Dear White People’ Renewed for Season 3

‘Dear White People’ is coming back for a third season on Netflix

The announcement was made today in the form of a video featuring Giancarlo Esposito, the show’s narrator, who also plays a member of the secret campus society, The Order of X. 

Peep the announcement below. Cant Wait!

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Afrocentric Prom Dress Praises Erykah Badu, Angela Davis, and Lauryn Hill

Aishamanne Williams wore a one of kind
gown to prom that praised those who inspire her to be who she is: Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, and Angela Davis.

The 17-year-old high school senior collaborated with her friend’s mother, Donna Weekes, and schoolmate, Nyiesha Mallett, to create her vision. The white gown with illustrations of Hill, Badu, and Davis won Williams, “Best Dressed” at prom. Williams told Teen Vogue, “Honoring inspirational, radical, unapologetically honest black women was important to me.”

Prom is a major part of senior year in high school, the pictures last forever, and there isn’t a better moment to celebrate who you’ve became and salute those that you look up too — which is exactly what Williams did. And her ability to do so in a creative way is inspiring.

Williams is definitely pushing the envelope when it comes to the views of a traditional prom dress. This also guarantees that no one else will show up to the dance with the same dress. 

Naomi Campbell Wants To Help Up and Coming Designers

Supermodel Naomi Campbell wants to help up and coming fashion designers showcase their work — without the expenses and exclusivity of fashion week.

via Page Six:

“I want to do a platform because not everyone can go to these big fashion weeks around the world and put money into showing their product,” she said at a Cannes Lions panel Wednesday, mentioning designers she’s seen in Africa. “So there has to be another way … building a platform for the young emerging designers that don’t have a way to show their work, and invite online stores to come in and see, and help them grow.”

Campbell, who organizes Fashion for Relief shows to benefit Save the Children and other charities, added: “What matters in my legacy that I leave is that I’ve done enough for models of color and diversity. That’s what kept me here for so long is that I don’t feel — I haven’t felt — that it’s right … For years [diversity] has been this afterthought and it should just be a thought along with everything else.”

Campbell’s concerned a current wave of diversity in fashion could be fleeting.

“It can’t be a trend,” she said. “It can’t go backwards again. We have to stay and keep going forwards. That’s my worry.”

She recalled a time in her career when she was rejected by French Vogue because they had never put a black woman on the cover. She said she went to Yves Saint Laurent, who threatened to pull ads, and she landed the cover in 1988.

“My life has been a challenge, but I’ve loved that. I’ve used that to drive me,” she said. “I’ve never played a victim to any of this. It gives me energy to say ‘OK, that didn’t happen that way, I’ll find another way.’”

She also tackled pay disparity in an unusual circumstance. “When I did Playboy they said, ‘She can’t get the same money as Cindy Crawford,’” Campbell recalled. “My lawyer said, ‘Why?’ And they said, ‘because Naomi’s t–s are smaller.’ I was like, ‘So what? I’m built differently.’”

GLOW Girl GLOW! Im here for it 💟💟

Mara Brock Akil On When We Can Expect A ‘Girlfriends’ Movie

Mara Brock Akil sat down with Vulture to discuss her new OWN series, Love Is__.

When asked about the possibility of a Girlfriends reunion, Mara says that getting Toni, Maya, Joan and Lynn on the big screen is dependent on any studio willing to tell the story.

She says,

“Yeah, you can tell any studio in town: If they got 50 to 60 million, I already have the script. We can make an epic story and we can make a lot of money, but me hustling and knocking on doors begging to do this story is not where it is anymore. It deserves somebody to see the value in it and write that check. That’s what it’s about. People often think I have the power. Well, I have a lot of creative input, I know the vision of it, but I need the money. That’s what this industry is all about — supporting artists and supporting storytellers and hearing the audience for what they want and need. There still is a lack of value for what black women want, yet we have proven to be one of the strongest consumers in the marketplace. Yet we still are undervalued about what we want and need So, yeah, I have a script. It’ll be great. But I can’t keep worrying about that and hustling that because I wouldn’t have come up with Nuri and Yasir. I wouldn’t have helped launch Black Lightning. I have a lot more stories in me. Begging someone to see the value of Girlfriends, I can’t do it anymore.”

I completely LOVED her new series last night,it gives me Love Jones vibes.

Ms. Lauryn Hill Tour Openers Will Include: M.I.A., SZA, Nas, More

Ms. Lauryn Hill has announced the opening acts for her Miseducation 20th Anniversary Tour. The tour dates feature a variety of different artists each night, including M.I.A., ASAP Rocky, Nas, Big Boi, Santigold, SZA, Shabazz Palaces, Dave East, and many more. Other artists set to join select dates include Raury, Busta Rhymes, Tierra Whack, and Talib Kweli. Check out her full tour itinerary below as well as the full list of openers here.

Vegas Sept 7 … Im So There yall 🌻🌻 Sept 18 Show line up is crazyyyy add Talib and Nas to it and its guaranteed to be one of the best concert in Hip Hip .

Dates and Openers Below:

07-05 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater (with A$AP Rocky, Jo Mersa Marley)

07-08 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live (with A$AP Rocky, Jo Mersa Marley)

07-11 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (with M.I.A., Busta Rhymes, Jo Mersa Marley)

07-13 Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier (with M.I.A., Busta Rhymes, Tierra Whack, Jo Mersa Marley)

07-15 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach (with M.I.A., Busta Rhymes, Jo Mersa Marley)

07-18 Toronto, Ontario – Budweiser Stage (with Santigold, Busta Rhymes, Dave East,Tierra Whack)

07-20 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill (with Santigold, Busta Rhymes, Dave East, Bambaata Marley)

07-22 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival

07-25 Charlotte, NC – CHarlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre (with Big Boi, Bambaata Marley, Raury)

07-26 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater (with Big Boi, Bambaata Marley, Raury)

07-29 St. Petersburg, FL – Al Lang Stadium (with Big Boi, Dave East, Bambaata Marley)

07-31 Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater (with Big Boi, De La Soul, Dave East, Bambaata Marley)

08-02 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place (with Big Boi, Dave East, Bambaata Marley)

08-03 Atlanta, GA – State Bank Amphitheatre (with Big Boi, De La Soul, Victory)

08-05 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium (with Big Boi, Dave East, Victory)

08-08 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center (with Nas, Santigold, Victory)

09-07 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas (with Nas, Protoje, Iman Omari)
09-09 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre (with Kelela, Protoje, Iman Omari)

09-12 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum (with Nas, Santigold, Iman Omari)

09-14 Burnaby, British Columbia – Deer Lake Park (with Santigold, De La Soul, Iman Omari)

09-15 Kent, WA – ShoWare Center (with Santigold, De La Soul, Shabazz Palaces)

09-18 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl (with Dave Chappelle, De La Soul)

09-20 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre (with SZA, De La Soul, Shabazz Palaces)

09-22 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre (with Santigold, Mr. Eazi, Tierra Whack)

09-24 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre (with Nas, Talib Kwell, Tierra Whack)

09-26 Morrison, CO – Red Rock Amphitheatre (with Santigold, Talib Kwell, Shabazz Palaces)

09-29 Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre (with Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces)

09-30 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory (with Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces)

10-03 New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena (with Nas, Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces)

10-05 St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena (with Nas, Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces)

SZA Reveals Her Voice Is NOT Permanently Damaged!

A few weeks ago, SZA told fans that her vocal chords were permanently injured those tweets were deleted shortly after.

Apparently her doctors have been able to work their magic, because now she says her voice is NOT permanently injured

“Thank u to the incredible team of Doctors and vocal technicians that have taken time to see me over the last few weeks in every city,” she tweeted Sunday night. “I’m blessed to say my voice is not permanently damaged and I’ve been working daily to get back.”

“Slowly but surely,” she added.

Im so happy for her. Shes winning cant let nothing stop her shine.

GLOW Of The Day : Kyrzayda

Thank Gawd Its Fridayyyyy! Sistas, how y’all feel? Brothas , yall alright?

We are ending our werk week with today’s GLOW of the Day known as Kyrzayda.

Work with your heart, be bold, don’t quit doing what you love and always get up after a fall. 

View more looks of her style below!

Please keep Kyrzayda in your prayers shes currently battling stage 4 cancer

Learn more about this GLOWING Queen on Instagram Kyrzayda