Dolce & Gabbana Just Released Something Called A “Slave Sandal”



WTW!!! Dolce and Gabbana is catching some well-deserved heat for releasing the most offensively-named shoe ever, as part of their spring 2016 collection. The terribly-named “slave sandal” retails for $2,395, but the lack of self-awareness it would take to actually decide to call your product something like this? Priceless.

“Slave sandal in Napa leather with pompoms,” read the original description on the website. Understandably, people are pretty perplexed.

Anthony Hamilton and Fantasia Announce Joint Tour!


The 10-date trek is set to begin April 21 in Buffalo, New York, and travel to cities including Chicago, New York, and Baltimore, wrapping May 20 in Los Angeles. The duo, who will take turns opening and closing, promise to deliver a spectacular live show.

“We will be doing sangin’,” they said in a joint Twitter video. “Real sangn’.”

Hamilton is currently prepping his fifth studio album, What I’m Feelin’, for March 25. The first single, “Amen,” dropped last month. Meanwhile, Fantasia’s fifth LP is due this spring featuring the first single “No Time For It.”

Tickets for the tour go on sale March 4.

April 21 – Buffalo, NY – Shea’s Buffalo Theatre (A)
April 22 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre (A)
April 23 – Chicago, IL – Arie Crown Theater (A)
April 28 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Hall (F)
April 29 – New York, NY – Theater at Madison Square Garden (F)
April 30 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion (F)
May 1 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre (F)
May 7 – Washington, D.C. – Constitution Hall (A)
May 8 – Norfolk, VA – Constant Center (A)
May 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater (F)

A – Denotes Anthony Hamilton closes show
F – Denotes Fantasia closes show


Zoe Saldana Stars In Controversial Nina Simone Movie


The long awaited trailer for the Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana is finally out. Nina was known as a singer, activist, survivor and all around legend. Her music is timeless and possibly bumping in some of this generations humbled abodes.

In the beginning of the trailer, Nina is seen being carried into a mental ward. During her stay, she meets a young man, Clifton Henderson (played by David Oyelowo), whom she pays to travel with her as her care taker. It appears they have a tiring relationship but nonetheless they happen to make a spark.

On her road back to stardom, Henderson helped her to fight for the African American community through her music.

‘NINA’ couldn’t have come at a better time! Let the Black Girl Magic and Formation continue.

Watch the trailer!

Alicia Keys Under New Management, Preps Album For 2016 Release


After taking a hiatus as a mom to two sons (1-year-old Genesis and 5-year-old Egypt), Alicia Keys is prepping her musical return. According to Billboard, the NY-bred Grammy-winning songstress has hired new management in preparation for a career comeback.

After being signed to Maverick Management in 2014, Keys has ended their relationship and has appointed her longtime co-manager Erika Rose as her main manager. She’s been an active business partner with Keys and the star’s company AK Worldwide, being an integral part in Keys’ album releases, world tours, film and stage productions, as well as philanthropic projects.

In a statement, Alicia says, “Erika has played an instrumental role in my artistry since day one. She is a strategic manager who makes smart decisions and understands the balance between business and creative endeavors. I feel a great sense of trust and clarity knowing she will be holding the reins of my career as my business partner. This is the best music I’ve made yet and the best time of my life is yet to come.”

Billboard also reveals Keys plans to release a new album this year. It will be her first in four years following 2012’s Girl On Fire.

via singersroom

Janelle Monae To Star In Space Drama Alongside Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer


Janelle Monae’s making her way deep into Hollywood!

The “Electric Lady” has been cast as the third lead alongside Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer in the upcoming drama “Hidden Figures,” a space drama which will also co-star Kevin Costner.

The film is based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s upcoming book “Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race.” The movie follows three African-American women who served as the brains behind NASA’s Friendship 7 mission, which saw astronaut John Glenn become the first American to orbit the Earth in February 1962.

Monae will play Mary Jackson, the youngest of the three women, Henson will play Katherine Johnson, and Spencer will play Dorothy Vaughan. Costner will co-star as the head of the space program.

The film is slated to release in 2017.