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Dec 2014 01

Beyonce’s music video for her new song “7/11” is for an audience that likes the minimalistic approach. The video features simple choreography accompanied with barely any makeup and hair styling, which allows the viewer to focus more on the music and less on the glam.  But there is more!

Beyonce’s 7/11 music video is minimized perfection!

It is modestly shot with a Go-pro camera and an IPhone. 7/11 is shot at a hotel during an all girls sleepover. In the video you find Beyonce and her all-girl crew partying in the bathroom, on the balcony, in the hallway, and in the hotel lobby. In each shot the girls are drinking, dancing and just having fun.

I love this music video!

7/11 is simple, and less glamourous than Beyonce’s previous big budget music videos. In 7/11 Beyonce is engaged in silly harmless fun with her girlfriends, the casualness of the video makes Beyonce appear more personable and relatable to her fans.
To view Beyonce’s music video for her new song 7/11 click on the link above.

So, do you like Beyonce’s new video?

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Sophia Lenore
Dec 2014 01

Halle Berry is in another heated dispute with her former partner Gabriel Aubry regarding their daughter Nahla. This time the former couple is engaged in a racially charged fight regarding Nahla’s hair. Berry alleges that Aubry has bleached and chemically straightened Nahla’s hair in an attempt to conceal the 4 year old’s biracial identity. Berry protests that this was done by Aubry in an attempt to make their daughter appear more White.

Gabriel Aubry’s decision to chemically process Nahla’s hair at the tender age of 4 years old is not only damaging to her hair, but it is also damaging to her self esteem. Aubry’s selfish choice to change Nahla’s natural hair texture, and hair color sends a negative message to his daughter that her hair is not beautiful to her father.

Nahla will internalize how she sees herself based on her father’s actions, because young girls idolize their fathers. Nahla is at an impressionable age and she is developing her personality. She is susceptible to fostering stigmas and characteristics of prejudice. Aubry’s actions can encourage Nahla to develop a negative self image.

In my opinion, Aubry’s actions show a lack of sensitivity, and awareness as a parent. I commend Berry for trying to protect her daughter from early self esteem issues that can be triggered by Aubry’s actions. However, I am not sure if suing Aubry is the best defense in order to protect her daughter.

So what do you think about Gabriel’s decision to chemically process the hair of his 4 year daughter? Do you think Halle is overreacting by taking Gabrielle to court? Or do you think Halle is justified in her actions?


Sophia Lenore