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Grammy Winner Mýa Celebrates 20 years of Music, Drops New Single & Chats Exclusively With Us!

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Mya By Mwabi Kaira We were introduced to songbird Mýa in 1998 as a young 18-year-old when her platinum self-titled debut album hit the scene. She established herself as a triple threat with her beautiful voice, killer dance moves and acting chops. Over the years, we have seen Mýa on both the big and small screen in In Too Deep,…

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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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BET’s Docu-Series VIXEN Explores the Rise & Fall of the Video Model

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Rapper Nelly with video model in his Tip Drill music video By Brenda Alexander After watching BET’s 30-minute digital docu-series “VIXEN,” I was left wondering: was video modeling a legitimate starting point for Hollywood hopefuls that could spearhead a dream career? And did the supposed tell-all ‘Confessions of a Video Vixen’ by Karrine Steffans change the narrative and perception of video…

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How Long Will Women Sing About Men Doing Wrong Instead of Demanding That They Actually Do Right?

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 Queen Naija  By Mwabi Kaira I heard a song called Medicine by Queen Naija on the radio the other day and immediately thought, “Oh, we’re still doing this.” Each generation hopes that the one behind it gets all that we got wrong right. I really enjoy watching young girls being so sure of themselves these days and I foolishly thought…

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This Filmmaker Required NATURAL HAIR for Her Cast & There’s a Really Good Reason Why

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Sens Dessus Dessous Cast  By Ta-ning Connai Matamba Kombila is not your average filmmaker. While most directors have the primary focus of creating stories to engage their audience, she takes it a step further with goals to impact her cast through a hair challenge aimed to build true self-esteem. Who in the world does something like that? Matamba did that….

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Gabrielle Union Had to School Dwayne Wade’s Sons on the Beauty of Dark Skin Women

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Getty images By Erickka Sy Savané You would think that marrying a beautiful brown-skinned TV and film star like Gabrielle Union would be enough to show Dwayne Wade’s sons that darker-skinned women are beautiful. Think again. Continue In a recent interview with Refinery29, the Gabs revealed a very important conversation that she had with NBA star Dwayne Wade’s 3 boys,…

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Meet the Powerhouse Exec Behind ESSENCE Music Festival’s Empowerment Experience

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Gina Charbonnet via BlackEnterprise By Mwabi Kaira Within the minutes of talking to Gina Charbonnet, her love for New Orleans is apparent. Sure it’s home but her love goes beyond that; Gina is committed to showing the world New Orleans’ rich culture, contributing to its economy, encouraging young people to create businesses and continuing the cultural traditions important to the…

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