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[StyleBlazer.com] StyleBlazer Beauty: Black Hair Care Welcomes Eden Body Works Jojoba Collection (Get the Deets!)
The fact that our new favorite hair product is from a company created by a 13-year-old has us completely floored. Shoot, when we were thirteen our greatest accomplishment was successfully dressing backwards like Kriss Kross. (Read)

[24Wired.com] Jon Lovitz Calls Pres.Obama A “F***ing A**hole”
Another day, another President Obama diss. This time, former Saturday Night Live star Jon Lovitz is the culprit. He’s made a career off of slapstick comedy, but the words he had for the president are no laughing matter. (Listen)

[MadameNoire.com] Prod. Will Packer Comes Clean About ‘Think Like A Man’ Men’s Room Cameo
Riding high as a box office success, “Think Like A Man,” the film adaptation of Steve Harvey’s “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment” is not short on ingredients for something worth talking about. (Read)

[HipHopWired.com] Another day, another President Obama diss
This time, former Saturday Night Live star Jon Lovitz is the culprit. He’s made a career off of slapstick comedy, but the words he had for the president are no laughing matter. (Listen)

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[HipHopWired.com] Jon Lovitz Calls Pres.Obama A “F***ing A**hole”
Another day, another President Obama diss. This time, former Saturday Night Live star Jon Lovitz is the culprit. He’s made a career off of slapstick comedy, but the words he had for the president are no laughing matter. (Listen)

[StyleBlazer.com] Dynamic Duos: 7 Celebrities & Their Designer Crushes
There’s nothing like a perfect pair in the form of a celebrity and their favorite designer. Celebrities are known for having all kinds of designers gift them with the latest from their collection, but certain designers get to be worn on a heavier rotation when they make fans out of celebrities. (Read)

[24Wired.com] Taraji P. Henson Talks Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till
Taraji P. Henson discussed how she got the opportunity to speak to Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton. Henson said Martin reminds her of her own son, who’s the same age as Martin was when he died. She also responded to a prompt by BET’s Tony Anderson comparing Trayvon Martin to Emmett Till. (Watch)

[MadameNoire.com] Prod. Will Packer Comes Clean About ‘Think Like A Man’ Men’s Room Cameo
Riding high as a box office success, “Think Like A Man,” the film adaptation of Steve Harvey’s “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment” is not short on ingredients for something worth talking about. (Read)

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[MadameNoire.com] Prod. Will Packer Comes Clean About ‘Think Like A Man’ Men’s Room Cameo
Riding high as a box office success, “Think Like A Man,” the film adaptation of Steve Harvey’s “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment” is not short on ingredients for something worth talking about. (Read)

[HipHopWired.com] J.Cole Talks About Life At St. John’s With FUSE
J. Cole’s been relatively quiet, but he is hitting the road on the Campus Consciousness tour with Big K.R.I.T. In this video with FUSE, the Carolina kid talks about being a huge fan of K.R.I.T. and how life was like on campus at St. John’s Universtiy back in the day. (Watch)

[StyleBlazer.com] Dynamic Duos: 7 Celebrities & Their Designer Crushes
There’s nothing like a perfect pair in the form of a celebrity and their favorite designer. Celebrities are known for having all kinds of designers gift them with the latest from their collection, but certain designers get to be worn on a heavier rotation when they make fans out of celebrities. (Read)

[24Wired.com] Taraji P. Henson Talks Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till
Taraji P. Henson discussed how she got the opportunity to speak to Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton. Henson said Martin reminds her of her own son, who’s the same age as Martin was when he died. She also responded to a prompt by BET’s Tony Anderson comparing Trayvon Martin to Emmett Till. (Watch)

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[MadameNoire.com] Adrienne Bailon and Julissa Bermudez Land Reality Show, Yay or Nay?
I never knew Adrienne Bailon and Julissa Bermudez were good friends but these BFFs will be starting in a new show together on the Style Network as part of the channel’s new original programming. (Read)

[HipHopWired.com] J.Cole Talks About Life At St. John’s With FUSE
J. Cole’s been relatively quiet, but he is hitting the road on the Campus Consciousness tour with Big K.R.I.T. In this video with FUSE, the Carolina kid talks about being a huge fan of K.R.I.T. and how life was like on campus at St. John’s Universtiy back in the day. (Watch)

[StyleBlazer.com] Dynamic Duos: 7 Celebrities & Their Designer Crushes
There’s nothing like a perfect pair in the form of a celebrity and their favorite designer. Celebrities are known for having all kinds of designers gift them with the latest from their collection, but certain designers get to be worn on a heavier rotation when they make fans out of celebrities. (Read)

[24Wired.com] Taraji P. Henson Talks Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till
Taraji P. Henson discussed how she got the opportunity to speak to Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton. Henson said Martin reminds her of her own son, who’s the same age as Martin was when he died. She also responded to a prompt by BET’s Tony Anderson comparing Trayvon Martin to Emmett Till. (Watch)

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[HipHopWired.com] J.Cole Talks About Life At St. John’s With FUSE
J. Cole’s been relatively quiet, but he is hitting the road on the Campus Consciousness tour with Big K.R.I.T. In this video with FUSE, the Carolina kid talks about being a huge fan of K.R.I.T. and how life was like on campus at St. John’s Universtiy back in the day. (Watch)

[StyleBlazer.com] Dynamic Duos: 7 Celebrities & Their Designer Crushes
There’s nothing like a perfect pair in the form of a celebrity and their favorite designer. Celebrities are known for having all kinds of designers gift them with the latest from their collection, but certain designers get to be worn on a heavier rotation when they make fans out of celebrities. (Read)

[24Wired.com] Taraji P. Henson Talks Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till
Taraji P. Henson discussed how she got the opportunity to speak to Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton. Henson said Martin reminds her of her own son, who’s the same age as Martin was when he died. She also responded to a prompt by BET’s Tony Anderson comparing Trayvon Martin to Emmett Till. (Watch)

[MadameNoire.com] Adrienne Bailon and Julissa Bermudez Land Reality Show, Yay or Nay?
I never knew Adrienne Bailon and Julissa Bermudez were good friends but these BFFs will be starting in a new show together on the Style Network as part of the channel’s new original programming. (Read)

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[MadameNoire.com] First Look At Another Tyler Perry Production: ‘Madea’s Witness Protection’
Tyler Perry has three projects slated for release in 2012, and with “Good Deeds” already in theaters, Tyler is getting ready to debut film number two, “Madea’s Witness Protection.” (Watch)

[HipHopWired.com] Behind The Scenes Of A$AP Rocky and SchoolBoy Q’s “Brand New Guy”
Two of Hip-Hop’s most talked about up and comers, A$AP Rocky and Schoolboy Q are making a video for the standout record off of Love.LiveA$AP, “Brand New Guy.” (GO)

[StyleBlazer.com] Has Jessica White Finally Had A Fashion Hit in Fuchsia?
With such a perfect body and beautiful features, it’s a shame that the uber fabulous Jessica White has had some major fashion police-worthy moments recently that we’d like to forget. But the hit or miss supermodel may have finally gotten it right for the 9th Annual Spring Dinner Dance at the Mandarin Hotel in New York this month. (Read)

[24Wired.com] Taraji P. Henson Talks ‘Think Like a Man,’ Says Why She’s Single
Taraji P. Henson granted a radio interview to Renada Romain to promote her new film, Think Like a Man. She also explained why she’s single, saying that men are commonly starstruck by her. Her movie opens April 20, 2012. (Watch)

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[24Wired.com] Creator of ‘The Game’ Talks Leadership as a Black Woman
Mara Brock Akil, the creator and executive producer of The Game, discussed what it takes to be a good writer. She said that it’s particularly important to have a point of view before setting pen to paper. Akil said that what her passionate about writing was the lack of representation for black women in media. (Watch)

[MadameNoire.com] Is There Sexism When We Discuss Weight Issues in The Black Community?
In blogs, on television and in news articles. Everyone wants black women to get fit, especially men. Boris Kodjoe once went on an ill-advised and bone-headed Twitter tirade/rant aimed at overweight black women. And NPR even ran a piece a couple of months ago on how half of African-American women in the U.S. are obese. (Read)

[HipHopWired.com] Waka Flocka Flame Covers and Takes Over Spin Magazine
With Triple F Life coming this Summer, Waka Flocka Flame lands on the cover of Spin Magazine. Not only does he snatch the cover but the staff over at the publication were crazy enough to let Flocka run amok as the magazine’s acting editorial director for a little while leading to pure hilarity. (Watch)

[StyleBlazer.com] StyleBlazer Approved: Rebecca Minkoff Debuts Summer Stunners
Designer Rebecca Minkoff made her name in the fashion world off of the strength of her amazing handbags and trendy accessories which have earned her brand a cult-like following among celebs and stylish ladies everywhere. (Read)

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[StyleBlazer.com] StyleBlazer Approved: 5 Silk Pants for Spring (Nab Kim and La La’s Super Comfy and Chic Look!)
What fabric combines comfort and style best? Silk! Lately we’ve seen some of our fave celebs embracing the hot new silk pants trend. And can you blame them? Spring is the perfect time to whip out threads that combine comfort and chic appeal. (Read)

[24Wired.com] Alabama Judge Jails Man for Wearing Sagging Pants to Hearing
Alabama judge John Bush found Lamarcus Ramsey in contempt for wearing sagging pants in court, and sentenced him to three days in jail. (Watch)

[MadameNoire.com] In Between The Sheets: Things All Women Are Insecure About In Bed
Next time you’re watching professional Adult Videos (if that’s something you’re into) just remember the camera person knows just what angles make the female look the hottest. (Read)

[HipHopWired.com] The Weeknd’s Full Coachella Performance
The Weeknd made his United States debut yesterday in grand fashion as one of the stand out performers for the famed Coachella Music and Arts Festival. (Watch)

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[HipHopWired.com] Gucci Mane ft. Rocko & T.I. – “Plain Jane” This song originally appeared on Gucci Mane’s Trap Back mixtape, but the “kang” of the south, T.I., adds a smooth 16 bars over this joint to make the cypher complete. Get a listen to “Plane Jane” after the jump. (Listen)

[StyleBlazer.com] 8 Celebrities Who Might Have Gone Under The Knife for New Noses It’s better to be beautiful in Hollywood, but some celebrities take it over board and go for the “knifed up” look (cough-cough, Lil’Kim). While others prefer more subtle augmentations to their faces and bodies to “advance” their careers. Show biz puts a lot of pressure on physical appearance and some of our favorite starlets have bought right into it, trading in their old noses for new, more svelte sniffers. We’re only speculating, but these ladies either have gotten the job done or have hired a master make up artist who specializes in contouring. You be the judge of which of the 8 celebrities below did or didn’t get a nose job! (Read)

[24Wired.com] Bill O’Reilly Interviews Trayvon Martin’s Mother, Prompts Her About Al Sharpton Bill O’Reilly asked Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, about whether he was wrong to say that Al Sharpton should apologize for causing unnecessary emotional agitation in his campaign for Zimmerman’s arrest. Fulton said that Sharpton never advocated for violence. Fulton’s lawyer, Benjamin Crump, said that rallying for an arrest was necessary to get Zimmerman charged.(Watch)

[MadameNoire.com] Teen Pregnancy Rates Drop Nationwide The CDC released a report recently, revealing the U.S. teen birth rate decreased again in 2010. Almost every state saw a decline in teen births from 2007-2010, but Arizona experienced the biggest drop at 29 percent. In fact, U.S. births by mothers of all ages dropped in 2010, and experts cite the economy as the biggest factor. Although the highest rates of teen births are still found within the Black and Latino communities, the decline was seen among all races and ethnicities. (Read)

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[HipHopWired.com] G.O.O.D. Music’s Q-Tip Excited About Joining Kanye West, Working With 2 Chainz
When the news that longtime A Tribe Called Quest frontman Q-Tip was taking his talents to the label Kanye West built, the Internets went bananas over the possibilities. (Watch)

[StyleBlazer.com] Ditch The Weave, Please! 10 Celebs Who Look Better with Short Hair
With stylist at their beck and call and disposable incomes to pull hair swithcheroos whenever they’re good and ready, celebs change hairstyles quicker than models change clothes. (Read)

[24Wired.com] Reel Street Style #4
StyleBlazer’s Tameika Lawrence surveyed NYC pedestrians about what they’re wearing. She asked interviewees to open up about where they buy their favorite fashion picks. (Watch)

[MadameNoire.com] Half On a Baby: Celebrities That Should Hook Up to Procreate
While there are many celebrities who have hooked up then hightailed it, some, like Jay-Z and Beyoncé, are living happily ever after. Suppose Jay and Bey became the norm? Would that inspire a few other celebs to hook up and go half on a baby? Click through the gallery to find out who would make a great pair when it comes to procreating. (Read)

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[MadameNoire.com] ‘The Game’ Renewed for a Sixth Season Despite the unenthusiastic reaction fans have had to the fifth season of “The Game,” Deadline.com reportedly heard BET has quietly renewed the show for a sixth season, right along with “Let’s Stay Together,” which is produced by Queen Latifah. The pickups, though not quite official yet, are said to be for 22 episodes, backed by strong season openings. “The Game’s” current season debuted with 5.5 million viewers, while season two of “Let’s Stay Together” premiered with 3.5 million. The only scripted show hanging in the balance is “Reed Between the Lines.” BET is said to be debating renewal of the new series which averaged 2.9 million viewers and lagged behind the 3.3 million viewers who watched the network’s 2011 Hip Hop Awards. (Read)

[HipHopWired.com] F. Gary Gray To Direct N.W.A Biopic Straight Outta Compton The N.W.A biopic is one step closer to becoming a reality. Acclaimed director F. Gary Gray is in final talks to bring the film, Straight Outta Compton, to life. According to Deadline, Gray will helm the New Line Cinema project which chronicles the kick-off of Eazy E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella’s careers. While John Singleton was said to be in line for the job, it appears that Gary, whose film credits include Law Abiding Citizen, Be Cool, and The Italian Job, beat him out for the gig. (Read)

[StyleBlazer.com] Match Your Summer Colors to Your Summer Cocktails Summer is only a blink of an eye away. Soon it will be time to ditch those flats for sandals, and indoor dining for outdoor eating at your favorite restaurant. Since you’re going outside to savor your sips, why not make it a style moment and match your attire to your cocktail? If Beyonce′ can match her nails to her new baby, we can all have some fun and match our drinks to our get up. We found the perfect pairings of ensembles and cocktails, with accompanying recipes, for you to either have in hand while hosting a summer fete or toasting to the good life while out on the town. Check them out. (Read)

[24Wired.com] Stalley Shows Viewers His Sneakers Stalley gave viewers a look at the shoes he’s currently wearing. He showed off his pair of Nikes, which he was given for free by the manufacturer, adding that they’re not sold everywhere. The rapper also gave thanks to Nike for the gift. (Watch)

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[24Wired.com] Beverly’s Full House (1.01): “Beverly’s Rocky Start”
On the series premiere of Beverly’s Full House, Beverly and Anansa’s turbulent past quickly resurfaces when Anansa reveals that Beverly will not be included in baby Ava’s christening. After spending only a few days at Beverly’s house, Anansa and husband David are ready to head to his in-laws in Ohio, without even a hug goodbye. (Watch)

[MadameNoire.com] Change Your Professional Mindset With These Tips From Millionaire-Making Women
Feeling down about your career progress? Perhaps you need a renewed mindset. Who better to take advice from than Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women. Inc.com reports that the women participants in this group have all already achieved $1 million in revenue and know that their potential will take them even higher. (Read)

[HipHopWired.com] Behind The Scenes With Waka Flocka and Trey Songz’s “I Don’t Really Care”
Say what you want about Waka Flocka and his lack of lyricism, but when it comes to making club jams there aren’t many better. He proved it again with “I Don’t Really Care,” with Trey Songz and are now shooting a video for it. (Watch)

[StyleBlazer.com] Upscale Men’s Boutique ‘The Denim Shack’ Offers The Seasons Hottest Denim!
For Chicago based business owner Crystal Valentine, running an upscale men’s boutique comes with its challenges. But, after years of working in retail, opening The Denim Shack seemed like the natural progression. (Read)

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[StyleBlazer.com] Top 9 Most Airbrushed Women of Color in Hollywood Right Now In fashion and entertainment beauty is preferred, but perfection is mandatory. In the age of airbrushing that’s truer than ever. Although celebrities and companies have both come under fire for smoothing this, and highlighting that, it hasn’t stopped anyone from putting that photo shop to work on 2-inches-too-thick thighs or crafting a slimmer nose. It’s being done to almost every celebrity in Hollywood, but when it’s done to women of color it’s twice as obvious, and three times more eyebrow-raising. And there’s no denying that some celebs are also more airbrushed more often than others, and we rounded them up for you! (Read)

[24Wired.com] Sharon Leal Talks Interracial Relationships and Celebrity Crushes Sharon Leal, who is currently dating white choreographer Paul Becker, spoke on negative reactions to her interracial relationship. Leal rebuffed assumptions that her choice to be with a white man hinted at any contempt of black men. Leal also discussed some of her celebrity crushes. (Watch)

[MadameNoire.com] Sheree’s $750K Salary Demand Likely Got Her Cut Neither Bravo nor Sheree Whitfield have confirmed rumors that she won’t be returning for the next season of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but Sister 2 Sister magazine has reached out to some of its inside sources and they claim Sheree’s salary demands are what caused Bravo to wave bye-bye. It seems Sheree was after that Nene Leakes money, asking the producers to significantly increase her salary to be comparable to the $750,000 her “very rich” castmate brings in. There’s no word on what Sheree’s current pay is/was but apparently it’s too far from that figure for the producers to even consider. Not confirming whether the rumor is true, one insider said…. (Read)

[HipHopWired.com] Drake Speaks On “Crew Love” Drake links up with Max of ChoiceFM to talk about how his song “Crew Love” off Take Care came about. Evidently he heard the song on the set of “Moment 4 Life” and felt that it described where he was in his life at the time. Check it out after the jump. (Watch)

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[HipHopWired.com]Kid Wants To Kill Himself For Not Having Kanye’s Swag Justin Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, tweeted this video out a short while ago and I already cannot stop quoting him. I’m not sure where this kid is from, what is his name, or anything like that, but this is his impassioned review of Kanye West’s new song, “Theraflu.” This is absolutely worth the click. Check it out down below. (Watch)

[StyleBlazer.com] Finally! Marc Jacobs Is Set On Launching A New Makeup Line! Everyone’s favorite fashion designer, Marc Jacobs, is in the early stages of planning a makeup line; possibly in partnership with Sephora since both brands are under the LVMH umbrella. Marc is a colorful personality on his own so we imagine this beauty line will bring out all the bells and whistles to personify its creator. (Read)

[24Wired.com] ‘Kony 2012′ Sequel Doc Released by Invisible Children Invisible Children has released its follow up to its Kony 2012 video that went viral earlier this year. The new film, Kony 2012: Part II – Beyond Famous, was made in answer to critiques of the enormously popular original. The documentary takes a closer look at the Lord’s Resistance Army and possible solutions to the threat it poses. (Watch)

[MadameNoire.com] Erykah Badu’s Working On Two New Albums It’s been a couple of years since Erykah Badu released an album but she’s making up for lost time by working on two new projects simultaneously. Erykah recently spoke to Sister 2 Sister and she told the mag she has a solo album in the works, as well as a collaborative project with her group, the Cannabinoids. “I give myself room to breathe and grow and to procrastinate but to finish those projects is my next successful moment that I am seeking,” she said. “I am working really hard this year. I don’t have much time to write but I can do it.” (Read)

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[HipHopWired.com] Howard University Textbook Scandal Leads To Suspended Student-Athletes
Yesterday, Howard University made an announcement that it was shutting down all of its intercollegiate athletic teams as it investigated a possible NCAA violation. Hours after the announcement, the school clarified the confusing matter by saying most teams will still be eligible to compete, but that some student-athletes would be withheld as part of the investigation. (Read)

[StyleBlazer.com] Ombre Hair, Is It For Everyone? Tell Us Which Celebs Got It Right & Who Got It Wrong!
Ombre hair seems to be all the rage for many celebs including Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Ciara and Keke Palmer. But we have one question for you StyleBlazers, is the look for everyone? (Read)

[24Wired.com] AC360: Kids Describe How They Perceive Interracial Friendships
Anderson Cooper teamed up with child psychologist Dr. Melanie Killen to study how early children begin to form thoughts on interracial relations. Six-year-old children were interviewed about how they perceive interracial friendships. Thirteen-year-olds were also interviewed about their experiences with race. (Watch)

[MadameNoire.com] Sooo Chad Will Be Walking Down the Aisle While Evelyn Waits At The Altar?
I really don’t know who’s the bigger character in Chad and Evelyn’s relationship. Ochocinco has calmed down a bit since moving to the New England Patriots while Evelyn’s behavior on “Basketball Wives” provides enough entertainment for the both of them. (Read)

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