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Rio Olympics: The Value Of Black And Brown Bodies In Sports And Entertainment

Despite our racial divides and a political climate riddled with anti-blackness, the giants on the Olympic stage representing #TeamUSA are black and brown.

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Sorry, Lena Dunham: Kanye West’s “Famous” Has Nothing To Do With Rape Culture

Much to Lena Dunham's dismay, Kanye West’s video for "Famous" has nothing to do with, and should not contribute to, the subject of rape culture.

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Lemonade: I Am Chanting With Beyoncé, Calling Forth My Own Force

Lemonade is so much more than a scandal wrapped in marketing shroud…

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Is Kanye West Crying Out For Help? Investigating Hip-Hop & Mental Health

VIBE takes a deeper look at mental health issues in hip-hop.

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Opinion: Kendrick Lamar’s Quiet Grammy Win Wasn’t As Satisfying As It Should’ve Been

Hours before Macklemore sent (then publicized) a semi-sorry text into Kendrick Lamar's iPhone inbox last year, the humble frontman of Top Dawg Entertainment swallowed defeat…

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Opinion: Sam Smith And The Myth Of Blue-Eyed Soul

Anyone who buys into the idea that white artists blue-eyed soul are being more true to soul are being willfully obtuse Whenever people argue…

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Opinion: Celebs, Keep Your Divorce Drama Off Social Media

If you're telling people in interviews about your sex life with Mariah, why be surprised when they gossip about the day you're no longer bedding…

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Opinion: The Problem With ‘Sisterhood Of Hip-Hop’

Oxygen’s Sisterhood of Hip-Hop was sold on the premise that it would chronicle "the next generation of female artists, rewrite the rules of the hip-hop…

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Opinion: Why Aaliyah’s Legacy Should Never Be Questioned

Death adds a certain mystique to an artist and gives people reason to constantly wonder "What if?"   Aaliyah’s life ended 13 14…

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Opinion: Diplo’s ‘Kandi’ Ban Is A Mad Decent Move

For some ridiculous reason, Diplo is under fire for the banning of "kandi" at Mad Decent's Block Parties in response to the injuries and tragic…
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