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Are We Happy that L’Oreal Has Acquired Carol’s Daughter?

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Lisa Price is probably thrilled about her most recent business move, but do the supporters and customers of Carol’s Daughter share the sentiment?  The savvy business woman who built her beauty brand from the ground up for more than two decades has sold Carol’s Daughter to L’Oreal. Both parties shared their elation with deal in a press release earlier this week. More Chatter

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Will You Be Tuning In to #TGIT Tonight?

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If not, it better not be for a reason related to the gay sex scenes.  In case you didn’t know #TGIT (Thank Goodness It’s Thursday) is a hashtag used on social media for the Thursday night ABC line-up of incredibly popular shows, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and the new fan favorite How To Get Away With Murder. The shows’ creator/executive producer, Shonda Rhimes, received some backlash from fans about the “gay scenes”. More Chatter

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K. Michelle Moves On From Love & Hip Hop, Gets Her Own Show on VH1

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Who said you can’t have a REAL career after being introduced to the world via reality TV? K. Michelle that’s who! The candid songstress who grabbed the attention of millions during her stint on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta has gone on to achieve commercial success with her debut album Rebellious Soul. Now VH1 is giving her a show of her own. More Chatter

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Nicki Minaj Talks Anaconda & Female Empowerment in GQ

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Nicki Minaj’s climb to success has been a colorful one (pun intended). Now choosing to take a more natural approach to her look and career, the head barb in charge wants to talk less about butts and more about her brand. And she did just that in her GQ cover story. Check out a few excerpts from the story below. More Chatter

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“Nellyville” To Focus on Nelly Being a Single Father

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I’m sure that most of you who will be tuning in to Nelly’s new reality show will be doing so for the shirtless moments that are sure to take place, but according to Nelly the show will showcase more parenting than pecks. More Chatter

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Our 4 Fave Moments From the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards

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Let me start by making it clear that this post is about our fave moments from the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards. This is not a recap of the entire awards show. I repeat, this is not a recap of the entire awards show lol. Now, that we’ve got that out of the way…let’s get into our first fave moment from the show. More Chatter

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Cornel West & 48 Others Arrested During Ferguson Protests

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Activist Cornel West was among the 49 people arrested during yesterday’s protests in Ferguson, Missouri in honor of “Ferguson October”, a culmination of activism and protests in response to the killing of Mike Brown back in August.

West and others were arrested for disturbing the peace and trying to push through a police line while demanding the arrest of Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.  According to More Chatter

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Paul Krugman Defends President Obama in Rolling Stone Cover Story

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The most scrutinized President in American history, President Barack Obama, is gracing the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone. He’s been the cover story for the iconic magazine before, but this time there’s less criticizing of the man that Forbes Magazine deems the best economic president of modern times and more defending. Nobel Prize winning economist, Paul Krugman, penned the article, In Defense of Obama, giving his take on the what Barack Obama has accomplished for the American people and the world during his time as President. Check out a few highlights below. More Chatter

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Vivica Fox Talks Missing Out On Motherhood & Bad Choices in Men with Oprah

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Time flies when you’re having fun…heck time flies when you’re doing nothing at all. Time just flies and if you aren’t careful, you can miss out on the best that life has to offer. Actress Vivica A. Fox shared her biggest regrets and lessons with Oprah when she visited the Where Are They Now Couch? More Chatter

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Mona Scott-Young Talks with Arise 360, Defends “Love & Hip Hop” Franchise

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The Love & Hip Hop franchise produced by mogul Mona Scott-Young has traveled from New York to Atlanta and now to Hollywood pulling in millions of viewers since it’s inception in 2011. But for as many viewers as it has, it also has its detractors. Some people despise the show, VH1 and Mona-Scott Young because of what they feel are negative depictions of African-Americans. Although the show’s cast made a choice to be a part of the series, some feel that they are being exploited by Mona and VH1 to basically play themselves on TV. In a recent interview with Arise 360, Mona defends the franchise and explains why she thinks the series is more appealing than some would like to admit. Check out a few excerpts below. More Chatter

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First Person Diagnosed With Ebola Dies, U.S. Enhances Airport Screening Measures

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If you’re traveling from a West African country to the United States, prepare to experience enhanced screening measures. Screening at certain U.S. airports will be enhanced in the wake of Ebola cases diagnosed on U.S. soil. The enhanced screening will start with five specific airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, O’Hare International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. More than 90 million international passengers flew to the U.S. last year most of which traveled through these five airports. More Chatter

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Raven Symone Tells Oprah She Doesn’t Want to Be Labeled “Gay” or “African-American”

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Since her Disney says Raven Symone has been quite private only revealing tidbits of her life via social media.  However, during her sit down with Oprah on her OWN series “Where Are They Now?” which aired last night, The Cosby Show and That’s So Raven star shared her views on sexuality and ethnicity making it very clear she is against being labeled anything but human. Check out a few excerpts from the interview below. More Chatter

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Michael Dunn Found Guilty of Murdering Jordan Davis

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Yesterday a jury convicted Michael Dunn of murder for the death of 17-year old Jordan Davis in 2012. The jury found Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in Davis’ death. He was also convicted on three counts of attempted murder for shooting at Davis’ friends.The conviction comes after the jury in the first trial deadlocked on the first-degree murder count, which led prosecutors to retry him in this case.  More Chatter

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The Inaugural Congressional Black Caucus Closing Brunch

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Every year the Congressional Black Caucus takes over DC during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference. From receptions to social mixers, CBC Week is filled with so many events that it’s hard to choose which ones to attend. This year I kept it a bit low key, popping into a few mixers and networking events. But there was one event that I couldn’t miss. The Inaugural Congressional Black Caucus Closing Brunch presented by Let’s Do Brunch NYC, Digital Divas and DC’s Akil Waite at the ever so chic Barcode Restaurant & bar in downtown DC was a  must-go. More Chatter

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Tracee Ellis Ross Talks “Black-ish”, “Girlfriends” & Her Cultural Identity on The Breakfast Club

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After more than six years since Girlfriends ended, Joan Clayton…I mean Tracee Ellis Ross lol, is back on the small screen with new ABC show Black-ish. During last week’s media tour to promote the family sitcom Tracee sat down with The Breakfast Club to discuss the show, cultural identity, Girlfriends and more. Check out a few excerpts from the interview below. More Chatter

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