Archive for Halle Berry

Is America Really Celebrating the Chocolate?

Posted in Fashion and Beauty, Politics, Race and Culture with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2008 by Noli


In a recent Newsweek cover article by Allison Samuels, she said the following about Michelle Obama:

“As my brunch friends and I continued talking about Michelle, our conversation wandered into one area we seldom discuss, even among our families and closest confidantes. Michelle is not only African-American, but brown. Real brown. In an era when beauty is often defined on television, in magazines and in movies as fair or white skin, long straight hair and keen features, Michelle looks nothing like the supermodels who rule the catwalks or the porcelain-faced actresses who hawk must-have cosmetics. Yet now she’s going to grace the March cover of Vogue magazine–the ultimate affirmation of beauty.

 Who and what is beautiful has long been a source of pain, anger and frustration in the African-American community. In too many cases, beauty for black women (and even black men) has meant fair skin, “good hair” and dainty facial features. Over the years, African-American icons like Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, Halle Berry and Beyoncé–while beautiful and talented–haven’t exactly represented the diversity of complexions and features of most black women in this country.

 That limited scope has had a profound effect on the self-esteem of many African-American women, including me. “When I see Michelle Obama on the cover of magazines and on TV shows, I think, Wow, look at her and her brown skin,” said Charisse Hollands, a 30-year-old mail carrier from Inglewood, Calif., with flawless ebony skin. “And I don’t mean any disrespect to my sisters who aren’t dark brown, but gee, it’s nice to see a brown girl get some attention and be called beautiful by the world. That just doesn’t happen a lot, and our little girls need to see that–my little girl needs to see it.”

Michelle Obama is truly a representation of all of us.  She’s downhome and regular…she’s educated and sophisticated.  She’s a mother and a wife, a lawyer and an orator.  She’s just as comfortable in a suit as she is in some sweats.  She’s beautiful, she’s brown, and she has a booty (can I get an amen?)  I only have one thing to say…BLACK IS BACK!!!!! [Michael Shaw – Huffington Post]


20 Sexiest Black (Super)Women over 40!!

Posted in Entertainment, Fashion and Beauty, Race and Culture with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2008 by Noli

AOL Black Voices made a list of the 20 sexiest Black (super)women over 40. The list includes Iman, Victoria Rowell, Sade, Garcell Beauvais-Nilon, Tracey Edmonds, Lisa Raye, Janet Jackson, Toni Braxton, Vanessa Williams, Halle Berry, and others.  I just want to say that I’m glad I’m Black because WE DO NOT AGE!!!!! (among other reasons)  (:

Check out the Black Voices list in its entirety here.

TV One Access Names Halle Berry the Sexiest BSW Alive!

Posted in Entertainment, Fashion and Beauty with tags , , , , , , , on July 3, 2008 by Noli

TV One Access has named the 16 sexiest Black women alive…with Halle Berry in the number one spot! Also included in the list were Tyra Banks, Alicia Keyes, Michelle Obama, and Paula Patton.  TV One Access’ Sexiest Black Women Alive show will air on July 6th on the TV One cable network.  Check your local listings for times.  *Just my two cents..Halle is the sexiest woman alive…PERIOD.  Black, White, or otherwise…don’t you think?  [Access Hollywood]

Halle is a Mommy!

Posted in Entertainment with tags , , , , , , , on March 20, 2008 by Noli

Halle Berry

Halle Berry and her boyfriend Gabriel Aubrey had a baby girl this past Sunday.  They named her Nahla Ariela, Nahla meaning “honeybee” in Arabic, and Ariela meaning “lioness of God” in Hebrew.  Halle and baby are doing well.  How can you not love you some Halle?!

Black Enterprise’s Top 25 Moneymakers in Hollywood

Posted in Entertainment with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2008 by Noli


Black Enterprise’s March issue features the top 25 moneymakers in Hollywood!  Topping that list is no other than Oprah Winfrey, the self made billionaire, who made a name for herself as a talkshow host.  She also has a television production company, a satellite radio station, and is launching her own network called “OWN” with Discovery Networks. 

Surprisingly, #2 on the list is Shonda Rhimes (#2), the creator of ABC’s hit show “Grey’s Anatomy”…she must be PAID!  #3 and #4 are Will Smith and Denzel Washington respectively, followed by one of our favorite BSW’s Halle Berry, who is #5. 

BSW’s are making that money! [The Black Report]