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4th of July Style: 15 Haute And Sexy Star Looks

July 3rd, 2015 - By Rich
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This year ditch your basic comfy ensemble of tees and shorts for super sexy 4th of July style. These stars are baring arms, legs, tummies and fashion all day long. Bold colors, leather skirts and alluring footwear are all part of the package.

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4th of July Style: 15 Haute And Sexy Star Looks

Beyoncé And Bianca, Dr. Dre And Warren G: Celebrity Step-Siblings

June 1st, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Hollywood is a lot smaller than people think. Everybody knows everybody and sometimes, stars can be related to some of your favorite celebrities. The following famous folks included on this list are related by marriage. While you probably won’t catch them passing the peas and cutting the turkey together during the holidays, they are (or were) indeed family. These are celebrity step-siblings.

Solange Debuts New Song For Baltimore And Ferguson

May 15th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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I don’t know if you’ve noticed this but Solange Knowles is not afraid to speak her mind. And one of the best places to speak your mind, is in your art. And that’s what Solange did last night at a surprise performance for HBO’s “Bessie’s 81 Theatre Tour” in Los Angeles.

In addition to performing some songs fans know and love, Solange also debuted a new song called “Rise,” to honor Baltimore and Ferguson.

Before performing the new number, Knowles announced that it would likely appear on her upcoming album.

“We’re gonna attempt to play a song for the first time that may or may not be on the record, but it probably will be. I wrote this one for Ferguson, for Baltimore, and it’s called ‘Rise.'”

Check it out in the video below.

Black Celebs (And Moms) Come To Zendaya’s Defense

February 26th, 2015 - By Rich
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Though Giuliana Rancic’s apology  seemed sincere and heartfelt to some, there are still some who are refusing to accept it. But more importantly, Black women in the limelight are stepping forward to show their support and solidarity by coming to Zendaya’s defense.

First, there was fellow-loced sister Selma director Ava DuVernay, who wrote this under Zendaya’s initial open letter.

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Then “Scandal” actress Kerry Washington commended Zendaya on her open letter to Giuliana.

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Read the full story on our sister site, Madame Noire.

Solange Spends Her First New Year’s Eve As A Ferguson Camping With Her Husband And Friends At Joshua Tree National Park [Pics]

January 1st, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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If someone asked you if you wanted to go camping on New Year’s Eve, I’m sure you would probably give them the side-eye (unless you’re a camping enthusiast on the low, in that case, big ups to you). But Solange Knowles, as always, found a way to make camping look cool, and like the hot new thing to do for 2015 (just ask her Instagram followers: “we need to recreate this”).

The singer, along with her husband, Alan Ferguson, and friends, hit up Joshua Tree National Park in California to ring in the new year. They all bundled up and brought their tents (and a bottle of Jack Daniels) out to eat, drink dance, reflect and, according to the singer, turn up quite a bit to Carl Thomas jams. Check out a few shots from their New Year’s celebration below:

 

With Jack and Joshua…. #turnupteepee

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Happy New Years from the #turnupteepee crew!

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Desert Beauties….. @lizzyohpoe @thebronxbirthedme

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Solange: Tax Lien Misunderstanding Being Handled

December 30th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Solange finally breaks silence on elevator fight with brother-in-law, Jay Z.

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We told you over the weekend that Solange Knowles was hit with a tax lien just days after tying the knot in New Orleans with her love, video director, Alan Ferguson. According to TMZ, the State of California has a financial beef with the singer and claims that she owes more than $55,000 in past due taxes that weren’t provided from 2010-2012.

The interesting thing about all of this though, is that it seems Knowles wasn’t aware of the lien. As we told you yesterday, she tweeted “Well thanks for letting me know , lol. Shiiiiiiiiiit. (Pronounced *She-it),” and thanked a publication for keeping her in the loop: “Good looking out yo! Lol. (No for reallys though :)”

Luckily, Knowles is handling the matter and hopes that the lien will be lifted ASAP. A rep for the singer reached out and said that the lien was caused by “confusion” about where she was living from 2010-2012:

“The lien is in process of being removed as there was simply confusion on whether Solange was a California resident. We expect this to come to a swift close.”

In the meantime, Solange seems unbothered by the whole situation. She’s too busy being a happy newlywed. Oh yeah, and she’s too busy playing Dance Dance Revolution with friends to be worried:

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Solange Responds To Report She Was Hit With Tax Lien Days After Wedding: “Well Thanks For Letting Me Know…”

December 29th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Over the weekend, it was reported that Solange Knowles owes the taxman, and that she was hit with a tax lien just a few days after her beautiful all-white wedding in New Orleans.

According to TMZ, the State of California says that the singer and fashionista owes more than $55,000 in past due taxes from the years 2010-2012, and the lien filed to obtain that money was reportedly put in place three days after she married music video director, Alan Ferguson.

Well, as it turns out, Knowles received the memo about the tax lien reports, and she decided to respond to them on Twitter:

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According to the Mirror, a newspaper out of the UK, Knowles didn’t seem aware of the tax lien, because she also reportedly tweeted “Good looking out yo! Lol. (No for reallys though)” to a site that reported on her current financial issue.

While this might be a sign that she needs to go ahead and fire her accountant, Solo’s tweets about this whole situation are pretty hilarious. I’m sure she’s handling it.

Wait…What?! In Touch Weekly Likens Solange’s Fro To A Dog’s Mane

December 17th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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In Touch Weekly Likens Solange's Fro To A Dog's Mane

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Clearly the people at In Touch Weekly skipped both the annual diversity and racial sensitivity seminar. Or perhaps they don’t have one at all. Because in a column called “Double Creature,” the magazine published a little blurb likening Solange’s hair to that of a dog, a Yorkipoo named Jackie.

So it’s worth noting that the magazine itself did not make the comparison, the owner of the dog did.

“Yorkipoo Jackie is “basically twinsies” with Beyoncé’s sis, says the 5-year-old pup’s owner, Brian Murray Jr. ‘They rock the same hairdo…’ 

There are a couple of problems here. Initially, I read this wrong, believing that the person who wrote in was 5-years-old. Which would have been a bit more understandable. You know, kids don’t understand offensiveness just yet. But after a second read, it says that the dog is 5. The owner is a grown man. So not only do we have a grown man who doesn’t deem this comment offensive and racist but the whole In Touch Weekly editorial team also didn’t see a problem with the blurb and thought it was ok to publish it. Ridiculous!

I’ve seen publications compare the looks of a celebrity to animals but that only works in extraordinary circumstances. And this right just ain’t it.

What do you think about this column?

“So Proud You Took The High Road”: Beyoncé’s New Song “Ring Off” About Tina Leaving Mathew Knowles, Finding Love Again

November 21st, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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After all the years of cheating and paternity drama, I think a lot of people always wondered what Beyoncé and Solange’s thoughts have been of their father, Mathew Knowles, when it comes to how he’s lived in the spotlight and his treatment of their mother, Tina Knowles. It’s clear that they’re not as close with him as they used to be, what with Beyoncé firing him as her manager, and Mathew not being present for (or possibly even invited to) Solange’s wedding. Well, Beyoncé is finally sharing some of her thoughts in her new song, “Ring Off.”

We told you about the snippet that came out earlier in the week, and some people thought that it was some sort of jab at Jay Z (that would be too easy), but now that the full track has come out, we find out that it is indeed about Mama Tina. In the song, Beyoncé celebrates her mother’s strength for knowing when to leave. She also applauds her mother for being open and able to find love again (with her beau, actor Richard Lawson). There are no jabs at her “father,” but just pure admiration for her mom, who is absolutely slaying these days: “Dust yourself off and you love again/You found a new man now you shine and you’re fine/Like it’s my time, you took that ring off.”

And at the end of the song, parts of Tina’s speech from the International Women & Money Leadership luncheon play: “If you’re going through it just know it’s called ‘going through it.’ You’re not gonna get stuck there, you’re not gonna die. You’re gonna survive.”

Check out the track for yourself, and the lyrics below:

Mama, I understand your many sleepless nights
When you sit and you think about Father
Or how you tried to be the perfect wife

You used to dress and fix your hair
Then you smiled through your tears
In the mirror you would stare
And say a prayer
Like “I wish he said I’m beautiful
I wish it didn’t hurt at all
I don’t know how I got here
I was once the one who had his heart”

Until you had enough then you took that ring off
You took that ring off
So tired of the lies and trying, fighting, crying
Took that ring off
Oh, now the fun begins
Dust yourself off and you love again
You found a new man now you shine and you’re fine
Like it’s my time, you took that ring off
Mama (so sexy), you live and learn, that’s just the way life goes
(Uh, you a killer, you a killer, killer)
Always know that you’ve got a daughter
That’s so, so proud you took the high road
(You a killer, so sexy)

You used to dress and fix your hair
Then you smiled through your tears
In the mirror you would stare
And say a prayer
Like “I wish he said I’m beautiful
I wish it didn’t hurt at all
I don’t know how I got here
I was once the one who had his heart”

Until you had enough then you took that ring off
You took that ring off
So tired of the lies and trying, fighting, crying
Took that ring off
Oh, now the fun begins
Dust yourself off and you love again
You found a new man now you shine and you’re fine
Like it’s my time, you took that ring off

After all your tears
After all that pain’s all clear
Mama, after all them years
We can start all over again
Mama, and now it all makes sense
Letting go is never the end
Mama, we can love again
This is where freedom begins

Mama, so put your love on top
You gon’ shine and put your love on top
It’s your time to put your love on top
Everybody put your love on top
Aye, love on top
Aye, love on top
It’s your time to put your love on top
Girl you so fine, put your love on top

If you’re going through it just know it’s called “going through it”
You’re not gonna get stuck there, you’re not gonna die
You’re gonna survive

“I’m Now One, With The One”: Solange Knowles Speaks On Her Wedding, Being Mrs. Ferguson And Breaking Out In Hives On Her Big Day

November 18th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Solange Knowles took a brief break from floating on cloud nine to thank fans and followers for their love and support over her wedding weekend. In case you missed it (though I don’t know how that’s possible), with her halo of a fro and all-white ensembles, Knowles married music video director Alan Ferguson in New Orleans on Sunday, and then partied the night away with friends and family. Her photos had everyone on the Internet talking about the unique ceremony, which included the bride in a pantsuit, and the lovely couple riding away on white bicycles.

Here’s what Solo had to say about one of the best days of her life:

And have you checked out Solange’s ring? Love it!

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Seriously one of the nicest weddings I’ve seen. Solo definitely did things in her own way, and it shows!

She also briefly took to Twitter to answer the question of why she broke out in hives on her wedding day. Turns out, it had a lot to do with her busting a move with her hubby:

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Got em from turning up x100 during our second line.I was hot,wearing a cape,& happy as hell:)“@ImLovinMe4me: how did you get hives though??”

Guess that Benadryl worked.

With that, she signed off with her new last name: “Goodnight from Mrs. Ferguson :)”

Congrats again to the beautiful couple!