Megan Saad

Dear Mama: Our Favorite Hip Hop Tributes To Mothers

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In honor of Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday [May 8] we’ve compiled a list of lyrical tributes rappers have shown to the women that brought them into this world. To all the moms out there, in the words of the late, great Tupac, “you are appreciated.” “There are no words that can express how […]

A Tribute To The Life Of Mother & Activist Afeni Shakur

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The recently deceased Afeni Shakur was born Alice Faye Williams on January 22, 1947 in Lumberton, North Carolina. She moved to the Bronx, NY, when she was just 11 years old and attended the Performing Arts High School in Manhattan as an aspiring actress. In her late teens she was introduced to a man named […]

World Wide Woman: 10 British Tastemakers That Should Be On Your Radar

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When it comes to the business side of the music industry and the people responsible for introducing the world to new acts, genres and events, you will be hard-pressed to find many female faces. However, the following ladies are paving the way for future women in UK urban radio, music PR, marketing, management and events. […]

Racist San Francisco Police Officer Gets Caught With Incriminating Text Messages

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San Francisco Police Officer Jason Lai resigned from the force a few weeks ago, following a six-year career, when a series of incriminating text messages surfaced from 2014-2015 on his personal phone. The dozen or so messages targeted Black, Mexican, Indian and LGBT people in his derogatory rants to anonymous officers and friends. President Obama, […]

Questlove Describes Prince’s Influence Over Him & Delves Deeper Into His Musical Genius

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The Roots drummer Ahmir Khalib Thompson, otherwise known as ?uestlove, recently wrote a heartfelt essay for Rolling Stone about what Prince meant to him and made some observations about Prince the man, not just Prince the artist. The op-ed, titled “In This Life, You’re On Your Own,” started with tales of Questlove’s first introduction to Prince’s music and […]

Presidential Candidates Make Their Last Appeals For The Support Of New Yorkers

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Ahead of today’s primaries [April 19], the front-running Presidential candidates made some last-ditch attempts to gain support from New York voters. Was it enough to gain your vote? Female Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, rallied in Midtown Manhattan, alongside Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Gabrielle Giffords and Cecile Richards (president of Planned Parenthood) in a bid to […]

#Bianca 2016: Mariah Carey’s Alter Ego Makes A Comeback

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Last Friday [April 15] Mariah Carey threw it all the way back to 1999 for #FlashbackFriday on Instagram with a picture of her dressed up as her infamous arch-nemesis Bianca from the “Heartbreaker” video featuring JAY Z. Seventeen years ago the visuals for the R&B diva’s hit single “Heartbreaker” included Mariah and her girls following […]

Phylicia Rashad Comments On Rape Allegations Against Bill Cosby

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Phylicia Rashad, who played Bill Cosby’s on-screen wife Clair Huxtable in The Cosby Show for eight seasons, was recently asked about her co-star’s current rape allegations in an interview with The New York Times, to which she responded: “This is in litigation now, right? Then I’m not commenting on anything. Let that play itself out.” […]