Throwback Thursday: The Magic of Etta James

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Recent reports about Etta James left me truly disturbed and saddened as a longtime fan of her music. She just turned 73 on Tuesday. It’s been reported that she is currently suffering with leukemia and dementia. Her family is going through legal struggles to protect her assets, and just today a court ruled that her […]

Sam Cooke, The Way He Was

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Oh, Sam Cooke. Way back when I started this blog, I had a series of posts titled Lost Ones. I more or less abandoned the endeavor in 2007. The premise of the series was to remember black celebrities who lost their lives due to tragic means, kind of a Hollywood Babylon for people of color. […]

Cover Girl Queen Collection How-To’s and New Lipsticks!

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Bellas! 2011 is bringing in some gorgeous new makeup to the drugstore, are you ready? The Queen Collection has had a classy new makeover, and their new Queen Collection Lip Color lipsticks are swoon worthy! Moisturizing, smooth, rich, vibrant color in a wide range of shades. I just got some samples in the mail and […]

RIP, Sir Ellis Clarke

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He was the second to last Govenor-General, and the first ever President of Trinidad and Tobago. He was a man of tremendous intelligence and class, eloquent and well mannered in his every appearance. And today, Trinidad and Tobago mourns one of our greats. Sir Ellis Emmanuel Innocent Clarke will be laid to rest in a […]

A Powerful Message From Marsha Ambroisius

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Marsha Ambroisius is everything I love and want to see more of in music today. Gorgeous and unique and talented beyond words. She’s an incredible songwriter and her singing can give me chills, it’s so beautifully melodious. Her album Late Nights, Early Mornings will be released on February 22, and the second single she’s released […]

Kim Coles Goes Natural!

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Yesterday we teased you with the photo, but today you get to see the real deal! Actress and comedienne Kim Coles has been wearing her hair in micro-braids since 1991. Before that she wore weaves. Before that, she wore her hair relaxed. But now finally she’s ready to show the world her beauty in its […]

Guess the Natural Hair Celebrity!

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So seeing as today is #naturalhair trending day on Twitter, a celebrity I admire who is well known, immensely talented and instantly recognizable reached out to me to share her newly natural hair! Can you recognize who it is? “It’s a personal choice for me. I’m taking the plunge and I’m a little scared…. it […]