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Werk What Ya Mama Gave Ya: Our Favorite Curvy Girls Of All Sizes

July 18th, 2016 - By M A
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When it comes to curves, there are plenty of Hollywood stunners that proudly wave their body-loving flags. Here we celebrate these lovely, voluptious ladies who prove one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to embracing their figures.

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Queen Bey has always been proud of her curves and has certainly encouraged legions of female fans to do the same. In fact, when she caught wind that her photos with H&M had been heavily photoshopped, she was quick to go on the defensive. She even demanded that the un-retouched photos be used for the campaign instead.

#23 Ways: Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Rihanna & More On Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black In America

July 13th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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I don’t have to tell you what’s going on in our world these days. You’ve seen the news. They’re killing us, often times for nothing at all.

Now is the time for everyone offended by these senseless killings to speak out. And thankfully, there are some celebrities using their platforms for good by speaking out.

In a recent video released by Mic.com, several celebrities spoke out about instances of police brutality, recounting the common actions these Black people were involved in when they were killed by police. Actions like running to the bathroom in your house, playing with a toy gun, asking for help, wearing a hoodie or failing to signal.

There’s also a call to action at the end of video, that directs viewers to WeAreHereMovement.com, where you can tell President Obama and Congress about your desire to address racial injustice in this country, particularly when it comes law enforcement and the government.

“I Feel Empowered”: Celebrities Who Bared Their Bumps To Celebrate Pregnancy

July 11th, 2016 - By Nneka Samuel
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Celebrities grace the covers of magazines and partake in photo shoots on a regular basis. No biggie, right? Well, that privilege takes on a completely different meaning for pregnant stars. For some of them who haven’t already shared the good news, posing while pregnant serves as their official baby announcement to the world. For others, a baby bump magazine cover or photo shoot is a chance to document and flaunt one of the most exciting times in their lives. Many pregnant models, actresses and singers have happily posed for magazines over the years, and some of them have even done it with zero clothing on. The result? Artful, classy, timeless images that present pregnant women in a beautiful, vibrant light. The joy and magic of pregnancy is a wondrous thing. Click on for pictures of some of your favorite celebs who bared it all – and in some instances, went fully clothed – while pregnant.

Beyoncé Calls For Action In The Wake Of #AltonSterling And #PhilandoCastile Deaths

July 7th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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Beyoncé catches a lot of flack for not speaking up for Black people and their causes. People reason that since she is as big as she is with as much influence as she has, she should use her voice for the advancement of our people.

And while some, including myself, may argue that she has made efforts in the past, today, on her website, there was a very clear call to action.

She posted this message on her website.

Source: Beyonce.com

Source: Beyonce.com

She also included the links for people to express their outrage about the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by contacting their Congressman or woman or the Louisiana or Minnesota State Legislature.

Dame Dash Reveals How Yoncé’s And Rachel Roy’s Lemonade Saga Affected His Children

July 1st, 2016 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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The most memorable, if not iconic, lyric from Beyoncé’s riveting Lemonade is from her song Sorry, where King Bey eloquently riffs, “He better call Becky with the good hair”  about a cheating partner’s side-piece.

The song, along with the entire album, stirred controversy around Bey’s marriage to Jay Z since most of its songs allude to a partner committing adultery and how to overcome that. Beyoncé’s die-hard fans, the BeyHive, began speculating that the album was an autobiographical body of work and began a witch hunt to find Jay Z’s alleged mistress.

But they didn’t have to look too far.

During Lemonade’s HBO premiere, fashion designer Rachel Roy who was married to Jay Z’s ex-business partner Dame Dash uploaded the photo below with the following caption: “Good hair don’t care but we will take good lighting for selfies or self-truths, always. Live in the light. #NoDramaQueens.” 

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Instagram

Once the photo and its shady caption went live, the BeyHive, began to attack Roy, accusing her of being “Becky.” And unfortunately, their stings also landed on her and Dame Dash’s children.

In a recent interview with Access Hollywood Live, Dash revealed to Kit Hoover and Arsenio Hall  how the BeyHive’s behavior has affected his kids:

The only issue I had is them putting pressure on my children. And for me it’s the history between me and Jay and me being his partner at the time in Roc-A-Fella and Rocawear and all that and [his] best friend… Of course on a human level, it would bother me.

The worst disrespect of all time is to disrespect someone’s children… The way I was feeling about it, is that anyone who would harass a child is a coward. I have been in rap for a while but I have never had anyone disrespect my child.

Dash also told the hosts that he has objective opinions about the Roy-Beyoncé- Lemonade saga but definitely addressed it with his therapist.

Interesting…

Watch his full interview, here.

She Don’t Play That: Mama Tina Responds To Those Who Questioned Beyoncé Leaving BET Awards

June 28th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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If you were on Twitter during the BET Awards broadcast, you might have noticed that there was a lot of discussion about Beyoncé leaving directly after her performance. The chatter only got louder when Mama Tina took to the stage to accept an award on her daughter’s behalf. She told the audience and the millions watching at home that Beyoncé had to leave because she had a concert in London.

People goggled the Formation World Tour schedule and found that her next concert, in London, wasn’t scheduled until today, Tuesday. And with the award show happening on Sunday evening, people, mainly the internet, felt that she had plenty of time to get there, meaning she could have stayed and enjoyed the rest of the show.

Well, Mrs. Knowles-Lawson didn’t like being made out of a liar. And in a message that took two Instagram posts to complete, she shared her thoughts on the comments.

Hello guys first let me sayI just got a wind of the mess that has festered since last night ! The fact that I supposedly lied about my Daughters concert . First of all I did make a mistake on the city and the day . I asked why did she have to leave early and was told by a member of her staff that “she had to get back in time for her concert ” and that she actually should have been there 2 days before, as the tour has been down for a month I assumed the date was Monday and the city was London well it turned out to be in the Uk but wrong city and on Tuesday. I want to point out that there is a nine hour time difference and it is an eleven to 12 hour Flight that equates to 19 – 20 hrs to get there! I then want to ask what would be the point of lying to the public and knowing that anyone could see when the date was. Any one with good sence could see that ! I am hurt and disappointed because I know what kind of work, sacrifice , and personal Money it took for her to do this show and support the Bet Award show and to give her fans that did not get to attend the concert a piece of her show. (Even though it means she has one day to rehearse herself and dancers after being off for a month) That was really important to to her. Although everyone told her this is going to take a toll on your tour because you will only have one day to rehearse and you and the dancers will have been off for a month. You will be exhausted because you get to the states on Thursday rehearse for Bet fly to Mexico to be with your Sister for her Birthday on Friday get back to La on Sunday and start rehearsals at Bet At 7 am . (Who else would get three hours of sleep like that? ) Book a huge private plane to carry your dancers and creative staff and choreographers road Managers and pay for it out of your own pocket. Who does that? Please understand that I absolutely am not doing this for anyone but my self ! I know I owe no explanation to anyone but I am tired of people writing my story. So I chose to tell my own ! Thanks for listening❤️continued on next post

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This is exactly what I was talking about . We start lies and false rumors about our entertainers we celebrate when they stumble, we hope that they fall . We put them against each other when it’s room for them all! We talk negative about them and even their children which should be off limits . When they are gone we cry and say how much we loved them and cherish them we salute them in tributes . Well how about we do that when they are here 🌷I am sorry this is soo long but I had to get it off my chest! You guys are soo sweet and understand please! I I know I owe no one an explanation this is for me not anyone else . I am tired of letting people tell my story ! As Micheal Jackson would say “with Love”. Wake up people ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💜💜💜God Bless all of you ❤️

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Well, when she’s right, she’s right.

What do you think about Ms. Tina’s comments, especially her words about the ways in which we treat the Black entertainers who give so much for us.

This Young Lady Went All Out With A “Formation” Inspired Prom Send-Off

June 25th, 2016 - By Ashley Monaé
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It’s safe to say that prom these days is a lot different than a lot us of remember. Even for myself, my junior (2009) and senior (2010) prom was nothing compared to what we’ve been witnessing via social media.

So, the most recent prom happening to go viral comes from Facebook user Jay Scott, who posted a 3-minute video a of girl who figured she’d just give all sorts of life from the convenience of her front door with as her friends and family waited for her arrival. What made her entrance so special? Well, she took a cue from Queen Bey’s proven book of slaying 101 and orchestrated a dance to “Formation.” But of course she didn’t bust a move to the woke jam, she had two different dancers to handle that.

The performance began with a guy in a black t-shirt, white pants, and a large black brimmed hat similar to the one Beyonce wore in the video, dancing to the beat with a fierceness that Sasha herself would applaud. Once the beat of the second verse drops, the second dancer joins him in a black and white ensemble as well, twirling on haters and all that good stuff. Oh yeah, there’s a smoke machine, too. And before we know it, the prom date finally makes her entrance in a golden-yellow dress, posing for photos while the crowd goes wild.

Honestly, we couldn’t even make this up if we wanted to y’all. To date, the video has since gotten over 75,000 shares and 5 million views. Press play and take a look for yourself.

Writer Explains What Beyoncé’s “Love Drought” Is Really About

June 16th, 2016 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Genius

I love written works of art with dual meanings, so when I found out that there’s more to Beyoncé’s “Love Drought” than meets the ear, I was totally here for it.

In an insightful interview with Genius, songwriter Ingrid, who penned the fan favorite, revealed that the track was actually inspired by some of the issues she experienced with Beyoncé’s record label. Apparently Ingrid, who is a part of Bey’s writing camp, had new music she wanted the singer to hear but was informed by the label that Bey wasn’t accepting new music at the time. However, a short time later, Ingrid learned that Bey was in fact listening to new music and had even written a series of notes about the new songs she had been reviewing.

Ingrid admits that the revelation angered her, but it also inspired her to compose the beautiful work of art we now know as “Love Drought” in approximately thirty minutes. Can you say talented?

“The only way that I could really get over it was like, ‘Haha! She’s gonna sing the song I wrote about her label one day,’” Ingrid shared.

Watch Ingrid describe how the magic unfolded below.

Power Players: The Most Powerful Women In Music Today

June 15th, 2016 - By M A
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Who run the world? Girls. And that is especially true when it comes to the music industry. From women who have transcended genres to become mainstream icons, to songstresses whose past accomplishments still make them relevant and powerful today, there is no denying the reign of the female musician. In honor of Black Music Month and in partnership with XFINITY, we’re saluting this select sorority of women in music.  Also, with XFINITY X1, you can experience Black music and entertainment like never before with a collection of movies, videos and more, now with the Black Film & TV collection on XFINITY On Demand. X1 will change the way you experience TV.

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There was no way we were kicking off this list with anyone except for Queen Bey, particularly after the release of her epic visual album “Lemonade.” Beyoncé has solidified her standing as not only a creative genius, but a savvy businesswoman as well. She has not only banked on her incredible vocal and artistic abilities to achieve success, but has also made wise moves behind the scenes to truly monetize her brand without alienating legions of devoted fans. Beyoncé has evolved from a power player in the music industry to a cultural tour de force with a political message as well.

She Slays: Beyoncé Raises More Than $82K For Flint Water Crisis

June 14th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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Source: Parkwood Entertainment

Source: Parkwood Entertainment

Shortly after her 2016 Super Bowl performance, Beyoncé invited us to get in Formation. Those who purchased tickets to her tour were also given the opportunity to donate to the ongoing Flint Water crisis.

According to The Detroit News, the donations from her fans were gifted yesterday when members of her Parkwood Entertainment company presented the United Way of Genesee County with a check for $82,234. The money is to be used to help the residents who are still dealing with the city’s contaminated water supply.

In addition to the gift for the city, Parkwood also awarded 14 Detroit-area high school students with “college gifts” to help address their educational expenses. These students were also given tickets to her concert, which is set to take place tonight at Ford Field in Detroit. Detroit is the last stop on the first half of the North American leg of the 49-date tour until Beyoncé returns in September.

Beyoncé’s team revealed, in April, that the Ford Field concert would include an event that would “serve as a celebration of the resourcefulness of the people of Flint and Detroit, Michigan.”

Detroit is one of three cities on the Formation World Tour that has a “signature charity event” attached, in addition to Houston and Los Angeles.