Author Archives: JaLissa Latson


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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Former U.S. President Barack Obama attends a discussion at the German Protestant Kirchentag in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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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Audio: Mick Jenkins, “A Layover”

Chicago gem, Mick Jenkins has returned with a new self-written track titled “A Layover.” Wittily, Jenkins triumphs lyrically on what is both an anecdotal and satirical song. His almost effortless flow makes for the perfect pair with the smoky THEMPeople produced track. Jenkins tackles racial prejudice, his career, and more all on this two-minute cut. Although we…

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Solange Announces Upcoming Performance Piece “Scales” 2017

After composing, choreographing, and debuting her Scales performance piece at the Menil Collection & Pérez Art Museum Miami in April, our very own Solange is heading back to Texas for a site specific version at the Chinati Foundation this October. Having been heavily influenced by minimalist artist Donald Judd’s “15 untitled works in concrete” our boss lady is even more thrilled…

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Audio: Empress Of, “Go To Hell”

Empress Of of is back and blossoming on her own terms with her brand new self-produced single “Go To Hell.” On the track, Rodriguez has a PSA for her haters.  With lyrics like “Tell me about my potential/ And if you were me what you would do/ You like the sound of your own voice/ Is…

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Rihanna Enlists Dave Chappelle & Kendrick Lamar For Third Diamond Ball

Hosted by the likes of Jimmy Kimmel, Brad Pitt and Kevin Hart in the past, Rihanna’s annual Diamond Ball is truly a  a star-studded charity event. On September 14th, Dave Chappelle will guide stars through an enchanting night of entertainment and fundraising to benefit the Clara Lionel Foundation as this year’s host at Cipriani Wall Street. Not…

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Solange Pens Powerful Letter to To Her Teenage Self For Teen Vogue’s Volume II: MUSIC ISSUE

For years our fearless leader Solange has exhibited what it means to be both true to herself and her artistry. Respecting the process and earning every bit of recognition she has always deserved, our girl is soaring right now and of course, we could not be more proud. Taking time to reflect, Solo recently caught up…

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Zendaya Pays Homage To Erykah Badu With ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Performance of “Tyrone”

We are certainly starting to believe that there is not much Zendaya cannot do. Her effortless ability to slay us all, day in and day out, has not let up and of course,we are here for it. Alongside her co-star Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming, the 19-year-old gem took to the SpikeTV’s Lip Sync Battle stage and offered up some out…

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