Usher Raymond IV was spotted chillaxin on La Voile Rouge Beach in St. Tropez, France yesterday (August 22). The superstar was all smiles as he strolled the beach and even chucked the deuce to Tameka Foster Glover Raymond the paparazzi. Its great seeing him smiling and enjoying life once again!
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Tameka Foster Glover Raymond’s “Pretty For A Black Girl” Blog Post caught mad flack the moment it was spotted. Sad thing is, in what appeared to be a sincere effort on TFGR’s part to garner sympathy during this trying time, may have actually been nothing more than a good cut & paste job.
Friend in my head, Freshalina, sent over Jawn Murray’s revelation that Tameka has been accused of stealing her idea from a published book entitled…”Pretty For A Black Girl.”
The book’s author, Aisha Curry, hit up Black Voices to shed some light on how she feels her work may have been ganked and used by TFGR without consent:
My heart sank into my stomach. All the hard work, all the sleepless nights I had endured was playing back in my head as I read this article written by a woman I didn’t even know,” Curry told BV Buzz.
“Why did I feel so connected to this article? Suddenly, it came to me. It was my work! It was my work, my voice, but in her words. I was frozen. Tears began rolling down my face as I read line after line after line. I couldn’t believe it. The idea that someone could gain notoriety from an issue that I first brought to the forefront is mindboggling. People were praising her for tackling an issue that had never been exposed. Hello?!? I wrote the book on it and started it years ago. The only difference between her article and my book is she used ‘dark-skinned’ and I used ‘Black.'”
In the infamous words of Miss. Fresh…. “Margeaux stay losing…” Click Here to read the full revelation over at BV.
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Usher graces the August/September cover of Uptown Magazine’s 5th Anniversary “Style” issue looking marvelous as usual. Check out a few flix from the feature:
It was also recently announced that the owners of Uptown Magazine have purchased the now defunct VIBE Magazine. So keep an eye out for the new & improved VIBE coming soon. Usher’s upcoming “Monster” project is complete and expected to drop late this fall. I got a track called “Be” in my inbox a while ago and thought this would be the perfect post to share it with you. Take a listen:
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Finally…someone listened to me! Tameka Foster Glover Raymond recently decided to prove me wrong and show that she is indeed smart enough to write a blog. Meka stepped into the shoes of those she most despises (i.e. the bloggers) and The Huffington Post gave her a forum to debate the history of dark skinned vs. light skinned African Americans. While the message in the post is pertinent, it gets totally lost from the messenger.
Reading magazines, social media sites, watching our music videos, and television shows feed our appetites for all things ‘beauty”. Rarely, however do I see depictions of grace and elegance in the form of dark complexioned women.
Tameka is such a sad figure these days and wants your sympathy in whatever way she can get it. Now it’s all WOE is me…love me cause I’m darker than everyone else… gimme a f*ckin break! Let’s not forget how Meka dissed fellow blogger Continue Reading…