Week Of July 28 - August 3, 2013

Sneak Peak of "Tamar & Vince"New Season

"Tamar and Vince" are back for yet another season of their reality show! They just released the teaser for their upcoming show which will include Tamar's pregnancy and their new son, baby Logan! Watch below:


John Legend Releases Visuals For "Made To Love"

John Legend has released his new music video, "Made To Love". Watch below:

Cissy Houston Pens Open Letter To Granddaughter, Bobbi Kristina

Bobbi Kristina recently expressed her disappointment with her grandmother, Cissy Houston, after she penned, "Remembering Whitney". Since then, Bobbi Kristina has announced that she was engaged to family friend, Nick Gordon, to much disappointment from the Houston family. According to reports, the two haven't spoken in months. Cissy penned this open letter to her granddaughter in hopes of mending their relationship. Read below:

Dear Krissi,

I love you. My heart is full. I don’t know where to begin.
You may think I don’t understand you and what you’re feeling but remember, Baby, I lost my mom when I was just a child. So, I do know some of the sadness and loneliness of your life since your mom passed away.

Although I know her spirit is with you always, I cry with you and for you. I grieve with you and for you … for all of the days and nights you need to tell her something or ask her advice or just hear her voice … and she’s not there. For all of the times when you need to put your head in her lap or feel her arms around you and she’s not there … For the good and happy times you want to share with her; for the fun and laughter you enjoyed together, but she’s not there … for every day and every night you just miss her … I know.

She was your mom and she was my child and Krissi, I loved her too, more than you might imagine. I know you were upset that I wrote my book, “Remembering Whitney," but I hope one day you’ll read it and understand that I just wanted to let the world see some of My Nippy—the sweet, friendly, loving little girl with the extraordinary beauty and boundless talent, who grew into the superstar and musical icon the world saw. I want people to know—fans and critics and ordinary people alike—Nippy was a whole person, and like all of us, she was good and bad AND she was my joy!

Krissi, all I want for you is your good health and your happiness. I want you to have a good life that you can be proud of. Do I want you to get married in the near future? No, I don’t. I think you’re too young and I wish you’d wait. But that’s because I’m Grandma. I’m supposed to worry about you. I’m supposed to wonder If Nick or ANY man is good enough for you, My Baby’s Baby. I’m not angry with Nick and I don’t think, nor did I ever say anything hurtful about him to anyone. I have NEVER publicly commented on your personal life and I don’t intend to. So in the future when you read or hear that Cissy Houston said this or Cissy Houston said that, be confident in the knowledge that it isn’t true.

I try to believe that when your mother passed away the world decided that you belong to them as she did. I’m trying very hard to trust that people who make comments or offer their opinions about you are sincere in their desire for you to be happy. I can only hope they come to realize the best they can offer you is their prayers.

Krissi, as many years as I’ve lived and as many experiences as I’ve had I know I don’t have all of the answers. I do know this, Baby Girl: God’s got you and so do I.
With all my love,


Tamar Braxton Reveals Baby Logan

Tamar Braxton finally revealed her and Vince's new son, Logan, to the world this week. Baby Logan was introduced to the world during Tamar's appearance on "Good Morning America" and again on an episode of her daytime talk show, "The Real".

Watch the interview here:

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player


Solange Performs In A Brooklyn Laundromat

Solange Knowles was spotted at the Atlantis Super Wash Center in Brooklyn earlier this week for a secret concert for FADER mag & vitaminwater's #uncapped series! Check out footage from the performance below:

"Basketball Wives" Season 5 Trailer

The original "Basketball Wives" cast is back with a whole new season. This time, the girls are trying to portay a different side of them and stay away from the drink throwing, name calling and cattiness we've witnessed from the past five seasons. Watch the trailer below:

Trayvon Martin's Parents Ask For Nation To Review 'Stand Your Ground' Law



A new Change.org petition has been launched asking for 21 states in the Nation to review their "Stand Your Ground" laws. So far, 146,000 people have signed the petition. According to Essence.com, "President Obama and Republican Senator John McCain support the national review. Obama said shortly after the George Zimmerman verdict that the law should be reviewed so it does not encourage citizens use "firearms even if there is a way for them to exit from a situation."

Read more here: http://bit.ly/17WgBHL



Trayvon Martin's Hoodie To Be Featured In Smithsonian Museum?

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History would like to put the black hoodie that Trayvon Martin was wearing on the night he was murdered by George Zimmerman on display. The director of the museum, Lonnie Bunch, stated that this hoodie has become a national symbol before, during and after the trial of George Zimmerman. According to Essence.com, Bunch stated, "It's rare that you get one artifact that really becomes a symbol. Because it's such a symbol, it would allow you to talk about race in the age of Obama." After the Justice Department finishes it's full investigation, the museum might be able to obtain the hoodie for its opening in 2015.


Oprah Doesn't Like For Friends To Use N-Word

Oprah Winfrey doesn't allow her friends to use the N-word, and feels very strongly about it. Recently in an interview with Parade, Oprah spoke out about her feelings on using the controversial word saying, You cannot be my friend and use that word around me. It shows my age, but I feel strongly about it… I always think of the millions of people who heard that as their last word as they were hanging from a tree." The director of the film, The Butler, which stars Oprah Winfrey, admitted to using the word a lot until Oprah explained it's power to him. "It's a word I used quite a bit, until Oprah sat me down and talked to me about its power." What do you think about this word's impact?

First Black President Elected In The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Science



The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences has elected its first Black president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who will take over after the current president, Hawk Koch, finishes his term. Not only is Isaacs the first black president, she's also the first black female president! Isaacs has held every position at the Academy during her legenthy career and is currently the Academy's first vice president. Congratulations!