K. Michelle Previews Her 2015 Calendar

posted by Sista on December 17, 2014

K. MICHELLE DEBUTS 2015 CALENDAR K. Michelle Previews Her 2015 Calendar

Singer K. Michelle used her Instagram account earlier this week to unveil images from her upcoming 2015 calendar.

The “Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart” singer captioned her images “12 months of quotes, truths and creativity. Enlightenment. Coming soon… Maybe even a new unreleased song from AWBAH will come with it.”

K. released her latest album last week and according to Hits Daily Double it sold 83,000 copies. Final results will be unveiled Thursday via Billboard, which also estimated the singer’s sales around 80k, a number good enough to land “Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart” inside the top ten.
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Titi Branch & Black Women’s Mental Health

posted by Valerie Charles on December 16, 2014

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A few weeks ago I read a past article online that said the holiday season is unofficially known as the breakup season as most couples call it quits due to the way this time of year tends to magnify pre-existing issues. I wasn’t surprised. I was, at the time, witnessing the final collapse of my relationship and knew that some of the new pangs of hurt I was experiencing was due to the wave of depression I knew that was surely coming to rattle my quiet shores at any moment. It’s one thing to lose your love, to lose what at one time illuminated your life like no other – it is quite another thing to lose them during one of the most special seasons of the year.
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Porsha Williams As Thelma from Good Times…?

posted by Sista on December 14, 2014

PORSHA WILLIAMS NEW REALITY SHOW Porsha Williams As Thelma from Good Times...?

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-star Porsha Williams doesn’t seem to be sweating the loss of her peach these days.

As we all know, the 33-year old beauty was replaced as a housewife on the popular Bravo reality show by newcomer Claudia Jordan when the seventh season kicked off on November 9th.

Porsha however seems to be keeping things moving, and recently alluded to shooting her own reality series via Instagram.
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Dawn Richard Speaks Out on Her New Look

posted by Sista on December 14, 2014

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If you’ve been following Dawn Richard on either Twitter or Instagram, then surely you have noticed the singer’s change in appearance over the past twelve months.

Fans of the former Danity Kane and Diddy-Dirty Money diva have been talking about Dawn’s new look for some time now. However, Dawn, up until recently, has kept pretty mum on her ever evolving look.

In a rare show of vulnerability, Dawn finally spoke up via Twitter, taking issue with those who have taken issue with her new look, noting many of those same people slammed the way she looked before, specifically questioning her femininity by calling her a “tranny.”
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Keyshia Cole Tweets About Upcoming Jail Time

posted by Sista on December 12, 2014

KEYSHIA COLE THIRTY DAY JAIL SENTENCE Keyshia Cole Tweets About Upcoming Jail Time

In a series of tweets that have now been deleted, singer Keyshia Cole revealed to a fan news of her being sentenced to thirty days in jail for something that reportedly happened ten years ago. Keyshia didn’t go into much detail, but was apparently spotted in court by a fan who used Twitter to inquire about the circumstances.

No word what Keyshia did ten years that would warrant thirty days in jail- but I suspect we will soon find out, as such records are generally public domain.
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Beverly Johnson Says Bill Cosby Drugged Her Too

posted by Sista on December 11, 2014

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Model Beverly Johnson has officially come out against actor Bill Cosby, claiming the actor/comedian drugged her back in the 80’s as well.

Johnson, the first African American model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in 1974 and the French cover of Elle the following year, says Cosby drugged her when she went to his home to audition for a role on the Cosby Show.

Beverly says she immediately knew she had been drugged and cursed Cosby out so viciously he eventually dragged her out of his house and threw her in a cab.
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Gabrielle Union Covers Uptown Magazine

posted by Sista on December 11, 2014

GABRIELLE UNION COVERS UPTOWN MAGAZINE 1 Gabrielle Union Covers Uptown Magazine

Actress Gabrielle Union is covering the latest edition of Uptown magazine.

The “Being Mary Jane” star once again touches base on her leaked photos, as well as her upcoming movie “Top Five” and the need for more diverse images of African American women in film and television.

On her private photos being leaked for the world to see, Gabrielle tells Uptown “You have the right to control what happens to your body. When someone takes that right away from you, it needs to be recognized as a crime.”
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Rihanna Previews Another New Song

posted by Sista on December 10, 2014

RIHANNA KISS ME BETTER Rihanna Previews Another New Song

Pop diva Rihanna has once again used her Instagram account to preview new music from her upcoming eight solo album, affectionately nicknamed “R8” by her legion of loyal followers.

Reportedly titled “Kiss it Better,” the track is said to be co-written by Natalie Kills, Jeff Bhasker, Glass John and Rihanna herself.
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K. Michelle Unveils Latest Video

posted by Sista on December 10, 2014

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Singer K. Michelle has unveiled the official video for her new single “Something about the Night.”

The VH1 reality star, who also released her “Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart” album today, channels Lady Day in the Child Basquiat directed visual which finds the singer employing a 1940s jazz vibe to sing about the usual tale of love gone wrong.

In an interview with the breakfast club earlier today, K said “Something about the Night” as well as all the songs on “Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart,” are about British actor Idris Elba, who the singer claims to have had an eight month relationship with.
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Nicole Beharie & Viola Davis Score NAACP Nods

posted by Sista on December 9, 2014

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The nominees for the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards were announced just moments ago via the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California.

ABC and the Lifetime channel lead this year’s nominees, with “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder” scoring multiple nods, including Best Actress in a Drama recognition for both Kerry Washington and Viola Davis.
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Toni Braxton Honored in the ATL+ Grammy Nod

posted by Sista on December 8, 2014

TONI BRAXTON WOMAN OF EMPOWERMENT Toni Braxton Honored in the ATL+ Grammy Nod

Singer Toni Braxton was honored over the weekend at the 53rd Annual Urban League of Greater Atlanta Equal Opportunity Day Gala, held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

The R&B diva turned reality star was bestowed with the Woman of Empowerment Award, which recognized Toni for her work with the Autism and Lupus Foundations of America.
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Tika Sumpter to Play Michelle Obama in New Film

posted by Sista on December 8, 2014

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Actress Tika Sumpter has reportedly landed the role of Michelle Obama (née Robinson) in the upcoming film “Southside With You.”

According to published reports, the “Before Sunset” style film, will chronicle Barack and Michelle’s first date back in the summer of 1989, which included a mini-tour of the southside of Chicago, culminating in a late night showing of Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing.”
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Netflix to Produce Nina Simone Documentary

posted by Sista on December 5, 2014

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Netflix is jumping on the Nina Simone bandwagon.

The on-demand content streaming provider announced plans earlier today to produce a documentary on the singer titled “What Happened, Miss Simone,” and release it in the fall of 2015.
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NICKI MINAJ’S L’UOMO MAGAZINE OUTTAKES

posted by Sista on December 5, 2014

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Remember the music issue of Vogue’s L’Uomo magazine Nicki Minaj covered back in October? Well outtakes from that gorgeous Francesco Carrozzini photo shoot have been released and they are even more spectacular than those that actually appeared in the pictorial.

Nicki, whose “The Pinkprint” album is set to drop any day now, strikes a variety of poses and dons an assortment of looks in what she previously called her “most fun shoot to date.”
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Your First Look at Lifetime’s ‘Whitney’ Bipoic

posted by Sista on December 5, 2014

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Here is your first look at Lifetime’s upcoming Whitney Houston biopic, set to air January 17th.

Simply titled “Whitney,” the film will deal with the singer’s tumultuous marriage to R&B singer Bobby Brown from 1992 to 2007.

Check it out below and let us know what you think.
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Meagan Good Joins ‘NO MORE’ Campaign

posted by Sista on December 4, 2014

MEAGAN GOOD NO MORE CAMPAIGN 1 Meagan Good Joins NO MORE Campaign

In the wake of her role as a victim of domestic violence on the NBC hit series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” actress Meagan Good has announced her affiliation with NO MORE, a public service campaign dedicated to bringing attention to the growing trend of victim shaming in the media.

Meagan will appear in online public service announcements and tour the country speaking at events hosted by NO MORE, which launched in 2009 with a focus on awareness and the prevention of domestic violence and sexual assaults.
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Rihanna Unveils ‘Rogue Love’ for Ladies

posted by Sista on December 4, 2014

ROGUE LOVE Rihanna Unveils ‘Rogue Love’ for Ladies

Just in time for the holiday gift giving season, Rihanna has decided to unveil her new fragrance, Rogue Love, for women.

The first iteration of “Rogue” was unveiled last September and featured a campaign that turned out to be way too provocative for U.K. censors, who restricted it to radio only.

It was soon followed up by “Rogue Man,” the most expensive perfume by the singer to date. However, price didn’t keep fans away as “Rogue Man,” sold exclusively via Macy’s.com, sold out in less than an hour after its initial unveiling.
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