Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Pandora Media Inc If you follow Soulja Boy on social media when then you know he’s the biggest Gucci enthusiast in the rap game. But following the blackface scandal that the famed luxury brand is at the center of, the rapper says he’s done reppin’ the designer swag.
The 10th annual AAFCA Awards went down in Los Angeles Wednesday night and the elaborate event drew tons of beautiful, Black stars who were happy to celebrate all the #BlackExcellence in entertainment this year. Everyone from Ryan Coogler to Ava DuVernay to Regina Hall was in attendance for the lavish soiree that featured a sit-down dinner and tons of great speeches from our brightest stars. AAFCA announces 2019 Special Achievement Awards honorees John David Washington accepted the award for Best Actor and shared his heartfelt appreciation for the AAFCA and their ongoing support while several other stars shared similar sentiments when they hit the stage. Check out a few of our favorite looks from the star-studded red carpet:
Dionne Boldin is not new to the Super Bowl stage. As the wife of former NFL player and Super Bowl champion Anquan Boldin, who played 14 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, the Baltimore Ravens, the San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions, it’s practically an annual destination for the couple. Despite what you’ve heard, a MRS. in the NFL is still a genuine thing. The Boldins, who both hail from Florida, grew up together, first meeting in the fifth grade and then hanging out as boyfriend and girlfriend throughout out high school and college. On top of being the best wife and mother to their two boys, this Mrs.
The 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards went down in Santa Monica on Sunday night and everyone from Issa Rae to Angela Bassett served up serious style goals on the carpet. With a ton of #MelaninMagic in the nominee pool, we’re hoping for some wins for some of this year’s biggest and best projects including Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Sorry To Bother You. Regina King makes powerful pledge after Best Supporting Actress win at Golden Globes Check out a few of our favorite looks from the star-studded carpet: 13Dominique Jackson(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
The latest line from Serena Williams was launched in May and is full of “practical” offerings for women who don’t want to compromise on comfort and includes dresses, denim, blazers and athleisure ranging from $35-$250. “It’s a practical woman; they don’t want to spend $3,000 on something, that just doesn’t make sense…Our prices are practical, our fabrics are practical, but [the customer] is also a smart woman, they’re a smart girl. These are high-end quality fabrics and high-end quality feels, and you don’t have to pay over price for it,” she said of the line that includes inspirational messages on some of the clothes. Added bonus? Several items are on super sale now.
The Black on Black collection and limited edition collaborations with iconic artist Hebru Brantley and original Black Panther Party artist Emory Douglas are a great choice for the activists in your life. The collection includes a range of hoodies, graphic tees, children’s apparel, headwear, accessories, and coffee mugs, all with the iconic BLM 3 stripe streak and hashtag heart logos. Buy It: #BLMshop
FOREVER 21 just added itself to the list of companies in desperate need of melanin in their marketing department. The retailer caught tons of backlash for featuring a blonde-haired, blue-eyed white boy as the face of their Black Panther clothing campaign on Tuesday. The ad that has been pulled by FOREVER 21 featured a white man with blonde hair and blue eyes modeling the Wakanda Forever Fair Isle Sweater that has a Black Panther mask pictured above the “Wakanda Forever” slogan on the front. H&M posts Black child in racist monkey hoodie, barely apologizes Forever 21FOREVER 21 clearly didn’t see anything wrong with their decision when they tweeted an advertisement featuring the images on Tuesday, prompting an almost-instant clapback.
(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images) Janelle Monae is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to entertaining and the artist, activist, and actress has a ton of projects in the works that have us awfully excited. She’s a businesswoman. Monae’s production company, Wondaland Pictures, inked a first-look deal with Universal last month. “There is an exciting, artistic revolution taking place in our industry, and Janelle and the talented team at Wondaland are at the forefront,” Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Pictures said in a statement.
YouTube RHOA star, Eva Marcille, took time to throw some shade at Winnie Harlowover comments she made during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live in May. Harlow told Andy Cohen that she credited photographer, Nick Knight, with jump-starting her career over Tyra Banks, who cast her on America’s Next Top Model. “[My success] started after the show, ’cause that really didn’t do anything for my career.
Blac Chyna is raising eyebrows after reports surfaced that she’s gearing up to release her own line of skin-lightening cream. According to TMZ, the former reality star turned aspiring rapper has partnered up with a company called Whitenicious by Dencia to launch Whitenicious X Blac Chyna Diamond Illuminating & Lightening Cream. The product reportedly retails for $250 and comes in a Swarovski crystal-covered bottle. Blac Chyna shows off teenage boyfriend and Black Twitter wants to know if he’s legal Her reps told the outlet that Blac Chyna has been using the company’s products to battle “hyperpigmentation” for years. After looking over some of Chyna’s social media snapshots, her skin has been looking a lot lighter lately.