What’s the best way to fight the “angry black woman” stereotype? spread images of black women smiling and exuding joy and contentment.
That’s exactly what entrepreneur Daveia Odoi aims to do with “The DynaSmiles by DNT,” her very own collection of artwork depicting black girl joy. Odoi’s images appear on several products, some of which are journals, makeup bags, smartphone cases and laptop covers.
Almost one year ago, the collective heartbeats of music lovers everywhere seemed to come to a stop when word got around that Prince Rogers Nelson, an icon among icons, had passed away. With the anniversary of his exit from the natural world fast approaching (April 21), BET has announced that the network will be remembering His Purple Badness in a special way: with an all-day tribute.
In an effort to celebrate the life and career of the iconic Prince Rogers Nelson, music network giant VH1 has announced that, as of 5:30 PM ET on Thursday, April 21, regularly scheduled programming will be replaced by a weekend-long tribute to the legendary singer/actor/musician/dancer. Kicking off the weekend-long tribute to His Purple Badness was the 1984 movie Purple Rain starring Prince and his full band, “The Revolution.”
The BET Honors aired last night, and it is one of the more respectable programs the network puts on every year. The honorees came from the worlds of entertainment, education and philanthropy. Here are some of the highlights from the show. Enjoy!