If Tamika Scott Apologizes PUBLICLY To Kandi For Lies, There May Be An Xscape Reunion

Posted in R&B Divas, RHOA

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With the addition of Latocha Scott to R&B Divas, Xscape and all the drama surrounding their breakup has been given new life. It has been 20 years since Xscape released their first single ‘Just Kicking It’ in 1993. The short-lived quartet definitely died out before they reached their full potential. Having 3 uber successful albums, fans are still asking “what really happened, and does it really matter 20 years later?” Well, for Kandi, it seems that somethings do still matter because they have had a lasting impact on her spirit and her reputations. Recently Kandi talked to Sister 2 Sister Magazine about some things that were said publicly that left her feeling some kind of way. Catch these T’s  Continue reading

Half of Xscape Performs at SoSo Def 20 Year Reunion Concert – How Did They Do? [video]

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This past week Jermaine Dupree held a fundraiser 20 year So So Def reunion concert here in Atlanta. No tea no shade, the only real reason why i would have been remotely interested in this would have been to see Xscape perform. Everyone else on the roster I honestly could take or leave. I had known well before the concert date that Kandi & Tiny would not be in attendance. All tea all shade, I didn’t go to the concert because Jermaine Dupree and his camp pulled it. They offered the media press passes to work the red carpet, but didn’t offer us a single ticket to see the show. Let me get this straight, you want me to stand outside and interview people, take pictures, and other, yet I can’t even get a ticket in the nose bleed section? NO GAWD. Even B.E.T. gave us 2 tickets. Anyway, all that said, I wasn’t at the concert. However, videos are beginning to surface of various performance. Check out the Scott Sisters holding it down for Xscape Continue reading

WTF: 16-Year-Old White Girl Poses in ‘African Queen’ Editorial

Posted in Complete Devastation To The Nation

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COMPLETE DEVASTATION TO THE NATION

Chile y’all might as well stop sending your black daughters to John Casablanca’s for modeling training  because now the industry is using the white girls to portray African Culture in the magazines. No GAWD hunty! I guess the casting directors figured that the black girls really don’t want to be high fashion models, they’d prefer to be “urban models” and instagram centerfolds. Ha. Catch these T’s. Continue reading

BLACK HISTORY: Jonte Moaning The QUEEN behind Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’

Posted in Black History, music

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Being that it is Black History month I found it prudent that in the midst of the shade, foolery, and other entertainment foolishness that I carved out a little time to educate my captive audience. I’ve decided to team up with @Anti_Intellect of the Anti Intellect Blog to bring to you guys a few nuggets of Black History. ~ Funky Dineva

One of the consequences of Black people living in a white supremacist society is that we often receive heavily racialized notions of masculinity and femininity. We tend to look at manhood and womanhood in very narrow, often European, confines that prevent us from embracing the wide array of gender expressions found in our community. Black women are often taught that they aren’t feminine enough, and Black men are often taught that they aren’t masculine enough. This all too often results in our trying to force people into unnecessary boxes of masculinity and femininity.

As we come to the close of another Black History Month, I would like to celebrate Jonte Moaning. Aside from being a fiercely feminine individual, Jonte is one of the most talented dancers and choreographers on the planet. Fans of Beyonce will remember Jonte as the choreographic force behind many of her most memorable videos and performance. Jonte’s choreography can be seen in the “Freakum Dress” video, Beyonce Experience tour, and “Single Ladies” video. Jonte has asserted himself as a talent to be reckoned with. Continue reading

THE YES GAWDS: Thai Edwards

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GAWD THAI EDWARDS

Ordinarily, I probably would not have posted Thai’s pictures based on the fact that he is a professional working model. Thai Edwards was the video dude in Chris Brown’s ‘Don’t Judge Me’ video. However, when I opened up his publicist’s email, I can’t lie, the pictures made me say “oh Gawd”, ” good Gawd”, and “YES GAWD”! Get you some!

Want to be one of The Yes Gawds? Know someone who’s worthy?Submit 3 or more tastefully sexy photographs to FunkyDineva@FunkyDineva.com please put “The Yes Gawds” in the subject line. Include a brief description or blurp about what you would like the viewers to know. Include all social media contacts. Continue reading

Another Reason Leaving Love & Hip Hop May Be Good For K.Michelle, SHE CAN SING [video]

Posted in LHHATL, music, reality tv

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This past weekend, I was sitting in the house with my good girlfriends, drinking wine, listing to the radio as we usually do when we can’t find anywhere to go. We began talking about all the hot topics in music. Of course we talked about Beyonce, Rhianna, Tamar, J Hud, Alicia Keys, Keyshia Cole, the state of R&B music, and then K. Michelle. I was surprised when my good girlfriend, out of no where, got real crunk and started riding hard for K. Then she commenced to pull up YouTube videos of K. Michelle singing. There was this one particular video that grabbed my attention and touched me on the inside part and called my name. Catch these T’s, K. Michelle singing with just a piano. Mama was giving me all kind of R&B 90′s T’s Continue reading

WOW Janet Jackson CONFIRMS She Got Married LAST YEAR

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Chile, you can not tell me that celebrities can’t prevent all their T from being spread in the media. Janet Jackson, the queen of the secret marriage has yet again gotten married and didn’t invite any of us. Ole Heffa. The gag is, rumors were flying around about how Janet and Wissam Al Mana were planning this lavish wedding and the two got married in a small quiet ceremony LAST YEAR. Catch these T’s Continue reading

BLACK HISTORY: Sikivu Hutchinson, Black Atheist. Not All Black People Believe In God

Posted in Black History

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Being that it is Black History month I found it prudent that in the midst of the shade, foolery, and other entertainment foolishness that I carved out a little time to educate my captive audience. I’ve decided to team up with @Anti_Intellect of the Anti Intellect Blog to bring to you guys a few nuggets of Black History. ~ Funky Dineva

One of the biggest misconceptions about Black people is that we all believe in god(s). Many people, including many Black people, continue to believe that religion is synonymous with Black life. It is not unusual to hear people make the false claim that the Civil Rights Movement would not have been possible without Black churches.

One of the things that I am passionate about is spotlighting trailblazers in the Black community. It is for that reason that I spotlight Sikivu Hutchinson, a Black atheist. Hutchinson is a writer and senior intergroup specialist for the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission. She received a Ph.D. from New York University and has taught at UCLA, the California Institute of the Arts and Western Washington University.

Sikivu Hutchinson fights passionately for racial justice, gender justice, LGBT justice, and economic justice for all Black people. Her atheism is firmly rooted in secular humanism. Her activism powerfully rejects the stereotype that care and concern for the Black community must come from a religious perspective. Continue reading