Plus: Stacey Dash's new book about conservative life, Shea Moisture responds to backlash over ads with white children, and more!
Zendaya Accepts Guiliana's Apology
Zendaya continues to prove that she is mature and classy despite what her haters might say. The actress took to Twitter to publicly accept Guiliana Rancic's apology for saying that Zendaya looked like she smelled like weed on the Oscars red carpet.
"I appreciate your apology and I'm glad it was a learning experience for you and for the network," she tweeted. "I hope that others negatively affected by her words can also find it in their hearts to accept her apology as well." [The Root]
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'A Different World' is Coming to Netflix
Grab your snacks, your laptop, and prepare to become a mole person for the next few days because A Different World is coming to Netflix. Netflix announced its new spring streaming lineup on Wednesday and it will include the favorite 90s sitcom about life at a Hillman, the fictional historically Black college. The show is available for streaming on March 15. [The New York Observer]
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Melissa Harris-Perry: "I hope Trayvon whooped the sh-t out of Zimmerman"
MSNBC host and former ESSENCE columnist Melissa Harris-Perry has some strong feelings about George Zimmerman. While speaking at Cornell University, Perry did not hold back her feelings about what happened between Trayvon Martin and Zimmerman on the night of the murder.
"I hope [Martin] tried to stay alive. I hope he knew that he lived in a state with a 'Stand Your Ground’ law. And I hope he whooped the shit out of George Zimmerman," Harris-Perry said. "And it’s not disreputable because he encountered a stranger who was prepared to kill him, and you know how I know? Because he killed him." [Huffington Post]
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Shea Moisture Responds to Backlash from Ads Featuring White Children
Twitter is in an uproar after Shea Moisture, a Black-owned beauty brand, posted memes on their social media sites featuring white children. Users have accused the brand of "going mainstream" and "forgetting where they came from."
Shea Moisture tweeted a response to the backlash from their organization's Twitter account. "We came across an image of a little girl with a puzzled expression that we imagine our Shea Family has when they run out of product. No ad. No agenda. As a certified minority-owned business, we are proud of our heritage, our community and how far we've come."[Clutch]
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Stacey Dash to Write Book About Being a Conservative
Stacey Dash has become known for her less-than-popular comments about Black people and women on Fox News. Now, she's sharing her controversial conservative opinions in a new book titled "There Goes My Social Life." In the book, the 48-year-old actress will share what it's like for her to be a Black woman conservative. Will you be reading? [Complex]
Lupita's Been Robbed! Pearl Oscars Dress Reportedly Stolen
Remember that gorgeous pearl-encrusted dress Lupita Nyong'o wore to the Oscars on Sunday? Well, that beautiful work of art will only be a memory because it was stolen from right under Nyong'o's nose! Reports say that someone walked into Nyong'o's suite at The London in West Hollywood and basically snatched the $150,000 dress right out of the room. Cops are consulting the hotel security footage to catch the culprit. [TMZ]