Leskedit: 9 Melanin Moments We're Looking Forward To In 2018

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Leskedit: 9 Melanin Moments We're Looking Forward To In 2018

Next year is already looking lit AF.

Published December 29, 2017

Let's face it: 2017 has been a doozy. This New Year's has us feeling like our "new year, new me" aspirations may actually stick for once. All the more reason to look forward to the 2018th year following Baby Jesus' exit from the womb. In 2018, here's all the stuff we're looking forward to — and there's a lot!

  1. Dapper Dan's Harlem Atelier Will Re-Open — With Help From Gucci

    This is huge. Dapper Dan's Harlem Atelier, where in his heydey he crafted bootleg luxury merchandise for everyone who was anyone, will return in 2018 with generous help from Gucci. Or not so generous, if you think about it — the house bootlegged his bootleg in a presentation this winter, causing the outrage of many. Outrage did not come from Dap, however, who had the sense to lay low and mind his business (even though technically this was his business), which eventually led to the securing of a bag and a half. It's called the long game, folks!

  2. Tyra Banks Will Return To her post as hbic on 'Antm'

    It's only right that Tyra return to her rightful throne as HBIC, disciplinarian and Tyra Mail author of America's Next Top Model. Black Santa heard our pleas and Tyra will be back to encourage more smizing on January 9.

  3. The Great Baby Boom of 2018

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    There are currently a LOT of buns in the oven and the timer is about to ding-a-ling-a-ling all over 2018. Kylie. Khloe. Kim. Chrissy Teigen. Toya Wright. Alexis Skyy. Tia Mowry. Eva Marcille. Sheesh! Suffice it to say, we're looking forward to bringing you a lot of #babycontent in 2018.

  4. Royal Wedding 'Bout To Be Litty

    Get ready for funny hats and lots of diamonds. We can't wait to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's May wedding, which will be broadcast on TV.

  5. Black Panther...Party!

    The highly anticipated film Black Panther hits theaters February 16!

  6. Grammys Might Not Suck This Year

    I️ remember pretending to be vegan cause that’s all I️ could afford lol (chips avocado n salad mix ) I️ remember sleeping on everyone’s couch cause I missed the train AGAIN (thank yall for having me lol ) . Sold my beloved 500$ grillz for 50 bucks at the gold shop for train fair( I️ was SICK 😩 lol ). I️ BEGGED Punch for writers on this project cus I️ thought no one would ever like me the way I️ was . He said “U don’t need em”. I️ remember crying cus I️ didn’t have any hits or a quantifiable “sound”.. I️ remember feeling like damn maybe I suck . maybe I️ should try something else ? Maybe I’m jus wasting space ..Life’s weird . I️ Didn’t have any friends growing up. never gave my parents an opportunity to say “wow my kids killing it” didn’t graduate or do any fly shit before my nana died . been fired from every job I️ ever had ..I remember sobbing on the phone w punch pleading for the album not to come out cause I️ couldn’t take the embarrassment . Just wanted another week . Another day ?..he ignored me n said I’d be fine...This entire thing puts my wildest dreams to shame. I️ dunno what to say cause I️ dunno how to accept its even happening to me lol ? I’ve never won anything in my life even until this week (THANK YOU SOULTRAIN AWARDS!!) it all just feels strange somehow BUT IM SO OVERWHELMINGLY GRATEFUL FOR THIS STRANGENESS!! . I’m so in awe of Gods plan.. I just wanna live up to it. Thank you for listening to me.. thank you for understanding me.. thank u for bonding w my thoughts just the way they were. INFINITE GRATITUDE to the Recording Academy for this INCREDIBLE honor. I️ can’t even believe I’ve been considered. God bless every person who worked on this album or gave it an ear (specially the producers of the century @somethingnebula @iam_c_lang @thankgod4cody 💜) . Thank you Top and Punch for believing in me no matter what (even when I’m on your LAST nerves😊) . Thank u RCA for giving me new wings🙏🏾 THANK YOU GOD FOR THIS LIFE I️ DONT UNDERSTAND . #Ctrl.. a concept . #mygrannynominatedfor5grammys #TDE

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    With Kendrick Lamar and SZA leading in nominations for male and female artists, respectively, we are hoping for the best (while still expecting the worst) from the upcoming Grammys. If we don't see Kenny and Solana take a home a handful of awards, we're dispatching someone to go full-Kanye onstage. Sorry 'bout it!

  7. Midterm Elections

    Incumbent senators, you've been warned: if you voted for the tax bill, your seat is in danger, girl. Black folks singlehandedly prevented a pedophile from becoming a Congressman. And we're just getting started! Catch us running to our polling places in November. (And if you're not already registered to vote, you can do so here!) 

  8. Increased Representation On The Silver Screen

    It's likely that 2018 will be a boundary-breaking year for POC representation in cinema. We have Ava DuVernay's Disney movie, A Wrinkle In Time, which will feature an incredibly diverse cast including Oprah (!) as its star. Tiffany Haddish will continue to keep us laughing in 2018, having a minimum of four new projects coming out in the new year, including three films: The Kitchen, The Temp and Night School (which will also star Kevin Hart!)

  9. Our Shows are Back

    We can look forward to new seasons of Insecure (HBO), Atlanta (FX) and the series premiere of Grown-ish (Freeform) in the new year! We'll drink to that.

Written by BET Staff

(Photos From Left: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bombay Sapphire, Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images, Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)


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