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Najee De-Tiege Celebrates Christmas at Toy Drive

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Paul Mabon (poet) & Najee De-Tiege photo y Brittney M. Walker

*Najee De-Tiege, the “Blue Ranger” of “Power Rangers Samurai” was spreading a little holiday cheer at Rooftop 3100’s Annual Toy Drive in Los Angeles and shared a little about his career, how he landed his gig and what he’s got going on for the holidays.

On his career:

I don’t feel like I could ever go back to working a regular job. Now I’m in this industry and it’s like sink or swim. I want to surf and go all the way.

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Erica Campbell Says Jesus Loves Her Curves

‘Christians can be saved and sexual — Mary Mary

erica campbell (all white -long hair)*Earlier this week, Erica Campbell, one half of the Mary Mary sister duo, had a chat with Essence.com about her latest wardrobe backlash.

Dawning a beautiful fitted below-the-knee-length dress, the singer posted new photos from her latest shoot to promote her new solo gig. She said she thought her look was sexy and appropriate, but others snapped back on social media saying she’s not representing Christianity well.

Black and beautiful as ever, those hips and thighs curve like butter in that dress. Christian folk, however, couldn’t take all the love she was sharing. That dress is too sexy and salacious, worldly and edgy, was the overall response.

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Vicki Yohe Recording New Gospel DVD

Vicki Yohe*Over the last two decades, Gospel singer Vicki Yohe has been at the forefront of the praise and worship music movement on the church circuit.

Billboard Magazine says of Yohe’s ministry, “For believers looking to loose themselves in a wonderful worship experience, this is the next best thing to being in a pew.”

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Health & Beauty: Keshia Knight Pulliam Talks Hairfinity

keisha knight pulliam - hairfinity*Oh my nappy hair is the name of a popular L.A. hair salon and a phrase (in some form or another) we women of color say at one point as we attempt to tackle the beautiful frizz, kinks and various textures of our God-given cranial mops. Hair is our crown, our identifying jewel of perfection and beauty. It is our glue, our badge of honor, our photo savior, our wing-woman. Seriously, it’s our best friend.

Over the years, our hair culture has transformed significantly: hair rags, conks, Afros, box braids, perms, weaves, wigs, and back to natural all over again. What remains the same, however, is the need to have healthy, and for some of us, lengthy hair. But with all the damage many of us have done, we have very little to salvage.

As some of us return to our natural state of being, divorce the chemicals and some of us the hot comb, restoration, growth, and overall health are high on the priority list.

Several products offer miracle results, but hardly deliver. Actress and philanthropist, Keshia Knight Pulliam, known for her darling role as “Rudy Huxtable” on “The Cosby Show,” recently became the brand ambassador for Hairfinity, a product she whole-heartedly supports.

Founded on the idea that healthy hair comes from the inside out, Hairfinity is a dietary supplement containing vitamins essential for hair health, according to the company’s website.

The supplements “contain the basic nutrients for overall health. A healthy body is the ideal environment for healthy hair to thrive,” the site reads.

Listed vitamins include Biotin, frequently used to help strengthen nails and hair, C, D, and Silica, a mineral used to help hair elasticity.

Keshia says the product has worked for her.

“Becoming brand ambassador happened very organically,” she says. “Since I was a child my hair has taken on a personality of its own and I’ve been approached by several companies. But I guard my brand. I did my own homework and tried the product. I definitely saw the difference after two months.”

Since beginning her journey with Hairfinity, Keshia says she’s sold. As a woman who embraces holistic well being, she says this product is something worth getting behind and sharing with friends, family and fans.

“Beauty, health and wellness is about from the inside out. With my girls at my non-profit, I tell them that your body is your temple. I am a firm believer in that. You can buy gels and shampoos and moisturizers, but ultimately it starts from the inside out. It starts with a healthy lifestyle.”

Keshia admits that now after taking the supplement for at least four months, her hairdresser has to cut her bangs every two weeks. Not only is she seeing faster hair growth, but she also notices stronger strands and a more vibrant shine.

Overall health is also very important to the actress, who mentors young girls through Kamp Kizzy, her Georgia-based non-profit. Along with adding Hairfinity to her daily regimen, she also exercises, enjoys a healthy diet and juices regularly. Looking as good as she does isn’t exactly a piece of cake (pun intended).

While she’s gearing up to hit the road for her brand ambassador adventure, Keshia is also busy working on ways to better serve her community and building her production company, Kizzy Productions.

Learn more about Hairfinity here.

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Victoria’s Secret Heeds to Diversity Cry (Photos)

cindy bruna*Color is in this season of fashion, and we’re not talking threads.

Earlier this year, diversity on the runway was a hot button topic. It looks like more brands and designers are heeding to the public cry for more color on stage.

At the Victoria’s Secret fashion show earlier this week, we couldn’t help but notice the various hues of brown, modeling the lingerie brand’s finest designs.

Among the stars, were returning supermodels, Joan Smalls and Jasmine Tookes, who both participated in last year’s extravaganza.

Victoria’s Secret also blessed us with the a diverse group of Black women, of different hues, including French model, Cindy Bruna, who’s mother hails from Congo.

Maria Borges, a stunning 5’11” beauty strutted down the runway like she owned it. This fabulous Ford Supermodel comes from Angola is represents well.

Making headlines, Kenyan-born biracial model, Malaika Firth also made her Victoria Secret Fashion Show debut. This 19-year-old beauty made waves when she became the first model since Naomi Campbell in ‘94 to be the front-runner for a Prada ad.

You go girl.

The show was very exciting and pleasing because we saw women from all over the world. Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro stole it when she came out and Ming Xi, a hotly sought after Asian model brought the line up full circle.

Victoria’s Secret made it happen this year.

Cindy Bruna

Cindy Bruna

Malaika Firth

Malaika Firth

Maria Borges

Maria Borges

Ming Xi

Ming Xi

Lais Ribeiro

Lais Ribeiro

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T.I. Celebrates Coffee Table Book Release (Photos)

T.I. and Rico Love

T.I. and Rico Love photos by Johnny Nunez and Shareif Z.

*It was a good night for ATL’s King of Hip Hop, T.I. as he celebrated the launch of his new coffee table book, “Book of Kings Vol. 1” presented by AKOO Clothing Company.

The celebration took place at Pillars 38 in New York on Wednesday night. Several of his fine celebrity friends showed up, including Tyson Beckford, Yo Gotti, Gloria Govan, Sway, Maino, Bow Wow, Angela Yee, Rico Love, Emily B., Raheem DeVaughn, Bun B, Amazin Amie, Jonathan Mannion, Sue Tsai, Sharen Carpenter and Problem came to pop bottles and celebrate.

While guests enjoyed Hennessy cocktails, a full art and fashion gallery brought the pages of T.I.’s book to life.

“Book of Kings Vol. 1,” which was exclusively shot by photographer Mark Atkinson, was produced to celebrate fashion, art, photography, music and lifestyle through trailblazers in the pop culture.

Sharon Carpentor Angela Yee and Maino

Sharon Carpentor Angela Yee and Maino

T.I. gifts Rico Love with Book of Kings Vol. 1

T.I. gifts Rico Love with Book of Kings Vol. 1

T.I., Problem and Bow Wow

T.I., Problem and Bow Wow

T.I. and artist and Book of Kings feature Sue Tsai

T.I. and artist and Book of Kings feature Sue Tsai

Tyson Beckford

Tyson Beckford

T.I. and Rico Love

T.I. and Rico Love

SUe Tsai painting

SUe Tsai painting

Yo Gotti

Yo Gotti

Bow Wow

Bow Wow

T.I. and Maino

T.I. and Maino

Gloria Govan of Basketball Wives LA and Tyson Beckford

Gloria Govan of Basketball Wives LA and Tyson Beckford

Hennessy Luminous bottle

T.I. and Bun B

T.I. and Bun B

Sui Tsai