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ICYMI: Beyoncé’s “Freedom” is This Year’s Day of the Girl Anthem

Yesterday was Unicef‘s fifth annual International Day of the Girl, a cause that spotlights how critical it is for girls to grow up in this world without fear, abuse and disregard. In celebration of the day’s significance, the charity organization shared some endearingly fierce girlhood in all its pint-sized glory. A video of young girls…

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ICYMI: Lionel Richie to Produce Curtis Mayfield Biopic

The film world, especially the biopic lane, is increasingly bringing the stories of a lot of Black culture’s icons to the spotlight. The extraordinary Curtis Mayfield‘s story is getting a biopic to be produced by fellow musician Lionel Richie. The film is a collaborative development between Richie’s RichLion Productions, Mayfield’s estate and Altheida Mayfield (Curtis’…

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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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Kelela

Watch Kelela Perform “Waitin” and Cover Sade’s “Like a Tattoo”

The visually stunning and sonically phenomenal Kelela has been hard at work and we couldn’t be more enamored watching her soar. Our girl just released her long-awaited debut album Take Me Apart which we can just barely keep from playing over and over again, and she’s already gearing up to impress fans with her pleasantly…

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Jhené Aiko Announces ‘Trip’ Tour Dates with Willow Smith, St. Beauty, Kitty Cash and More

Jhené Aiko‘s psychedelic Trip is going on tour! Announced from her Twitter account just this afternoon, the ethereal songstress is teaming up with Willow Smith to hit 15 cities all over the United States. Once those shows conclude, Aiko will take a few days off to finish things out with a solo performance in Honolulu on Dec. 27th. “Trip (The Tour)” will also…

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Watch the Offical Video for Cassie’s ‘Love a Loser’ feat. G-Eazy

It had been over 4 years since we last heard anything new from R&B songstress Cassie, but thankfully the famine ended back in August when she released an infectious single called “Love A Loser” with G-Eazy. Today, she’s shared a visual to help illustrate the highs and lows of an unhealthy relationship. Directed by Harrison Boyce and executive produced…

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Issa Rae Continues To Glow In The New COVERGIRL Short Film

Since 1997, CoverGirl has been known worldwide by their iconic catchphrase, “Easy, breezy, beautiful, CoverGirl.” But now, as part of a major rebranding strategy, the cosmetic brand is proclaiming a new and unapologetic tagline “I Am What I Make Up.” CoverGirl’s Senior Vice President Ukonwa Ojo says the brand has always been known for inclusion…

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Nick Hakim Shares Spiritual Visuals for “Cuffed”

From his woozy soul vocals dripping through his debut album Green Twins, to his intimate live performances during his current tour, R&B singer Nick Hakim is not one to back down from intensity. Hakim recruits film director Daniel Kaufman and FluCT’s dance choreographer Monica Mirabile for an intensely spiritual journey in visuals for “Cuffed.” A group of talented…

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Kelela’s ‘Take Me Apart’ Embodies a Sensual, Agitated Romance

Kelela serves up a soulfully delicious pop-infused dish with a side of harsh truths about the emotional logistics of letting go and the liberating nature of newfound love in her debut project. The Washington-native has been a pioneer in her genre since the 2013 release of her first mixtape, Cut 4 Me. Two years later,…

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Flying Lotus Will Be Bringing Visual Alchemy To His New 3D Tour.

Following the premiere of his sui generis 3D experience at FYF Fest in June, Flying Lotus is gearing up to showcase a new live, 3D multimedia set to cities across his North American tour. Integrated with elaborate light production and giant screens, the creative polymath intends to give fans a visual improvisation experience that can…

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16 Black Voiced Podcasts Worth Adding to Your Playlist

The Podcast wave is an ever changing media landscape that offers new ways to control and receive digital content. From music, to entertainment news, show recaps, spirituality, and more, there is a podcast on virtually everything. But most people of color probably never feel encouraged enough to explore the generically placed “podcast” app that is automatically installed on…

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ICYMI: ABC’s Black-ish Enlists The Roots for Juneteenth Education Song

Never failing to directly, and tastefully, address uncomfortable and unjust realities, ABC’s Black-ish is the comedy series that’s an easy favorite among the plethora of surface sitcoms out now. The show’s Season Four premiere flawlessly upheld its reputation with a Juneteenth-themed storyline. Iconic, genre-crossing band The Roots stepped in for an educational tune that explains…

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