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Tamar Braxton & Her Son Baby Logan Cover The October 2013 Issue Of Ebony Magazine

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Tamar Braxton is definitely winning! Earlier in the week, she released her new album Love And War, according to HDD, the project will debut at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 with 105-110k copies sold in its first week. The new season of her reality show Tamar & Vince premiered last night and now she is striking a killa pose on the October 2013 issue of Ebony magazine with her newborn son Baby Logan. Say whatever you want, but Tamar is a good example for young girls who want to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. She has a buzzing career, loving and supportive husband and a newborn son. She already won! For the cover story, Tamar did an interview inside of the publication’s Manhattan office. Inside, “The One” singer gets personal and talks about her past abusive relationships, clears up the rumors about her husband Vince abusing her and having plastic surgery, being vocal about her feelings and having self-esteem issues. Below are some highlights:

On her past abusive relationships (one of Tamar’s ex-boyfriends dragged her out of their apartment by her hair) and not being comfortable with sharing what happened to her:

I almost had to tell my story to each individual and then I decided that’s not what I’m going to do. I can’t make anybody believe, I can’t change anybody’s mind about anything. (The abuse,) it happened. I’m not all the way comfortable with sharing a lot of what happened to me (yet), but what I said was true. When I’m ready to talk about my abusive past I will, I’m sorry that I’m not. But if it wasn’t for (God), I wouldn’t be here.”

On the lie that Tamar’s brother-in-law/sister’s husband Gabe told a woman he was having an affair with that Vince was physically abusive to her:

“My husband definitely doesn’t abuse me,” she says, explaining that Gabe was only trying to take the heat off of himself by spewing lies about the family. “But, that’s been addressed (with Gabe). We don’t really have a close relationship anymore …but I’m respectful. I say ‘hi’ and ‘bye,’ and that’s where we leave it.”

On not being vocal about her feelings and having self-esteem issues:

“I haven’t always been vocal about my feelings, especially in a relationship. Now, I make sure that I’m very vocal about my feelings, everybody knows how I feel.  Sometimes it’s over the top and most of the time it’s ‘Team Too-Much,’” she laughs, “But I have to do a lot. (I was) a shy person who had self-esteem issues trying to figure it out — now,  I’ve gotten over my hangovers. You say, I’m comfortable and confident, it took a long time to get there. Maybe like a year or so before Braxton Family Values, I wasn’t that person. I was faking it til I make it, pretty much.

“I didn’t feel like I was beautiful. I didn’t feel like I deserved things. I didn’t feel like I could stand in a room and speak or even sing and have people who wanted to listen.”

On the plastic surgery rumors:

“I don’t have plastic surgery. I never had plastic surgery. I had a nose procedure done because I had to. I had no cartilage in my nose, I have a piece of cartilage from my ear put into my nose. I had a medical procedure done. I have no plastic in my nose. And when I shared that with the world, now I have Botox, and different kind of fillers. Now I touch my face, which I never touch my face…Everything is real on me.”

On her husband Vince helping rebuild her self-worth:

“The thing that I love the most about (Vincent) is that he’s helped me with accepting what happened to me and helped me realize that that’s not my make-up, (being abused) is not who I am, it hasn’t hindered who I am, it hasn’t stopped my integrity. I really appreciate him more and more everyday because he’s helped my self-esteem issues so much.”

And she’s also a woman of strong faith, which is why she made sure to feature a gospel track on her album Love and War: 

“A lot of people don’t get second chances. This is my sixth record deal,” she says. “This doesn’t happen. I knew I could sing and I knew I could dance but nobody really believed that much (in me) so I (had to be) really strong in my faith and I know if it wasn’t for God, I would not be here. I couldn’t do this album without people knowing how I feel about it.“

Read the full interview at Ebony.

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Gabby Douglas, Carmelita Jeter, Allyson Felix & Sanya Richards-Ross Cover Ebony’s 2012 Women Of The Year Issue

2012 Olympians and record breaking female sport players Gabby Douglas, Carmelita Jeter, Allyson Felix and Sanya Richards-Ross are covering Ebony Magazine’s 2012 Women Of The Year Issue. All four ladies broke records and became a part of history in their sports.

Gabby Douglas is an American artistic gymnast. As a member of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, she won gold medals in both the individual and team all-around competitions. Douglas is the first woman of color and the first African-American gymnast[4][5] in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics. She was also a member of the gold-winning U.S. team at the 2011 World Championships.

Carmelita Jeter’s website dubs her “the fastest woman in the world.”  This year, she became the only female athlete to medal in both the 100 meter and 200 meter races in this year’s Games, winning silver and bronze, respectively.

Allyson Felix boasts the title of most decorated female track athlete at this year’s Olympics. She won 3 gold medals; 1 individual in the 200 meter race, 1 with her teammates including Carmelita in the 4×100 meter race, and one with Sanya and others for the 4×400 meter race. With her 3 golds, it was the most golds for a female track athlete since 1988.

Sanya Richards-Ross won 2 golds in London, 1 in the 400 meter race, and 1 with teammates, including Allyson, in the 4×400 meter relay. Sanya is recognized as one of the most decorated female track athletes ever. She won gold in the 4×400 relay in 2004, 2008, and 2012. After leading the world in the event for the past couple of years, Sanya became the first American woman in 28 years to win the 400 meter dash in the Olympic Games.

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Nene Leakes Covered In Diamonds For Ebony Magazine’s ‘Power & Money’ Issue

Reality star, actress and business mogul Nene Leake is covering the January 2013 ‘Power & Rich’ issue of Ebony’s Magazine. On the cover, she is sitting in a tub filled with diamonds. Her body is also covered in diamonds! This Friday (November 2), Ebony’s Power 100 Gala is scheduled to take place at New York City’s Lincoln Center. Other celebs who made Ebony’s Power 100 list is “Attorney General Eric Holder, Cam Newton, Catherine Brewton, Cathy Hughes, Cee Lo Green, Debra Lee, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Jamie Foxx, Jay-Z & Beyonce,President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama, Rihanna, Lebron James, Mara & Salim Brock Akil, Kerry Washington, Joan Smalls, Karen Civil, Kevin Durant, Shonda Rhimes, Oprah, Toni Morrison, Wendy Williams, Tamron Hall, Steve Harvey, Robin Roberts, Tyler Perry and more.”

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Gabrielle Union Looks Stunning In A White Oversized Sweater On The October Issue Of Ebony

Successful Hollywood actress Gabrielle Union looks stunning in a white oversized sweater on the October issue of Ebony magazine. The gorgeous actress has a six-page spread in this issue and she touches on everything from how she grown so much and failed relationships. In this issue, she also writes some words of encouragement to her younger self. Below are some quotes from this issue:

Your deep mahogany skin may not resemble that of the others in your family, but it’s just as gorgeous and you’re just as worthy… One day you’ll appreciate how much your brown skin shines in the moonlight, glistens in the sun and ages ever so slowly,” she tells her younger self.

Don’t let that pesky low self-esteem creep in and fool you into believing that you don’t have value…don’t allow it to crush your will or dampen your spirit…

Don’t let other people’s needs, wants, desires, fantasies, hopes or dreams dictate your choices and decisions. Follow your own path, and don’t worry that you’re being selfish or disloyal,” she says. “Never worry about love…real love will find you…an incredible love with an incredible man…there is a beautiful rainbow at the end of your storm.…

This issue hits news stands on September 10th.

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Heating Up The Summer: Kelly Rowland & Trey Songz Covers Ebony’s “Sexy” July 2012 Issue

The talented and sexy Kelly Rowland and singer Trey Songz just heated up the summer by covering the July 2012 “Sexy” issue of Ebony magazine. On the cover, Rowland is wearing a floral bra top and daisy-dukes shorts, showing her sexy abs while Songz is wearing white pants and jacket. Inside, they talk about their bodies and workout routines. The two recently starred together in Trey’s “Heart Attack” visual. Beyoncé, Lenny Kravitz and Rihanna are also featured in this issue.

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All Glammed Up In Spring Colors: Brandy & Monica Looking Flawless On The Cover Of Ebony Magazine’s June 2012 Issue

Successful Grammy Award winning singers Brandy and Monica are looking flawless on the June 2012 issue of Ebony Magazine. On the cover, Monica is wearing a yellow dress, blazer and silver belt, while Brandy wore a pink dress. Both of their hair-dos are looking good and their make-up is on point. Inside, Mo and B talks about their collabo, “It All Belongs To Me’”, as well as their individual singing styles and why working together after 14 years was perfect timing.  Brandy, however, opens  up a little more about her personal life. She talks about her boyfriend and little brother Ray-J. This issue hits newsstands in May. Below are excerpts:

Brandy On Her Boyfriend Ryan

I wish we were engaged. He’s taking a little long on the ring side of things, but I’m patient.  I wanted to impress him. I wanted him to be proud of me; I was inspired by him. So making the record and his being there, it’s just all a part of it. Him and my daughter. I want him to love my songs. I want him to love my voice.

On Her Brother Ray J
I know who he is. And I”m pissed off about some of the things I’ve been hearing. It really bothers me that [those are] the kind of things that people do for money.

He’s misunderstood. It’s one thing to have this image of [a ladies’ man], but it’s another to become this other type of person that they’re trying to make my brother out to be. I know who he is. This is a man who loves his mama and his sister and his niece. Ray J loved Kim Kardashian. They were irresponsible with their–you know–but he loved her. For five years, he was with her.  In his mind and in the world’s mind, he was in my shadow for such a long time. To watch his sister become whatever I became and to not have that same path or that same way it happened for me; to be called ‘Brandy’s brother…’ To finally break out of it, you’re going to brag; you’re going to feel something about yourself. It’s not coming from a bad place, and I can tell you: Some of the shoes Ray J’s walking in, you’d take off immediately. You wouldn’t be able to handle the type of shoes he’s in.

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Front Page: Mary J Blige Covers Ebony Magazine’s October Issue

Grammy Award winning Hip-Hop and R&B singer Mary J Blige is covering the October issue of Ebony magazine. In the cover story, MJB spoke on the death of Amy Winehouse and compared her tragic death to her own personal struggles, sets the record straight on past rumors, demons and finding her soul mate. Below is an excerpt:

When I got the text about Amy, I was lying down on the bed,’’ says Blige.  “I got up and read the message about her death and just lay back down again. I kept getting up and laying back down for some reason. I’d always wanted to work with Amy, so I just couldn’t believe it really.  And then it hit me—that could have been me. That really could have been me!

The October issue of Ebony is on newsstands now.

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