Female Hostility In The Workplace

posted by Kara Warner on August 22, 2014

Black woman 140x140 Female Hostility In The Workplace

Upon entering the work force after a few years off from mourning the death of my mother, I was delicately warned by several individuals, that I was older and smarter now; that I needed to understand that I WILL become a threat to most as I re-enter the workplace…especially white women.

During those few years unemployed, I spent the majority of my time developing my own non-profit organization. I spent countless hours at the university library, self-educating myself on how to start and run a small business. Within one year, I completely legalized and filed with the state of Nebraska, The Beauty Is Skin Deep Movement, Inc. which is a non-profit organization designed to eradicate the general perception of women of color living in America through programming and other educational outlets.
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Lupita Nyong’o Covers ‘Dark Girls’ Book

posted by Sista on August 20, 2014

DARK GIRLS COFFEE TABLE BOOK 202x250 Lupita Nyongo Covers Dark Girls Book

As previously reported, actor Bill Duke’s critically acclaimed documentary “Dark Girls” has spawned a coffee table book of the same name. Set to be released on November 4th via Amistad Publishers, the cover was released earlier today and features Oscar winner turned Lancôme spokesmodel Lupita Nyong’o.
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Nicki Minaj Unveils Her ‘Anaconda’

posted by Sista on August 20, 2014

NICKI MINAJ ANACONDA VIDEO Nicki Minaj Unveils Her Anaconda

Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” video just got a middle of the night release thanks to Vevo.

Now, I know videos don’t have ratings and thus Vevo was not incumbent to release the visual while most kiddies were sound asleep; however, something tells me releasing this in the middle of the night was definitely a strategic plan to quell what will surely be a very loud uproar.
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Jennifer Hudson Rocks the Today Show

posted by Sista on August 19, 2014

JHUD TODAY SHOW Jennifer Hudson Rocks the Today Show

Singer Jennifer Hudson took to the Today Show earlier today to perform a medley of songs off of her upcoming third solo album.

The 32-year old Academy Award winner is hot on the promo trail, gearing up for the release of “JHUD,” the follow-up to 2011’s Gold-certified “I Remember Me.”

In a recent interview Jennifer called “JHUD,” a departure from her previous albums, noting its more urban sound and lack of traditional ballads she has become known for.
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More ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Previews with Ichabbie

posted by Sista on August 19, 2014

MORE SEASON 2 ICHABBIE GOODIES More Sleepy Hollow Previews with Ichabbie

With Fox’s hit supernatural drama “Sleepy Hollow” just over a month away from returning to Monday nights, the network has decided to release a much longer promo video than those we have seen thus far.

Clocking in at just over two-and-a-half minutes, fans of Ichabod and Abbie (known collectively as Ichabbie) are given quite a generous glimpse of what they can expect from the dynamic duo in season two.

As previously reported some months back, our time traveling hero and his petite Leftenant, will get a bit of help in fighting evil in the form of a creature controlled by the Witnesses.
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New Music: ‘Stupid Girls’ by Jazmine Sullivan

posted by Sista on August 16, 2014

JAZMINE SULLIVAN STUPID GIRLS 140x140 New Music: Stupid Girls by Jazmine Sullivan

Like Sevyn Streeter, while in New Orleans earlier this year for the Essence Music Festival, singer Jazmine Sullivan met up with NPR Music for a low-key performance of her new single “Stupid Girls,” which of all places, was filmed in a barber shop full of men.

“Stupid Girls,” a modern day anthem advising young women to look before they leap into relationships, was written by Jazmine, and described by the singer as “partially biographical.”
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Sevyn Streeter Goes Acoustic

posted by Sista on August 16, 2014

SEVYN STREETER Sevyn Streeter Goes Acoustic

During a break at this year’s Essence Music Festival, R&B singer Sevyn Streeter met up with NPR Music to give an acoustic performance of her 2013 hit single “It Won’t Stop.”

The singer’s knock-out performance was filmed at a boxing gym in New Orleans and features a vocally laid back Sevyn fans are probably not used to seeing.

Check out the newly released performance below, which mixes in a bit of Dolla $ign’s club anthem “Or Nah.”
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Behind the Scenes with Rihanna + Music News

posted by Sista on August 14, 2014

RIHANNA TRIBAL W MAGAZINE 1 Behind the Scenes with Rihanna + Music News

Rihanna’s recent cover shoot for W magazine featuring super models Iman and Naomi Campbell was definitely one for the history books.

All three fashion icons acknowledged each other in a group interview, with RiRi leading the praise, calling both Iman and Naomi role models whose eclectic beauty helped her accept her own unique features.

With new music reportedly just around the corner, fans can expect the Bajan beauty to be seen on quite a few covers, including upcoming editions of Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Allure.

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Keyshia Cole Returns to BET + Shoots New Video

posted by Sista on August 14, 2014

KEYSHIA COLE SHOOTS TWO NEW POINT OF NO RETURN VIDEOS 2 Keyshia Cole Returns to BET + Shoots New Video

Singer Keyshia Cole is returning to BET this fall, just in time for the release of her sixth solo album “Point of No Return.”

Keyshia’s return to the network is a bit baffling considering her claim late last year that she and hubby Daniel ‘Boobie’ Gibson had yet to be paid for their previous venture with the network, 2012′s short lived “Keyshia and Daniel: Family First.”

We’re going to assume all financial issues were resolved amicably, thus allowing Keyshia to freely return to the network for what will be her third reality series.
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Ciara Denies ‘Future’ Split

posted by Sista on August 14, 2014

CIARA CALLS US WEEKLY A BUNCH OF LIARS 140x140 Ciara Denies Future Split

Rumors of Ciara and fiancé Future calling it quits are nothing new. In fact, urban blogs have been reporting this for well over a month now. However, it took a nationally syndicated magazine like US Weekly co-signing the story to get it on the front page of sites like Yahoo and even CNN.

The story becoming national news quickly galvanized Ciara, who up until this point had made no public comments about the rumor.

However, just a few moments ago, Ciara broke her silence, taking to her Twitter account to flat out call US Weekly liars.
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Erykah Badu & Ricardo Tisci Channel the 70s

posted by Sista on August 13, 2014

ERYHAH BADU RICARDO TISCI Erykah Badu & Ricardo Tisci Channel the 70s

Eclectic soul singer Erykah Badu was recently lensed for the inside pages of InStyle’s 20th Anniversary issue.

The September edition of the magazine, which features actress Julia Roberts on the cover, was creatively helmed by photographer Ricardo Tisci, who calls himself a Badu “super fan.”

Tisci personally called on Erykah for her 70s-inspired photo shoot, just as he did earlier this year when he hand-picked the singer to represent Givenchy in their Spring 2014 campaign.
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To Riot or Not to Riot: That Is The Question

posted by Kara Warner on August 12, 2014

MICHAEL BROWN 140x140 To Riot or Not to Riot: That Is The Question

The aftermath of 18 year old Michael Brown tragically being gunned down by a St. Louis police officer, after visiting his grandmother’s home in Ferguson, Missouri, has been nothing less than a mass pandemonium for the past two days.

As I awoke Monday morning and started to check my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, I came across many posts regarding the tragic occurrence and it appeared as if many people were angered, frustrated and fed-up with these unjustified episodes of white men with guns, feeling as if they have the power and the authority to kill unarmed and non-threatening young black men.
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Ashanti Lands New Movie Role

posted by Sista on August 11, 2014

ASHANTI STUCK MOVIE Ashanti Lands New Movie Role

According to Shadow & Act, R n’ B singer Ashanti has signed on to star in the film adaptation of the stage musical “Stuck.”

Ashanti will star alongside “Breaking Bad” actor Giancarlo Espisito, as one of six New Yorkers stranded on a stalled New York City subway in the middle of a heatwave.

Michael Berry, who directed the stage play, will also direct the film version, and Ashanti has hinted at adding an original song or two to the score.
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