Monday, June 29, 2015

Diddy Reunites Bad Boy for an Epic Performance at this years BET Awards!!!

Yes! This years BET Awards got off to a really good start. The hosts Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross of the hit show Blackish were incredibly funny. The celebs were all having a good time, and the performances were pretty darn good.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

2015 BET Awards Performances

The BET awards were full of great performances. Kendrick Lamar opened the show. Janelle Monae, Jidenna, Chris Brown, Tyga, Omarion, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, and an incredible Bad Boy Reunion were just some of the super dope sets. Tori Kelly blazed a tribute for Smokey Robinson along with Ne-Yo and Robin Thicke, and even the cast from Empire hit the stage.

I am soooo thankful that I don't live in a country governed by any one particular religious belief- including my own

So, I don't always rant like this on my blog.. in this more personal way, but I wanted to share something and avoid having to do so on Facebook. I decided to just post it to my own site; this way folks who care to read it can, and those who don't aren't forced to. 
 It's a rant..  long and grammatically incorrect, so be prepared lol. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Watch: Bree Newsome Climbs Flagpole on South Carolina Statehouse Grounds & Removes confederate flag

Bree Newsome, an activist, artist, and educator was arrested this morning after scaling the 30 ft. flagpole on the grounds of South Carolina statehouse. The pole that held up the confederate flag. Just before dawn she climbed the pole while another activist James Tyson stood below to make sure she didn't fall.

Friday, June 26, 2015

President Obama Delivers Heartfelt Eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney

I don't have many words. I'm so moved by this. Just watch. May the souls of the 9 lives lost in the massacre at Mother Emanuel AME Church rest in love. Thank you Mr. President. You honored an incredible life.

Ballin!! Nine Month Pregnant Ayesha Curry Has a Mean Shot

Since all of the sports media and world otherwise have focused in on Steph Curry and the NBA Finals, one thing was clear.. we wanted to know and see his wife and daughter just as much as we did him. Riley completely stole our hearts with her spunk and smarts. She's two, adorable, confident, and a natural when the camera turns on her.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Press Play: Tiny's Daughter Zonnique Releases first Solo Record- Nun for Free ft. Young Thug

The world has watched this gorgeous young lady grow up. The daughter of TI & Tiny, Zonnique is widely known as Star from the OMG Girlz, but now we can just call her by her real name. The public recently learned that the group had split after a pretty decent run as the cutest young girl group we'd seen in a long time. Now, all of the girls are grown and doing their own thing.

#ICYMI World News: Thousands brace for deportation from Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic (DR) has implemented a deportation program that drew international criticism because people born in the country to non-citizens do not qualify for citizenship rendering thousands stateless, according to news outlets.

Monday, June 22, 2015

She's Baacckkk New Music: Janet Jackson - No Sleep

Woooooosh we have all been waiting for this queen to return. When Janet Jackson recently announced that she was coming back to the music industry after a long hiatus fans were too geeked. Janet dipped out on music after releasing her last album in 2008. Since then she's married a fine (and very very rich) young thang, done some humanitarian work, and just enjoyed living. That kind of break is needed for a woman who has been in show biz her entire life!

Girl? or Boy?! Kim Kardashian Reveals the sex of Her and Kanye's New Baby!!

If you've been keeping up with the Kardashian- Wests then you know that Kim K is expecting her second child with her boo thang/hubby Kanye after a long uphill battle to conceive. The hit reality show that follows the lives of Kim and the Kardashian side of her family took viewers into doctors appointments and emotional family discussions about Kim and Kanye's desire to expand their family.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Rihanna and Her Mom Talk About the Amazing things they're doing with her Clara Lionel Foundation!

Rihanna is known for a lot of things, and philanthropy over the past few years is definitely one of them. Through her foundation, the Clara Lionel Foundation she and her team are transforming lives, and aiming to do so much more of that in the future. We've posted quite a bit of the work they've done, but we've never gotten the chance to really hear her speak about it to this extent. I believe our first story was about them purchasing the equipment for the cancer facility featured in the below video! Awesome stuff.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Has "No Jokes" During His Heated Segment About the Murder of the Charleston Nine

Finally someone in the media gets it right, and if I had to bet my right hand on who it would be I would've chosen this guy. Jon Stewart and the Daily Show are always fun to watch. The guy is hilarious to me, but he's also not afraid to talk about the really important facts. Anytime something traumatic happens Jon comes through with a perspective that I can get behind.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

HAPPY Birthday Tupac! Jhene Aiko Remakes Popular Photos in His Honor

Tupac hugely influenced many artists out today. He really is a solid character in hop hop history whose passion and heart was expressed brightly through his real and sometimes harsh lyrics. Pac exemplified so much more than rap music. He was so much more than a rapper. He was a poet. The words he rapped over dope beats often made you stop and think about the current state of struggle many of us are still in as black people. Pac was something else.

WATCH: Rachel Dolezal Speaks Out on TODAY "I identify as Black"

Rachel Dolezal has been in the news for days. She's a white woman who has been living as a black woman. In her own words, she identifies as black.  The conversation has exploded for so many reasons centering around how different her life experiences have played out because of her choice to live as a black woman. She's made a lot of moves in her personal life and career that she absolutely couldve made as a white woman, now those moves are questioned because of her little lie.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

World News: Akon Heads Initiative to Bring Electricity to Millions in Africa

If you've been seeing news around social media that singer Akon is doing something major in Africa- you've seen right. Akon along with two other business men Samba Bathily and Thione Niang have partnered together to bring a much needed resource to millions of homes in Africa- electricity.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Congrats! Here Are A Few #NorthWest Moments That Make Us Most Excited for #KimYe Baby Number Two!

When Kanye announced to the world that he and Kim Kardashian were expecting, most of us were incredibly caught off guard first of all. The next reaction was wow.. this is going to be a really fresh kid. Kimye is known for fashion among other things. People immediately began to speculate just what a Kimye baby would look like, and what kind of personality the little one would have... I don't think anybody came close to the perfection that is North West.