Blacker the Berry : Khoudia Diop is Changing the Game and Laughing All The Way To The Bank

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Khoudia Diop, 19, is a breathtaking. Like totally, her melanin is world stopping!

How anyone could have ever seen anything other than beauty when looking at this face is beyond me, but as we know, the western world has always struggled to recognize the beauty of dark skin.

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Born in Senegal, but raised here in the States, Diop, told DailyMail that she was relentlessly teased as a child, and even continues to face criticism from the online community.

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I was teased a lot growing up, because of my skin tone. By other kids, and now even online sometimes, people will make comments….Growing up, I faced it by confronting the bullies. As I grew, I learned to love myself more every day, and not pay attention to the negative people, which helped a lot.

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Diop’s confidence is no doubt a big factor in her ability to land a modeling contract, and gain over 200,000 followers in Instagram under her name Melanin Goddess.

You might remember seeing Diop in the Colored Girls Inc. Campaign I featured about a few months ago. Since then her following is throw the roof and her opportunities have spawn #winning

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Pure Beauty! It is so easy to get caught up with the internet standards for beauty. She is like no other, and for that, she can’t be matched. We can’t be matched! #BlackGirlMagic

What I Wore In Miami

If you know me , then you know i ❤ Miami. So last weekend for a joint birthday trip the girls and i decided to Take Miami. Below is where you can get what i wore the entire trip

Day 1

Daylife Look

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Dress : Forever 21
Sandals : Rainbow
Handwrap : Africa ( Gift)

Nightlife Look

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Dress : Ebay
Sandals : Ross

Day 2

Daylife Look

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Top : Rainbow
Pants : Zara

Nightlife Look

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Skirt : ASOS
Heels : UrbanOG
Mesh Bomber : Rainbow ( 4 years ago)

Day 3
Beach Day

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Swimsuit : Pre Order at eccentricglow@hotmail.com
Shorts : Target
Slippers : Rainbow
http://www.rainbowshops.com/p/slide-sandals-with-faux-fur-strap-9005880431.html

Nightlife Look

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Top :SheIn
http://m.shein.com/us/Blue-Striped-Off-The-Shoulder-Split-Sleeve-Blouse-p-293478-cat-1733.html
Shorts : Stawberry
Boots : Ego Official
http://ego.co.uk/cindy-thigh-high-peep-toe-boots-in-nude-lycra.html

She WINNING: Michel’le’s ‘Surviving Compton’ Lifetime Biopic Pulls in Impressive 9.4 Million

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Lifetime’s ‘Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le’ was a ratings hit!

The tv biopic attracted an average of 2.3 million total viewers Saturday night alone and was cable’s top entertainment telecast (excluding sports) in total viewers, adults 18-49 (1.1M), adults 25-54 (1.2M), women 25-54 (934K) and women 18-49 (836K).

via Deadline:

The network’s Saturday’s premiere of the one-hour documentary Beyond The Headlines: Michel’le averaged 1.9 million total viewers, retaining 83% of itsSurviving Compton lead-in.

All in, Lifetime boasts, the network reached 9.4 million viewers across all weekend telecasts of the two projects, which touch on the life of hip-hop recording artist Michel’le.

Surviving Compton, from Sony Pictures Television and Thinkfactory Media, was was the most social TV program (excluding sports) on the day of its premiere, with 216K unique people generating 506K interactions across Facebook and Twitter. Surviving Compton was the most social movie of the weekend with a total of 573K interactions.

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Style and Grace ICON : Michelle Obama

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The stunning and gracious icon we have come to adore these last years. This feature isn’t about her beauty. The issue includes 4 love letters written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jon Meacham, Gloria Steinem and Rashida Jones. Each letter, praising our beloved First Lady for her many contributions to the world.

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Trying to sum up what each letter in details is IMPOSSIBLE , but I couldn’t begin to emulate the emotion and beauty encapsulated in each word.

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Here are some of the excerpts of the letters from each writer:

Adichie’s writes:

Because she said what she thought, and because she smiled only when she felt like smiling, and not constantly and vacuously, America’s cheapest caricature was cast on her: the Angry Black Woman. Women, in general, are not permitted anger — but from black American women, there is an added expectation of interminable gratitude, the closer to groveling the better, as though their citizenship is a phenomenon that they cannot take for granted.

Jones writes:

All women struggle to reconcile the different people that we are at all times, to merge our conflicting desires, to represent ourselves honestly and feel good about the inherent contradictions. But Michelle manages to do this with poise, regardless of the scrutiny.

Steinem writes:

After a decade under a public microscope, she has managed what no other first lady — and few people in any public position — have succeeded in doing: She has lived a public life without sacrificing her privacy and authenticity. She made her husband both more human and effective as a president by being his interpreter and defender, but also someone we knew was capable of being his critic. Eventually, she spoke up about the pain of the racist assumptions directed at her, but she waited until her husband could no longer be politically punished for her honesty. And she has always been the best kind of mother, which means insisting that fathers be equal parents. All of this she has done with honesty, humor and, most important, kindness.

Jon Meacham writes:

The Obama skeptics and the Obama haters have from time to time questioned her patriotism, but this is the same country that managed, in some quarters, to hold Eleanor Roosevelt in contempt. The important thing is that Mrs. Obama, a clear-eyed lawyer, found a way to withstand the scrutiny of the spotlight. In point of fact, she did more than withstand it. To borrow a phrase from William Faulkner, she not only endured it; she prevailed

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She’s GLOWING : Janet Jackson Officially Announces Her Pregnancy & Shows Off Her Baby Bump!

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The 50-year-old music icon said, “We thank God for our blessing” and snapped a gorgeous photo of her baby bump.

This will be the first child for Janet and her husband, Wissam Al Mana.

I wish her a happy and healthy pregnancy.

She looks beautiful and is GLOWING.

Go Girl : Ciara Signs With IGM Models And Gives LIFE In LEGEND MAGAZINE

 Newlywed  Ciara Wilson is a force no one can STOP. We were first introduced to her over a decade ago when her hit single, “Goodies,” hit the airwaves. Since then we’ve watched her evolve as an entertainer.

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Today, Ciara  have successfully combined being a classy songstress, a powerhouse model, an adoring wife, and a doting mother. Sister is doing it for herself and i would love for her to share her secrets.

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Shoot Credits: Photography / Dennis Leupold Creative Direction and Styling / Paris Libby Hair / Cesar Ramirez Make-up / Yolonda Frederick Styling Assistant / Claudia Perez-Kowalski Photography Assistants / Winston Kingstro and Kevin Leupold Production Assistant / Alex Uloom Post Production / Alberto33 Location / Los Angeles

Au Naturel : Kelly Rowland Rocks Eclectic Natural Styles In SCHÖN! MAGAZINE

IF you ever slept on Kelly , its time to WAKE UP!

 

Kelly Rowland‘s feature in SCHÖN! Magazine is EVERYTHING  to my SOUL. She’s rocking textured extensions that are to die for.

 

Her photographer, Ricky Middlesworth. Slayed this shoot, and then some. Take a look:

 

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Kelly Giving  Em Life  with  NO PAROLE!

GO GIRL