I’m feeling kinda hype right now. Do you remember 90’s R & B group, Immature/ IMX? I know you know this song… I’ll wait.
Now that I’ve refreshed your memory, I can tell you that they are back with a new song and have a tour in the works for their dedicated fans and new fans to come. According to Vibe, the trio– Marques “Batman” Houston, Jerome “Romeo” Jones and Kelton “LDB” Kessee–are back in it for the long haul. They released a statement saying,
“We wanted to give our fans and new comers a few free songs in 2014 to hear our new direction and sound. The first one is called “Let Me Find Out” produced by T Black The Hitmaker. We are so excited to bring our dedicated fans a tour and album.” –Immature
The group hasn’t released a new album since 2001’s IMx.
Check out the new song below.
Bump it or Dump it?
Tension has been high since the announcement of the verdict in the slaying of 18-year-old Mike Brown. When the courts decided to release Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson and not charge him with murder of the teen, outraged communities spoke out against the decision with multiple demonstrations across the nation.
Adopting a different approach this time around, human rights group, Blackout For Human Rights has called for concerned citizens to join them in the mass retail boycott on the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday.
The official mission statement from the group’s website:
Blackout for Human Rights (Blackout) is a network of concerned artists, activists, and citizens who committed their energy and resources to immediately address the staggering level of human rights violations against fellow Americans throughout the United States. We have witnessed enough. An affront to any citizen’s human rights threatens the liberty of all. So, we participate in one of the most time honored American traditions: dissent. We demand an immediate end to the brutal treatment and inhumane killings of our loved ones; the lives of our friends, our parents and our children have value and should be treated with respect. Our right to life is secured not only by our humanity, but is protected by law both federally and internationally by the Constitution of the United States of America and the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The effort is getting a lot of attention on social media
Will you be participating?
Students from historically black colleges in Atlanta have channeled their inner activists and marched for justice.
Starting their walk from Morehouse college to the CNN Center in Downtown Atlanta, students from Morehouse and Spellman gathered to oppose the verdict decision in the murder case of 18-year-old Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri.
Though the distance between the starting point and destination is a little less than two miles away, the group hoped to make a huge impact. Other protests included students at nearby Clark Atlanta University holding a peace rally on their campus and a large group of citizens gathering at Underground Atlanta.
For the most part, Tuesday’s protests were peaceful with only 21 arrests made of people behaving destructively. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed reported to the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
“I want to start by thanking the protesters who made the decision to protest peacefully,” Reed told reporters. “More than 1,000 people participated in the protests yesterday but there was a small splinter group that chose not to demonstrate peacefully.”
The city is prepared for protests to continue into the holiday weekend.
In the wake of the grand jury verdict in the Mike Brown case, the nation has had much to say about the decision not to indict Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson who shot the unarmed teen after he claims brown tried to take his gun. Celebs like Chris Rock (who posted the above,) Sanaa Lathan and many more have been voicing their support for the people of Ferguson, MO.
Wale kept it simple
Solange also took to Twitter to express her feelings.
and posted this photo to Instagram
Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams, who has been extremely vocal about the issues raised during the investigation, had this to say.
Shortly after the shooting, Jesse appeared on CNN discussing the implications of race and the media surrounding Mike Brown.
Jennifer Lopez looks like a million dollars on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Russia. The “Booty” diva is covering the publication fresh on the heels of her American Music Awards performance with Iggy Azalea and she makes it look good.
Each of the photos plays up her dark features with full brows and a burgundy lip against opulent gold backgrounds or dazzling crystal head dresses.
This long black gown and fur sleeve only cap off the already luxe look in this bathroom photo. An alternate cover shows Jenny looking like she’s come a long way from the block in a black lace hat and a manicure to match that deep red lip that she’s rocking.
Which look is your fave?
Missed the hottest performances from the 2014 American Music Awards last night? We got you covered. Check them out below.
Jennifer Lopez + Iggy Azalea-Booty
Nicki Minaj + Skylar Grey- Bed of Lies
Sam Smith + A$AP Rocky- I’m Not The Only One
Iggy Azalea + Charli XCX- Fancy/ Beg For It
Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj- Bang Bang
Lil Wayne + Christina Milian – Start A Fire
What did you guys think of the show?
The 2014 American Music Awards went down last night. And while the actual award show may have been hit or miss, these ladies worked the life out of the red carpet with these looks. Check out the red carpet life given by Selena Gomez, Jhene Aiko, Nicki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez.
Nicki Minaj always brings it to the red carpet and this time was not an exception. Ahead of her December 15 release of The Pinkprint, the “Bed of Lies” rapper strutted down the arrival path in a black Alexander Wang pleated mini dress and Manolo Blahnik heels
Jennifer Lopez rocked the red carpet in a strappy Reem Acra number with Christian Louboutin heels and earrings from Norman Silverman Diamonds
We must say that no Bieber works for former Disney star, Selena Gomez. She looked elegant in a Giorgio Armani Prive black silk gown with long sleeves and a low-cut back. Her jewelry was courtesy of Neil Lane.
Souled Out singer, Jhene Aiko hit the red carpet for the first time in a gorgeous copper-colored Alice+Olivia ball gown.
“Black-ish” mom, Tracee Ellis Ross looked absolutely stunning in a black, long-sleeved velvet dress with Louboutin heels and perfect top knot. Who expected this cutout back after the turtleneck in the front. She worked it.
Who had your favorite look of the night?