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LOS ANGELES - JUNE 23: Recording artist Monica (R) and NBA player Shannon Brown (L) shoot the video for Monica's single "Love All Over Me" on June 23, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/PictureGroup)

Future Celebrity Power Couples [Photos]

Will and Jada, Jay and Bey, Michelle and Barack—celebrity power couples are movements by themselves but forces when they're together. They have their own fan base and have established their own success in their perspective fields. Love has brought them together and they are turning their fortune of two into an empire of one. Soon these names will be joined by other couples that embody the same power moves their predecessors step on. Take a look at our list of up and coming power couples!

Monica and Shannon Brown

Monica and Shannon have dominated their individual careers for years, but it's their genuine love for family and God that continues to make this couple a growing force to be reckoned with. 

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Naya Rivera and Big Sean

While Big Sean is holding the rap game down, Naya has the acting scene on lock. Together, this newly engaged couple is helping eachother expand to a broader audience. It's only a matter of time before both names will be simultaneously said as one. 

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Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade

Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade are very supportive of each other. Gab sits court side while her man continues to dominate as a Miami Heat starter. How cute is that?!

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Kanye West's success may come from talent and hard work but Kim Kardashian has her own lane. Luckily for Kanye, his baby mother has her own money, fan base, and career goals. Hopefully the both will go far continue to help each other's branding. 

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Robin Thicke and Paula Patton

The only tension these two have between each other is sexual. These love birds were there for each other before the fame and as both parties continue to grow—Paula in acting and Robin in music—so does the support. They are not only one of Hollywood's "it" couple but also the next power couple.

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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

Swizz and Alicia have been in the game for years. They created musical magic before they became a future power couple. While they both have their own fan base they have mass appeal as a unit, leaving us wondering what they'll do next.

Lala and Carmelo

Lala and Carmelo Anthony

Lala is constantly growing with her brand and making herself a household name but she never forgets who comes first. She's more then a basketball wife to her husband Carmelo Anthony and because of that, these two have the ability to become the next couple of power.

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Sanya Richards Ross and Aaron Ross

Sanya has her olympic medal, Aaron has Super Bowl rings. This 10-year strong couple is the next athletic power couple. 

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey

Mariah may have the #1 hits, album sales, and grammy awards but her hubby has movies, TV shows, and TV stations on his roster. Both brought much when they first got together and we're excited to see how far they will grow as a unit.

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Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks

Pop music's "it" couple, Jason and Jordin are firm on their beliefs and love for one another. They have no problem being extremely affection towards each other and equally supportive. As we watch both solo careers blossom, we know these two have potential to be music's next power couple.

tamar-braxton-and-vinceVince Carter and Tamar Braxton

This is Tamar's year. Thanks to her sister show, she was able to build her success with hard work, dedication, and sass. Her hubby Vince already has the team since he's been working with our favorite celebs way before the inception of reality TV. Together their show and her career success is foundation for the next power couple status.

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Ava DuVernay And Theaster Gates To Lead Diversity Council For Prada

Major luxury brands like Prada and Gucci have been under fire since releasing luxury items with racial undertones. Sparking controversy that is not easily repaired with public apologies, Prada has announced a Diversity and Inclusion Council lead by director Ava DuVernay and social practice installation artist Theaster Gates.

Gates and DuVernay, who have used their art in social justice missions will join " Prada’s initiative to elevate voices of color within the company and the fashion industry at-large.” The pair will also help the brand provide the opportunity for designers of color to obtain internships and apprenticeships that are inclusive of diverse communities.

In a statement to WWD, Miuccia Prada, Prada’s Chief Executive Officer, and Lead Creative Director stated explained the brand's willingness to learn from their own mistakes while actively including creative of color in the company.

“Prada is committed to cultivating, recruiting and retaining diverse talent to contribute to all departments of the company, Prada said. "In addition to amplifying voices of color within the industry, we will help ensure that the fashion world is reflective of the world in which we live, and we are thrilled to be working with long-time collaborators, Ava DuVernay and Theaster Gates, on this important initiative. We look forward to working with the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council to help us grow not only as a company but also as individuals.”

The Diversity Council will work alongside the company's Social Responsibility department to recommend strategic approaches within the next few months.

 

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Solitary Alignment: 5 Self-Affirming Reads For Single Ladies On Valentine’s Day

Ahh, the Feast of Saint Valentine—the Hallmark holiday that strikes us with its arrow each year, for better or for worse, depending on your bae status. While the romantic holiday is adored and celebrated by many, if you’re still reeling over, say, your ex’s refusal to commit, chances are Feb. 14 is more of a heartache for you than anything.

But as a wise woman once said, “If they liked it then they should’ve put a ring on it.” So whether V-Day has you scared of lonely or sulking over a lost love, as another wise woman once said, they “would be SUPER lucky to even set eyes on you this Valentine’s Day. That’s it. That’s the gift.” Shout out to The Slumflower.

Sure, having a bae on Valentine’s Day is cool, but so is reminding yourself why you’re just fine without one (cue Webbie’s “Independent”). In fact, single folks have better relationships overall, according to the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. You know how the old adage goes: love yourself before loving someone else.

For this Valentine’s Day, VIBE Vixen rounds up a nourishing list of books for our sisters doin’ it for themselves. Consider this your reminder of how badass you are—because you are! Oh, oh, oh. *Beyoncé voice*

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It’s game night at Bryson’s crib and at this point, you have to wonder if he’s playing himself. Clubs ain’t for everybody, especially Bryson who would much rather spend a Friday night shouting out clues to his boo Simone. Judging by her uncanny ability to keep it real in episode one, it should be pretty obvious that Simone hates playing games, but we digress.

The ladies arrive after a walk and talk of d**k appointments and the gentlemen’s faces are beaming with schoolboy joy. The friend zone portal Bryson always finds himself in opens up even wider when new dudes come to join in on the fun. Simone’s excitement to “meet new people” has Bryson feeling so jealous that he damn near blows steam when an almondy young man accidentally bumps into her. Its official: Bryson’s insecurity level has reached a 10.

As Tara reluctantly Insastories the night’s dull festivities, Ari gives his homie Bryson the cold, hard truth: Simone does not want his a**. Out on the balcony, Crystal and David (RJ Walker) have a moment; the two clearly have history. A shared beer and a couple of laughs reveal that David is an aspiring preacher, begging us to wonder if that’s why little Creflo’s relationship with Crystal didn’t last. The newly invited pizza guy, Shawn, makes his crush on Simone crystal clear and Bryson. Loses. His. Sh*t. Damn, we heard the friend zone was a cold place but we never thought it was that brick. Simone and her new eye candy rendezvous en route to and from the bathroom where Shawn makes a very forward ask to keep Simone company in her bed.  We’re not even going to hold you all, Simone was out; my mans didn’t even have to ask her twice. Le sigh. Poor Bryson. He just keeps taking L after L.

Okay, so remember kitchen bae who bumped into Simone making Bryson get all Mighty Mouse? Well, the gag is, his eyes are just for Ari (Leland B. Martin) and the two make their exit for a steamy hot tub sesh. Bryson feels stupid now, but at least someone is getting a happy ending.  Confused as to why the love of his life doesn’t view him the same, Bryson looks to pastor David for some well-needed reaffirmations. Repeat after me: Everything happens in God’s timing. A spirit of prayer, a childhood photo, and spin of Ahmad’s “Back In The Day” is just what Bryson needs to finally feel the relief he was yearning for all night.

This season of BET’s Boomerang looks like it will be filled with bomb hairstyles, plenty of passion, and some “aww sh*****t” moments.

Tune in to Boomerang on BET every Tuesday at 10/9c to see if this nice guy will ever finish first.

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