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Curated by New York City-based photographer Bryon Summers, the WE LOVE YOU project is a photo series highlighting Black men, of all ages, taking back their image from the distorted world of media. By simultaneously serving as an alternative form of protest, the WE LOVE YOU project is set to portray how men of color can “inspire a change relevant to this time period.” In its press release, the WE LOVE YOU series plans to bring “powerful reassurance to Black boys and men that even though it feels like [they] are being murdered and destroyed constantly, [they] are still a part of a larger community that loves and supports us.” After a successful launch in New York with 165 male participants, the WE LOVE YOU project is looking to branch out to other cities…

[MadameNoire]

News Flash: Men Wrestle With Self-Esteem Issues Too

The standard of beauty in America has long plagued the Black woman. From back in the day, rail thin was in and sisters with curves were often-times left out into the cold. Fast forward to the present day, you have Kim Kardashian getting praised for her assets and more and more Black women going through the rigors of plastic surgery to get a bigger booty. If one more person says Serena Williams is mannish, I am going to scream. But, I got news for you. some of us men go through similar things. I subscribe to two magazines – Esquire and GQ. As time has gone on, I have evolved as a man and want my style to reflect that. The only issue is, I cannot find anybody in these magazines that look like me…

[MadameNoire]

Report: Lil Wayne Can’t Sue Universal Until $51M Cash Money Case Is Resolved

Lil' Wayne at The Lakers game

Lil Wayne‘s fight to get his money just hit a snag. A new report says that his lawsuit against Universal Records is getting thrown out until his lawsuit against Cash Money is settled. It’s complicated. As most of us know, Lil Wayne sued his longtime recording home and the label he’s carried on his back, Cash Money Records, for $51 million wanting unpaid royalties, advances as well as the rights to Drake and Nicki Minaj who Wayne delivered to the label. He followed that up with another lawsuit against CMR’s distributor Universal Records for $40 million alledging that they essentially hid money from him and funneled it back to themselves to pay of CMR’s debts to the company…

[HipHopWired]


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