These are some of the exchanges between then Randallstown Maryland resident 23-year old Korryn Gaines and her child before she was shot and killed on Monday, August 1, 2016, by Baltimore County Maryland police ending an hours-long standoff with them.
Korryn Gaines’ fateful Monday began after 9:00 a.m. when Baltimore County police officers knocked on the door of the Carriage Hill apartment she was in to serve arrest warrants to Gaines and a man reported as her boyfriend, 39-year-old Kiean Courtney .
“The two women that actually found me passed out on the floor after I left somebody’s bachelor party and put me in rehab the next day. And supported me and pushed me and give me a reason to get up and go and chase it day after day after day.”
On Sunday, June 29th, 2016 Samuel L. Jackson stood on stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles California and accepted the 2016 BET Lifetime Achievement Award.
The 67-year-old actor did not hesitate to extol accolades upon his wife LaTanya Richardson, 66, and their 34-year-old daughter Zoe for urging him to go to rehab after finding him passed out on the floor after a night of partying.
Decades before we knew of Samuel L. Jackson he was dealing with demons a lot of us are dealing with every day. Fortunately, for him, he was blessed with two strong believing women that made all the difference in his world and his life.
Appearing on the March 30th, 2016 episode of NBC’s Today Show super model, actress, and the ever classy Naomi Campbell dropped an interesting response to how she would see her Empire character Camille and Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie come out of a showdown with each other. The response was unwavering and sobering to a fault. Continue reading ““I Don’t Go Down” – Naomi Campbell”
It’s high-time the cognitive dissonance toward rounded hips, thick thighs, and ample derrieres on Black women be exiled to the archives of racism.
Thickness is a beauty attribute synonymous with Black Women. Black women have always been identified with and owned voluptuousness. The fashion industry and society have tried and failed at attempting to paint chunky, curvy, plus-size, big, ample, full-figured, BBW, big-boned, thick, voluptuous, heavy-set as taboo and unhealthy.
Yes, an over abundance of anything can be detrimental to one’s health but to paint ample body physique as all around unhealthy is simply wrong. Confusing healthy ample weight with obesity has been the big red herring that’s thrown a cloak over the beauty of thickness. And to attempt to label physiques of size some sort of social ill is simply biased.
Ebony Magazine is the latest in a number of entities that are heralding ample physical endowments of Black women. Get the full story at our online magazine HERE.