"The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl"
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24, 2012 - Issa Rae acts out a scene for her web series called "The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl" on August 24, 2012, at J.E.T Studios in North Hollywood, California. The series features Rae, who is the creator, writer, main actress and producer. It also recently won a Shorty award for best web series. (Photo by Bret Hartman For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

11 Web Series That You Should Be Watching

If you haven’t already noticed, television networks are being bombarded with reality TV series and intense drama series that leave us uneasy and sitting at the edge of our seats needing more. Unfortunately, these showed are packed with annoying commercials and always end abruptly after a compelling plot twist. The idea of watching your favorite show without commercials seems so surreal, but luckily this dream is simply a Wi-Fi password away.

At this point you have probably heard of Issa Rae and her Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl chronicles, but there are many other great web series surfacing the web.  Here are some great web series that you should give a try if you haven’t already.

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First is a relationship show that tells the story of a couple that once had a great friendship and turned it into a great relationship. The show chronicles the circumstances that all new couples go through. This is a must watch.

How Men Become Dogs is a comedy show from male perspective. It follows the lives and relationships of three completely different types of dudes that struggle with dating the right women. The show foreshadows how men become the “dogs” they are.

Roomieloverfriendsyes, it’s one word—is a show about a woman who has a male roommate. They eventually become lovers and it leads to them being in a weird space.

Dormtainment TV is usually stacked with random skits portraying average dudes on a day to day basis. They do have this one series called Porn Stories where each of the six Dormtainment guys share their experiences with porn through drawing. It’s pretty hilarious.

Hello Cupid is about two besties that join the world of online dating and share experiences with each other.

If you’re bored and you are an Odd Future fan, make sure you watch Loiter Squad.  It’s weird and ignorant, but it has its moments.

That Guy is a super reality show that follows two guys treating women all types of disrespectful. It is basically a wake-up call for women to see how men can really take advantage of women. Watch and learn.

The Choir is about a group of young church-goers who find themselves in love shambles and other unholy circumstances.

Hard Times is a series based on some true events about a personal trainer that considers taking an unorthodox side hustle job as a male stripper.

Yellow is a docu-series about a light skinned guy named Austin. The show just follows his every day events.

Close Friends is about of group of friends in college together that spiral into a series of unfortunate events over time.

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SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

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Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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