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Welcome to the official ChocolateBeauties Group!

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This group is for the love, appreciation, and dedication to black women. Black women of all shades, and cultural backgrounds.

Our group features many genres of different works based on black women. Our main goal is to continue to showcase these amazing works all over Deviantart, while also uplifting, and inspiring black women.

We pride ourselves in taking the initiative to make sure everyone is welcomed, and we mean it. All are welcomed to join our group, all are welcomed to submit their works of black women.
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This group has been active for 3 years, a lot of members, a lot of views, a lot of amazing art work of black women. There are so many great members, some you know not so great. We've been through thick and thin, and it's been a ride....

BabyButta I am one of the mods of the group, I've been holding the group down for a while now. I don't know if it has been a year yet but it was a interesting experience. The chocolate beauties group was amazing to me, I love that there was a group that had representation for black women. Now it's time for me to talk about the things behind the scenes with the group.

As you may or may not know. There was a contest, the chocolate beauties cheerleader contest. This contest has been in the works for some time, and right in the end of April 2014 we launched it. We got so many great entries, and so many responses to the contest. I worked hard to get everyone ready for the final count down. We found our winners, thought it was a hassle just to get the third place winners. After some voting, and the great backlash of it, we were able to settle things and get the winners together.

It took some time to get everyone their prizes, but the 2nd, and 3rd place winners were able to get their winnings. Except for out 1st place winner. She lives in a another country so it was hard to get her the winnings, but that wasn't the problem. The problem lied with our founder BIGBOY2480 I've been working with the 1st place winner trying to ensure her that she would get her prize, but the problem was I wasn't sure if she was going to get her money. I've been back and forth messaging the winner and BIGBOY2480 trying to tie the lines of communication.

There were problems with BIGBOY2480's computer, so he wasn't able to do any of the messaging himself, so I kept at it and did it for him. Then his computer got fix'd and he said he would have her money for her that following friday, that following friday passed and he still didn't get it to her, time passed by between me messaging the winner and me trying to get answers from BIGBOY2480 This has been going on for four months. Four months of not being able to pay someone their winnings is embarrassing. Four months of telling someone they will get their money, and no proof or results of that. Four months of doing it all on my own pretty much.

Today was the last straw. I receive a message from the 1st place winner demanding answers to her prize, I didn't even know what to tell her exactly, because this month of august I tried to contact BIGBOY2480 on facebook and he has never responded to me. He has been active this whole month though...So I told her the truth, I told her I didn't know what to tell her anymore, I just couldn't sit her and keep her hopes up. She deserved the truth. Bigboy has been avoiding paying her on purpose now. There's a difference between not having the money, but still contacting people about progress on getting the money, and Ignoring people about the money and remaining active on social networks.

I told the 1st place winner this:

"It just hurts me to know that you put so much effort in your artwork, for it not to receive it's rightful winnings. For that I apologize, If I could I would give you something to part with, but I am not financially stable at the very moment. If you must leave the group I understand. For I am too parting my ways as well, because I cannot hold the weight of knowing that someone who I supported by helping out with his group, would stoop so low and dodge me when i'm trying to do what's right.

Thank you for participating in our contest, and sticking around when things were messy. I don't know if he ever thought that, that money would have probably helped in you in many ways, but I honestly doubt that he had.

my sincerest apologies BabyButta
"------Sent today---Not full message-----

Do you know how hard that is? I was damn near crying when I wrote this. I am deeply sorry that this happened like that. This whole experience was suppose to be fun, and exciting. We were suppose to have more contests but never again....

So this is why I'm leaving the group, and why the group will probably no longer be here...

Is BIGBOY2480 a bad guy. No he's not, he's not a bad person at all. I just think he bit off a little more than he can chew and just sucks at taking care of business himself. This group isn't something you run alone though, you have people there supporting the group with you and doing the modding duties, however as the founder you have more control of what happens here, and as founder you have to make sure things fall in place, if somethings broken, fix it.

Things have been broken here for a while and I did the fixing on my own...Would I take charge and just be the founder. No. Not saying I wouldn't like to but I know what my financial situation is, I wouldn't be able to give you guys the contests and the prizes you wanted. All I can do is make the group pretty, set the rules, and manage things. That's what I know I can do for you guys.

It's sad to see it end this way, but all good things come to an end eventually....

I talked to Bigboy about all of this and he said he was going to make a message, and delete the group. Be on the look out for that....
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Hey there are a few things you should know before you enter, or participate in our group.

:brownbead: by Angi-ShyPlease know anyone is allowed to join our group

:brownbead: by Angi-Shy We do however request works of black women

:brownbead: by Angi-Shy Most of the works in this group is +18 so please be wary of the content here.

:brownbead: by Angi-Shy We do will not allow misconduct in the group between any members.

:brownbead: by Angi-Shy We do not allow any sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, or any type of discrimnation in our group, nor will we allow any artwork that supports any of the following.

:brownbead: by Angi-Shy Please do not submit any work of another artists with out getting their consent first, and know that just because there are art with brown women in it, it doesn't mean they are black. So know what you are submitting, and have the artists consent before hand.

:brownbead: by Angi-Shy Members of the group please take pride in our new system of subcategories. Please submit each work that belong in specific categories.

:brownbead: by Angi-ShyAll work that is NSFW (or Nudes in photography) will be reviewed by moderators.

:brownbead: by Angi-Shy Submitting to features will be disabled until further notice.

:brownbead: by Angi-Shy Also our group do uphold the original FAQs of Deviantart.

FAQ #23: What are deviantART's policies on nudity?

FAQ #565: You prohibit the submission of 'pornographic imagery'; what do you consider this to be?

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Soulbrotha Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm working on some pin up work. Anyone who wants to, please come vote on my poll (link below) to help me decide which lovely lady I should color.

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miseca Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you far accepting my request!I look forward to see everybody work and hope to improve my drawing skills :)
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RedSheDevil Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  New member Professional Traditional Artist
So you can be a white person and submit art to this group as long as it is of black women?
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BabyButta Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yes, you can be white and still be apart of this group, the only requirement is artwork of black women. 

We do not care what our members are, just what is being put into the group.
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Animator480 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok, why am I having a hard time submitting to the contest folder?
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BabyButta Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It looks like it made it to the submissions just fine :D
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Animator480 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, BigBoy2480 helped me. It was the weirdest thing though...
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BabyButta Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I wonder what happened, if it happens again (probably won't) let us know and we'll fix it
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ProudEuroAustralian Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
This page is racist. What about White or Asian girls?
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Script0 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  New member
WRONG!!!!!!
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