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Why Mary J. Blige Is Probably Thanking This Woman For Her Oscar Nomination

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Mary J. Blige is a force to be reckoned with, but even the Queen of Hip Hop Soul collaborates with the best of the best in order to create her hit music.

Blige scored two Oscar nominations for her work in the Netflix film “Mudbound” — one for Best Supporting Actress and one for Best Original Song. And it’s her nomination in the music category that she shares with two very influential songwriters, Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson. While many may know of Saadiq’s various credits in the music industry, Stinson, no less talented, may not be as well-known.

HH caught up with Taura as she told us about the impressive list of heavy hitters she’s worked with while also promoting her new book 100 Things Every Black Girl Should Know.

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  1. Tonya

    February 8, 2018 at 5:53 AM

    Not interested in reading this article to find out who this person is or what this is about. I was TRYING to read and view articles related to Jenifer Lewis and Tracee Ellis Ross and this stupid video kept playing over what I was trying to view. Fix your stuff if you want people to return to your site.

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‘Annihilation’s’ Leading Ladies Use Intense Military Training As Bonding Experience

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Annihilation is one hell of a visually stunning sci-fi film with five female leads on an expedition to uncover the mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline.

For Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson and Gina Rodriguez, the film, which also lends a voice to what is being called the year of the woman, dressing in head to toe military gear and going through tactical training was a bonding experience.

“”t was really fun. It’s weird to say that. But to have all these women in military training together, where we had to do these exercises … it was a great bonding experience with each other.” Portman told us.

And although the women had the opportunity to use real guns, firearms is not something the ladies of Hollywood advocate. “I’m anti gun to be honest,” Rodriguez said. “I say no guns. There’s no reason for people to have guns especially when you have these,” she said while holding up her firsts.

This past week Gina has been very vocal via social media about gun legislation and the idea behind policy and change following the tragic high school massacre an Parkland, Florida.
Annihilation, also starring Oscar Isaac, hits theaters on February 23.
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