Author Archives: JaLissa Latson

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Nancy Abu-Bonsrah To Be Johns Hopkins’ First Black Female Neurosurgery Resident

After moving to the U.S. from Ghana with her parents at the age of 15, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah can now add pioneer to her resumé. Abu-Bonsrah will be the first Black female neurosurgery resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Truly a woman of many firsts, Abu-Bonsrah will also the be first in her family to become a physician. “I…

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Missy Elliott, Frank Ocean, Björk, & Nine Inch Nails Set to Headline FYF Fest 2017

FYF Fest returns to Los Angeles from July 21 through July 23 with a new all-star lineup. Adding an extra day to the mix, the three-day festival will feature performances from Missy Elliott, Björk, Frank Ocean and Nine Inch Nails. Along with its incredible headlining acts, the summertime jam session in Exposition Park will also include a slew…

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Chloe x Halle Debut ‘The Two Of Us’ Project

Proving again that they are truly two of today’s most promising young artists, sister duo Chloe x Halle return to release a brand new project titled The Two of Us.  At just a little over 25 minutes, the tape, which isn’t an album or even a mixtape, is infused with the pairs dreamlike vocals, a combination…

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ICYMI: Rachel Foxx Debuts A Dizzying New Visual For “To You”

Bourgeoning London songstress Rachel Foxx is delivering all of the feels with her debut visual for “To You,” lifted from her sophomore Blue Moon EP. Premiering via Pigeons & Planes, the Chris Chance-directed visual is at first glance black & white but as the track thickens, we see a beautiful transformation of a story through…

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Watch Netflix’s Electrifying Trailer For ‘The Get Down’ Pt. II

Ahead of it’s highly anticipated release date of April 7th, 2017, Netflix has released a thrilling new trailer for what will be Part II of it’s hit series, The Get Down. Last season introduced viewers to an all-star cast and to what life, music and love created uptown in the Bronx during the lively times…

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Watch 6lack’s Sensual New Visual for “Free”

Atlanta gem, 6LACK, is back with a sensual yet suspenseful new visual to accompany “Free” from his debut LP Free 6lack, which dropped last November. In the video, 6LACK almost falls victim to desire as he’s caught in his co-stars web of love. Eventually, the burgeoning crooner is forced to make an escape and thus feels “freer than [he’s] ever been.” Currently, 6LACK is…

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Watch Rihanna’s Heartwarming Harvard Humanitarian of the Year Award Acceptance Speech

“At 17 I started my career here in America, and by the age 18 I started my first charity foundation” shared Barbados born musical artist and philanthropist Rihanna, giddy with excitement as she accepted the Harvard Foundation‘s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award for Intercultural and Race Relations yesterday. Wearing an absolutely stunning off-the-shoulder Monse dress and…

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Audio: Gucci Mane, “Make Love” Feat. Nicki Minaj

After 7 years, the East Atlanta Santa and Queen of Queens, New York are back with a new record titled “Make Love.” Gucci Mane and Nicki Minaj reunite for the first single from his upcoming Droptop Wop project he hinted at earlier this year. Boasting that the single is “the hardest song of the year” via Twitter, Gucci raps “Now…

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Audio: Olawumi, “Needed”

‘ We last heard from New Jersey songstress Olawumi on her bouncy NBHD Nate produced single “Alone.” Now the singer-songwriter is back with a new BoatHouse produced single titled “Needed.” Throughout the simmering single, Olawumi is completely vulnerable as she croons about a past love that she wants to remember her and everything she did to hold…

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Saint Heron Presents: “You’ve Got to Be Seen, Green!” New Orleans

In honor of the Mardi Gras season and an ode to the ever-so iconic The Wiz, Saint Heron is turning New Orleans into our own Emerald City. This Sunday, February 26, don’t you dare be caught dead in red because the color is green! Arrive at The Saint Heron House dressed in your gaudy hues of green and dance the…

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Audio: THEY., “Silence”

After recently touring with the likes of Bryson Tiller, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and Jeremih, Mind of a Genius duo THEY. are not only dropping new music but are also hitting the road next month. Kicking off in Seattle on March 2, their 20-city tour will follow the release of their full-length debut Nü Religion: Hyena, available February 24.  Along with their debut release, the pair has unveiled…

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Audio: Sevyn Streeter and Luke James, “Nothing Even Matters” (Cover)

Almost 19 years ago, Ms. Lauryn Hill blessed us with her iconic debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.  From this masterpiece and in efforts to spread love on Valentine’s Day, the incredibly talented voices that are Sevyn Streeter and Luke James have teamed up for their very own rendition of Hill’s original duet with D’Angelo,…

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