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Beauty Tip Tuesday: The Benefits of Rose Water & How To Make Your Own

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. The season when the sun shines and flowers bloom is upon us. I don’t know how we lasted an entire winter without them, but we manage to push through every year.

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#SolaceSunday: A Clean Space Fosters A Clear Mind

On the one day we get out of the week to relax, it just might help to spend it doing the opposite: cleaning our space to clear our mind. Sundays are our off days. It’s our day to relax, reflect,

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Doin’ It Well: Natural Ways To Rise Above Allergy Season

It’s official- Allergy season is back! This is that dreadful time of year where our noses run, eyes itch, and throats throb. Why can’t we just enjoy the spring for what it is? The sun is starting to shine, it

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What ‘The Wood’ Taught Us About Generational Friendship

Aren’t coming of age films the best? In the films we’ve watched growing up, a majority of us have learned about sex, love, violence, friendship, and essentially everything else. As curious kids, they provided the answers to our many questions,

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Throw It Back: Biz Markie’s Classic Hit “Just a Friend”

“Oh baby you, got what I need… but you say he’s just a friend and you say he’s just a friend.” We all know what time it is when someone sings the famous Biz Markie, “Just a Friend” chorus. On this

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Joey Bada$$ Sends A Message To The Country In New Album ‘All-Amerikkkan Bada$$’

The wait for Joey Bada$$‘ second studio album All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ is finally over! It seems like we’ve been waiting for this highly anticipated album to drop forever and at 12:00 A.M. on the dot, it did. Joey has been keeping us

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The Trailer For ‘I Am Heath Ledger’ Will Break Your Heart

It was a sad day yesterday as family and supporters of the late actor, Heath Ledger mourned his 2008 death resulting from a prescription drug mix up. With nearly ten years since his passing, director Derik Murray has released the

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Beauty Tip Tuesday: Five Ways To Get Clearer Skin

Our skin is like our body’s armor. We wear it on the outside and it protects what’s on the inside. However, the thing that makes our skin different and special is that unlike the armor, it is the most responsive, largest, and

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Charli XCX & Mura Masa Drop New Video For “1 Night”

Charli XCX and British producer Mura Masa are back with a new video for their single “1 Night.” The song, which debuted earlier this month, is off of Charli’s newly released mixtape, Number 1 Angel. Mura Masa told BBC in a recent

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Social Media Is Facilitating The Search For Missing D.C. Teens

We all have been receiving the heartbreaking news about the Black and Latino teenagers in the D.C area going missing. Within the past year there have been reports that young girls and boys like 14 year old Shaniah Boyd featured above,

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Doin’ It Well: The Five Purifying Powers of Matcha Tea

If you’re wondering, “What in the world is matcha and why has everyone been talking about it?” this post is for you. Judging by the influx of matcha cafes around the major cities, you can tell its become extremely popular

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Event Recap: Vashtie Speaks On “Women Entrepreneurs In Entertainment” Panel

In honor of Women’s History Month, Vashtie joined several other influential and creative girl bosses on a panel produced to honor their achievements in the entertainment industry and celebrate women everywhere. Curated by event producer, DJ, and brand ambassador Majorr Smith, Vashtie sat alongside talented peers

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What is Transcendental Meditation?

During a 1958 mission to “spiritually regenerate the world,” Maharishi Mahesh Yogi traveled the world to educate others on the Vedic originated tradition of  Transcendental Meditation. Its been a staple in the lives of many and received western popularity after

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Flashback Friday: Vintage Hip Hop Jewelry Is Making A Comeback

Hip-Hop has been the source of a lot of fashion trends throughout history from sports jerseys, to starter jackets, to gold jewelry. Like everything else in history, things have come full circle. These three vintage Hip-Hop jewelry trends are back and we are

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Flashback: Our Favorite Songs from ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’

Lauryn Hill‘s 1998 debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill will forever go down in music history. As she courageously opened her heart, mind, and soul, Lauryn told the story of her life through the raw and honest songs in

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Nav And The Weeknd Release Their New Song, “Some Way”

Yesterday, rapper/producer Nav released his new song,”Some Way,” featuring The Weeknd. The XO label founder took to Twitter to announce the news and received a ton of support from fans and other artists like A$AP Rocky who shared the track. SHOUT OUT

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Chance The Rapper’s Grammy Success Is Important To Independent Artists Everywhere

“Shout outs to Soundcloud!” yelled Chance The Rapper as he accepted one of his three Grammy awards of the night for Best Rap Album. Chance, an award winning, proud Soundcloud rapper is paving the way for all of the independent

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Chance The Rapper Hosts Private Screening of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out”

Jordan Peele of the Comedy Central series, Key & Peele, has written and directed a new horror film, Get Out. Yesterday, Chance The Rapper hosted a private screening of the highly anticipated movie in Los Angeles. Peele and the rest of the cast Daniel Kaluuya,

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“The Boondocks” Creator Aaron McGruder Is Developing New Amazon Series

We were all heartbroken when the cartoon television series, The Boondocks, came to an end in 2014. Creator and writer, Aaron McGruder, decided a few years ago to leave the show behind and is now developing a new series for the streaming

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#FitnessFriday: Get Fit Without Losing Those Curves!

It’s 2017, and the days of associating the words “fitness” and “healthy” with super skinny physiques are over. Curvy women are finally getting the main stream appreciation they’ve always deserved. And while society still has a long way to go

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Join Vashtie For Puma’s Swan Pack Collection Launch At Macy’s This Weekend!

The days of athletic clothing and everyday fashion playing in two separate arenas are over. Puma, with their latest line, found a way to merge the two. In collaboration with Kylie Jenner,the brand debuted the Swan Pack Collection, in which she launched

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Happy Birthday Rakim! Why The Album “Paid In Full” Is Legendary

Today we celebrate one of the greatest rappers of all time, Rakim‘s birthday. He and his right hand man Eric B. partnered up and debuted the album Paid In Full in 1987. The album went down in history as one

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Throw It Back: “Moesha” Turns 20 Years Old This Week

Mo to the.. E to the.. Moesha celebrated their 20 year anniversary on Monday. The TV series starring singer and actress Brandy Norwood as Moesha, aired from 1996 to 2001. Moesha stole our hearts as we saw the life of

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If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: The EPIC Women’s March On Washington

1. The Women’s March is reported to be the biggest one day protest in United States History. History was made on Saturday as over 2 million people swarmed the streets participating in the Women’s March on Washington. This was an extremely

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Nas Supports Youth In Launch Of Black History Month Clothing Collection

Rapper Nas honors Black History Month and shows his devotion to black youth through the launch of his new clothing collection. Back in November he launched a line of ugly Christmas sweaters in support of prison reform. Both collections were

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Kay Anthony Premieres Bone Chilling New Video For “The Enemy”

Brooklyn rapper Kay Anthony is premiering his new video for the song “The Enemy” off of his 2016 album The Man That I Am Now. This is the fourth video to release from the project. The 21 year old illustrates

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Beauty Tip Tuesday: Make Sure Your Curls Never Loose Moisture

Before you can begin to style your curls, you must ensure that it is full of moisture. With the cold weather it’s very easy for our hair to become dry and brittle. During the summer time, it’ll soak up the vitamin

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Flashback: Sex And The City’s Carrie Bradshaw

In 1998 the first episode of the romantic/comedic television series Sex And The City aired. The show is set in New York City and follows the life of narrator Carrie Bradshaw played by Sarah Jessica Parker and her three best

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Happy Birthday To The Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon The Chef!

Let us give a huge Happy Birthday to Staten Island bred rapper Raekwon also known as The Chef and Lex Diamond. Raekwon was one of the rappers in the 1992 nine member hip-hop group, The Wu-Tang Clan. He performed and

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Woman Crushin’ It Wednesday: Kehlani

Kehlani, the super talented R&B singer from Oakland, California is the woman everybody has been talking about. Since 2009 she’s been crushin’ the music game and defying all odds. Before releasing her first mixtape Cloud 19 in 2014, the tattooed “girl

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Flashback: Childish Gambino And Chance The Rapper Starring In The Short Film ‘Clapping For The Wrong Reasons’

Donald Glover, who also goes by his rap name Childish Gambino wrote and starred in the short film Clapping for The Wrong Reasons featuring Chance The Rapper. The film debuted in August of 2013 and depicted a day in Gambino’s life.

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Celebrities Showcase Their Split Personalities In Dual Photo Series

Just like there are two sides to every story, there are two sides to every celebrity. Andrew H. Walker brilliantly captured split photos of over 50 celebs at the Toronto International Film Festival portraying two different personas. Celebrities are constantly having

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