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Drew Dixon Speaks: 9 Takeaways from Russell Simmons’ Rape Accuser

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Russell Simmons/Drew Dixon By Brenda Alexander At just 24 years old, Drew Dixon was a rising A&R executive at Def Jam Records at the pinnacle of rap’s rise. Under the influence of hip hop mogul Russell Simmons, she produced platinum-selling albums, arranged tours and promotions and was responsible for the classic duet between Method Man & Mary J. Blige. But…

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Remember When We Thought the Worst that Could Happen in a Relationship Was Cheating?

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By Veronica Wells  My friend of nearly twenty years was visiting me this past weekend. So naturally, we were reminiscing over our middle and high school years. As she was describing how our classmates’ lives had turned out, she said, “Remember when the worse thing we thought a man could do in a relationship was cheat on us?” I responded,…

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R. Kelly Admitted He Did It in New Song…Now What?

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Robert Kelly By Brenda Alexander  The hood’s favorite Uncle Robert released a new 19 minute track yesterday titled, “I Admit It, I Did It” where he “addresses” his reputation as a pedophile. He also attempts to give some context into his flawed behavior and attraction towards underage girls, his obsession with sex and and the current “stagnant” status of his…

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In Tearful Interview, R. Kelly’s Ex-Wife Finally Speaks About Her Own Years of Abuse With the Singer

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Andrea Kelly  By Erickka Sy Savané Let the church say, AMEN. R. Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea (Drea as many of us who watched the spunky and petite dancer on Hollywood Exes remember her by) has finally spoken out about her life with R. Kelly. Divorced in 2009, after 13 years and 3 children with the singer- now accused of child molestation…

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Hip Hop Is Having Its Own #MeToo Moment…But Our Change Might Come Slower

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Kelis By Veronica Wells For years, I’ve wondered what went wrong with Nas and Kelis. There just seemed to be more to the story. After yesterday, when her interview with Hollywood Unlocked was released, I realized I felt that way because we’d never heard Kelis’ side of it. The singer-turned-chef dropped a bombshell yesterday when she detailed the mental and…

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Therapist Vladimire Calixte Discusses The Horrors of “Gaslighting” In Relationships

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Vladimire Calixte By Michelby Coco Whitehead When I was in high school, I didn’t see the hype about the Lifetime channel. Every Saturday afternoon the women in my family would be glued to the television watching what I thought was a bunch of cliché’ drama between a female protagonist and her insane male love interest. At 16-years-old, I thought it…

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How to Help a Loved One You Suspect is a Victim of Domestic Violence. Antoinette White Shares Her Story.

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Sisters Heather (left) & Antoinette (right) By Erickka Sy Savané Domestic violence is so prevelent in our society yet it’s so rarely discussed. Even this story I knew about, but was waiting to share during domestic violence month- though it’s months away- when people are more receptive. Then Rhianna had to clap back at Snapchat for being dumb enough to…

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