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Because I’m setting these up around my neighborhood.

Because I’m setting these up around my neighborhood.

The flyyest friendship bracelet I’ve ever seen…

The flyyest friendship bracelet I’ve ever seen…

Spotted: Christina Milian on her way to the Staples Center

Spotted: Christina Milian on her way to the Staples Center

How to Talk to Young Black Boys About Trayvon Martin

The Trayvon Martin case has been catching nationwide attention lately. And it seems everyone has something to say about it, and every side has an opinion about it. But forgotten in the mist of all the arguing is how do you explain it to your kids?

Some might ask, why would I want to share such a story with my children? For what? Well, honestly at this point, even if you haven’t talked to them about, they still heard about it someplace else. It’s only on Every news program, talk show, radio show, newspaper, blog, etc…Basically, if your child is old enough to know how to surf the channels with the remote, they know about this already. So Toure’ at TIME wrote a great article with the intent of helping you explain the situation to your young boys. See the full article by clicking the link. And read through a few I picked out down below.

1. It’s unlikely but possible that you could get killed today. Or any day. I’m sorry, but that’s the truth. Black maleness is a potentially fatal condition. I tell you that not to scare you but because knowing that could save your life…
2. If you encounter such a situation, you need to play it cool. Keep your wits about you. Don’t worry about winning the situation. Your mission is to survive. 3. There is nothing wrong with you. You’re amazing. I love you. When I look at you, I see a complex human being with awesome potential, but some others will look at you and see a thug…
4. You will have to make allowances for other people’s racism…
5. Be aware of your surroundings. Especially when it’s dark. Or bright. Some people are on the lookout for muggers or rapists. You need to be on the lookout for profilers who are judging you. Don’t give them an opportunity to make a mistake.
6. Never forget: As far as we can tell, Trayvon did nothing wrong and still lost his life. You could be a Trayvon. Any of us could.

Solange looking fabulous at the “The Man Repeller” event at the Stuart Weitzman boutique in NYC

Solange looking fabulous at the “The Man Repeller” event at the Stuart Weitzman boutique in NYC

BROOKLYN ZOO - Ol’ Dirty Bastard

Ahhh, so this is what lyrics sounded like before hip-hop died…

Laura Govan Graces the Cover of J'Adore Magazine

Laura Govan (Basketball Wives LA) is featured in the upcoming February 13th issue of J’Adore Magazine and she speaks extensively about her issues with Shaunie O’Neal, how they led to her joining the Basketball Wives L.A. cast and how her relationship with baller baby daddy Gilbert Arenas is going.

Check out the excerpt below:

On Shaunie O’Neal:

“I don’t have a relationship with Shaunie and I never will. The information she was given about Shaq and I was false, and she took it and ran with it. I didn’t appreciate it at all and for that reason I will never speak to her again. I don’t have beef with her. If we see each other, I won’t chin check her, but that’s why I chose to do Basketball Wives LA. I wanted people to see exactly who I am opposed to what you heard on Season One: Miami. I mean, there were five grown women talking about me and they had no idea who I was. That was unfair, but it goes to show you where their mentality was.”

I don’t think she has to worry about ever speaking to Shaunie O’Neal — Shaunie prolly said everything she had to say. On camera.

On Growing Up In Oakland, California:

“I have nine brothers and sisters and we grew up well; both parents had jobs but we worked hard for things we wanted. My dad has always owned some type of club or jazz venue, and we worked there growing up. I’ve bartended, did janitorial work, I was a waitress as well as management, so I was a jack of all trades growing up and I come from a working family.”

Click the link above to read the rest. The issue hits stands Febuary 13th!

Kanye West attends a dinner at Corinthia Hotel in London. And for those of you who still don’t know, Kanye is making a return to Paris Fashion Week this year. His spokesman at the Karla Otto agency confirmed. He will show at 9.30 p.m. on March 6 at a yet-to-be named venue

Kanye West attends a dinner at Corinthia Hotel in London. And for those of you who still don’t know, Kanye is making a return to Paris Fashion Week this year. His spokesman at the Karla Otto agency confirmed. He will show at 9.30 p.m. on March 6 at a yet-to-be named venue

Because I’m setting these up around my neighborhood.

Because I’m setting these up around my neighborhood.

The flyyest friendship bracelet I’ve ever seen…

The flyyest friendship bracelet I’ve ever seen…

Spotted: Christina Milian on her way to the Staples Center

Spotted: Christina Milian on her way to the Staples Center

How to Talk to Young Black Boys About Trayvon Martin

The Trayvon Martin case has been catching nationwide attention lately. And it seems everyone has something to say about it, and every side has an opinion about it. But forgotten in the mist of all the arguing is how do you explain it to your kids?

Some might ask, why would I want to share such a story with my children? For what? Well, honestly at this point, even if you haven’t talked to them about, they still heard about it someplace else. It’s only on Every news program, talk show, radio show, newspaper, blog, etc…Basically, if your child is old enough to know how to surf the channels with the remote, they know about this already. So Toure’ at TIME wrote a great article with the intent of helping you explain the situation to your young boys. See the full article by clicking the link. And read through a few I picked out down below.

1. It’s unlikely but possible that you could get killed today. Or any day. I’m sorry, but that’s the truth. Black maleness is a potentially fatal condition. I tell you that not to scare you but because knowing that could save your life…
2. If you encounter such a situation, you need to play it cool. Keep your wits about you. Don’t worry about winning the situation. Your mission is to survive. 3. There is nothing wrong with you. You’re amazing. I love you. When I look at you, I see a complex human being with awesome potential, but some others will look at you and see a thug…
4. You will have to make allowances for other people’s racism…
5. Be aware of your surroundings. Especially when it’s dark. Or bright. Some people are on the lookout for muggers or rapists. You need to be on the lookout for profilers who are judging you. Don’t give them an opportunity to make a mistake.
6. Never forget: As far as we can tell, Trayvon did nothing wrong and still lost his life. You could be a Trayvon. Any of us could.

Solange looking fabulous at the “The Man Repeller” event at the Stuart Weitzman boutique in NYC

Solange looking fabulous at the “The Man Repeller” event at the Stuart Weitzman boutique in NYC

BROOKLYN ZOO - Ol’ Dirty Bastard

Ahhh, so this is what lyrics sounded like before hip-hop died…

Laura Govan Graces the Cover of J'Adore Magazine

Laura Govan (Basketball Wives LA) is featured in the upcoming February 13th issue of J’Adore Magazine and she speaks extensively about her issues with Shaunie O’Neal, how they led to her joining the Basketball Wives L.A. cast and how her relationship with baller baby daddy Gilbert Arenas is going.

Check out the excerpt below:

On Shaunie O’Neal:

“I don’t have a relationship with Shaunie and I never will. The information she was given about Shaq and I was false, and she took it and ran with it. I didn’t appreciate it at all and for that reason I will never speak to her again. I don’t have beef with her. If we see each other, I won’t chin check her, but that’s why I chose to do Basketball Wives LA. I wanted people to see exactly who I am opposed to what you heard on Season One: Miami. I mean, there were five grown women talking about me and they had no idea who I was. That was unfair, but it goes to show you where their mentality was.”

I don’t think she has to worry about ever speaking to Shaunie O’Neal — Shaunie prolly said everything she had to say. On camera.

On Growing Up In Oakland, California:

“I have nine brothers and sisters and we grew up well; both parents had jobs but we worked hard for things we wanted. My dad has always owned some type of club or jazz venue, and we worked there growing up. I’ve bartended, did janitorial work, I was a waitress as well as management, so I was a jack of all trades growing up and I come from a working family.”

Click the link above to read the rest. The issue hits stands Febuary 13th!

Kanye West attends a dinner at Corinthia Hotel in London. And for those of you who still don’t know, Kanye is making a return to Paris Fashion Week this year. His spokesman at the Karla Otto agency confirmed. He will show at 9.30 p.m. on March 6 at a yet-to-be named venue

Kanye West attends a dinner at Corinthia Hotel in London. And for those of you who still don’t know, Kanye is making a return to Paris Fashion Week this year. His spokesman at the Karla Otto agency confirmed. He will show at 9.30 p.m. on March 6 at a yet-to-be named venue

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