Let me start by making it clear that this post is about our fave moments from the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards. This is not a recap of the entire awards show. I repeat, this is not a recap of the entire awards show lol. Now, that we’ve got that out of the way…let’s get into our first fave moment from the show.
The Love & Hip Hop franchise produced by mogul Mona Scott-Young has traveled from New York to Atlanta and now to Hollywood pulling in millions of viewers since it’s inception in 2011. But for as many viewers as it has, it also has its detractors. Some people despise the show, VH1 and Mona-Scott Young because of what they feel are negative depictions of African-Americans. Although the show’s cast made a choice to be a part of the series, some feel that they are being exploited by Mona and VH1 to basically play themselves on TV. In a recent interview with Arise 360, Mona defends the franchise and explains why she thinks the series is more appealing than some would like to admit. Check out a few excerpts below.
Since her Disney says Raven Symone has been quite private only revealing tidbits of her life via social media. However, during her sit down with Oprah on her OWN series “Where Are They Now?” which aired last night, The Cosby Show and That’s So Raven star shared her views on sexuality and ethnicity making it very clear she is against being labeled anything but human. Check out a few excerpts from the interview below.
After more than six years since Girlfriends ended, Joan Clayton…I mean Tracee Ellis Ross lol, is back on the small screen with new ABC show Black-ish. During last week’s media tour to promote the family sitcom Tracee sat down with The Breakfast Club to discuss the show, cultural identity, Girlfriends and more. Check out a few excerpts from the interview below.
They say all publicity is good publicity but Shonda Rhimes would probably beg to differ. With the season premiere of Scandal and the series premiere of How to Get Away With Murder quickly approaching, I’m pretty sure the television producer thought her name would on the lips of the media for reasons other than her being an “angry black woman”. That is exactly what Alessandra Stanley called her in an article in The New York Times.
After over 5 years of dating, NBA baller Dwayne Wade and actress Gabrielle Union jumped the broom at the Chateau Artisan Castle in Miami, Florida on Saturday, August 30th.
The ceremony was officiated by Gabby’s good friend and fellow actress Essence Atkins while John Legend serenaded the couple who
The best way to bring about change is to be the change you want to see. Over a half dozen hip hop artists are doing just that with a song dedicated to Mike Brown. Rapper The Game talked about enlisting his counterparts to come together for the track.
“The issues in Ferguson really hit home for me, and I feel compelled to use my musical platform to address this,” the Game tells Rolling Stone. “I am a black man with kids of my own that I love more than anything, and I cannot fathom a horrific tragedy like Michael Brown’s happening to them. This possibility has shaken me to my core. That is why this song must be made and why it was so easy for so many of my friends to come together and unite against the injustice.”
We talked about last night’s memorable moments but the fashion at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards was just as memorable. Our faves looks were Nicki Minaj in her “Anaconda” inspired look, Chanel Iman in all of her dominatrix glory and Queen Bey in floor length lace.
Most of the celebs who hit the red carpet at The Forum nailed their looks but some are deserving of a serious side eye. Our least fave
So the BeyMAs….I mean the VMAs went down last night lol. There were some pretty special moments during the 31st annual show as music’s hottest stars flocked to the The Forum in Inglewood, California.
Comedian Jay Pharoah served as the show’s faux host appearing on stage between a few performances. His Jay-Z and Kanye West impersonations didn’t seem to be received to well by the masses, but the show’s first performance was. Pop princess Ariana Grande
One of the greatest actors of the last 40 years has died. Robin Williams was found dead in his California home yesterday from an alleged suicide. However, the manner in which he died is contradictory to the impact he had on millions of people during his life. His wit and ability to bring laughter and joy was a gift that was enjoyed by people across the globe. With over 100 film and TV credits and a career spanning decades, there was no generational gap. From early supporters who watched him on “Mork & Mindy” in the late 70’s and in “Good Morning Vietnam” in the late 80’s to twenty somethings who grew up on 90’s films like “Hook”, “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Jumaji”, we all enjoyed Robin’s charismatic performances that
If you’ve been waiting for the second season of OWN’s show “Love in the City” that features Kiyah Wright, Bershan Shaw, Chenoa Maxwell and Tiffany Jones, you may be waiting indefinitely. The reality show that focuses on women working together while balancing love and career instead of ratchedness might be getting the axe. Surprised? I’m not. These days there seems to be a quota for a least 3 fights, 2 breakups and a few back stabbings per season to stay on
the tube. But the ladies of “Love in The City” aren’t going out without a fight. They have launched a campaign to save the show, starting a Facebook page titled “Save Love In The City” and posting Instagram messages asking fans of the show to write Oprah to convince her to keep them on for another season.
The series re-airs during a 3 day period starting August 10th at 10pm on OWN. So if you’re a fan, watch it again and encourage others to do the same. Maybe some high rating with have the execs at OWN thinking twice. Will you be writing Oprah to save “Love In The City”?
Keke Palmer’s star has been bright for a while, but now it’s almost blinding! The 20-year old mini mogul became the youngest talk show host in TV history when her show “Just Keke” aired on BET on June 30, 2014. Now she has been cast to play Cinderella in the new Broadway adaption of the story, making her the first African-American to play the role on Broadway. When chatting with Vanity Fair, Keke shared that the reality of her new role hasn’t really sunken
As excited as I was about the Whitney biopic a few days ago is how disappointed I am right now after hearing that Whitney’s voice will not be featured in the Angela Bassett directed Lifetime biopic about her life. According to reports, critically acclaimed singer Deborah Cox will be lending her vocals to the film with Yaya DaCosta, the actress cast to play Whitney, lip syncing over them. A representative for
Wanna know how to catch the attention of Michael B. Jordan? Try some floral perfume and a cute maxi dress. The actor spoke with PEOPLE Stylewatch to promote his new collaboration with AXE to help launch their new Gold Temptation Fragrance while dishing on first date style, what fragrances and clothing he prefers on a woman