How Tom Petty Influenced Hip-Hop Classics

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Words by Nick Slay & NDSmith In the wake of iconic rocker Tom Petty‘s death, The Source wanted to take a look at how his music influenced Hip-Hop. Here’s a couple of great songs that sampled Petty’s 1989 hit, “Free Fallin’ “. A cult-classic, “Free Fallin’” was one of those tracks that makes you lose all […]

Gabrielle Union Exposes Multiple Miscarriages in Her Upcoming Memoir

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Words by Leslie Monet In addition to breast cancer, the month of October has also been dedicated to pregnancy and infant loss awareness, a timely platform for BET’s Being Mary Jane star, Gabrielle Union to publicly announce her struggles with conception since 2014 after having found a new love for motherhood with her husband Dwayne […]

Jhene Aiko Is No Longer A Married Woman!

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Words by Sharice Stephanie Congratulations are in order! Social media’s “Couple Goals” Jhene Aiko and Big Sean can now officially move forward in their relationship with no interruptions. As of October 3rd 2017 Jhene Aiko and Dot Da Genius have finalized their divorce.  The two married in 2015 and after only 11 months Jhene decided […]

Zendaya Talks Influence, Lack of Diversity on Disney and Beyonce In Glamour Interview

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Words by Megan Ambers ABC’s Black-ish Yara Shahidi sat down with good friend singer/actress Zendaya Coleman for her November Glamour magazine interview. The issue is reported to be entirely produced by female contributors. The cover, graced by Zendaya, shows the actress wearing a “Women, Love, Power” tee by Stella McCartney, with the words “This issue […]

Abortion Bill Passed by House, On Its Way to Senate


Words by Shurida Lundi Pro-choice or pro-life, which one are you? The topic of abortion is a delicate issue that men seem to  want to have an input in more than women these days. Well now the Republican-House with President Trump’s support has approved a bill that would ban all abortions after 20 weeks of […]

Uncle Rush Turns 60 Today!

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Words by Shanice Stephanie & NDSmith Russell Simmons aka Uncle Rush turns 60 today! Born on this day in 1957, a Hollis, Queens native turned a side-college hustle into a cultural phenomenon and became the face of “The Hip-Hop Mogul”. Simmons is one of the man players that changed the industry landscape of Urban music, […]

AL Wild Card : Yankees Soar 8-4 Victory Over the Twins


Words by Corey Copeland Last night (Oct.3) the New York Yankees dominated the Minnesota Twins in the 8-4 victory at Yankee Stadium. Minnesota struck the first blows as they commanded an early 3-0 with the first-ever lead off home run in an AL wild card game. Followed by Eddie Rosario’s two run blast. Yankees manager […]

Fenty University Slides Dropping Tomorrow

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Words by Fatima Barrie Class is in session. Have you enrolled into Fenty University yet? On September 27, Rihanna debuted her long awaited Fenty PUMA fall collection. The college themed collection screams school spirit, featuring cropped polos, jerseys, ankle strapped creepers, hoodies, and more. And tomorrow, the singer will release her latest Fenty Puma footwear, Fenty […]

A Look at New York Through the Lens of Jamel Shabazz

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Words by Fatima Barrie Born and bred in Brooklyn, NY, Jamel Shabazz is one of New York’s most prominent and influential photographers. For nearly 40 years, Shabazz has captured images of the evolving era of culture, Hip-Hop, and street style of young black and Latin people of New York. He’s most popularly recognized for his breathtaking […]

MTV’S New TRL Announces DJ Khaled As Its Godfather

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Words by Shanice Stephanie The Miami-native producer, social media star, platinum selling artist, proud dad and now Godfather of MTV’s TRL; it’s no wonder DJ Khaled is forever Grateful. Khaled proudly and energetically inaugurated the new TRL show alongside Ed Sheeran, Migos and TRL host DC Young Fly and Tamara Dhia, which launched October 2nd […]

Tidal X Brooklyn Combines Music and Philanthropy


Words by Shanice Stephanie Looks like Tidal X Brooklyn is the place to be. A couple of weeks ago Tidal released the line up for the upcoming benefit concert and it looks like Joey Bada$$ couldn’t miss out. A member of Hip-Hop group Pro Era Joey teams up with Tidal to support victims affected by […]

Here’s Everything We Know About the Gunman from the Las Vegas Massacre

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Stephen Paddock has been identified as the shooter who opened fire on concertgoers in Las Vegas, causing this massacre to be the deadliest in American history. Police said Paddock had at least 23 guns in his hotel suite that he owned legally and began shooting from two windows on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay […]

Gun Stocks Go Up Immediately after Las Vegas Mass Shooting

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Words by Qadirah Abdur-Rahman A dramatic rise in gun stocks has been reported since the devastating mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night. After a gunman killed 59 people during an outdoor concert and wounded over 500 civilians, shares of rifles and bullets have risen like no other. Shares of a rifle company called Sturm Ruger […]

President Trump Finally Visits Puerto Rico Today


Words by Shurida Lundi It’s been two weeks since the devastation of category 4 Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico damaging the island and taking so many lives. Today, President Donald Trump is finally going to visit the island to physically see the damage. This comes after his attack on Twitter on Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz […]

‘Slut Walk’ Season

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Words by Shanice Stephanie A photo shoot inspired by Amber Rose and her “Slut Walk” event goes viral. This picture embodies the many experiences we as women have encountered at some point in time. Some may feel that this beautiful model is being over sexualized and will body shame, and say that “It’s her fault.” […]

Check Out The Trailer For Upcoming ‘Marshall’ Movie Starring Chadwick Boseman


Words by Shanice Stephanie Chadwick Boseman; who plays a real life super hero, NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall in this synopsis Marshall set to premiere October 13th. This movie is based around Thurgood’s early-career in the court room. Mr. Marshall was an ambitious young civil rights attorney who later on became the first African- American associate […]

SZA Shares Previously Unreleased “Love Galore” Verse


Words by Shanice Stephanie Everyone’s favorite cool chic SZA took to her Instagram on October 1st and playfully dropped what looks like an unreleased verse for “Love Galore”; off of her first released album CTRL. With her Sage in one hand and a bottle in the next, SZA lyrically expresses her current mood; “I been looking […]

Lords of the Underground’s DoItAll Evolves Into Politics

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Words by Ime Ekpo One-third of one of Hip-Hop’s most notable trios, Lords of the Underground has made the decision to step into the world of politics. With a goal to expand the music and arts industry in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey, Dupre “DoItAll” Kelly of legendary Hip-Hop trio, Lords of the Underground […]