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Outrageous Video Recordings: When Is It Too Far?

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This past Friday, shocking video was released of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz forcefully dragged out of a Bronx convenience store, stabbed and murdered in a case of mistaken identity. Social media fired back with anger, hurt and disbelief when hashtag #JusticeForJunior showed surveillance video of Cruz and Chiky grocery store owner and employees in the Bronx […]

Mixing Motherhood + Luxury at the Hard Rock

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Do you dream of lounging at a world reknown spa by the ocean, dining on fish fresh out the sea while your kids explore a state-of-the-art kids’s club complete with sitters and water slides? Hard Rock Cancun and Hard Rock Riviera Maya will cover all your luxury family vacation needs! As a first-time mom who’s […]

‘Power’ Star Joseph Sikora Talks The Most Difficult Day Of His Career

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Season Four of STARZ hit series Power took viewers through a whirlwind of emotions as it ended with the most innocent victim on the show Raina, (Donshea Hopkins) viciously murdered outside of her school dance.  Seeking revenge, her problematic and sometimes childish brother Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr.) kills the man that is responsible for Raina’s […]

CDC Reports African-American Children Drown 5 Times More Than Others

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The USA Swimming Foundation kicked- off its 10th annual Make a Splash Tour in Washington, D.C. by setting a Guinness world record for the world’s largest kickboard. This gigantic kickboard, which is 10 times the standard adult size board that is 18 feet and 11 feet wide, will serve as a larger-than-life petition for all […]

Afua Richardson Featured at New York Comic Con

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Last year New York Comic Con 2017 broke the mold with their bigger than ever comic/cosplay event.  The sold out event featured some of the most amazing costumes, video games, illustrators and panels we have ever seen–and this year is about to be even more spectacular. Everyone in the family joined in on the fun as fans […]

Most Talked About Hip Hop Videos

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Rapper/Actor Donald ‘Childish Gambino’ Glover shook the music world this weekend with the release of his artistic yet brutally necessary video ‘This is America’. The beautiful melodic song grabs the viewers emotions as Glover dances through chaotic and shocking moments. With the wild success of his FX television show Atlanta, and his hilarious skits on […]

The Power of Food: Eating To Live

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When Beyonce announced to the world she would prepare for Coachella this year by going on a 22-day vegan diet, the topic rose again in the urban community,  “What’s wrong with eating meat?” It’s almost been a year since I embarked on the decision to stop eating meat and change my diet. Following the rise […]

Milano Di Rouge: Making Dreams Reality

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This past Sunday, Philadelphia hosted one of their most anticipated fashion shows for esteemed fashion designer and philanthropist, Milan Harris at the Liberty Palace. Milano di Rouge presents ‘Year of the 5: Making Dreams Reality Fashion Show.’ was the talk of the town featuring exciting fresh and new fashions, political statements and oh yeah…an appearance […]

Corey Woods at NYFW: Winter In Egypt

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Hollywood’s go-to-designer for unique, eye-catching eyewear, Designer Corey Woods closed fashion week with his epic annual show that was full of flair, surprises and of course high fashion. His designs have been spotted on Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian–West, Naomi Campbell, David Beckham, and many others. Known for his one-of-a-kind fashion shows, this was […]

Exclusive: Actor David Oyelowo On Hollywood Stereotypes

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David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron and Joel Edgerton star in the newly-released dark comedy ‘Gringo’ stock full of hilarious and unintentional humor.  David Oyelowo stars as the mild-mannered pharmaceutical worker Harold Soyinka who is blindsided by his wife and colleagues and ends up in deep trouble after being left behind in Mexico with angry local drug […]

Totality Of A Woman Workshop March 25th

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On Sunday, March 25, 2018 at LIU Brooklyn campus, AtServ Club & Hair By LynShue will host “Totality Of A Woman” a Women’s History Month celebration addressing health and wellness issues among women, promoting the importance of self care. The mission of ‘Totality of a Woman’ is to ensure women attain the tools and resources […]

Faulkner Presents…Pariahs

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Fresh off the release of their blazing track ‘Keep Your Enemies Closer’ featuring rapper Royce Da 5’9”, Faulkner is back with the release of their debut album PARIAHS. Composed of uplifting bad ass tracks to get you through life, Faulkner’s approach to music is as orchestrated as disconnecting a ticking time bomb. PARIAHS makes you […]

Exclusive: A Wrinkle In Time With Jennifer Lee

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Just in time for Women’s History Month, Walt Disney Films releases ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ this March 9th with some of our favorite and most honorable women in film. The highly anticipated Daddy/Daughter adventure stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, and Chris Pine. Directed by Ava […]

Death Wish: Exclusive Clip

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Mike Epps, Kimberly Elise and Bruce Willis star in the new action-thriller remake of the 1974 classic Death Wish. Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago violence as it’s rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked […]

Exclusive Clip: The Star Features All Star Cast

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This cast is sure to keep you and your little ones laughing non-stop! Available on DVD today! This heartwarming animated comedy follows a small but brave donkey named Bo (voiced by Steven Yeun, “The Walking Dead”), who yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage […]

Dan + Shay and William Michael Morgan Perform at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

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The Mexican Caribbean coastline got a dose of country fun with live beach-side performances from award-winning singer/songwriters Dan + Shay and William Michael Morgan, who brought their southern flair to the paradisiac Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, this past weekend from February 9-10. Mississippi bred artist William Michael Morgan kicked-off the weekend with an explosive […]

Honor up: Meaning of Respect and Honor

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Sure to become the new classic, this Harlem-based film features Cam’ron, Murda Mook, Blackface, and Smoke DZA–produced by Damon Dash and executive produced by Kanye West. Dash himself stars as ‘OG’, a drug lord’s lieutenant struggling to maintain the code of honor. Nicholas Turturro and Stacey Dash also appear showcasing the grimey street world to […]

Love Simon Exclusive

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Fox Movies presents Love Simon an 80’s-esque coming of age story about Simon (Nick Robinson) a closeted 17-year-old who finds himself falling in love with an anonymous classmate online who goes by the name ‘Blue’. Ready to open up about his sexuality to his family and friends who include Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why) and […]

To Our Daughter: Hip Hop’s Dedications

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This year, Super Bowl Sunday 2018 came with a surprise touchdown when reality-star Kylie Jenner and rapper Travis Scott announced the birth of their daughter Stormi Scott. The internet was in a frenzy as the famous little sister pulled at our heartstrings by releasing a video dedicated to their daughter revealing clips and moments throughout […]

Fashion and Full Figured Women: Real Representation Matters

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Whether you follow the fashion world or not there is no denying that 2017 was the year of the full-figured woman. From NYFW to Project RUNWAY plus size curvy women owned the media in one of the most tangible ways in recent history. Written By: Malia O. Photos by: Ricardo Andre Studios Major fashion brands have […]