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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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Saint Heron Presents: The Saint Heron House New Orleans Jazz Fest

As a part of our New Orleans Jazz Fest festivities, we are back for weekend two with more exciting events in store! From May 5th-7th, join us at our Saint Heron House for an interactive experience through music and installation work. On Friday May 5th, dance the night away as you move to sounds provided…

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Tina and Richard Lawson Host Star-Studded Wearable Art Gala

Hosted by founders Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles-Lawson, the inaugural Wearable Art Gala brought together some of our most bright and beautiful celebs for such an amazing cause. Gathering at California’s African-American Museum in Los Angeles, the two among many enjoyed  a night full of art, music, dance and Mrs. Tina’s homemade Gumbo in celebration of the…

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ICYMI: Listen to Mary J. Blige Bare It All ‘Strength Of A Woman’

It has been 25 years since the release of Mary J. Blige‘s 1992 debut masterpiece What’s the 411?  The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul returns today with her 13th studio album titled Strength of A Woman. Featuring a series of heavy-hitters including Quavo, DJ Khaled, Missy Elliott, Kaytranada, Kanye West and more, Blige bares it all on the this…

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Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge Debut NxWorries’ ‘Paid in Full’ Inspired Visual for “Scared Money”

After announcing an upcoming Yes Lawd! remix album, NxWorries (known separately as Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge), have released a visual for “Scared Money.” Lifted from the duo’s debut project, the visual is laced with iconic reenactments inspired by Paid In Full. We see .Paak take on the character of Ace as he reminds us all that “scared money don’t make none.”  The visual…

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British Vogue Names Edward Enninful New Editor-in-Chief

Leaving his position as Fashion and Creative Director at W Magazine, Ghana-born fashion maven Edward Enninful has just been named British Vogue’s new editor. Beginning his career in fashion as a model, Enninful later became a Contributing Editor at both American and Italian Vogue (among many other publications). Having paid his dues and made efforts to successfully…

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Audio: Braxton Cook, “You’re the One”

Braxton Cook’s upcoming album Somewhere In Between is headed our way, but before its release, the Julliard gem has blessed us with a jazz-infused single titled “You’re the One.” On the single Cook croons about a love like no other. A bit different from what we have heard previously from the budding talent, “You’re the One” proves that Cook is…

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Watch Beyoncé Celebrate 9 Years of Black Love in New “Die With You” Visual

It has been 15 years since the undebatable classic that is “03 Bonnie & Clyde” was released. It was then that we all witnessed a connection transformed into friendship which would later become love. After putting a ring on it in 2008, the Carters are still going strong as they celebrate 9 years of marriage today.…

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