Bill Cosby, Rape and Victim-Shaming

posted by Valerie Charles on November 20, 2014

VICTIM SHAMING Bill Cosby, Rape and Victim Shaming

By now everyone has heard the allegations of over 19 women alleging that they were raped by Bill Cosby. While most have been debating whether or not the allegations or true and if this will ruin Cosby’s legacy, there is this growing trend within this scandal has become too prominent to ignore: victim shaming. For each news account that posts an article on this story you’re bound to find plenty of comments slut shaming the women who have come forward, with people accusing them of being part of a conspiracy to undermine Cosby and of course being after the usual – money. What’s even more disturbing is that women are taking part in this victim-shaming, and I can no longer read these vile comments and stay silent.
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My Interview with Actress Nicole Beharie

posted by Sista on November 17, 2014

WATCH MILLS CENTRIC EPISODE OF SLEEPY HOLLOW TITLED MAMA TONIGHT My Interview with Actress Nicole Beharie

Though my overall affinity for Sleepy Hollow has waned over the last couple of weeks, my total idolatry of actress Nicole Beharie and her spectacular portrayal of Abbie Mills has not. If anything it has actually grown stronger.

It is for that reason I am asking fans and non-fans alike to tune in to tonight’s episode of Sleepy Hollow, titled “Mama.” According to Beharie, who I had the pleasure of interviewing via telephone last week, “Mama” will give fans what they have long been asking for: a glimpse into Abbie’s past and possible answers as to how she became a Witness.
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Keri Hilson’s New Music Has a Fan in Monica

posted by Sista on November 16, 2014

MONICA AND KERI HILSON 140x140 Keri Hilsons New Music Has a Fan in Monica

It has been almost four years since Keri Hilson released new music via her “No Boys Allowed” album, but according to fellow R&B singer Monica, that might all be about to change.

Via her Instagram account, Monica shared a photo of Keri in the studio, along with a caption asserting the singer’s new music would likely lead to a couple of Grammys.

Keri’s first Grammy nods came back in 2010 when she was nominated for Best New Artist and for Best Rap Sung Collaboration for her work with Ne-Yo and Kanye West on her single “Knock You Down.”
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Tamar Braxton to Launch Her Own Clothing Line

posted by Sista on November 12, 2014

THE TAMAR COLLECTION 1 Tamar Braxton to Launch Her Own Clothing Line

Tamar Braxton is set to launch her own clothing line, the Tamar Collection, in less than twenty-four hours.

The singer, turned reality star, turned talk show hostess gave fans sneak peek at the collection via her talk show “The Real” and her Instagram account earlier this week.

Consisting of mostly shoes, t-shirts and jumpers, Tamar called the preview “just a taste of what is to come” and that the Tamar Collection would eventually expand to include babywear and home furnishings.
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Gabrielle Union Pens Open Letter for Cosmo

posted by Sista on November 11, 2014

GABRIELLE UNION WRITES OPEN LETTER FOR COSMO MAGAZINE ABOUT NUDE PHOTO LEAK 1 Gabrielle Union Pens Open Letter for Cosmo

“Being Mary Jane” actress Gabrielle Union has written an open letter in Cosmopolitan magazine, where she speaks on having her honeymoon almost ruined by the leak of intimate photos she says were meant for her husband’s eyes only.

The 42- year old newlywed reflects on knowing the pics would be released, and dreading what she calls “The day I knew my life would be ruined.”
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Kelly Rowland Sings About Mommyhood

posted by Sista on November 10, 2014

KELLY ROWLAND WITH CHILD 140x140 Kelly Rowland Sings About Mommyhood

Just days after giving birth to her son Titan Jewel Witherspoon, singer Kelly Rowland has released a tribute single to her lil man, titled “Mommy’s Little Baby (A Lullaby).”

Kelly’s husband, Tim, has also posted a few shots of Titan via his Instagram page. However, as is the trend with celebs these days, you don’t get a full visual, just a peek, in this case, of Baby Titan’s full head of hair.
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Nicole Beharie Gets a Rhapsody Blurb

posted by Sista on November 6, 2014

NICOLE BEHARIE RHAPSODY MAGAZINE 1 Nicole Beharie Gets a Rhapsody Blurb

Actress Nicole Beharie is featured inside the November issue of Rhapsody magazine.

The 29-year old brown-skin beauty waxed poetic about being born with a “global perspective” thanks to having grown up in places like Florida, Atlanta, Panama and Nigeria.

Being born to a father who was in the foreign services according to Beharie exposed her to a life that made her think anything was possible if she worked hard enough for it.
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The Ultimate Switch: Jumping from One Career to Another

posted by Valerie Charles on November 6, 2014

CAREER CHANGE 140x140 The Ultimate Switch: Jumping from One Career to Another

This year has come with major ups and downs, most of them stemming from truths I can no longer run from. When I started my current job in mid-2013, it was definitely what I needed. With a degree in Political Science, it felt – and was – a dream come true to be able to find a job that completely aligned with not only my degree and my skill set. Fast forward to the present day, and let’s just say that my need has been fulfilled and I am dreaming new dreams.
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Kelly Rowland Welcomes Baby Boy

posted by Sista on November 5, 2014

KELLY ROWLAND GIVES BIRTH TO BOUNCING BABY BOY 140x140 Kelly Rowland Welcomes Baby Boy

Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland, along with husband Tim Witherspoon, welcomed their first child together Tuesday, November 4th.

Kelly gave birth to a baby boy, named Titan Jewel Witherspoon, at 1:30 pm PT and is said to be over the moon.

Via press release, “We are thrilled to announce that today we are the proud parents of our first son. We are blessed and report everyone is healthy and happy.”
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‘Being Mary Jane’ Season Two Sneak Peek

posted by Sista on November 5, 2014

BEING MARY JANE PAUL 1 Being Mary Jane Season Two Sneak Peek

Season two of BET’s highest rated drama “Being Mary Jane” officially has a release date of Tuesday, February 3, 2015, or as I like to call it, my birthday.

The freshman drama pulled in huge numbers for the network earlier this year, ending the season with just over five million viewers and a 2.0 demo.
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Keyshia Cole Covers Upscale Magazine

posted by Sista on November 4, 2014

KEYSHIA COLE COVERS UPSCALE 2014 1 Keyshia Cole Covers Upscale Magazine

Singer Keyshia Cole is looking super chic as she graces the latest cover of Upscale magazine.

The 33-year old R&B singer is in the midst of what she recently told HuffingtonPost was a career make-over.

We’re not sure whether Keyshia means musically or personally, as both aspects of her life seem to be a bit out of sorts these days.

Despite working with top-notch writers and producers, her “Point of No Return” album has languished on the charts since its release almost a month ago, selling 26,000 copies in its first week and less than 10,000 the next.
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Rihanna Gets Wet n Wild for Esquire UK

posted by Sista on November 4, 2014

Rihanna Panorama Esquire UK 600x74 Rihanna Gets Wet n Wild for Esquire UK

Rihanna is sales gold and magazine editors know it. Just one day after the singer’s Elle magazine cover was unveiled, we’re treated to another goodie- a look at the pop diva’s cover and photo spread for Esquire U.K.

The covers and photo shoots could not be more different. Where Elle chose to focus on fashion, Esquire clearly chose to focus on the flesh.
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Nicki Minaj Unveils Boring Album Cover

posted by Sista on November 4, 2014

THE PINKPRINT ALBUM COVER 140x140 Nicki Minaj Unveils Boring Album Cover

Hip-Pop diva Nicki Minaj has released the cover art for her upcoming third solo album “The Pinkprint,” due out December 15th.

The minimalistic cover, reportedly designed by Kanye West’s DONDA collective, doesn’t feature Minaj as one would expect, but rather a fingerprint engrained in what looks like pink shadow and emblazoned on a stark white background.
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Lupita Nyong’o is Glamour’s ‘Woman of the Year’

posted by Sista on November 3, 2014

Lupita NyongO Beauty Shot 140x140 Lupita Nyongo is Glamours Woman of the Year

Actress Lupita Nyong’o has been named Glamour magazine’s 2014 ‘Woman of the Year.’

The Mexico City native by way of Kenya has had quite an impressive year, taking home an Oscar for her first film “12 Years a Slave,” landing a cosmetics contract with Lancôme, scoring her first Vogue cover, being named People magazine’s Most Beautiful and landing roles in two new films, including the highly anticipated “Star Wars: Episode VII.”

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Rihanna Covers Elle Magzine for the Fourth Time

posted by Sista on November 3, 2014

RIHANNA COVERS ELLE MAGAZINE FOR THE FOURTH TIME Rihanna Covers Elle Magzine for the Fourth Time

With new music from Rihanna reportedly set to drop within the next few weeks, the diva’s usual takeover of magazine covers is set to begin.

First up is the December issue of Elle magazine, where its editor, Robbie Myers, notes that during her 15-year tenure Rihanna has been photographed for the magazine five times and featured on its U.S. cover four times, more than any other celebrity or model.
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