Rosie O’Donnell Returning to ‘The View’; Sarah Palin Being Considered

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Could you imagine, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell and Sarah Palin all at the Hot Topics table on “The View?”

According to rumors and reports, this could very well be the new look when the show begins its new season in September.

TMZ is reporting that the left-leaning O’Donnell has just finished negotiations and will join Goldberg as the lone two confirmed co-hosts . She originally left the ABC program in 2007 after a huge on-air fight with right-leaning co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

TMZ says ABC will make the official announcement of Rosie’s return “shortly.”

Rosie’s hiring follows the departure of Barbara Walters from the program in May and the announcement that both Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd are leaving.

Meanwhile, ET is reporting that Palin is in early discussions to be on the show, but she is just one of many being considered. Some on the production believe she might be…

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Director Ava DuVernay Inducted Into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority as Honorary Member

Then maybe I need to join . . . hmmmmmm.

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Ava DuVernay, an award-winning writer, producer, director and distributor of independent films, was recently inducted into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., as an honorary member.

Presiding over the formal induction was Alpha Kappa Alpha’s International President Attorney Carolyn House Stewart.

In making the announcement, Stewart explained that an honorary membership is the highest membership category the Sorority presents. “Those who are inducted,” she said, “represent the highest standards of character, courage and womanhood. Through her creativity, trailblazing work in film, and her passion towards her craft, Ava DuVernay embodies the Alpha Kappa Alpha ideal. Most of all, through her work, she serves the worldwide community. This commitment is captured in Alpha Kappa Alpha’s credo: ‘Providing service to all mankind.’” Stewart stressed that service is the core mission upon which the Sorority was founded in 1908.”

DuVernay’s achievements make her an ideal candidate for honorary membership. She has gained worldwide…

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Dark as Night…

This should be on EVERY show for beauty and fashion!!

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This is a conversation we need more of: standards of beauty. I would generally advice against young black girls reading beauty magazines that almost always seem to glorify western standards of beauty: straight flowing hair, blonde as beautiful “bombshell”, size zero, plucked symmetrical eyebrows, and so forth. These magazines set a particular standard of beauty that excludes black girls and their entire attendant features of blackness. They seem to shout out—together with their inauspicious “how to lose belly fat”, “how to land the perfect man”, “how to make an entrance”—how to be validated, acknowledged, respected, and celebrated through your physical appearance alone. This has reached an indignant zenith through the glorification of talentless celebrities parading that standard of beauty in useless reality shows.

The media is preoccupied and saturated with images of beauty that are non-representative of an entire race. If your ‘beauty’ is outside of that standard, as a…

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Diveristy for Balmain Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Ad Campaign

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Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn,Ysaunny Brito, Issa Lish, Binx Walton and newcomer Kayla Scott are the cast of Balmain’s Fall/Winter 2014-2015 .

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Olivier Rousteing , creative designer at Balmain returned to the modeling world after last season Rihanna was the one starring in the shots of the ad campaign .

With this new ad campaign shot by Mario Sorrenti , Rousteing is touching a sensitive subject in the fashion world : diversity . And with this diverse cast of models he just did it very well. At the end he is “a black guy in a very important French House,” as the designer himself comments. Supporting this cause just makes sense.

Stylist of the campaign became the very famous Katie Grand while Paul Hanlon took care of the hair, and Lucia Pieroni , makeup.

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Lily Allen Mocks Mean Bloggers in ‘URL Badman’ Music Video

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Lily Allen is firing back at Internet trolls and critical bloggers in her kaleidoscopic music video for “URL Badman,” a response to the backlash over her feminist jam “Hard Out Here.”
Through her lyrics, the 29-year-old British singer assumes the role of a blogger with such lines as “I work at home
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Serena Williams Posts Restful Instagram Photo after Wimbledon Withdrawal

She DID NOT retire!! She just withdrew for this year’s Wimbledon but she promises to return NEXT YEAR!

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One day after appearing disoriented during a doubles match, Serena Williams posted a picture to Instagram to show she’s resting up after her bizarre Wimbledon retirement.

It’s a telling piece of propaganda after Tuesday’s peculiar incident. Though her coach said he didn’t know Serena’s whereabouts and her half-sister told USA TODAY Sports’ Doug Robson that Serena didn’t appear ill before the match, the world No. 1 said she her inability to hit a ball was due to a “bug that just got the best of me.” The picture of her covered by a blanket, in front of her MacBook and iPhone, with a Gatorade water bottle sitting nearby, is a tacit follow-up to that statement.

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Fifty Years Ago TODAY, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Changed the Country for African Americans

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In American History, today is a very special day. Fifty years ago, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that transformed the treatment of African Americans in schools, buses, housing, libraries, movie theaters, department stores, voting booths, and so much more. This act abolished discrimination of a segregated America that was a LONG TIME coming.

I hope that we can remember its significance and its legacy this 4th of July weekend (and in the voting booths this November)!