Janelle Monae Drops 2 New Videos For Singles Off Upcoming Album

Janelle Monáe’s new singles from her upcoming album ‘Dirty Computer’.

She goes full hip-hop in ‘Django Jane’ single & video, while ‘Make Me Feel’ is a funky joint with a video directed by Alan Ferguson (Solange’s husband!)

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Teyana Taylor Announced Plans To Open A 90’s Themed….

Teyana Taylor excitedly announced her plans to open, Junie Bee Nails, a 90’s themed nail salon in Harlem.

The actress, singer, dancer and businesswoman gushed on Instagram as she wrote:

Hmmmm…🤔💭 I’m thinking of a master plan…💡 A 90’s Themed Nail salon in Harlem! The vision has finally come to life and it’s ready! 🗣So come one, come all! Junie Bee Nails is granting a dope opportunity to the flyest nail techs, from around the way. No matter what shape, size, color, or gender it’s all good with us! I want to continue to create great opportunities for my community and our talented youth!! Let’s change the game, The vision is crazy! I’m talking everything from Dapper Dan style Uni’s, to Door Knockers, Bamboo earrings, baby hairs, Airbrushed nails, 54’11’s and all that other fly shit! The true essence of that 90’s Flavor. So if you wanna get on board DM your work, and resume to @juniebeenails 💅🏻💅🏼💅🏽💅🏾💅🏿 this is so exciting!! Also been a long time coming! S/o to my partner @cocamichelle we’ve put in so much work make this happen! Issa bout to be ah lituation THIS FEB!!! 😩😩🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 #JunieBeeNails #OPI

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Kendrick Lamar And SZA Release Video For ‘BLACK PANTHER’ Anthem

Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s “All The Stars” marks the first video from Marvel’s Black Panther soundtrack, and it’s all that!

The visual was directed by Dave Meyers and the Little Homies — the same minds responsible for all of Kendrick’s Damn visuals.

I really don’t have a lot to say other than this is a must-watch

Living Legend Cicely Tyson Gets Her Dance on with Maxwell

Cicely Tyson was honored at the school that’s named in her honor, The Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts, during the National CARES Mentoring Movement’s third annual For The Love Of Our Children Gala.

An iconic black singer and a legendary black woman enjoy their Blackness in a crowd of black, Black- loving people who are demonstrating black joy by singing kinda on-key. 😂😂 • This video is EVERTHING!

Ms. Tyson recently openee up with Page Six about how her career kicked off when she was first discovered at a hair show.

Tyson made a career out of modeling, and then her acting career  began the same way her modeling career did.

“There was a woman in the office, and she asked about me after I left . . . she said [I was] the exact ingénue they were looking for, for this movie.”

“I was just tapped on the shoulder, and someone said, ‘You look like you can be a model.’ I did not know what that was, so I said, ‘How do you do that?’ . . . They explained to me that they have schools that you can go to study.”

Purple Carpet : Black Panther Premiere

Lupita Nyongo wore a purple custom Atelier Versace gown to the Black Panther premiere in LA.

Angela Bassett looked glowing in a yellow ensemble from Naeem Khan NYC‘s Spring 2017 collection, topped off by Lesilla shoes.

Chadwick Boseman wore a full runway look from Emporio Armani SS18 RTW collection to the Black Panther premiere in LA.

Michael B Jordan wore a Calvin Klein suit and Jason of Beverly Hills jewelry to the Black Panther premiere in LA

Danai Gurira wore a black and pink Viktor and Rolf dress to the Black Panther premiere in LA

Janelle Monae gave bold drama with a Christian Siriano PF18 look and a heliopolis accessories clutch at the Black Panther premiere in LA.

Yara Shahidi wore an Etro dress paired with Christian Louboutin shoes and Sarah Magid and Jennifer Fisher jewelry to the Black Panther premiere in LA.

Donald Glover AKA Childish Gambino wore an orange Dolce and Gabbana SS18 RTW suit to the # Black Panther premiere.

Sydelle Noel wore a shimmery Marc Bouwer gown and Stuart Weitzman shoes to the Black Panther premiere.

Sterling K. Brown wore a LaPerla suit and David Yurman jewelry to the  Black Panther premiere.

Issa Rae wore a Rosie Assoulin R18 dress to the black panther premiere.

Tessa Thompson wore a black Elie Saab PF18 look and a Roger Vivier clutch to the Black Panther premiere.

Meagan Good wore a Sherri Hill two-piece look to the BlackPanther premiere.

Damn we look GOOD! They SHOWED UP and SHOWED OUT 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾
Black Panther will be in theaters EVERYWHERE Feb 16 , 2018!!!

Yaya DaCosta Calls Out ‘ANTM’ On Its Problems In The Past With Blackness

America’s Next Top Model should probably thank the heavens that Twitter wasn’t around when it started in 2003.

On Saturday, actress Yaya DaCosta shared videos on Instagram after viewers of Love & Hip Hop Miami sent her clips from the show. Musician, Amara La Negra has been struggling to get her message across. In the episode, the singer is criticised for her big afro and black pride

DaCosta had a similar incident on season three of America’s Next Top Model when she proudly wore her hair natural and dressed in an Ankara-print top.

“Every once in a while (more and more often these days), we are reminded of how far we still have to go surrounding issues of tolerance and ethnic sensitivity,” DaCosta said in her Instagram post acknowledging her time on the Tyra Banks’ produced competition show.

Every once in a while (more and more often these days), we are reminded of how far we still have to go surrounding issues of tolerance and ethnic sensitivity. . Trump’s latest comments about immigrants are a fresh example of that, but it is NOTHING NEW. He’s been expressing bigotry and protecting other racists since day one. . Same hate, new day… . I know that this might seem trivial next to the serious threat our country is currently facing, but people keep sending me videos of Love & HipHop Miami, saying that it reminded them of me as a young girl, learning to navigate the new phenomenon of reality TV. . Unfortunately, 14 years later, nothing has changed. . Same ignorance, new show… . It took a lot of work to heal from that experience, and looking back, I feel so much for that eager, vulnerable young version of myself. There are so many things I would whisper in her ear… . @amaralanegraaln I truly applaud your strength. As another brown-skinned, curly-headed woman with African roots and Latin branches, I stand with you. . Yes, we are all human, but the myth that we live in a post-racial society is a falsehood and, frankly, a dangerous state of denial. . May all little girls and boys everywhere feel safe and may they trust that their experiences are valid. . May we celebrate humankind’s diversity and hold one another up as worthy and deserving of respect. . #Respeito . (p.s. I think Viola Davis looked pretty damn glamorous and elegant at the Golden Globes… in her ‘fro! 😜✊🏽)

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We all know nothing about DaCosta and Amara’s stories are new. But in a new world of social media putting peoples’ face in their shit, maybe some people will think before making ignorant remarks about black pride. 

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Kelis Selling LA Mansion And Buying A Farm To “Grow Everything She Eats”

You can always count on Kelis (My WCE) to be a trendsetter, whether its in hair, fashion, food, and now, farming.

The 38-year-old mother of two announced in Architectural Digest that she is selling her 1920s home in Glendale to buy a farm. She’s doing this in the hopes of taking part in sustainable agriculture and having better control of what her family, son Knight (8) and Shepherd(2), with husband and real estate agent Mike Mora, consume.

“Now that I’ve got these two boys, I want to control a little bit more how we eat,” she said. “We’re buying a farm, so that’s why we’re moving: so that we can grow everything and sustain everything that way.”

 The star has put her mansion on the market for $1.885 million. It’s 3,850 square feet and features five bedrooms, two fireplaces, a heated saltwater pool and, of course, a gorgeous kitchen broken in by the singer and Le Cordon Bleu-educated chef. She released a cookbook called My Life on a Plate in 2015 and has a line of sauces called Bounty & Full.

“We smoke meat, so we have a BBQ smoker,” she said. “We can do great grilled vegetables and steaks and sit outside with a glass of wine. It’s so nice.”

This desire to bring the healthiest of foods to the table through farming grew from a love of cooking. It developed during childhood but became a passion while she was studying at Le Corden Bleu in Paris.

“It was life changing,” she told Esquire in 2014. “Not because I learned to cook there, but because I was able to focus on something new. I was able to realize that I make music because I love it, not because I have to, and that there are other things that I do just as well, if not better, that bring me as much passion and joy and satisfaction.”