rihanna-bates-motel-191798Bajan songstress Rihanna will temporarily exchange her recording artist hat for her actress hat when she appears in the final season of A&E thriller Bates Motel.

What’s more is that the Work singer will play a character that had been previously played by a Caucasian actress.

Rihanna will be cast as the immortalized victim Marion Crane (formerly played by Janet Leigh) in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.

oprahOprah Winfrey will be joining the CBS news magazine “60 Minutes” as a contributor, according to The Los Angeles Times.

The media mogul will appear in various segments each year beginning this fall.

“I’ve been a big admirer of ‘60 Minutes’ since my days as a young reporter,” Winfrey said in a statement. “I’m so excited and proud to join forces with this historic news program, which for me represents the bastion of journalistic storytelling.”

joyful_heads_afrocentric_hair_jewelryCaren Dawkins, MTA conductor and founder/creator of Joyfulheads, has created a stylish unisex multi-purpose line of Afrocentric jewelry for the adorning of black hair.

Her affordably priced creations (between $7.00 and $13.00) can be worn at all stages of hair growth, and are weatherproof, so they can be worn even on windy and rainy days.


Zenobia Morrow

Zenobia Morrow

Every woman loves diamonds, but how many love them enough to make a career out of them? Zenobia Morrow certainly does. Morrow has turned her love for the precious gemstone into a thriving business as a professional gemologist.


black and white crownIt’s Monday afternoon, and, as per usual, we’re celebrating black beauty with our Melanin Monday feature.

Each week, we post a gallery full of images chosen from among all our lovely followers.

Would you like to be a part of our next Melanin Monday feature, or is there someone you’d like to see featured? if so, email your best photo along with your name and location, or the photo, name and location of the person you’d like to see featured, to danielle@srmagonline.com, tweet to @tooprettydani, or tag @srmagonline on Instagram.

Photo courtesy @shideldeco

Photo courtesy @shideldeco

Blushing bride Abigail John Taye had the entire internet ooohing and aaaahing at her choice of getup for her big day.

Choosing to forego the typical flowing white wedding gown, Taye instead picked a brightly colored cultural gown, finishing off the look with natural hair worn in an elegant low ponytail and adorned with a hairpiece decorated with pearls.

HLR presidentImelme Umana, HLS ’18, is now the first black woman to be elected as President of the Harvard Law Review, according to Dawn to Dusk. She follows in the footsteps of Barack Obama, who, in 1990, became the first black man elected as HLR’s president.

Umana is currently a doctorate candidate at Harvard Law School, and is interested in the meeting point between government and African American studies, particularly how the stereotyping of black women finds its way into American politics.

leon_moss_arts_for_kids_businessLeon Moss is a 12-year-old visual artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. His latest project is a book, accompanied by an art collection, aimed at inspiring other children.

Moss began dabbling in art at the age of nine, and it was his mother, who was looking for an illustrator for children’s books at the time, who first took notice of his artistic abilities.

hidden figuresSunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards was a ceremony laden with protests, as only the stars can do it, over President Trump’s immigration ban.

What made us happy, though, was seeing our faves receive much-deserved honors for their outstanding acting skills. Just in case you missed it, here are some of the shining moments for black actors and actresses at last night’s show.