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Real-Life Warrior Danai Gurira Is The Newest Face Of Reebok

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The ‘Black Panther’ star joins Ariana Grande and Gal Gadot

Reebok added a new name to its growing list of celebrity partnerships: Danai Gurira. The Black Panther star, who will appear in the brand's forthcoming campaign later this year, plans to use this new role to inspire women to explore the connection between physical and mental strength.

Gurira is certainly a fitting choice for the campaign, seeing as her physical strength (have you seen her as the leader of female warriors in Black Panther?!) is matched by her powerful role as an activist and champion for women’s rights. In a statement regarding her Reebok campaign, she explains that “strength sits at the center of my personal beliefs and the characters I portray, but only recently has it become culturally synonymous with what it means to be a woman.”

Reebok has recently focused on expanding its roster to include strong women celebs in an effort to encourage women to adopt a healthy lifestyle and achieve their goals. Gurira joins the likes of Ariana Grande and Gal Gadot with her partnership with the sports giant. 

“My goal is to work with Reebok to galvanize women in all communities to find strength within themselves so that we may continue to lead this cultural revolution,” she says of her choice to partner with the brand. “Each one of us should be hero to each other.”

As a part of the campaign, Gurira wrote and released a passionate letter to her younger self, encouraging her to listen to herself and stop doubting her abilities. Read it in full, below.

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Showtime just ordered a pilot episode of Casallina "Cathy" Kisakye's comedy anthology series, which will be executive-produced by Lena Waithe. The show, called How to Make Love to a Black Woman (Who May Be Working Through Some Shit), sounds like it'll be... informative.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, though the series is a comedy, it will also touch on some vulnerable subjects as well. It described the show as being about "connection and rejection that explore our most harrowing—and harrowingly comic—sexual secrets." Waithe said in a statement about the news, "Cathy's script is haunting, funny, and extremely vulnerable—it's the kind of script that doesn't come around very often." She continues, showing her excitement for the project: "I'm honored that Cathy trusts me with such a special project. I can't wait for the world to see it."

Kisakye, who previously worked with Waithe on The Chi, says that the show is close to her heart, and that the series will portray three-dimensional, complex women. "With How to Make Love, I'm thrilled to tell stories about the women I know, who are complicated, passionate, resilient, and relatable," she said in a statement.

Kisakye is the creator of the show, and will be writing the pilot script. It's the latest project to come to Showtime through Waithe's first-look deal and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, should it go to series, this would be the first anthology for the network.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video] www.youtube.com

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