Curls & Cocktails

Curls, girls and cocktails filled Sadie Lounge in Hollywood for the Curly Cartel‘s second event.

The celebration was hot, literally! Despite the heat, I relished in the merriment as we honored celebrity natural hair stylists Dr. Kari Williams, Felicia LeatherwoodAfrican Creature and Adele Supreme.

It is always a pleasure to mingle with women sharing and embracing natural beauty. I met new curlfriends and connected with fellow LA Curly Girls. Good times!

Check out photos below.

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Olympus Has Fallen

What makes a movie worth seeing in theaters?

Sometimes, I just want to be entertained. Olympus Has Fallen engaged me, caused me to question reality and took me on a roller coaster thrill ride. I left entertained. Olympus Has Fallen is an intense story about friendship, loyalty and love that stars Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett.

Would I have paid to see it? Yes. Watch the trailer below.

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Because of Them, We Can…

Last month, in honor of Black History Month photographer Eunique Jones released a new photo each day of African Americans past & present who have opened doors for us.

The influential individuals were portrayed by children and included inspirational quotes. Eunique’s campaign is titled “Because of them, We Can.” I love love love this! It’s a creative way to remember and can be used to teach children with a fresh twist.

Check out some of the photos below. More can be found on the Because of Them, We Can website and are available for purchase. There’s a Facebook page too.

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Justin Timberlake & Destiny’s Child?

Justin Timberlake & Destiny’s Child? Yes, please!

In a open letter to fans, JT announced that he will release a new album titled The 20/20 Experience, this year. Justin has been secretly working on the album since last June. My ears are open and ready to listen. After hearing the new single “Suit & Tie’ featuring Jay Z, it is safe to say that sexy is back & he’s all grown up.

Speaking of grown ups, the ladies of Destiny’s Child are now gorgeous women. My big sisters (in my head) are reuniting for the first time since 2005. They will release Love Songs, a compilation of some of my fav previously recorded tracks & ‘Nuclear’, their new single. The best news is that they will be performing during the halftime show at Super Bowl, YES (doing my happy dance)!

Check out the singles below.

For more info on Justin Timberlake visit: http://countdown.justintimberlake.com/

For more info on Destiny’s Child visit:  http://www.destinyschild.com/

Youngest Best Actress Oscar Nominee Ever

Nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild, allowing her to make history as the youngest individual to ever be nominated as best actress in a leading role.

Look out for this tiny force of nature in Twelve Years a Slave and Boneshaker.

Congrats Quvenzhané!!!

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Photo Credit: Mary Cybulski/Fox Searchlight Pictures

National Board of Review Awards 2013

Photo Credit: quvenzhane-wallis.com

Watch a clip of Quvenzhané acting in the Beasts of the Southern Wild trailer.