Is There Enough Magic to Make Little Mix’s New Music Video Worth Watching?

Everything Exclusive Magazine has been keeping you updated with everything Little Mix–so we’re not stopping now.

Little has released their official music video for their new single, Black Magic on VEVO earlier this morning. It has been quite a while since Little Mix has even released a single–so it is to be expected that this video would turn heads…right?

Not necessarily.

The premise of this video involved the girls starting off as nerds in a school dominated by the popular crowd–so you see where this is going.tumblr_np3s7cwooI1sixcato1_500

By the end of the video, the girls use a magic spell to undergo a massive transformation– turning them into the new hotties of the school. Along with these new magic powers, they proceed to change the school into a place students will love–while tossing their glitz and glam all over the place.

Overall, the video had a cute concept, but

tumblr_np3s7cwooI1sixcato2_500when dissappearing from the music scene for a year’s time–this video should have showed fans that they are coming back with a purpose.

Watch the video here:

What did you think of LM’s Black Magic music video? Leave your comments below!

-Kenya Parks

It’s OK to say NO

Are you a people pleaser? Can’t seem to find yourself saying no to people… if so, well you’re on the right page my friend. But wait… there’s more but you have to keep reading to find out.

Once again this week, I found myself in a situation where I said Yes when I really meant NOO. We’ve all been in the situation where someone asks you for a favor, your boss asks you to pick up a shift, or a friend asks to go out. You really want to say no but, you somehow end up finding yourself saying yess…Why? Because well if you’re like me I don’t like to disappoint people. But let’s face it… there has to come a point where we have to say No and enough is enough.

Stand up for yourself and stop letting people walk all over you… even if it’s your loved ones. I think we all tend to forget sometimes, people will treat you the way you allow them to treat you.

So here’s three little ways to help you from saying yes to people and starting to say no and sticking to it!

  1.  Sometimes all you can say is, I’m sorry. I can’t do this right now. It’s okay for you to say that and not have to feel sorry for saying no and, quite frankly most reasonable people will accept this as an answer. So if someone keeps pressuring you and you start to feel like you’re about to crumble. It’s OK to just repeat I’m sorry, but this just doesn’t fit with my schedule, and change the subject, or even walk away if you have to.
  2. But if you’re like me where being blunt is not easy for you… it’s also, OK to say, Let me think about it and get back to you. This way you can really think about whether you want to say yes without feeling the pressure.
  3. And lastly, if you would really like to do what they’re requesting, but don’t have the time its fine to say, I can’t do this, but I can… and mention a lesser commitment that you can make.

Well, I hope this helps you in the direction of saying no and, if these three tips don’t work for you. That’s also okay there’s tons of other ways. Here’s a link I found on the Psych Central page for 21 tips to Stop being a People Pleaser. Check it out, you could learn a thing or two you could teach others or even yourself.

 http://psychcentral.com/lib/21-tips-to-stop-being-a-people-pleaser/

 

Oops She did it again

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Miley just can’t seem to get a break when it comes to the public eye. But at least this time it’s for a good reason. On Wednesday, Miley posted a photo on Instagram that was exposing her nipples, however this time she managed to get the photo from being unremoved unlike her other photos that got removed by Instagram.

Despite her history of exposing a whole lot of  everything on social media, it is quite surprising Instagram let her keep this photo considering their basic terms that states photos that are “violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic or sexually suggestive” will be removed.  However, one shocking thing about Instagram’s basic terms is… men’s nipples apparently do not fall under this category.

Free the Nipple, a social media campaign which stands against female oppression and censorship, both in the United States and around the globe is fighting back against the double standard of allowing men to expose their nipples, while banning female breasts.

Miley has used her social media to be an active voice for Free the Nipple. However she’s not the only one fighting for Gender Equality.

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Model Nicole Trunfio, posted a photo from her Elle photoshoot breastfeeding her baby, asking people to “#normalizebreastfeeding”. You go ladies!

Steph Curry’s Daughter: Cute or Cutting Up?

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Riley Curry has became an overnight sensation after her first performance during Daddy Steph Curry’s press conference on May 19th. And now she’s at it again! Yesterday she let the world know who’s running the Curry household!

The first time we were introduced to little Riley we immediately learned that she was not camera shy nor does she have stage fright. She yawned loudly, told her dad which side of his lap she wanted to sit on, told her dad to be quiet, and then waved to the cameras. She was reportedly crawling underneath the table as well. Many of the attendees were frustrated with Riley saying she was a distraction and a nuisance. My initial thought was, “Hey, it was probably her first time in front of people like this and she got excited.” I thought she was adorable. If you haven’t see her, here’s a clip:

Now the second time even her father said into the mic, “She’s too comfortable”, and indeed she was. This time she took it up a notch by walking while the curtains were over her head, yawning louder and proceeding to lay down,  giving her gum to what appears to be an employee, and grabbing the mic while singing Big Sean and Drake’s hit “Blessed” …twice. Drake even posted a clip of her singing it on his Instagram page. Steph Curry tried to release her but she found her way back to the center stage. Again, the people there complained and now I’m kind of seeing where they’re coming from. Here’s the video of that one:

Now the question is, is Riley a bad child or is she just being a kid? I looked at it from both sides. First of all, the girl is only 2 years old…what 2-year-old is going to hold still for that long? 2-year-old’s don’t have great attention spans and they’re very difficult to control. No one can predict what they may do. She’s probably a princess and is given everything her heart desires. Obviously her dad is completely smitten with her and has accepted her ways.

On the flip side, I have a younger sister and when she was that age my dad NEVER allowed her to conduct herself in that manner. Many parents on social media were concerned if the child is being disciplined at all. Steph didn’t really try to take control of the child once she started acting up. She’s cute, but is she too cute for a spanking? Maybe she’s a bit spoiled. The first time may have been a fail but something should have changed the second time around.

Perhaps the best solution is to stop bringing the toddler to press conferences. That way the Curry family can raise their child as they please and nobody would be worried about her. (Not that Steph is worried because he doesn’t seem to care.) She’s clearly not shy at all, so they could channel her energy into doing some commercials or something. Use that gift for something positive and give her something to do. She doesn’t seem interested in being there anyways. Plus, during the press conference I didn’t pay attention to anything Steph Curry was saying because I was gawking over Riley. Steph Curry, if you care anything about your press conferences I would say leave your precious angel at home and spoil her all day if you please.

Is It OK For Women To Approach Men?

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I’m loving the new feminist movement of 2015. Women are more than just housekeepers; we are soldiers, policemen, and maybe even The President of the United States of America! We have progressed in many areas, but have women really progressed romantically? In more recent times it’s more common than ever before for women to make the first move. Some prefer the traditional way; that men should always approach women. Some believe that women can approach men just as easily, especially if done correctly. This brings two questions to debate: 1. Is it OK for a woman to approach a man? and 2. Should the way a woman approaches the man differ from the way a man approaches a man?
Let’s explore the first question; in my opinion, I believe women should be able to approach men, however, there is a correct way to do it. We as women are so far advanced in 2015, it should not matter who approaches who.
Personally, I’ve had more luck when men approach me. Now, I don’t know if the reasoning is my fault or America’s traditional mindset. It’s difficult to tell. My friends and I have debated this over and over. Does attraction play a part? What about setting? Are guys still uncomfortable with a bold girls? Well, whether I’m ugly or not, my bold personality has caused discomfort for sure, however, many of the guys I spoke with were OK with girls approaching them.
Mass media major, Thomas Wright says, “I don’t feel as if women approaching men is an issue, especially in this age characterized by a movement towards gender equality. Nonetheless, I do feel as if it is the man’s job to be the chaser.”
Exercise physiology graduate Tayler Thatcher says, “I would encourage women to approach men more often. “
Computer science graduate Reggie Daniel declares, “I personally don’t believe in setting double standards that say men can do one thing and women another. A woman might run into a man that she’s interested in but he may be a little shy.”
Many of the girls who I talked to had mixed feelings about approaching guys
Psychology major Cherish Brent says, “I personally prefer that the man approach the woman simply because of the way I was brought up. It might even have a bit to do with the biblical standpoint ‘he that findeth a good woman…’. However, just because that is my personal preference, I don’t see anything wrong with a woman approaching a man. In today’s society I see it happening more and more. All in all, it depends on what the man is comfortable with. Some men might feel emasculated by it while others may be flattered.”
Musical artist Jasmine Robinson says “I’ve personally never approached a guy but I do think that it’s okay for women to approach a guy.”
Nursing major, Jamani Swift says, “In this day and age, I would say that it’s fine to approach a man, especially with the mixed signals most people put out.”
Cherish has a point, biblically, we may be destined to wait for a man to approach us, but there’s nothing wrong with a little push, right? Men are clueless sometimes! And I agree with Jamani in the sense that sometimes men and women struggle with expressing and determining whether they like or dislike someone, so why not make it obvious if you can’t tell? Sometimes people are shy or afraid of rejection and they may need clarity.
Next, there’s the approach. I wouldn’t say women will find success in “Cat-Calling” men or walking right up to them saying, “Hey, can I have your number?”, or something like that. Most men don’t feel as though women approaching them is the weird part, it’s the execution. When women do approach men it should be more subtle rather than obvious.
Jamani continues, “Depending on the circumstance, a woman can use a pick-up line or casually make conversation until the message is received.”
Jasmine claims, “Starting [a conversation] in a similar way that a guy would by “giving a compliment” or something…when the female is extra confident, she will at least peak an interest. Bottom line though, whether it’s a girl or guy, always try because you can only get a yes or no but by not trying, it’s a definite no.”
Tayler suggests, “It can be as simple as striking up a conversation. It would be cool if girls tried pick up lines on guys.”
Thomas adds, “If a woman were to approach a man with interest, I feel that it should be in a subtle yet clever way. Nothing too strong but just enough to let him know that she has an eye out for him.”
But why is that? Why should women be subtle and men be stronger? I’ve had a man stop his car and try to hit on me while stopped at a red light in front of everyone. Not to say this approach is acceptable but why is it a normality for men to be bold and for women to not be? That’s where women who are like me have problems. I can be a bit too bold with my approach with people I’m interested in, whether it’s friends or potential guys. Either men think I’m mean or they’re turned off by it.
Reggie chimes in, “That single “hey” might be all he needs to step up and court her…a woman should approach a man no differently than how a man would respectfully approach a woman; casual conversation, lunch dates, doing activities together and getting to know each other better.”
I asked my parents to chime in to divert from the younger generation.
My Dad, who’s a corrections officer and army veteran, says, “I don’t see anything wrong with a woman approaching a man as long as she isn’t being crazy. She can casually start a conversation and give him her number to show interest.”
My Mom, who’s a respiratory therapist, felt the opposite, “Absolutely not! That’s what’s wrong with this generation. That’s why chivalry is dead. The men are now punks, they don’t want to chase or open doors for you anymore. Women are too fast.”
Even though she may have been harsh, there is some truth to it. If women start approaching men as commonly as men approach women, will we lose chivalry in return? Will men stop being gentlemen? I sure hope not! I would love to be able to approach men without negative reactions but I also love when a man gives me his coat and opens the door for me. How do we find that balance?
What I learned today is that we are approaching an age where women approach men more often but we have to keep in mind the issues that come with it. Our approach may be different or perhaps we’ll even lose some chivalry along the way, so now we have to determine if it’s worth it. In a perfect world, my Prince Charming will confidently come right up to me and be honest with his intentions and we would go from there. But if I knew my Prince Charming didn’t see my interest in him, I also wouldn’t mind batting an eye. Ladies? Men? What do you think?

Grow Up Chris Brown!

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Christopher just can’t seem to stay out of trouble these days, even after becoming a father overnight to the most angelic celebrity baby we’ve seen in a while. Karrueche finally got the uterus to let the guy go and obviously Chris isn’t ready to do the same. Karrueche happened to meet up with the handsome model Tyson Beckford and all of a sudden Chris is back to his old ways.

Keep in mind that this is not Chris’ first oopsie since baby Royalty. He was in an alleged altercation with a young man at a hotel during a basketball game who pressed charges not too long ago. The guy ironically dropped the charges out of nowhere (which means Chris probably dropped that check to shut him up but who asked me?)

Anywho, Breezy is back at it again when he happened to breeze by a picture of his ex…lemme repeat that…EX Karrueche Tran. Apparently the two posted a friendly and platonic picture together on social media and Breezy got wind of it. He then began to make Twitter threats at Beckford saying, “U wanna keep walking them runways. I need ta legs for that”; which is grammatically incorrectly saying that he would hurt his legs, I suppose. The last thing Chris needs to be doing is making threats since he’s already under watch by the law.

Need we not forget that Karrueche is not his girl anymore. Maybe they’re secretly dating on the side or something but it seems to me that Karrueche is FINALLY trying to move on. She hasn’t been posting about him and she hasn’t been caught with him lately. She’s been having fun and hanging out with friends. I predict that she will go back to Chris though and the reason I say that is because she didn’t seem like she was completely done with him during the Iyanla Vanzant interview. I say she should bang Beckford just to piss Chris off but, hey, that’s just me.

Beckford is not the only celeb to receive threats by Chris Brown. Drake was another one who has been through it as well. Is this all a publicity thing? It’s not like Drake or Tyson need it. Tyson shouldn’t have responded at all but I’m kind of glad he did for the sake of the tea.

Tyson isn’t bothered. He posted a video of him shooting at a gun range and video as well to say he isn’t shaking in his boots. I guess Tyson ain’t the pretty boy everyone thinks he is. Has Chris Brown finally met his match?

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Well, it doesn’t matter because Chris has bigger fish to fry; like baby Mama drama. Apparently Nia Guzman is asking for more money and Chris thinks she’s money hungry. Now he’s probably going to be dragged to court, yet again, if it was up to her. He’s got other things to be worried about than what Karrueche’s single ass is doing.

Where is Chris’ publicist when we need him? At this point Chris has a career and a child to worry about, so, either his publicist needs to put his foot down or he needs to fire this one or hire a new one who can because this publicist ain’t doing his job. What? Is he scared of Chris or something? In fact, Chris should allow the publicist to make ALL social media posts for him because he hasn’t gotten his life together yet or else he is going to continue to be in a world of trouble. I guess he won’t learn until those fans stop buying his music and showing up to those concerts. Otherwise, Chris will never learn and he’ll continue to keep doing what he’s doing.