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Ciara Showcases #BlackGirlMagic & Natural Hairstyles For The Cover Of ‘FAULT’ Magazine

February 25, 2020
Ciara Showcases #BlackGirlMagic & Natural Hairstyles For The Cover Of ‘FAULT’ Magazine Ciara Showcases #BlackGirlMagic & Natural Hairstyles For The Cover Of ‘FAULT’ Magazine Reviewed by Black America Press on February 25, 2020 Rating: 5

Yasss! As Mardi Gras Concludes, New Orleans Celebrates Fat Tuesday!

February 25, 2020
Yasss! As Mardi Gras Concludes, New Orleans Celebrates Fat Tuesday! Yasss! As Mardi Gras Concludes, New Orleans Celebrates Fat Tuesday! Reviewed by Black America Press on February 25, 2020 Rating: 5

Kim Kardashian Teams Up With Her Idol Cher And Supermodel Naomi Campbell For Retro-Inspired Shoot For ‘CR Fashion Book’

February 25, 2020
Kim Kardashian Teams Up With Her Idol Cher And Supermodel Naomi Campbell For Retro-Inspired Shoot For ‘CR Fashion Book’ Kim Kardashian Teams Up With Her Idol Cher And Supermodel Naomi Campbell For Retro-Inspired Shoot For ‘CR Fashion Book’ Reviewed by Black America Press on February 25, 2020 Rating: 5

LeBron James Continues To Mourn Kobe Bryant: “It’s Never A Closure. It’s Never Going To Be A Closure”-

February 25, 2020

On Monday, family, close friends, and thousands of fans flooded the Staples Center to celebrate the life of Kobe Bryant and his daughter GiGi after their unexpected passing in a helicopter crash that claimed the lives of 9 people late last month.

While the memorial was a celebration of their lives, it was still hard for everyone, including his wife Vanessa Bryant and kids.

LeBron James, who looked up to Bryant as a mentor and good friend, revealed to press on Tuesday morning that the service showed how powerful Vanessa is.

“One thing I can come out of it saying is how strong and how bold and how powerful Vanessa is,” he said. “To stand up there the way she did, to give that speech the way she gave that speech. I commend her.”

While it’s unclear if James was in attendance at the memorial as his agent, Rich Paul revealed to Stephen A. Smith of ESPN, that James spent the memorial “in his own space,” James confirms he’s still “emotionally a wreck like everyone else.”

“Another challenging day for all of us,” he continued. “Like you’ve been hearing me talk about the last couple times you guys asked me about the whole situation, it’s just been hard to kind of talk about it. Trying not to go back. It’s just tough.”

When asked if he thought Bryant’s memorial would help provide closure, James responded, “It’s never a closure. It’s never going to be a closure.”

“I mean, we continue to live on his legacy and continue to have our hearts heavy with both sadness and with happiness for his family that are still here. So it’s not a closure. But it was a celebration which was well received from not only the Laker faithful, not only the family here, but everybody around the world,” he added.

James also spoke on not wanting to continue discussing the ceremony, as it’s unfair to Bryant’s family.

“My heart his with their family still,” he expressed. “With his three daughters that are still here. With his wife. With his mom and dad and his sisters. It was just a very difficult day. Obviously a celebration, but it was a difficult day for all of us. So I appreciate it. If we could move on to tonight, that would be great.”

The Los Angeles Lakers will face off against the New Orleans Pelicans tonight.

KObe & Lebron
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Bhad Bhabie Gets Dragged On Social Media For Calling Out Disney Star Skai Jackson—Things Escalate When Their Moms’ Get Involved

February 25, 2020
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Whew! KUWTK Trailer Shows Kim And Kourtney Throwing Hands!

February 25, 2020

Chile, it looks like it’s about to go down on this upcoming season of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and based on this season’s trailer, we’re about ready to get our popcorn now! Social media was shooketh when the trailer...

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Whew! KUWTK Trailer Shows Kim And Kourtney Throwing Hands! Whew! KUWTK Trailer Shows Kim And Kourtney Throwing Hands! Reviewed by Black America Press on February 25, 2020 Rating: 5

Tokyo Vanity Shows Off Impressive Weight Loss On Instagram

February 25, 2020
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Lira Galore Wants Judge To Force QC’s Pee Thomas To Undergo Mental Health Test Before Seeing Daughter, Claims CEO Intimidated Her During Child Custody Hearing

February 25, 2020

Lira Galore says her ex, Quality Control CEO Pee Thomas, was threatening during their child custody hearing and wants a judge to force Thomas to undergo a psychological evaluation before seeing their daughter.

The ongoing battle between Thomas and Galore started online and has escalated to the courtroom, as the two have just finished up a hearing in their child support and custody case over their daughter, #Khaleesi. The former couple’s hearing took place last month, and Galore claims Thomas was threatening and harassed her while there. She also said that Thomas intimidated her and took pictures of her during the hearing.

Bossip reports that Galore was terrified by Thomas’s behavior and asked a judge to issue a restraining order that would ban Thomas from coming within 100 feet of her. She also asked the court to force Thomas to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before he is allowed to be around their baby girl. In the documents that were filed last week, Thomas denied Galore’s claims of “menacing behavior” but mentioned that the two did sit across from one another. However, the record label owner said he did not take pictures of Galore.

Thomas says the only interaction he had with Galore is when he asked her for parenting time with Khaleesi, but she told him they would have to resolve the issue through court because he initiated the lawsuit. Thomas denied ever raising his voice at her during their conversation. As a result, Thomas wants the judge to drop Galore’s restraining order request and her demand for him to be psychologically evaluated.

Thomas filed the lawsuit against Galore earlier this year over custody of their daughter, and Galore countersued Thomas for $50 million, claiming that he physically abused her during their pregnancy. But Thomas denies the accusations and maintained that he never displayed any “deplorable behavior.” The judge in the hearing has yet to make a ruling.

Lira Galore and Pee THomas

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Lira Galore Wants Judge To Force QC’s Pee Thomas To Undergo Mental Health Test Before Seeing Daughter, Claims CEO Intimidated Her During Child Custody Hearing Lira Galore Wants Judge To Force QC’s Pee Thomas To Undergo Mental Health Test Before Seeing Daughter, Claims CEO Intimidated Her During Child Custody Hearing Reviewed by Black America Press on February 25, 2020 Rating: 5

Philipp Plein Responds After He Is Criticized For His Kobe Bryant Tribute During His Milan Fashion Week Show

February 25, 2020
Philipp Plein Responds After He Is Criticized For His Kobe Bryant Tribute During His Milan Fashion Week Show Philipp Plein Responds After He Is Criticized For His Kobe Bryant Tribute During His Milan Fashion Week Show Reviewed by Black America Press on February 25, 2020 Rating: 5

Taraji P. Henson’s Perfectly Picked-Out Afro Steals The Show On Essence Cover

February 25, 2020

We love that Taraji P. Henson has been flexing her natural hair in the past year!

Even better? She’s got it on deck on the newest cover of Essence Magazine…and baby is it glorious. As their March/April cover girl, the Empire star looked stunning in this perfectly tailored Sergio Hudson red suit, perfect nude lip and neutral shadowed eye. Oh, and who can forget those perfectly-shaped brows!

SLAY!

But it’s her honey-brown natural tresses that are seriously speaking to us! We just love this look on her!

Taraji on Essence March/April Cover

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As we previously reported, the Oscar nominee recently launched her hair care line TpH by TARAJI. The Target exclusive natural hair collection features 18 products that range from hair milk to scalp scrubs.

Essence editors asked Henson how long she had been working on this line, to which she answered: “since the 90s.”

“It’s something I’ve been working on since I started wearing a weave back in the 1990’s. I’m from D.C. We were very serious about our hair—I used to do $20 roller sets in college. That was my McDonald’s money—and I’ve found a solution to a real problem. When I first started getting weaves, I loved my hair, but I just wanted to preserve it because I heard these stories about people losing their edges and your hair thinning out from being in the industry,” she said.

Adding that she wanted to create tools for women that would focus on the health of their scalp.

“Also because I have very dense hair, and I was like, Okay, so now I have a problem because I can wash the weave really well and that’ll be clean, but how do I penetrate the weft and get down to the scalp? I know that a lot of women think that just because they have an install that their hair is protected and it’s healthy. You have to clean your scalp first but think about it. If you had dense hair and it’s a scalp product that you’re using, by the time it gets to your root—because I turn into a Chia Pet when my hair gets wet—it’s harder to get to the scalp. So that’s where the tri touch applicator we developed for my line comes in. That’s when I said, “Wow, this is going to be great, not only for people who have installs but also for people who have really thick, dense hair, like the 4C curly girls.”

 

 

On her first experiences with entrepreneurship:

“Before I booked Baby Boy, I took a community college class on how to make candles, and I turned it into a business. It was called Light My Fire, and I would make candles for my friends who were lucky enough to be booked on television shows. Paula Jai Parker—if you’re out there, girl—I love you, because she was my first client. She bought like $500 worth of candles because she gave them as gifts to her cast and crew. And, girl, I love you, honey. Do you know that paid my rent that month that year? [Laughs] And it was Christmas and my baby had gifts under the tree.”

On having a good time while almost hitting 50-years-old:

“It’s getting harder nowadays. Look at where we are. It doesn’t help my anxiety and depression. It’s a struggle. It’s like after a certain age, the rose-colored glasses come off. And this is the thing I want to really, really discuss and tackle. Women, I know we all are enamored and we’re in love with how Black don’t crack, and we all love the youthfulness, and yes, I’m pushing 50 and we that bitch and all of that. Yes, that’s great, but let’s be real. There are things that happen to us physically and we get so caught up in the aesthetics that we really never talk about perimenopause, menopause. And how that directly affects you mentally. Depression, lows and you not knowing where this s–t is coming from. Yes, we look good, but I had to say something.”

 

You just gotta love you some Taraji!

Read her March/April Essence cover story in its entirety here

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