Russell Simmons & Tony Rock Partner for First Ever “All Def Movie Awards”

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If you’re one of those people who don’t think there are enough platforms celebrating the talents of people of color, this is for you. All Def Digital, the fastest growing video programming brand in hip hop, is hosting it’s first ever awards show. The “All Def Movie Awards” will be held in Hollywood on February 24th and will be hosted by comedian Tony Rock. Rock dished on why the ADMA’s were created and what the public should expect from the show’s debut.

Dej Loaf, Tinashe, Halsey & Lion Babe Join Mac’s “Future Forward” Campaign

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DejLoaf and Tinashe are among the ladies who are apart of the Mac Cosmetics “Future Forward” ongoing series of collaborations and campaigns that spotlight newer talent who are making waves within the music industry. They along with Halsey and Lion Babe’s Jillian Hervey will be among the first to debut their products on a rolling basis beginning in March.

ORS Olive Oil Upping the Ante with “ORS™ Olive Oil Plus™” Line

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This is for all of you product loving naturalistas out there. Looking for some new products to try? Well ORS™ (formerly Organic Root Stimulator™) is upping the ante on their “curly girl” product area by combining the power of Olive Oil with the power of additional oils that elevate performance in curly, kinky and wavy hair. Tracey V. Bell, Sr. Marketing Manager for Namaste Laboratories, the makers of the ethnic hair care vet company, dished on the new high performance line that has been dubbed ORS™ Olive Oil Plus™.

K. Michelle & Erica Mena Remove Surgical Enhancements

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Either the “big booty, big boobies, big everything” trend is ending or confidence is rising. I hope it’s the latter. Reality stars K. Michelle and Erica Mena are just a few of the women who previously admitted to cosmetic surgery but are now downgrading or removing their enhancements all together. Both ladies are venturing out beyond reality TV and building their brands in their respective areas of interest. Apparently, their enhancements have been more of a distraction than asset recently.

WE TV Reality Show to Expose Challenges of “Growing Up Hip Hop”

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he cast of “Growing Up Hip Hop” with panel discussion moderator Ebony Steele, center. (Photos by Terry Shropshire for Atlanta Daily World and Real Times Media).
The cast of “Growing Up Hip Hop” with Ebony Steele (center). Photo by Terry Shropshire)

Following your dreams and finding your way in the world is not an easy feat to begin with, but imagine trying to do that in the shadow of a famously successful parent. WE TV’s new reality show “Growing Up Hip Hop” will show just how difficult that can be. The show follows the offspring of several hip hop pioneers as they try to make their own mark in the industry while stepping out of the family shadow and finding success on their own.

Celebs Get Selfie Happy with “Ty-Lite” iPhone Case by Beyonce’s Stylist Ty Hunter

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Have you noticed your favorite celebs stepping their selfie games up? You have Ty Hunter to thank. Beyonce’s stylist turned entrepreneur has invented a phone case with built-in LED lights to help with those all important selfies. The case has three lighting settings, “warm” for a glossy effect, “cool” for outdoor lighting, and “brilliant” for that extra glam. Ty dished on the new case to Glamour Magazine.

Brandy Stars in New BET Sitcom “Zoe Ever After”

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With the series finale of BET’s “The Game” airing on August 4th, you’d think Brandy would have some free time on her hands, but it looks like she and BET have another iron in the fire. The singer/actress will be starring as Zoe Moon in the new BET comedy, “Zoe Ever After”.  This is Brandy’s first time leading a show since her “Moesha” days. She dished on the new role and it’s reliability in a recent chat with New York Daily News.

Mielle Organics Announces Yandy Smith as It’s First Celebrity Brand Ambassador

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There’s no better way to know that a product is worth a try than to hear it from someone who has tried it and loved it. For those of you that need to be convinced that Mielle Organics is a line worth trying (because I don’t :)), then Yandy Smith is telling you from her first hand experience that it is. The reality TV star has become the first celebrity Brand Ambassador for the hair and skin care line. 

Mielle Organics Founder, Monique Rodriguez, Dishes on the “The Mielle Life” and Everything Natural Hair

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It seems as if Mielle Organics emerged out of the darkness overnight. The natural hair care product line has resonated with naturalistas all over the world since it’s creation in 2014. However, it’s founder, Monique Rodriguez says that although it’s been a whirlwind, her journey to creating Mielle Organics was far from a overnight success. I spoke to the hair care guru and she dished on how the idea to create Mielle Organics came to be, the amazing reception from the natural hair community, hair texture shaming and more. Check out our chat below.