Written by guest writer Tatyana Jenene
‘I woke up like this… I woke up like this… Flawless, ladies tell em!’ What happens when you combine Beyonce’s “***Flawless” with three beautiful, confident, plus size bombshells? The results are inspiring to all. Gabi Fresh, a plus size fashion blogger posted a video of her and fellow bloggers Nadia Aboulhosn and Tess Munster teamed up together for their own rendition of “***Flawless” inspiring women to love themselves and giving a big F you to mainstream media, the fashion industry and to anyone who wants to “fat shame” a woman for not being a size two. Check out Gabi’s statement and the video starring all three ladies below.
“As a fat woman of color, I’m often treated differently than my thin, white peers. By brands, by fellow bloggers, by the media… I get passed over for things I’m more than qualified for. I get stares and cold shoulders at fashion events. I hear whispers. I get hate mail and trolling comments from people who call me disgusting and say I shouldn’t be allowed in public. Like Bey, I usually just brush these people off, and I never give them power by addressing them here or anywhere else. But it gets tiring, and sometimes I’m really tempted to drop the lady-like thing and just kind of…go off. So when I heard Beyonce telling her haters to Bow Down in the song ***Flawless, I immediately fell in love.
I knew I wanted to do something with it, so I called up two other major players in the plus size fashion world who I know also deal with their fair share of shitty people, the gorgeous Nadia Aboulhosn and game-changer Tess Munster, and asked if they’d be interested in collaborating on a video. I wanted to show that 1) we are not competing to be the Top Dog in our niche–we are supportive of each other and are all working toward the same goal: body positivity and inclusivity. And 2) you don’t have to be a certain size to claim your flawlessness. Fat is not a flaw. This video is dedicated to the mainstream media, to the fashion industry, to internet bullies, and to anyone else who thinks it’s their right to try to make us feel less than because of their insecurities. #everyBODYisflawlessWe had a ton of fun shooting! Hope you guys enjoy!” ~GabiFresh via her blog GabiFresh.com
Yes mother Oprah! Get into that shape y’all. I know Gayle King and Maya Angelou had a body party with Oprah when she got home that night. I don’t care what nobody says, Oprah photo shopped the hell out of that waist, but mama is looking GOOD! No tea no shade, Oprah in my opinion has always stayed away from being sexy, but she really should play around in the sexy section more often. She looks damn good to be 60 years old. I can’t stop looking at her ass. That thang is sitting right hunty! Get into the other photos from Oprah’s sexy shoot. Continue reading
Mama Joyce might be happy that Todd’s got a new gig, but the producers of R&B Divas sure aren’t. Plainly put, the folks over at R&B Divas feel some kind of way about Todd Tucker & Carlos King essentially taking the R&B Divas concept, dropping the word “R&B”, and replacing it with “Hollywood”. I mean, no tea no shade, anyone with a half a contact can see that the ideas are very similar in nature. To add insult to injury, the producers of R&B Divas pitched the same concept to TvOne before they sold R&B Divas to them a source tells me.
Y’all don’t let Mama Joyce know that Todd is copying off peoples homework in class. We’d hate for her to have one more thing to gripe about.
Some of y’all may cuss me out for what I’m about to say, but whatever. I ain’t never like JET Magazine. I always thought is was a cheap ass pamphlet with late ass Beauty Queens on page 43 of every issue. Nonetheless, I am enlightened enough to to understand, acknowledge, and appreciate the cultural significance of the long running African American print publication.
Johnson Publishing announced Wednesday that the publication that has ran for 63 years with a present distribution of 700, 000 printed copies will no longer be printed as of June. Print journalism is a dying art form, and much long other print publications, JET will be moving to a digital format.
The new app, which will be available for tablets and all mobile devices, will be published weekly, and will update breaking news daily. It will include video interviews, 3-D charts and archival photos, in addition the content available in the print edition. ~Chicago Tribune
In essence, Jet Magazine is about to turn into a blog. Chile cheese. They better stay in their lane. Don’t come for The Doll unless she sends for you! Quite frankly, I feel like JET will probably close its doors in a few years. In my personal opinion, with a 63 year history in print, it is going to be very hard for JET to compete in the digital space. When people think about getting the latest tea, they don’t think JET Magazine. Under the right leadership, they maybe able to radically transform things and make the transition, but I remain pessimistic.
Will you Miss Jet Magazine ?
Written by guest writer Tatyana Jenene
Last week reports came out that Producer/Singer The-Dream, real name Terius Nash was wanted by the NYPD for an alleged attack on now ex- fiancée (NOT girlfriend as being reported) Lydia Nam.
Reports claim that April 2013, the two were involved in a heated argument at The Plaza Hotel on Fifth Ave, and it was so heated that allegedly Nash began to punch, kick and strangle her. At the time Nam was six months pregnant. Two months later the two were involved in another domestic incident, in Newport Beach, California. Nam would refused press charges, forcing the D.A. to drop the case.
In regards to the case he was booked for today, Nam did not file charges for the April Incident until November 2013 according to law enforcement, and it was unclear if she sought medical attention after the attack. Early Wednesday morning, Nash turned himself in to the NYPD for questioning and was booked on two felonies- assault and strangulation, three misdemeanors- assault, reckless endangerment, and child endangerment.
According to someone “close” to the producer, Nam is lying and is only using these allegations to extend her Visa in the United States, Nam is from Toronto, Ontario Canada.
Nessa girl get ready to roll your kiki to the sound of the beat! Bae-Bae this that kinda sh!t that I need in my life. Chile these boys have sung my out my panties and I walked through my house and threw the rest of them away, OKAY! It is so rare that in present times we find people who can so accurately channel the spirit of the 90′s. Y’all know I love me an ole nasty 90′s R&B tune. These fellas have blended H-Town’s Knocking the Boots with Tupac’s Keep ya head up, and TURNT IT. Their smooth vocals over this oh so familiar beat is a recipe for panty dropping and headboard knockin. GET YOU SOME!