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Tyra Banks Says She Was Never Naomi Campbell’s Rival, Blames Tokenism For Brit Beauty’s Mean Girl Mentality

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Tyra Banks Talks Investing, “Next Top Model” And Naomi Campbell

Tyra Banks retreads some old territory and new ground in a recent interview that visits both her success as co-creator of “America’s Next Top Model” as well as being tested in her early career by one of her very own inspirations — Naomi Campbell. Watch the interview below. The Naomi part comes in at around the 11 minute mark.

“It wasn’t a rivalry,” Banks told the Wall Street Journal. “And I’m very sensitive to that word because a rivalry is with two equals to me, where one was very dominant. She was a supermodel and I was just some new girl that got on a plane from Paris and was studying fashion in magazines at a fashion library.”

“I had a very painful early days in Paris. As much as I was booking every single fashion show, people didn’t know I was going home at night crying my eyes out because a woman I was looking up to seemed like she just didn’t want me to be there,” Banks said. “And was doing everything in her power to make me go away.”

She continued, “I didn’t understand that as a young girl, like why is she doing this? This is so evil. This is so awful. The adult me understands that she was reacting to an industry that was all about a token. When I came on the scene, ‘Naomi look out, there’s another Black girl that’s going to take your spot.’”

Banks and Campbell famously made their peace back in 2005 on Tyra’s talk show. Tyra seems like she let Naomi kinda off the hook for her personal behavior with that token excuse. Would you do the same? Do you think she should be done talking about this issue or is it her story to tell as many times as she wants?

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AT&T Dream In Black Shines Light On Diversity At Comic-Con 2019

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AT&T Dream In Black Shines Light on Diversity at Comic-Con 2019

 

This past weekend during Comic-Con 2019, AT&T Dream In Black and Warner Brothers celebrated the Blerd (Black Nerd Community).

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Comic-Con is one of the biggest events of the year for comic fans and Dream In Black took things up a notch at this year’s event by hosting a #BlerdandBoujee boat party at the annual conference in San Diego by curating a party with a purpose celebrating the huge strides in diversity and inclusion in the space.  The growing trend of Black culture being represented in the comic world has invited a whole new legion of fans, affectionately known as blerds (Black nerds) into a world they have been shut out of for years.

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The exclusive event included the cast of Black Lightning, Estelle, DJ D Nice and the blerd community and Black talent in front of and behind the camera across various fandoms. I’ve attached images for you and we would love to open the conversation regarding Diversity & Inclusion within Comic-Con.

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Can’t Get Right: Mets Legend Doc Gooden Popped For 2nd DUI In Month, Caught Driving Wrong Way On 1-Way

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Doc Gooden Arrested For DUI In New Jersey

Doc Gooden has a long history of struggles with drugs and alcohol and despite years of battling, he just doesn’t seem to be able to get a hold on his demons.

According to NYPost, Gooden was arrested for DUI on Monday in New Jersey when officers caught him driving the wrong direction down a 1-way street.

“He pissed himself. He was clearly buzzed, really kind of f–ked up,” said an Essex County law enforcement source.

Still, Gooden, who lives in Piscataway, “was cooperative and polite,” the source said.

A few weeks ago Doc was popped for possession of cocaine.

We hope he can get it together before something really bad happens.

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Can’t Get Right: Mets Legend Doc Gooden Popped For 2nd DUI In Month, Caught Driving Wrong Way On 1-Way

Dwight "Doc" Gooden speaks after receiving honor with former...

Source: Pacific Press / Getty

Doc Gooden Arrested For DUI In New Jersey

Doc Gooden has a long history of struggles with drugs and alcohol and despite years of battling, he just doesn’t seem to be able to get a hold on his demons.

According to NYPost, Gooden was arrested for DUI on Monday in New Jersey when officers caught him driving the wrong direction down a 1-way street.

“He pissed himself. He was clearly buzzed, really kind of f–ked up,” said an Essex County law enforcement source.

Still, Gooden, who lives in Piscataway, “was cooperative and polite,” the source said.

A few weeks ago Doc was popped for possession of cocaine.

We hope he can get it together before something really bad happens.

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Can’t Get Right: Mets Legend Doc Gooden Popped For 2nd DUI In Month, Caught Driving Wrong Way On 1-Way

Dwight "Doc" Gooden speaks after receiving honor with former...

Source: Pacific Press / Getty

Doc Gooden Arrested For DUI In New Jersey

Doc Gooden has a long history of struggles with drugs and alcohol and despite years of battling, he just doesn’t seem to be able to get a hold on his demons.

According to NYPost, Gooden was arrested for DUI on Monday in New Jersey when officers caught him driving the wrong direction down a 1-way street.

“He pissed himself. He was clearly buzzed, really kind of f–ked up,” said an Essex County law enforcement source.

Still, Gooden, who lives in Piscataway, “was cooperative and polite,” the source said.

A few weeks ago Doc was popped for possession of cocaine.

We hope he can get it together before something really bad happens.

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Approved: This Melanated Beauty Will Be Viola Davis’ Lover In ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Flick

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Approved: This Melanated Beauty Will Be Viola Davis’ Lover In ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Flick

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Approved: This Melanated Beauty Will Be Viola Davis’ Lover In ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Flick

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Race Over: Tay-K Sentenced To 55 Years In Prison For Role In Home Invasion Murder

Tay-K Receives 55 Year Sentence

Rapper Tay-K received a 55-year jail sentence for a 2016 home invasion-murder according to Star-Telegram.

The 19-year-old was convicted of murdering 21-year-old Ethan Walker during a home invasion robbery in Mansfield, Texas on July 19, 2019. In July 2016 he was arrested along with six of his accomplices and was subsequently placed on house arrest. He was 16 at the time.

Shortly before their certification hearings, Tay-K and a co-defendant cut off their ankle monitors and fled to San Antonio. The rapper remained at large until May 2017.

Along with his jail sentence, Tay K is expected to pay a $10,000 fine. The Tarrant County jury also sentenced Tay-K, whose real name is Taymor McIntyre, to 30 years in prison and a $5,000 fine on one count of aggravated robbery and to 13 years in prison and a $3,000 fine for the remaining two counts of aggravated robbery related to the home invasion.

His sentences will run concurrently.

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If You Don’t Think ‘The Lion King’ Took Elements From The Japanese Series ‘Kimba,’ These Behind The Scenes Incidents Might Change Your Mind

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