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Miguel Avenges Love with ‘War & Leisure’ LP

Having already blessed us with “Told You So,” “Sky Walker” (with the help of Travi$ Scott), “Pineapple Skies” and the J. Cole and Salaam Remi-assisted “Come Through and Chill,” Miguel has created quite the buzz about his fourth studio album War & Leisure, and with great reason. Today, the incredibly talented singer and songwriter has released the project in it’s…

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Tiffany Haddish To Make History As Upcoming Host of Saturday Night Live

Black women are shining brightly this year. 2017 has been THE year for so many and comedian Tiffany Haddish is amongst the successful. Haddish captured our hearts and made us cry laughing in this year’s hit film Girls Trip, and she is back again proving, “she ready,” as she would say. Hosting tonight’s episode of NBC’s Saturday Night Live,…

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Rihanna Will Co-Host The 2018 Met Gala

After recently revealing the 2018 Met Gala theme as Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, the Costume Institute also revealed Anna Wintour’s co-host for the evening. Joining Wintour for the star-studded event on May 7, 2018 will be none other than the baddest bad gal Rihanna as well as Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace. Year after year…

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Miguel Announces ‘War & Leisure’ Release Date with “Told You So” Single and Video

Ahead of the arrival of War & Leisure, the greatness that will come as his fourth studio installment, Miguel is back with a new blessing titled “Told You So.” The upbeat dance track has already been paired with a similarly explosive Karim Hu Doo-directed visual. “Told You So” and its three most-recently released predecessors, “Sky Walker,” “Shockandawe”…

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GRAMMY’S TAP JAY-Z TO RECEIVE 2018 INDUSTRY ICON AWARD

JAY-Z, similar to many of our faves, had an awesome 2017. He released 4:44, became the first rapper to to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, welcomed new additions to his family, and of course continued his various philanthropic efforts through the Shawn Carter Foundation. As the new year approaches, Hov will be celebrated for all…

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Solange Graces Glamour Magazine’s Cover as One of 2017’s Women of the Year

Dubbed “the patron saint of black women” by film and TV producer Mimi Valdés, our boss lady Solange has been named one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year and rightfully so. Celebrated for her “bold declaration of our Blackness past and present” through the masterpiece that is A Seat At The Table and her slew of accomplishments from the…

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Watch A Sneak Peak OF Lena Waithe’s Highly Anticipated ‘The Chi’

We first reported that the Emmy award winning Master of None star (and history maker) that is Lena Waithe was developing her new Showtime series, The Chi, at the start of the New Year. Tweeting, “I rep #TheChi everywhere I go, if you’re feeling the teaser hit that retweet button,” Waithe released a sneak peak for what is already…

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Tyler, the Creator & Converse Return for New Golf Le Fleur Collection

Tyler, the Creator and Converse are back after the successful launch of One Star, their original sneaker collaboration back in August. The flower boy is teaming up with Converse yet again to release the GOLF Le Fleur collection. Eye-catching, Tyler, the Creator and Converse are giving us color this winter. Available in “Jolly Green,” “Solar Power,”…

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Kehinde Wiley Commissioned by Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery for Barack Obama’s Official Portrait

Barack Obama made history as this country’s first ever Black president and to say he’s missed goes without question. But sometime in 2018, we’ll all be able to see his face alongside his predecessors as he’s tapped New York-based portraitist Kehinde Wiley to paint his official presidential portrait that will hang in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Following in Obama’s…

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Watch Miguel Transform Jorja Smith’s “On My Mind”

Miguel recently stopped by the UK’s Radio 1Xtra as a part of the European leg of his press tour. Promoting his heavily anticipated new album War & Leisure, the serenader that is Miguel blessed Radio 1Xtra’s Live Lounge with a performance of his latest Travis Scott accompanied single “Sky Walker.” He also delivered a cover of British R&B…

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Dapper Dan & Gucci Team Up For New Men’s Campaign

Hip-Hop culture and high fashion have had a long-running romance with many pioneers to thank for this. Dapper Dan, Harlem’s Hip Hop tailor is one of those pioneers. Dan’s efforts to show us just where the hood and high fashion really meet began in Harlem in the 1980s; his once ridiculed, now coveted designs as…

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Kelela Stuns At Calvin Klein Spring 2018 Runway Show

Appearing angelic, our girl Kelela was absolutely a vision in white at Calvin Klein’s Spring 2018 fashion week presentation Thursday night. Captured front and center with the likes of the always gorgeous Lupita Nyong’o as well as Moonlight’s ever-so-talented Ashton Sanders among others, Kelela paired a fresh fade along with locs beautifully embellished with crystal beads. The…

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