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Beautycon NYC: 4 Takeaways From The 5th Annual Event

For the fifth year in a row, Beautycon — an annual festival bringing together beauty and fashion brands, fans, celebrities, and influencers — packed the Jacob…

She Murked It: Why Women Come Harder Than Men On Rap Features

Trina and Trick Daddy engaged in a heated back-and-forth during the Love & Hip Hop: Miami reunion, which sparked an observation within the industry. In the now-viral…

Fyre Festival And How I Learned Not To Feel Bad For The Privileged

An inaugural island event known as Fyre Festival was supposed to be a two-weekend getaway for individuals with disposable income who wanted to soak up sweet Bahamian…

Seeing Black Male Humanity: Why ‘Moonlight’ Impacted Me As An Afro-Latina

Watching Moonlight at a family-owned movie theater in New Jersey, I was in the company of my longest friend. She and I – now adults – had found new space to rebuild with…

Foxy Brown’s ‘Ill Na Na’ Album Changed Everything For Her

Establishing yourself as a new artist while building a buzz in the hip-hop industry without the Internet is no easy feat. Doing so as a female in a genre dominated by…

20 Years Of ‘Space Jam’: How Revisiting The Film Cemented Important Life Lessons

I live for nostalgia. I love the feeling of going back to a time when everything was a breath of fresh air rather than a gulp of stress, and pulling examples from the…

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

The Olympic Games happen every four years and are watched by millions of people throughout the globe. NBC has generated 28.1 million viewers in the first six days for…

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

Kanye West’s video for “Famous” may be disturbing to some. Kanye West’s video for “Famous” may be confusing for many. But Kanye West’s video for “Famous” has nothing to…

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

Lemonade, a film album depicting the battles of building confidence in the face of betrayal, evokes substance from ashes. This call to break open the chest and with…