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The last video we posted on the site by Mya was “Take Out The Trash,” the singer’s attempt at reggae (after she appeared on “Girls Dem Sugar” with Beenie Man back in 2000), and with its colorful yet extremely simple premise of Mya and friends dancing scantily clad as garbage women, it was kind of a mess. But for latest single, “Mr. Incredible,” off of her album K.I.S.S., she takes the title of her album into consideration and keeps it swexy and simple indeed. Decked out in a Foxy Brown fro of mass proportions, Mya tries to take it back to the old-school with her throwback look and all the vintage props and pieces, as well as eclectic and colorful clothing. She sets the mood right for her Mr. Incredible, hopping out of a bath, lighting candles, leaving rose petals on the bed and smoking a hookah while she waits for her boo–well, hookah’s don’t really set the mood, but you get what I mean.
For the actual song, Mya doesn’t disappoint. She lauds her man, though she knows he’s not perfect, because he does a wealth of great things for her–including putting it down in bed. Her light voice works good for the track and the beat is actually pretty awesome too. And while the song and video is supposed to be for the Mr. Incredibles out there, when Mya released the video recently, she dedicated it to her fans saying, “A gift to my fans. Thank you all for supporting the “K.I.S.S.” album in 2012.” I’m sure most of you didn’t know that she even dropped a new album recently (it was actually released in 2011), but it was independently put out there, so you know how that goes (a lack of promotion and very few videos to get people excited). But this jam I can actually do, and the video is hot as well! A little dark (no, literally), but I like it nonetheless. What about you?
No Sassy Black Girl Or Token Friend Here: 10 Shows And Movies We Love That Showcase Strong Black Female Leads
Black women aren’t always given the opportunity to portray strong or positive female leading characters on-screen, particularly because Hollywood is dominated by men…white men. Somehow, however, the following women have struck gold in films and television shows that would have them act as outstanding characters, showcasing strength and character in multiple capacities, depicting black women who are struggling with death, romance, violence, revenge, scandal, betrayal or simply trying to survive–all in a gracious and entertaining way.
Kerry Washington stars in ABC’s Scandal as crisis manager, Olivia Pope. Pope’s character is loosely based on the real life crisis manager, Judy Smith. Washington portrays Pope as a headstrong, heavy-hearted woman who personally bears each burden that presents itself in her life. Pope leads a team of attorneys who are tasked with the goal of solving issues for politicians, celebrities and athletes. Scandal doesn’t elude Pope’s personal life, after all, she was carrying on an affair with the president of the United States–making the show all the more interesting.
Give ATL A Run For Their Money: The Has-Beens and B-List Celebs Who Should Be On Love & Hip Hop New York
“Love and Hip Hop” is an amazing show, mainly because it brings together women of all socio-economic backgrounds (cubicle-dwellers, hoodrats, executives) to bear witness to the intriguing of lives of rappers and the women who love them. After the show’s second season and the drama that went down between Chrissy “Iron Fist” Lampkin and producer Mona Scott-Young, it’s doubtful that the Jones clan will be back in the spotlight under the “Love & Hip Hop” banner. If this show, which gave the world Mama Jones and her “PumKash,” lives past the 3rd season, it should cast the following women to spice up prime time TV with their boughetto shenanigans and hold down the L&HH brand.
I guess the saying is true…money can’t buy you everything. Well, at least when it comes to these celebs’ poor make-up choices! Either they need to spend the extra dollar or two on better make-up or someone needs to get fired! Let’s have a look at those women who have beautiful faces, but fall victim to bad make-up choices:
Tamar Braxton is a good example of the reasoning that just because something exists, it doesn’t mean you should wear it. This woman is guilty of a little bit too much make-up. What’s up with the over the top blush and porcelain doll eye shadow? Well, just like those dolls, it makes her look a little too fake.
Come on girl, get it together!
Movies can be etched into our minds for a variety of reasons. Sometimes we are captivated by memorable performances. Others have great soundtracks that have us singing the songs long after the movie has ended. For some, we are magically transported to far flung exotic locales or back in time through stunning imagery and imaginative wardrobe and set design…
And sometimes, it’s the hair.
Here is a list of the top 10 movies that stick in our minds because the sistas knew how to rock their hair. An ode to our “Hair”oines…
10. Deliver Us From Eva (2003)
Who could forget Gabrielle Union as mega sourpuss Evangeline “Eva” Dandrige and her silky-maned sisters in this 2003 twist on Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”? Some of the movie even takes place in sister Bethany’s hair salon, but the sisters themselves are the “mane” act in this movie.
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In a world of nearly daily disses between the likes of Azealia Banks, Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Kim, it was starting to seem like all female rappers could do was beef with one another. But Nicki Minaj proved otherwise when she pulled “ill nana” rapper Foxy Brown out of the woodworks and on to the stage during her free concert in NYC last night.
Nicki had promised her fans a free event after she pulled out of Summer Jam because she felt disrespected by Hot 97′s DJ, and she held up her end of the bargain for two hours at the Roseland Ballroom Tuesday. Nicki and Foxy hit the stage together since Foxy was also supposed to perform as the ‘Roman Reloaded” rapper’s guest during Summer Jam, and at one point, Nicki took to the mic to show her love her Foxy, saying:
“I want to thank you for being one of my biggest influences in the game…there isn’t a female rapper in the world who has opened more doors for me than you.”
Foxy also promised that she’s coming back for her fans. Check out the female MC love below. Do you want to see Foxy get back in the game?
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If you’re not paying attention, it might seem like celebrities have it all together, like everything is in control. But if you take a closer look, you’ll start to realize that, like everyday people, some celebrities can’t hide their personal trials and tribulations from the public eye, no matter how hard they might try. The following are a list of celebs who seem, or are actually going through something and we’d like to give a hug to help them through.
We’ve known for a while that Kanye is a sensitive type of dude. There’s nothing wrong with that; but his sensitivities, when not properly dealt with, can turn into behaviors that read like major cries for attention. There have been the concert tirades talking about his ex Amber Rose, the random and unnecessary stabs at his current boo’s ex husband, the major shift, and some would argue downgrade in his lyrical content and then the whole dating Kim Kardashian thing. Not only is he dating her but he’s appearing on her reality show. It just seems like such a far cry from the guy we used to rock with. We still can’t help but think that Kanye has yet to deal with the death of his mom and for that we just want to give Kanye a big bear hug and let him know it’s gon’ be alright.
We’ve covered many people of a wide variety of backgrounds on our site, but it has come to my attention lately that yes, everyone and their mommas…and their momma’s mommas, are of Trinidadian descent. From reality TV stars, to musicians, actors, famous bloggers and more, there are many folks that are American and of Trinidadian descent, or who were born and bred on the island. We thought we would showcase a few folks, and while not everyone is literally a “favorite” of ours, we thought we’d show love anyway. Be ready to click!
Everyone’s favorite annoying yet voluptuous TV neighbor from “227,” Jackée Harry has been making a name for herself as an actress since her early days of acting on stage and since her first TV role on the show, “Another World” in the early ’80s. But out of all the things we know about her, including that her ex-husband has a whip-worthy mane of hair, did you know that Harry was of Trinidadian descent? Born Jacqueline Yvonne Harry, her mother is straight from Trinidad and her father was African American. Now that you know, spread the word…
Pam Grier, the famous blaxploitation films’ femme fatale, turned 63 this Saturday, May 26.
From ”Foxy Brown” to “Jackie Brown” and playing a Hot jazz singer on “The L Word,” Pam has extended her amazing career for over 40 years. Most recently the star has authored a memoir recounting her life in and out of the spotlight.
But to us she will always be Foxy, the butt-kicking beauty with the most amazing afro around! And although Pam’s mane and Hot wardrobe have been tamed, she’s still serves up plenty of pretty.
Check out the evolution of her style over at Black Voices.com.
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I’m sure you’ve seen just enough stories about today’s female lyricists waging war on each through rap beefs, or ones telling you to pick your favorites from the slim pickings of talented female fire spitters we have available to us these days. All of ‘em at this point are caricatures of other people, white women saying the N-word, straight up haters, or they haven’t been able to break into the mainstream. But back in the day, things were different. Where are the female rappers from yesteryear? We know where Lauryn, Lil Kim, Queen La, Missy, Foxy and more are, but what about the Roxanne Shantes? The Heather Bs? The Monie Loves? We’ve figured a thing or two out for you.
Yolanda Whittaker, girl, what have you been up to? The lady best known for her time spitting with Ice Cube, playing Keylolo on “Martin” and rocking those blonde braids hasn’t been one of the bad misses of rap for a while. Her last album was Total Control in ’96, and while she did try and release her fifth album, Ebony, some years later it never made it into stores. Since then, we’ve seen her perform at the BET Hip Hop Awards in ’08, and doing more television appearances than anything else. Her credits include the documentary, “My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women in Hip-Hop” and co-host of the female rap competition, “Miss Rap Supreme.” She’s been working on an EP that she wanted to drop in ’09 called, My Journey to Fearless: The Black Butterfly, but it still hasn’t been released. But if you’re still thirsty for anything from her, she has been featured on tracks with Kurupt, Brooke Valentine and DJ Quik. Come back Yo!