In true Solange fashion, she said “I do” to her hubby, video director Alan Ferguson, in beautiful New Orleans. The photos are oddly gorgeous, out of the box and timeless. Congrats to the newlyweds!
The news of Diem Brown passing away at such a young age is horribly sad. For those who aren’t familiar, Diem was a regular cast member on MTV’s Challenge series. She revealed on the show years ago that she was battling cancer and was very open about sharing her struggle with the world. Viewers had the honor of witnessing Diem removing her wig for the world to see her balding head.
Diem was in amazing shape, fought hard and was very passionate, especially when it came to her true love, CT, also a cast member. She was diagnosed with cancer once again after collapsing during the taping of the latest Challenge installment. Within months, she lost the real battle. Last night, family rushed to her bedside and prayed with her as she took her last breathe.
I pray she passed with peace and is now free of pain.
In 2014, Black people are still being told they’re not Black enough. Recently, Bleacher Report released an article in which they accused teammates of Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback, Russell Wilson, of saying he wasnt Black enough. Whether this story is true or false, it’s really sad that an issue like this is still relevant.
On a personal note, I’ve always been told that I talk white and that I’m not Black enough. Growing up, it caused many internal complexes and a huge identity crisis. As I got older, I realized that it was pure ignorance to question someone’s race. I now understand that I am a well spoken, educated and driven Black and Puerto Rican woman.
As this issue made more traction, former NBA player, Charles Barkley, spoke out in a recent interview for WIP radio in Philly. Here’s what he had to say:
There are a lot of black people who are unintelligent, who don’t have success––it’s best to knock a successful black person down if they’re intelligent, they speak well, they do well in school, and they’re successful…
Barkley also expressed more opinions on TNT’s Inside the NBA:
What I said was, it’s a dirty secret in the black community unless you’re a thug or got a criminal record or just a jackass, some people don’t think you’re black enough…It’s a dirty little secret in our community. I want black kids [to know] we can be strong, intelligent. We just tell kids if you’re doing good in school, you’re acting white. If you speak intelligently, you’re acting white… That’s one of the reasons we as a group, us black people, are struggling. We don’t have great respect for each eachother.
Let’s get it together people!
Growing up, I always wanted light eyes because to me, that was the epitome of pretty! As I grew up into adulthood, I realized that was just a superficial desire on my part. So, you can imagine how my jaw dropped when I was on the couch late at night watching Tiny (wife of rapper T.I. and former Xscape singer) explain how she got eye implant surgery in Africa!
She always had darker eyes and now she has cool gray eyes. They acutally had to cut her eyeball open and place a cool gray implant inside of her eyeball! She had the procedure done in Africa because it is not approved in the states.
It is really sad to see a beautiful woman go through so many senseless surgeries in order to look a certain way. If you’re not aware, Tiny has admitted to having her butt done to appear bigger; let’s not get stared in those lips and that face…can we say, BOTOX?
Be beautiful in your own skin. Set a healthy example for these young girls out here!