Over the weekend, THE BLACK OPULENCE GIFTING SUITE took place at the K Street Lounge in Washington, DC. Hosted by ROCSI DIAZ from 106 & PARK and VISANTHE SHIANCOE of the MINNESOTA VIKINGS, it was an afternoon-long swag-filled soiree. With cocktails flowing and complimentary manicures on site, the warm and cozy event allowed guests in both the beauty and hair care industry to wine down prior to the BET HONORS.
Guests also received plentiful goody bags filled with products from sponsors, FUZE, Hairinfinity, Malaika For Life, Qream Liquor, Nothing But, Just Monsta Shoes and many others. This event was certified JUICY!
Kent (JASON WEAVER) is ready to leave his playboy ways in the past and marry the woman of his dreams, Brooke, (GABRIELLE DENNIS) who is a firm believer in the phrase “all men cheat.”
So much so, Brooke hires a femme fatale (CARYN WARD) to prove her suspicions right. When the plan goes astray and the temptress falls for Kent, the two women fight to win his affection. Finders, keepers, losers…. –RALPH BRISTOUT
By Chinua Achebe
Perhaps the most assigned African novel at American universities is Chinua Achebe’s absolutely brilliant Things Fall Apart. But it’s not just for students. Neither is his latest book, a short piece of fiction that follows and 11-year-old who has never left his Nigerian village and desperately wants to cross a big, nearby river. But will he get the help he needs? This is a fantastic read for middle graders. But buy two copies: one for the kids and one for yourself. – RAKIA CLARK
These days there’s no limit to how far a crazed fan will go to prove their devotion.
A Chicago woman and KANYE WEST fanatic, formerly known as Lindaresa, legally changed to Mrs. Kanye Resa West. As if that wasnt enough, she went and got the name KANYE tattooed across her butt in huge block letters. Stop the madness!
In an interview with Chicago radio station WCGI 107.5, Mrs. West was asked what on earth compelled the name changed. She claimed it was, “to get the man that I really love’s attention.”
No less than a month ago, photos of a Virginia woman with rapper DRAKE’s name tattooed across her forehead went viral. But clearly, Lindaresa, or Kanye, took it to the extreme so she could legally be called “Mrs. West” and you can’t tell her nothing!
Clearly Lindaresa, aka “Mrs. West” is a few fries short of a happy meal, but the situation forces us to wonder whats in the water that is making fans get permanent ink to prove their love to superstars they might never meet.
Devoted or deranged? I think we all know the answer.
Click “inside” to watch Mrs. West interview
The latest in the “Sh*t______People Say,” viral series is “Sh*t Natural Hair Girls Say,” by Jenn Harris.
For many of us this video hits home, and others we all have that natural hair girlfriend.
Watch and be entertained.
By Darlyne Baugh
Charlene Thomas is a newly-divorced woman trying to rebound her personal life and television production career while raising two kids. Thankfully, she lands a much-needed job one day after her divorce is finalized. But it’s a new kind of company for her, an upstart cable channel, too obviously named The Gay Channel.
Some parts of the novel are a little rough around the edges, but Charlene’s fish-out-of-water moments are amusing and she makes for a snappy narrator. In the end, you could say it smooths you out. – RAKIA CLARK
Simply put CHERLISE, is what the game’s been missing.
Signed to mega-producer RICO LOVE‘s record label Division 1, her single, “Love Your Right” featuring LIL WAYNE, proves she has pure talent and an authentic voice, which in these times are like breath of fresh air.
As she gears up to release her mixtape ‘I’m A D.U.D.E,’ an acronym for Driven Underrated Determined Entertainer, she set aside some time, to give us the juice:
With photos to make you drool, TANK serves up sexy every single month. Get yourself a little something early for Valentine’s Day, and take pleasure viewing Tank as your eye candy for the next 12 months!
Juicy and Atlantic Records are giving away five of these calendars to five lucky readers, don’t miss out getting yours and look for TANK’s album Savior due this Spring.To Win:
1. Be sure to “Like,” us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @juicymagazine. 2. Answer this question: “How many albums has Tank released, before his newest album Savior comes out this spring?” 3. Send answer firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name, address, phone number, and email. 3. One winner will be chosen everyday at random. Hurry enter today contest ends Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012!!!
The Hair Cafe executed a 24 hr Hair-a-thon in support of Autism Speaks. The event kicked off on Dec. 23 at 9am, and went on non-stop until 9 am the next day.
Beauty and hair technicians were on hand offering women hairstyling, makeup services, mani and pedis, which 10 percent of all proceeds were donated to the Autism Speaks Charity.
Autism Speaks which is the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Juicy gals came out to support while sipping on Qream Liquor holiday cocktails, and trying products by Carol’s Daughter and Beautiful Textures.
The event was an awesome way to give back, and bring in the new year. Click through the photos and see what you missed: