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CELEBS GIVE BACK: Big Sean Distributes Over 1,000 Sackpacks At The Sean Anderson Foundation’s 2nd Annual Back To School Giveback

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Rapper Big Sean, alongside his mother Myra Anderson, passed out over 1,000 sackpacks in Detroit as a part of the Sean Anderson Foundation’s 2nd annual Back to School Giveback. See pics inside...

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Big Sean, who's become one of the most "giving" rappers on the scene, proved he's committed to the success of Detroit as he and his mother Myra Anderson, president of the Sean Anderson Foundation (above, far right), gave back to their hometown for the second year in a row on behalf of the Sean Anderson Foundation’s 2nd annual Back to School Giveback.

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Yesterday, he visited two Detroit Public Schools where he distributed more than 1,000 sackpacks filled with school supplies and he gave a speech offering words of encouragement.

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He told the kids, “You have the power to create anything you want. If you can think it, you’re already on your way to achieving it – whatever that ‘it’ is. Know that you can achieve anything.”

“I grew up in this city, just like all of you,” he added. “We have something special about us that no one else has: We were built tough. We’re strong. We’re resilient, and we can overcome anything. So when you grow up to achieve your dream careers, and begin to travel around the world, proudly represent Detroit.”

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And that's not all...later in the day, he joined the Office Depot Foundation at the Office Depot store in Oak Park to donate 3,500 sackpacks containing school supplies to other Detroit Public Schools and several area nonprofit organizations.

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It looks like he made a huge impact on some of his youngest fans.

 

 

Photos via Zeno Jones

 

Teyana Taylor Gets SEDUCTIVE For “Maybe” Video ft. Yo Gotti & Pusha T + D. Woods STILL Working—Serves Up Some Model Tease In New Photoshoot

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We’re use to seeing her in a fresh pair of sneakers, but for her newly release video “Maybe,” Teyana Taylor strips down to some sexy lingerie and fishnets for her “Maybe” video debut. Also, D. Woods is putting in work with her brand new photoshoot. Peep the video and the spread inside…

Teyana Taylor has a brand new video. And it’s hot!

G.O.O.D. Music’s first lady kicked off her J’s for a sexy pair of heels, lingerie, fishnet stockings and a few colorful wigs for her debut video, “Maybe" featuring Yo Gotti & Pusha T. 

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In the Brendan Cochrane-directed clip, Teyana plays a seductive assassin who is on the hunt for her next victim. And it just so happens to be sexy Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who stars as the leading man. It also features cameos from “Soprano” stars Federico Castelluccio and John Bianco.

The Harlem singer keeps it steamy with her seductive dance moves and different colored wigs as she seduces her target. And she's showing off her dance moves for her lead single (produced by The Order) from her upcoming album titled VII, which drops October 21st.

In addition to her new single and album, Tey has been traveling the U.S. on her first major tour with her Def Jam labelmate August Alsina. She is also starring in a new BET scripted comedy series titled, “The Start Up,” alongside Diggy Simmons and Bria Murphy.

Check out Teyana’s vocals & moves below:
 

"Maybe" premieres on BET's 106 & Park later today.

 

And in a new photoshoot...

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Although Danity Kane has been disbanded (again), former DK member D. Woods is still putting in work for her solo career. The R&B songtress is gearing up for the release of a brand new EP. And to kick things off, she has released these uber hot snapshots of her serving up some model fabness.

In between working on new music, she landed a supporting role in Kandi Burruss’ musical stage play "A Mother’s Love." She’s acting alongside executive producer of the show Kandi, R&B icons Eddie Levert and Shirley Murdock, Grammy nominated singer Q Parker of 112, newly added “R&B Divas" star Meelah Williams and Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse actress Chandra Currelley-Young.

"A Mother's Love" is headed on tour and has been revamped with a new script which will debut September 4th In Columbus, GA.

We can expect some new music from D. Woods this fall as she plans to drop her EP, “My Favorite Color.”

Peep the hot pictorial below:
 

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Work!

 

 

Photos courtesy of Midori Star Media Group/D Woods

LAWSUITS: PEOPLE Magazine's ONLY Black Senior Editor SUES, Alleges Discrimination & Biased Treatment - Says Magazine Only TARGETS "White, Middle-Class Suburbia"

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PEOPLE Magazine has been hit with a lawsuit from a former top ranking editor who says she was stifled in her position, discriminated against and told that she didn't talk "White" enough.  More inside....

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Tatsha Robertson, a former Senior Editor at PEOPLE has hit the magazine with a shocking lawsuit filled with accusations of discrimination and racial bias.

As the ONLY Black editor at PEOPLE, and only one of five Black employees (at a company of 110), a few eyebrows were raised when now-former executive editor Betsy Gleick (who had a reputation for mishandling her Black employees) fired Tatsha a few months ago.

In her lawsuit, Tatsha claims PEOPLE is "a discriminatory organization run entirely by white people who intentionally focus the magazine on stories involving white people and white celebrities."  In fact, Tasha revealed the mag's mantra "You know the rule — white suburban women in distress," adding, the magazine was only interested in stories involving "white, middle-class suburbia."

Specifically, Tatsha say she was treated her like a second class-citizen when she came to the magazine from her high-ranking position at ESSENCE, in 2010, and was told by Betsy, "You need to talk like everyone else here. You're not at Essence anymore."

And to make matters worse, Tatsha says she pitched a story about an African-American model who'd been killed, and Betsy told her the victim looked like a “slut” and the magazine wasn't interested.

Her lawyer, David Gottlieb of Wigdor LLP, told the NY Daily News,

"The media has a responsibility to report and act with integrity. People Magazine has betrayed that responsibility by engaging in discrimination, both in its pages and through its employment practices...One can only imagine that it will be 'business as usual' at People Magazine going forward — more white people on covers, more stories about white people, and a completely dismissive attitude towards African-American employees."

Sigh....mind you, since 2010, only 14 out of the 265 covers have been focused on African-American individuals.  READ THE LEGAL DOCS HERE

 

 

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