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5 Women Who Deserve Honorary Degrees

Jill Scott was recently honored with an honorary degree from her alma mater, Temple University. The Philly-native is one of many female entertainers worthy of getting a diploma for their achievements in art and entertainment. Check out this list of powerhouses who also deserve to toss their tassels.
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The Houston beauty is one of the most dynamic performers of our time. Beyonce' continues to sell out venues across the globe and make music that not only touches fans, but empowers women while also making them feel sexy. Blue Ivy's mom also recently became the highest paid black musician in history. She has truly mastered her ar

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Alicia Keys

Not only has she sold over 12 million records, Alicia Keys has done a ton of charitable work. While she served as a Creative Director at Blackberry in 2013, ?she did work with their Scholars Program, which awarded scholarship money to women earning degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. ?The Harlem native is? also? the co-founder and Global Ambassador of Keep a Child Alive, a non-profit organization that provides medicine to families with HIV?/AIDS? living ? in Africa. For all of her selfless efforts to bring awareness, funding and good will to populations in need, Swizz Beatz'sbetter half deserves an honorary diploma.

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Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott is one of the most celebrated artists in hip hop. As an all around entertainer who sings, raps, writes songs and produces, Timbaland's partner has sold over 30 million records. She is the only femcee with six platinum albums. For her contributions to the artistry of hip hop and R&B, the "Supa Dupa Fly" rapper deserves recognition from a top institution of higher learning.

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Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

In 1997, she became the first African American ?to cover the Victoria's Secret catalog. Banks was? also? the first African-American woman on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.? She broke barriers in the modeling industry ?and also became a successful talk show host, producer, and author.

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Jennifer Lopez

Billboard's newest Icon Award recipient has shown that she is worthy of much recognition. J. Lo has successfully crossed lanes as a dancer, actress and musician throughout her 23-year career. The Bronx-native became the first Latina actress to earn over $1 million for a role with the 1998 film Out of Sight. The American Idol judge is the first to have a number one album and movie in the same week with the 2001 releases of  The Wedding Planner and her second studio album J. Lo. She's not the highest paid Latina entertainer for nothing. Let's dress Jenny from the block in some graduation garb and present her with an honorary degree.

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City Girls Get "Careless" In New Music Video

In honor of the one-year anniversary of their debut project Period, City Girls has dropped a music video for their song "Careless."

The video stars the rap duo, Yung Miami and J.T., the latter who is currently serving a two-year sentence in Tallahassee. The visual directed by Gabriel "Video God" Hart, features the two rap divas sporting their iced out Quality Control chains rapping in the streets of what appears to be Miami. Both Yung Miami and J.T. are donning the same outfits, distressed jean shorts-underwear, a cropped Miami jersey with a white turtleneck underneath and the classic Timberland boots.

City Girls are showing exactly what they're made of as they rap about "living life so careless," and "h**s [being] so mad it's evident" with an entourage of women behind them. The short clip is full of fun-filled energy as the hot rappers bounce from location to location. Whether they're in a hotel room sipping on some Hennessy, in a store copping a couple of things, they still manage to get their bars off.

The visual is a good representation of what fans can expect from the rap duo, even more so if they see them in concert. Most recently Yung Miami performed the girls' big hit, "Act Up" at Rolling Loud with the help of Lil' Yachty, their co-collaborator on the song. Next up for Yung Miami is the Hot 97 Summer Jam on June 2 at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Make sure to check out their music video above and stream Period in celebration of its one-year anniversary.

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Blac Chyna attends the BET Hip Hop Awards 2017 at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on October 6, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida
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Blac Chyna Named As Suspect In Assault Against Hair Stylist

Well, this isn't the best way to celebrate your birthday.

Blac Chyna has reportedly got in trouble with the law again after a confrontation with her hair stylist. TMZ reports the Chyna and the employee who hasn't been unidentified, were at Chyna's home in San Fernando Valley, Calif. when they got into an argument over payment.

The police report alleges after the hair stylist attempted to collect her check from Chyna, the 31-year-old pulled out a knife. The hair dressed left and reportedly threw soda cans at Chyna's car. A source shared with the outlet that Chyna didn't have a weapon on her person but there were cans thrown at her car.

Because Chyna's six-year-old son King was present, there's a chance the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services will get involved for a possible welfare check.

Chyna hasn't addressed the incident but will more than likely still have a nice birthday.

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Queen Naija Responds To Backlash For Going Public About Plastic Surgery

Queen Najia's decision to be blunt about her plastic surgery was met with backlash when she was accused of normalizing the procedure for young women.

The singer-songwriter who is known for her bold personality and power vocals shared the video titled, "Revealing My New Body | One Week Post Op Tummy Tuck + BBL (Brazillian Buttlift)" on YouTube Friday (May 10). In a previous video, Naija vlogged her plans to get a tummy tuck while heading to the Billboard Music Awards where she was nominated for Top R&B Female Artist.

The singer previously went under the knife after the birth of her first child in 2017, leading to a case of bad fibrosis. "I'm really really happy about the results," she said. "I basically got a tummy tuck and I got my hernia repaired around my belly navel, it would puff out because of my loose skin. I had really really bad fibrosis from the smart lipo I got two years ago."

In her recap video, the singer seemed to be visibly happy with the results and additional unplanned surgery for the Brazilian Buttlift. "I'm just really really happy. I feel more confident with my body and being a mom with two kids and having two c-sections, and all the stuff going on with myself, I'm really happy," she said Friday. "I will not be getting any more surgery. I won't turn into one of those girls who gets lip fat added and all this stuff. I'm not touching my face. As yall know I got eye fillers and I'm never doing that again."

But her joy was quickly met with criticism after The Shade Room picked up a portion of the video on their Instagram page. Naija responded in jest. "Now if I would have kept it a secret, like a lot of other women who’ve had surgery.. everyone would have saying “Liar, did you get surgery, why you hiding it?” she said.  Lol, I tell the truth & it’s still an issue. Hilarious. Imma take my new booty and hide in a ditch."

 

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The "Medicine" singer has been open with her journey to building her self-esteem and has shared why she decided to try surgery. "I do love myself but at the same time, you have to make your self happy," she said in 2017. "You don't have to look in the mirror and see what I see. At the end of the say, I'm the one who has to put up with my self-esteem. I tried to diet and workout but I didn't see any results in my stomach area [because of c-section]."

The topic of surgical enhancement with women of color has been a controversial topic, with many women dying for trying under the table procedures. Standards of beauty have continuously changed with social media and influencers holding relevance over the youth but the singer hasn't promoted the option to go under the knife to her fans.

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