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25 Best Albums of 2017: The Soundtrack To One Hectic Year

2017 was a year filled with turmoil, disappointment and down right disbelief. We would be lying if we said things were all peaches and cream…


The Women Who Cried Wolf In 2016

VIBE takes a closer look at the dangerous trend of little white lies.


Just Because I’m Black Doesn’t Mean I Have To Agree With You

It seems like all tunnels into black culture are clogged. What are we going to do about it?


Wait What: 30 WTF Moments Of 2016

Go down memory lane.


Millennial Catalysts Under 30: They’re Talking, You’re Just Not Listening

Vic Mensa, Chance the Rapper, Zendaya and more round out the lists of millennials taking a stand for social change.


Good Vibes For Bad Times: 7 Albums That Got Us Through 2016

Whether you noticed or not, Jesse Boykins III, Solange, Common, Anderson .Paak and a host of others made music that de-stressed our souls.


Run It Back: The 60 Best Songs Of 2016

These 60 songs had us hitting "repeat" all year long.


20 Standout Latinos Who Raised The Bar In 2016

As the year comes to a close, we look back on those who took a stand, made a statement, or just did something incredibly rad, forging…


This Is Fine: 50 Moments Of Black Magic From 2016

Here are the positive moments that helped us get through one crazy year.


The True Winner Of Summer ’16 Was Caribbean Culture

At its core, the movement won over Summer ‘16 and virtually the entire year.


Wake Up & Jam: The 13 Slept On Albums Of 2016

Take a listen to the albums, mixtapes and EP's that thrived under the radar.


Then And Now: The Complexities Of Hip-Hop Journalism’s Changing Landscape

Two VIBE Editor-In-Chiefs discuss the roadblocks both print and digital hip-hop journalism have endured- perception of the urban lifestyle, homophobia and the game's reputation.


Diddy Reflects On 2013 (Video)

To round out the year, Diddy talks to his own Revolt TV about some of the year's biggest artists, including Beyonce, who he…