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If there was any reason to stay tuned into the finale of “American Idol” last night, it had to be because your girl Fantasia came out of hiding to perform the song, “Take Me to the Pilot” with former “Idol” contestant and fan favorite, Joshua Ledet. If you didn’t know by now, Ledet has a “take ‘em to church” powerful voice, and that’s exactly what he did for the crowd–he took them to church. After he killed the first verse, Fanny came strolling out in a sequin catsuit with sheer panels on the side (and shoes on!), and her extra long weave. I don’t know if the outfit was very appropriate for the song they were singing, but she looked good body-wise in it. I enjoyed the performance, though I could have done without all the screaming near the end. But then again, that’s what they do! However, I love these two and hope Ledet blows up post-”Idol.” What did you think of the performance?
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Just a heads up, if you were thinking this was going to be one of those posts that idolizes “blue-eyed soul singers” or says folks are out here trying to “sound black” (as if there’s one way to sound black), you’re mistaken. This is a list about a few individuals with voices that we accidentally assumed at one point and time belonged to black people. It wasn’t until videos popped up for some of our favorite jams that we didn’t see a black man or woman, but a white man or woman–and it surprised the hell out of us. A lot of these singers are probably your personal favorites by now, some you may have never heard of, but don’t lie, you know you were telling your friends at one point or another, “Oh snap, I just assumed he/she was black…”
You’re not the only one.
We all know women are sometimes not given their full due in society, but when it comes to black women, the stereotypes and assumptions can be staggering. The number one rule when dealing with a powerful black woman, i.e. you, your mother, your sister, your friend, is: never, ever–ever underestimate her. Treat her with respect, and don’t expect that if you mistreat or slight her, that you’ll just escape the forces that protect her. If you didn’t know about this woman before now, here are some traits that clue you in to the anatomy of a powerful black woman: Read the rest of this entry »
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In life there needs to be balance, a meeting of opposites. Hot, cold, black, white etc. You get the picture. It is this search for balance, the inclusion of the opposite, that draws us to men with rough, gruff, deep voices, simply because many of us belonging to the fairer sex have higher-pitched sometimes squeaky voices. And while a deep voice is certainly not a requirement; it’s just another thing that makes us think of manliness and masculinity. Check out this list of men who possess this characteristic.