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Chance The Rapper Just Donated 30,000 Backpacks to Chicago Students

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It’s back to school time! In order to joyfully bring in the occasion, Chance The Rapper is continuing his charitable spirit and will be providing Chicago students in need with supplies. That’s right, Lil’ Chano from 79th teamed up with STATE Bags to donate 30,000 backpacks to children living in Chicago’s most impoverished neighborhoods, distributed through Chance’s SocialWorks empowerment charity….

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Google Homepage Celebrates 44th Anniversary of Hip Hop

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Google Doodles have become so ingrained in pop culture that I don’t know many people who aren’t excited when they see a Google Doodle honoring their fave historical person or moment. Continue Reading Today marks the 44th anniversary of hip-hop and Google isn’t holding back with the dopeness! Starting with a video intro narrated by the illustrious hip-hop icon and…

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This Harvard Grad Has Created A Beauty App for Women of Color

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Photo courtesy of Debra Shigley Meet Debra Shigley. A Harvard graduate that started her career in journalism, Shigley (The Go-Getter Girl’s Guide) has been passionate about the non-inclusive nature of the beauty industry for a while. She even partnered with her best friend, Jennifer Hyman (founder/CEO of Rent the Runway) to co-write a piece for Harvard’s campus newspaper, The Crimson…

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You Can Now Listen To Every Song From The ‘Insecure’ Season 2 Premiere

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A film or television show’s soundtrack is often just as important as its visuals, serving as the perfect compliment to an emotionally resonating scene. HBO’s Insecure hit the ground running with praise for its debut season’s soundtrack, famously consulted via Solange Knowles. With the masterful work by composer Raphael Saadiq and music supervisor Kier Lehman, season 1 granted us gifts…

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Time Inc. Is Selling Its Majority Stake In Essence Magazine

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There are few shake-ups happening in the black magazine industry! There’s the recent news of EBONY magazine writer payment controversy, but now Essence Magazine has a different spotlight! Continue Reading Time Inc. has announced that they will be selling a majority stake in Essence Magazine. Time CEO Rich Battista noted that there’s still a “real upside” to the monthly African-American…

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