Sunday, January 31, 2016

#BLACKGIRLMAGIC: BARE BABY BUMPING CELEBRITY CUTIES!!!

ALICIA ETHERIDGE


GOOD SUNDAY!!!

#BLACKGIRLMAGIC is most definitely in FULLEST EFFECT when a BLACK WOMAN is about to bring forth human life from within her own humanity.

Check out some of our favorite CRAZY COOL GROOVY Moms-to-Be who dared share their beautiful bare baby bumps with us during the past year or so.

CAUTION: Some of the ladies are in various stages of UNDRESS, so; some of the photos are slightly NSFW.

-CCG

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ALTHEA HART


AMINA BUDDAFLY


APRYL JONES


CRYSTAL RENAY


DIOR CHILDERA ADIELE



KANDI BURRUS TUCKER


LAMIYA GOOD


LIL MO
 
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LIZ JOHN BLACK


LIZZY GOLD UNOJAWE


NAYA RIVERA 


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TAE HECKARD


TAMEKA TINY HARRIS


TARA WALLACE

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

#BLACKGIRLMAGIC: RED CARPET @ 2016 SAG AWARDS!!!

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QUEEN LATIFAH


Last night in HOLLYWOOD, #BLACKGIRLMAGIC was most definitely in FULL EFFECT as the  stars came out to shine for the 22nd SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (SAG) AWARDS at The SHRINE AUDITORIUM in LOS ANGELES!!!

Feast, Salivate, and Lick Your Lips over some of our favorite CRAZY COOL GROOVY Glamorous Gems that carried their Candy Cakes down the catwalk for the 22016 SAG AWARDS RED CARPET.

-CCG


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VIOLA DAVIS


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UZO ADUBA


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ZURI HALL


22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Red Carpet

SOLA BAMIS


22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Red Carpet

EVA LONGORIA


22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Red Carpet

VICKY JEUDY


22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Red Carpet

SOFIA VERGARA


22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Red Carpet

PRIYANKA CHOPRA



DASCHA POLANCO



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#BLACKGIRLMAGIC: BLACK WOMEN MAKING MOVIES - BLACKSTORY FILMS: DIDN'T I ASK For TEA???

didn't i ask for tea?
BRANDI is a 32-year-old BLAC K WOMAN living in NEW YORK CITY who suddenly finds herself in the midst of a whirlwind of sudden change!!!

She is having to find decent, affordable housing by herself because of having to move out of the apartment that she has been sharing with her roommate, MIA, who will be moving in with her boyfriend, and; she has not been in a relationship for at least two years, but; now finds herself attracted to a young man named ERIC.

Such is the premise of independent film, DIDN'T I ASK For TEA???, the first theatrical release from brand-spankin' new production company, BLACKSTORY FILMS.

DIDN'T I ASK For TEA??? is a dialogue-on-relationships-driven film that was screened at the Brooklyn Museum, Pan African Film Festival, Black Star Film Festival, Roxbury International Film Festival, Black Harvest Film Festival, Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, Rwanda International Film Festival, Paris Black Movie Summer Festival, Reel Sisters Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Black Film Festival.
DIDN'T I ASK For TEA??? comes to us from two longtime friends, former MADAMENOIRE Editor RAHWA ASMEROM and ESSENCE WARD.
It is the first production from BLACKSTORY FILMS and the writing and directorial debut for both Asmerom and Ward. 
The BLACKSTORY  in this film was “to create a work driven by intelligent and sharp dialogue, but also a work that reflected unconventional ideas about black culture.”
According to a press release:
“Didn’t I Ask For Tea?” features emerging actress Trae Harris, who made a stunning turn as “Nina” in the indy hit film “Newlyweeds.” The eight-person cast also features Keona Welch, Tre Davis, Roger Baptiste, LaTonia Phipps, Monique Lola Berkley, Shaquille Berry and Aden Fisseha. Along with Asmerom and Ward, the film was produced by NY-based producer/director Jeremy Batchelor.
blackSTORY films will continue to focus on dialogue-driven, women-led productions.  Upcoming works include the web series “Conversating While Black” featuring MaameYaa Boafo (An African City) and Andrea Lewis (Black Actress), set for release in March 2016, and a feature film “Maya vs. Settling,” due out in 2017. 


Press PLAY and ENJOY the Full Video of BLACKSTRORY FILMS  movie release, DIDN'T I ASK For TEA???

-CCG




MADAMENOIRE

NO MORE PRIVATE ONLINE GUN SALES On FACEBOOK And INSTAGRAM!!!



0107_gunsFriday, January 29, Social Media Site FACEBOOK announced they will BAN their users from coordinating/completing PRIVATE GUN SALES on the network, and also on Mobile Network INSTAGRAM!!!

The measure does not affect licensed gun dealers or transactions completed away from the site.

USA TODAY  reports:

Facebook and Instagram users will no longer be able to offer or coordinate the private sale of firearms, gun parts and ammunition, the company said. That brings firearms in line with Facebook's ban on the private sales of marijuana, pharmaceuticals and illegal drugs.
Users can't buy and sell guns on Facebook itself but gun enthusiasts often connect there and sometimes make arrangements to buy, sell and trade guns.
In March 2014, Facebook took steps to limit sales of firearms including blocking minors from seeing posts about gun sales and trades and by requiring Facebook pages primarily used to promote the private sale of regulated goods and services to include language that reminds users to comply with laws and regulation.
At the time, an investigation by the technology blog VentureBeat found that adults and children were connecting on Facebook pages devoted to guns to buy, sell and trade firearms, sometimes in violation of federal and state gun laws.
In reference to FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, and other social media outlets, FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT speaks to stemming the tide of danger::
 "emerging threats for unlawful gun transactions in the United States."
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the group backed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, had stepped up their demands for changes to Facebook's policies after gun arrests were tied to sales of guns facilitated through Facebook.
FACEBOOK Head of Product Policy MONICA BICKERT said in an email; 
"Over the last two years, more and more people have been using Facebook to discover products and to buy and sell things to one another. We are continuing to develop, test, and launch new products to make this experience even better for people and are updating our regulated goods policies to reflect this evolution."
NEWSWEEK reports MOMS DEMAND ACTION For GUN SENSE In AMERICA (MDAGSA) Founder SHANNON WATTS said:
"Moms are grateful for the leadership shown by Facebook today. Our continued relationship with Facebook resulted in today's even stronger stance, which will prevent dangerous people from getting guns and save American lives.”

It is now OFFICIAL... NO MORE USING FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM to BUY GUNS, WEED, PILLS, And DOPE!!!

-CCG


CHERYL BOONE ISAACS & DAWN HUDSON On THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER!!!


The ACADEMY Of MOTION PICTURES ARTS And SCIENCES President CHERYL BOONE ISAACS and Chief Executive Officer DAWN HUDSON speak with THR/BILLBOARD Executive JANICE MIN on the TWO CONSECUTIVE YEARS of #OSCARSSOWHITE, Diversity within the Academy and Academy Voting, and their new A2020 INITIATIVE as the Cover Story for the new issue of THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER!!!

Here are some interview interludes:

Let's go back to the night before the nominations are announced. Pricewaterhouse comes here with the results, you learn who is getting nominated. How did you feel?
DAWN HUDSON It's a very dramatic process because, as you alluded to, we're in this building, we're in lockdown in this building, with security, the Internet is turned off, your cellphones are turned in and PricewaterhouseCoopers comes with the nominations that night so you can prepare for the announcements the next morning. And we get the nominations, we read them, and we think, "Wow, OK. Here's the hand we were dealt this year, and there are great nominees in there." It wasn't as inclusive as we hoped, it wasn't as inclusive as we hoped for the second year. The sequel is always bigger, almost always can be bigger than the original. And we knew we were going to have to speak to this issue. It was a long night.
Did you know it would be this big of a story?
CHERYL BOONE ISAACS I thought it was going to be pretty big. I'm not sure [I realized] this big, but it's like the success of a motion picture. You know you've got a hit, but you don't know that it's actually going to be $500 million, you know?
HUDSON It's a conversation that everyone is having anyway. It's happening in corporate America, it's hap­pening in our police departments, it's happening with our politicians. And films are such an important part of our culture and the connective tissue of our culture. So all of those conversations now can come together around the Academy Award nominations.
Did you feel like you had to stem the conversation? That you had to cut it off before the Oscars broadcast?
BOONE ISAACS I would say more importantly that we could not be silent. And we had no reason to be silent. It isn't a smart thing just to sit back and just sort of let the conver­sation get out of hand when it's about you. At some point, you need to speak up.
What reactions have you gotten since the announcement of the new rules?
BOONE ISAACS They've been pretty positive — some people I haven't heard from before are saying, "Bravo, this is a great step forward, we're proud of our Academy, we're proud of our board."
HUDSON And a lot of the same people who were writing before, like, "What the heck is going on over there?" They now wrote emails of support and made phone calls of support.
Is what you've announced part of the A2020 initiative you've talked about? Some people are saying this was reactive, that you bowed to political correctness.
BOONE ISAACS This has been an initiative of the Academy for about three or four years of more inclusion in all aspects of what we do. And we have brought in more diverse members. Certainly last year the biggest [group of] invitees that we've ever had and the most diverse we have ever had. So this has been something that has been the heart of this organization, including the board, for a number of years. Last year, I announced at the Governors Awards this initiative of A2020, which was actually naming the activity that we have been doing. And that is to reach a better goal of inclusion by 2020. So this was already in process and led by Phil Robinson — we have a group of people who have been working already on ways of looking at what we do and how to increase our membership.
And the discussion was in person. Everybody came together in person?
BOONE ISAACS Oh yes. I believe strongly: Get everybody in a room and have a discussion. You know, we were probably going to announce these measures in another month or two, so it wasn't like it was way down the road by any means. But this gave us an opportunity to make it more public and let everybody know it's not that we're just listening, we listened awhile ago and we've been at this for a while.
HUDSON I want to address what you said about political correctness, which makes me a little crazy. The Academy is tradition-bound, it is rule-bound, it is not trying to be politically correct, never has been. We are an elite institution. That elite institution is part of who we are, and that definition won't change. We are the best of the best in the film industry. We don't feel that we have looked far and wide enough for the best of the best. It's not about political correctness, it's about building the best team, the best institution, the best artists. Because unless you have the best artists as members, unless you have the best artists voting on the Academy Awards, you don't have a real reflection of the best of our film culture. We're not talking about [just these] nominations. The nominations we can't control.
You've done a great job of diversifying membership in the past few years. You've invited Lena Dunham, Justin Lin, people who haven't won an Oscar — you're willing to take that criticism?
BOONE ISAACS They don't have to be in what would be considered an Oscar-worthy film. It's about talent. It's about their voices. And their voices are loud and heard, and they have a following, therefore they're relevant and need to be part of the conversation. So that's why they are included in our membership ranks.
Diversity is a big initiative at Disney, the parent of ABC, which airs the Oscars. What seat do they have at the table in this discussion?
BOONE ISAACS A number of Disney executives and filmmakers are members of our organization, for one. And they are our partners with regard to our telecast. We have a tremendously great relationship with Bob Iger and [Disney-ABC TV Group president] Ben Sherwood and [ABC Entertainment Group president] Paul Lee and the entire staff and their marketing staff. We've got a terrific relationship all year long because these are good, smart people.
ho do you think is doing a good job in Hollywood right now in terms of diversity?
BOONE ISAACS I think the studios actually shouldn't be crucified as much as they have been. You talk about Star Wars, right? The biggest franchise ever, and the two leads are a black actor and a female and two new, young actors that the public didn't know at all. That's the chance that they took because they know it's right and it was right for their film. And it all worked.
HUDSON It's exciting to see the release that both Creed and Straight Outta Comptongot this year and how well they did in the marketplace. And it's back to what you said Reggie Hudlin's piece was about: It doesn't make good economic sense. You shoot yourself in the foot not to release films like that. I'm sure this will have a domino effect. They were so successful and so embraced by a wide audience. That was Warner Bros., MGM and Universal. So you will have, I think, more and more.
Does it make you laugh when, let's say, Empire is a huge hit on TV and then all the networks want an African-American cast for a soap opera set in the music world? Is that progress?
HUDSON Sure. (Laughter.)
BOONE ISAACS It's been that way as long as I can remember, you know? Before the first Star Wars, it was like, nobody's interested in that genre, it's not gonna happen. And immediately after, you see a succession. If a comedy comes into the marketplace and it's hugely successful, then there are a number of comedies right after. That's kind of normal, and we are happy about that and certainly we are really happy about Cookie and her empire. (Laughter.) And maybe that means down the hall in the film division, someone will say: "You know what? This is a good storyline. Why aren't we doing that storyline for the masses, for the big screen?"

-CCG


Friday, January 29, 2016

2016 NBA ALL-STAR GAME: STARTING ROSTERS And VOTING!!!




The 2016 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND takes places FRIDAY - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12 - 14, 2016, at the AIR CANADA CENTRE in TORONTO, CANADA!!!

2016 will be the FIRST-EVER  INTERNATIONAL NBA ALL-STAR GAME. 


Eastern Conference Starters:

Carmelo Anthony, New York 
Paul George, Indiana 
LeBron James, Cleveland 
Kyle Lowry, Toronto 
Dwyane Wade, Miami

Western Conference Starters:


Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 
Stephen Curry, Golden State 
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City 
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio 
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City
Eastern Conference
Frontcourt
1 LeBron James (Cle) 1,089,206 
2 Paul George (Ind) 711,595 
3 Carmelo Anthony (NY) 567,348 
4 Pau Gasol (Chi) 566,988 
Andre Drummond (Det) 515,296 
Kristaps Porzingis (NY) 473,579 
Chris Bosh (Mia) 351,420 
Kevin Love (Cle) 332,685 
Hassan Whiteside (Mia) 301,362 
10 Giannis Antetokounmpo (Mil) 84,617 
11 Jonas Valanciunas (Tor) 73,079 
12 Joakim Noah (Chi) 48,509 
13 DeMarre Carroll (Tor) 46,044 
14 Marcin Gortat (Was) 43,496 
15 Paul Millsap (Atl) 41,654 
Guards
1 Dwyane Wade (Mia) 941,466 
2 Kyle Lowry (Tor) 646,441 
3 Kyrie Irving (Cle) 580,651 
Jimmy Butler (Chi) 564,637 
DeMar DeRozan (Tor) 444,868 
John Wall (Was) 368,686 
Derrick Rose (Chi) 302,389 
Jeremy Lin (Cha) 195,920 
Isaiah Thomas (Bos) 153,642 
10 Reggie Jackson (Det) 76,688 
Western Conference
Frontcourt: 
1 Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,891,614 
2 Kevin Durant (OKC) 980,787 
3 Kawhi Leonard (SA) 782,339 
Zaza Pachulia (Dal) 768,112 
5 Draymond Green (GS) 726,616 
Blake Griffin (LAC) 651,860 
Enes Kanter (OKC) 534,499 
Tim Duncan (SA) 431,087 
Anthony Davis (NO) 400,688 
10 DeMarcus Cousins (Sac) 364,270 
11 DeAndre Jordan (LAC) 269,427 
12 LaMarcus Aldridge (SA) 268,003 
13 Dwight Howard (Hou) 219,761 
14 Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 173,317 
15 Harrison Barnes (GS) 155,289 
Guards:
1 Stephen Curry (GS) 1,604,325 
2 Russell Westbrook (OKC) 772,009 
Chris Paul (LAC) 624,334 
Klay Thompson (GS) 555,513  
James Harden (Hou) 430,777 
Manu Ginobili (SA) 226,289 
Rajon Rondo (Sac) 200,518 
Tony Parker (SA) 195,472 
Andre Iguodala (GS) 181,142 
10 Damian Lillard (Por) 158,360

-CCG

BARBIE Has A NEW BODY On TIME!!!



In 1959, toy giant MATTEL introduced the world to BARBIE!!!

Here we are only 57 years years later in 2016, and the conglomerate is undergoing the biggest change in the entire history of the existence of BARBIE.

BARBIE now has a new body.

Actually MATTEL is rolling out three new body-shapes for the treasured figurine, PETITE, TALL, and CURVY. Along with the new bodies, they are also introducing some new skin tones and hairstyles.

The new issue of TIME has Journalist ELIANA DOCKTERMAN putting some serious work into her play to bring to us the story behind BARBIE'S NEW BODY, The BIGGEST CHANGE In 57 YEARS Of BARBIE, And WHAT It SAYS About The AMERICAN STANDARD Of BEAUTY For WOMEN And BIRLS.

-CCG







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CAM NEWTON On ESPN MAG!!!



Sunday, February 7, CAROLINA PANTHERS Quarterback #1 CAM NEWTON will lead his teammates into LEVI'S STADIUM in SANTA CLARA, CA, to do battle against Quarterback #18 PEYTON MANNING and the DENVER BRONCOS for SUPER BOWL 50!!!

For this issue of ESPN Magazine, Journalist TIM KEOWN speaks on The JOY Of CAM NEWTON.

-CCG


#PICKMEV: The V/FORD MODEL SEARCH IS BACK!!!



V Magazine  is officially announcing the return of one of the most high-profile model searches on the entire planet, and; an OPEN CALL For MODEL SUBMISSIONS!!!

The V Magazine/FORD MODEL SEARCHV MAN Magazine/FORD MODEL SEARCH is BACK!!!

To register for the V/ FORD MODEL SEARCH, please visit #PICKMEV: V/FORD MODEL SEARCH.

-CCG

President OBAMA On 2016 #OSCARSSOWHITE And #ALLWHITEOSCARS!!!


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ABC will present the LIVE broadcast of The 88th ACADEMY AWARDS on Sunday, February 28, 2016, and; 2016 is the second consecutive year that there are NO PEOPLE Of COLOR that are nominated for any of the four acting categories!!!

The fact that this is the second consecutive occurrence means that 0-out-of-40 OSCAR NOMINEES have been BLACK/PEOPLE Of COLOR for 2015 and 2016.

Mr. and Mrs. WILL and JADA PINKETT SMITH, Mr. and Mrs. SPIKE and TONYA LEWIS LEE, and several other celebrities have already announced that they WILL NOT ATTEND Or VIEW the ceremony.

Well; our President BARACK OBAMA has weighed in on this travesty.

CNN reports that President OBAMA spoke with KABC 7 WASHINGTON Reporter DAVID ONO.

POTUS #44 said;
"As a whole, the industry should do what every other industry should do, which is to look for talent and provide opportunity to everybody. And I think the Oscar debate is really just an expression of this broader issue of are we making sure that everybody is getting a fair shot? And I think that when everybody's story is told, then that makes for better art; it makes for better entertainment; it makes everybody feel part of one American family," 

 -CCG

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