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Shanel Odum

Brooklyn-based scribe. Lover of words and music. Editor, VibeVixen.com

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Commute Confessions: Naturi Naughton Edition [Video]

  Our favorite “little woman” is busy doing big things on the small screen. Triple threat Naturi Naughton <a title="LaLa Anthony Snags Supporting Role in Starz Series 'Power'" href="https://www.vibe.com/2013/11/lala-anthony-snags-supporting-role-in-starz-series-power/" target="_blank"…

Vixen Chat: Amber Rose Plays ‘Cootie Catcher Confessions’

The M.I.L.F.iest of Madonnas, Amber Rose, just headed back to high school. Literally. The 30-year-old model…

August Alsina Announces ‘Testimony Live’ Tour

  Via VIBE: VIBE cover boyAugust Alsina, will be preaching his good word across the U.S. this summer. The…

Vixen Review: Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ is Masterfully Mature

Sam Smith has a tender voice, and while domestic audiences are just now getting familiar with him, his guest…

Latinos and the Gentrification of Hip Hop

“Appreciate the art that came through Puerto Ricans and Blacks / Speakin’ the facts / the sound is much deeper…

Boomshots: Omari Banks

He’s got a voice as calming as chamomile and charisma that bubbles like a champagne toast. With long, willowy…

Angela Simmons: Full Frontal

Angela Simmons is in the midst of a makeup meltdown. She’s seated at a vanity station in the makeshift…

Faith Evans Believes LAPD Knows What Happened In Biggie’s Murder Case

On March 9, 1997, rapper Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace was gunned down in a drive-by shooting…

Behind The Scenes: Janelle Monae Performs On ‘Sesame Street’

Sesame Street will celebrate 45 years on television this year, and they brought the stunning Janelle Monae in…