Oscar winner Halle Berry was spotted leaving her Genesee offices today after a few hours of volunteering at the non-profit organization in Baldwin Hills, CA. It should be against the law for a 45-year-old woman to be this insanely gawgeous without the benefit of makeup or hair weave! Like fine wine, Halle only gets better with age.


More pics of Janet's beautiful short hair cut at the London premiere of Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?. I LOVE Janet's hair like this. I hope she keeps this cut and never puts that weave back in. I have noticed a lot more women opting to abandon the Yaki in favor of their own beautiful hair, and I hope it's a trend that continues. I love short hair on women.


Actor/comedian/singer Jaime Foxx was spotted arriving at Katsuya restaurant in Hollywood, CA with his daughter Corrine Foxx. By the way, Jamie is not gay. I thought I'd throw that in here because I received a confirmation from a very well-connected source who should know (*wink wink*).


Pop singer Rihanna was seen partying hard early this morning in Dublin, Ireland while we slept. Dublin is one of the stops on RiRi's successful #1 selling world tour.


Rapper and New Jersey Nets basketball team minority co-owner Jay Z, right, attended a breakfast meeting with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion on Wednesday (May 19).

Photos: Splash News Online and INF Photo

  • AprilRain

    YES Sandi, we all know that Halle is a very beautiful woman lol...Personally, I think Janet looks alot older with her short hair, all woman IMO, look younger with long hair....picture Halle, RiRi, Solange, all with long hair......thay would be even more Gaww*us...I dont know why woman be trippin over,,,oh her lace front is to high, or to low,,,,,woman are there own worst enemie, I put that. I'm Latina, and believe me, if I was able to switch up my hair style like Y'all, I would be takin full advantage...

  • Kimmy

    I am really feeling this short hair cut on Janet. I agree with you Sandra, she definitely should not go back to the long weave. The short cut shows off her beautiful facial features more and makes her look so much younger! The same goes for Halle, she is so much prettier with short hair, that weave made her look older. Both Janet and Halle look beautiful.

  • Nightshift

    Halle and Janet both look freakin GORGEOUS with those short cuts!! That look does not make Janet look older at ALL. Heck, it looks like it took about 10 years off of her face at the least. They are reppin hard for the grown and sexy women. I am inspired.

    Jamie is such a coon and incrediably immature. I actually hoped he was gay as hell.

    Seeing Jay go from being dope boy fresh to hob-knobbing with a billionaire mayor is amazing.

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    Halle lookin so good she almost make me forget about how promiscuous and crazy she is....Almost.

    That doesn't look like Jamie Foxx's daughter. I thought she was younger than that. And uglier than that too. Maybe she grew into her looks.

    Janet lookin good to me. Keepin all the fat, pounds and plastic surgeons away.

    Rhi lookin sexy. I wonder where her sex toy *ahem* "special assistant" is?

  • KrayZKat

    Halle - overrated to me. Sorry, but I don't buy the hype.

    Janet looks wonderful with her short do. It enhances her facial features.

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    Why is Jamie's daughter givin him the side eye like that?

    Halle looks good but she is starting to show her age. She's not in the top ten hottest women anymore.

    *frowned up* Look at Jay "Jigga-boo Camel" Z. I wonder if he realizes no one takes him serious as a "business man." LOL. Prolly throwing up "Da Rock" signs in meetings with the Mayor and chit. SMH.

  • Sunny2006

    Remember short cuts was the thing back in the 90's? I'm glad it's coming back in style. IMO I'm tired of making these chinese owned hair shops rich. They don't know anything about our hair.

  • Daisy

    Jamies daughter was always fly

    Halle is still a bad BISH slaying women half her age

    Short hair doesn't make all women look older at times long hair can age a woman over 40 IMO. Both Janet and Halle are werking the HELL out of their short do. I can't wait to cut n color my locs in a few wks for my short/sassy summer doo!

  • qtipthecat

    Jay "Jigga Boo Camel" Z looks good to me. I know someone is taking him seriously because he laughs all the way to the bank. :hump:

  • Daisy

    Rihanna WERK BISH! Flawless

  • Mahogany03

    Man, I just don't care™ says:
    *frowned up* Look at Jay “Jigga-boo Camel” Z. I wonder if he realizes no one takes him serious as a “business man.” LOL. Prolly throwing up “Da Rock” signs in meetings with the Mayor and chit. SMH.

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    :rofl: @ the mere thought of that!!

    At topic: I believe Halle is overrated as well. If I had to choose between her and Janet, Janet definitely wins (just my opinion :shrug: ). Rihanna looks good (as always). Jamie, his daughter, and Jay look nice too.

  • Nightshift

    Sunny2006 says:

    Remember short cuts was the thing back in the 90’s? I’m glad it’s coming back in style. IMO I’m tired of making these chinese owned hair shops rich. They don’t know anything about our hair.
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    I have been wearing my hair short & sassy since the 90s. I already have a baby-face so long hair did me no justice. I look much more mature and dare I say *gasp* :lol: sexy with this short cut. Everyone cannot pull off short cuts.

  • Nightshift

    Man, I just don’t care™ says:
    *frowned up* Look at Jay “Jigga-boo Camel” Z. I wonder if he realizes no one takes him serious as a “business man.” LOL. Prolly throwing up “Da Rock” signs in meetings with the Mayor and chit. SMH.

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    For some reason I think some business people take him more serious than we realize.

  • TSRBenz

    i guess you have to admit now that janet did not have a hair piece in

  • ELove

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg IS a KNOWN & OPENLY Outward OVERT-RACIST in the HIGHEST DEGREE Possible....

    And THIS is a PERFECT Example of A Picture says a Thousand Words (Real...)

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    LOL at Jigga-boo bein a good "Business man." He is a figure head that profitted from the hard work of others. The majority of his wealth came from the business decions of Dash and the sale of Rocawear (due to Damon Dash).

    When the split with Dash came about record labels were estatic because they knew Jigga-boo is an idiot. He hasn't made ONE major deal since he and Dash split. He's a minority owner in the Nets and "good friends" with Lebron, seems a "good business man" would be able to strike a deal...

    I guess if u put on a suit and take pics wit rich yt folks and politicians then u must be a good business man. :shrugs:

  • AprilRain

    There ain't nothin sexy/sassy bout a woman with a shaved neck...LMAO......no offense. Dont be mad @Sandi, I think your cut looks good. Everyone was raised different, and I was raised viewing long hair as sexy. To each his own. @janet, u look hot with long black curly hair!!!

  • Al-Ameera

    So can we now all agree that Janets hair is not fake or thinning? It was just cut close and wet.

  • Nightshift

    AprilRain says:

    There ain’t nothin sexy/sassy bout a woman with a shaved neck…LMAO……no offense. Dont be mad @Sandi, I think your cut looks good. Everyone was raised different, and I was raised viewing long hair as sexy. To each his own. @janet, u look hot with long black curly hair!!!
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    While there maybe some black women on this site and beyond that share your view, there are countless black women that have short styles or even long hair that do not share your view, me being one of them. I am not offended personally by your comment because I don't know you.

    BUT

    Why come on a site that is primarily African American related knowing that many or some black women on here wear short styles and make such a demeaning statement? We black women have enough in society to face with someone always telling us we are not enough, so for you to come to this spot to throw that comment in just to basically to make yourself feel more pretty and superior is well.....offensive and hateful. Some things are better left unsaid.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Looking at Halle B, I want to stop eating. She is rocking 40+ very well. She, Janet Jackson, LisaRaye and Vanessa Williams are my health inspirations. You don't have to look busted after 40.

    I am so proud that Janet has finally matured. The shy little girl image wasn't working after 40. I love her new look

  • AprilRain

    Night- you did take offense about the comment I made, and I did it purposly because I did not like the way you made it soooo clear in your second statement that YOU did not agree with my first commment. Being a black woman, you think you have to take things so personal and you have it so bad? I'M latina honey, get over it, you are not the only one that faces racism. You think I dont walk into the local hospital, supemarket and get looked at like a piece of crap by this older yt woman carring her straw purse and dansko clogs...it must really suck to carry on everyday just waitng for someone to make any comment that you feel is negative, just so you can vent your anger... I cannot change the color of my skin, and neither can you......Where I live ALL the older woman straight fade their hair, thats why I feel short hair makes a woman look older. I dont know how u were raised but obviously, you have alot of anger, and I apologize if I hurt you with my comment. But I am tierd of reading on this blog how, weav

  • AprilRain

    About oh that weave look like shyt on her, or her lace front looks awfull....to tell u the truth, I never even noticed the difference between a weave and real hair before reading this blog. What does that tell u??? What ur mad, cuz I left a comment that a woman dont look sexy to me with a shaved neck??? On a black blog??? Excuse me for phucking living, didnt know you were gonna analyze my comment like that. Get it together esa, it aint all about hate.. And dont go azzuming that I make comments to make myself feel better, girl, u dont know me...i think its time you take down that wall and be happy for the blessings u got...

  • pointhimout

    sandra posting on a Saturday? What, slow day at Lenox? i kid, i kid, SR. looking good Janet. I've only seen one crazy picture in all her years. she photographs very well. the Essence music festival is gonna be crazy. I know she's gonna kill it.

  • MandaPanda0408

    @ AprilRain some people don't find latinas sexy, doesn't , mean someone of non-latin descent should go and say on a primarily latin blog :coffee:

    You need some attention "esa"? Get it somewhere else, M'kay?

  • Zephyr1979

    @Man, I just don't care and KrayZKat :cosign: - Halle is overrated, promiscuous and crazy. As beautiful as she is it's obvious she's a headcase.

    I love Janet with that hair! Finally! Get rid of those old dusty wigs!

    Jamie Foxx, whatever......

    Rihanna, starting to fade imo, not that much into her anymore.

  • MandaPanda0408

    Oh yeah, Jaimie looks kinda pudgy here :shrugs: Three snaps in a Z formation, and I'm out!

  • pointhimout

    Manda, what does your gravatar pic caption say? poor kid appears to have a lot on his mind. funny.

  • Cinderella

    MandaPanda0408 says:

    @ AprilRain some people don’t find latinas sexy, doesn’t , mean someone of non-latin descent should go and say on a primarily latin blog

    You need some attention “esa”? Get it somewhere else, M’kay?
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    :wtf: April didn't post anything bad about Black women. She posts here often and I've never seen her go at anybody. Your comment to her was completely out of left field.

  • Nightshift

    AprilRain says:

    Night- you did take offense about the comment I made, and I did it purposly because I did not like the way you made it soooo clear in your second statement that YOU did not agree with my first commment. Being a black woman, you think you have to take things so personal and you have it so bad? I’M latina honey, get over it, you are not the only one that faces racism. You think I dont walk into the local hospital, supemarket and get looked at like a piece of crap by this older yt woman carring her straw purse and dansko clogs…it must really suck to carry on everyday just waitng for someone to make any comment that you feel is negative, just so you can vent your anger… I cannot change the color of my skin, and neither can you……Where I live ALL the older woman straight fade their hair, thats why I feel short hair makes a woman look older. I dont know how u were raised but obviously, you have alot of anger, and I apologize if I hurt you with my comment. But I am tierd of reading on this blog how, weav
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    How childish? So what if you are Latino? If being so is heaven in your eyes then why come on a black related blog to insult short hair style sistas to make yourself more superior Latino self feel better? I am not interested in insulting Latino women and there is a laundry list of negative things that I could say, but I was raised better than that. Furthermore, please spare me with your stories of racism. We don't have to have a racism contest cause we have been in the led for 400+ years in that area.
    I guess you don't understand that we can disagree without being insulting. Hell, we can just disagree, period. I never insulted long hair people. I simply stated that Janet did not look older with her hair cut short. YOU on the other hand decided that you should insult ALL short hair style women on this black related blog by making an offensive general statement THEN you threw in your upbringing to make it more official that we are not sexy. Don't try to nickel and dime my statements or waste my time with rhetoric about racism. Face the fact that you were hateful and deal. If we "shole is ugly" over here then maybe Latina.com is a better fit.

  • Nightshift

    Cinderella says:

    MandaPanda0408 says:

    @ AprilRain some people don’t find latinas sexy, doesn’t , mean someone of non-latin descent should go and say on a primarily latin blog

    You need some attention “esa”? Get it somewhere else, M’kay?
    _________________________________________________________________________

    April didn’t post anything bad about Black women. She posts here often and I’ve never seen her go at anybody. Your comment to her was completely out of left field.
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    You are correct she never post anything bad about black women. She just insulted all the short hair style women on a black related blog. :shocked:

  • Cinnamon Kisses

    :blink:

  • Cinderella

    Nightshift says:

    You are correct she never post anything bad about black women. She just insulted all the short hair style women on a black related blog.
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    Are you more offended that she "dissed" women with short hair or that a Latina had the balls to post her opinions on a "Black related" blog?

  • Cinnamon Kisses

    Cinderella....is that you in your gravi??

  • Daisy

    I am so glad I am not my hair and long hair does not always equal sexy or prettier I dont care if you are black or latina. Women just make sure your hair is the best it can be weave, natural, locs, permed, short, bald, curly, nappy etc DO YOU and love the skin you are in! Rock what makes you look and feel the best and keep it moving.

  • Cinnamon Kisses

    Daisy>>>>here<<<< I see women of all races....that are straight up beautiful....long hair...short hair.......the other day I saw this beautiful black woman...she had a BALD head.....and chick stole the room. She was BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! Her skin...her hair(lack there of)her swag.....chick was turnin heads fa real. My mother's hair is short....and my momma is bad(thank you)...I see women everyday who r beautiful.....phuck hair...that don't make u or break u!!!!!

  • natrlbeauty08

    Women can look beautiful whether they are bald or have hair down to their ankles. Personally, I think women with shorter hair rock their's better simply because it takes a lot of self-confidence to wear shorter dos and not hide behind their hair. Also, I think that both Janet and Halle look gorgeous with shorter hair. Long hair makes Halle look plain to me.

    @AprilRain - You probably never noticed the lacefronts and weaves because you're not familiar with black hair. But people that are familiar with it can spot a hot mess from a mile away. The only thing that you proved by saying that you never noticed it till you started reading this blog is that you don't know much about our hair. Just because you're not familiar with it doesn't mean it should be ignored.

  • AprilRain

    @mandapanda...thanks but, no thanks I've made alot of friends on this blog and happy to say that I have only encountered 4 or 5 hatefull people on here, and in all honesty, that hatefullness is not enough to keep me from SMO and chatting with some very awesome woman on here. I see now that "hair" is a very touchy subject for some of you..(dont understand it) but can respect it, so therefore I will refrain from commenting on the "hair" subjects. #thatisall. And Thank You Cinderella, have a blessed night ;-)

  • mzvirgo78

    @ AprilRain

    You did sound a tad bit SHALLOW in your post. You may have not meant any harm by your comments and it could just be attributed to your "upbringing" but I can see how some may have gotten offended by you basically saying ..."I'm Latino with long hair so I think every woman looks better with long hair." LOL! I didn't take offense to it because surely you can't be serious (e.g. KELLY ROWLAND). But each opinion is his own and I don't take sides but just letting you know how you came across if you hadn't recognized it by now.

  • SHANIASMOMMA

    damn!!!!!!!! its time for some new shoes Jaime.....:(

  • Nightshift

    Cinderella says:

    Nightshift says:

    You are correct she never post anything bad about black women. She just insulted all the short hair style women on a black related blog.
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    Are you more offended that she “dissed” women with short hair or that a Latina had the balls to post her opinions on a “Black related” blog?
    _____________________________
    If all the balls anyone has is demean someone simply because they do not agree with their opinion shows that they have some pretty small balls and they are hella childish.
    Just because she is a regular poster does not give her a free pass to insult people on here be it she is Latino or an alien. Her being Latino and their track record for disrespecting anything Black or Africa makes it a little more heated for sure. You are more than welcome to cover for her by side-tracking the conversation with the biggest balls mess, but I will not and I will not be put on the defense for standing up for myself on this BLACK RELATED BLOG.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    @Nightshift thank you for being the first to check AprilRain. I generally skim through the comments so I missed her ignorant comments.

    If I were Sandra, I would give her a warning. She would be banned at the next dumb remark. (Sidebar: Unless Sandra shares the same racists views as AprilRain)

    Black Women have taken enough foolishness from folks. It is time to show us some respect.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    @Cinderella writes, "Are you more offended that she “dissed” women with short hair or that a Latina had the balls to post her opinions on a “Black related” blog?"
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    Posting a racist comment from your computer protected by anonymity does not take balls. Blank stare.

  • Nightshift

    41 attorneymom says:

    @Nightshift thank you for being the first to check AprilRain. I generally skim through the comments so I missed her ignorant comments.

    If I were Sandra, I would give her a warning. She would be banned at the next dumb remark. (Sidebar: Unless Sandra shares the same racists views as AprilRain)

    Black Women have taken enough foolishness from folks. It is time to show us some respect.
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    I want to make it clear I am not on some Fight The Power mess, but the nerve of others to come in here and be demeaning to your culture and then have other black folks back it up and question you is mind-numbling. Stevie Wonder can see she was insulting black women. Who is the hell normally gets the nape area shaved when wearing a short hair cut other than men?? It ain't alot of white, latino or asian women that's for sure. So its obvious she was coming at us. Then to play all innocent and say she will leave the issue alone because she didn't realize some are so sensitive is even more ridiculous. Latinos know just as much about the issue surrounding hair because there are many of them that are mixed and just plain black and hair texture,length,grade is a slave master mentality for them as well. She knew what she was doing.

  • AprilRain

    WHAT.....DID U NOT READ MY COMMENT WHERE I SAID ALL THE OLDER WOMAN WHERE I LIVE STRAIGHT FADE THEIR HAIR???????. THere are no black woman in my little town,,,,you are making this into something its not.....i'm over it. PLEASE PUT ALL YOUR ENERGY INTO SOMETHING GOOD...ITS SUNDAY, GO TO CHURCH AND PRAY FOR ALL UR ANGER ISSUES.

  • Kimi

    @ Nightshift and Att Mom.....you ladies have got to be kidding me. Why are you so sensitive? Women of all races wear short haircuts so to just take her comments as offensive to Black Women is just silly. and Atty Mom, I've seen you say a bunch of racist and ignorant comments towards Whites, so you are being totally hypocritical here :rolleyes:

  • Champagne Wishes & Caviar Dreams

    All the ladies look fab , Halle is awesome @ 45 !!!!!!

  • AprilRain

    And another thing.....I have white cousins that have short bobs and shave the back of their necks.......and I always tell them I dont like it. Do they run off and start a bomb fire with their bras??? No....lol, I think the real issue is the fact that Im latina....well guess what bish, im Hispano to be exact and proud of it. I would be proud no matter what race I was. Good day ta ya.

  • lourie

    @Attymom and Nightshift-- get a life. Stop being hypersensitive. Aprilrain did not say anything racist, and by the way I am black!!

    Get worked up about something relevant. This isn't.

  • Ebony

    I'm Ebony :coffee:

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    @Kimi, Are you that wack Canadian blogger that ATLien and I checked on Straight From The A and Character Corner? If so, we already "schooled" you. Next.

  • http://createspace.com/3393054 iscream

    :clap: @ Jay. You rub elbows with Mayors, Governors and the POTUS. You are the only rapper to ever ride the championship baseball float along side the winning team. You have stock from the NBA to Restaurants. You are one of the only rappers who has held down your position for over 10 years (at the top, never a flop), you and your wife were just named #1 couple by Forbes beating out Will & Jada & even Angie & Brad. So Jigga MY boo :kiss: somebody is taking you serious. Keep rocking that suit it fits you well.

    Oh, and Mayor Bloomberg is the first mayor to ever be elected for a 3rd term. Blacks as well as whites not only voted for him to run again but voted him back in. I am a New Yorker born and raised and I have NEVER heard of him being a racist.

  • MandaPanda0408

    I didn't think AprilRain's comment was racist, however I did find it attention seeking which is why I said what I said. I think that it made her feel better about herself to say because she has long hair she prefers it and she thinks short hairstyles can't compare. Everyone has their own opinion, I'm not saying she is not entitled to hers. All I'm saying is chose the best forum to do so. Because she is not of African-American or African descent, and made a comment that put a primarily African-American and African hairstyle down to raise her own view of self image for a woman up, on a PRIMARILY black blog says to me she wants attention, why else would she have said that? I am not sensitive about my hair in the slightest, I could give two shyts who likes it or not. I am however someone that takes offense to people outside my heritage and culture demeaning something that is a part of it. Even if that is how she feels she should not be saying it here, where a majority of the commentors are African-American.

    Case in point, one of my closest friends is Muslim, I don't particularly care for the head to toe scarf outfits she is required to wear. I think that she should be allowed to wear what she chooses, but do I bring this up at her house, with her family or her? NO, because that's THEIR culture, and it may offend them, and I may be looked at as an attention seeker.

    Let that sink in and I'll wait...... :waiting:

  • AprilRain

    Manda,,,,,Yes...it did sink in,,,to my BIG TOE ON MY LEFT FOOT!!. Hahahahaha, I never said I personally had long hair...You just AZZumed since I said I favor it. I on the other hand am going to assume that you, along with 2 other bloggers are Bitter, Old, Hatefull, Angry, Racist people. And I feel I have spent more than enough time defending myself on the subject. Seeking attention u say? Im sorry but you sound like you get ZERO attention with your hatefull remarks. Carryon with your BAD selves and enjoy yor life, because I sure as h3ll enjoy mine :-). A I will not be responding to anything else any of you say. I have a life.

  • http://twitter.com/Ms_Missy2791 missy

    *walks in and scratches head*

    Ummm some Latin people come from African decent (to my knowledge)....Any who I can't even comment because y'all went all left field up in this piece.....over someones opinion which I didn't think was racist but it can come off wrong because its on the computer (sometimes I read comments a few times because they can come off wrong).....

    Also @April I think people got offended because of this "I’m Latina, and believe me, if I was able to switch up my hair style like Y’all, I would be takin full advantage…" it can come of as being a little condescending and arrogant but again were typing on the computer and im sure that wasn't your intentions (well at least I hope not :lol: )

    JSMO

    *walks out*

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Nightshift says:

    You are correct she never post anything bad about black women. She just insulted all the short hair style women on a black related blog.

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    I have short hair, but I wasn't insulted by April's comment at all. She was giving her opinion, which we are all entitled to do. I don't like weave on black women <~~ that's my opinion. I don't think I'm insulting weave-wearing women with my comment.

  • Nightshift

    Kimi, lourie or whoever else that does not like my response.....it is my opinion and my right to state it. I am not the least bit surprise that you are taking up for April because our people have been trained well to accept insults from outsiders and to not make the "nice white lady "(in this case Latina) uncomfortable because it nice that she wants to hang around us.
    Your responses don't surprise me one bit. Oh well.

  • Cinderella

    Nightshift says:

    Kimi, lourie or whoever else that does not like my response…..it is my opinion and my right to state it. I am not the least bit surprise that you are taking up for April because our people have been trained well to accept insults from outsiders and to not make the “nice white lady “(in this case Latina) uncomfortable because it nice that she wants to hang around us.
    Your responses don’t surprise me one bit. Oh well.
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    While I respect your opinion, I don't agree with it. I didn't find offense with April's comment because hair isn't that big of a deal to me. Not because I have been "trained well to accept insults from outsiders." I don't consider non-Black people to be outsiders and I know if I am being insulted or not.

  • Chgoprime

    NIGHTSHIFT- I'M W/you and I'll leave it at that.

    There are so many other pressing issues in our community yet we choose to focus on something as superficial as hair? 60% of black babies are born out of wedlock, less than 20% of black males graduate high school. I'm sorry I just can't.....

    TO ME Janet looks younger with short hair, buuuut she wore some of the best weaves ever. She will be a goddess whether she decides to loc her hair, wear a fro or bone straight weave, Simply b/c WE got it like that.....

    So sick of black women taking to youtvbe & other bs avenues w/separatist videos about our hair. Who cares?! Janet is the bomb.com she can do whatever clearly......If you don't like women w/long hair don't look at them simple math. No need to be insulting. If you're a woman concerned w/what another woman is doing w/her hair you have waaaaay too much time on your hands and your priorities ain't in order.

    Me personally I've been natural for a long time. That doesn't mean you won't catch me w/a blow out from the arabs from time to time, sometimes I wear an 18' inch yaki sew in, most times I wear a braid out, doesn't matter. We are not our hair.

    And for the record Sandi there isn't a single "yaki piece" in Janet's head this time around like you stated a couple days ago. I bet if certain BW channelled their interest to something worthwhile, that out-of-wedlock issue just might go down...

    On another note why are non-blacks so concerned OR obsessed with US? why do you feel compelled to voice your opinion about US? why are black blogs never really exclusive to US? There's never a black face on Telemundo, plenty of non-blacks on BET though. Why are blacks so forgiving to non-blacks but never your brethren? Hmmmmm so many unanswered questions. I'm on some other ish today yall never mind me...

  • http://createspace.com/3393054 iscream

    Chgoprime says: I’m on some other ish today yall never mind me…

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    Not only did I pay your comment some mind I would like to :cosign: it. :clap: very well said.

  • gypsyeyes

    iscream says:

    Chgoprime says: I’m on some other ish today yall never mind me…

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    Not only did I pay your comment some mind I would like to it. very well said.
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    there was so much said in there that I was thinking. But I'm co-signing like 95% of that.

  • RemieBaby

    Wow... Didn't expect these comments when I clicked the link.

    :offtopic: Anyone going to watch the game tonight?

  • Nightshift

    Chgoprime says:

    On another note why are non-blacks so concerned OR obsessed with US? why do you feel compelled to voice your opinion about US? why are black blogs never really exclusive to US? There’s never a black face on Telemundo, plenty of non-blacks on BET though. Why are blacks so forgiving to non-blacks but never your brethren? Hmmmmm so many unanswered questions. I’m on some other ish today yall never mind me…
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    Girl preach.

  • http://twitter.com/Ms_Missy2791 missy

    Okay I think I should state this again....the only thing that defines me as being black is my exterior and to my knowledge there are latino's of African descent I mean the whole go back to where you come from is racist and sounds asinine...I mean if a person of another race said that you would all be up in arms..

    I mean y'all are trying to kill the girl over her opinion how did she insult black hair if she said...long hair makes people look younger...All some of you are doing is bringing attention to a simple comment if you thought it was attention seeking why pay it any mine...

    Why are we taking this from a debate about hair to make it so racist..Some of you are so racist and ignorant ...And last time I checked this isn't any of our blogs it is Sandra Rose and she does posts about all races so...

    And why when blacks agree with others they are "brainwashed" I think it is the other way around....and she wasn't looking for attention some people were looking for an argument... :coffee:

  • Nightshift

    missy says:

    Okay I think I should state this again….the only thing that defines me as being black is my exterior and to my knowledge there are latino’s of African descent I mean the whole go back to where you come from is racist and sounds asinine…I mean if a person of another race said that you would all be up in arms..

    I mean y’all are trying to kill the girl over her opinion how did she insult black hair if she said…long hair makes people look younger…All some of you are doing is bringing attention to a simple comment if you thought it was attention seeking why pay it any mine…

    Why are we taking this from a debate about hair to make it so racist..Some of you are so racist and ignorant …And last time I checked this isn’t any of our blogs it is Sandra Rose and she does posts about all races so…

    And why when blacks agree with others they are “brainwashed” I think it is the other way around….and she wasn’t looking for attention some people were looking for an argument…
    ----------------------

    Did you miss her comment that she made that demeaning statement simply because I said that Janet's short cut did not make her look older?
    So exactly who was looking for an argument? Oh well.

  • AprilRain

    Hey Missy! Hope u had a good weekend. To answer ur question in ur first comment about what I meant when I said "I wish I could switch up my hair like Y'all" it was meant as a compliment. Either I have my hair straight down or in a pony tail, gets boring after a while. That was all,,,thanks for coming to my offense, I appreciate it more than you know, and you are one of the reasons I log on, girl you have me cracking up all day! I did notice when I first signed up, I had my pic as my gravi,, I would get ignored, or my comments would get shade, or clowned. I changed my gravi, and I started making friends, and you know, having fun...well i'm putting my pic back up. People are gonna hate no matter what, and thats ok. I would just like to say that I never meant to hurt anyone with my comments, and that is all. Have a great night Missy!

  • AprilRain

    *defense...

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Quote of the Day: " If we “shole is ugly” over here then maybe Latina.com is a better fit."

    I am so proud of Chgoprime, Nightshift and natrlbeauty08.

    My greatest (s)hero (next to my mother and grandmother) Harriet Tubman once said, “I freed thousands of slaves. I could have freed thousands more,if they had known they were slaves.”

    Any American born Black woman who did not find Latina.com's (aka AprilRain) comments offensive should have their heads examine.

    I recommend they read BRAINWASHED: CHALLENGING THE MYTH OF BLACK INFERORITY by Tom Burrell. This should be the first book read in SR book club.

    The next should be THE LITTLE BLACK OF SUCCESS: LAWS OF LEADERSHIP FOR BLACK WOMEN by Elaine Meryl Brown, Marsha Haygood and Rhonda Joy McLean.

  • http://facebook.com/renz.renegadesince1985 renegadesince1985

    :rolleyes: here we go again....sigh

  • RemieBaby

    Goodmorning everyone!

    @ Sandra I want to hear this dish on Jamie! LOL

  • Cinderella

    attorneymom says:

    Quote of the Day: ” If we “shole is ugly” over here then maybe Latina.com is a better fit.”

    I am so proud of Chgoprime, Nightshift and natrlbeauty08.

    My greatest (s)hero (next to my mother and grandmother) Harriet Tubman once said, “I freed thousands of slaves. I could have freed thousands more,if they had known they were slaves.”

    Any American born Black woman who did not find Latina.com’s (aka AprilRain) comments offensive should have their heads examine.

    I recommend they read BRAINWASHED: CHALLENGING THE MYTH OF BLACK INFERORITY by Tom Burrell. This should be the first book read in SR book club.

    The next should be THE LITTLE BLACK OF SUCCESS: LAWS OF LEADERSHIP FOR BLACK WOMEN by Elaine Meryl Brown, Marsha Haygood and Rhonda Joy McLean.
    _________________________________________________________________________

    LMAO. When you're looking for something or someone to be racist or if you have the mindset that any non-Black person is racist or that any non-Black person is out to "get" Black people, you will turn anything into a racist act. April didn't post that Black women with short hair were ugly. That was your interpretation.

  • LadyLew

    I'm tired of seeing Halli and I don't have any work to do... soooooo :newpost: PLEASE!

  • LaTechGrad02

    Any American born Black woman who did not find Latina.com’s (aka AprilRain) comments offensive should have their heads examine.
    _________________________________________________________________________

    :blink: I guess

    Latina.com? Was that even necessary.

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    jay not taken as a serious business man thats funny

  • gypsyeyes

    Now my problem is saying that she is racist and then going in on Latinas/latinos. Latina.com? WOW!!! I don't think that it was with malicious intent, if she was racist I hardly doubt that she would even be a commentor on this sight or commenting. Just another day of making a mountain out of a mole hill.

  • FloridaChick813

    Damn these comments went WAY LEFT FIELD!!!!!!

    Being of the hispanic/italian/cuban/white decent, what the h3ll is so wrong with us(non-black folks) coming to SandraRose??? :shrug:

    Nothing wrong with short or long hair. Some women look better with short hair, others look better with long hair. I will say this though, my hair was damn near to my as.s and about a month ago I cut it to my ears(cute bob hair cut) and EVERYBODY tells me how much more mature I look. Its not a bad thing ladies. Me myself, I prefer to look more mature then like a child who hasnt graduated high school :shrug: Thats just me though, and thats how I looked with the long hair.

    In conclusion: Nobody should've taken offense to what AprilRain said. I've seen much worse on this here blog. If you cant take it, then simply skip over the comment. #JustSayin

  • FloridaChick813

    Ooh and :violin:

  • Nightshift

    I truly hate I said anything because I knew that it would turn into this. The "others" always get us to rally around them even when they start the mess. I cannot understand how anyone cannot think that she was being malicious since she blatantly stated that she was being insulting because we disagreed. But for some reason no one seems to read that part. It is what it is with us.

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    :yawn:

  • mzvirgo78

    @ Nightshift ...I read the entire thread from top to bottom and I don't think she was being "racist" persay. IMO that is a strong word and it shouldn't be thrown around like "if, and, or THE". However, I DO agree with you that she WENT IN on you and all women with short hair because you simply disagreed with her comment. To make it so bad you didn't even DIRECT your comment towards her. Lol! She blatantly ADMITTED to saying that's why she WENT IN. What she said ...depending on who's reading it can come off as being offensive. I myself wasn't offended because I knew what her intent was and I'm not moved by ignorance. But all in all it was just another day on sandrarose.com and that's typically what you can expect to see on this blog. Noshade :coffee:

  • Nika405

    Blah blah blah Good morning SR fam!

  • http://createspace.com/3393054 iscream

    This debate is as stupid as the debate about women who perm their hair have low self esteem and self hate issues. :rolleyes:

    @ East :lol: that shyt is belly crunching funny :rofl:

    OT. Jay Z signing Lil Kim is like a music orgasm for me.

  • gypsyeyes

    My thing is that when someone disagrees with that person they say something personal to them.Because she is not black it was then turned to a 'reacist'thing. I refuse to beef with ppl that don't know me or know nothing about me besides the comments that I make on here. The comment was made towards one person. Maybe it got personal but I didn't take offence to it because she wasn't talking to me.

  • meanNsurly

    **walks onto scene looking puzzled" Did I accidently walk into a warzone? WTH is going on in herre?

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    @meanNsurly: When you figure it out, hollatchagirl :coffee:

  • http://facebook.com/renz.renegadesince1985 renegadesince1985

    @iscream I read about that JayZ Lil' Kim thing....I thought about you :yes:

  • Nightshift

    gypsyeyes says:

    My thing is that when someone disagrees with that person they say something personal to them.Because she is not black it was then turned to a ‘reacist’thing. I refuse to beef with ppl that don’t know me or know nothing about me besides the comments that I make on here. The comment was made towards one person. Maybe it got personal but I didn’t take offence to it because she wasn’t talking to me.
    _-------------------------------

    I had no intent to beef her and I had never start anything like this on here. Ever. She intentionally was insulting and admitted that and then had people defend her as being non-malicious and wrongly insulted as a racist when she start all this mess in the beginning and admitted to it.

  • Nightshift

    * have*

  • FloridaChick813

    :lol: @ Mean - bish's must be PMS'in :shrug:

    @ IScream - HEY LADY!!! I ordered your book from Amazon this weekend :cheer: Im super excited to start reading it.. Im tryin to figure out whats goin on with Summer and her husband :think:

  • FloridaChick813

    L.I.G it!!! LET IT GO!!!

  • RemieBaby

    MORNIN NIKA!!

    Lol @ FloridaChick813 Lovin L.I.G. It!!!!

  • http://createspace.com/3393054 iscream

    Lol thanks Florida. :hug: let me know how you liked it. :D

    Can someone wake Sandra up. Its Monday morning. We need some gossip.

  • meanNsurly

    LOL @ yvonne! Ppl dont understand that this is a **drumroll** BLOG! Unless someone is speaking to u directly, nothing should be taken seriously. I have noticed that WE (as black ppl) LOVE to pull the race card but WE are so quick to say/act in a racist way ourselves! Its not right to say something is racist and then counter that with a racist comment yourself! You are only making yourself look ignorant! Black, Latina, Chinese, Cuban, etc........we are all MINORITIES! And we (as minorities) will never achieve anything by fighting amongst ourselves! In essence, we are only doing what the YT wants for us to do!

  • FloridaChick813

    @ Remie, cute pic babe!

    @ Iscream, I will let keep you posted!

  • aqtpie

    jay not taken as a serious business man thats funny
    ________________________
    I know right, I haven't read anything about him losing cars because of unpaid car notes, lawyers dropping him because of unpaid fees, or his properties being foreclosed on. :shrugs:
    _______
    Halle & Janet look great. Corrine is a pretty young woman.

  • CivilEngineer

    Oh gosh! A blog beef...over HAIR! :no:

    Morning folks! I had a great weekend and clearly Sandy did as well since this was posted on FRIDAY!!

  • FloridaChick813

    CIIIVVVIIILLLL (waves)

    You didnt throw back too many shots did you?? :lol:

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @A QTI PIE
    "I know right, I haven’t read anything about him losing cars because of unpaid car notes, lawyers dropping him because of unpaid fees, or his properties being foreclosed on."
    ______________________________________________________________________________________

    ROFLMAO! So that makes you a "good businessman?" LOL. Can someone, ANYONE give me ONE "good" business decision made by Jay Z????????

    Explain why you define it as "good" and it has to be BY HIM, and not by someone else (i.e. the sale of Rocawear that gave him his fortune).
    :coffee:

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @REMIE BABY

    If that's you in the pic you are attractive.
    :coffee:

  • aqtpie

    ROFLMAO! So that makes you a “good businessman?” LOL. Can someone, ANYONE give me ONE “good” business decision made by Jay Z????????
    _____________
    :rofl: Leaving Dame!!

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    sale of rocawear was only 20 million his fortune is close to half a billion. the livenation deal alone was 150 million and thats HIM by his lonesome

  • lourie

    @ Nightshift--give it a rest. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!

    Take a valium. Solve some SERIOUS world problems. Tutor a child. Volunteer at a nursing home. Like I said earlier--"Get worked up over some real problems. This isn't one."

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    AC360 Series: Doll study research: Last week, AC360° aired a four-part series on the results of a CNN pilot study examining how children view skin color.

    http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2010/05/17/ac360-series-doll-study-research/

    Click the link below to find the full doll study results and the original 1947 doll test results.

    http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/05/13/expanded_results_methods_cnn.pdf

    WAKE UP!!!!

  • RemieBaby

    Thanks Florida!

  • PAHairston

    Hello All. First things first. Today is my birthday, I'm 56 yrs old, old enough to be a mother to most on this blog so respect me if you can. My husband of 8 yrs gave me a card and $20 roses from Safeway which he bought last nite. Should I be disappointed? And yes he does work, every day.

    As for Halle, she's what 42 and can still rock a pair of short-shorts? Need I say more? Janet is as pretty as she was on Good Times, what a smile!

    As for this heated discussion about black hair, somewhere there's a saying that your hair is your crown and glory but I don't think it was referring to us black women. When God was handing out hair, black women told Him to just ball it up and throw it to me. (a joke, a joke) The Latina that started this conversation on this black blog: big balls, big balls but racist? Many Americans really don't know the meaning of this word but I won't preach, not on my birthday.

    Family, no matter how you feel bout my rantings, you know it ain't nothing but love here, nothing but love. And besides, I won't be here always. Peaceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    @Sandra, please approve my comment as soon as possible. It contains some very important links. Thanks.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PAHairston!!!

  • Anna

    Hey everyone. Janet looks nice. Jamie is not gay? Glad to know that, it was bothering me, his daugheter grew up.

  • Anna

    PAHairston says:

    Hello All. First things first. Today is my birthday, I’m 56 yrs old, old enough to be a mother to most on this blog so respect me if you can. My husband of 8 yrs gave me a card and $20 roses from Safeway which he bought last nite. Should I be disappointed?
    ~~~~~~~
    Happy birthday. I wouldn't be mad at hubby, it's the thought that counts. That's why we work, if we don't get what we want we can go buy our own. :lol:

  • Cinderella

    @Man, Jay-z is one of the producers of the Tony award-nominated Broadway play, "Fela." It's based on the life of the late Nigerian musician Fela Kuti.

  • FloridaChick813

    Hey Man (Waves)

  • gypsyeyes

    Happy Birthday PAHairston!!! Have a wonderful day and the flowers were a thoughtful gesture it doesn't matter how much they cost. Just be grateful he was there to celebrate it with you and that you were here to see this beautiful day. Stay blessed.

  • RemieBaby

    PAHairston: It's still early, maybe he has plans for later???
    Was there something you were expecting??

  • http://twitter.com/mrs_truth ms.truth

    :rolleyes: at these comments. I'll just say I love myself, hair doesn't define me. Blah!

    Good morning everyone!

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @EAST POINT
    "sale of rocawear was only 20 million his fortune is close to half a billion. the livenation deal alone was 150 million and thats HIM by his lonesome"
    ______________________________________________________________________________

    "Rocawear clothing line, which he sold last year for $204 million..."

    "The overall package for Jay-Z also includes an upfront payment of $25 million, a general advance of $25 million that includes fees for his current tour, and advance payment of $10 million an album for a minimum of three albums during the deal’s 10-year term, these people said. A series of other payments adding up to about $20 million is included in exchange for certain publishing, licensing and other rights."
    -NY TIMES

    Basically he signed a debt agreement and passed it off as income. He got $25 mil up front and ADVANCES of $25 mil and the rest is laden in incentives (that everyone knew wouldn't be met!) See, that $150 mil SOUNDS good but when you get down to it he made $25 million up front and rest was a loan.

  • http://twitter.com/mrs_truth ms.truth

    Happy Birthday PA! At least he remembered. ;)

  • FloridaChick813

    Anna says:

    PAHairston says:

    Hello All. First things first. Today is my birthday, I’m 56 yrs old, old enough to be a mother to most on this blog so respect me if you can. My husband of 8 yrs gave me a card and $20 roses from Safeway which he bought last nite. Should I be disappointed?
    ~~~~~~~
    Happy birthday. I wouldn’t be mad at hubby, it’s the thought that counts. That’s why we work, if we don’t get what we want we can go buy our own.
    _______________

    :cosign: Its def. the thought that counts!

    Happy Bday!!!

  • FloridaChick813

    MS TRUTH!!!!! Hey mama (waves)

    i was lerking for you on FB this weekend, but came up with nana :shrug:

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @PA HAIRSTON
    "My husband of 8 yrs gave me a card and $20 roses from Safeway which he bought last nite. Should I be disappointed?"
    ________________________________________________________________________________

    No, you shouldn't be disappointed. What were you expecting? Did you TELL him what you wanted? At least he remembered, even if it was last second.

    :coffee:

  • http://createspace.com/3393054 iscream

    @ Man

    Why don't you give an example of who (that matters) doesn't take Sean Carter as a serious business man? Why don't you give an example of why he's not taken serious?

    You can hate on his music or call him a camel or Jigga boo (which imo is WAY more racist than April's hair comment) but to take his business sense and brush it off is ludicrous.

  • Cinderella

    :happybirthday: PAHairston I hope all is well with you.

  • aqtpie

    :bday: PAHairston!!!

  • CivilEngineer

    Hey @Flo...I hardly drank anything. Just had fun being with my peeps :yes: How was your weekend?

    :happybirthday: @PA

  • Nika405

    I think that Jay-Z is making business moves right now to set himself up as a corporate person later after he stops rapping. Most like to say he could not have did it w/o Dame & the other dude, but he has went even further since the break up of Rocafella. What are they doing now if they were the so called "brains" of the operation. Exactly! They were given money from the label and the clothing line. Jay went on to buy other ventures and build his brand. When you are trying to network it looks good to be a part owner of the Net's no matter how small. He is showing other like minded people he's serious and he has the money to play with them.

  • ohpretty1

    Happy Birthday to PA! I wish you many more. Life in itself is a blessing and I sure your husband is also, don't worry about the roses. He may plan to blow your mind tonight. *wink*

    Off topic (argument) but on topic, those books listed were great suggestions. The first, by Burrell I have read myself...really thought provoking. Have a great day everyone. #thatisall

  • FloridaChick813

    @ Civil,

    It was good hun. I got some well needed rest :yes:

    Glad you had fun though!!! Glad im not the only one who needs to be drunk to have fun! LOL

  • http://twitter.com/Ms_Missy2791 missy

    @April- No prob....your comment shouldn't have been taking out of context to begin with..

    @Mean n Surly comment 92 :cosign:

    @PA :happybirthday:

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    oh my bad dame got paid off 20 million for his share of rocawear and jay turned around and sold it for 204 million sounds like great business to me lol. thats like saying it wasnt good business for 50 cent to invest in vitamin water no he didnt create it but he reaped the benefits when it was sold to coke.

  • qtipthecat

    FloridaChick813 says:

    @ IScream – HEY LADY!!! I ordered your book from Amazon this weekend Im super excited to start reading it.. Im tryin to figure out whats goin on with Summer and her husband
    *******************************
    I read the whole book yesterday. I was sitting in my yard in the sun and I got so into the book, I stayed out there too long a got a dam.n sunburn. Very good book. I loved it.

  • http://createspace.com/3393054 iscream

    @qtipthecat

    Thanks soooo much. So happy you enjoyed it.

  • qtipthecat

    @ Iscream,
    When is the next book coming out? I'm hooked.

  • Nightshift

    lourie says:

    @ Nightshift–give it a rest. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!

    Take a valium. Solve some SERIOUS world problems. Tutor a child. Volunteer at a nursing home. Like I said earlier–”Get worked up over some real problems. This isn’t one.”
    ________________________________

    You came back to say that. Please stop trying to spend time on the bandwagon and join in the volunteer suggestion you offered.

  • vetta

    Happy B-day, PAHairston!

  • Say It Aint So Joe

    I know I'm hella late but , to be racist means that one thinks their race is superior to others races. Someone saying that short hair makes women look older isnt racist... :rolleyes: