Blue Ivy Wins Songwriting Award At Soul Train Awards

Blu Ivy is the poster child for the definition of Black Girl Magic…to say the least. Shes the busiest seven year old you know. Trust me. She’s proven that can forge her own way in showbiz.

On The Lion King album, The Lion King: The Gift, Blue Ivy gas a song on there that she sung and wrote entitled, ‘ Brown Skin Girl’. And it’s become the loud sung anthem for all brown little girls across the world.

On November 17, Blue Ivy was  given the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award for her song “Brown Skin Girl” at the BET Soul Train Awards. The song was the breakout track on her mom’s curated The Lion King:The Gift album, released in July to go along with the live action remake of the classic Disney film. Queen Bey and hubby, HOV are also credited as songwriters for the track. Blue Ivy sings on the track, which also includes Nigerian singer Wizkid and Saint Jhn, who also share the award with the Carter’s.
Serving as an ode to brown skinned girls and women everywhere, the lyrics of “Brown Skin Girls” soothe the souls of brown girls all around the world:
Brown skin girl, ya skin just like pearls
Your back against the world
I never trade you for anybody else, say
Brown skin girl, ya skin just like pearls
The best thing in all the world
I never trade you for anybody else, say
Even Oprah offered her own praise. “Joy! Joy! Joy to see this…the little brown skin girl inside me REJOICES that the song inside ourselves now has an InSta-Voice!!!” Lady O said.

Porsha Williams Is Grateful To Shamea Morton For Giving Her New Boots Collection Some Air Time

Porsha William’s fans were very well pleased with her surprise announcement that she was launching a collaboration with Just Fab.

It involves a cool line of boots, and it seems that Shamea Morton also made sure to get a pair. Here are just a few of the trendy shoes she has available for purchase, ranging to about $65 bucks max a pair.

She promoted the shoes on social media, and Porsha couldn’t resist but to show her on again off again BFF some love.

‘😂🔥❤️ Thank you, sis @shameamorton!! I’m glad you love my new collection with @justfabonline 😘😘 * Link in Bio ” “Georgia Collection”🍑’ Porsha said in her post.

One fan said, “Let me go reactivate my account”. Another commented, “This was intense”.

Someone else said, “Got mine today…black boots with gold buckle”.

Hmmm…sounds like this might be a nice buy, especially with the weather changing now. It is boot season.

In other news in Porsha’s life, she made quite an unexpected move. She decided to spill all the tea on the reports that her fiance, Dennis McKinney, cheated on her. Porsha, who welcomed adorable baby girl Pilar Jhena not long ago, also went through the pain of splitting from Dennis publicly. However, they are currently surpassing all the BS from the past and moving forward, claiming they are in love more now than ever before.

Black Mom/Teacher Releases Children’s Book About the HBCU Homecoming Experience

Who doesn’t love the sound of the drummers and the marching band parading through the football field, crisp fresh fall air, and grilled turkey legs?? Well, this young lady by the name of La-Donia Alford-Jeffries decided to relay her experience to kids all across the world. She put that experience into a book, titled ‘Homecoming’.

LaDonia’s first pregnancy was the inspiration behind the book. She couldn’t attend her own Homecoming, at North Carolina A& T one year due to expecting her first child. A bit dissapointed, she tried to dismantle her  fantod  by  writing down cherished memories of past homecomings she enjoyed and relayed these experiences to not just her own, but to other children as well. She even tried searching for books on the topic of homecoming, but couldn’t find any. She did find  some literature on HBCU’s but none about the actual experience detailing homecoming, and sororities, and  other events that take place during this sacred time.

That’s when she decided to write and self-publish her own book- a 26 page children’s book, unveiling a story of two African-American parents who brought their three young children to their first homecoming where they visit the fraternity and sorority plots and the buildings where their parents took classes. In the story, the family also enjoy a football game, the drum major, and eat fried food at a tailgate party.

“This may be the teacher part of me, but I remmber thinking I want young children to have a book with characters that look like them and characters that they can telate to in terms of what’s happening in their community,” Alford-Jeffries told Greensboro News & Record.  “I just want kids to be excited about college, she said. “If homecoming is what does it, fine by me”.

Walmart has the book available for $15. Click the link to  purchase the book.