Crenshaw and Slauson Intersection To Be Renamed In Honor of Nipsey Hussle

South Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced that the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue will be named in honor of one of its very own, Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom.

Nipsey’s flagship Marathon Store is located adjacent to the intersection.

A petition to get the intersection named in his honor circulated online shortly after his murder with over 500,000 signatures to date.

The naming of the project, which will memorialize the culture and history of Black Los Angeles on Crenshaw Blvd., came from Nipsey.

He passionately articulated that “Crenshaw should be a destination,” further insinuating that all of the individuals riding the Metro LAX Line should stop at Crenshaw and spend their dollars in the community.

“Ermias Asghedom known as “Nipsey Hussle” was an icon and West Coast hero,”said Councilmember Harris-Dawson. 


“Nipsey’s genuine nature allowed him to be a light to everyone he interacted with from family, friends, fans, and his larger community.  As a father, brother, and son, Nipsey was a rock helping to build an empire that will continue through generations. Nipsey will always be remembered for delivering a pure, authentic Los Angeles sound, his numerous philanthropic efforts, his innovative, community-focused business mindset, and his humble heart. “

This still has me so broken up 😭😭😭😭

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Kim Porter, Mother of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ Children, Found Dead

Kim Porter, the model who dated Diddy for 13 years, was found dead Thursday at her Los Angeles home.

She was 47.

via TMZ:

Law enforcement sources tell us they got a call to Porter’s Toluca Lake home around noon. According to emergency dispatch audio the call came in as a patient in cardiac arrest.

A source connected to Kim tells us she’d been suffering pneumonia for several weeks, but it’s still unclear what exactly caused her death.

Diddy and Kim’s relationship spanned more than a decade with several breakups and makeups. They started dating in 1994 and broke up, for the last time, in 2007.

Kim and Diddy have 3 children together — twin girls Jessie James and D’Lila were born in 2006, and she had their son, Christian Combs, in 1998. She also has a son, Quincy, from her previous relationship with Al B. Sure!.

Porter worked as both a model and an actress, and she made appearances on Diddy’s show, “I Want to Work for Diddy.”

Diddy’s rep Cindi Berger tells us, “Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time.

Wow!!!

Erykah Badu Makes An Iconic Cameo In Neelam’s ‘I’ll Be The King’ Video

Neelam Hakeem just dropped the visuals for her empowerment track, “I’ll Be The King,” and she made sure to include a special guest at the end of the song.

In the newly released video, the hijabi emcee brings out a regal Erykah Badu in a special cameo at the end of the song. In the scene, Badu sits on in a literal throne with Hakeem nestled by her knees.

At one point, the Los Angeles-based rapper lays her head on the “Next Lifetime” singer’s lap. The image appears to be an acknowledgment that Neelam is sitting at the knees of other female hip-hop greats, like Badu, who have come before her.

Although Badu has shared video clips of Neelam’s talent to her fans before, the duo first shared a stage during the female cypher at the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards, which aired earlier this month.

With Badu at the turntables, Hakeem freestyled to the beat alongside the likes of Bri Steves, Sharaya J, and Chika.

Check out the video for “I’ll Be The King” below.

via Essence

GabiFresh’s Newest Plus Size Swimsuit Line Celebrates Curves and Confidence

Plus size designer and style blogger GabiFresh (also known as Gabi Gregg) knows her curves, and her strong women.

Gregg just launched her 2018 resort collection with leading body-positive swimwear brand Swimsuits For All. The headturning new line was designed to pay tribute to strong, bold and confident women.” For the gorgeous new launch shoot, Gregg teamed up with breast-cancer survivor Ericka Hart and model and activist Philomena Kwao to help show off the confident looks for women who proudly embrace their curves. The trio posed in the jungles of Belize for this anazing shoot. The line features bold and trendy one and two piece swimsuits in womens sizes 10-26

“Body positivity is now a mainstream topic that everyone is talking about, and there was a lot of progress in 2017, but I think there’s definitely still room for improvement,” Gregg said in an interview with PEOPLE.

The collection aims to exemplify how these three strong women have overcome challenges they’ve faced in their lives, and the bold, breathtaking styles definitely make a statement.

Swimsuits can be purchased below
https://www.swimsuitsforall.com/GabiFresh-x-Swimsuits-For-All-Volcano-Bikini?utm_source=I

6 DOPE Plus- Size Online Boutiques

With only a few of brick and mortar stores that carry plus sizes, it’s easy to fall into a rut of purchasing from the same brands over and over again. Plus if the clothing is boring , that could drive any fashionista insane. These brands are unique , sexy and fashionable.

Here’s are 6 brands to keep your eye on.

1. Rue 107 is the go-to destination for fierce bodycon dresses, swimsuits, and fabulous fashion. If you’re in the New York area, check out their showroom.

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http://rue107.com/

1. Based in Atlanta, Jibri is the ultimate source for killer designs. Get ready for loud prints and interesting silhouettes.

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http://www.jibrionline.com/

3. Zelie for She is truly one of a kind. The brand stays on the fashion calendar and releases a collection every season. No collection ever looks the same , so get it while you can.

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http://www.zelieforshe.com/#!shop-all/hj4sd

4. Nakimuli Clothes arw a harmonious blend of prints , colors , & ethic inspirations with a funky feminine aesthetic. Going up to a size 3X, it’s basically all-prints all the time. And the swimwear is to die for!

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https://www.nakimuli.com

5. EKINEYO! Your Bodycon Dreams have been ANSWERED. This is plus-size clothing best kept secret.

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http://www.shopekineyo.com/

Poshtiqe has everything you’ll need for a night out on the town or a chill day running errands. All your clothing needs for any occasion can be find at this marvelous boutique

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https://poshtiqe.com/