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On October 18 Ciara was named Revlon’s new Global Brand Ambassador, much to the excitement of her fans.
Whenever a Black face is chosen to represent a beauty brand that’s recognizable all over the world, it’s a big deal, and, thankfully, we’re living in a time when many brown beauties have been chosen to do just that. Here’s a look at some of our favorite Black beauty ambassadors of today and all time.
“I Work Very Hard To Keep Their Identities As Private As I Can” Halle Berry On Why She Won’t Show Her Kids’ Faces On IG
If you follow Halle Berry on Instagram you may notice that her children’s faces are noticeably absent. Still you know that they are often with her. You’ll see their hands, hair, feet and even the shirts they’re wearing. But their faces are not shown. One of Halle’s Instagram followers noticed this and made sure to ask her why she keeps obscuring her children’s faces.
What’s with the hiding of the faces? They’re beautiful children why not show them off? [exasperated eye roll emoji.]
Apparently, Halle had time on this particular day and she took some of it to respond to the woman’s query.
At the end of the day, they’re Halle’s children and she is raising them the best way she sees fit. What do you think about her decision to conceal their faces on social media?
If you haven’t followed Halle Berry’s Instagram page, you really need to. It’s filled with such love, and light, and peace, and color. Oh yeah, and fitness goals.
The actress seems to love connecting with her fans through images. And when she’s not showing us Nahla’s artwork, having fun with friends or just being all artsy fartsy, she’s striking a very fit pose for the cameras. Like this one:
The image was from the same photo shoot that Berry shared this picture from a few weeks back, looking just as amazing:
When asked in the past what allows her to stay in such great shape, the 50-year-old has said that eating right is what works for her. And it’s important to do so, as Berry has said that she has Type II diabetes and was diagnosed with it at the age of 19. For her, that means no to breads, very few carbs and sugars, lots of veggies, as well as water, and her occasional guilty pleasure of red wine.
“It’s a lot harder than it used to be [she laughs]. As I get older, I am more conscious of what I eat,” Berry told The Los Angeles Times last year. “I have never worked out with a lot of weights unless I had to for a film role. Left to my own devices, I just do cardio. I do exercises that involve my own body weight, because I never want to get too muscly. I am diabetic, so exercising has always been a part of managing my disease and keeping my sugars under control.”
It’s definitely working for Berry. Check out a few other times the beauty gave us fitness goals (and the feels) via her Instagram page:
“Kipnap” is a heart-stopping action thriller following a mother who will stop at nothing to rescue her kidnapped son. Check out the first trailer and images starring Halle Berry in the upcoming Relativity Studios edge-of-your-seat film releasing nationwide this December 2. We could definitely see ourselves as Halle fighting for our son!
The trailer begins pleasantly in an amusement park with Berry’s character playing Marco Polo with her son, portrayed by Sage Correa. That’s shattered as the son is snatched away with Berry chasing and unsuccessfully grabbing on to a turquoise-colored sedan as it pulls away from the parking lot.
When she alerts the police, she has visions of her son ending up on a wall with pictures of kids abducted but never found, so she takes matters into her own hands and awesomely pursues the sedan for the rest of the trailer.
“Wherever you go, I will find you,” she declares. “You took the wrong kid.”
Add hairstylist to Halle Berry’s Hollywood resume, y’all.
Last week, the award-winning actress showed off some serious hair-braiding skills on Instagram. According to the star, she did her 8-year-old daughter Nahla’s plaits. She’s no certified hair guru, but the mom of two got creative with the kid-friendly look, throwing in some rainbow-colored yarn, giving the braids some extra character.
The mom-and-daughter duo are vacationing somewhere tropical (of course), so it’s smart that Berry decided to plait her mini-me’s hair into a no-fuss style for fun in the sun. Who wants to be worried about flyaways and curls while hanging out, right?
It makes us wonder: Is Halle Berry like the rest of us when it comes to hair? Does she actually wash and set her own mane? Probably not, but it’s nice to know she can whip up a lasting style when it’s necessary.
And with skills like these when it comes to natural styles, we see why Berry was none too happy when Gabriel Aubry was allegedly out here straightening Nahla’s hair.
Besides showing off Nahla’s colorful highlights, the Oscar-winning actress has recently been spending her time curating a beautifully moody Instagram that fans love. Take a peek here.
Aside from her fruitful career as an award-winning actress, Halle Berry is also known for her fabulous, signature short hairstyles. From her voluminous cropped mushroom ‘do in Boomerang to her super sexy pixie in Die Another Day, we’ve all mimicked her style more than once throughout the years, relieving our fear of shears and embracing the “short hair, don’t care” mantra. Right?
Well, Berry surprised us all with a new, edgy cut that she’s never rocked before. In the past few years, Berry’s been rocking longer lengths and earlier in the week, via Instagram, the 49-year-old showed off a floral designed undercut done by Kristen Ess, to which the stylist explained the style as “the prettiest lotus for the prettiest human.”
The undercut is no new style with the likes of Keke Palmer, Rihanna, and Cassie putting their on twist on the ‘do, but it’s definitely one that’s great for the summertime when you want to switch things up a bit. What are your thoughts? Would you try out this style? If you have, what’s been your experience?
We’re all very familiar with the conversation surrounding Halle Berry, especially when it comes to her romantic relationships. People cannot seem to figure out why this stunning actress can’t seem to keep a man. While we often find the suggestion rather insulting, it’s a question Halle has asked herself.
According to theGrio, in a recent sit down with fellow actor Dondre Whitfield, at the annual Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) Conference, Berry shared her feelings about her third divorce and her choices in men.
After separating from husband Olivier Martinez, Halle said she was feeling terrible.
“I was feeling really down because I filed my third divorce. I thought, ‘I can’t get it right.’ I was feeling heavy-hearted, embarrassed and ashamed. I thought, ‘Surely it’s my fault. I need help. This is not where I want to be. I should be somebody’s wife. I wanted to be a wife and mother. How I became an actress, I don’t even know.’ But I was three times divorced with two baby daddies and I don’t even know how this happened.”
Well, after a bit of self reflection, she figured it out.
“I looked at the part that I played and looked at the part the men I had married played. I had chosen boys. I wanted to do grown up things, but I was not with a grown up. I was choosing from a superficial place. I became a monster. I was head banging mad, because it was not working. Here, I am a woman, trying to be married to a boy.”
Then she gave the group of young brothers, some advice,
“As women, we need our men to stand up and be men. Take care of us and serve us. When you do that, we will fall over and bow at your feet. But you have to start it, because God made you first.”
Halle is such an interesting lady. And this is certainly an interesting response. I generally don’t advocate for anyone speaking ill against their exes in a public forum, especially if you have a child with said ex. But I also think that Halle’s words aren’t too far from the truth. Her exes probably were boys. They’ve certainly displayed boyish behavior in the public eye. David Justice and Eric Benet are still, decades after being separated and divorced, talking about her in the media. And in the case of Justice, even blaming her for his professional struggles. If that’s not boyish, refusing to accept responsibility for your own shortcomings, I don’t know what is. God only knows what they were like behind closed doors.
And we could have told her that Gabriel and Olivier were behaving like less than men when they two got into that knock down, drag out brawl over the holidays. Not to mention the fact that Gabriel was asking for quite a bit in child support, possibly hoping to live off of it himself. Just a mess.
There’s certainly truth to Halle’s statement. And while these men certainly weren’t perfect, I also wonder if she got to the bottom of the reasons why she continues to choose them?
What do you think about Halle’s comments, fair, foul or a little bit of both?
Pregnancy was one of the happiest moments in the lives of these celebrities. And with that beautiful pregnancy glow came a few extra pounds, but of course. Some of these celebrity women gained as much as 100 pounds while carrying their children, sometimes to the shock and cruel remarks of the public. But even though they were still smack dab in the middle of the limelight, they refused to let Hollywood and public pressure get them down. Because when nature is taking its course, mother’s know the last thing they need to be concerned with is what people think of how they look.
So, to be open and honest, and to also show how quickly they snapped back, these celebrity women opened up about just how many pounds they put on during pregnancy, and they made themselves just that much more relatable to fans. Learn more about their journey to motherhood.
These Hollywood stars that were raised successfully by single moms include award-winning actresses, business tycoons, rappers and more.
Real-life single mom Brandy Norwood makes a return to TV as she stars in BET’s new comedy “Zoe Ever After” as newly single mom named Zoe Moon who is stepping out of the shadow of her famous boxer ex-husband Gemini Moon (Dorian Missick) while trying to balance dating, motherhood, a complicated relationship with her ex and finally fulfilling her career dream of starting a cosmetics line. “Zoe Ever After” premieres tonight at 10P /9C on BET Networks.
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Halle Berry Still Struggles With Domestic Abuse: I’m Tired Of Watching Women In Our Community Suffer
While it’s been several years since Halle Berry found herself in a physically violent relationship, the pain of the experience still lives on for the actress.
Speaking at the “Imagine” VIP cocktail party benefit for the Jenesse Center, a national domestic violence prevention and intervention organization, Berry confessed “It seems like I’ve overcome it, but I really haven’t. In the quiet of my mind, I still struggle. So while I’m helping these women, I’m helping myself through it, too. And that’s largely why I’m here.”
Recounting the helplessness she felt seeing her mother “battered and beaten many years” of her life, Berry explained many domestic abuse victims feel the same way, particularly due to the lack of sympathy towards this issue.
“For some reason, I’ve found after 15 years of working with the Jenesse Center that when it comes to domestic violence people just say, ‘I don’t get it. Why don’t they just leave? This is ridiculous!’ I call [these women] addicts. They’re love addicts … they’re addicted to the pain. And they’re largely addicted to the pain because they’ve been taught nothing else. They haven’t been taught that they have self-worth or value. They often weren’t loved the way they should’ve been as children from their mothers or their fathers. People didn’t say the things they should have said.
“They go into the world feeling knee-high to a bullfrog … and they’re not equipped to deal with that that is coming at them at rapid speed. They quickly become victims of predators who just prey on their insecurity and lack of knowing who they are and I am just tired of watching the women in our community suffer. I’m tired of watching them overlooked and made wrong and to be villainized for just trying to survive.”
Berry, of course, can speak to that villainization quite well. Just this week two of her exes accused her of turning them into the “worst guys in history” for leaving their marriages for one reason or another. And in the arsenal of “crazy” accusations hurled at the actress for her doomed relationships, no one seems to take into account that fleeing a violent situation is actually something to be applauded, not criticized. Already, in other reports on her speech, commenters are accusing her of being disingenuous and speaking out on domestic violence victimization as a PR move. In spite of the gossip and pending divorce, Berry recently told Extra “I’m doing okay. I really am.”