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Rick Ross Talks New Album and Movie With Gucci Mane

Rather You Than Me is the title of his ninth studio album, but Rick Ross is making it clear that he’d rather—and can indeed—take the lead in all of his endeavors, regardless of industry. The Boss announced over the weekend

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Russell Simmons Talks Yoga And Business in New Mini-Documentary

Mogul and Hip-Hop culture artisan, Russell Simmons, has been in the game for over thirty years. And with experience comes wisdom–a bit of which he recently shared via Mass Appeal. Simmons is the first feature in their new Too Old

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How Black Girls RUN! Is Going the Distance to Create Change

Black girls do a lot of things—teach, lead, set trends, glow effortlessly—but distance running is one thing that is pretty much unheard of. A group called Black Girls RUN! has sought to break that stigma and the cycle of obesity

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Sampha Covers Prince in Google’s Latest Pixel Ad

Bruno Mars paid homage to Prince during the 59th annual Grammy awards this past Sunday, and so did Google, who aired a tribute of their own. The powerhouse called upon the likes of Sampha, Brandie Carlile, and a number of other artists

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#SolaceSunday: Taking a Mental Break From the News

With everything going on, it’s important to stay politically informed and in the loop. However, the headlines, articles, videos, and tweets easily have the potential to become overwhelming. Anxiety and stress can take over in the blink of an eye,

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Run The Jewels Perform on NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk Concert’

This past weekend, Run The Jewels stopped by NPR’s D.C. office for a Tiny Desk Concert. The series is an intimate showcase that takes place behind the actual desk of All Songs Considered host, Bob Boilen. Past performers include D.R.A.M., BadBadNotGood, Gucci Mane, and

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Happy Birthday Oprah!: How She’s Inspiring Us in 2017

Today, January 29th, we celebrate the “Queen of All Media,” Oprah Winfrey! Many know her as an extremely influential and wealthy household name, but not everyone knows how she became the authority that she is today. Poverty, displacement, and abuse were part

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Migos to Teach “CULTURE” at NYU This Weekend

Migos are on fire right now. “Bad and Boujee” has ranked number 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for two weeks, and their sophomore album is one of the most anticipated projects of 2017. C U L T U R E  is

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Remembering A Basketball Movie Favorite, ‘Coach Carter’

On this day in 2005, ‘Coach Carter’ starring Samuel L. Jackson rolled into theaters. The classic flick is directed by Thomas Carter (who also brought us ‘Save The Last Dance’) and tells the true story of Richmond High School’s nearly undefeated

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Aaliyah’s Classics Finally Hit iTunes and Apple Music

Prior to last night, Aaliyah’s introductory album Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number was the only streamable part of her catalog. Complex recently published an in depth feature on the reasoning behind it, attributing the absence to the fact that her uncle,

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A Climatic Legacy: President Obama Speaks to National Geographic

President Barack Obama has tirelessly worked toward environmental healing and awareness through measures like the Clean Power Plan, White House science fairs, and the Better Buildings Challenge to name a few. With inauguration rapidly approaching, our 44th president wants to

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