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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Why Did Erykah Badu Gets Pulled Over By The Police?!

Erykah Badu recently had an awkward encounter with the boys in blue, but not because she did anything wrong.

The singer took to Instagram with a video recorded while she was pulled over by police in Dallas, Texas.

According to Erykah, the only reason she got pulled over was so the officer could say hello.

“OK, it’s New Year’s Eve. I just got pulled over,” she said in the video.

“And why are you pulling me over?” she asked two cops, at which point one of the officers bends down with a giant smile.

“Because I wanted to say hi!” he said.

WTF BABYLON !! HAPPY NEW YEAERZZZZ!

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Ummm abuse of power much??!!

Andre 3000 Release Sneaker Line With Tretorn

The 42-year-old half of Outkast is a long-time fan of the brand, reminiscing of the days he wore Tretorns in the halls of Tri-Cities High School.

In a statement from the brand, André 3000 said, “Growing up, we’d all put our personal stamp onto the blank canvas of the Nylite and I’d sketch out my own designs. This collaboration felt like fun because it brought me back to that place of personalizing these original designs.”

The collection features 10 unique designs that were also inspired by Tretorn’s prep heritage and feature updates to classic styles from the label. Styles range from Velcro high tops to rugby-like striped shoes to quilted suede sneakers.

The footwear collection, which debuted last week at ComplexCon, is now available at tretorn.com. The shoes range in price from $85-$250.

The GLOW Up 6 : Fallin Temperatures

To: All

From: myself and some amazingly dope sistas

Date :  Oct 13

Subject : Fall Vibes

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Around the world there are more realistic fall temperatures than here in Vegas. Leniza’s 2 piece and coat – is a no-brainer when it comes to layering and transitioning into darker and warmer colors and cooler temps in Brooklyn. Kyrzayda’s coat is a total staple and it’s actually fall/winter gold so if you cant catch it before its sold out….snag it. These leather pants on Jai and Kyrzayda  are also a must. Yanique has the perfect night slayage and the curves are sold separately. I’m really loving these outfits for transitions and I hope you love it too.

Fashion Blogger Kyrzayda

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Coat Sold Here

Fashion Blogger Leniza Evy

2 Piece Set Sold Here

Fashion Blogger Yanique

2 Piece Set Sold Here

Fashion Blogger Jai Nice

Top and Pants Sold Here

The GLOW Up 5 : Not Completely Fall YET

To: All

From: Me plus some amazingly dope sistas

Date : October 6, 2017

Subject : Not Completely Fall YET

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Cool breezes have started to appear, and while outside my house I can find blooming roses still, I can also see leaves starting to yellow. I love this upcoming season. Each season is something to savor and enjoy when it first appears, but fall has a special place in my heart for so many reasons.

WOKE up to a brisk 61 degrees at 6 a.m. that quickly rose to 84 by 9 a.m. here in Vegas. With it being 84 degrees here on the westcoast, we can still pull out our tanks , skirts and shorts. See how these Sistas pulled it off

PS Panda

Dress : Intertwine Collection

Mz Sharon Ann

2 Piece Set : Shop J Bolin

Stafani Milano

Skirt : Olayemii

Kikirajxo

Suspenders: Touch Dolls

Letoya Luckett is Engaged!!

I said , ” Yes yeeeesssss” on his Burfday!! The former Destiny’s Child singer and actress wrote on her IG under the above pic. Am I the only one blinded by the bling?

All I can say is, " HALLELUJAH GOD!" 🙌🏾 My heart is full of pure JOY!! I just want to say THANK YOU for all of the L ❤️ve & blessings me & my fiancé ( OMG yaassss feels so good to say fiancé )😩🙌🏾😂 have received over the last few days! Tommi & I can't thank you enough!! Well, here's a Lil inside scoop from the other nights "Surprise" Burfday dinner turned engagement party. This is a clip from the video montage he put together that had me in tears. As the wall at Ocean prime Dallas rolled back revealing my family & his. BRUH! I was so shocked 😳😩 the surprise was supposed to be on him ! Not me! 😂 anyhoo! I'm over the moon & overjoyed. I gave my girl @charlipenn over at @essence the real deets on how we met & how The L❤️ve of my life pulled off one of the most beautiful moments in our lives. GO TO essence.com or simply click the link in their @essence Instagram bio for more details!!! I'm geeked!! 🙌🏾😉👰🏽💍❤️ #Back2Life #Repost @essence ・・・ So, we have a bone to pick with Letoya Luckett. Girl, how are you gonna let us watch this video of you & your fiancé after we put on our makeup?!We look crazy with our mascara running. For more on their journey hit the 🔗 in our bio.

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Bestie Eudoxiee message is the sweetest ever!

Love is a beautiful thing.

Fashion & Style 411 : Breann Danae

Meet Breann Danae (25) from Fort Worth, TX. She recently moved to Atlanta to finish school, and further her modeling career. Breann Danae is taking a break right now to get back to where she needs to be physically. She’s been in front of the camera as well as the mirror since before she could even tie her shoes. Fashion is something Breann has been very into, but she haven’t always been in the position to display her fashionista side like she wanted to. She has now been in several fashion shows in Atlanta, and Dallas and plan to do many more. Breann’s favorite type of shoot would be something showing an artistic, or creative side…or definitely something that tells a story. She plans to show the world that as a thick, brown skin girl she don’t have to be an urban model. I’m here to make a difference.

 1: So when’s the first time you fell in love with FASHION?

BreannDanae : I’ve been into fashion really since I was a child, about 5 yrs. I always wanted to pick out my outfits, and would be so quick to pose for a picture. I used to think I wanted to be a fashion designer, but soon after getting a sewing machine, I decided I’d just wear the clothes instead.

Question 2 : Do you have a signature STYLE?

BreannDanae: I honestly don’t believe I have a signature style. I’ll follow a few trends here and there, while remaining true to myself. But a lot of the time, you can catch me wearing a nice pencil skirt, or a good pair of high wasted skinny jeans with a simple strappy heel. My favorite colors to wear would definitely be earth tones.

Question 3: Who is your favorite DESIGNER?

BreannDanae: To be honest, I don’t have a favorite “celebrity” designer. I do have a favorite Instagram designer though. I’ve never met her, but I love her work. Her IG handle is _bumblebryy. She has a true passion for what she does, and her pieces are gorgeous! 

Question 4 : Who is your current STYLE crush?

BreannDanae: My current style crush is definitely Rasheeda. Her style is everything! Very simple, but very fashionable. It can even sometimes be a little “tomboyish”, but still classy and that’s why I love it. I love to mix looks together. I’m also a big fan of Heather Sanders. Heather has that 90’s look most of the time…yet so chic. They both have their own boutiques as well. Rasheeda has Pressed ATL in Atlanta, and Heather has her Sorella Boutique in LA.

Question 5: How do you pick the ensembles you display?

BreannDanae: When it comes to picking out my clothes, it definitely depends on the situation. But for the most part, I take into consideration the type of event, the weather, how I feel, and what looks best at that moment. At night I tend to go for darker colors. While during the day, I would prefer something more light

Question 6 : What are some of your favorite boutiques to get your fashionable pieces?

BreannDanae: There are so many boutiques now, it’s hard to keep up. But I love shopping at a local boutique in Arlington, TX called Blu Chandelier. The owner is a doll, and the clothes are bomb.com. One of my favorite online boutiques would actually be Fashion Nova. I’ve ordered so many pieces from there that I was extremely pleased with. 

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