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Chrisette Michele will never have to work again thanks to President-elect Donald Trump’s Inaugural Committee. On Thursday, it was confirmed that the singer would perform for Twitler during his inauguration, an announcement that sent shockwaves through the Black community.

Chrisette did her part to justify performing for a man who has ridiculed the Black community, as well as Muslims, Mexicans and women. Here’s what she had to say in her defense:

“We can’t be present if we’re silent. My heart is broken for our country, for the hopes of our children, for the fights of those who came before us. I cry at the thought that Black History, American History might be in vain. This country has had great moments. God has shined his light upon us. Today, I hope that great moments begin in peaceful and progresive conversation. I am willing to be a bridge. I don’t mind these stones, if they allow me to be a voice for the voiceless. I am here. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about what maters. I am here, representing you, because this is what matters.”

Actually, Chrisette is there because she’s getting a check. No committee has designated her an ambassador for the Black community, or Millennials or Muslims or Mexicans. And we’re confident she didn’t decide to perform for free, knowing the move could derail her career and reduce a fan base comprised of people Donald Trump has insulted. Of course, Black Twitter was not here for the letter and spent zero seconds blasting Michelle over the foolishness.

True story. What do you all think about Michelle’s decision to get that green … we mean … uh, be a voice for the Black community?

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The Good, Bad And Ug… Less Flattering At The NAACP Image Awards



This year, the NAACP Image Awards were held on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As we all know, Dr. King had a dream, and for many on the red carpet it was a dream come true. But unfortunately, there were some nightmares … fashion nightmares.

Here’s our list of then stars who were hot and those who left us bothered. First, let’s start with the hot…

Halle Berry – Getty Images

And it doesn’t get hotter than Halle Berry showing half her body. Ms. Berry slayed in this Reem Acra gown reminding then youngin’s that she’s still got it.

Storm Reid – Getty Images

And speaking of youngin’s A Wrinkle In Time star Storm Reid may be relatively new to the game, but she showed up on the carpet looking like a vet in this adorable Yanina number.

Yara Shahidi – Getty Images

Yara Shahidi also showed up serving #BlackGirlMagic in this beautiful Vera Wang dress.

Kerry Washington – Getty Images

And Kerry Washington killed it, also wearing black, in this Michael Kors stunner.

But as we know, with the good comes the bad, and the bad this time around came courtesy…

Danielle Brooks, we love our Orange Is The New Black boo, but this Michael Costello look just didn’t work for her.

Ava DuVernay – Getty Images

We also love Ava DuVernay, but unfortunately this Greta Constatine jumpsuit didn’t have us jumping for joy.

Lil Mama – Getty Images

Lil Mama left us wanting more in this navy blue feathery frock … actually it may be her hair that left us disappointed.

LeToya Luckett – Getty Images

And adding to our disappointment was Letoya Luckett wearing a purple gown that had scallops and bows and slits … oh my!

Do you agree with our hots and nots?

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