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Tell It Tuesday: What Slim Thug Gets Wrong About Ciara Leveling Up

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Slim Thug & The Wilson’s  By Ta-ning Connai We haven’t heard from Slim Thug since he spit rhymes on Beyonce’s “Check On It” way back in 2006. And based on the rapper’s recent backlash he’s incurred, he’s probably wishing we weren’t hearing from him now. During a radio interview last week, the Houston native was asked if he thought a…

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Anyone Buying a Lauryn Hill Ticket In 2018 Deserves Whatever She Gives Them

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Ms. Lauryn Hill Courtesy Photo via TheMiamiTimes By Veronica Wells  I was in fifth grade when Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation was released. I don’t think I could overstate what that album meant to me. It changed the game for me (I would learn later, so many other young, Black women.) A year later, during a family reunion—where we ended up in…

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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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Tell It Tuesday: Will Kanye Ever Be Great Again?

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Photo taken by Ta-ning Connai in her Santa Monica neighborhood By Ta-ning Connai As soon as we think we’ve recovered from Kanye’s last outrageous stunt…SURPRISE!….he hits us with another dose of untapped foolishness! He recently poured out some pretty glowing feelings about the POTUS and I suppose he had to ignore Trump’s racist, misogynistic and morally decayed views in order…

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Can Someone Tell Ne-Yo’s Wife We’re Done Using Terms Like ‘Hawaiian Silky’ & ‘Good Hair?’

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Crystal Renay, son & Ne-Yo By Brenda Alexander In a time where mom’s are becoming moguls from sharing their children’s hair routine to their thousands of mommy subscribers on Youtube and Instagram, I so thought we were beyond the era of coined terms like “Hawaiian silky,” “good,” and anything else in that word family to describe our kid’s hair in…

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