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ARTISTS TO WATCH SPOTLIGHT: CHLOE X HALLE

CHLOE X HALLE IN THE SPOTLIGHT Chloe x Halle, the R&B sister duo, are climbing up the ladder into the spotlight. Their successful career started on YouTube, catching the attention of large names like Beyoncé, starring in multiple films and shows, earning various awards and nominations.  The sisters were born in...

JUNETEENTH ON TIK TOK

HOW TIK TOK CREATORS ARE USING JUNETEENTH TO PROTEST FOR THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT After the death of Armaud Ahrbury, Black creators on the social media platform TikTok,  got together to stage a successful online protest against injustice towards black men and women. On May 19th, countless creators changed their...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS YEAR’S BET AWARD NOMINEES

BET AWARD NOMINATIONS EXCLUSIVE This year marks the 20th year that the BET awards have celebrated Black excellence across the platforms of music, television, film, sports, and entertainment. Today, the 2020 nominees were announced.  The top nominee for 2020 is Drake, with a total of six nominations, but newcomers Megan Thee...

IT’S TIME TO CREATE

WE NEED OUR BLACK CREATIVES NOW MORE THAN EVER   Today we are seeing how strong and determined the black community and our supporters are in fighting for a change. Now more than ever we need to see our black creatives.  Those of us scrolling through social media and the web need...

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE SEASON 12 IS A GLORIOUS TRAINWRECK

NO MORE PIE  VH1’s Emmy Award-winning reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race has been a powerhouse of LGBT media since it’s conception in 2009. But while the search for America’s Next Drag Superstar has always focused its spotlight on drama and “shade,” that drama has always remained somewhat superficial and has...

CELEBRITIES AND THEIR PHILANTHROPY

HOW CELEBS GIVE BACK  We all love reading about our favorite celebrity: the places they go, their latest project, what they are wearing. But did you know that the majority of celebrities support various philanthropies and organizations to give back to their community? Often, these celebrities may choose to work...

X Æ A-12 AND THE TREND OF BIZARRE BABY NAMES IN HOLLYWOOD

THE CELEBRITY NAME GAME  Since the singer Grimes—her real name is Claire Boucher—first announced her pregnancy in January, the internet has been aflutter speculating what weird and wacky name she would give the baby she was having with Tesla C.E.O. Elon Musk. However, despite the anticipation of a strange name,...

ENOUGH’S ENOUGH

ALLIES "PULL UP!!" In February of 2020, Rhianna presented a speech titled “Pull Up” at the NAACP Award Show. The speech was about not letting divisions kick in when it comes to social issues because it is our problem, so when the time is right, allies need to "pull up."...

BEENIE MAN AND BOUNTY KILLER’S ‘VERZUZ’ BATTLE

Why was this night different from all other Verzuz battles? Streamed live from Kingston, Jamaica, the Memorial Day “Soundclash Edition” of Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s flagship IG Live series was easily the most exciting and entertaining yet, as well as the first to delve into dancehall reggae. Considering the fact...

TikTok Made Me Buy: Beauty Edition

In these times where most people’s entertainment is social media, it does not take much convincing to trigger impulse buyers with all the advertisements and product reviews from other social media users. TikTok has about 800 million active users and continues to grow all around the world. Many people...