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Celebrities Support H&M Fashion Against AIDS

For the past four years, H&M has created a Fashion Against AIDS Collection, a special collection created to support Designers Against AIDS (DAA) and various international HIV/AIDS prevention projects. This year, H&M reached out to a number of celebrities including Keri Hilson and Akon to model the collection.

This year’s collection is unisex and full of casual pieces: hoodies, metallic shorts, jumpsuits, graphic tees, vests and more.  The collection will be available in select stores located in Chicago, Los Angeles , New York City and Las Vegas on April 26th. 25% of sales will be donated to DAA and various HIV/AIDS projects.

Check out a few items from the collection:

I really hope H&M will add the Fashion Against AIDS Collection to DC, Maryland and Virginia stores one day! This would be a great opportunity to get the DC area community out to support a great cause, especially since this area has one of the highest number of HIV/AIDS cases in the country.  If you’re in any of the cities featuring the collection, please show your support for the fight against HIV/AIDS by making a purchase!

Visit http://www.hm.com/us/fashionagainstaids to learn more.

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NEW MUSIC: Keri Hilson ft. Chris Brown “One Night Stand” Video

With a song title called “One Night Stand,” I was expecting to see an over the top sexual music video between Keri Hilson and Chris Brown.  We all remember her last video “The Way You Love Me” and his “No Bullshit” video.

But to my surprise, the interaction between Keri and Chris isn’t something we haven’t seen before.  Between the song, a simple concept and the two of them dancing at the end, the video definitely gives off a 90s/early 2000 vibe (the type of music many of miss). Like most song these days, I’ll have to listen to it a few times to determine if I really like it, but it’s definitely a little different than what we’re hearing on the radio right now. And honestly, that’s quite refreshing.

What do you think of the new video?


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Do Artists Need To Use Sex To Sell Records?

There was a lot of talk a few weeks ago regarding the new music videos released by Raheem DeVaughn and Keri Hilson.  They are featured below for you to check out if you haven’t seen them.  (Warning, you may not want to watch on your work computer).



These artists didn’t leave much to the imagination which caused the blogosphere to go crazy; I’m assuming this is the reaction they were hoping for since one has a mixtape and the other has an album coming out soon.  I mean, all publicity is good publicity right?

Has music these days become overly sexualized? Are artist that desperate to sell records that they’ll lose themselves artistically to do so? I’m not saying that I know who Raheem DeVaughn and Keri Hilson are artistically, but “She Single” is definitely not the Raheem DeVaughn the world became accustomed to when he first appeared on the music scene.  He was introduced as the R&B singer that could use words to have your imagination run wild; visual representation wasn’t really necessary. He reminded us of the 90s R&B music that we are oh so definitely missing these days.  This latest attempt to catch our attention was a little much. It wasn’t a trashy video, but I’m not interested in seeing Raheem DeVaughn literally have sex with a chick in a video.  I’m just sayin….

And then there’s Keri Hilson.  I’m not sure she knows her identity as a musical artist.  I know I know, she should be able to express herself anyway she wants, but has she not taken any notes from other artist? Artists who have changed their image over time slowly transitioned. For example, Rihanna was the long haired girl from Barbados singing “If It’s Lovin That You Want” and “S.O.S.”  She slowly transitioned to a “bad girl;” her hair cut kept getting shorter and shorter and over time the music became edgier and edgier.  She didn’t just throw her rockstyle lifestyle at us. The transition allowed fans to transition with her so her new style and music became acceptable.

I also think Keri Hilson’s timing was just WRONG! How do you go from Black Girls Rock and “Pretty Girls Rock” to talking about your goodies will keep your man at home?! *Side eye* There’s a way to be sexual and confident without literally throwing your goodies at the screen (although, I know the fellas watching the video didn’t’ mind).

Are artist afraid these days that their natural talent will keep them from selling records or is their natural talent not good enough to attract and keep our attention?  Has the need to sell sex a reflection of our society?  For me personally, a sex music video is not going to make me want to go out and purchase an album.  If the music is horrible, there’s nothing the artist can do to would convince me to purchase their music!

I’m going to need artist like Avant, Tamia, Brian McKnight, Babyface (90s R&B artists) to come out of retirement so we can go back to some real R&B music!  These artists didn’t need to sell sex in videos to have people pay attention to their music.

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Founded by DJ Beverly Bond, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc seeks to build the self-esteem and self-worth of young women of color by changing their outlook on life, broadening their horizons and helping them empower themselves.  BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. is an organization that takes an active role in being a part of the solution to the crisis facing young women of color.

For the past four years, BGR has enjoyed the opportunity to enrich the lives of girls from 12 to 17 years old through mentorship, arts education, cultural exploration and public service. At BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., young women are offered access to enrichment programs and opportunities that place special emphasis on personal development through the arts and cooperative learning.

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. joined forces with BET to host the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards at the Paradise Theatre in New York City on October 16, 2010.  The show highlighted the accomplishments of exceptional women of color who have made significant contributions in their careers and serve as positive role models in their community.

Hosted by the fabulous Nia Long, awardees included Missy Elliott, Keke Palmer, Raven-Simone, Ruby Dee and many more.  Performers included Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius, Estelle and Keri Hilson.  This year BET is sharing this amazing awards show with its audience. The award show will be televised on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 8pm

So Sunday night, make it a girls night and enjoy the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards And while you’re watching, think about this….why do you rock??!

Visit http://www.blackgirlsrock.org/ to learn more about BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc.  Visit BET to learn more about the show on Sunday.

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Diva Spotlight: Keri Hilson Flaunts It!

I was catching up on my Google Reader this morning and saw the new pics of Keri Hilson from her FLAUNT Mag shoot! I’m not only a fan of Ms. Hilson because we spell our first names the same way, but b/c she’s humble, beautiful, has great style, talented and is grindin’ in the music industry.  The essence of a true DIVA!

For your guys out there, here are some pics to put you in a good mood this morning!

 You better work it MS. KERI BABY!

Source: www.theybf.com

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