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Everything You Need To Know About Junkanoo Music and Culture

This past weekend, Vashtie had the pleasure of DJing an event series in the Bahamas were Junkanoo took the center stage. While we’re familiar with the genre native to this islands, we learned its much more. It plays a huge

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The Many Ways You Can Incoporate Coconut Oil Into Your Life

Our beloved coconut oil comes from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts. Due to its high saturated fat content coconut oil has a long shelf life, lasting up to six months without spoiling. Coconut oil can be found in

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#BeautyTipTuesday: Why You Should Be Adding Collagen Supplements To Your Life?

In this day and age, if your body is running low or void of something there is always a pill or treatment waiting in stand by to help you. In this case collagen pills are ready to come to your

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What Happened When I Used A Natural Toothpaste?

Using natural toothpaste wasn’t on the top of my list of things to do but here I was buying a tube from the Duane Reade around the corner of my job. I am usually a Crest kind of person but

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#VeganEats: Blossom Du Jour Express

  About two months ago, an old co-worker of mine told me about Blossoms. I was impressed since he wasn’t a vegan or a vegetarian but was recommending a vegan restaurant to me. After doing some research of my own

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FitnessFriday: Low Intensity Steady State Cardio

Often when it comes to working out or fitness we’ve been ingrained with the belief of “go hard or go home.” We force ourselves to push ourselves looking for ‘feeling the burn’ or the idea that the more we do

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Three Vegan Ice Cream Brands You Should Try

We are finally getting the spring weather we deserve and what better way to keep cool than with some ice cream. Vegan ice cream that is! Going to a vegan ice cream shop can either be out of the way

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Why You Should Give J Cole’s KOD A Listen

In the day and age where a big roll out is probably needed to sell an album there is a small group of musicians that do not have to rely on heavy marketing to sell their music. All they need

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#FilmFridays: Avengers: Infinity War

Thanos wants his stones and he wants them now. In the words of Big Freedia “I did not come to play with you hoes, ha-ha, I came to slay,” that’s exactly the energy Thanos had the entire movie. For two

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#WellnessWednesday: Natural Deodorant

Sometime last week a coworker of mine was raving about a natural deodorant that she’d been using. She had been using a natural deodorant trying to vet out a deodorant that would be able to withstand New York’s summer. According

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#FilmFridays: A Quiet Place

Before I begin lets set the record straight that I hate scary movies. Scary movies make me uncomfortable in the sense that my heart feels as if it will stop beating and there is nothing I can do to prevent

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REVIEW: Lets Take A Ride On Tinashe’s Joyride

It’s been four long years since we received an album from Tinashe. It probably seems like less since she’s given us singles such as “Superlove,” “Company,” and her mixtape Nightride. The push back of release dates for Joyride definitely makes

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#VegeterianEats: Superiority Burger

Superiority Burger has been on my list of places to try for about a month now. To make matters worse, I have been checking out their Instagram for about a week and a half. By the way their Instagram is

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Are You Ready To Enroll At HBeyCU? Here’s Why Beyonce’s Coachella Performance Was Memorable

Beyoncé’s Coachella set was not like any other Coachella set, it was a full-blown production. There was a set, a marching band, at least 40 dancers, skits, light designs, and even a reunion. To get straight to the point Beyoncé’s

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Isolate Your Ears To Kali Uchis

I stumbled upon Kali Uchis a few years ago on Instagram. I was in awe of how aesthetically pleasing she was but this was when Kali looked as if she just stepped out of the 1950’s or 1960’s with her

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Some Blue For Your Lids

If you’ve been scrolling through make up tutorials and have been seeing a particular color often, don’t fret! The color blue is finally getting some shine, on your lids that is. Remember when last year’s eye look focused on rose

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#VeganVittles: Candle Cafe

Normally when I go out to eat I have to look at the menu for a while and decide on approximately two dishes I can actually eat, well that wasn’t the case with Candle Café. As a vegetarian dinning at

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Don’t You Want To Party With Cardi B?

  Cardi B’s “Bartier Cardi” featuring 21 Savage may have been released in December 2017 but that doesn’t mean it’s too late for a visual. The video that is directed by Petra Collins screams vintage, luxury, and sexy. According to

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#SelfcareSunday: Sephora Almond Foot Mask

Like most people I spend a lot of time on my feet. I spend a number of hours at work on my feet and I’m always walking somewhere, plus city blocks seem endless. The only time I think about my

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The Kids Are Alright in ChloeXHalle’s World

  It’s very hard to ignore real talent when you see it. I still remember watching the video for “Fall” by ChloeXHalle, the melody stayed in my head for days. Same goes for “Drop,” I’d watch the video every time

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SWIM into these SUIT Trends

Swimsuit season may seem like it begins just in time for Spring Break and ends right after Summer, but swimsuits are all year round especially if you’re a fan of vacationing different times of the year. Just like other areas

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#FridayFilms: A Wrinkle In Time

I have never seen Selma, but I have seen the documentary 13 and I have seen seasons of Queen Sugar. I did not read A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle but I do enjoy fantasy and science fiction themed

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ICYMI: Paramore Is Back

Have you ever watched, read, or listen to something and then wonder, “How did I miss this?” Well that’s how I feel about Paramore’s album After Laughter. When I’m home especially in the mornings I like to watch music videos,

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What A Vegetarian Lifestyle Is Like?

“Why don’t you just eat a salad?” “You going to eat rabbit food?” “When you going to eat real food again?” “You don’t miss meat?” “So you just eat soy and lots of beans?” These are just some of the

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Where Are The Vegan Friendly Options?

There is something disappointing and worrisome about going inside of a store looking for something to eat only to realize barely anything fits within your diet. Just imagine wanting a quick snack on your way to work, or the gym

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ATLANTA: Will Earn Ever Get It Together?

To explain what Atlanta on FX is about, I would be here all day. There are so many layers to this show that sometimes while watching I forget what I’m even supposed to be paying attention as far as the

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Here’s Why Janelle Monae’s New Music Sounds Just Like Prince

After creating a lot of buzz for her upcoming album Dirty Computer with the release of its trailer, Janelle Monae upped the ante by also releasing two new music videos last Thursday. Alan Ferguson directed the woman centric, “Make Me

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#BeautyTipTuesday: Anti-Pollution Beauty Products

Living in a big city such as New York City can take a toll on your beauty. Not only do you want to look cute, but you also have to mindful about protecting your face. Air pollution is not just

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From The Runway To Your Closet, These Accessories are Must Haves

It’s that time of the year again, when fashion takes us around the world while showing us what’s to come for the next season of fall and winter. First we start in New York, then travel across the pond to

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#FITNESSFRIDAY: It’s Getting Hot (Yoga) In Here

When I hear the word fitness my mind immediately starts playing that part in “Fergalicious,” “ My body stay vicious, I be up in the gym working on my fitness, he’s my witness” but truth be told I’m never in

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Take Me To Wakanda: A Review of Black Panther

I’ve been taking about Black Panther for what seems like months. First when the trailer came out, then when tickets went on sale and now I can’t stop talking about it to the point that I will jump into conversations

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