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April 29, 2010

Didier Drogba The 2010 Time 100 Most Influential People

"Drogba, 32, a striker for England's Chelsea Football Club and the captain of the Côte d'Ivoire team, has shown the world what's possible when power and grace fuse on the soccer pitch. Imagine the body of an NBA star with feet as nimble as a prima ballerina's. When the World Cup kicks off in South Africa in June, he will carry the hopes of a continent as Africa's best-known soccer star. (West African fans will toast him with a beer glass called the Drogba. It's nearly twice the size of a normal mug.) " Read full article over at Time

Christian Louboutin’s Hollywood Boutique Shoe Signing

Designer Christian Louboutin signs shoes at the Christian Louboutin Boutique on April 28, 2010 in West Hollywood, California.

Christian Louboutin's Fall/Winter 2010 Collection

April 28, 2010

"Babies" New York Premiere

Veronica Webb

Rachel Roy

Gayle King

Premiere of "Babies" at the Tribeca Grand Screening Room on April 27, 2010 in New York City.   I may go and see this movie I saw the preview and it looks very interesting.

April 27, 2010

Theater: The Heart of Things & "Fences" Broadway Opening Night

Denzel Washington & Viola Davis return to Broadway in the revival "Fences"

"Of the ten plays that make up the late August Wilson’s Century Cycle, which take us through the vicissitudes of African-American life in the twentieth century, none has connected more powerfully with audiences than the boisterously funny and shatteringly tragic family drama Fences, which conquered the Tony Awards and won the Pulitzer in 1987" read full story over at

Actors Chris Chalk, Viola Davis, Denzel Washington and Stephen McKinley Henderson attend the opening night of "Fences" on Broadway at the Cort Theatre on April 26, 2010 in New York City.

City of Hope-East End Chapter 2010 Spirit of Life Award Luncheon

Kelly Rowland

(L-R) T.V. personality Hoda Kotb, honorees Kathie Lee Gifford, Kristin Chenoweth, and Heather Thomson, and singer Kelly Rowland attend the City of Hope-East End Chapter 2010 Spirit of Life Award luncheon at Waldorf Astoria - Grand Ballroom on April 26, 2010 in New York City.

Wakeema Hollis Interviewed by Bethann Hardison

View full editorial here{Arise Magazine Issue 8}

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April 26, 2010

M.I.A Born Free

M.I.A new video Born Free. {warning not your average video}

"Mother And Child" New York Premiere

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts and Annette Bening

Sony Pictures Classics co-president Tom Bernard, Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts, Annette Bening and Sony Pictures Classics co-president Michael Barker attend the "Mother and Child" premiere at the Paris Theatre on April 26, 2010 in New York City.

The Black Girl’s Manifesto: The Basic Rights of Femininity

This article was written by my friend Shek pictured above.

1. Black women and girls have the basic right, clearly accessible/demanded by other women to feel safe in the neighborhood they live in by the immediate removal of criminals and other delinquents who greatly decrease the likelihood of safety for black women in particular.

2. Black women and girls have the basic right to be feminine, to appear feminine, and to dress feminine without being considered a threat to white women's "feminine supremacy", or being brutally harassed to remind us that we "are not like other women", and that we should be treated/have access to less than, because of our skin color.

3. Black women and girls have the right to exercise the same standards other women in society exercise without being called "sellouts" for not subjecting themselves to financial/and or sexual exploitation.

4. Black women and girls have the right to say whatever needs to be said until conditions in their communities and direct vicinity improve, including being honest about the circumstances and attitudes within them without fear of being called "traitors" for their honesty.

5. Black women and girls have the right to expose the belief that it is their responsibility to protect, defend, provide for, and uphold the honor of men who go through great lengths to make sure that black women are NOT protected, that they are NOT defended, that they ARE NOT considered worthy of honor, and that they SHOULD NOT be provided for. Black women and girls have the right to acknowledge that this role reversal that exists in black communities has not been acceptable in any other society on the planet regardless of these societies racial and class based circumstances.

6. Black women and girls have the right to love, to be loved, to be treated as human beings effortlessly.

7. Black women and girls have the right to expose the hypocrisy that only includes them in "diversity" if they are used as props to make others feel superior and are an immediate threat when they are not.

8. Black women and girls have the right to expose the hypocrisy that liberal and progressives take on to be starch racists against black women because they think it's harder for black women to prove it.

9. Black women have the right to expose the sabotage of racist white women who view them as a threat through manipulation, cattiness, and other behaviors camouflaged in a sugary sweet fake persona, particularly in the workforce.

10. Black women and girls have the basic right to expose the lie that black female bodies are inherently for being devalued, and therefore, says our bodies are too "trashy" and "demanding attention" when we dress in the typical way other women are allowed to dress.

Continue reading here over at her blog

Sarah Lewis Co-Curates the SITE Santa Fe Biennial

I’ve always done too much,” Sarah Lewis says in a tone that falls somewhere between self-mockery and pride. Thirty years old and whiplash fit, with honors degrees from Harvard and Oxford under her belt and on the verge of a Ph.D. from Yale, she has two books nearing completion, and is co-curating the SITE Santa Fe biennial, the closely watched art show, which opens next month.

Rocco Landesman, the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, wants to create a special initiative for her at the NEA in Washington, D.C. She has become a young woman to watch. As her friend Agnes Gund, MoMA’s president emerita, said the other day, “You don’t know what she’ll end up doing—there are so many possibilities.” read full article over at vogue magazine

Liya Kebede Attends The 60th German Film Prize Awards

Liya Kebede attends the German film award (Deutscher Filmpreis) at Friedrichstadtpalast on April 23, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. {wireimage}

April 25, 2010

Zoë Saldana Self Magazine May 2010

Zoe Saldana covers the May 2010 issue of Self Magazine. "Florals don't have to be dainty sprigs. Let the latest lush, untamed blossoms bring out your free-spirited attitude. Avatar star Zoë Saldana showcases the boldest of the bunch." {selfmagazine}

Kua Designs

Kua Designs is an accessories line with very creative purses and jewelry.  The name "KUA" is the designers mothers name which embodies all the things her mother stands for unadulterated beauty, simplicity and cultural grounding.  Kua also stands for  "Keeping Us Authentic ". 

Click here to shop.

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Click here to join their facebook fanpage.

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April 22, 2010

Nat Geo Music Live: Earth Day 2010

Singer Skye Edwards of Morcheeba performs at the Nat Geo Music Live: Earth Day 2010 on April 22, 2010 in Rome, Italy.

Rokia Traore performs at the Nat Geo Music Live: Earth Day 2010

The Ludacris Foundation at the Ralph Lauren Atlanta Store

Gabrielle Union and rapper and actor Chris "Ludacris" Bridges

Jasmine Burke

Gabrielle Union and actress Jasmine Burke

Mari Morrow, Gabrielle Union and Jasmine Burke

Exclusive evening of cocktails and private shopping to benefit The Ludacris Foundation at the Ralph Lauren Atlanta Store on April 21, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.

"The Back-Up Plan" Los Angeles Premiere

Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez attends the "The Back-Up Plan" Los Angeles Premiere at Regency Village Theatre on April 21, 2010 in Westwood, California.

April 21, 2010

Kerry Washington Vogue USA May 2010 Style Ethics

Kerry Washington is in the May 2010 issue of Vogue Magazine pictured above.
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Kerry Washington @ "Mother And Child" Los Angeles Premiere held at the Egyptian Theatre

Tallulah Adeyemi at Gucci Icon

Tallulah Adeyemi at the Gucci Icon Temporary store opening on April 21, 2010 in London, England.


Fashion Weekly Fashion Camp 2010

Fashion Weekly is proud to host FW annual Fashion Camp this July 2010. FW Fashion Camp is a one-month intense training camp aiming to train fashionistas about every sector of the fashion industry. Fashion Curriculum will consist of many amazing guest speakers from different parts of the Toronto Fashion Industry, field trips, assignments, fashion challenges with prizes,scenic trips, and an internship job fair at the last week of camp.

Fashion Camp will be held in the heart of Toronto on the University of Toronto campus.Both accommodation and meals are covered within the tuition. Camp will start on July 4th and end on July 29th. It is a great opportunity to meet fashionistas from all over the country and a great chance to learn more about the fashion industry.

Please go to for registration information and admissions procedures and please read the brochure attached for more information.

"The Losers" Los Angeles Premiere

Zoe Saldana

Dania Ramirez

Jason Patric, Zoe Saldana and Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Last night the premiere for "The Losers" tooks place at Grauman's Chinese Theatre Hollywood, CA .

April 20, 2010

R.I.P Keith Elam a.k.a Guru

Keith Elam (July 17, 1966 – April 19, 2010 , better known by his stage name Guru, was an American rapper and member of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr. He was born in the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury. The name Guru is a backronym that stands for "Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal" and the less often used "God is Universal; he is the Ruler Universal", which are both references to the teachings of the Nation of Gods and Earths. read full bio

R.I.P Dorothy Height 1912- 2010

Dorothy Irene Height (March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010)  was an African American administrator, educator, and social activist. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. read full bio here

April 19, 2010

Lauryn Hill at Tanzania Education Trust Gala And Reception

Lauren Hill

Lauryn Hill and Goodwill Ambassador Doug Pitt

Model Millet (L) and NBA player Hasheem Thabeet

Model Millet

(L-R) Seif Iddi, Ambassador Sefue, Goodwill Ambassador Doug Pitt, President Jakaya Kikwete, Professor Jumanne Maghembe, Shamsa Mwangunga and Ambassador Amahiga attend the Tanzania Education Trust New York Gala hosted by President Jakaya Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania at Plaza Athenee on April 19, 2010 in New York City.


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