*Apparently sick and tired of being sick and tired, police claim Andre Johnson, who performs under the name “Christ Bearer,” and has an affiliation with the groups Wu-Tang Clan and Northstar, attempted self-dismemberment early Wednesday morning at an apartment building in North Hollywood.
By the time cops arrived on the scene around 1 a.m., Johnson was lying on the sidewalk with critical injuries. They rushed the 40-year-old rapper by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to TMZ. Continue reading
*When Allison Brown went to Subway to order a flatbread pizza, she got more than she expected. An insensitive restaurant worker wrote a tasteless fat jab on her flatbread pizza order, and it reduced her to tears.
On Friday, with her attorney present, she told the Daily News that she plans to file a lawsuit demanding, not money, but sensitivity training. She insists the training be a part of the chain’s franchise agreements. Continue reading
Congrats Jen, this ain’t about you girl, just the trend you appear to represent.
*Hey, never let it be said that I, of all persons, have anything against somebody doing what they feel they “gotta do” to market themselves. It’s a tough world, the competition to be recognized for your attributes – no matter what they are – is fierce because, well, it just is.
But here’s the thing, some of the attributes natural to many African American women are only now being recognized as beautiful because white woman consider it so.
Case in point: Big booties, large lips, and dark skin.
Now just looking at that makes you think of African American women right? If you’re being honest with yourself, your answer is yes.
Why then, are these now being recognized as positive reflections of beauty because white women have began to flaunt them?
You might want to read this. Continue reading
*Fact: “At more than 10 million strong, and in control of 20 billion dollars in buying power, the African American woman is an increasingly powerful, yet often overlooked consumer,” said Louis Carr, BET Networks President of Broadcast and Media Sales.
With this is mind, Centric, BET‘s 24-hour music and entertainment network, has formed an exciting new partnership with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment, the partnership will bring the axed by VH1 hit, “Single Ladies” and “The Queen Latifah Show” (which will air in primetime) to the network, and re-brand Centric as the first network designed for the Black woman.
Now you’re talkin’…And there’s more! Continue reading
*It takes a whole lot of something special to let go of that ego and get right down to the bare bones of things. Especially when it comes to looks.
The beauty industry continues to rake in billions of dollars annually, supported mainly by women working overtime to look like their version of “beautiful,” – buying dye to wash that gray right out of my hair; change that hair from brown to red in a nano second; and keep up with the latest in makeup applications.
Which is what makes the video below featuring Cheri Lindsay, a Black woman with vitiligo, so incredibly awesome and inspiring. Continue reading
Passerby gives woman a ‘high-five’ in support of her courageous act!
*In a move that defies all the negative cliches we have heard about obesity, one California woman has decided to bare her all, and prove you can’t believe everything you hear. And the fact that she chose the famous Hollywood Blvd. as her starting point says a lot!
I guess you can call Amani Terrell the biggest new star on Hollywood Blvd. Weighing 260-lbs., she struts her stuff down Hollywood Blvd. wearing only two things.
A bikini and a smile.
And though you can rightfully assume some folks are throwin’ shade, others give her a high-five for her courage.
“You cannot seek validation from other people. The world is very cruel,” she told KTTV. “You must seek validation within yourself and be kind to yourself.”
*Boondocks fans probably know that the fourth (and final) season of the show is on its way. Based on the comic strip of the same name, the Boondocks is a no-nonsense, off-the-cuff, intelligent teen-adult animated episodic; that is the brainchild of creator, Aaron McGruder.
Too bad he won’t be returning with it.
McGruder’s exit, after three seasons, along with the cryptic goodbye on his Facebook page that follows, has caught the attention of one fan in particular.
And while everyone within earshot of the news about his departure may stand in stunned silence, Dr. Boyce Watkins does not.
The man wants details (and so do we!). Continue reading
*There’s a saying, “To whom much is given, much is expected.”
OK, so the author may not have had a large derriere in mind when it was written, but that doesn’t make it any less true when it comes to women carrying more “junk in da trunk” than can fit into a pair of jeans without a struggle and having to put up with stuff because of it.
There are pros and cons to everything – even having a badonkadonk.
Harvard Medical School researchers say the fat found in women’s butts and thighs may actually protect against heart disease and diabetes. And researchers from the University of Oxford find that not only do women with larger butts tend to have reduced levels of cholesterol and are more likely to produce hormones that metabolize sugar, they are actually “smarter.”
So there, as young New Zealand pop star Lorde would say.
But then there’s the other side of carrying this generous portion of curve. Especially if you’re a woman.
The comments it brings out in men for one.
These “hey baby, can I handle that for you” comments rarely make women feel anything but objectified. And then there’s the ill-fitting clothes, and oh, that damn song!
Thanks to Huffington Post, here’s 10 very real struggles of women with big butts.