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To Bleach or Not to Bleach

Loreal denies digital lightening of Beyonce Knowles

So now all heads turn to Beyonce Knowles, as allegations of the R&B spokesperson of L’oreal was said to be digitally bleached in an advertising campaign by the cosmetic giant.

We say…


You be the judge.

For more on Skin Bleaching check out my other popular post:
Fair and Lovely ..Heavy cost of Light Skin.


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DIY-Pottery Barn Inspired

Okay, so I’ve been shopping day and night for my new home, and I came across this at Pottery Barn.

Framed New York City Mural

Framed New York City Mural



Bring bold style to a big space with our wall-sized multiframe mural. The striking aerial image of Manhattan and the Empire State Building is presented in nine individual 18 x 24″ prints that form a grid when mounted together, creating the illusion of seeing the city through a large loft window. Simple black wooden frames surround the prints, which are covered in glass.

I was feeling the design and idea, but not the price. 799? What?

Nonetheless, I came to the conclusion that it was a must have for my study/office/guest room.

I got a great photo in black and white of the net…and I am having it blown up at Kinko’s…

I’ve asked them to cut it up in 9 pieces equal size. I bought some large black frames at Ikea, and voila I am on my to having my own customized art piece. I’ll post some photos soon. Of the actual turn out. I am really impressed, and no where near 800 dollars…

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Posh Meets Ugly

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A host of photos have emerged showing Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham cutting loose on the set of “Ugly Betty.”

Beckham filmed scenes for an episode titled “A Nice Day for a Posh Wedding,” which hits the small screen on Nov. 8.

Beckham plays herself, starring alongside another self-portraying special guest, legendary wedding-dress designer Vera Wang.

Both women are said to be involved in the wedding of Vanessa Williams’ character, Mode magazine editrix, Wilhelmina Slater.

Though it’s Willie’s wedding, Beckham apparently gets all the attention.


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Light Skin Women Get In For Free!!!

 Apparently, at an upcoming party in Detroit, they are letting women with light skin in for free. As much as I post and talk about this subject. I really don’t have anything to say about this today. Just thought I’d let everyone see how we are still affected by this everyday. 


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Black is Back Ebony Issue

The September issue of Ebony is dedicating 50-plus pages to everything beautiful in fashion by celebrating the influence of African Americans in fashion. Tyra Banks, Iman, Kimora Lee Simmons & Alek Wek are seen on the cover and share their success stories and challenges of being women of color in the fashion industry. The issue which was released yesterday forgot one important detail if you ask me:



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Is Eritrea ‘Arming’ Somali Militia?


Ugandan African Union troops destroy weapons near Mogadishu

Ugandan African Union troops destroy weapons near Mogadishu

Insurgents in Somalia have received huge numbers of weapons in secret shipments from Eritrea, the UN says.There are now more arms in Somalia than at any time since the civil war started in 1991, the UN report says.

Eritrea, which has repeatedly denied aiding the insurgents, dismissed the report as a “total fabrication”.

Meanwhile, three people have been killed in a hand grenade blast at a restaurant in the Somali capital. It is not known who carried out the attack.

It is the first time civilians have been targeted in the current conflict.

‘Missile cache’

In its report to the UN Security Council, the UN Monitoring Group on Somalia said Islamic Courts Union militias – known as the Shabab – had an unknown number of surface-to-air missiles, suicide belts and explosives with timers and detonators.

The intention of the report is to depict it as if there is a proxy war between Eritrea and Ethiopia

Ali Abdu
Eritrean Information Minister

It said Eritrea had sent at least six SA-18 surface-to-air missiles to the Shabab.

The accusations centre on a chartered Boeing 707 cargo plane that made at least 13 trips from the Eritrean capital, Asmara, to the Somali capital, Mogadishu, sometimes filing false flight plans.

Eritrea denied the flights but the International Civil Aviation Organisation confirmed them, the report said.

Eritrean Information Minister Ali Abdu told Associated Press news agency his country had not provided any assistance to the Shabab.

“It is a total fabrication and the intention of the report is to depict it as if there is a proxy war between Eritrea and Ethiopia,” Mr Abdu said.

Somalis receive arms training (file pic)

There are more arms in Somalia than ever before

The presence of government-backed Ethiopian troops in Somalia had only managed to disperse the Islamist fighters and they still posed a serious threat, the report said.

The Islamic Courts Union ruled much of southern Somalia until it was ousted by government-backed Ethiopian troops last year.

Violence has surged since the recent launch of national reconciliation talks and has prompted a fresh exodus of people from Mogadishu. More than 10,000 have fled violence in the past 10 days, the UN says.

An estimated 400,000 people fled the capital during clashes between February and May.

The UN refugee agency says attacks by anti-government elements wound and kill civilians daily.


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High Top Fades Are Back! What?

The 80’s were one long decade. To think that the styles and fashion from then are coming back brings a smile to my face. Not a delighted smile, but an anxious one.

Like my mother says with a perplexed look on her face:

“I thought we wrapped it up?”

First, it was tights…which I must admit I went out and bought my very own stack!


Then it was neon plastic jewelry…

Now the High-Top fade is back. Don’t believe me? Just wait and see…

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