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Gilliam Wedding • #details

Gilliam Wedding • #details

when the line between cooking for bae and cooking for self disappears.

when the line between cooking for bae and cooking for self disappears.

MUSIC: Lauryn Hill - Black Rage (for Michael Brown)

MUSIC: Lauryn Hill – Black Rage (for Michael Brown)

Lauryn Hill pens haunting ballad to the slain 18-year-old Michael Brown and the city of Ferguson, MO. The truth is in the music people!

Black Rage is set to the tune of Sound of Music’s “My Favorite Things”. Here she lists the things that black rage are founded upon. Take a listen below.

 

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Where in the world is Carmen? • #model

Where in the world is Carmen? • #model

The day the KKK came to Memphis - #tbt

The day the KKK came to Memphis - #tbt

Idris Elba for Details MagazineThe brash Brit just made social media headlines when the women of Twitter confused his mic wire for a penis print. Now he’s shirtless for Details’ style issue. It’s safe to say that Idris Elba is having the best week yet.

In addition to being an actor, DJ and new dad, Elba is also a man who knows his way around the kitchen. Read the full interview here and be sure to check out his new film “No Good Deed” starring Taraji P. Henson in theaters September 12.

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There is no doubt in my mind that if Rihanna’s music career went south, her modeling career would rightfully take its place.

She serves just as much face as Naomi and offers just as much striking beauty as Iman. Check out more of her wild stylings for the September 2014 issue below. Are you feeling it?

 

Cover Up: Idris Elba for Details Magazine & Rihanna for W Magazine’s September Fashion Issues The brash Brit just made social media headlines when the women of Twitter confused his mic wire for a penis print.

SLAYAGE: Rihanna, Iman, Naomi Campbell & Olivier Rousteing in Balmain for W Magazine

SLAYAGE: Rihanna, Iman, Naomi Campbell & Olivier Rousteing in Balmain for W Magazine

iman-rihanna-naomi-campbell-balmain-2-1542x1009There is undoubtedly no high form of slayage than that of Runway Mother, Fashion Icon, Face Queen and Design Genius all on one spread.

Get into the snapshots of Naomi Campbell, Rihanna, Iman and Olivier Rousteing by Emma Summerton for W Magazine September 2014.

It’s as if they snatched the edges of every woman in America, evaluated them and said, “No, you can have these back!”

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This is beyond outrageous! Another young, Black man has been murdered and for what reason? We have to start standing up, speaking out and fighting for OUR rights that we still have not earned. Don’t be so quick to think we live in a post-racial society just because there is a Black president in office. This is sad and sick. Yes, it has been reported that he was attempting to flee but it has also been reported that he was unarmed and had both hands in the air when he was shot down 10 times. This is why there is no respect for the law. This is what they think of Black boys in this country. We are a problematic epidemic that needs to be dealt with… by any means necessary. It has been reported that the officer has been put on paid administrative leave. What the fuck is that!? I’m outraged. And when the neighborhood rallied together they had the nerve to bring armored trucks of more cops in. No, you motherfuckers are in the wrong! We have to educate our youth and provide them with the safety of knowledge because it’s clear to me that there is no priority set in place to keep them safe on AmeriKKKa’s streets.

This is beyond outrageous! Another young, Black man has been murdered and for what reason? We have to start standing up, speaking out and fighting for OUR rights that we still have not earned. Don’t be so quick to think we live in a post-racial society just because there is a Black president in office. This is sad and sick. Yes, it has been reported that he was attempting to flee but it has also been reported that he was unarmed and had both hands in the air when he was shot down 10 times. This is why there is no respect for the law. This is what they think of Black boys in this country. We are a problematic epidemic that needs to be dealt with… by any means necessary. It has been reported that the officer has been put on paid administrative leave. What the fuck is that!? I’m outraged. And when the neighborhood rallied together they had the nerve to bring armored trucks of more cops in. No, you motherfuckers are in the wrong! We have to educate our youth and provide them with the safety of knowledge because it’s clear to me that there is no priority set in place to keep them safe on AmeriKKKa’s streets.

BLUE SAPPHIRE™ - pear caramel with Hawaiian black lava salt. 🙌

BLUE SAPPHIRE™ - pear caramel with Hawaiian black lava salt. 🙌

Audio: Luke James - Stay With Me (Vocal Cover)

Audio: Luke James – Stay With Me (Vocal Cover)

Luke JamesGet into this fresh take on singing sensation Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” by Luke James.

If you’re not hip to Luke James, learn him (quick). James is a New Orleans crooner with a powerful voice and gritty tone. He’s known mostly as being that opening act (for Beyoncé) that concert goers didn’t get bored with. After listening to him you can see why.

Here he offers a vocal cover to the ever so…

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