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I always knew that being 100% wholeheartedly me was going to pay off.




Beauty looks like encouragement, patience, acceptance, forgiveness, carefulness, and compassion. Beauty is spiritual and physical.

                         -Erykah Badu



I started feeling beautiful because I came from beauty.


NAACP Image Awards Winners

The 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards aired last night (Feb. 22) on TVOne. The categories are: TV, recording, motion picture, writing, directing, and literature. Special awards include the Chairman’s Award, Hall of Fame Award, and the Vanguard Award.

Here are the winners from the music category:

Outstanding New Artist – K. Michelle

Outstanding Male Artist – John Legend

Outstanding Female Artist – Beyoncé

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration – Robin Thicke (feat. Pharrell & T.I.): ‘Blurred Lines’

Outstanding Jazz Album The Songs of Stevie Wonder: SFJAZZ Collective

Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional / Contemporary – Best Days Deluxe Edition: Tamela Mann

Outstanding World Music Album – Natalie Cole en Español: Natalie Cole

Outstanding Music Video – Janelle Monae (feat. Erykah Badu): ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’

Outstanding Song – John Legend: ‘All of Me’

Outstanding AlbumLove, Charlie: Charlie Wilson

Kevin Hart was voted Entertainer of the Year. Other nominees included Beyoncé, Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba, Nicole Behaire, Oprah, Pharrell, Steve Harvey, and Tyler Perry.

Click here to see the full list of winners.