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Social media platforms have allowed people to type alarming commentary as they hide behind their computer or smartphone screens for far too long. Thankfully, Instagram is taking measures for users to moderate the hate they receive from strangers near and far. But before you jump for joy, be warned the new feature will only be for the app’s business pages.
Users with business pages that have been identified by Instagram, can moderate their comments by turning the option on in their settings. The feature is programmed to block words and phrases that are offensive. It will also block comments that violate Instagram’s user guidelines. This new feature is a great way for businesses to protect their brand image and their followers who frequent their services and page. As known before, these same business pages are are able to “create sponsored posts, measure user analytics and communicate directly with their customers” reports Glamour.
Although we are unsure when and if this feature will be extended to all users of Instagram, we certainly are holding out hope. With hate speech and bullying becoming aggressive social issues that affect people in their day to day lives, more social media platforms need to create ways for their users to feel safe online.
I’m not going to lie. The second I learned that watermelon pizza was trending on social media I thought, finally, a way for me to enjoy the watery fruit. Watermelon isn’t a topping I’d ask Papa John’s or any other pizza serving restaurant to adorn my precious slices with, but I was willing to give it a shot. But as it turns out, “pizza” is used loosely here, meaning, slices of watermelon topped with other pieces of fruit. Certainly a lot healthier than the gluten-laden, calorie-rich pizza I crave on an almost regular basis.
Much like the smoothie bowl craze, watermelon pizza is a healthy, vegan-friendly snack or meal that can be consumed with protein-rich toppings like nuts and seeds, herbs and, as previously stated, other fruit. The result? A tasty, healthy and rather beautiful treat, served grilled or cold. No wonder we’re seeing watermelon all dressed up on the ‘gram. Would you like to try watermelon pizza? What ingredients would you put on yours? Get some ideas by browsing through these mouth-watering pics.
Happy National Pet Day! To celebrate, these celebrities are taking photos with their favorite pooches, kittens and even horses. Did you know that 50 Cent had a pet Schnauzer with its own Instagram account (you’ll never guess her name)? Or that one football player has pets that might weigh more than he does?
If you really can tell a lot about a person by the pet they choose, we love what we’re learning about our favorite celebs and their beloved companions. Especially the ones that are so adorable they have their own social media accounts and followers and fans. Must be nice to be an A-list celebrity pet with a personal photographer and access to the good kibble!
And now we’re wondering how many of our MadameNoire readers have pets of their own. If you have a favorite fur baby that you want to celebrate, let us know for #NationalPetDay!
In case you haven’t heard the sad news, the parent company of Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles is in trouble after filing for bankruptcy. And while Snoop Dogg has stepped in with a promise to buy the chain, there’s no guarantee that the Los Angeles soul food restaurant will stay open for its many customers. So if you haven’t had the chance to taste the magic that is one of California’s most famous restaurants, it might be time to take a road trip.
And Roscoe’s isn’t the only soul food restaurant that belongs on your foodie bucket list. These world-famous soul food restaurants around the United States are some of the most famous (and delicious) around. If you want to taste what they have to offer the next time you’re in these states, these are the places that are too good to miss.
Did we forget to add any of your favorite soul food purveyors? Let us know in the comment section.
Before Zendaya had her own Barbie, there was another R&B chanteuse/actress who made a mark for young girls of color. Brandy Norwood right a bell?
While it’s been nearly two decades since Brandy’s Barbie — featuring a beautifully chocolate complexion and fabulous box braids — hit the market, one loyal fan hasn’t forgotten the importance of the doll.
Tyren Redd created an Instagram account, 4everbarbiebrandy, which features nearly 70 posts of the doll in cutely styled outfits and a slew of hairstyles (Havana Twists, bantu knots, pixie cut, and more). Interestingly, more than just a style board, the social media account also tells the story of her Hollywood life.
With over 10,000 followers and counting, Redd’s account caught the attention of Norwood, who was shared some of the photos on her Instagram, delighted by the gesture.
“I’m so floored that my doll was reincarnated through the creative imagination of one of my most loyal stars, Tyren Redd,” Norwood told ETonline. “All the love that is shown to my doll and her Instagram page is greatly appreciated, and at the same time, shocking.”
Check out some of the posts from Redd’s account below.
Feeling 17 again! 😀 #flashback with @seventeen magazine one of many covers featuring @4everbrandy “Never give someone the power to tell you that you can’t go further when they don’t know how far you’ve come!” 🌟 #BarbieBrandy #seventeenmagazine #inspire #Brandy #braids #brandyfans #barbiestyle #love #smile #thenextbrandy #covergirl
Do you remember this Brandy #FlashBackFriday look?! 🌟 #iconic #braids #90sFashion #BestFriend #Baby #BarbieBrandy #Barbie #1994 #BarbieStyle #love #inspire #mattel #fbf Photography + Creative Direction @tyrenreddphotography
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Warning: If you are on a diet, we’re sorry. If you’re counting the seconds to lunch or dinner, our bad. But we’ve been scrolling through some of the best #soulfoodporn on Instagram, and we just had to share. One of our favorite hashtags, it has been sending us to the kitchen with all kinds of dishes and giving us all sorts of recipe inspiration.
So please, tell your mama to leave the room, or at least, get out of slapping range. And if you haven’t eaten today, you might want to go ahead and grab a snack. Or better yet, if you’re lucky enough to have one near your office, reserve a table at your favorite soul food spot. Things are about to get very delicious in the next few minutes.
And if you gain five pounds after playing around in the kitchen, don’t feel bad. All this deliciousness is worth it.
When Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o told the world about how she’d prayed for lighter skin when she was a child, many of her African-American fans could relate. But we weren’t the only ones who could. Colorism has been a serious problem within and outside the Black community for quite some time. Sadly, it’s a struggle many women and men deal with all over.
Recently, South Asian women from all corners of the world have been sharing their struggles with colorism by spreading the hashtag #UnfairandLovely. Why’s the hashtag so fitting? Fair and Lovely is a bleaching cream used by women all over the world who have felt the pressure to have lighter skin in order to be beautiful or even accepted in certain circles. So, they took to social media to take a stand.
Whether they’re making a statement, or just sharing their beautiful #UnfairandLovely faces, we stand by the women of this Instagram campaign!
More than just a social app for picture sharing, many of us draw fashion inspiration from Instagram.
I must admit that I’m always wondering where someone on my IG feed purchased their ensembles. Whether it be a cute pair of over the knee boots or a pair of statement earrings, I’m always on the hunt for a fabulous find. And to be quite honest, I loathe leaving a comment and asking where someone got something, especially if I don’t know them.
Luckily, after a session of Instagram pursuing, I stumbled upon Like to Know It — an app that allows users to to shop via their Instagram feed. WWD reported that it’s one of the most fastest growing online shopping affiliates today. Once registered, you simply “like” a post that features a Like to Know It link and you’ll receive an email with a breakdown of the outfit details with photos and links to where you can purchase directly. Sounds amazing, right?!
Not to mention, big mass appeal brands and retailers like Neiman Marcus, ASOS, Proenza Schouler, Urban Outfitters, the Outnet, and more have added their brands to the social shopping service.
So, the next time you’re scrolling through Instagram and want to know the deets about a fit, use Like to Know It.
Do you consider yourself a yogi?
I’ve been studying yoga for almost a year now. And what I first considered something people only did to be trendy and hip is now one of my favorite practices. It truly does center you and make you capable of moving your body in ways you never could have imagined. And let’s not forget about the crazy toning benefits.
So I get excited and inspired when I run across Instagram pages of flexible yogis, especially when they’re Black women and men. Still, that latter group you don’t often get to see executing poses and moves, as most hashtags that involve yoga, including #namaste and #yoga, only seem to show women–and mostly tiny White women. After I was sent a picture of a strong and beautiful Black man doing a forearm stand, I thought it would be nice to do some digging and find other pages and pictures of Black men pushing their limbs to the limit. Not only to get you inspired to try yoga, but to give you some possible #MCM goals too. So check out nine Black male yogis to follow on IG, including a few famous ones. Namaste.