K. Michelle is BACK with a NEW sound and new LOOK

The R&B Soultress K. Michelle is back with not only a new sound but a new look as well. The former Love and Hip Hop artists has really came a long way since first appearing on the show. 

With joints like, “Can’t Raise a Man,” , “VSOP,” and, “Love Em All,” you know you are getting some hot music. 

Kimberly Michelle, better known as K. Michelle is gearing up for her new album, The People I Used To Know, which dops December 8th. Right on time for Christmas and would make the perfect stocking stuffer. She’s released a few hot tracks like, Birthday, Song Cry and Either Way  featuring R&B singer Chris Brown. 

We all know K. can SANG! So surely, this album won’t disappoint. 

Click the link below to watch the video to her hot new song, Birthday.

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Cardi B Scores 1st Rolling Stone Cover

This has truly been the breakout year for Ms. or should we say now Mrs. Cardi B, from landing a number 1 hit on the Billboard charts, getting engaged and she has just recently scored a cover on the Rolling Stones, Hot Issue. 

Cardi who is just 25 years old discusses how she is adjusting to fame, the pressure of following up to Bodak Yellow and not being another one hit wonder. 

The hip hop star also states how she’s feeling “muted” and can’t say what is on her mind as much due to the controversy it might bring. 

Rapping has always been something she’s always been into. It was either college or making money. Of course, Cardi chose stripping as a way to make herself some cash. During her strip club days, she garnered over 1 hundred thousand followers on Instagram. Releasing her 1st mixtape Gangsta Bitch, caught the attention of producers and she signed her record deal and starred on Love and Hip Hop New York, while the rest is history. 

When asked where she sees herself in 25 years she jokingly replied, “Cursin’ at my kids.”

Cardi B & Offset Get Engaged Onstage

Cardi B has been winning all around. Recently, gaining a number 1 billboard hit with Bodak Yellow. Now the ex Love and Hip Hop New York star is officially about to be off the market. 

Rapper Offset, from the rap group Migos popped the question to Cardi B during their performance over the weekend at Power 105.1’s Powerhouse concert October 26th in Philadelphia. 

Here’s Cardi’s reaction to her surprise on stage engagement. 

Check out @lmCardiB’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/lmCardiB/status/924125310077063168?s=09

Boy Buh-Bye to Love & Hip Hop Hollywood


Well, well, what can I say…If you’ve watched part 2 of Love and Hip Hop Hollywood, you’ve seen the messiness and the tea. If not, well let me spill it for you. 

We open with a few of the cast on the couch. The host ask if Mr. Ray could be cordial with Zell. (This is Love and Hip hop no one is just cordial). Well, Mr. Ray said, “I don’t want to be cordial with him.” Well that must have sparked something off in Zell because instead of giving Mr. Ray a hug like he looked like he was attempting to do, he sneaks a couple punches in and is escorted off the set and into a car. He doesn’t return to the set. 

Meanwhile, Mr. Ray is backstage crying and trying to understand why he was punched; why he’s bleeding. A1 tries to sympathize with him and once Mr. Ray comes back on stage all of the case has pretty much taken up for Mr. Ray and said Zell was wrong for hitting him the way he did. Although, they themselves have been doing the same thing all damn season.

Alexis was caught laughing at Mr. Ray although she denies it. 

Later, Ms. Nikki Baby and Masika get into it for some comments she made that weren’t even directed towards Masika. But Nikki this time wins as the clap back queen when she said to Masika, “You live like you’re in a struggle and you look like one too.,”,and “My heels are higher than your whole self esteem.”

A none bothered Masika lies on the floor, taunting Nikki to come swing at her. Of course nothing happens, they break for commercial and all is well with the cast. 

Keyshia Cole was the perfect example of unbothered. We finally get to the love triangle of Brooke, Bridget and Booby. Keyshia not here for the drama gets off the couch and joins the rest of the cast near the audience. Clearly, Brooke never really wanted Booby and was clearly using him to make Marcus jealous. Booby, on the other hand may have been feeling her but not so much he brought Bridget on the trip to Catalina island with him. Bridget was left looking like a used up rag as usual. Her ex stating that he felt he dodged a bullet. But when Keyshia performed, her latest song, Incapable, you could see the love or perhaps some form of feelings or expression there for Keyshia. Perhaps, he’s still in love?!?

Later, we get to see Tearia discuss her alcoholism and the intervention that took place and lead her to rehab. Tearia calls out Cisco for playing her and of course he denies it but later apologizes for it. 

Lyrica, the orange hair queen who’s been dipping her nose in everyone’s business all season discusses why she was so upset her husband A1 would even consider working with other female artists that aren’t her because she’s so talented and the women aren’t even on her level.  Later, A1 says he does it all so there’s no need for his wife to work with other producers. Um, there was no point of y’all being on the show but yeah ok.

We close the show out by watching Safaree get emotional because he’s leaving Cali and going back home to New York. Hmm, just in time for the New York season to start. Chasing a paycheck suppose? This wouldn’t be the first time a Love and Hip Hop cast mate has jumped ship to another state for the show. 


Well anyway, another season is dead and gone so let us get ready for Yandy, Remy Ma, MariahLynn, and joining the cast is Superwoman, Lil Mo’ for season 8 of Love and Hip Hop New York. Get ready for more ratchetness to begin next Monday, same place, same time. Vh1 at 8pm. Get your popcorn ready!

In A World Full of Amber Rose and Blac Chyna’s Be An Ayesha Curry 

  Strippers, big butts, thot behavior and Instagram models. What do all of these terms have in common? They describe the recent phenomenon of chicks ideology. 

In an age of social media and shows like VH1 Love & Hip Hop and the BET reality show about those chicks who got famous because they had a huge Instagram following. Like that’s something to be jumping for joy about. 

But BET once had shows like Teen Summitt and College Hill. Something positive for our African American community to be proud of. Let’s be honest here. We’ve all witnessed the sudden change in TV programming. 

Don’t be fooled by the hidden agenda. There is a reason why the mainstream media force feeds you this crap. Emasculating our black men into this hidden gay agenda and brainwashing our young women that following a Nicki Minaj or Amber Rose is the way to get ahead in life. Throwing that pu**y in the air to make it rain in the club. 

Everyone wants to be Instagram famous. Because this prevents you from going to college and getting a good job. Starting your own business, and improving your self worth. Or living up to your fullest potential in life. 

Why aspire to be just another throw away trick worth a dime a dozen. When you can be like lyricist, Lauryn Hill. “Why be a hard rock. When you really are a gem. ” 

What the media doesn’t tell you is that the real men want women who haven’t been run through. 

The saddest thing was how the black Twitter community took to pro-baller Steph Curry’s wife, Ayesha Curry just because she decided she’d rather stay covered up than revealing everything. 

Our society is programmed to reject anything positive for anything negative. Come on people don’t be naive. Why would you want to be just another face in the crowd when you can stand out from the crowd. 

Any man who doesn’t want you because you are too wholesome for him. Doesn’t deserve you anyway. 

Don’t be fooled by the media agenda. There is nothing cool with being a side chick or a thot. 

In a world full of Amber Rose and Blac Chyna be an Ayesha Curry. 

“Be rare. Not easy to get.”

Black Power: Why I’m Fed Up With BET Networks

  BET or Black Entertainment Television use to be a force to be reckoned with. Once owned by Bob Johnson, use to display positive and powerful programs like Video Soul with Donnie Simpson, BET NEWS, also one of my favorites that they need to bring back for this lost generation is Teen Summitt. A youth talk show geared toward giving African American teenagers an outlet to share their voices on topics that most concern them. 

Nowadays, BET shows a constant rerun of the same movies and nothing really positive for the African American audience it targets. Lately, the network has picked up the show The Westbrooks. Which from the commercials I’ve seen is just a black watered down version of The Khardasians.  Has our society gone so far into this social media game that we are praising young ladies for being popular on social media instead of being an intelligent and educated young woman. I suppose so with the term, “hoes be winning”. 

Come On, BET what happened to College Hill, Baldwin Hills and several other shows. I noticed the Book of Negroes, lasted not very long. 

Black People in power stop giving away your damn power for a measly buck! Johnson sold BET Network to Viacom some years ago. Just like Dr. Dre sold Beats by Dre to Apple. If black people weren’t so brainwashed perhaps we could do better. We will always be at the bottom of the totem pole for that reason alone. 

I just hope that for the ones with power we help take care of each other.  As for BET a non black owned station could careless about making positive images in the black community because they want to keep us ignorant and dumb. 

  Wake up black people! BET or VH1 don’t give a damn about black people. There was a time when VH1 wouldn’t even show blacks on their network. Now all you see are blacks.  Because they’re capitalizing off of our ignorance with shows like Basketball Wives and Love and Hip Hop. Shows that potray us as being over sexualized and catty to other black women. Men cheating on their women because one just isn’t enough.  We need to wake up to see the tricks being played here. 

  
Pick up a book instead of a remote sometimes.  

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Why Some VH1 Shows Need To Be Seriously Boycotted!

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Okay I am glad that is a new year! And with that I would like to see a change in the viewing of African Americans on TV. VH1 and possibly BET show some of the most degrading sitcoms on TV. My beef with BET is that is no longer black owned. I am truly furious with the way VH1 portrays blacks on their network. Back in the day you couldn’t catch a black on their channel. But now they have re formatted their programming to show nothing but reality shows targeting the African American community which do anything but showcase us in a positive light. With VH1 producing shows like, Tiny and Shekinah Weave Trip,” “Bye Felicia, Sorority Sisters and the love and hip hop “Love & Hip Hop Series,” is the epitome of wretchedness.  The term ‘Bye Felicia’ came from a hashtag that was trending on social media and even earlier then that Felicia came from the Ice Cube neighborhood classic film, “Friday,” Which proves no originality coming from writers and creators of TV Shows anymore. I am really tired of seeing weak minded women fighting and crying over a man that is not that into them. That seems to be the norm on reality TV, black women with too much weave, horrible plastic surgery.and bad attitudes.

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This is where Bye Felicia originally came from!

The most recent show that has everyone in an uproar is the new Mona Scott Young show, “Sorority Sisters,” which has upset people because they feel like it makes a mockery of Black Sorority Organizations.  Which I agree because organizations especially Greek organizations are suppose to be sacred and about community, leadership and sisterhood. But these young ladies are anything but….and as a black woman myself I am tired of seeing black women fighting and being caddy to one another. I feel this is the reason why African Americans can’t be respected in the world because of how we are portrayed on television. Also shows like Maury Povich doesn’t make black men or women look any better either.  I think the whole entire programming department needs to be reformatted. Even shows like Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder show black women in power sleeping with men. There are no family shows like The Cosby’s (even Bill is in hot water right now) Nothing is how it use to be in the 90s, not music or TV. If we could go back to quality productions with skilled writers and actors, and musicians, we could change for the better. .

What’s HOT In HOLLYWOOD!!!!

Recently,  there has been a lot going on in Hollywood as of late, despite all t he controversy going on in Ferguson.

Love has struck  and people are hooking up!

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Rapper Bow Wow and L&HHNY Star Erica Mena showoff matching bling

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The biggest surprise hook up was the engagement of VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop New York’s Erica Mena and Rapper Bow  Wow.  Erica ends her relationship with ex-girlfriend Cyn Santana and announces an engagement to Shad Moss (Bow Wow). She claims, Moss will NOT be on Love & Hip Hop New York and he wanted everyone to know that their relationship is indeed not a publicity stunt. Hmm, we’ll see how things work out in the next six months!

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Supposedly, Singer Mila J and famed R & B singer Trey Songz might be a couple. The two have already collaborated on his Trigga album with, “Disrespectful.”

Tyler Perry, girlfriend expect first child

Media Mogul Tyler Perry announces that he and girlfriend Gelila Bekele will be a expecting their first child.

No Good Deed film

Psychological Thriller No Good Deed starring Idris Alba and Taraji P. Henson hits box offices and debuts at NO.1.

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Zane’s infamous book, turned film Addicted hits theaters October 10th.

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The Love and Hip Hop Atlanta reunion gets off to a ratchet start as to be expected as Stevie J and Joseline turn-up and a brawl breaks out with all the cast members.

 

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Alaskan reporter quits job on air

Alaskan Reporter quits her news job on live TV, “Fuck It, I quit,” over legalizing marijuana, because she owns an Alaskan Cannabis Club.

 

Trendsetting couple model Amber Rose and Rapper Wiz Khalifah file for divorce reporting “applicable differences.” Rose is set to receive a $1 million settlement. Rose has filed for full-custody of their one year old son.

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50 Shades Of Black

Our Black Is Beautiful

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Two women of color, both very talented actresses and models

ranging from light to dark and are both equally beautiful.

The “Paper Bag” Test, “skillet,” “tar-baby,” “light -bright,” what do all of these words have in common. They are all derogatory terms once used to describe women and men of color. Stripped of our afro-centric culture and forced to adapt to a European lifestyle. It gets hard to remember who you are and where you stand. The media doesn’t do the best job of portraying all the shades of black women on TV, for men YES! Let’s take, Denzel, Don Cheadle, Idris Alba, Morris Chestnut, Samuel Jackson, Omar Epps, Mekhi Phifer, Terrence Howard, Michael Ealy, Shemar Moore, Will Smith and many many more, whom I didn’t mention. These men range from dark to light and it is perfectly acceptable for them to be in the media.

Whereas, with the ladies, things are quite different, now we have plenty of talented actresses in the biz who may get passed over for roles possibly due to looks or sex appeals. When I think about the shades of black during many modern day TV sitcoms such as, ‘Martin’ Gina, (Tisha Campbell) the starring female role, Pam, (Tichina Arnold) the supporting role, who always seemed to have a ‘problem keeping a man’ Or ‘The Game,’ Melanie Barnett-Davis,(Tia Mowry-Hardict) and Janay(Gabrielle) Melanie plays Derwin’s wife while Janay is the ‘Baby-Momma’ so to speak. Is there any reason why the darker skin get secondary roles while fairer skin get starring roles….

Let’s not stop there, as pretty and talented as Kelly Rowland is she will probably not reach Beyonce’s status NOT BECAUSE of lack of talent but society has been brainwashed to believe that lighter is better. Don’t believe me, just watch as almost all professional athletes are married to high light or white women NOT ALL! I will say that! But a vast majority. Nothing wrong with being with the one you love but there are plenty single sistahs that would take care of them just the same.

When I watched an old show of, ‘Tyra’ when black women were bleaching their skin and the skin of their kids. I thought what a travesty that these women self esteem has sunk so low that they would risk damaging their own skin just to fit in with society. Granted society does make it hard to be who you are, dreads, braids, or cornrows usually aren’t the norm for Corporate America but it is who we are. I feel a bit angry that during those times of slavery we were stripped of our heritage and roots and language. I hope that we can one day look deep down inside ourselves and truly love who we are the way we are.

Men step up and be men, brothers step up and give credit where credit is due. Stop making women single mothers, remember fellas, if she not good enough to be your wife don’t make her a mother. Women, stop chasing money, status and thugs, they usually aren’t father material. Nothing wrong with the NICE brother that treats you right, treats your kid(s) like his own, he is NOT too nice maybe he loves you and God has sent him your way for a reason. Don’t block the blessing. Also, ladies, please STOP giving other sisters the ‘mean eye’ . Let’s all respect each other and leave the cattiness and petty jealousy at home. Being jealous of what another woman has stops you from achieving your own blessings because God don’t like ugly and wants you with a pure heart and soul.

We are all beautiful through God’s perfection! Be blessed, lovelies!

-JM