The Summer of the Black Lesbian: With Juanita Bynum, Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, Raven Simone, Latifah and Azealia Banks

Ladies, Gents and Minions,

It seems that we have been quite busy during this hot and very sticky summer of 2012.  Outings – be they voluntary, involuntary – they’ve just sprinkling the media landscape with girl-on-girl, woman-on-woman – action, love, lust call it whatever you like – like fairy dust.  And it’s happening all over, to the young and not as young, not just in that stereotypical Hollywood setting either.  And the Passions can’t help but to be obsessed by all the attention it’s getting.  Yes, everybody, it’s a beautiful thing – chocolate lesbian love in full bloom.  Like Stevie Wonder said, we making it “hotter than the 4th of July,” up in this piece.  Better recognize ;).

So here we go!

First up:  DISNEY.

Raven Symone.

Many of us watched her grow-up (quite nicely) before our very eyes.

The Cosby Show/Disney Starlette set things off the early part of this summer when rumors began to swirl around her alleged relationship with (America’s TOP) model Az Marie Livingston.  These two set tongues a wagging with their not so subtle association. Raven’s subliminal tweets certainly helped to fuel an already raging fire.

Well here’s the infamous, not-so-subliminal pic of them that was circulating.  Ain’t a thang discreet about that photo.  In fact, Raven’s facial expression says it all, doesn’t it :).

Needless to say, somebody has great taste in women ;).

Next: Hollyhood.

As most of us know, summer means GAY PRIDE celebrations.  And Passions favorite Dana Owens, a.k.a. Queen Latifah represented.  We swear every year there is a Latifah is “coming out” story.  It NEVER fails and it NEVER seems to materialize.  But, we’re okay with that.  She doesn’t have to come out officially. Because, we here at the Passions loves the way La rolls.  Do you, Queen.

During the Pride celebration in mid-May in Long Beach, Cali, the Queen performed hits “U.N.I.T.Y” and “Ladies First,” to an enthusiastic crowd of over 100,000 indicating she was proud to be among “her people.”  Whether or not this is a declaration, the Passions can’t say.  We just think some things speak for themselves and we’ll leave it at that.

Next: Religion.

Yes, Lord we’re going to church.  The BLACK church.  Anybody remember Pentecostal Prophetess and Televangelist Juanita Bynum?

She’s the chocolate cutie who was brutally beaten by then (second) husband, Bishop Thomas Wesley Weeks back in 2007.  We didn’t know she was also a victim of domestic violence in her first marriage back in the eighties.  Now, those are some ugly and unfortunate details.

Would you like some “prettier details?”  Well, late this week Bynum came out swinging by admitting to having same-sex relations.  In other words, to quote Bynum she says she’s “been with women.”   Whew, that’s a HELL of a confession, excuse my French.  Now, where that gay church at again?

Next up:  Politics.

Who knew Florida had a black, female, Republican Lieutenant Governor?  The Passions didn’t know. That shit was seriously “hushed,” wasn’t it?  Well, meet Jennifer Carroll.

Now, I want all of you Passion followers to dig deep on this one.  Does she look like a lesbian to you?  Well she doesn’t think so but more on that later.  So the story goes, apparently an ex-aid of the Lt. Governor, one Carletha Cole was arrested after she illegally taped conversations Carroll’s staff had with some reporter.  Not cool, right?  Well, Cole could get five years for her trouble.  But this is where it gets interesting.  Apparently Cole was fired after she caught her boss, the Lt. Governor in a compromising position with Carroll’s travel aide one Beatriz Ramos.  Yes, chile.

Wanna see a pic of Ramos? Well, look below, there she is, kind of smirking, behind the Lt. Governor.

Now of course, the Passions wasn’t satisfied with the “compromising position” accusation.  We wanted the real dirt.  We wanted the juicy DETAILS.  And did we ever find it, and quote

(Cole) walked into the Lt. Governors Jennifer Carroll’s office and observed the Lt. Governor sitting at her desk with her foot up on the cadenza and her skirt hiked up. Beatrice Ramos was kneeling in front of Carroll, poised as if she (Ramos) was about to or had performed oral sex on the Lt. Governor.

Nothing like some tasty, sweet tea on a wet, hot Friday afternoon.  Thirst quenching, isn’t it?  So, back to that delicious quote earlier, Honeys – this is what Carroll had to say about the whole thing.

“The problem is that when you have these accusations that come out, it’s not just one person you’re attacking. It’s an entire family. My husband doesn’t want to hear that. He knows the type of woman I am. I mean, my kids know the type of woman I am. For twenty-nine years – I’m the one that’s married for twenty-nine years. The accuser is the one that’s been single for a long time. So usually black women that look like me don’t engage in relationships like that. Oh REALLY???  Thou doth protest too much???  With her leg up getting serviced by her aide – me thinks that must have looked hella hot!!!  So the answer is Yes, Lt. Governor, women who look like you, black women, actually love getting fucked by other women and actively engage in relationships like that. You have validated it for the entire universe and we thank you for it.  And, speaking about somebody’s cunt getting eaten…

Next: Hip-Hop.

Azealia Banks.

If you haven’t already, remember you heard about her here first.  Now the Passions fucks with hip-hop every now and then.  And when I heard “212” by young, new and very female friendly Azealia Banks, well, I made a bit of a return to the musical art form.  Why?  With lyrics like hers? Why not?

Kick it with ya bitch from Parisian

She know where I get mine from, and the season

Now she wanna lick my plum in the evening

and fit that ton-tongue in the d-deep in

I guess that cunt getting eaten

Yes, she did.

In an interview for the New York Times, it states clearly, “Ms. Banks considers herself bisexual, but, she said: ‘I’m not trying to be, like, the bisexual, lesbian rapper. I don’t live on other people’s terms.'”  We like that kind of independence, especially coming from a generation that boldly and intentionally defies labels while embracing their sexuality (ambiguously and otherwise) so that closets can remain what they were meant for – clothes, Honey.

Here’s Azealia’s vid that got me hooked on this little cutie!

Click Below:

Azealia Banks 212

And another, Liquorice.

The lesson here is, EMBRACE your sexiness, Ladies.  Don’t deny or defy it.

Happy Summer, Darlings :).


BET Awards 2012 – Passions Style – PLUS, Ms. Cissy Houston’s tribute to her Beloved Daughter Whitney

Well Hello Beautiful Ones,

Nice to see you :).  Missing you all something terrible!!!  But we’re back and on the case.  Got some images from the 2012 BET Music Awards.  We like to keep track of the Passion lovelies and other Chocolate Hollywood Honeys and here they are for your viewing pleasure.  Interested?  If so?  Enjoy :).


Eva Marcille looking just yummy.  As Always.

Angela Bassett.  Flawless.

(Mrs.) Meagan Goode.  We kind of prefer her with a shorter do, but she is still beyond beautiful.  Like, way beyond.

Ciara.  Who we prefer as a brunette.  But again, still beyond beautiful.

Regina King.  Yes :).  Black Hollywood Glamor and Sophistication.

Monica looking mature and elegant.

Team Taraji :).

Tatyana Ali has grown up right before our eyes.  Into ‘this.’ Wow.

Nicki Minaj.

The Passions has a weakness for Jeanette Jenkins.  A really bad one……

Lala Anthony and Selita Eubanks.  (i like sandwichs…tee-hee).

Kerry!!!  Doesn’t she have that ‘just rolled out of bed after being rocked,’ look going on?  We think so :).

LaToya Luckett and Michelle Williams.

Kim K and Beyonce.  Hey, that rhymes……

Melanie Fiona.

We love Tamia.  She is our favorite underrated singer.  She deserves more shine.

Lola Monroe.

Elle Varner.

Interesting Parents raise interesting Kids – and we mean that in only the best  possible way.  Willow and Jayden Smith.  Adorable.

And – to the BET Whitney Houston Tribute.  They got it RIGHT this time, folks.

Mariah Carey and Miss Cissy.


Mariah Carey tribute to Whitney Houston.

Here’s Ms. Cissy Houston’s tribute to her daughter, Whitney Houston.


Donna Summer – LaDonna Adrian Gaines: RIP – December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012

There is a party going on up in Heaven.

Icon after (musical) Icon have been recently moving “beyond.”  Disco Queen Diva Donna Summer transitioned today after a bout with lung cancer.  Summer was instrumental in putting some major sensualism in disco music in ways no one else could. And she made it look easy without raising too many eyebrows (how she did this – who knows!)  She made sex sound so ethereal with her divinely heavenly voice that to this day, try listening to the 12″ version of “Love to Love You,” and I dare you not to become aroused when she is, well, you know what she is doing against that track – if you don’t know, you better go find out.  Immediately.  In fact, it is official that the music of Donna Summer is indeed the soundtrack for The Passions of Lust Noir.  We will more than miss you, Donna Summer.  And thank you for bringing the ‘real’ sexy in dance music.

Join the Passions on this historical musical and pictorial journey of a Disco Icon:  Donna Summer.


LaDonna Adrian Gaines

December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012


Miss Janet Jackson’s Birthday Passion’s Party

Hey JJ Lovers,

It’s been a party over here because of Damita Joe’s born day.  Couldn’t let the week pass without posting some pics you may or may not have seen before.  Enjoy them.  Because I know the Passions is enjoying them immensely :).


Back shot anyone?  In the Passion’s mind – NO ONE can compete.

Now THIS is FACE………and that BODY…..(and them damn arms, shiiiitttt).  I’ll take the gloves and bracelet too.

Her quote about soul mates is giving me more than life.  WERK!!!

Gottdamn….this shot is saying way too many things…… 😉

Her accessories are ‘everything.’  Makes me wanna be 1 of her ‘accessories.’

Happy Birthday to the Passions All Time FAVORITE CRUSH.  Dear Miss Jackson, if you happen to pass through these pages, know that we love you fully, completely, unconditionally, sensually, erotically, intelligently, physically, relentlessly and obviously unrequited – but that’s okay  with us if it’s okay with you.  But then again, we’re always open to whatever your pleasure – trust a sister 😉


Rihanna’s Deliciously Sexy Shoot with Famed Photographer Terry Richardson

Greetings My Sweet Buttercups,

Yes, Say what you want but the Passions remains totally crushed out on Baby Girl Little Miss Rihanna.  She’s just incredibly gorgeous to me.

So she sat for ‘controversial’ photographer Terry Richardson and the results are just ridiculous for all the correct reasons.  This child has legs for days and the sexy is just out of control.  Oh, to be 23.



The 2012 Met Ball: The Passions Chocolate Edition

Good Morning Honeysuckles,

So did you miss the red carpet at the Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala
at the Metropolitan Museum of Art yesterday?  Never fear – the Passions has everything important that you missed right here.

Oh to be a celebrity and get invited to all of the fabulous “IT” parties.  The pressure must be unbearable to look your absolute very best and present in top form.  How we envy it all, LOL.  Envy?  Maybe that is way too strong a word.  Instead, many of us civies prefer watching from the sidelines either analyzing, critiquing, or damn it – just admiring all the beauty.  Yes, admiring beauty, a true spectator sport.  One of the Passions favorite past times.

The Sister’s murdered it, Honeys.  The Knowles Sisters in particular were not playing.  But others like Paula P, Janelle and even Rosario Dawson served lot’s of flavor to what was otherwise a lukewarm event as far as palatable fashion goes.  What do you think?


Solange proves that you don’t always have to live behind the shadow of your bigger, more popular sister to work a carpet.  Just gorgeous!!!

Passion favorite Paula Patton was pretty fierce in pink.

Her face was BEAT!!!

Janelle Monae.  Her skin is just flawless.

Rosario served in leather.  And yes, the Passions approves.

Model Joan Smalls.  Stylish and classy.

Model Chanel Iman with Tom Ford.  Can you say, ‘Diva?’

Baby girl Rih-Rih looked amazing – hair and all.

The Passions is totally into the leather on the red carpet thing.  More please.

And who appeared to be the fav for many, was Beyonce – who kept it both sexy but classy.



A May Morning Mega Post: With Janet, Kerry, Amber and others, plus Rihanna Making it RAIN


Missing you ALL!!!

To make up for the distance, here’s a May Mega with some of the ‘usual’ Passion Crush Favorites.

What better way to start things off then with Miss Jackson, giving us fierce body after her stint with Nutrisystem.  Just staring at her makes me want to get on the system even though I don’t think I really need it.  That’s what I call MARKETING!!!!


Christina Milian is looking nice on and in Denim’s Spring Issue rocking the color block fad.


Kerry Washington’s “Scandal” is doing big things.  It could not have happened to a more accomplished, more talented, more HOTTER actress.

Keri Hilson was in Mozambique to perform for the big “Diva’s Show.”  She tweeted these pics to her fans and all we can say is “niiiiiiiiice….”

Brandy and Monica on the cover of Ebony.  Nice to see all three, Brandy, Monica and Ebony Magazine still pressing on.




Speaking of pushing, did you know that Nicki Minaj is pushing Pepsi?  Not a bad gig at all.  Think she needs a new stylist tho?

Paula Patton in People Magazine’s Most Beautiful issue sans make up.

Here’s Grace Jones performing @ AmFar.

Just looking AMAZING in her sixth decade.  WERK, gottdamnit!!!!

Amber Rose did an amazing spread for Lifestyle Mirror Magazine.  She is looking straight FABULOUS here.

From the setting, her fit, how she’s styled and even her manicure – just, BRAVO.

And last but certainly not least, our baby girl crush Miss Rihanna in New York City.


I’m sure you’ve seen, if not at least heard about her stripper pics.  Rih was at a strip joint in Queens and she tweeted these lovely gems to the people.   Had to be too many things going on up in there that night.

Yes Ladies, she is indeed a straight up “G.”


A Brand New Passions Spring MEGA Post with Halle, Gaby, Selita, Rihanna and MORE!!!

My Sweet-Sweet Lovers,

It’s been a moment since we’ve had a mega post to catch you up on some of the Passion favorites.  I hope this one doesn’t disappoint!!!

Alicia on the cover of Vibe rocking a pompadour.  I don’t know if the pompadour is supposed to be phallic or gay – but I know Little Richard made it famous and Janelle Monae and Bruno Mars made it infamous but it just says so many things.  Alicia is looking mad hot I think.  A piercing on the right nostril might have sent me over the edge.  What say you, Passion followers?

To my Halle Berry fans out there – I love you very verbal darlings 🙂 – Here she is taking care of business in Studio City, L.A.

Here she is arriving at the Beverly Hilton for a business meeting.  Hair on POINT as always.

And here she is looking just spectacular with her ‘guy.’

Here’s Jada Pinkett Smith in New York City.  Is she giving wealthy divorcee to you?

Seeing Jada made me think of this recent pic I ran across of her.  She looks FAB.

I just LOVE this shot of Gaby Union and Selita Eubanks getting all cozy.  What I wouldn’t do to have Gabrielle Union sitting in my lap!!!  I was pleasantly surprised to see Selita doing a photo shoot right in my neighborhood the other day.  Girlfriend is TALL and absolutely gorgeous in person.

Seeing Selita made me think of this bath tub shoot I ran across.  Yum.  Makes you wanna dive in?

Little MIss Rihanna posed for the cover of Elle looking like a blue eye blonde.  Only Elle Magazine.

But baby girl looks hella good.  Can’t lie.

But known to switch things up every now and again, Rih-Rih has gone dark and shaved.  And of course, the Passions likes ;).

She is such the bad girl.

On the topic of being “washed-out,” did you happen to catch Brandy’s latest hot-ass photo shoot?  If not, here it is:

Brandy’s looking VERY hot but VERY bleached out.  Not her fault, but sister is WERKING it anyways.  We’ve never seen her look like this – delish ;).

Here’s Aisha Tyler in New York.  Sorry but her Ivy gets the Passions ish hard.  Don’t know why, it just does.  Excuse the fetish, please.

Aisha is neat, stylish but understated.  Passions Approved.

For you Amber fans, she’s been seen in and around New York City lately, properly maintaining the extension of her 15.  And we aren’t mad about it either.

Amber and Tara Reid.

Keri Hilson was also in NYC.  We wanna snatch the bag and the wedge sneaks.

Giving good face.

Again, with an interesting looking fit.  I’m feeling the collar and cuff accessories.  Sweet.

Miss Thing is leaving the Passion’s breathless with this nip flash.  Whew, girl…..

With Adrienne Bailon and Julissa Bermudez.

We here at the Passions love a nip flash.  So please, no shade, no hate :).  Just nip love here.

Paula Patton attends eBay Celebrity and Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Celebrate Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition in Chelsea in New York.


KERRY WASHINGTON Hits the sweet spot in Scandal

Well Darlings,

We’re back.  And the main source of this inspiration is – Miss Kerry Washington in her role as Olivia Pope of Olivia Pope and Associates in the ABC premiere “Scandal” which set off serious fire alarms on millions of flat screens last night.

Kerry plays Pope a “fixer” deliciously navigating her staff of  ‘gladiator in suits’ through the nuanced world of Washington D.C. insiders.

Now the Passions isn’t only crushing hard on the obviously talented and incredibly sexy Kerry Washington.  You Passion followers in the know – know how we feel about the gorgeous Miss Washington.  And we all agree, Kerry KILLED it last night.  But let’s spread the love here.  Grey’s Anatomy Shonda Rhimes is the creative genius behind Scandal.  And props to her are definitely in order.

Shonda showed us that as a black woman in Hollywood, not only do you have to be a GREAT writer to get any play but you have to be MUCH BETTER THAN THE REST to even sit at the table.  Real talk, Ladies (& gents).  And she served it with “Grey’s Anatomy” (and with Private Practice too). But this time Shonda took a huge risk writing and developing a show starring a black woman.  Do you believe its been thirty years since a black woman starred in her own television series?  Yes it is 2012.  A little jarring and extremely sinful, isn’t it ? Anyway, so Shonda, an incredibly talented black woman writer, wrote a phenomenal script starring an incredibly talented black actress, Kerry Washington, with a storyline actually based on an incredibly successful black woman, former White House Press Agent Judy Smith who runs her own DC based crisis management firm Smith & Co.  Smith’s impressive background before becoming a “fixer” handling such high-profile cases as Monica Lewinsky, the BP Oil spill and Michael Vicks was as Deputy Press secretary under the George W. Bush administration.  This is some serious content here folks, wouldn’t you say?

So, the Passions is obviously in heaven with this lovely blend of black female beauty, power and brains – a combination that is never given enough attention and respect as far as we’re concerned.  So here we are, giving it life and love.  And, of course we have to give you a pictorial of Lady Washington to end things neatly here.  Passion crushes forever, Darlings!!!

@ the 2011 New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

Here she is promoting Scandal on 106 and Park.  I don’t know about those kids but I find Kerry’s leather skirt and her damn legs positively mesmerizing.

SMDH…..Just, beautiful……

So, peep SCANDAL on ABC on Thursday Nights.  Kerry will be bringing the heat, the drama and a killer wardrobe to match.


Rihanna shows a different side of herself? NFSW

Good Morning Babies,

So Little Miss Rihanna has been kicking up controversy lately – whether it seems to involve her latest interactions with her abusive ex, (recklessly?) exercising her freedom of expression on Twitter or flaunting some truly edgy fashion choices.  Below are some pics that have been making waves on the internet – she was spotted at one of her favorite dining hot stops in Soho rocking some Timbs, ripped jeans, and an extremely provocative sheer top.  Now the Passions loves to see our favorite crushes showing a sexier side of themselves, but even we clutched the proverbial pearls when we saw these.  We also included shots of her moving through La Guardia Airport and one of her in New Orleans where she performed at the big fundraiser Brad Pitt sponsored.

*BTW – Apologies to those who received the premature hiccup of this post before it was ready for prime time ;).


May 2023

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