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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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.

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.

Ziggy Marley Working With Paramount To Develop Bob Marley Biopic

Ziggy Marley is with Paramount Pictures to develop a biopic about his late legendary father, Bob Marley.

A Bob Marley  biopic is finally coming our wayyy!

Via Deadline:

Bob Marley died of cancer at the age of 36 but in that short lifetime, he changed the landscape of music, introducing generations to reggae music with such hit songs as Get Up, Stand Up, One Love No Woman, No Cry, Could You Be Loved, Buffalo Soldier, Jammin and Redemption Song

The accomplished Jamaican singer-songwriter, who died in 1981, had a father who was caucasian and because of that found himself discriminated against in his country. Although he rose to great fame and fortune, Bob Marley never forgot where he came from. He remained humble until the end of his life. And the power he achieved in music will never be forgotten.

No word yet on when the biopic is expected to be released, but I will definitely keep you posted on this project.

This is DOPE

‘Atlanta’ Renewed for a Third Season

One of my favorites is coming back! ‘Atlanta’ will be coming back to FX for a third season 😁😁😁😁

According to THR, FX has ordered more episodes from Donald Glover.

via THR:

The show follows two cousins working through the Atlanta music scene in a bid to better their lives and that of their families. Atlanta is produced by FX Productions and is executive produced by Glover and showrunner Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle, Stephen Glover and Hiro Murai.

Atlanta is phenomenal, achieving and exceeding what few television series have done,” said FX Networks and FX Productions programming president Nick Grad, who made the announcement alongside counterpart Eric Schrier. “With Atlanta Robbin’ Season, Donald and his collaborators elevated the series to even greater heights, building on the enormous success of their award-winning first season. We’re grateful to the producers and our extraordinary cast and crew for achieving this level of excellence, and we share the excitement with our audience about the third season knowing they will continue to take us to unexpected and thrilling places.”

Around The Way Girl : Teyana Taylor In New Campaign For PrettyLittleThing x Karl Kani

If you’re like me, rocking a Karl Kani jacket or jeans from the iconic streetwear label back in the day meant you were the bomb and your fashion was tight.

With the resurgence of ‘90s trends in fashion, Karl Kani, which was launched in 1989 by Carl Williams (aka one of the founding fathers of streetwear), is teaming up with the UK brand PrettyLittleThing on a capsule collection. It’s also the first-ever brand collaboration for PrettyLittleThing.

Karl Kani and PrettyLittleThing have booked the ever-stylish singer Teyana Taylor to model looks from the 45-piece collection.

The collection incorporates Karl Kani’s logo and the brand’s signature stripes, and features various pieces including T-shirt dresses, crop tops, bodysuits, denim jackets and shorts and more streetwear-inspired pieces.

Considering the singer’s personal style, Taylor was definitely made for this for this collection. Other celebrities who have already been spotted wearing the collection include Missy Elliott and Karrueche Tran.

The collection ranges in price from $15 to $60, and is available at PrettyLittleThing.com NOW.