On The View

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Storm Reid was on The View Friday looking fly as ever in a brown suede pantsuit with her braids styled in knots as she shared with the ladies her story of meeting her hero Beyonce’ and getting one of those orange Adidas x Ivy Park boxes delivered to her house.

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Storm met Bey during the NAACP Image Awards last year. She shared that she was afraid to go say hi to the Queen, so she got her friend/ fellow actor, Nile Fitch to go with her. When they approached Bey she was having a conversation with someone else, and instead of interrupting they decided to wait… But Bey caught a glimpse of her waiting and said,

Oh, my girl, we love you!

After the show she showed Sunny Hostin how to use Tik Tok

No More Using “Sussex Royal” Title For Harry and Meghan

Harry and Meghan will no longer be allowed to use the title “Sussex Royal” after their official time as senior working royals comes to an end.

A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess confirmed on Friday afternoon that the new non-profit organization created by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not feature their royal titles. This is due to the UK’s specific government rules concerning the use of the word ‘Royal’.

Harry and Meghan

A spokesperson for the couple explained: “While The Duke and Duchess are focused on plans to establish a new non-profit organization, given the specific UK government rules surrounding use of the word ‘Royal’, it has been therefore agreed that their non-profit organization, when it is announced this Spring, will not be named Sussex Royal Foundation. 
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use ‘SussexRoyal’ in any territory post Spring 2020.

“Therefore the trademark applications that were filed as protective measures, acting on advice from and following the same model for The Royal Foundation, have been removed.”

Taraji P. Henson Covers The March Issue Of Essence Magazine

Taraji P. Henson kicks off Women’s History Month as the March cover girl for Essence Magazine.

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Inside the publication, Taraji talks about her upcoming wedding to retired NFL player Kelvin Hayden, her new natural haircare line, and bringing awareness around mental illness in the black community,

I feel like I found my life’s purpose, talking about mental health. I was trying to find it through acting, but then people get caught up in the celebrity. This is real, this is straight to the chase.

This is me!

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On her summer wedding:

We plan to get married this summer. He can’t wait. He’s like, “I want my ring.”

She continued,

I’ve waited my whole life for this moment. It’s not going to be a big show. It’s going to be really small. I’m not going to have a bridal party either. Nice and simple.

On her new haircare line, TPH by Taraji. that you can find in Target:

I know that a lot of women think that just because they have an install that their hair is protected and it’s healthy. You have to clean your scalp first but think about it. If you had dense hair and it’s a scalp product that you’re using, by the time it gets to your root—because I turn into a Chia Pet when my hair gets wet—it’s harder to get to the scalp. So that’s where the tri touch applicator we developed for my line comes in. That’s when I said,

“Wow, this is going to be great, not only for people who have installs but also for people who have really thick, dense hair, like the 4C curly girls.”

Taraji P. Henson
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Listen: Jonathan McReynolds “PEOPLE” New Single

On his latest single Jonathan McReynolds ask God to deliver him from PEOPLE.

Make Room For God This Year!

The BET Sunday Best judge, and co-host of the 35th annual Stellar Awards, proclaimed that 2020 would be AMAZING, and it has been. Especially now that he has blessed us with new music.

Jonathan McReynolds

“People” continues the award winning Gospel artist commitment to bringing us life music.

On the song that’s sure to rise to #1 on the charts, McReynolds sings:

Deliver me from trollin’ people, lying people, crazy people, self righteous people, entitled people, hatin’ people, disrespectful people, and then he ask God to forgive him if he becomes one of those people! POWERFUL!

Jordan Brand Teams Up With The Ladies Of ATTICO For Women’s Clothing Launch

Nike Jordan Brand tapped the founders of Attico to help launch their women’s clothing line in Italy.

On Wednesday, the brand kicked off Milan Fashion Week  with an event hosted by the two women entrepreneurs, Gilda Ambrosio and Giorgia Tordini.

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The ladies are the symbols of new, contemporary femininity, in charge of its own narration and representation, free from stereotypes and rules. Freedom, creativity and uniqueness are the features that make the designer duo the perfect embodiment of the Jordan Women ideal woman.

The brand also used the event to launch the “Air Jordan 1 Mid Milan” sneaker, defined by gray textured leather and pastel pink suede in a nod to the city’s architecture and artisanal stonework.

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MTV’s Making The Band Returns With Diddy, His Sons And LaurieAnn Gibson

MTV’s Making The Band is back ya’ll!

MTV has announced that Diddy(I hope he don’t be sending folks on hikes for cheesecake), Laurieann Gibson and Diddy son’s will all be judges on the returning show.

MTV's Making the Band

It was an MTV cultural phenomenon that changed the face of reality television by bringing together diverse talent on a global scale, while being mentored by legendary artist and mogul, Sean “Diddy” Combs. Diddy is searching for multi-talented performers who can sing, dance and rap. If you think you’ve got what it takes to impress Diddy, show up to one of these casting cities:

  • February 28-29: Atlanta, GA
  • March 7-8: Houston, TX
  • March 13-14: Charlotte, NC
  • March 21-22: New York, NY

If you can’t make it you can also submit your best work HERE

I can hear Diddy now “Black Excellence Baby!”

BET Sunday Best Season 10 Audition Process Underway

BET Sunday Best is returning to the network for season 10. The gospel show welcomes back Grammy Award®-winning music legend Kirk Franklin as host. Returning for the second consecutive year as judges are “Get Up Mornings,” Erica Campbell, and Grammy-Award® nominated artists Kelly Price and Jonathan McReynolds (who has a new single getting ready to drop Feb. 21st).

Season 10 open call auditions were held February 15th in Atlanta, GA at The House of Hope. Atlanta auditions were filmed for television.

For updates and more information about the singing competition show, stay connected!

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