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When Keeping it Hood Goes Too Far: Cardi B Vs. Nicki Minaj

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Cardi B  By Brenda Alexander So Cardi B decided to interrupt the Harper’s Bazaar Party during the fashion industry’s premiere celebration of New York Fashion Week for a full-on old school street fight with Nicki Minaj. I knew nothing of this beef, but I digress. What’s more important here is that I’m disappointed that once again, my people cannot handle…

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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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When it Comes to Relationships, Here’s Why T.I. is the Original F*ck Boy

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Rapper T.I.  By Brenda Alexander I tend to ignore the opinions of black men who coin themselves the embodiment of a standup guy yet they have such minute views on women, relationships and marriage. As my good girlfriend Amanda Seales recently said in her interview with The Breakfast Club, “Everyone is not a thought leader.” We’ve all had to deal…

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Roxanne Roxanne: The Roxanne Shanté Story on Netflix!

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Roxanne Shante via Getty Images By Mwabi Kaira Before Cardi B, Nikki Minaj, Remy Ma, Lil Kim, Eve, Foxy Brown, Queen Latifah, Salt & Pepper and every female rapper you can think of, there was Roxanne Shanté. 14-year-old Lolita Shanté Gooden released her debut single Roxanne Speaks Out in 1984 and became rap’s first female star. She released Roxanne Roxanne…

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