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Blac Chyna Capitalized on Colorism

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Blac Chyna inked a deal with Whitenicious by Dencia, a company famous for controversy rooted in colorism. Many say this was *not* the move.

 

We all suspected that the bag was getting a little light once she started dating wanna-be rappers half her age. But honey, we never expected she’d stoop to collecting Caucasian dollars! In a move that no one predicted, Chyna has released a skin care product collaboration titled Blac Chyna x Whitenicious. Chyna claims:

Skincare is very important to me as an entertainer and business woman, I’ve been in the beauty industry for several years and having flawless facial skin underneath my makeup is the ultimate goal at all times. I’ve used other products under Whitenicious for the last few years, so this collaboration with the brand is to support, assist and guide other women around the world with introducing easy-to-use friendly products for their daily facial care regiments.

We’re not buying it, sis.

The product, Whitenicious X Blac Chyna Diamond Illuminating & Lightening cream, retails for 250 Caucasian dollars. It also comes in a Swarovski crystal jar so you can really feel like a rich White woman. Dencia and Chyna claim the product does the following:

“provides radiant protection. As time passes, skin becomes drier, dull, lines and wrinkles appear and the skin’s natural glow dims. With DIFBC, glowing skin shows less discolouration and unevenness while SPF protection minimises future damage. Skin is bathed in moisture for a brighter beautiful comfortable feel.”

Harsh History

Feeding into the European beauty standard of flawless skin being porcelain, it’s easy to see why this product is raising eyebrows. Skin lightening products are marketed heavily and exclusively in countries where people of color are the dominant demographic. India has Fair and Lovely, Africa sees Nivea Natural Fairness ads, and in the Caribbean cake soap is sold like a drug. The very notion that lighter fairer skin is ideal feeds into a caste system that was literally built on slavery with mixed descendants as middle class. Even now, the practice of skin bleaching for better employment opportunities is alive.

Historically, skin color would determine someone’s access to education, even at HBCU’s. The disappointing practice of the brown paper bag test served as a way to critique candidates for admission. Chyna’s decision to participate in not just marketing but creating a product that strips pigment from Black bodies for money is low. As a parent to a multi-racial child during a time when mixed babies are fetishized, Chyna needs to do better. As a Black woman during a time when White women are blackfishing (n*ggerfishing) for social media campaigns, Chyna needs to do better.

Selling a product that corrects hyperpigmentation is one thing. Selling the product that turned Sammy Sosa into Neapolitan ice cream is another.

Just say “NO” to skin bleaching

 

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Wendy Reveals That NeNe Leakes is Leaving Real Housewives of Atlanta

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According to Wendy Williams, NeNe Leakes is quitting Real Housewives of Atlanta. Can’t say that we’re surprised after she’s been missing from several episodes this season. Wendy was in the middle of sitting down with Jerry O’Connell when she revealed that she received a text message from NeNe saying that she was quitting the show. Wendy says she received a text from NeNe that morning between commercials.

Wendy tried to hold back tears and said that NeNe has a big secret that she won’t reveal and that NeNe. The secret apparently would “melt their hearts” and is a huge thing. O’Connell asked if it had anything to do with Greg’s health, she replied that Greg was cured and that he was fine. She didn’t say much after that and tried to move on but you could see that it was bothering her.

It makes sense that NeNe would leave Real Housewives of Atlanta considering how many episodes she has missed this season. It was rumored that she would be suspended for 3 or 4 episodes after allegedly putting her hands-on production during last season’s episode. Take a look at the clips of the show below.

Do you think NeNe is leaving the show?

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Zaena x Jason Maek Pay Homage To ‘The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ In “TikTok” Music Video

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In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the cult-classic show ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’, Chicago hip-hop duo Zaena x Jason Maek travel back in time for their new music video “TIkTok”. The self-directed adaptation features cameos from Danielle Cohn, Joey Klaasen, and 18 of your favorite TikTok stars with a combined reach of over 100 million followers.

The video highlights moments from the original show, including The Fresh Prince spinning on the throne, shooting some b-ball outside the school, and being chased by his grandmother. The 2 ½ -minute-long project is the largest collaboration between TikTok content creators. Appearances include Danielle Cohn, Joey Klaasen, Jiffpom, Enochtrue, Jasmine Gonzalez, Jake Maldonado, Ryan Shakes, Zayla Shakes, Tyler Brown, Justin Blake, Adam Sheey, Oliver Moy, Marcus Olin, Beasteater, Ayypatrick, Nicki Baber, Alex Holem, Damian K, and Harlem Globetrotter Crissa Ace.

Zaena x Jason Maek have a history of creating hilarious music videos. Putting a spin on ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ was a no-brainer for the duo.

“The Fresh Prince is my favorite show of all-time,” said Zaena. “We wanted to bring it to life for a new generation using faces they would recognize. Our goal was to recreate everything from the extended intro, including the airplane scene that was cut out later. There is a little ‘Parents Don’t Understand’ in there also.”

According to Jason Maek, “We had so much fun on set with everyone. We flew everyone out to Chicago and got the video done in two days. It was an ambitious project, but we wanted to kick the new year off right with something refreshing.”

There are also a few other key moments to spot. Athletic brand Wilson premiered their Fresh Prince inspired basketball in the video. MVMT watches and Vita Coco also debut new products in various scenes.

“TikTok” is the first single from Zaena x Jason Maek since completing their sold-out tour titled “The Freshman Tour”. The track is available on YouTube, Spotify, and all other streaming platforms.

For more on Zaena x Jason Maek visit:

www.instagram.com/zaenaworld

www.instagram.com/jasonmaek

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“Cardi B for Congress” Has Conservative Twitter PRESSED!

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Cardi B is contemplating a run for office according to a series of tweets published this past Sunday, January 12. Unsurprisingly enough, she is already battling hate from all across the aisle. 

“I think I want to be a politician. I really love government even tho I don’t agree with Government (sic),” the New York rapper said in a series of tweets. “Like I was watching war documentaries. No matter how many weapons a country have you need people! How are you trying to go against a country and possibly start a war when this country lacks patriotism? I barely see people claiming the LOVE being American.”

 

The rapper then went on to say she will have to explain more at a later date, possibly in a video. After publicly endorsing Vermont Senator and progressive Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in 2019, Cardi was lauded for showing us the “woke” side of her image. 

On Tuesday, the rapper found herself in numerous Twitter spats, especially with right-wing accounts. Mindy Robinson, a conservative political pundit, commented on Cardi’s post with several drawn-in grammatical corrections. Despite Cardi admitting on Sunday that she would need more schooling before she could seriously enter politics, Robinson ended her tweet with “you need more than that.” In a later comment, she declared that her “cat is more qualified to run for Congress than Cardi B.”

 

Cardi, whose given name is Belacalis Almánzar, is no stranger to Twitter beef and quickly had an answer for Robinson. “Leave me alone. I didn’t insulted your party or your believes so please don’t try me and let’s keep sweet OK….don’t want to dog walk you,” she replied before unleashing a savage string of jabs toward the internet personality. 

 

While a dog walk sounds like a peaceful way to spend quality time with your beloved pooch, for Cardi, it is a serious threat – one we’ve heard before. You will recall in January of 2019 she warned Tomi Lahren, another conservative pundit, to leave her alone, lest she gets dog walked. Just as in the feud with Robinson, Cardi was minding her own business on social media Tomi Lahren attacked her for her views. Her comments lit a fire in the rapper and the two engaged in a back and forth lasting several hours. 

 

Obviously Robinson did not get the message a year ago that Cardi B has the time to argue with internet trolls because she found herself in the same predicament as Lahren did – potentially discovering what it’s like to “dog walk” with Cardi. 

 

Check out the best of both feuds below and let us know what you think.

 

Cardi B vs. Tomi Lahren

 

Cardi B vs. Mindy Robinson

 

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