Author: DIANA HEIDGERD

J.Crew Apologizes For Black Model’s Hair Style

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J. Crew and it’s sister brand Madewell recently faced major backlash for the styling of a black model’s hair. The photo went viral and many social media users accused the brand of being neglectful by not hiring someone who knew how to style black hair.

Rihanna Announces Fenty’s Holiday Collection

Rihanna is giving her Fenty Beauty fans stocking stuffers! On Thursday, she announced her new holiday collection, that is sure to be a hit.

Fenty Beauty revealed a sneak peek of an upcoming Galaxy Collection for Holiday 2017, which will be released on Oct. 13 at Sephora stores.

Atlanta Teacher Suspended After Assigning Kodak Black Lyric Homework

A 6th grade teacher in Atlanta has been suspended after asking students to change the lyrics from a Kodak Black song to sound more positive.

The teacher at Georgia’s Bethune Middle School asked the students to change A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s “Drowning” for a school assignment. The teacher gave the explicit lyrics to his students and asked them to change the words to make the song more positive.

Jessica Williams Is Getting Her Own Showtime Comedy

After appearing on the Daily Show  as a correspondent, and her podcast with Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams is heading to show time.

Williams is set to star in a new series for the network as black science fiction writer who comes in to her own in Brooklyn, Deadline reports.  It’s been a busy year so far for Williams who, in addition to Jessica James and the upcoming Showtime series, also announced that her podcast 2 Dope Queens is headed to HBO with four hour-long specials.

Lena Waithe Makes Emmy History

Lena Waithe has made Emmy history as the first African-American woman to win for comedy writing at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Waithe won for co-writing the “Thanksgiving” episode of “Master of None” with series co-creator and star, Aziz Ansari. Waithe has also had a recurring role on the Netflix comedy. In the famed episode, Waithe created it about her own coming out experience.

Record Number of Chicago Black Women Are Getting Concealed Gun Permits

According to a  new study, black women are arming themselves more in Cook County, Chicago.

About 800 black women got a license in 2014, according to Illinois State Police. So far in 2017, nearly 1,400 black women have received a concealed carry permit — already more than all of 2016. In all, more than 4,000 black women have received a concealed carry license in Cook County.

Police Investigate Facebook Video in Death of Kenneka Jenkins

Police investigating the death of a teen whose body was found in a hotel freezer say they have interviewed 12 people who were “involved in some way.”

Kenneka Jenkins, 19, was found dead in a walk-in freezer at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center in Rosemont, Illinois, at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. She had been reported missing by family members about 24 hours before.

Idris Elba Is Off The Market


Just months ago, Idris Elba said in an interview that he’s never getting married again. So we hope that his newest girlfriend has quelled any marriage expectations she may have.

During his recent promotional spree for his newest movie The Mountain Between Us, Elba and his girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre, made their first public appearance.

Marvel Launches Short Comic With Nigerian Girl as Superhero

 

 

Marvel comics has launched a 8-page short comic book staring a young Nigerian girl as its superhero. “Blessing in Disguise,” was written by Nnedi Okorafor, and is inspired by the Chibok girls, who were abducted by the militant group Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria (2014).

Marvel Launches Short Comic With Nigerian Girl as Superhero

 

 

Marvel comics has launched a 8-page short comic book staring a young Nigerian girl as its superhero. “Blessing in Disguise,” was written by Nnedi Okorafor, and is inspired by the Chibok girls, who were abducted by the militant group Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria (2014).

Starbucks Names Its First Black Female COO Rosalind Brewer

Former Sam’s Club executive Rosalind Brewer has been named the new chief operating officer and group president of Starbucks, the company announced Wednesday. Brewer is the first woman and African-American to hold the position.