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Shonda Rhimes moves to Netflix

Shonda Rhimes’ has made a decision to leave ABC Studios for Netflix. What this means is that any new series the superstar producer creates will now belong to Netflix. Rhimes has been one of primetime’s most reliable hit makers over

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Women Unmasked: WondaGurl

The producer has become one of the most important roles in the music industry over the years. The work the producer puts in can make all the difference in the sound of a single. Producers like Sonny Digital and Metro

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Here’s Why the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival line-up has us Shook

Every year, we have festivals that include various acts from hip hop, to rock, to R&B within their lineup,  but the Camp Flog Gnaw carnival is one event that stands out annually. Here’s why: The carnival concept that includes various genres

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BEAUTY: The Cost of Coverage

  As the biggest consumers on the market black women have the hardest time finding products to fit our complexion. We back everything up that we see fit. We set trends and dictate pop culture. We’re the biggest influencers so

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Insecure Insights: From Turn Ups to Turn Downs

  Last night on Insecure we watched Issa get ready to turn up just to get turned down, Molly’s blast from the past, Kelli’s dinner and dessert and Lawrence’s threesome that was really a twosome. In a seemingly redemption episode

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SZA’s “Supermodel” Video is a Must Watch

Last week, TDE‘s first lady SZA released the visual for the first track on her CTRL  entitled “Supermodel”.  The Nabil directed visual starts out with her singing to herself in the mirror while her ex is laughing at her.  As

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Ski Mask The Slump God’s “Catch Me Outside” is a GO

If  you’ve been active between SoundCloud and Twitter, you’re probably familiar with rapper Ski Mask The Slump God. The rapper has been responsible for highly played mixtapes like Drown In Designer, Very Rare Lost Files, Slaps for My Drop Top

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Insecure Insights: Every Woman Can Learn From Tasha’s Tendencies

“F**k love, f**k getting to know these n****s”, a mood. Season 2, Episode 3 Good sex tends to make women put up with A LOT. More than we deserve usually, but there comes a point where you can’t blame men

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Why Girls Trip Is the Movie We Didn’t Know We Needed

    It’s no surprise that Girls Trip will have you holding your stomach from beginning to end. The chemistry between these four women is authentically amazing. I saw a little of myself in every character as well as a

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Insecure Insights: #TeamIssa or #LawrenceHive

Every Sunday night my timeline is divided into the #LawrenceHive and what I like to call #MisandryMamis. (#TeamIssa) For those of you who are unaware what misandry means, it’s the dislike of or ingrained prejudice against men. A quick recap

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It’s a show that’s real as it is funny, “That’s The Gag” by Keke Palmer

When it comes to Keke Palmer, she’s not only a fabulous actor, singer, and author but she is the very person that had everyone (from your hairstylist to your best friend) saying “BUT THE GAG IS..” every time there is tea that needs to be

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Bringing “Tell these black kids they can be who they are” to Life: Tyler The Creator on changing the narrative of cartoons

  Recently Tyler The Creator [who needs no introduction] has been full of gems lately. From releasing his album Flower Boy to making a statement that needed to be heard all around. Recently Tyler made an appearance at Comic Con and was

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Producers in 2017: How are they being appreciated?

These days, it’s just as essential to know the producer behind the beat as it is to know the artist spitting the verses. From grinding in Atlanta to becoming a Grammy Award winning producer, Zaytoven might be one of the most influential

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The return of the Nike Air Max 97’s

In preparation for today’s Nike Airmax 97 release, let’s take a look at the history of the Air Max 97 and a couple of outfits that would go along with the shoe. The Air Max 97 was designed by Christian

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Vic Mensa releases debut album “The Autobiography”

  Last night at midnight, rapper Vic Mensa released his debut album (as promised) entitled "The Autobiography ".  To bring in the album on a good note, what better way to celebrate than to throw a party ? Following Vic's time announcement for the project, Vic

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Today’s Hip Hop Correlates Music with Fashion through Personal Style

Over the years, Hip-Hop has emerged itself into the fashion world. There now is a thin line between high fashion and the Hip-Hop culture itself. Artist are now brand ambassadors and who the world looks to to find a new

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The progression of Gender Roles in Hip-Hop

Hip-hop started as a predominately male dominated genre. There were strict ‘rules’ about what the sound should be, how an artist should dress and the masculinity of the artist. Once females joined the genre, gender roles seemed to tighten up

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Being a woman in a male-dominated fashion industry: Let’s change the narrative

While I attended the Agenda Festival in Long Beach, I go to catch up with three woman that embody girl power in this male dominated fashion industry. Two of these women belong to an organization called Girl Mob based out

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Streetwear Saves Lives: Agenda Festival Edition

  Streetwear saved my life because streetwear is my life – Freddie Rojas of Rojas Clothing As I navigated my way through Agenda Festival in Long Beach, California this past weekend, there was so much to take away from amongst the

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Recap: Vashtie Brings Back her Classic 1992 Party

Video by: @le.Minor On Thursday, our favorite “downtown sweetheart” reminded us all why there is nothing better than gyrating and “throwing it back” to some good ole’ classics! Hosted by Gitoo and joined by a roster of eclectic djs like

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The evolution of hip hop and fashion through the decades

Over the years, hip hop has done more than just influence the music industry. Hip hop has somehow found its way into the world of television commercials, movies, food, and even into the fashion. Though many factors have contributed to

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“The Story of OJ” is one of the best songs on Jay-z’s 4:44 Album

  The best part about summer is that there is always new music releasing almost week by week from different artists. This summer in particular has been one of the best summers for music especially because a legend (an icon,

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The ultimate IKEA collab: An internet love story for the culture

Back in April, everyone  including the world of social media caught wave of Balenciaga‘s latest leather bag priced over $2,000 that strikingly resembled the $0.99 blue bag sold through IKEA. As a joke the internet took it in their own hands to create their

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The National Puerto Rican Day Parade Brought Culture Alive

Every second Sunday in June marks one of the most highly anticipated events amongst the Puerto Rican community of New York City: The National Puerto Rican Day Parade. The parade is an annual celebration of Puerto Rican heritage in New

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A$AP Ferg Debuts Traplord Home Collection

As if we couldn’t get enough from the mob, A$AP Ferg has extended his Traplord brand into your home. Yup, you heard correctly, alongside Fancy.com, Ferg has gotten into the business of producing home goods. In his own words, “I’ve

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28 Years Later, Tank Man is Still One of The World’s Biggest Heros

Through mass shootings and police brutality we quickly learned that violence isn’t the answer, but through peaceful protest, a statement can be made much bolder than bloodshed. Today marks the 28th  year anniversary of China’s “Tank Man” who bravely and

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IF YOU DON’T KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW: Lupita/Rihanna Movie, #Ctrl, and More

1. Twitter has made a fantasy become reality with a movie starring Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna. It all started with a Tumblr post from two years ago of Rihanna and Lupita at a Miu Miu fashion show in 2014. The

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The Messanger of Strength, Resilience, and Equality: Bob Dylan

  Bob Dylan is a singer/songwriter, poet, painter, writer, and activist. Spanning a career of over five decades, Dylan’s influence has stretched over many genres from folk to blues, to gospel, and to rock. Dylan’s most prized work as a

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A Tribute to The Notorious B.I.G.

Born and raised in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, the Notorious B.I.G. led a very short but very successful career that left him as one of the most influential rappers in the game. Being murdered shortly after hitting his peak as a musical artist,

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The Celebration Of An Icon: Grace Jones

Today, we celebrate the birth of the legendary Grace Jones. Over the years, the Jamaican model-turned-signer, has contributed to the fashion, art, and music industry unprecedented by any other artist of her era. From hit singles such as “My Jamaican

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THROW IT BACK: Remembering 90’s R&B Group ‘Xscape’ Back Then and Getting to Know Them Now

“Kick off your shoes and relax your feet, party on down to the Xscape beat. Just kick it…” Xscape was once one of the most popular female groups during the 90’s along with Destiny Child’s, SWV, and TLC. The group

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Celebrating The Goddess Of Pop, Cher

The 1990’s was undoubtedly a generation of boy-bands and girl-groups-galore and nothing says sweet nostalgia more than the Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Shania Twain and, of course, Goddess of Pop, Cher. Cherilyn Sarkisian, better known as Cher, has been in show

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If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Juvenile, Nike, Jay Z & More!

1. Juvenile had an Anniversary Last Week Soulja Rag, the popular album by rapper Juvenile turned 20 this week. The album was Juvenile’s first studio album with Cash Money Records, and all the songs were produced by Manny Fresh. When reminiscing

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SCHOOL GIRL CRUSH: Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling started his career at the tender age of 13 on the Mickey Mouse Club. He shared the spotlight with other kids who would go on to be some of the biggest names in the industry, including Justin Timberlake,

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Raphael Saadiq: Singer, Songwriter, and Innovator

  From leading the multi-platinum R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné to working side by side with the likes of Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, John Legend, and Mary J. Blige, everyday should be a celebration of Raphael Saadiq. The very active R&B icon and producer

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Isn’t He Wonderful: Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder!

Put a ribbon in the sky today for Stevie Wonder! Mr. Wonderful himself has been building his legacy for over 50 years in the entertainment industry. Stevie made his debut with Motown Records as a musician in 1960 and has since

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Cinematic Saturday: Spike Lee’s ‘Crooklyn’

It’s been 23 years since Crooklyn dropped in theaters and it will forever be a classic. The Spike Lee directed feature debuted in 1994, peaking at number three in the box office. How? Well, Crooklyn is probably as real as life gets

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NYPD No Longer Allowed To Shut Down House Parties In NYC

According to the NY Post, a new directive instated by NYPD will forbid law enforcement from entering residences unless the owner of the property grants them permission. In other words, it’s LIT. “Members are advised that in cases where an unreasonable

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Stuntin’ Has Always Been A Habit For Bow Wow

Shad Moss aka Bow Wow has had quite a week. To many, his recent debacle may be good for laughs, but let’s not forget the man was a super star. It has been almost 20-years since the Ohio-bred rapper dropped debut album, Beware

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The Hood Incubator Helps POC Get Into The Cannabis Industry

As the cannabis industry begins to grow, more states are legalizing the drug and opening up more doors for people to venture into that business. Unfortunately, the main people that are involved in the cannabis industry are still predominately white males,

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