Three Things I Hated (and Loved) About the 56th Grammy Awards

Three Things I Hated (and Loved) About the 56th Grammy Awards

I usually don’t do this. I’m usually able to find the good in anything and highlight it, but last night I was really irritable while watching the 56th Grammy Awards. And honestly, you all’s tweets didn’t make it any better.…







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Something to Die For

Something to Die For

“We must rapidly begin the shift from a “thing-oriented” society to a “person-oriented” society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of…







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Being Mary Jane: The Soundtrack

Being Mary Jane: The Soundtrack

Every influential television show becomes known for something other than its plot and characters. The Cosby Show was known for its portrayal of middle class, Black culture. Scandal is recognized for its fashion. And last night, Being Mary Jane stood…







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Confessions: The Story of Girl Melanie

Confessions: The Story of Girl Melanie

As a kid, I was one of the few girls who didn’t jump on the Usher bandwagon. And then Confessions happened. While the entire album was amazing, and arguably Usher’s best ever, the title track is what stood out to…







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Fighting Fairly: 7 Steps to Save Your Relationship

Fighting Fairly: 7 Steps to Save Your Relationship

I recently heard someone say, “Get the lesson. Then the cost of your mistake is just tuition.” That’s a great way to look at life because undoubtedly, you will make mistakes, but if you learn the lesson and change your…







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Memorial Day Playlist

Memorial Day Playlist

Memorial Day History Fact: Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. Read their story here.…







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HBCUs and the Hip Hop Philanthropist

HBCUs and the Hip Hop Philanthropist

This morning I learned that hip hop icon Dr. Dre and co-founder of Interscope Records Jimmy Iovine, both co-founders of Beats by Dre, donated $70 million to the University of Southern California (USC) to create the Jimmy Iovine and Andre…







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“I Hit It First”: Why Ray J and Kanye Are Both Douches

“I Hit It First”: Why Ray J and Kanye Are Both Douches

When I first saw the graphic for Ray J’s new single, I thought it was a joke. Let’s be honest, most of you have too much free time, so I assumed someone had spent an hour of their life playing…







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Beyonce Taught Me: Three Relationship Lessons You Must Learn from Beyonce & Jay-Z

Beyonce Taught Me: Three Relationship Lessons You Must Learn from Beyonce & Jay-Z

In case you didn’t know, I have hood tendencies, so you shouldn’t be surprised by the fact that “Upgrade U” is by far my favorite Beyoncé video. The imagery used creates a picture of the Beyoncé I love. Not the poised,…







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My Favorite Big Boi Verses

My Favorite Big Boi Verses

Today, Big Boi released his second solo album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, and the critics thus far have loved it. You can read the Rolling Stones review here. While I still lust for another Outkast album, I’m excited to…







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