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Women Band Together For Historical Women’s March on Washington

This Saturday, January 21, 2017, both women and men will gather in our nation’s capitol at the intersection of Independence Avenue and SW Third Street for what will be the Women’s March on Washington. Founded on five unity principles like ending violence, reproductive rights and civil rights, the Women’s March on Washington is aiming “to send a bold…

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EBONY Magazine Reminds Us “Yes, We Still Can” in February 2017 Issue

In a time where many feel hopeless, EBONY Magazine reminds us that even in the midst of misfortune, “Yes, We Still Can.” The February 2017 issue features cover art by artist Kadir Nelson and 10 of Black America’s leading thinkers and their thoughts on how to “keep hope and progress alive the next four years.” Although the past…

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Solange Set To Perform Free Houston Super Bowl LIVE Festival

There will be always something special about an artist returning to their hometown to perform. On February 2nd Solange will return to her native Houston for a FREE (yes, free) to the public pre-Super Bowl LI music festival. Solo will take on Houston Super Bowl LIVE alongside the likes of fellow Houston natives Robert Glasper, Ingrid,…

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Issa Rae and Jussie Smollett Join Forces for New ‘GIANTS’ Web Series

After landing a Golden Globe nomination for her hit HBO series Insecure, Issa Rae is heading back to her roots with a new YouTube series titled Giants. Executive produced by both Rae and Empire star Jussie Smollett, Giants was created, written and directed by James Bland.  The show will make its debut on January 25th at 8pm EST and will star Vanessa Baden, William Catlett and…

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Queen Ifrica Releases New Single “Trueversation” & Announces New Album ‘Climb’

Calling for global change, reggae songstress Queen Ifrica returns to not only a debut new single “Trueversation,” but also to announce the release of her third studio album Climb. Accompanied by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, actions speak louder than words on “Trueversation.” Ifrica uses Climb, slated for release March 3rd, as a platform to discuss self-worth, police brutality in America and more.…

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Watch Stevie Wonder Honor Michelle Obama With a Heartfelt Tribute on ‘The Tonight Show’

Although most of us are attempting to hold on to everything the Obamas have been for these past 8 years we must all face the reality that the days are dwindling down for our favorite first family’s remaining time in the White House. As many have shared heartfelt thoughts, posts and well-wishes, it is apparent…

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Solange, Moses Sumney, & More To Take Stage During Boston Calling Festival

Festival season is in full swing and I couldn’t be more proud of my little city for making this year’s Boston Calling one for the books. Changing it’s location from City Hall Plaza to Harvard University’s Athletic Complex, the lineup boasts Chance The Rapper, Tool and Mumford & Sons as headliners. The three-day event will also…

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Solange, Questlove & More To Honor Prince & David Bowie At “Blackstar Rising & the Purple Reign” Conference

Choosing the voices of those that she truly admires, Daphne A. Brooks, professor of African American Studies, American Studies, Theater Studies and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Yale Univerisity, curated what will be Blackstar Rising & the Purple Reign. This conference is set to span from January 25th to the 28th and will be…

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Lena Waithe’s ‘The Chi’ Lands Series on Showtime

I first encountered the matchless talent that is Lena Waithe in 2014 watching Dear White People, but have always felt like we became friends as I got to know her character Denise on the Netflix original Master of None. Witty, sarcastic and always full of advice, her portrayal of Denise was perfect. So of course there’s…

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Tracee Ellis Ross, Viola Davis, Donald Glover & More Take Home Golden Globe Awards

Last night, the 74th Golden Globe Awards honored the best in film and American television of 2016. With a wide array of deserving nominees in each category, we are more than proud that of some our favorites not only received rightful recognition for their work, but also walked away with actual Golden Globe awards. Hosted…

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Zendaya Dazzles in New Dolce & Gabbana Women’s Campaign

  After the successful launch of her clothing line Daya by Zendaya in November, countless magazine covers and officially becoming an easy, breezy, beautiful cover girl it certainly seems that the possibilities for Zendaya are limitless. This young fashionista is again dazzling in Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring/Summer 2017 Women’s Campaign. Shot in Capri by Franco Pagetti,…

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Chance The Rapper, Childish Gambino & More To Headline Governors Ball 2017

The Governors Ball is heading back to New York City’s Randall’s Island Park with a new all-star line up. Taking place between June 2-4, the festival in the past headlined by the likes of Drake, will be led by Chance The Rapper, Childish Gambino, Tool, and Phoenix. Not only are some of our favorites headlining…

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