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Beyonce and Other Celebrity-Inspired College Courses

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In today's celebrity driven society, everything the rich and fabulous do is deemed mostly acceptable; so much that some of our favorite's are being studied at a collegiate level. Beyonce, Jay Z and Kanye West are just a few that have inspired courses while others like  Nas are lending their expertise as professors.
Flip the page for a list of our dream celebrity college courses.
-Sharifa Daniels and Margot Harris
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Professor: Jay Z
Course Title: How to Turn a Business Man Into a Business, Man
Course Description: Following the blueprint Jay Z has created, he will teach people that  live in poverty how to flourish from their upbringing and become a successful entrepreneur. The reward for earning an A is your very own "baddest" chick or guy in the game.
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Professor: 
Kim Kardashian
Course Title: Marriage, Divorce, Sextape and Paparazzi.
Course Description:  With her track record, you will get an expert guide for celebrity love life navigation. She tells you the do's and dont's of sextaping. You'll also learn how to marry, divorce and marry again without ever being single. The pap queen also shows you how to properly showcase everything with just enough damage and lots of fame.

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Professor: Drake
Course Title: 100 ways to wear Construction Timbs
Course Description: Drake is infamous for wearing his Timberland classics with whatever he chooses. We've seen it all: from sweat pants to basketball shorts. This course will teach you 100 different ways to sport your Timb classics.

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Professor: Keri Hilson
Course Title: The Art of Surviving Stan Bullies
Course Description: Taking personal experience and optimizing on it, Professor Hilson takes you on her own in-depth journey and how she overcame it. She teaches you media ettiquete when it comes to dealing with the stans who speak for the their favorite celebrity. And of course you will have plenty of guest speakers: Professor Cole, Professor Ciara and Professor Dash.
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Professor: Nas
Course Title: Hip Hop for Dummies
Course Description: To some people, hip hop in still dead but we've come a long way since 2006 when the genre "died." In this course, you will learn the history of hip hop and the most influential MCs and hip hop aritsts. You also get to dissect some of hip hop's most classic songs.
 

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Professor: Beyonce
Course Title: A Feminist Look at Being A Boss
Course Description: Beyonce has mastered many trades and turned herself into a boss. She will teach you how to wake up "Flawless", turn in your "Single Ladies" credentials and most importantly "Run The World". It's an extremely hard course to get into as she's the most sought after professor, but the lessons you learn from her will change your world forever.
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Professor: J. Cole
Course Title: Dollar and a Dream
Course Description: In this course you will learn how to do the impossible. Some people are born into fame and money, but most of us will have to earn the things that come our way. This course offers methods of staying focused and positive even when all odds are against you. You will learn different ways to make your dreams come true, even if you've started from the bottom.

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Professor: Erykah Badu
Course Title: Soul Searching
Course Description: In this course you will learn about embracing your natural beauty. This class is for guys and girls, but the focus will be to encourage equality in the media. You will learn about prominent female artists and the goal is for every person to connect with themselves by accepting and appreciating who they are.

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Professor: June Ambrose
Course Title: Cooking for Kids
Course Description: Professor Ambrose will teach you how to cook healthy and delicious meals kids will love. In this course, you will learn how to make 3-course meals, 15-minutes or less and how to dress your on-the-go meals. You will get guides and tutorials on teaching your kids how to eat without spillage and how to style them for any eating occasion. If you pass her cooking course, you too can be a rockstar mom.

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Professor:
 Rihanna
Course Title: History of Sexual Behavior
Course Description: Professor Rih Rih will take you down the explorational role to your sexual being. She will teach you how to perfect your inner sex kitten in the bedroom and your bad girl status in the public eye. Enrolling in her course you will take frequent trips to strip clubs, rid your closet of any clothes that cover 3/4's of your body and have your image revamped to release your inner sex drive.
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Professor: Taylor Swift
Course Title: The Art of Making Money off Your Ex
Course Description: What better way to get over a broken heart than rolling in dough? Many women haven't figured out how to capitalize on a break up, but taking Professor Swift's course will make you a pro. She has turned it into an art form and she's ready to teach you her ways. If you successfully complete her course, you can align yourself with many number 1 hits and future awards.
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Professor:
 Lil Wayne
Course Title: The Art of Tattooing 101
Course Description: In this course, you will not only learn the history of tattoos, but how to pick the proper one. Learn placement and sizing to have enough tats on your body, leaving just enough space for more. Meet the best tattoo artists and expand your knowledge on the best procedures from extremely painful to no pain sessions. Your final exam?;  getting a permanent tattoo.

Lady Gaga

 Professor: Lady Gaga
Course Title:
 Love Yourself
Course Description: The description is in the name. Lady Gaga embraces the fact that she was born this way and now she's a musical icon. This class will teach you to embrace your unique talents and focus on channeling your emotion into doing substantial activities like  acting, singing, dancing, drawing; anything!
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Professor: Mona Scott Young and Shaunie O'Neal
Course Title: How to Turn Tricks into a Trade
Course Description: In this course, you will learn how to capitalize off of other people's problems.  Master how to turn 'ratchet' into a profitable business. From staging the proper fight to knowing what non-stars to add for 15-mins of fame. Once you pass her class, you'll be a producer for your own reality show.
 

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Professor: Nicki Minaj
Course Title: The Art of Creating Thirst
Course Description: Nicki Minaj has turned her career into a thirst fest between men and women. She's created a world where men suddenly get dehydrated when she pops up on any social media timeline or TV screen. Taking her course will teach you how to successfully post pictures that will have your DM's flooded and likes in the thousands.
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Professor: Musiq Soulchild
Course Title: Love Your Woman Right
Course Description: If  his lyrics are any indication, Musiq certainly knows how to properly love a woman. Thankfully, there are still good men in hip hop. This course will teach young men how to love and treat their women right. In return, it will also teach young women how to demand the respect and treatment that they deserve.

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Professor: Evelyn Lozada
Course Title: How to Snag a Baller 101
Course Description: Professor Lozada teaches you the ins and outs of celebrity scouting. How to range their money and time in the industry with how far you want to go with your endeavors. She teaches you how to choose your ballers wisely so you can grab the title and not the jump-off status.

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Professor: Solange Knowles
Course Title: Jane of all trades
Course Description: What is Solange most well known for? Music? Fashion? Art? The truth is, we don't really know, but that's a good thing! Solange has exceeded the status quo of a normal life with one occupation. She does everything, which deems her a "Jill of all Trades." In this class, you will explore your talents and learn to excel in all of them.

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That Glow, Tho: How To Revive Your Skin After A Brick A** Winter

Whew, chile! Freshly fallen snow may be nice to look at, but the dry skin that accompanies the winter months ain’t it. And by the time the first tulip blooms come springtime, best believe your skin—which just endured months of humidity-deprived conditions—is super parched. Pass the moisturizer, please!

“The lack of humidity during the winter months is the main cause for the ‘winter’s itch’ and dryness,” Dr. Meena Singh, board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon, told VIBE Vixen over email. And let’s not forget how the shorter days rob us ladies of the melanated variety of our warm and natural glow.

Luckily, there are many ways to combat such cold weather woes, both during and after the winter.

“I personally change my regimen significantly between seasons,” Singh added. “In the winter time, I am more prone to use heavier ointments and butters. Whereas in the spring, I can typically get away with moisturizing with emollient creams and lotions.”

But that’s not all you can do to whip your skin back into shape. Looking to bring your fly and radiant self back to life? Look no further. Vixen reached out to five women of color dermatologists, who’ve shared the following tips to help you get started.

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Hydrate From Within.

How many times have you asked a woman with bomb skin what her secret is and been met with the “I drink a lot of water” response? Did you figuratively roll your eyes? We’ve been there and we get it, especially since science says genetics do play a role in how your skin behaves—but homegirl wasn’t wrong!

Dr. Fran E. Cook-Bolden, board-certified NYC dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, tells Vixen that while you may not feel as thirsty when it’s cold out, it’s still important to stay hydrated and drink your eight glasses of water a day.

“The best way to avoid dry skin in the winter is to tackle it from the inside out,” she says.

Other ways to stay hydrated? Health.com suggests eating fruits such as apples, pears, and clementines, which are all over 80% water. Plus, not only will the vitamin C content of these fruits help you ward off the flu in the winter, but they’ll also keep you cool and refreshed once the weather warms up.

We stan a multifaceted solution.

Don't Forget To Cleanse.

As important as it is to drink your eight glasses a day, it’s also important to keep up with your cleansing routine—even if you’re not sweating as much.

In fact, board-certified Chicago dermatologist Dr. Caroline Robinson tells Vixen that maintaining moisture during the harsh winter months begins with cleansing. Washing our face removes makeup, dirt, and debris from the day, preventing buildup and breakouts. This also means the expensive serums and moisturizers you’ve probably splurged on are better absorbed by the skin.

But don’t overdo it!

“I find that many patients are over-cleansing, over-exfoliating or using cleansers that are not appropriate for their skin type and this is causing excess dryness,” she added. “Using a more mild cleanser can help tremendously in the battle against dryness.”

Our dermatologist-recommended favorite? CeraVe’s Hydrating Cleanser Bar.

It may also help to reconsider what you’re washing with when the weather changes. Dr. Rosemarie Ingleton, Medical Director of Ingleton Dermatology, adds that as the temperatures go up, your routine should become “less heavy.”

“Switch from more hydrating cleaners and oils to foamy, gel-based cleaners” and to “a lighter weight daily moisturizer,” she advises. And if you’ve been skimping on the SPF don’t—you’ll definitely need it when the sun is back in these streets.

Keeping Up With "Wash Day" Is Important, Too.

Otherwise, you may end up with a condition called seborrheic dermatitis, which often appears on the scalp as a result of product buildup, but can also show up in skin folds such as behind the ears, under the breasts, etc.

“A dry, itchy and flaking scalp is very common in the winter and becomes more common as the frequency of washing the hair decreases,” Cook-Bolden tells Vixen. “When seborrheic dermatitis presents, it’s a common belief that applying scalp lotions, gels or pomades will help to treat the condition and is indeed sometimes helpful in temporarily soothing the itching and irritation.

However, as these products build up on the scalp, they can actually worsen the inflammation and overall worsen seborrheic dermatitis.”

So keep up with your hair care regimen, and if you do find yourself with a case of the seborrheic itchies, don’t hesitate to reach out to your dermatologist for an anti-inflammatory treatment.

Ceramides & Antioxidants Are Your Friends.

If you’re not familiar with ceramides and their superpowers, now’s the time to get familiar. Why? Because they can be extremely healing for desiccated skin.

As Atlanta board-certified dermatologist Dr. Tiffany Clay explains, ceramides are fats in the surface of the skin. When added to skin care products, they not only help your skin retain moisture, but they also give your skin a boost after being exposed to the elements like pollution and icy wind.

In terms of what to use, you’ll want to look for products described as “non-comedogenic,” which means a product is less likely to clog your pores. Additionally, products containing hyaluronic acid (HA) are also a win because of its ability to attract and hold water at the surface of the skin.

“I typically recommend patients keep their antioxidant serum/lotion (vitamin C) and their retinol on board no matter the season,” Clay also notes. “Over- the- counter retinols and prescription retinoids are vitamin A derived medications that most people use in a topical form.”

And they’re a major win-win. Using retinols/retinoids short term will help exfoliate your skin and give you that Kelly Rowland glow. Their long-term use helps to promote collagen production in the skin, minimizing fine lines and decreasing excess melanin production, which will even your complexion, reduce hyperpigmentation, and help reduce photo-damage.

As for vitamin C, look at it as SPF’s best friend.

“Vitamin C is an antioxidant that, when applied topically in combination with daily sun protection, decreases free-radical damage from ultraviolet exposure,” Clay shares.

Those rays don’t stand a chance.

Exfoliate, But Make It Gentle.

It may be tempting to grab the St. Ives but don’t. Instead, Clay suggests, get acquainted with chemical exfoliants like glycolic acid, lactic acid, mandolin acid, or salicylic acid.

These strong but gentle powerhouses typically come labeled as AHAs and BHAs (alpha hydroxy acid and beta hydroxy acid) and are way less harsh on the skin. Those over-the-counter scrubs you’re used to? They tend to leave scrapes and cuts on the skin, which can lead to inflammation and—you guessed it—hyperpigmentation... and we ain’t ask for all’at.

If you do decide to use a traditional scrub, Ingleton suggests trying Dove’s Exfoliating Body Scrub.

“This will help to slough away dry, dead cells on the surface and also hydrate/moisturize the skin in the process,” she says. “Apply a hydrating body lotion after doing the scrub.”

But again, be gentle!

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Kylie Jenner Doubles Down On Being Crowned A "Self Made" Billionaire

The premise of "self-made" and its interpretation when it comes to privileged celebrities has been a huge debate. When Kylie Jenner was named Forbes' youngest self-made billionaire, debates were raised due to her timeline in the limelight and her wealthy family. The 21-year-old defended her title, explaining how she doesn't fall into any ofter category.

"There’s really no other word to use other than self-made because that is the truth," she said in Q&A with Interview Magazine's German edition. "That is the category that I fall under," she started.

She acknowledged how her fan base equated to her success but refuted claims that she used her family's money to jump-start her wildly successful Kylie Cosmetics line.

"Although, I am a special case because before I started Kylie Cosmetics, I had a huge platform and lots of fans. I did not get money from my parents past the age of 15. I used 100 percent of my own money to start the company, not a dime in my bank account is inherited… and I am very proud of that."

Earlier this month (March 5) the mother-of-one officially surpassed Mark Zuckerberg as the youngest person to reach billionaire status, when Kylie Cosmetics hit a billion dollars in revenue.

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'Boomerang' Episode 7 Recap: Family Matters And Pride

Bryson and Simone are a thing, like for real for real. They can’t keep their hands (or tongues) off of one another. As the two of them get steamy in the jacuzzi, a sexually riled up Simone tells her new beau that she wants to treat his face like a bean bag. They are in it, y’all. There’s just one problem — they may be half-brother and sister (insert vomit emoji here). The excitement of finally landing the girl of his dreams is shut down when he reveals that his mother, Jacqueline, informed him that Marcus Graham may be his papa. (Wait. Does that mean Marcus cheated on Angela back in the day? Regardless, what a way to ruin a mood.)

As they wait for the DNA test results, Simone and Bryson still try to be business as usual, you know, chillin’ like they used to. Speaking of business, Bryson is all that. Ari may be his boy and all, but when it comes to directing Tia’s music video, Bryson wants an Italian dude to shoot it instead. He just doesn’t believe Ari can execute. All great directors have vision and through Bryson’s eyes, Ari has none. Simone can’t help but agree. It’s obvious that Tia and her bae are not at all pleased with the video production of her single. Bro gotsta go. Tia has never been one to hold back and in a fit of frustration, she does what Simone couldn’t verbalize; she fires Ari.

Like the “big bad boss” he is, Bryson harshly tells Ari that not only will he basically fail at being a producer, but people will notice that he doesn’t belong here. Hold up. Are we sure Bryson and Ari are friends? Tough love is understandable but to completely obliterate the dreams of someone you’ve been rocking with? That’s foul. Unlike Ari, Bryson knows that he was brought up with the keys and basically helped himself to whatever role he wanted in the industry, a luxury he can afford to extend. Why not help your friend out now even with a little guidance knowing his career aspirations?

Bryson may be able to but Simone is not willing to give up on Ari just yet. She lets Ari collaborate Bryson’s pick, Shayan, who is also seemingly having a hard time capturing dope shots. A conversation with Simone about perfecting his craft leaves Ari somewhat disappointed but open to the constructive criticism.

While enjoying the Atlanta Black Pride festivities, an old filing recognizes Ari and waves him down. In catching up, the discussion quickly takes a turn to sexual orientation labels with a judgemental tone and Ari is not having it. Sure, while he was with her, he liked women but sometimes he’d rather be with a man. “Bisexual,” “Gay,” call it whatever, he just likes who he likes, refuses to be put in a box, and there’s nothing wrong with that. What is not about to happen is him being judged by a woman with five kids and three baby favas. Yikes.

That frustration instantly births inspiration. Instead of dryly shooting Tia performing with Pride weekend just happening around her, Ari points out how the world needs to see all black people not caring about what anyone has to say about them, especially when the world includes women rocking $12 jewelry. Sashayers, milly-rockers, and twerkers galore, the video shines on the culture, highlighting Kings and Queens of all shades, ages, genders, and sexualities. It’s a good time. Even Bryson can give up his props and that lead director credit to Ari. You see, Bryson? You gotta have a little faith like David always has.

Speaking of our fave pastor, unlike many Baptist churches, it’s amazing to see that David embraces and participates in the Atlanta Black Pride weekend. With the help of Crystal, David is preaching a message of loving who you are and loving others. His sermon last week no doubt spoke to the soul but if you recall, Crystal did notice that a lovely lady attended the service moreso for David and less so for Jesus. That obviously triggered something. Crystal and David may not have been able to work out their marriage but the attraction is absolutely still there. Could it be one-sided though?

You didn’t think we forgot about Bryson and Simone, did you? It should be noted that for his entire life, all Bryson ever wanted was to be like Marcus Graham, but not like this. David is right: be careful what you pray for. No matter the outcome of the paternity test, Simone and Bryson will undoubtedly be in one another’s life (maybe less like Whitley and Dwayne and more like Denise and Theo).

Well, folks, the results are in (insert Maury voice). In the case of Bryson J. Broyer, Marcus, you are NOT the father! But, you may still have some ‘splaining to do. Now that they are officially not related, Simone can finally go ahead and have that seat. We know, sis has been tired all day. Ow!

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