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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.
My last relationship was so hard to let go because we were always off and on. And even when we were off, we somehow ended up being friends…which would eventually turn in to us being on again. It was a cyclical mess. But either way, when I was playing the friend role, before I came to the realization that our communication was rather inappropriate, I heard plenty of stories about his current girlfriend.
Mostly bad stories about how he wanted to be out but could never find the strength to do it. Read: Homegirl put it on him and he couldn’t make it out. Anyway, with all this knowledge about her, I had to see what she looked like. Had to. Who was this sex goddess? These days, all it takes is a name and a mutual friend on any social media channel, this one just so happened to be Facebook, and you can learn someone’s whole life story. More than what I already knew about her. So of course when I found her profile, there were questions I hope the pictures would answer. I wanted to see if he had a type. He didn’t. All of his girlfriends looked drastically different. I wanted to see if she was cute. She was aight. And I wanted to see if there was any signs of crazy. She looked pleasant enough.
A part of me felt a tad bad about stalking. But hmmm not that bad.
Plus, I know I’m not the only one. There’s even a meme for it.
So many of my friends and associates have talked about wanting to see what the ex looks like, wanting to know what type of person she is. Clicking through her Facebook or scrolling through her Instagram, analyzing her fashion choices, trying to figure out what it was he once saw in her. As long as you don’t slip up and accidentally like an Instagram picture, I really see no down side in all of this, just a collection of information.
I guess things can get a little sticky if you’re feeling a little insecure and his ex happens to be a banger. But at the end of the day, you can always tell yourself that he chose you. There was something that didn’t make them a good fit for one another. Then all of those worries have to flee.
Have you ever done research on your man’s ex? Is there anything wrong with traveling down this rabbit hole?
“Ain’t real if it ain’t on social media.”
That’s what a friend of mine said in jest when I told her about a woman who was seeking advice regarding whether or not she was overreacting by mistrusting her boyfriend because he won’t let her follow him on social media. And while the immediate response would be a definite “petty” vote, they have been together for three whole years. So what’s the deal?
I’ve been dating my boyfriend for 3 years. We live an hour and half apart but see each other almost every weekend. I’ve met his family and friends. We also talk about the future and we love each other. There’s only one thing that causes mistrust and that’s the fact that he refuses to add me to Instagram or Facebook. He says he has had bad experiences with social media in his previous relationship and doesn’t want it to be a factor in our relationship. I can’t shake the feeling that he is hiding something from me that he knows will upset me and I would prefer he were open with me about everything. Am I overreacting about this and should I be concerned? We’ve had many arguments about this and I feel like it’s hurting my trust for him because of his unwillingness to compromise.
Remember the good ol’ days when social media wasn’t prevalent enough for everyone to have accounts, so it wasn’t a factor in one’s relationship? In the words of Edith and Archie Bunker, those were the days.
But it is a bit odd, don’t you think? The idea that someone “refuses” to include you in a certain part of their life after so much time together. The idea that when they request you on social media, you would hit “ignore,” “decline” or do the whole, “I’m just going to leave this right here” move. As one woman said, “A man who has nothing to hide, hides nothing.”
Still, I’ll try and play devil’s advocate real quick.
Considering that they’ve been together for more than a thousand days, she’s met his family and his friends, and all in all, they seem to have a healthy relationship, is this situation really a deal breaker? Does she want to compromise what they’ve built based on the only part of his life she hasn’t been given access to, the most superficial, inconsequential part? Granted, he could be out here doing something he’s not supposed to, and that could be why he’s trying to keep his Instagram and Facebook on the low. But if she trusts him, then she probably shouldn’t let this bog her mind.
I’ve been with my fiancé for almost four years and we don’t follow each other on social media. Granted, he only has a Facebook account that he sporadically uses, mostly once a year to say, “Thanks!” to birthday wishes, but I believe in my heart that me being all in his Facebook wouldn’t keep him from doing whatever he wants or plans to do. I can only trust him as he can only trust that my pages aren’t being used for inappropriate behavior. Plus, what is this? College?
However, devil’s advocate here, I still don’t get the refusal. The opposition to compromising. I understand that he doesn’t want to open the door to this young woman investigating his accounts so she can become paranoid, as that may have been the case in past relationships. But, again, when you have nothing to hide, why go out of your way to be so private with someone so important?
Clearly, I don’t have the answers, Sway. But I can see both sides to the argument. They’re valid enough. But after three years, if it’s causing that much drama and arguments, it might be worth it to deactivate that sh-t…
But as always, that’s just my opinion. What do you think? Is she petty for getting bent out of shape because he won’t befriend her on his social media? Or is he petty for trying to keep it on the low?